Classes, Workshops, & Seminars Held by the Atlanta Film Festival
Maybe you're new to the world of film festivals. Or you've been at it a while and you're frustrated with the results. This hour-long online film festival seminar is designed to give you a solid foundation in these key areas of the film festival circuit:
- Before you even think about submitting
- Submissions strategy - saving money & finding the right fit
- What to do on the ground at a film festival
- Plus: your questions answered (as many as we can cram in during the allotted time!)
A sizable and passionately engaged audience for your film provides the proof that may tip the scale in your favor for a traditional distribution deal or could provide opportunities for raising additional funds from donation sites to help realize a self distribution plan. But it takes a clear marketing strategy and plan to gather an audience. Many independent filmmakers still are not adequately prepared for the time, effort and money it will take to raise awareness for their films and lack the knowledge to utilize today’s digital tools to reach their audience.
Join Marketing/Ops Director Chris Holland and Artistic Director Charles Judson for a discussion of the progress and management of the Atlanta Film Festival's Kickstarter campaign. We'll talk expectations vs reality, mistakes made and corrective actions taken, and what seems to be working. Plus, a few tips and tricks for making donation calls without feeling sleazy. This webinar is free and open to the public.
When you start making a short film, you soon realize there are hundreds of things you're expected to know to make that film successful. In this webinar, "Film Festival Secrets" author Chris Holland imparts his favorite secrets about the life of a short film from completion to festival run to distribution.
Part 4 of Kathy Cabrera's Making a Short Film 101 class. This class will give guidance not only to those interested in directing their own short films, but also to writers, producers, actors, directors of photography and camera crew on how to effectively work with a film’s director in a collaborative effort by gaining a better understanding for the role the director plays; and how to be selective about the projects they work on depending on the director’s attitude, openness to total team involvement and commitment to completing a high-quality film in a set period of time.