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 …
BE FINDABLE !!!!
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!