Nancy Collet’s experience in the film industry spans over twenty-five years. She launched Cinema Collet in 2007, and her company offers strategic film festival consulting services to and independent filmmaker consulting services to film festivals, conferences, educators, distributors, art house theaters and independent filmmaker around the world.
Services include film festival start-up, film festival and market programming, large-scale event management/production/marketing, acquisitions and film festival strategy for indie films.
Nancy Collet conceived and launched a national showcase for emerging Latino filmmakers for NUVOtv called Nu Point of View. She created The ShortList Film Festival in partnership with The Wrap News, Inc. She inaugurated the Cabo Film Festival, the Audience Awards Film Festival, the Abu Dhabi Film Festival and the La Costa Film Festival. Nancy also served for four years as Event Producer of TheGrill, the annual Media Leadership Conference in Beverly Hills.
Additional clients include The Wrap News, Inc., Ketchum, Sports and Entertainment, New York University, The Toronto International Film Festival, The Busan International Film Festival, The Guanajuato Int’l Film Festival, The Whistler Film Festival, and Telefilm Canada.
Collet has covered the major film festivals and markets around the world since 1997, and also served as a juror and panelist for numerous events, including the AFM, Woodstock Film Festival, Guadalajara International Film Festival, Panama Film Festival, Romania International Film Festival, Napa Valley Film Festival, HBO Aspen Comedy Arts Festival, Palm Springs Shorts Fest, Bahamas Film Festival, Cleveland International Film Festival, Kansas City Film Festival and Ashland Independent Film Festival.
From 1997 to 2007, Collet worked for the AFI FEST, and in 2000 was promoted to Director of Programming. She secured premieres of dozens of Academy Award winning films and hundreds of celebrities. She created partnerships with the AFM, Kodak, ArcLight Hollywood and the Skirball Cultural Center. During her tenure at AFI, the festival more than tripled in size and firmly established itself as a world-renowned event.
Nancy is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School and has a dual degree in Marketing and Psychology.
Nancy grew up in New York City and started her career in the mailroom at the William Morris Agency.