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Today we're sending out a message to our members encouraging them to renew their memberships for 2014 as part of our Kickstarter campaign. This post contains additional information in long form that we didn't think was appropriate to dump into our members' inboxes. If you're not a member, you're welcome to check it out to see what we're up to. Our members get year-round invitations to advance screenings and other perks, as well as all-you-can-watch movies at the annual Festival in the Spring.
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The Sessions Workshop, run by the Atlanta Film Festival, is designed to encourage the growth and development of established artists within the Atlanta film community. Our mission is to serve as an incubator for local filmmakers by providing a forum within which they can develop their skills through experimentation and rigorous peer-to-peer critique.
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.
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.
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!)