Film Fesitval Strategy
> Think about this early, be smart and plan.
> Get to know and build relationships with programmers (Meet them at film markets and festivals they program)
> Many films are trying to get attention and get write-ups at each festival. Usually, a couple films get selected for more detailed coverage. When the filmmaker’s story is interesting, you are more likely to get written up.
While planning your festival strategy, you need to think about what you want to achieve from festivals? What is your submissions cost? And look up last year’s results of that festival: what was press attendance and coverage like? Do distributors attend it? Did other filmmakers sell films there? What type of press did the filmmakers from last year get?