With only two screens, Aberystwyth, may not seem like a logical home for a film festival, but in the 20 years since I’ve moved here, the town has hosted over 20 failed film festivals. And, I’m sure there have been many other failed festivals that I never heard about.
Over those twenty years, only three festivals have continued to this day, and only two of them are still in (or partially in) Aberystwyth.
Aberystwyth is not unique in being a home to failed film festivals. In fact, film festivals are probably the riskiest part of the film business. At least with a film, you have a recorded document to show as a kind of proof of your hard work.
If you’re determined to run a festival anyway, make sure you do it right. Continue reading How to run a successful film festival