Suggested reading for FLM362, FLM365.
Jam-packed with hard-earned knowledge, tips, and secrets on how to enter film festivals, promote your movie and succeed! It covers everything from what festivals to submit to, how to maximise your money, secure an international presence, deal with rejection, gain publicity, harness the power of social media, what a sales rep does and much more. Included are exclusive filmmaker discounts on services/products from the festival platform, Report, subtitling company, Captionmax, and promo merchandisers, Medias Frankenstein, and The Ink Spot.
Explore the genesis stories of 16 film festivals - hear the honest tales of heartache and passion - and discover the lasting impact of their events on their communities and the film industry. Interviews with the founders of- AFIDocs- CineKink- Citizen Jane Film Festival- Cucalorus Film Festival- EcoFocus Film Festival- Edmonton International Film Festival- GI Film Festival- Holly Shorts Film Festival- Pasadena International Film Festival- Portland Film Festival- ReelShorts Film Festival- SF IndieFest- Sidewalk Film Festival- SXSW- Tribeca Film Festival - WAMMFest- Woods Hole Film Festival.
Focusing on the world's most famous festivals, Film Festivals tells the story of a phenomenon that began in the midst of geopolitical disputes in war-torn Europe. De Valck shows how festivals turned the odds into advantages and developed into a successful global network. Taking into account the oft multilateral influences of major actors, such as Hollywood, the avant-garde, and political/economic agendas, the book offers a comprehensive understanding of film festivals. A must-read for everyone interested in quality film cultures that revolve around cultural value, aesthetic innovation, and socio-political relevance.