The most important bit of advice for Indie Filmmakers!

As Film Festival programmers, we spend quite a lot of time looking for interesting films to invite for submission to our Festival.

The number one bit of advice we have for any Indie Filmmaker is …


We read about awesome sounding films all the time, and then start googling away. For about 25% of the films we seek, we cannot find any contact information at all – nothing on Facebook, no website, no email address. We cannot invite your film if we cannot find you!

Always create a Facebook page for your film!  You can also create a website using WordPress or other similar sites for free.   And, once you have a way to be contacted, be sure to monitor that email address regularly.

Can you be found?  Google your film’s name and director’s name — if nothing comes up in the first two Google pages, you may be missing out!


About Winter Film Awards

Winter Film Awards (WFA) is a volunteer-run and operated celebration of the diversity of local and international film-making. Our Mission is to recognize excellence in cinema and to promote learning and artistic expression for people at all stages of their artistic careers with a focus on nurturing emerging filmmakers and helping them gain recognition and contacts to break into this difficult industry. We pride ourselves on our diverse collection of Festival selections, allowing our audience to enjoy films they normally wouldn’t think to seek out. WFA is a minority- and women-owned registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Posted on July 15, 2014, in Filmmaking Tips & Advice and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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