Festival Formula Ltd

United Kingdom

Festival Strategists

Festival Formula has 18+ years experience behind it after spotting a gap in the festival knowledge of filmmakers. Providing strategy and submissions support to filmmakers world-wide, they are a leading light and a trusted company. The company has a worldwide slate and makes regular festival appearances in an industry capacity in many territories. As active members of the Short Film Conference and the Film Festival Alliance they keep their ear to the ground for the benefit of their clients as well as festival contacts. Founder, Katie McCullough, is also a key spokesperson on festival issues with coverage in The Hollywood Reporter and Screen Daily regarding suspect and fraudulent film festivals. She co-created the Filmmaker Lounge during the pandemic in partnership with Film Festival Alliance – an online space for programmers and filmmakers to discuss their roles. Previous guests include: Tribeca, Slamdance, PÖFF Shorts, and many more. 

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63 Hilldyke Road
Wheathampstead, St Albans
Hertfordshire, AL4 8TR
United Kingdom

Katie McCullough

(Founder & Managing Director)

Katie graduated from Bournemouth Media School with a degree in Scriptwriting for Film & TV and is also a graduate of the London Royal Court Young Writer’s and Invitation Only Groups. For seventeen years and counting she has provided strategy and submissions support to filmmakers worldwide, resulting in creating the consultancy brand Festival Formula in 2014. As an active member of the Short Film Conference and the Film Festival Alliance, Katie is also a key spokesperson on festival issues with coverage in The Hollywood Reporter and Screen Daily regarding suspect and fraudulent film festivals. She co-created the Filmmaker Lounge in partnership with Film Festival Alliance – an online space for programmers and filmmakers to discuss their roles. Previous guests include: Tribeca, Slamdance, PÖFF Shorts, and many more. Previous speaking engagements include: HollyShorts, Heartland Film Festival, BFI Flare, Encounters Film Festival, Flickers Rhode Island Film Festival, Sundance, SXSW and many more.