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Masterclass: Finding Film Festival Success


Thu 22 Oct 2015, 6:30pm–9:00pm

Where: Metro Screen, Corner of Oxford Street and Oatley Road, Paddington, New South Wales

Restrictions: 18+


Listed by: metro

Each year, Sundance Film Festival receives over 8,000 short film submissions and programs just 60-80. Your festival strategy begins long before you finish the film. Hopefully, before you even roll camera! Attend this masterclass to give your film the best chance of success.

There are thousands of film festivals across the world – all with different deadlines, premiere requirements, rules and regulations. So what should your approach be?

This masterclass is a must for those wanting to distribute their short film or independent feature through film festivals both in Australia and internationally.

Masterclass content:
- Navigating the film festival landscape
- Giving your film its best chance at success
- Which festivals to target and why
- What sort of information to include in your submissions
- Which festival submission platforms to use
- Materials you need to have prepared and ready to go once you’re accepted
- And much more

Led by Ruth Saunders:
Ruth worked for AFTRS for over thirty years, where she established and headed the Sales and Distribution department. Ruth has worked with all the major international film festivals, managing three short films to Oscar® nominations and representing four packages of short films at Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival in France. She has worked with sales agents as well as broadcasters and exhibitors around the world, generating over $1 million in revenue. Ruth now runs her own short film consultancy, distribution and training service and is looking forward to sharing her expertise.

Date: Thursday 22 October
Time: 6.30pm – 9pm
Cost: $60
Early Bird Discount: book by 3 October and save 10% using code MASTER.