Film Festival Strategy – A Collection of Filmmaker Thoughts on Applying To and Attending Film Festivals

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Planning on taking your film to Film Festivals? Here is our collection of videos focused exclusively on Film Festivals.

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Filmmaker Katherine Brooks tells us she submitted her film Face 2 Face to 14 Film Festivals.  Her plan is to travel with the film for 6 months during it’s film festival run.  She also plans to book the film in independent theaters where she believes audiences should see the film.  She avoided larger fests who’s focus are big name stars and budgets and she encourages her fellow filmmakers to be selective when submitting to film festivals.

 

 

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Filmmaker Preparation For A Film Festival by Paul Osborne of FAVOR

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Film Festival Submission Secrets by Paul Osborne of FAVOR

 

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How To Target Film Festivals For A Feature Film by Benjamin Walter of PINK ZONE

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I Struggled To Get A Movie Made After My Sundance Debut by Brian Jun of IN THE BUCK

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Filmmaking Debate: Submitting A Rough Cut To A Film Festival? by Brandon M. Freer of Kevin Eugene Davis’ MAN IN A BOX

 

 

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How We Scheduled 200 Screenings For Our Film – Emma Davie & Louise Oswald ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) of I AM BREATHING


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Sundance Tried To Shut Us Down: The Origins Of The Slamdance Film Festival by Dan Mirvish

 




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Slamdance Makes Sundance A Better Festival by Dan Mirvish

 

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The Core Reason Why Slamdance Has Survived 20 Years
by Dan Mirvish


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Should Filmmakers Focus On Film Festivals Or Film Markets? by
Amar Sidhu of THE BLACK RUSSIAN

 

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Why I Skipped Film Festivals To Release My Short AMATEUR Online by Ryan Koo of MANCHILD


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How To Network At A Film Festival by Bill Oberst Jr.
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DIY Tips For Doing Your Own Publicity At A Film Festival
by Kyle Patrick Alvarez of C.O.G.

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If Your Movie Gets Into A Top Tier Film Festival, A Publicist Is A Priority by Kyle Patrick Alvarez
of C.O.G.

 

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The Pressure I Felt After Winning An Independent Spirit Award by
Kyle Patrick Alvarez of C.O.G.

 

 

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