Guest Tutor Pr. Tony Watts
6o Drama Pitching Lab & Forum 2019
Tony Watts has been an international film and festival professional for over 35 years. His work experience began in Europe, then North America, New Zealand, Hong Kong, India, Japan and Korea.
He founded The Thames Film festival in London and programmed Films for Rotterdam and Thessaloniki film festival.
He was Director Of programming for The Toronto Film Festival. He has also selected films and attended over 40 Film festivals from Antalya to Zurich.
Tony co-founded London Sci fi Film festival which is 19 years old. He has served on 7 international film juries and was President of The Asia Pacific Film festival. Tony has launched and programmed 25 international Film channels in Australia, China, India, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Phillipines, Taiwan and The U.K.. He worked for Robert Redford at Sundance and 3 film studios-Celestial, Fox and Universal.
Tony has ex produced 3 feature films and produced over 100 hours of documentaries, shorts and series. His most recent Film programming has been for Kazakhstan, Mannheim, Niagara, Newcastle Film festivals.