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So, Who Made These Movies And Where Do They Come From?

A common question I get, especially from people that are not in the film industry is, “who made these movies?” For potential attendees, who are curious about what a film festival event is all about, this entire concept is new to them. A short 250  word or less bio, allows the viewer to understand where the filmmaker is from and what stage of career stage the filmmaker is in. As well as, the next possible steps in this filmmaker’s career. 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. Looking for a filmmaker biography example? Do you need a directors biography sample so that you can  how to write a filmmaker bio? I breakdown the elements that make it successful? 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 5.

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Chapter 5: Did You Know That A Director’s Bio And Resume Are Two Different Things?

"First of all, a Director’s Biography and resume are not the same thing. This is an item that is often overlooked or omitted by Writers and Directors. Perhaps some people feel that if they don't have enough filmmaking experience to write about, that it isn't important. Sometimes, filmmakers and screenwriters don't want to boast about themselves and let their work do the talking. While this is noble, I feel like it's also a mistake to leave this field blank when you submit to Film Festivals. Reading about every university, theater group, film, and television show that a person was involved in, can be overkill, for a Director’s Bio. Why do film festivals care about your biography? Because it gives a potential viewer an idea of who is involved in the film festival." - 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