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Filmmaker Toolkit: Festivals

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    Budding Filmmakers: Head To Glorious Iceland For The Reykjavik Film Festival's TransAtlantic Talent Lab

    Budding filmmakers: You have until July 15th to apply for a the Reykjavík International Film Festival's Transatlantic Talent Lab, a wholly unique educational experience taking place over four days this fall in one of the world's most truly spectacular settings.

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    Three Film Festival Tips for New and Emerging Filmmakers

    Every year, filmmakers flock to international film festivals like Cannes, Sundance, Toronto, Venice, and SXSW in search for distribution deals that will take their work to screens around the world. For many independent creators, the combined cost of travel, accommodation, meals and festival fees may...

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    Fantasia's Frontières International Co-Production Market Sets Off-Frontières Projects

    After announcing the 12 projects of its Frontières selection of film projects in May, the Frontières International Co-Production Market has now announced the event’s Off-Frontières line-up of projects. The projects, in this second group, feature "additional up-and-coming talents and experienced film...

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    It's Not All about the Money: How Filmmakers Should Decide Which Film Festivals Are Worth Going To

    The "Fair Trade for Filmmakers" debate has been raging for a few weeks now (See the original post from Sean Farnel and responses from Heather Croall, Tom Hall and Brian Newman. And also a blow-by-blow of a Full Frame Festival panel on the topic and a recap of that panel from Farnel), and as of yet, ...

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    8 Ways True/False Put Its Small, Charming Host City on the Film Festival Map

    Over the past ten years, a documentary film festival in Columbia, Missouri has become one of the most anticipated and highly regarded stops on the festival circuit. The True/False Film Fest, whose tenth installment took place this past weekend, is one of the city's biggest events. Though creating ...

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    The 7 Types of Film Festivals You Will Meet

    While there are myriad experiences to be had at any international film festival, there are strict taxonomical guidelines -- known only to a small conclave --defining the exactly seven types of film festivals. Following is a brief account of each.

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    Where Would the Money Come From? On Film Festivals, Distribution and the Economies of Change

    "Fair Trade for Filmmakers," an article by Sean Farnel that we published last week, attracted a lot of attention from filmmakers, festival programmers and other industry members, who carried on an intense debate in the comments about the feasibility of Sean's suggestion that festivals ...

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    Why the Hell is One of the Most Well-Respected Doc Fests in Columbia, Missouri?

    Just ten years in to creating their regional documentary festival, the creators of the True/False Film Fest in Columbia, Missouri are already running one of the most successful documentary film festivals in the world.

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    Fair Trade for Filmmakers: Is It Time For Festivals To Share Their Revenue?

    Over the past 20 years or so, film festivals have beget more film festivals like rabbits on alkyl nitrates. Even the Sundance Kid, progenitor of the contemporary independent film festival, questioned, on the opening of his event's 35th edition in Park City, if there were too many of these cinema...

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    Don't Be a Victim: How to Avoid Getting Duped By a Disreputable Film Festival

    As any filmmaker can tell you, rejection from a film festival stings. But it shouldn’t be because the festival is operating as a sham. The overwhelming majority of film festivals are legitimate forums for independent films that are run by professional directors and programmers that adhere to t...

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