Media Kits: why they are essential for your film or screenplay

by Aug 24, 2022Weekly Blog Posts0 comments


A media kit is a digital or physical kit that is a first look at your project and what it is about. This will be all of the information that best summarizes what your project is about and all of your media materials, so it is easy to access and distribute.

The main purpose of a media kit is to showcase and sell your project; it needs to look good, polished, valuable, and clearly communicate what your project is all about. You always want to give your project any edge you can so you stand out and look as professional as possible.

Media Kits are vital when:

• Pitching your project
• Submitting to film festivals
• Featuring your project to PR and News outlets
• Meeting with potential investors

Some things to include in your media kit

• Film Poster
• Still production shots
• Cast and crew headshots and bios

All of these items personalize your media kit and give whoever is viewing it a better idea of your project and your team. 

Putting together a media kit can be time consuming but you want to make sure it looks great

We created a media kit template that is the perfect layout to showcase your project. It is fully customizable and sent as a template in Canva that is ready for you to import your own material. We took the guesswork out of it for you so you can put your energy towards getting more eyes on your project! 

You can get a full list of what is needed in your media kit by purchasing our Film Festival Submitters Guide that includes a FREE customizable media kit template.


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