Industry Program

FEST 2021's Industry Program is officially available!


Discover our daily program:


FEST's Industry Program is the highly coveted space for professionals who are looking for business opportunities, to better their industry knowledge, and widen their contacts network. In 2021, we offer dozens of masterclasses, ranging from industry veterans Irvine Welsh and Isabel Coixet, to days chock-full of masterclasses regarding Virtual Production; as well as the opportunity to meet and discuss ideas with our guests during the Industry Meetings, and to attend the Pitching Forum final project pitches.

Find out more about our different Industry Activities below:




This year, FEST brings you an eclectic selection of masterclasses, with a focus on celebrated filmmakers such as Isabel Coixet, Irvine Welsh, and Tony Grisoni, as well as themed days looking towards the present and future of cinema, such as the already announced Virtual Production Day, a Sustainability in Film masterclass, with more soon to follow.

You can find a full list of this year's guest speakers here.


FEST  Industry Meetings provide an important platform for one-on-one meetings between attending industry professionals: filmmakers, producers, financiers, distributors, representatives of film institutions, guest speakers, and more. Access to FEST — Industry Meetings is limited to FEST PRO & FEST ONLINE badge holders.

Find the schedule and registration access here →


FEST — Pitching Forum is an international film financing and co-production event focused on the facilitation, development, and financing of film projects. This year, the Pitching Forum is split into three different categories, with a total of 25 selected projects: FEATURE GEMS, MAKE IT SHORT, and WORK IN PROGRESS.

Find the competing projects in each of the links above, or in our Book of Projects →