Posted by Amanda Toney

We're thrilled to announce an exciting new relationship for the filmmakers in our Stage 32 community - this weekend we will be in Santa Barbara working with leading festival conference FestForumsFestForums is a NYC and Santa Barbara based interactive conference and networking event for film festivals and filmmakers addressing cutting-edge technology and talent. FestForums brings together festivals and events of all sizes for collaboration and professional development.

If you are looking to network and learn from some of our industry's biggest festivals including TIFF, Tribeca, San Luis Obispo, Austin Film Festival, SXSW, Newport Beach, Seattle, Palm Springs and more - look no further. They'll all be in one place at one time for FestForums!  Plus, Quentin Tarantino will be presenting the Lifetime Achievement Award to actor Bruce Dern. You don't want to miss this.

We’re so thrilled to be a partner of Stage 32 as we embrace the filmmaking and creative community into the FestForums family. Our mission is to educate the festival world and bring opportunities to filmmakers to engage with top festivals from all over North America.
-Laurie Kirby Fest Forum's Co-Founder

Join Stage 32 and other leading influencers in film, music, food, beverage, festivals, and culture at FestForums this weekend (11/19-11/21) in Santa Barbara, CA. Special guests include Bruce Dern, Quentin Tarantino, Cat Cora, Jack and Kim Johnson, Rita Coolidge, and hundreds more festivals and industry leaders. Panels, parties, live music, films, and a James Beard Celebrity Chef dinner are all at the oceanfront Fess Parker Resort.



FestForums Santa Barbara culminates with "Best of the Fests," an annual festival award ceremony recognizing North America’s leading festivals.


Come join our very own Richard Botto as he speaks on the FestForums panel: 

Maintaining Interest in your Film Festival Year Round

Monday, November 21, 2016
Moderator: Wendy Eidson: Festival Director, San Luis Obispo International Film Festival
Richard Botto
Founder and CEO, Stage 32
Anita Cotic
Senior Manager of Event Production, Toronto International Film Festival
Shawn Guthrie
Manager, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Nancy Kennedy
Director of Strategic Partnerships, Seattle International FilmFestival 

RB and Tarantino in the same place at the same time? What could possibly go wrong? 

Hope to see you there! Stage 32 members get 20% off! Just use CODE SB20.




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