View Full Version : Film Festival advice

01-31-2006, 06:09 AM
Hi everyone.

I wasnt sure where to post this, so I hope this isnt too off topic.

Im about 2 weeks off finishing a short film (25 mins) The subject is pretty silly, has an 80's horror vibe.

I normally don't enter my films for competition/festivals. But I thought I might aswell as I've spend a long time on this one. I wondered if anyone could point me in the right direction as to where I could find a run down of competitions/screenings throughout the year. I am based in the UK but dont mind converting material and sending DVD's off to the states either.

I was hoping to do a mass blitz, forget about it and then move on and make something new. I just dont know where to submit it!

thanks in advance


01-31-2006, 06:37 AM

one of many...

01-31-2006, 10:30 AM

There are literally hundreds of festivals. The big ones, the ones that would do something for your career, are SXSW, Sundance, Slamdance, Toronto, Berlin, Cannes, New York (NOT NYIIFVF); but those are very very tough to get into.

01-31-2006, 10:41 AM
You might want to take a look at this, too.


01-31-2006, 10:50 AM
thanks everyone

My film isnt that good! It's too fickle and insubstantial for anything big - but I'll check out all the ones posted and see what seems suitable.

thanks for your help everyone, I just needed a start.