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Ian Bignell

After an extensive career in retail Ian made the transition to the film industry in 2017 by joining Festival Formula and he has never looked back. His passion for film has always been strong but it’s only now that his true potential is being unleashed. Ian’s role as Submissions Coordinator sees him handle the festival … Continue reading "Ian Bignell"

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After an extensive career in retail Ian made the transition to the film industry in 2017 by joining Festival Formula and he has never looked back. His passion for film has always been strong but it’s only now that his true potential is being unleashed. Ian’s role as Submissions Coordinator sees him handle the festival submissions for all of the current slate as well arrange the deliverables to the circuit worldwide – he is the point of contact for all festivals once a film gets selected and the guru of all things submission material wise (which means his inbox is always a busy place).

Ian has also joined Katie on the festival and education circuit by delivering talks and masterclasses on how best to prepare yourself for the festival journey. With his wide knowledge of submission materials and exhibition files he is an asset to the Festival Formula family, and is the King of telling everyone to stay awesome and a Spreadsheet Wizard™. His favourite film is The Crow.


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