Future Film Festival: Victoria Ijeh Q&A
Film producer Victoria Ijeh explains why the Future Film Festival provides a great chance to brush up on your networking skills.
|The 6th BFI Future Film Festival runs 16-18 February 2013.|
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Victoria Ijeh. I am a film producer and project manager for Iconic Steps Film Academy.
How have you been involved in the Future Film Festival in the past?
I helped organise the Future Film Festival weekend last year. This included contacting speakers and overseeing on the day.
How will you be involved this year?
This year I am volunteering and simply enjoying the festival!
Which screenings/workshops are you most looking forward to and why?
I am looking forward to both pitching workshops (documentary and fiction) as this is one of the most important skills an individual needs: to be able to sell your idea and get other people excited about it. The networking workshop is also interesting as the media industry is built through contacts. This skill is required no matter what your expertise!
Is there any advice you would give to young filmmakers?
Advice… don’t only stay in your own circles: expand and meet new people!
What’s next for you?
I’m currently working on some new projects while organising the free film courses on offer with Iconic Steps Film Academy taking place during the summer.