Attention Atlanta-area filmmakers – in cooperation with the Atlanta Film Festival and the Plaza Theater, I am offering a one-day seminar on film festival strategy scheduled for Saturday, December 8th at the Plaza. If you have a film that you’re submitting to festivals now or will be soon, this three-part class will help you create a festival strategy for your film.
Each two-hour class session will include a Q&A with yours truly, and a brief evaluation of a film selected from attendees’ submissions. (After you register for the class, you will receive instructions on how to submit your film for possible evaluation.)
Part one focuses on your film and how to evaluate its readiness for the festival circuit. We’ll talk about how to get honest feedback, what festival programmers are looking for, and common mistakes filmmakers make.
Part two will cover submissions strategy – how to find the best festivals for your film, submissions tactics, and how to save money.
In part three, we’ll talk about marketing your film at festivals. This session will cover finding your audience, putting together press materials, and getting people to show up at your screenings.
You can attend just the sessions you’re interested in or sign up for all three at a discount.
It’s been a while since I’ve mentioned the 7 Days to a Film Festival Strategy seminar. Unlike my live seminars, this one is delivered as an email “class” once per day for seven days. For the rest of February, this seminar is available for just $2.99.
If you’re submitting to film festivals and feeling like you’re not getting anywhere, this seminar will help you zero in on the festivals that matter most to your particular film.
Get started now.
The feedback I got from the previous seminar date was that there needed to be evening and weekend options. Ask and ye shall receive: now you can attend the “Top Ten Tips for the Film Festival Circuit” seminar on Wednesday December 14th at 9pm and on Saturday December 17th at 3pm.
Check out the full description of this 90 minute seminar with live Q&A on the seminars page.
One of the more popular talks I give at festivals and related events is a workshop on “The Top 10 Tips for the Film Festival Circuit.” This workshop introduces new filmmakers to some basic festival concepts and helps experienced filmmakers get more from their festival run. For the first time ever I’m holding this talk as an online seminar on Thursday, December 1st 2011 at 3pm EST. Included in this workshop is a live Q&A session with yours truly, during which I’ll answer as many questions as I can. I’m allowing 90 minutes for the full session so odds are good we’ll get everyone’s questions answered.
Some of the topics I’ll be covering in the seminar:
- Making sure your film is ready for festivals
- Setting goals for your festival run
- Getting your submissions organized
- Submitting strategically
- Saving money on submissions fees
Spots in the webinar are limited so if you’re interested, please register now using the form below.