Film Festivals: A Beginner's Guide
Indie filmmakers have always been welcomed into the spotlight of the silver screen thanks to film festivals. As a result, new filmmakers frequently enter film festivals in order to gain much-needed attention and reputation. However, getting into a film festival is no walk in the park; it takes a lot of hard work to get to the point where you can receive a direct entry.
As a result, the instruction will be uncomplicated and straightforward right from the start. The major focus should not be on getting into the festival; certainly, this is the first tip. Though it may seem strange, it is true that you should not only concentrate on how to enter the festival but also on how to make your film acceptable and appealing to the audience.
Don't overcomplicate your story; instead, keep it simple. Make it understandable to any part of society, rather than making it packed with multiple stars to attract attention. That is how you will be able to attract both the public and the festival curators. Finally, but certainly not least, develop relationships; having a well-established network is quite beneficial in marketing, so focus on that in the second place.