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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.

Portland Comedy Film Festival Spring 2019

Portland Comedy Film Festival Spring 2019 Award Winners

The Portland Comedy Film Festival Spring 2019 event has concluded. A special "thanks" goes out to all of the 681 attendees over 3 days that watched a whopping 18 hours of films and[...]

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Austin Micro Short Film Festival 2019

 

Austin Micro Short Film Festival 2019 Was So Fun!

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Houston Comedy Film Festival Spring 2019

Houston Comedy Film Festival Fall 2019 Award Nominations - click here - 

 

 

 

Houston Comedy Film Festival 2019 Award Winners!

The Houston Comedy Film Festival 2019 took place at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema LaCenterra on Saturday April 13, 2019. It was an[...]

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Austin Comedy Short Film Festival Spring 2019

 

Austin Comedy Short Film Festival Spring 2019 Award Winners

The Austin Comedy Short Film Festival Spring 2019 took place at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Lakeline on Sunday April 14, 2019. We screened over 7 hours of Comedy Short Films[...]

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Oregon Documentary Film Festival Spring 2019

 Oregon Documentary Film Festival Spring 2019 In Portland

The fourth annual Oregon Documentary Film Festival screened 85+ films on March 23-24, 2019 at the Avalon Theatre at 3451 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97214.  A Diverse And Thought[...]

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Science Fiction Category Description

Science Fiction Film Category

This category is reserved for films that are exploring the future, time travel, space, disease outbreaks, experiments, aliens, or any other concept that involves technology that may not exist yet? Great sound[...]

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Music Video Category Description

Music Video Category

This category is reserved for music videos of all musical genres. The judges are impressed by good stories, great acting, excellent cinematography, and cool editing that syncs really well with the music.If your music video[...]

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Documentary Film Category Description

Documentary Film Category

This category is reserved for documentary films with thought provoking short stories about real life, interesting people, great stories, historical research, medical issues, sports stories, coming of age stories,[...]

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Drama Film Category Description

Drama Film Category

This category is reserved for films with real-life stories, people and situations of a more serious nature. Films that have strong acting and great writing. Films that bring out emotions in the audience are what the judges[...]

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Mockumentary Film Category Description

Houston Comedy Film Festival Submissions on FilmFreeway

Mockumentary Film Category Description

This category is reserved for comedy films that are presented in a documentary or testimonial format. This is a fun category for our judges to[...]

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    The Film Festival Submitter's Handbook
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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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