63.5: Festival Programming with Kirk Haviland of The Blood in the Snow Canadian Film Festival
In this very special mini-episode, Becky chats with Kirk Haviland, the senior programmer for the Blood in the Snow Canadian Film Festival - opening this week in Toronto. Kirk answers some of Becky's burning questions about what a festival programmer actually does, how to grab their attention, how films are chosen to screen at festivals, what distribution relationships are like, and what's the difference between features and short films to a festival.
Kirk also recommends his must-sees for this year's festival, previous year's festival and Canadian horror in general. Make sure you catch this quick insider overview of how festivals work.
You can get your Blood in the Snow tickets and passes at bloodinthesnow.ca and check out BITS Radio on their Youtube page.
This episode end credit music is from the Black Christmas Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.