The Complete Filmmaker's Guide to Film Festivals: Your All Access Pass to launching your film on the festival circuit

The Complete Filmmaker's Guide to Film Festivals: Your All Access Pass to launching your film on the festival circuit

by Rona Edwards, Monika Skerbelis
     
 

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The first step-by-step “How To” guide to film festivals, offering filmmakers a bird’s eye view of what it takes to have a successful festival experience. Practical, hands-on information with examples and exercises to help the filmmaker include:
Targeting the right festivals;
Creating a press kit;
Promoting and branding your

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The first step-by-step “How To” guide to film festivals, offering filmmakers a bird’s eye view of what it takes to have a successful festival experience. Practical, hands-on information with examples and exercises to help the filmmaker include:
Targeting the right festivals;
Creating a press kit;
Promoting and branding your film;
Promoting and branding yourself;
Filling out entry forms;
Creating a logline;
And much more.

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Library Journal
While red tape, business management, and marketing may not be part of one's original creative envisioning of a project, once a film has been made they are by far the most important players. Industry veterans and filmmaking and screenwriting consultants Edwards and Skerbelis lay out how to research and target film festivals and provide detailed guides to top-tier, short-film, student, and niche festivals. A well-organized laundry list of sundry topics ranges from film submissions, legal checklists, and financing considerations to making the festival circuit work for you, distribution options in our modern world, how films are sold, and how different film markets work. The authors flesh out the process with their own examples and Q&As with distributors, producers, buyer's reps, and filmmakers who've gone the festival route. VERDICT The real work begins after a film is made. The authors do a good job of balancing potentially tough truths with an encouraging tone. An important companion to any "how to make it in filmmaking" guide, with the added value of such resources as screening room listings, a comprehensive list of international film festivals and websites, and commonly used forms.—Ben Malczewski, Ypsilanti Dist. Lib., MI

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781615930883
Publisher:
Wiese, Michael Productions
Publication date:
04/01/2012
Pages:
361
Sales rank:
289,617
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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