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Festivals for the Indie Filmmaker

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Contributed By Glen Berry

  1. Festivals Still Matter
  2. It's More than WAB
  3. Make a Festival Plan

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  • Although the world of independent film has moved onto the internet, there is still enormous value in the exposure and experience of the festival.
  • There is more to the festival submission than WithoutaBox. It's a great service but you have to drive the process and make your own decisions about your priorities.
  • Do not get caught up in the hype about deadlines. Plot out your submission strategy and stick to it. The costs are too high to go about it in a random fashion.
Festivals for the Indie Filmmaker
What the film festival means to the independent filmmaker in the age of Internet video and how the festival fits into the overall strategy of the producer.
Festival Preparation
Things to keep in mind when you are preparing to submit to festivals and stumbling blocks to avoid; premiere strategy.
Festival Submission Strategy
How to shape your festival strategy, considerations to take into account and prioritizing how you will spend your time and limited resources when it comes to bringing more exposure to your independent film.
Guerilla Festival Marketing
Guerilla marketing techniques that you can actually put into practice. No matter how small the budget, you can make a splash whilst vying for your slice of the attention pie at the next big (or small) festival you attend.