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Clay Randel is an independent filmmaker and actor based in Atlanta, GA. Since graduating from SCAD’s Film and Television program in 2011, he has gone on to write, direct, and produce a wide variety of projects including short films, documentaries, and plays.
Submission categories are the categories and genres that are considered at a Film Festival. When you go to their festival page the categories will be listed out.
The way you communicate with festivals is incredibly important because this will set the tone for your relationship with this festival or any festivals you contact.
It is so easy to get caught up in your film. We all think our projects are the best on the planet, but when it comes to the judges, they have very specific criteria that they judge on so you want to make sure you hit all of the sweet spots to ensure the best score possible for your project.
Every festival that you submit to has their own set of rules and regulations. It is very important to read these very carefully before you submit!
Now that you are ready to submit to Film Festivals, where do you start? There are thousands of film festivals all over the world, so how do you even begin to navigate which ones to submit your project to?
Now that you are ready to submit your film, you are at one of the most important steps of your festival journey: filling out your submission profile.
Jamie Janek has an eye for detail. She’s been writing sketches with her original production company GinBlo Productions until she relocated and branched out on her own.
A very unfortunate side of the Film Festival Industry are scammers. Anyone can start a Film Festival, and once they take your submission fee, it is very unlikely that you will get it back.
A media kit is a digital or physical kit that is a first look at your project and what it is about.