These are the questions that we can answer for you. Something that can sell your film, and have some sort of accessibility to it, can make all the difference in attracting an audience or leaving them cold. These are the questions that we can answer for you. Discussing powerful emotional moments, films that dealt with grief, sickness, politics, arguments, romance, relationships and sexuality. We pay our judges a small fee to watch and grade movies. A straight-shooting guide to the film festival circuit.
. Please allow 7 days for delivery of judges notes via email. This rapid feedback is really important to filmmakers still developing their voice. The first step-by-step How To guide to film festivals, offering filmmakers a birds eye view of what it takes to have a successful festival experience. It is formed entirely upon the 'content' or lack thereof of the book. Director, Daniel Jewel did this all by connecting with tastemakers on Vimeo, YouTube, and Facebook, and allowing them to reproduce the film for their audiences.
We will give you our feedback and notes without bias. Pressman, Lifetime, Motor City Films, Warner Bros. Description The first step-by-step How To guide to film festivals, offering filmmakers a bird's eye view of what it takes to have a successful festival experience. We have over fifty judges in Texas and in Oregon that watch films and read screenplays all year around. Plan to spend a solid week amplifying the release, engaging with your audience, and recalibrating your plan. Well, I did enter my film into a film festival and it was accepted! Just visit their personal business site and let your jaw drop at their consultation prices, which are not industry standard, by the way.
Oh boy, the work is far from over! Lower barriers to make it as easy to view and share your film as possible. The best strategy leverages the strengths of both festivals and online together. Practical, hands-on information with examples and exercises to help the filmmaker include: Targeting the right festivals; Creating a press kit; Promoting and branding your film; Promoting and branding yourself; Filling out entry forms; Creating a logline; And much more. The way that film festivals evolve in technology, politics and structure--there is no excuse to publish a book and not revise in order to remain current. Is it funny, scary or unpredictable? The pages are crammed with 500 full-color pictures, tips from the pros, resources, checklists and charts, making it easy to find what you need fast.
There are online options like YouTube, Facebook and Vimeo. Which is important to the integrity of our events. But use each site with specific goals in mind. This means a short film uploaded directly to Facebook will get more views and engagement than a post that links out to Vimeo. However, many filmmakers overvalue the impact that a festival can realistically have on their career trajectory. There are only a handful of festivals that offer any real prestige. The first step-by-step How To guide to film festivals, offering filmmakers a bird s eye view of what it takes to have a successful festival experience.
Then there are public screenings at Film Festival Events, which is what we specialize in. You can now reach millions of people around the world. With the convenient search function, you can quickly find the book you are interested in. In Portland, Oregon, the freaks come out at night. While reading this book, I took Rona and Monika's online class: Maneuvering Film Festivals, and it was excellent. She set up Matchmakers, a feature at Warner Bros. Mikel and Brooke Fair started the Houston Comedy Film Festival in 2009 to give filmmakers a place to screen their comedy films and target the independent film audience.
For most filmmakers, online now presents their biggest opportunity to connect with audiences and generate interest. We accept film and screenplay submissions from international independent filmmakers. Some judges only watch a few films, others watch 100's. Practical, hands-on information and examples are included to help the filmmaker get into the right festivals. Then, start emailing the local newspapers, radio and television stations to promote your film.
Festivals are a great way to experience the thrill of watching your film in front of a live audience. The results of our short film release back in 2011 The Thomas Beale Cipher when the impact of an online release first became apparent. Over the past decade, the web has become exponentially more crowded and sophisticated such that the effort to build an online audience from scratch today is largely done by specialized professionals. Mikel Fair worked in production and post production in the film industry from 1999-2015 as a Freelance and Union Location Sound Mixer. The first Ese film workshops online nurturing filmmakers and Your All Access Pass to Launching Your Film on the Festival Circuit! Be prepared to carry this momentum forward with a pitch. Although we started with the , it's the that expanded our horizons.
We wanted to start something fresh, new and really get to know what Oregonian film lovers wanted. Please include a completed Return Form with your shipment. She is a member of the Producers Guild of America. One of the advantages of ebooks is that you can download by Monika Skerbelis, Rona Edwards The Complete Filmmaker's Guide To Film Festivals: Your All Access Pass To Launching Your Film On The Festival Circuit pdf along with hundreds of other books into your device and adjust the font size, the brightness of the backlight, and other parameters to make the reading comfortable. In the end, if the short is truly good, it will get the biggest bang for its buck with a strong web release.
True indie: film festivals - a guide to the good, the bad Script Magazine. But it's not fair to continue to sell it as something viable in today's ever-changing marketplace. Refunds take up to one week to process once we have received the item s. Monika Skerbelis started her industry career as an assistant in the Story Department for Paramount Pictures, then moved over to 20th Century-Fox as an assistant story editor, later promoted to story editor. Mikel and Brooke moved from Texas to Oregon in 2015 and are now producing film festival events full time under the name Film Festival Circuit Inc. Example: They run a small festival, Big Bear Mountain--which is plugged to no end in the book conflict of interest? Films that feature vegetarian vampires, zombies that take selfies, or people being attacked by a trash bag from outer space.