[Filmfestivalresearch] Film Festival Questions

Andrew Calvo calvoal45 at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 23 23:26:00 CEST 2011

Hey Guys,

I am creating a survey for the Colorado office of Film, Television, and Media that will be going out to many contacts, including yourselves.  The ideal contacts that we are trying to get feedback from have had experience in planning a film festival in the past. 
The survey is meant to help us create a toolbox for creative individuals who are have the desire and willingness to create a film festival in the future.  The toolbox is meant to give them everything needed to guide them throughout the process of the entire film festival project, from the idea creation, planning, all the way to the end.  Desirably, we would like their festivals to be successful enough to be an annual event.
If you have the time, take a look at these questions and see if anything should be added, taken out or reworded.  Thanks Guys!


Have you ever been involved in planning a film festival?

How many film festivals have you been a part of planning in the past?

When was it?

What type of film festival was it? (e.g. Indi., short film, documentary, etc.)

In which town or city was this film festival conducted and when?

In your opinion, please rank the successfulness of the film festival.

What made the festival a success?

What was missing from the festival?

What kind of problems might incur for a festival?

Was a project plan developed for the festival? If no, do you suggest one should of been?

If you were planning a film festival in Colorado, what time of year is the best time for a film festival? Why?

What is an ideal Colorado location for a film festival? 

What resources are needed for planning a film festival?

How much time is needed to plan a film festival?

What is an ideal duration for a film festival and why? 

How do you finance a film festival? 

How do you market a film festival?

What are some ideal types of companies or specific companies to have as sponsors for a film festival?

How many sponsors are needed for a film festival?

What legal actions must someone endure in planning a film festival in a city or town? (e.g. permits, ordinances, alcohol licenses, etc.)

In a short answer, what is your description of a successful film festival?

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