Department Chair Dr. Tamara Falicov was featured recently in a Marketplace web article titled So you want to fund a film festival. The article highlights the economics surrounding film festivals and the difficulty inherent in funding smaller festivals.
"Towns and cities are highly aware of the potential tourism dollars it might bring," says Falicov, an associate professor in the Department of Film and Media Studies at the University of Kansas.
A lot of smaller festivals don’t have that kind of backing. "I recently read a survey that many, many festivals are barely surviving and they depend a lot on filmmaker submission fees," says Falicov.
The audio player for the interview is located above the photo.