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Film Festival Bootcamp
Film Festival Bootcamp A two part, live interactive virtual "bootcamp" dissecting the current festival landscape and how filmmakers can make the most of it. . . . More
Independent Producers Jen Dubin & Cora Olson on leveraging festival premieres for theatrical
Indie producers JEN DUBIN & CORA OLSON discuss how they leveraged festival premieres at Toronto & Sundance to release their films theatrically. . . . More
Using Film Festivals As A Platform For Release (Rather Than Sales)
Using Film Festivals As A Platform For Release (Rather Than Sales) These days filmmakers need to have a serious Plan B when it comes to Distribution. Festivals have become a great opportunity to not only showcase your work, but to leverage for a self-distribution campaign. While fewer and fewer films actually get distribution deals actually AT festivals, it's critical to profit from your experience there as much as possible. . . . More
Audio Tutorial: Leveraging International Film Festivals To Launch Your Film
Audio Tutorial: Leveraging International Film Festivals To Launch Your Film In this tutorial we take a look at launching your film on the international film festival circuit: the advantages to international film festivals, planning your international film festival strategy, what to do once you've been accepted, leveraging the festivals to showcase your film to local buyers, and what happens if you're offered a deal. . . . More
Dedicated Short Film Festivals
Our hand-picked list of the important dedicated short film festivals which filmmakers should keep on their radar when showcasing shorts on the festival circuit. . . . More
FILM FESTIVALS: The 5 Biggest Mistakes Filmmakers Make (and some of it can blow your chances of getting in)
FILM FESTIVALS: The 5 Biggest Mistakes Filmmakers Make (and some of it can blow your chances of getting in) With Sundance fast approaching, it's a good time to go over some of the most basic DON'T when applying to film festivals. Here we take a look at the fastest ways to blow your chances of getting accepted. . . . More
Elliot Grove, Founder, Raindance Film Festival
Elliot Grove, Founder, Raindance Film Festival The founder of the Raindance Film Festival in London tells us some amazing success stories, tips and tricks for filmmakers which will save headaches and money, and the big names that keep and eye on his festival. . . . More
Documentary Film Festivals
Documentary Film Festivals Not just the "big" festivals, here's our list of the specialized festivals doc distributors attend to acquire documenatary films and programming. . . . More
Film Festival Guide: The Top Tier FESTIVALS
Film Festival Guide:
The Top Tier
FESTIVALS So exactly which festivals do the world's biggest buyers attend? We look at the festivals which buyers flock to in droves and what they'll require of films if they're accepted...things you need to know BEFORE you apply. . . . More
Film Festival Guide: Second Tier Festivals - NORTH AMERICA
Film Festival Guide: Second Tier Festivals - NORTH AMERICA Not all film festivals are created equal. So what of you didn't get into one of the top festivals? With so many different festivals out there, how do you know which festivals you should be applying to? Here are our top picks for North America and why we think they're the best choices for filmmakers. . . . More
Film Festival Guide: Second Tier Festivals - INTERNATIONAL
Film Festival Guide: Second Tier Festivals - INTERNATIONAL All festivals are not created equal. Our picks for the international film festivals to which filmmakers should apply. . . . More
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