The cinema festivals come together at the FFLASH HUB

In September, Barcelona becomes the epicentre of festival management at the international level with a new event, FFLASH HUB.

Film Festivals Learning and Sharing HUB is a meeting and training point for professionals of cinema festivals from all over the world. The first edition will be held on 22 and 23 September at the Disseny Hub Barcelona, and the accreditations for attending are already available.

"The festival is a training and networking initiative aimed at managers and professionals from the organisations that organise film festivals. It is promoted by the coordinator Catalunya Film Festivals, in response to the need for a space for networking, knowledge sharing and growth for professionals in the management and organisation of film festivals and exhibitions, hence its name: Film Festivals Learning And Sharing Hub. The FFLAH HUB is also a strategic commitment in a further step towards the enhancement of the value of festivals and events dedicated to the dissemination of film and audiovisual in general," explain Elena Subirà, Xavi Lezcano, Marta Lladó and Carlos R. Ríos, members of the CFF.

FFLASH HUB is addressed to leaders and teams of all the areas that participate in cinema festivals: management, programming, production, communication, volunteers and other professionals of the cultural industries and young people in training. For two days, seven presentations will be given on themes related with festival management, programming, funding and audiences. This will include sessions like ‘Quick legal guide for cinema festivals’, with Xabier Alonso; 'Measurement of the social impact of cinema festivals’, with Isa Custodio; 'Challenges of the 

"We will learn from more than 30 speakers representing entities such as the Tribeca Film Festival in New York, the Toronto Film Festival, the Seville European Film Festival, the Valencia Film Festival, the Women Make Movies and Dox Box institutions, the Ankara Inclusive Film Festival, the brand value analysis company Relevance, and the British Independent Film Awards, among others," added Elena Subirà, Xavi Lezcano, Marta Lladó and Carlos R. Ríos.

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