Dr Rebekah Louisa Smith (aka Rebekah Film Dr) is an award-winning consultant and media personality with over 10 years of film festival strategy consulting experience.
After choosing not to pursue a career in Academia, Rebekah began her film industry career in 2009, working as one of the producers of Wales’ most successful national horror film festival; the ‘Abertoir Horror Festival’, which is part of the prestigious European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation.
Rebekah & the hard-working team behind her company; The Film Festival Doctor, are creators of success and are committed to nurturing filmmakers in order to help them secure an abundance of film festival screenings, win awards and a positive recognition within the film industry. Currently her company have won over 900 awards for their clients, secured 1 Oscar nomination and several BAFTA longlisted short films. Rebekah and her team have supported over 848 creatives across the world enlightening and inspiring their journey towards achieving their goals and following their filmmaking dreams.
The horror genre is one of The Film Festival Doctor’s specialist areas of expertise and Rebekah and her team have worked on creating successful and award winning campaigns for many genre feature films including Tom Paton’s BLACK SITE, Martin Kemp’s STALKER and the SAFTA nominated South African gem THE TOKOLOSHE.