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.
Unless you know exactly what film you want to see at a particular festival, it's worth checking out ... read more »
Even a cursory glance of the search results of the term "film festival" on the Internet ... read more »
Online film festivals are film festivals which are held entirely online. Usually, films are shown ... read more »
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Although official film festival sites provide plenty of information, sometimes it can be more fun to get your news from an alternative source. Not only will blogs and forums keep you posted on new developments and daily gossip, but you can also benefit from reading the opinions of film fans like yourself. You might even consider posting some of your own.
- Many film festivals have a "Forum" or "Blog" page that will likely have reviews of films currently being shown at the festival as well as reviews of the festival itself.
- Remember that sometimes, people write on blogs only when they have something to complain about. Try to read from a number of sources to get an accurate take on the subject.
- It's easy to contribute to a blog or forum-you usually just have to pick a username and password, submit your e-mail, and you're set. It's almost always free to post and read blogs.
- The people in charge of running the festivals often read the blogs and forums for valuable feedback about how the festival went; so if you have something to say, don't hold back. Your comment might make a difference in next year's festival.
has a frequently updated "Forums" section. Here, you can find information about upcoming submission deadlines, new calls for films, and more. Registration is required to post messages.
has a forum with frequently updated information regarding industry happenings, reviews of recently released films, and film festival reviews.
is a great source for news, gossip, and film reviews related to film festivals. The site is organized into a number of sections, located at the top, which include "in depth," "insider" and "on the scene." The blog section is updated every couple of days.
Ain't It Cool News
is a good example of a site which has reviews of one particular film festival-this one happens to be of the Los Angeles Film Festival. The site has reviews, a chat section, and a "Top Talkbacks" (a forum section) as well. You can find this under the "Chat" page.
The Hollywood Reporter
has news and information about major film festivals all over the world. You can subscribe to the site, and there's a calendar with film and art listings (check under the tab that interests you for a related calendar of events).
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