Kino Talks: In Conversation with the Film Festival Doctor March 27th (1:00pm) **CANCELLED DUE TO CV-19: NEW FESTIVAL DATES TBC

Join Doctor Rebekah Louisa Smith as she guides us through the process of getting your film through the festival circuit, with great insights into what festival directors are looking for and how you can make a success of your film.

The Old Bank, 437 Wilmslow Road, Withington are proud to host this Kino Talks on March 27th at 1pm.

This talk is free! Register for your place here:


Doctor Rebekah Louisa Smith began her film industry career in 2008, working as a producer on Wales’ Abertoir Horror Festival.

A decade ago, she created her company The Film Festival Doctor, the name a nod to her academic past. Rebekah has a PhD in Film and Audience research. Rebekah and her team will continue to pen prescriptions for success and are committed to transforming the lives of independent films through film festivals.

The Film Festival Doctor has created triumphant film festival campaigns for Martin Kemp’s Stalker, The Boy With A Camera For A Face (45 festivals and 13 awards), Arrivederci Rosa (25 festivals), Beyond The River (winner of 2 SAFTA awards; the South African BAFTAs), Commune (30 festivals including the BAFTA-qualifying London Short Film Festival), Soldier Bee (BAFTA-recognised Aesthetica Short Film Festival), Placebo: Alt. Russia (International Film Festival Rotterdam), the BAFTA- shortlisted documentary Noma: Forgiving Apartheid, the BAFTA long listed Sylvia & The Cunning Man and the South African long-listed Oscar entry film Kalushi: The Story Of Solomon Mahlangu.

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