Igniting Strategies: Changing the Face(s) of Film Festival Programming

Show notes

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion are the buzzwords that litter program initiatives in the entertainment industry as of late. Still, platitudes ring hollow and action is needed. Today’s podcast will discuss ongoing efforts by change makers to challenge the systemic access gap for programmers of color by instituting Film Programming Fellowship/Mentorship programs within organizational infrastructures.

Guest speakers, Faridah Gbadamosi (Tribeca FF) & Lucy Jane Mukerjee (Programmers of Colour Collective), will discuss the wins & challenges in shaping & implementing such programs. Finally, there will also be visionary dialoguing about what a cutting-edge film programming fellowship/mentorship programs could look like & preliminary ideas on how film festivals can institute similar change-focused initiatives using a new set of values that go beyond the “diversity” model within their organizations.

Language: English

Recorded on 4 October 2022

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