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There are plenty of sites online where you can submit your films to competitions, contests, and even film festivals. Some of the contests offer big paychecks or film festival debuts for first prize and others simply allow you the opportunity to share your film with the world. The sites below will help you find contests, competitions, and smaller festivals, as well as offer information about the submission process.
- Be sure to check submission guidelines. Does the festival or contest want 35mm or will they accept a DVD?
- Make sure your submission is not too long. The guidelines are very strict for most contests.
- Make sure you have a fast Internet connection, or it could take a very long time to upload your film to the site.
- Many of the major film festivals allow amateur filmmakers to submit their own films; just because the film festival has a big name doesn't mean that you should count yourself out. Check the site for yourself.
- The process for submitting a film to a contest or a film festival is fairly straightforward, but it does vary from one site to the next. Be sure to read carefully all of the submission guidelines online before you press "send," or else all of your hard work will be for naught.