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Why You Need A Complete Film Festivals List

The greater your prestige, the greater your popularity, the greater your profit. Not always – the film industry is, after all, a capricious lover – but there is often a direct correlation. Said differently, exposure begets exposure begets possibilities. So bear with us and let us show, Why You Should Attend Film Festivals

Connections


Probably the most obvious advantage of attending film festivals is to meet more filmmakers. As Drea points out, there’s a unique opportunity at these events because almost everyone has the same interest as you. So, networking in this case doesn’t really feel like networking, at least in the stuffy corporate sense.

Imagine a place with thousands of potential friends, collaborators, and mentors just waiting to have a good conversation. All of this is to say that attending film festivals in  could be the easiest way to break out of our shell and push your film career to the next level. 

Exposure


It’s easy to be passive about your approach to movie-viewing. There’s a whole marketing machine designed to tell us what we should be watching. That’s why film festivals are so important. It’s a different form of curation. 

Because many of these films are not yet under distribution, you don’t have the suits at the major studios curating the films you have access to. They’re simply curated by people who love the art and craft of films just as much as you do. By going to these festivals, you’re able to get exposure to films that you may never have seen in the open market.

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It’s important to demystify the filmmaking process. After all, these are human beings making things, and that’s the exact same thing you’re doing, right? 

On a more logistical note, too, each film festival has their own quirks and habits for the type of films they accept, and by attending festivals, you can begin to learn which ones may work for your films in the future. It’s important to know where you stand in your own craft, and film festivals may be the best barometer to measure against. By attending them, you can see how far you need to go and, most importantly, how far you’ve come. Then, act accordingly. 

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How to Choose Your Film Festivals

Go Big

The iconic film festivals are iconic for a reason, and that means they’re probably worth checking out. They draw incredible films from incredible filmmakers. Plus, as Jim pointed out, there’s the opportunity to see something before the hype and media attention.

It’s important to take this whole experience with a grain of salt, because the festivals themselves bring their fair share of hype. But, the spectacle of the matter is an experience in itself. As filmmakers, we all dreamt of red carpets, camera flashes, and ornate theaters. And by attending festivals like Sundance, Tribeca, Cannes, and TIFF, you’re assuredly going to come face to face with them.

Go Regional

The film festival calendar has exploded in recent years, and that’s in no way a bad thing. If you don’t have the time, money, or energy to head to New York or France, regional film festivals may be a great option. In fact, they may be the better option.

And, if you’re shopping your own film, Jim pointed out that you shouldn’t pass up the regional festivals for the glitz and glamour of the iconic festivals.

At regional festivals, of which there are far too many to list here, you’re going to get an amplified version of the ‘why you should go’ reasons we listed above. Everyone is going to have even more shared interests as you, and they’ll be more open and accessible than you’d expect. 

Follow the Story

Whether you’re looking for a film festival to attend, or trying to decide which films to screen once you’re there,  it’s far more important to follow the story than the big premieres and well-known cast and crew.

Being a part of a discovery is a cool feeling, and by attending the festivals with smaller screenings and up-and-coming filmmakers, you’re going to be one of the first in the world to experience their work. 

Be Specific

With the growth of film festivals, there’s also been an increase in niche film festivals. So, whether you’re a filmmaker looking to get a film in the festival circuit, or if you just have specific tastes, don’t shy away from film festivals that only curate specific types of films.

 

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