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Developing Your Film Festival 2022

Do you want the next edition of your film festival to have a bigger audience, a stronger international reputation and improved partnerships?

Now in its 11th year, Developing Your Film Festival (DYFF) is an internationally-renowned training programme for film festival professionals. Taught by experts from some of the world’s best festivals, DYFF is a complete guide to taking your festival to the next level.

In 2022, DYFF is taking place in the historic city of Edinburgh, a UNESCO World Heritage site, in collaboration with the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

This residential course runs from 8-12 August 2022 (with accommodation in Edinburgh from 7-13 August 2022).

The deadline to apply is Friday 17 June 2022.
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