Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Sun, Aug 26, 2012
6:30pm

Seminars for Filmmakers 2012
Navigating The Film Festival World

Save money on pesky submission fees!

Figure out a festival strategy that is right for your film!

For most emerging filmmakers, the goal of launching a film on the film festival circuit begins with one singular dream: Sundance! But what lies beyond Sundance for you and your film? In this informative seminar, film festival programmer/film consultant Thomas Ethan Harris (former Director Of Programming Los Angeles Film Festival and Palm Springs International Festival Of Short Films) offers filmmakers practical tips and keen guidance to navigating the world of film festivals to maximum effect.

What are the most significant film festivals and showcases you should be considering right now before that ultimate Sundance dream fades and you are left with a very good film with no place to show it?

Discussion topics will include:

-A survey of the most important film festivals in both the United States and the international community.

-A breakdown and discussion of what particular film festivals are looking for and what individual film festivals respond to as they build their yearly slate of selected films.

-How to strategize the best festival release for your film.

-The growing importance of community and genre film festivals.

-Why establishing a good “perception” for your film in the film festival world may be the most valuable strategy of all.

-What do I do with my “work-in-process” film with festival deadlines quickly approaching. Is it worth submitting a WIP to Sundance or South By Southwest?

-Film Festival Diagnosis For Your Film: Do I have a “festival” movie? Before you spend all that money on submission fees, what is the primary definition of today’s “film festival” content?

Plus!

-Secret “insider tips” on submitting your film that will improve your chances of getting selected!

-A list of film festivals to avoid, and why!

Whether you are currently submitting your film to festivals, in production on your film, or even just prepping or writing your first film, everyone is encourage to check out this insightful, stimulating and empowering discussion of film festivals and film festival release strategy.

Special Ticket Prices: $20 General, $15 Student/Senior, $12 Member.
180 min.
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian • Sun, Aug 26, 2012 • 6:30pm

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