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What Is This Film About? What Genre Is It?

For every Film Festival Event, we create social media posts about each official selection. All of the Film Festival Attendees want to know which films are the best, so that they can attend the screenings that sound interesting to them. Our events screen between 4 hours and 16 hours of films. And only a small percentage of people, watch each and every film at the festival. You need a tagline and synopsis that will help you "hook" a potential attendee for your screening at a film festival. I have some examples and tips about creating a synopsis and tagline that may help. I recently wrote a short book, filled with advice for filmmakers that are submitting their creative work to the Film Festival Circuit. A small investment, goes a long way. Do yourself a favor. Download this book and avoid common mistakes that filmmakers make every day when submitting to Film Festivals. Strengthen your submission and get ahead of  thousands of filmmakers that are submitting their work on FilmFreeway. Below, is the first paragraph of Chapter 4.

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Chapter 4: Tips For Creating The Right Tagline And Synopsis

"As a Film Festival Director, that is managing a selection team for an event, our primary concern is telling the world about the great films and screenplays that we just spent months to select. As a filmmaker, you should create the marketing language for your film, so that you can control how much information about your creative work is revealed. Leaving this section of your festival submission form blank in the “Synopsis” box, is a big mistake. This means you are trusting a festival staff member to write something that may or may not accurately represent your submission, if accepted. Why take the risk?" - Would you like to read more? Download the Film Festival Submitter's Handbook now!

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This eBook Is Out Now!

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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! ( LINK )

  • 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

Film Festival Submitter's Handbook