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What is FestForums®?

FestForums® is a festival conference for food, beverage, music and  film festival industry leaders that takes place biannually in Santa Barbara, CA and New York City.  Addressing cutting-edge technology, talent, ticketing, sponsorships, scheduling, merchandising, operations, sustainability, charitable work, innovation and safety, FestForums® brings together festivals and events of all sizes for collaboration and professional development.


Meet some of our amazing speakers! 


A Sample of Festivals Attending FestForums


What The Industry Says About FestForums®

FestForums is a great place for filmmakers to get to see what happens behind the scenes at festivals. I learned all sort of ways to support a film in a festival environment.
— Caroline Suh - Owner, Suh Films

Super Worthwhile. Great hospitality. Superbly fun event.
— Colin Stanfield - PEI Film, Food & Idea Festival

Incredibly well run and full of informative, actionable information.
— Richard "RB" Botto - Founder and CEO, Stage 32

Such a wonderful event with such a lovely group of speakers/industry leaders.
— Anika Grant - Associate Director, Sponsorship, ESSENCE Festival

Major vision. Remarkable.
— Archie McLaren - Founder & Chairman, Central Wine Classic

Impressive job of bringing together the festival worlds.
— Dawson Ludwig - General Manager, Noise Pop Industries

First class setting, well organized, beautifully executed and high level attendees.
— Keith Goldberg - Chief Revenue Officer, Vendini, Inc.

Wonderful, heartwarming experience.
— Doug Richter - Entertainment Marketing

They really nailed it!
— Leo Stanko - President, OTW Safety

It was wonderful to meet such an inspiring group of women who are making real change in the industry.
— Wendy Guerrero - Festival Director, Bentonville Film Festival

With so many great minds and event organizers in one place, ideas and opportunities will be abundant.
— Jesse Lawrence - Contributor, Forbes

A wonderful environment for experienced festival professionals to share news, flesh out ideas and explore market trends.
— Danny Hayes - CEO, Danny Wimmer Presents

We were certainly impressed with the caliber of attendees and enjoyed seeing some of the most exciting film festivals from around the country attend.
— Michael Pine - Vice President Business Development, Cinetransformer Intl