For the seventh year, The Berkshire International Film Festival (the BIFF) is proud to present the annual Filmmakers Summit. A two-day talent academy offered to the 2018 film selection filmmakers. Offering a diverse, multi-dimensional program of panel discussions, lectures, special events, and breakout sessions lead by known industry professionals, the BIFF Filmmakers Summit is designed to celebrate and support the advancement of filmmakers and recognize film as a relevant and important medium. Beginning on Wednesday, May 30, the Filmmakers Summit is an integral part of the festival experience for filmmakers. Ensuring the freshest and most poignant dialogue in conjunction with incredibly unique events, this Summit goes way beyond networking; it will fortify the festival experience.

The Filmmaker Summit of The Berkshire International Film Festival is an industry intensive made up of round table discussions, tech presentations, panels, parties and networking events offered to past and current filmmakers screening at the festival. The Summit invites leading industry professionals to guide a series of in-depth discussions covering the most compelling trends in the entertainment industry. By giving filmmakers direct access to the experience and acumen of these professionals, The Summit aims to expand each filmmaker’s scope of the industry, and to offer valuable insight to segments beyond the filmmaker’s particular expertise. Canvassing sectors from development to exhibition,insurance to financing, scheduling to marketing, and including the influence of fields such as social media, new media and mobile platforms, The Summit brings filmmakers – story tellers – a wider perspective on the entertainment industry as a whole, as it evolves with them.

BIFF 2018 Filmmaker Summit Events (by invitation only – not open to the public)

1PM to 4PM: Workshops at the home of Doug and Julia Trumbull. RSVP to the BIFF
7PM to 10PM: Dinner party at the home of BIFF Board Member, Mary Mott and her husband Gordon Simmering. INVITATION ONLY/PRIVATE INVITE SENT

10:30PM to 3:30PM: Workshops at the home Mary Mott and Gordon Simmering.

Browse the Filmmaker Summit Program book below.