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Indiewire: Essential Festival Tips for Filmmakers

Indiewire recently posted a round-up of all their advice for filmmakers when it comes to festivals, including the application process, preparing for your first festival, and even what to do if you want to start your own fest! It’s worth checking out…

There are countless film festivals out there, but which one is the right one for you? And once you get accepted to a film festival, what’s the next step? Let Indiewire serve as your resource to film festivals. Below you’ll find articles covering everything you’ll need to know from how and where to apply, to what festivals expect from you and how to follow-up after the festival’s over.

Read the whole post here. 

Indiewire: Why Filmmakers Need the Festival Forum

In a recent post for Indiewire, IFP Festival Forum Executive Committee member Deirdre Haj outlines the work that we do and makes the case for why festivals are a crucial piece of the filmmaking ecosystem. We’ve excerpted a few key quotes below, but please find the entire article here.

 

“I am proud to say that the 200 members of the IFP Festival Forum (soon to be a stand alone organization called the Film Festival Alliance) believe in collaboration, not competition, and this is a very good thing for filmmakers on the festival circuit and for the audiences who come to see films.”

 

“Up until now, there has been no formal way for film festival professionals to communicate and learn from one another on a consistent basis.”

 

“The film festival circuit in the United States is vibrant, healthy and a more powerful distribution tool for independent film than a short run in New York or LA.”

 

“The plethora of established and humming film festivals in the United States is testament to the fact that audiences still want to see films together in a theater, and if they can hear from the filmmaker firsthand, they will come and pay to do so.”

 

“The Festival Forum will work to make sure that the filmmaker experience is the best one possible, and that our fellow festival organizers have the tools and resources to deliver the best event for them and their audiences. That’s why we do our jobs in the first place.”

 

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