Film Festival Basics


Film Festivals

Film festivals are great opportunities to view films that you wouldn't necessarily catch at your local multiplex. With the help of the Internet, you can investigate the many types of film festivals. Once you've located your niche, check schedules, purchase tickets, or even watch films online. You'll also learn how to submit your own work to festivals and keep up with film festival news. The only thing you'll have to find on your own is a tight black turtleneck.

Film Festival Basics

Unless you know exactly what film you want to see at a particular festival, it's worth checking out these sites, which compile information about multiple festivals and keep you updated on industry news. Whether you want to find out which festivals are top-rated or search for a festival in your town, the sites below provide the overviews, databases, and directories you'll need.

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  • Some film festivals are traveling festivals; you can check online to see what cities the festival is going to.
  • If you find a festival that interests you but isn't happening for a while, sign up for its e-mail newsletter so you can stay connected as the event approaches.
  • Some search engines allow you to search for upcoming festivals by month, and others allow you to search by city or country. Others combine both. If you don't find what you're looking for right away, consider employing multiple directories.
  • Filmmakers who don't know where to submit their material can also take advantage of the sites below to search for suitable competitions.

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