In the last of Rona Edwards' four-part film festival series, the big day has arrived. You are showcasing your work and exposing it in front of a festival audience.
You’ve been accepted into a film festival. Panic ensues. The sweat on your brow tells you that you still have work to do in order to really take advantage of the promotion a festival has to offer. You’ve set your goals; you’ve targeted the festivals. But now what?
Rona Edwards elaborates on her film festival advice, helping you sift through the thousands of film festivals out there to know where your film belongs.
Rebecca Norris talks with executive board members of the Breckenridge Film Festival for an inside scoop on what they look for in film submissions.
Rebecca Norris reviews her experience at the Breckenridge Film Festival, one of the oldest and most respected film festivals in the U.S.
A recap of the 41st Telluride Film Festival can take many forms. You can just concentrate on the films headed to the awards races. You can revel in the rediscovered classics or “lost” gems. You can recount the seeking out of the under-the-radar showings as you tried to be one of those to discover...
What do film festival rules mean to the filmmaker? Pay attention to their rules, make plans that avoid conflict while retaining flexibility for your entry.
Donna Hardwick, PR strategist, offers her advice on creating a realistic film marketing budget to get your film the exposure it needs.
Ah, the Cannes Film Festival. Where glitzy red carpet premieres and ball-gown and tuxedo-clad celebrities abound, everyone drinking champagne, hobnobbing and dancing until the break of dawn. Oh, the glamour of it all… … or so I mused while on my flight to France, reading aloud a French phrase book a friend lent me,...
“Everyone thinks my film is great! You guys don’t know what is really good.” “I’ve seen the films you program and mine is so much better.” “My film won awards at four other festivals! I don’t understand why you didn’t pick it up.” I receive these complaints (and worse) daily from filmmakers of every...