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Getting into a film festival is an exciting accomplishment for any filmmaker, but how do you make the most of the opportunity? By properly positioning yourself and your movie, you can attract the interest of distributors, agents, managers, and producers.  But if you don't, you will have wasted an opportunity to further your career.  In this FilmTalk, you will learn five common mistakes filmmakers make at film festivals and how to avoid them.



  • 30:05 video that features the FilmTalk presentation and follow-up Q&A with host Jason Tomaric
  • Companion guide



  • Common mistakes filmmakers make at film festivals
  • How to budget your film festival trip
  • How to develop marketing materials
  • How to prepare your electronic press kit during production
  • How to improve your social media presence
  • How to plan your festival release for maximum exposure and impact
  • How to effectively market and connect with producers, agents, and managers
The videos are a big leap forward for contemporary classroom videos, utilizing clean greenscreen, working professionals and 16:9. The film is well-paced and will be a great addition to classroom instruction. It is designed and constructed in ways both interesting and accessible to student filmmakers. I hope to utilize the material in my classroom!”
   - Tom Dunphy, Orange-Ulster BOCES