As the current president of Women in Film & Television FL, I have been trying to have monthly events that cover all aspects of the industry. This month on Monday, Sept. 26 WIFT will host a seminar entitled Film Festivals 101 at dMAC. From budgeting for entry fees and marketing to knowing when to say when. Learn everything you ever wanted to know about the Film Festival circuit from local experts Mike Monello, Haxan Films (The Blair Witch Project); Rich Grula, Director of Operations/Film Festival Coordinator, UCF School of Film & Digital Media; Matthew Curtis, Programming Director, Enzian Theater/Florida Film Festival; and Carol Chiodini, Writer/Filmmaker/Professor (Action Woman). For more info, visit the WIFT website.
Along the same lines, I was recently interviewed by former Enzianite and dear friend, Alicia Conway (along with some other great folks from around the country) for an article about marketing your independent film for Backstage Magazine. Check it out at Backstage.com.