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How to get Your Film into Film Festivals!

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  • Actors: Chris Arend
  • Directors: Sylvia Binsfeld
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: DreamWeaver Films
  • DVD Release Date: July 29, 2010
  • Run Time: 50 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • ASIN: B003XS1ZZU
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #559,765 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Since my first feature was ignored by every major film festival in America, I can personally attest to the need for this DVD! Get it and get in!" --Aron Campisano, Director, The Master Plan

How To Get Your Film Into Film Festivals! is an advantageous tool for filmmakers who want to make the most of the film festival circuit. --Christopher Holland, Author, Film Festival Secrets

I thoroughly enjoyed HOW TO GET YOUR FILM INTO FILM FESTIVALS! This is a must see for filmmakers looking to get their finished films into film festivals. Actually, I highly recommend watching this guide before even shooting a film - it will give the foundation and knowledge needed to successfully navigate the film festival circuit. Not only does it educate the filmmaker on increasing their odds of getting their film into film festivals and submitting to the right ones, it also lets the filmmaker know how to take full advantage of the chance they are given at the festival. Thanks DreamWeaver Films--you did a fabulous and thorough job! --Melinda Durham, Producer

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HOW TO GET YOUR FILM INTO FILM FESTIVALS! & What to do When You get There!...is a complete filmmaker s guide designed to take you through the process of submitting your film to film festivals, with excellent insider tips on how to increase your odds of getting your film in! Then, once your film is accepted, you are shown how to optimize that window-of-opportunity while there! You are given access to exclusive interviews with two award-winning filmmakers, Eric Adams, co-producer of the dark-comedy feature, MY SUICIDE, which recently took the film festivals by storm, and Sylvia Binsfeld producer/director of the short fantasy film,DORME, which screened in over 35 film festivals! Then pick the brain of Tiburon International Film Festival founder, Saeed Shafa; who shares words of advice on your submission, what to do at the festival and also lets you know what he looks for in a film. Additionally, you can now stop wondering if you are putting your submission package or your film s press kit together right! This video has visual examples. You are shown the actual press kit used for the film DORME, along with what information is crucial to include on the label and inside the digital press kit. Other helpful visual examples include three trailers and how to design your film s postcard! Besides being inspiring and entertaining, How To Get Your Film Into Film Festivals!, with its step-by-step guide and vast insider information, saves filmmakers money, plus it can shave off years of trial and error time! To further benefit the filmmaker, How To Get Your Film Into Film Festivals! wraps with a quick bullet list review and useful film websites, plus bloopers for the funny-bone. INSIDER INFO: *Award-Winning Filmmaker Interviews! *How to Increase the Odds of Your Film being Selected! *Film Festival Director Interview! *Find Out What Film Festivals Are Looking For FILM FESTIVAL STRATEGY: *How to Choose the Festivals Right for Your Film *Film Festival Budget--What the Costs are *Major Festival V.S. Regional *The Submission Does & Don ts *Avoid Common Mistakes *Attract a Big Audience to Your Screening *How to get Your Film Noticed at the Film Festival VISUAL EXAMPLES: *The Postcard & Poster *The Press Kit *The Trailer & More!

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Artista on September 29, 2010
OK. Since I got a tip at the very beginning of this video, that kept me from making a big blunder which could have kept my second short, once again, from easily getting into film festivals, I instantly became a fan.

The video takes you through the entire process of submitting, what to expect at the film festivals, and how to draw attention to your film. Very useful. It contains great visual examples of what a press kit should look like and what to include. I always wondered if I was doing it right? (I wasn't). The clarity I got from this video has me feeling more confident taking my film to the festivals.

I loved the eye-opening conversations with award winning filmmakers who have been there & done that--Successfully! There were lots of tips that I felt gave me an advantage to know. The video has nice production value and is orgainzed it a way that is clear and easy to grasp.
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