The ultimate film festival survival guide

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Lone Eagle Publishing, 1999 - Performing Arts - 311 pages
Learn the secrets of Sundance, Telluride, Slamdance and over five hundred film festivals worldwide. This comprehensive and eye-opening guide is jam packed with information for filmmakers and film lovers alike. The Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide reveals how to get a film accepted and what to do after acceptance, from putting together a press kit to putting on a great party to actually closing a deal. The Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide takes the reader backstage to uncover comprehensive listings of over 500 Film Festivals to enter with travel tips and contact information; in-depth analysis of the Top 10 Film Festivals; the history of film festivals; what makes a great festival; notes for the festival traveller; what to do after your film gets accepted; how to create a poster that gets attention; who to invite to your screening; interviews with festival directors; war stories from top festival filmmakers; the parties - the single most important event; top 10 lines to use when crashing a party; where to find the best bars and breakfast dives; and how to make festival politics work for you.

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American independent cinema has skyrocketed in the 1990s, with venues like the Sundance Film Festival launching critical and box-office hits. Gore has covered this emerging market in his magazine ... Read full review

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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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