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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.

Oregon Scream Week Horror Film Festival Fall 2018 Event Recap

 

What Is Oregon Scream Week Horror Film Festival?

Oregon Scream Week: Horror Film Festival is a theatrical screening event in Portland for independent horror films. Oregon Scream Week: Horror Film Festival also recognizes exceptional[...]

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Scavenger, Science Fiction Film Directed By Keith Wilhelm Kopp

Film Festival Judging Guide: Animated Film Category

 

Film Festival Judging Guide For Animated Films 

Have you ever wondered what criteria film festivals use to judge the Animated Film category? Our selection process is pretty straight forward and I will explain it in this guide. Please email me[...]

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FilmFreeway Promo Code Now Available For Film Festival Submissions

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Would you like to save 20% on your submission fees on FilmFreeway? Our Film Festival Circuit partner events are offering a filmfreeway discount[...]

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Film Festival Circuit Submission Fees For Films And Screenplays

Our Film Festival Submission Rates

All of our film festival events will be adopting the new standardized rate card, based on time and page length. Currently, there are festivals listed, that have rates posted, that are lower than this. When[...]

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Gay Camp, starring Maria Pallas and Gabriel Oliva

Maria Pallas & Gabriel Oliva Star In "Gay Camp"

Gay Camp, directed by Mark Marchillo (California) is an official selection of the Austin Comedy Short Film Festival Fall 2018. This film screened date on Sunday September 16, 2018 at the Alamo[...]

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Director Desmond Denton Presents South African Films In Oregon

Kill Or Be Killed, Horror Film Directed By Robb Rokk

Kill Or Be Killed, Horror Film From Mississippi

Kill Or Be Killed, is an official selection of Oregon Scream Week Fall 2018 and will screen on October 27, 2018. The judges were impressed by the performance of actress Sydney McKissack. Director[...]

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Blue Milk, Mockumentary Film Directed By Rory Farmer (United Kingdom)

Blue Milk Mockumentary Film By Rory Farmer

Blue Milk, is a Mockumentary Film directed by Rory Farmer (United Kingdom) is an official selection of the Austin Comedy Short Film Festival Fall 2018. This film also won the "Best Mockumentary Film[...]

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El Piñatero Comedy Film And Screenplay By Rey Barrera

El Piñatero Comedy Film By Rey Barrera

El Piñatero: The Legend Behind the Sport, is a comedy film directed by Rey Barrera. This short film is an official selection of the Austin Comedy Short Film Festival Fall 2018 and screened at the Alamo[...]

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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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