Chris Gore's Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide: The Essential Companion for Filmmakers and Festival-goers

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Watson-Guptill Publications, 2009 - Performing Arts - 307 pages
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The guerrilla guide to marketing and selling an indie film Some people are just there for the loot bags. But most of the people at a film festival are trying to market and sell an independent film. Don’t be just one of the horde. UseChris Gore’s Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guideto help your indie film stand out!Entertainment Weeklyloves Gore’s book, calling it a “treatise on schmoozing, bullying, and otherwise weaseling one's way into the cinematic madness known as film festivals.” The newly revised and updated fourth edition includes full listings for more than 1,000 film festivals, with complete tips and contact information, plus in-depth analysis of the Big Ten festivals. With detailed, fresh how-tos for marketing, distributing, and selling a film and using websites to build buzz, plus interviews with top festival filmmakers, step-by-steps on what to do after your film gets accepted, and explanations of how to distribute a film, Chris Gore’s guide tells filmmakers exactly how to become a player in the indie world. • Complete listings for more than 1,000 festivals—find the best for indie, documentary, short, student, digital, animation, more • How to work every festival from every angle • In-depth analysis of the top ten festivals • Includes a CD-rom!

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User Review  - takah - LibraryThing

This is one damn helpful book. Author Gore has greatly improved the title over the course of his revisions; in this edition gone are the full festival listings in favor of more content. This is a wise choice, as festivals open up shop and shut it down before the book is done at the printer! Read full review

About the author (2009)

Chris Gore has been called "a pit bull of journalism" and the "Gen-X Leonard Maltin." He founded" Film Threat "magazine in 1985 and the popular magazine gave him access to scores of unfinished, underground, and cult films. He lives in Los Angeles

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