EXPORT COMPLETE flashes across your laptop's screen. Your latest video is done. You want to show it to as many people as possible. You want applause, feedback, and that satisfaction of an audience seeing your hard work. But where do you show your content? The world of content distribution has exploded over the last decade with streaming services, YouTube, and social media all demanding your content be on their platform. There is one that should still always be a consideration; film festivals. With so many outlets for your creative content why do film festivals still matter and how do you use them to advance your career?
2. Add a Project with Details, Link, and any other relevant information. Then start searching festivals
3. You can filter out festivals to show only ones with a Student Category
4. Find a festival and click on it. You'll see deadlines, categories, and prices.
5. Select your category and you will go to this page.
6. Follow the instructions and make your payment. CONGRATS! You have just submitted your film to the festival. It will be accepted or declined by the festival committee. If accepted, you will get an email letting you know your film will play at the festival.
Film Festivals are a great way to start building your career whether you are a high school student or a professional. They keep your skills sharp, and helps you keep in touch with what clicks with an audience. Even though there are many other avenues to show your work; film festivals should still be considered for the experience you can receive.
If you are a local Michigan teen filmmaker there is a great opportunity for you. The Kent County Teen Film Festival is happening in Grand Rapids on February 29, 2020. Click the link for details: https://www.kdl.org/teens/teen-film-festival