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“Everyone seemed to agree that Steve and you must be crazy to do FOUR festivals per year, but if you ask me, it’s the best kind of crazy. I hope you’re not becoming sane anytime soon.”

Leonard Garner (Filmmaker)

HERE COMES FESTIVAL NUMBER THREE! Dear Filmmakers & Creatives, It is our absolute pleasure to welcome you to Brussels for our West Europe International Film Festival!

creatives to meet and collaborate. We will always be on hand to offer industry advice should you need it.

This wonderful city is set to be the base for our West Europe Festival for many years to come - we are delighted that you were able to join us for our inaugural festival here!

We have been fortunate enough to connect with a number of industry professionals ranging from the UK and international distributors, marketing consultants, production houses and colour grading specialists who are keen to support our network of film makers at festivals and from afar.

Both our North & South Europe International Film Festivals held in London and Valencia respectively were such a huge success and we are so grateful for the continued support we receive from everyone that attends and those that follow us from around the world. The films and scripts we have had submitted to this Festival have been of the highest quality once again, so a huge congratulations for your official selection. We know how much hard work and dedication goes into each aspect of making a film, this is why we recognise such a wide range of categories with our film festival nominations. We love independent cinema and the stories that are told - we feel so fortunate to meet and connect with so many of you! The diversity of the projects you have created are wonderful and inspiring! In a world full of recent tragedies and devastation you are all heroes. Offering education, humour, analysis and narratives that really capture the viewer. Navigating the world of independent film festivals can often be a challenge in itself. The aim of Fusion International Film Festivals is to continue to support the industry offering a platform for like-minded

FILM FOCUS IS PUBLISHED BY FUSION FILM & MEDIA EUROPE LIMITED Steve Grossmith Editor & Co-Director Dan Hickford Festival Coordinator & Co-Director Stephen Mina Graphic Designer/Illustrator & Head of Technical

Thank you to our Festival Jury for supporting us and our wonderful filmmakers & script writers. Your feedback and insight allows us to recognise our winners in an honest and transparent way. Our Fusion Team is small but our hearts and passion for what we do is unmeasurable - we would like to thank Stephen Mina for all his hard work and for continually making our concepts a reality as we grow from festival to festival. Molly and Anashe have been truly wonderful from day one and we feel so fortunate to have found such enthusiastic and passionate students to support our journey. Colin and Laura Graham our festival ambassadors - we thank you eternally for sharing our passion and supporting us in our adventure. We hope that you enjoy your time with us and that we may see you at other points on the compass. Dan Hickford & Steve Grossmith – Festival Directors

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