I am regularly invited as a keynote speaker, panelist or jury member at film festivals and to teach workshops.

I cover topics including distribution strategy, audience development, marketing, pitching, innovation in visual storytelling, interactive media, etc.

Peter Gerard speaking at the Turing Tech Fest, Edinburgh

Previous speaking engagements:

  • Sundance Artist Services
  • Toronto International Film Festival
  • Cannes Film Festival
  • SXSW
  • Chiledoc
  • London Film Festival
  • DocEdge NZ
  • FIN Partners (formerly Strategic Partners)
  • Edinburgh International Film Festival
  • Film London
  • MAIA Workshops
  • MIA - Mercato Internazionale Audiovisivo, Rome
  • Singapore Film Festival
  • IDFA - International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam
  • Rotterdam Film Festival
  • Northwest Film Forum
  • Austin Film Society
  • Morelia Film Festival, Mexico
  • MEDIMED Doc Market, Spain
  • When East Meets West - Trieste Film Festival
  • Visions du Réel, Nyon, Switzerland
  • Australian International Documentary Conference
  • Hot Docs Documentary Fesival, Toronto
  • Baltic Sea Forum, Riga, Latvia
  • Independent Film Project
  • In-Edit Film Festival, Barcelona
  • Prime Time in Ottawa
  • CPH:DOX Festival
  • Nordisk Panorama
  • The Norwegian Documentary Convention, Solstrand
  • Turing Tech Fest, Edinburgh
  • and more...


  • Cinequest Screenplay Award
  • Raindance Film Festival
  • Atlanta Film Festival
  • unDependence Film Festival, Edinburgh
  • Bushwick Film Festival
  • and more...

University guest lectures:

  • Columbia University - Film MFA Program
  • University of Southern California
  • School of Visual Arts
  • Barry R. Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema
  • Edinburgh Napier University
  • and more...

Peter Gerard speaking at Vidcon

Peter Gerard speaking at Sheffield Documentary Festival