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Step by Step Guideline for New Filmmakers on Submission to a Festival

Film festivals are the platform that provides recognition to the films, hence, all filmmaker aims at getting their films enlisted to a popular festival. Not only filmmakers even actors and videographers also look for a festival in order to build their network in the film world. But what is the process to submit a project to the festival? This blog will be a guide to all the steps that would help you to submit your project to the right festival.

Fitting the festival:

You have to study the requirements and criteria of the Film Festival whether your film is fitting the festival or not. Festivals take submissions on certain categories; if your film comes under the category then you can definitely submit it to that festival.

Your film genre:

Before choosing the festival to submit your movie, you need to focus on the type of film you are making. Be selective in choosing the genre on which you should make the film because it is the important factor that is looked for during the submission. Focus on the category which is liked by the audiences and which is the best category of a festival.

Keen research is needed:

Whatever you do you must research at first, as it would help you to understand the niche of the festivals and the public as well. Different festivals have different perspectives and event plans, when you have decided 6to submit your film to a festival you need to know about all the important Knicks and knacks of the respective festival. The research will keep you updated and you could choose accordingly on which festival you would prefer to submit your project. Moreover, there are certain festivals that may sound tempting but are actually of no worth, be careful while choosing the festival.

Scheduling is important:

Once all the research is done and your project is ready for submission, schedule the important dates of the festival deadlines. A festival has different dates before the final event. Early bird deadline, regular deadline, last deadline, notification date, and event date; are the schedule for any festival. There may be some changes for different festivals; you need to be updated on that.

These are some of the factors which you need to count while looking for a festival to submit your project. And last but not least be confident in your work always.