Episode 48: Creating the Feminista Film Festival with Laurie Mucha
An interview with Laurie Mucha, the charming founder of the Feminista Film Festival. This interview was recorded as coronavirus was kicking off in the UK, but before lockdown. My, how things changed quickly after that! Laurie shares all about how she came to set up her own film festival and the lessons she has learnt.
We talk about:
- The need to learn on the job
- Creating a vehicle to share great stories about women
- Setting up something from scratch
- Coping with pandemic anxiety (at the beginning)
- Learning on the job how to set up a film festival
- Imposter syndrome and working beyond that
- The value of not knowing what you’re doing because it brings a new perspective
- Not allowing imposter syndrome to be an excuse
- Vocal ticks that we use to put ourselves down
- Stopping the self-sabotage
- How we are all able to do hard things
- Being open to learning new things
- Accepting that it’s OK to not know everything when starting a business
- Feedback is an opportunity to learn
- Being prepared for not everyone to like what you do – otherwise it would be vanilla
- How to prevent overwhelm as a business owner
- Focusing on the things that will have the biggest impact
- Balancing creativity and being emotional
- Coping with popcorn/monkey brain
- The joy of a garden office
- The challenge of working from home especially with other people around
- Don’t wait until you’re ready before getting started on your venture
- Don’t make decisions out of fear
And lots more!
You can find out more about Laurie:
Website: Feminista Film Festival
Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
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