5 Reasons Why Movie Posters Are Essential For Film Festival Marketing

You Are Reading Chapter 7 Of The Film Festival Submitter’s Handbook

Movie posters are still as relevant today as they have been for decades in the film industry. Why? Because they typically are the first image associated with your film, video or[...]

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The Mexican Long Take

"With all their speed forward they may be a step backward in civilization -- that is, in spiritual civilization. It may be that they will not add to the beauty of the world, nor to the life of men's souls.”

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Interview With Actor Callum Woodhouse

Best Actor Award Finalist Callum Woodhouse Interview

I had a chance to catch up with actor Callum Woodhouse from the United Kingdom. Callum stars in the comedy film "Damaged But Interesting" Directed by Dann Emmons. The judges for the Austin[...]

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Soma Chhaya Joins Portland Comedy Film Festival 2020 Judges

Welcome Actress Soma Chhaya!

It's an exciting day on the Film Festival Circuit. We are proud to announce that actress and filmmaker Soma Chhaya will join the Portland Comedy Film Festival 2020 judges. We will rely on Soma's experience and[...]

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Working With A Casting Director

 

TOPIC: WORKING WITH A CASTING DIRECTOR

Join us for a zoom meeting with filmmakers from around the world. Our topic this week is working with a Casting Director. Our special guests are Susan Paley Abramson and Justine Hempe, Casting[...]

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Austin After Dark Film Festival Summer 2020

The Austin After Dark Film Festival Summer 2020 Is Coming Soon!

The Austin After Dark Film Festival 2020 will screen 100+ international independent films at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Lakeline on September 12, 2020 from 1200p - 11:59p. Creative[...]

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Austin Micro Short Film Festival 2020

Austin Micro Short Film Festival 2020 Is Coming Soon!

The Austin Micro Short Film Festival 2020 will screen 150+ international independent micro films between 1-6 minutes in length at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Lakeline on September 14, 2020[...]

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Portland Comedy Film Festival Summer 2020

Portland Comedy Film Festival Summer 2020 Is Coming Soon!

The 7th Portland Comedy Film Festival event will take place in Oregon. 250+ Short Comedy Films from 30+ US States and 20+ countries from the Film Festival Circuit will screen at Revolution[...]

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Portland Comedy Film Festival 2016

Portland Comedy Film Festival 2016 Recap

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Austin Comedy Short Film Festival Summer 2020

Austin Comedy Short Film Festival Summer 2020 Is Coming Soon!

It's time for another fun filled event on the Film Festival Circuit. The Austin Comedy Short Film Festival will screen 100 comedy videos. Short Comedy Films, Dark Comedy, Mockumentary,[...]

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    My name is Mikel Fair and I have written this 30 page ebook to help filmmakers strengthen their submission when submitting to Film Festivals. This guide is based on my experience, starting in 2008 as a Film Festival Director that has watched, rated and reviewed more than 5000+ submissions of all genres from over 100 countries. There are several mistakes that filmmakers are making on a daily basis that I can help you avoid. I explain in detail, about how the packaging and editing of your submission can have a direct effect on how many festivals that your film is accepted to. Priced under $10 US, I have made this book affordable for everyone and will email you any new versions that we release until January 2021. Please read the first chapter for free!

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    • Chapter 2: Are Your Contact Details Accurate? A Daily Common Mistake
    • Chapter 3: Does The Name Of Your Film Stand Out? Or Will It Be Lost In The Shuffle?
    • Chapter 4: Tips For Creating The Right Tagline And Synopsis
    • Chapter 5: Do You Know That A Director’s Bio And Resume Are Two Different Things?
    • Chapter 6: How To Write A Compelling Director’s Statement That Tells A Story.
    • Chapter 7: The First Impression Of Your Film Is It’s Official Poster.
    • Chapter 8: Without A Trailer, Your Film Might Become An Afterthought.
    • Chapter 9: Why Do Film Festivals Love Submissions With A Social Media Presence?
    • Chapter 10: Your Film’s Website, Is Its History And Point Of Contact
    • Chapter 11: Final Cut Or Festival Cut? Don’t Submit The Wrong One.
    • Chapter 12: Stretch Your Submissions Budget. Use Promo Codes. Get Discounts.
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