Perspectives Film Festival is a practicum course created to expose students to curating and executing a film programme. Each year the festival is organised around the general theme of breakthroughs in cinema. Breakthroughs can be first or best examples of films and filmmakers that have been influential in their respective categories.
Students organise the film festival from start to finish. They develop the initial concept debating as a group about the theme and film selections based on fit with the breakthrough premise, potential audience, sponsorship interests and promotional opportunities. Working in teams, students then source the films, secure sponsors, develop appropriate ancillary activities, manage ticketing and finances, develop written collaterals for a variety of audiences, produce publicity materials and undertake promotion efforts to get the word out.