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Chris Gore's Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide, 4th edition: The Essential Companion for Filmmakers and Festival-Goers (Chris Gore's Ultimate Flim Festival Survival Guide) 4th Edition

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About the Author

Chris Gore has been called "a pit bull of journalism" and the "Gen-X Leonard Maltin." He founded" Film Threat "magazine in 1985 and the popular magazine gave him access to scores of unfinished, underground, and cult films. He lives in Los Angeles
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Product Details

  • Series: Chris Gore's Ultimate Flim Festival Survival Guide
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Watson-Guptill; 4th edition (September 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0823099717
  • ISBN-13: 978-0823099719
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #832,964 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I am a 66-year-old filmmaker who teaches filmmaking at the Delphi Center of the University of Louisville. I work with a group of younger folks who are considering making a short film to enter in film festivals and I read Chris Gore's book to find out how to do this effectively and what to expect. The book was entertaining and highly informative. The interviews with other filmmakers about their experiences on the film festival circuit are invaluable. After reading this book, I feel like I have attended 100 film festivals just like Chris has. The documentary "Official Rejection" available from Netflix, is also a wonderful resource and well worth the hour and 47 minutes it takes to view it--you get to see, hear, and feel what life on the film festival circuit is like.
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I'm giving one star because I shouldn't have had to buy this version, but I did since the 5th edition put me in a bad spot. I bought the 5th version via my iPad, but the film festival directory switched to a website which would have been fine if the site was still up and running. I got my code, but it's now been a month and the site still isn't up--it's outright fraud--knowing this is a huge reason many by this book. The book is interesting enough and has some good stories, however, it's the reference for the film festival information why many people like myself buy the book. I ended up having to buy a paperback version of the 4th edition and have it overnighted to me.

It's amazing Amazon hasn't stepped up and removed this item from the site until Chris Gore's company get the fundamental basics down of how to deliver the product as advertised.
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Unlike the other editions of this book, this edition's guides to the individual festivals is only available online -- using the serial number printed in the book. If someone else has used your serial number, you will not be able to access the most valuable information the book has to offer. I've owned a previous edition, and was expecting to be able to access the same information, only updated. Now I'm out of luck. I wish the book description had included this caveat.
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Everything the festival-bound indie filmmaker needs is here. It's realistic, funny and sobering; a valuable resource from an experienced author.
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I found this book invaluable as I am planning my first trip to a film festival as a vacation. The information is well organized and the narrative is conversational. Although I’m going for fun and not as a filmmaker, the book makes me almost wish I had a film to enter.
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Very relevant for filmmakers playing on the festival circuit. Love it! Strongly recommended. a a a a a a a a a a a a
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The book itself is funny and informative. I'd give it 5 stars for the book itself. However, the main reason for buying this book is for the access it is supposed to give you to the ultimatefilmfest.com website. Unfortunately the website doesn't work.The Ultimate Film Fest Twitter and Facebook pages are also completely inactive and have been for quite some time so I don't have high hopes that the website is going to be up and running anytime soon. If you're buying this for the book itself go for it, but if you're buying it for the festival listings which were moved to the website in this edition of the book them save your money.
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The main reason I ordered the book was to get the URL to the film festival listings that supposedly comes with the purchase of the book...however that link provided takes you to an error page...not fun to pay for something only to find out that it no longer exists or the author just doesn't care enough about his readers and is selling them false info...
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