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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.

Comedy Film: Submission Category Description

Austin Comedy Short Film Festival On FilmFreeway

Comedy Film: Submission Category Description

This category is reserved for films that make people laugh. The judges are looking for films that have funny moments, comedic situations,[...]

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Animated Comedy Film Category Description

Austin Comedy Short Film Festival On FilmFreeway

Animated Comedy Film Category Description

This category is reserved for funny cartoons, 2D animation, 3D animation, clay animation, sand animation, Anime, Computer Graphics, Puppetry[...]

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Animated Film Category Description

Animated Film Category Description

This category is reserved for cartoons, 2D animation, 3D animation, clay animation, sand animation, Anime, Computer Graphics, Puppetry Animation, Stop-Motion, Flip Book Animation, Experimental Animation and any[...]

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Action Film Category Description

Action Film Category Description

This category is reserved for films with intense action, fighting, chase scenes, driving sequences, acrobatics, gun fights, martial arts, or some element that fuels the audience with adrenaline. The judges are[...]

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Festhome Promo Code Now Available

Atlanta Comedy Film Festival Summer 2019

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Festhome is a submission portal based in Spain that provides us with excellent submissions from all over the world. Our festivals have accepted excellent films via 

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Film Festival Judging Guide: Music Video Category

Judging Guide: Music Video Category

Updated 12-18-18

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Film Festival Judging Guide: Action Film Category

 

Judging Guide: Action Film Category

Updated 12-18-18

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Landmark Midtown Art Cinema

The Independent Film Scene In Atlanta Is Growing ...

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema is a huge supporter of independent film. The Atlanta Comedy Film Festival, Georgia Shorts Film Festival, Georgia Documentary Film Festival and Horror Films In[...]

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Oregon Short Film Festival 2019

 

Oregon Short Film Festival 2019 Award Winners

  1. Best Action Film Award Winner - "Unmasked" Directed by Sam KJ (California)

  2. Best Action Screenplay Award Winner - "True Nature" Written by James Hill (California)
  3. Best Actor Award[...]
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Film Festival Judging Guide Overview

How Do Film Festival Judges Select Films?

Have you ever wondered what criteria film festivals use to judge each film submission category? We've taken the time to publish the judging guides that give our judges. We want the process to be as fair[...]

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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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