Mark Stolaroff recently posted a useful guide to festival strategy, Film Festival Strategy: Withoutaclue to Withoutabox in 16 Steps. The guide is based on Stolaroff’s 20 years of festival going experience and is offered as a teaser for his upcoming class in Los Angeles, The Art & Science of No-Budget Filmmaking.
His 16-step guide focuses on using strategy and persistence to navigate the festival circuit. He gives insight on how to decide which festivals to apply to and how to handle (almost inevitable) rejection. Importantly, he gives some helpful pointers on festival etiquette, including a reminder about how much you stand to gain by just being nice.
And if you’re in LA this August, consider checking out Mark Stolaroff’s upcoming course:
NO BUDGET FILM SCHOOL PRESENTS:
“The Art & Science of No-Budget Filmmaking”
Saturday & Sunday, August 4 & 5, 2012 * 9:30am – 6:00pm
Raleigh Studios – Los Angeles, CA
For more information and to register, visit: http://nobudgetfilmschool.eventbrite.com/