After the success of the inaugural 'Behind the Curtain' panel session at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2013, a new array of film festival programmers take to the stage to discuss the insider secrets of how film festival programming really works. How many films do programmers really watch a year, and how much of each film do they watch? Do filmmakers get paid for festival screenings? And what can they do with their submissions to stand out from the crowd? What are the dos and don'ts of submitting to a festival... and is a film festival even the right place to premiere your documentary? A range of leading festival programmers and one seasoned filmmaker will discuss the documentary film festival circuit, and how to make it work for you and your project. If you're thinking of submitting a film to a festival, or have ever wondered how and why documentaries get picked - or don't - then this is the session for you.