How to make festival films, raise finance and win awards with ‘Under the Fig Trees’ writer and director Erige Sehiri

On this weeks episode director, producer and writer Erige Sehiri joins us to talk How to make festival films, raise finance and win awards with her debut move Under The Fig Trees.

Joining Giles Alderson as fellow host this week is Female Film Club’s CEO Liza van der Smissen!

Erige, Giles and Liza discuss:

How to make festival films and win awards.

Why you should just start.

How she raised finance.

How she got the film finished .

Why she made the film over two years and how to make continuity work. 

Working with non actors.

The importance of following your intuition as filmmakers.

And so much more.

Under the Fig Trees is out now


Female Film Club


Big thank you to:

Serena Gardner

Mark Hammett

Lee Hutchings

Marli J Monroe

Karen Newman

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