Festival Concierge Consultancy Services

The Documentary Organization of Canada is pleased to announce the introduction of expanded Festival Concierge Consultancy Services exclusively for DOC members, beginning January 2016.

Four options to choose from:

  1. Our entry-level package, the First-Timer, has been specifically conceived to serve emerging filmmakers and student members.
  2. Our core package, the Indie Slim, is ideal for filmmakers with feature length documentaries who are looking to maximize their festival circuit opportunities.
  3. Those seeking even more comprehensive strategy support can purchase our Indie Slim Xtra add-on, which includes feedback on submission materials like cover letters and synopses.
  4. The Collaborator add-on is our full service option, including two hours of consultation time with festival strategy expert Christopher Holland and a written target audience evaluation.

Each consultancy package Includes:

  • An evaluation screening of your completed or in-progress film
  • Detailed feedback, allowing you to see your film from a festival programmer’s point of view
  • A tailored list of target festivals to help you maximize your festival submissions budget
  • An optional introduction to an expert consultant in digital marketing or audience engagement

Introductory Consultation - free

 

 

Festival Concierge Manager, Julian Carrington, will provide a free 30-minute consultation. This consultation will offer general advice on festival strategy and is intended to aid the client in determining whether they would benefit from an additional, for-fee consultation package. At this stage, Julian will screen a film trailer or a 5-minute excerpt of a feature or short.

The First-Timer  $75.00*

  
(available to first-time filmmakers with short-format projects, and to student members with feature-length projects):
  • Festival Concierge provides a film evaluation screening (30-minute short or student feature)
     
  • Festival Concierge provides a 30-minute festival strategy consultation with specific feedback regarding the member’s project
     
  • Festival Concierge provides a tailored shortlist of 10 priority target festivals
     
  • At the filmmaker’s request, Festival Concierge will facilitate an introduction to a digital marketing and/or audience engagement consultant.
The Indie Slim  $200.00* 
  • Festival Concierge provides an evaluation screening of completed or in-progress film (any length)
     
  • Festival Concierge provides a 30-minute festival strategy consultation with specific feedback regarding the member’s project
     
  • Festival Concierge provides a tailored shortlist of 15 to 20 priority target festivals
     
  • At the filmmaker’s request, Festival Concierge will facilitate an introduction to a digital marketing and/or audience engagement consultant.
Xtra Add-On + $100.00*  
  • Adds an additional 30 minutes of Festival Concierge consultation time to the First-Timer or Indie Slim packages, feedback on the film’s application materials (cover letter, synopsis), plus an additional 10 festival recommendations.
The Collaborator Add-On + $500.00*  
  • Festival Concierge provides will provide a written analysis of the film’s target audience and an assessment of its suitability for grassroots/alternative distribution, feedback on the film’s application materials (cover letter, synopsis), plus an extra 10 to 15 festival recommendations
     
  • Festival Strategy consultant Christopher Holland will provide 2 hours of consultation time, including a verbal evaluation of the film’s strengths and weaknesses on the festival circuit

*The above price points constitute an introductory promotional offer, in effect January – June, 2016.
*plus HST

Don't  see a package that suits your needs?
We would be more than happy to provide à la carte hourly consultations or to develop bespoke service packages.

Unsure as to whether a tailored festival strategy package is right for you in the first place? 
The free general consultation call is a great place to start.

To schedule your consultation, or for further information on the packages listed above,
contact Julian Carrington at festivalconcierge@docorg.ca.


About Festival Concierge
Festival Concierge is a unique service offering DOC members support for the national and international festival distribution of their productions. We want to see more great Canadian docs in more film festivals! As gateways to the Canadian and international market, festivals can be important starting points in the commercial life of your film. But which festivals are best positioned to maximize your particular goals? Where should you premiere? What is the best way to make sure your film gets seen by the right people? Do you really have to pay the fee? Festival Concierge provides administrative services and strategic counsel to help you navigate the film festival world. For Festival Concierge news, events, and archives, visit our website, or contact us to learn more or schedule a consultation.

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