Film Festival Advice From a Filmmaker’s Perspective

In the years that we've participated in film festivals, we've watched as many events have come and gone by the wayside. It's exciting to see new festivals pop up, but I worry that they won't be able to sustain themselves over the long haul. So it was exciting when Mark Den Blyker, director of Hollywood Divine…

How to Make the Most of Film Festivals

Last month I shared why filmmakers need film festivals. Now I'd like to talk about how to make the most of your festival experience. First, you have to be selective about which festivals you submit to. It's easy to get caught up in festival fever and submit indiscriminately, but if you're not careful, you're just…

Why Filmmakers Need Film Festivals

Kingdomwood Christian Film Festival

If you've got a big budget movie with stars and studio backing, film festivals are probably a waste of your time. But if you're a small indie film struggling to get noticed, film festivals can be the ticket to getting the attention and validation you need. When we made The Good Book, we were in…

Film Festival Tips From Festival Directors

Christian Worldview Film Festival

For most indie filmmakers, festivals are a key step in marketing and promoting the movie. Having a film screen at festivals can provide new audiences, press opportunities, and even distribution. Winning awards provides validation that the movie is worth checking out. But what does it take to impress festival programmers and judges? That's what I…