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Mikel Fair

Mikel Fair

Mikel Fair My name is Mikel Fair. I am the Director of Film Festival Circuit Inc. First of all, we are a company that manages film festival events in Texas and Oregon. Furthermore, we like to have fun and celebrate independent film. I worked for 15 years in the television and film production as a location sound mixer and production manager. I have also worked in post production as an editor, post sound mixer and composer. Above all, watching independent films and reading creative screenplays is my passion.

The United Guys Network, One Of Our Best Canadian Comedy Movies

One of the Best Canadian Movies at Austin Comedy Short Film Festival

"The United Guys Network" is an official selection of the Austin Comedy Short Film Festival Fall 2016. This Canadian film, directed by Tabitha Golat and written by Montgomery[...]

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SeaLand Cares! comedy film starring Sherry Berg and Brett Epstein

SeaLand Cares! Starring Sherry Berg and Brett Epstein

The micro comedy short film "Sealand Cares!" directed by Cara Brown, is a Fall 2017 official selection of the Austin Comedy Short Film Festival. This film had the crowd rolling at the event,[...]

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Zebrafish Research Documentary By Jennifer Manner

An Amazing Documentary About Zebrafish Research

Zebrafish: Practically People, Transforming the Study of Disease, is an official selection of the Oregon Documentary Film Festival 2018. This film was also nominated for the Best Editing Award. We[...]

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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!

    • Chapter 1: Does Packaging Really Matter? - Free Chapter!
    • 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.
    • Conclusion

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