cinema life blog
How to make you and your submission stand out
At Cinema Life we want to show you the ropes of what will make you and your submission stand out to all festivals.
How to have a clear picture of your target audience
You don’t want to be too broad and say anyone from 0-85 will love this film. Be as specific as possible about the type of audience that will love this project.
How Unsubscribing From Emails Can Get You Disqualified from Film Festivals
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!
Filmmaker Feature: Kyle Lau
Kyle Lau is a writer/director originally from the Bay Area. He is the Co-Producer on AWKWAFINA IS NORA FROM QUEENS, where he was nominated for the WGA Award for Best Episodic Comedy for his penned episode on Season One.
Filmmaker Feature: Greyson Welch
Greyson’s work is defined not only by the quality of his end product, but by his tireless work ethic and ability to collaborate.
Pitch Deck: the visual showcase of your project
Your pitch deck is going to be the visual showcase of your project that highlights what your project is about and the details that come with it.
Imagine you get onto an elevator on the 1st floor going to the 60th floor of a building, and right before the doors close, the biggest executive at the most popular TV/Film studio hops on with you.
Filmmaker Feature: Clay Randel
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.
Festival communication. Dos and Don’ts
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.