About the Book:
The essential go-to guide to film festivals is now even better!
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. Chris Gore's guide tells you exactly how to become a player in the indie world. Entertainment Weekly loves Gore's book, calling it a "treatise on schmoozing, bullying, and otherwise weaseling one's way into the cinematic madness known as film festivals."
Film festival veteran Chris Gore has long been dedicated to steering thousands of indie filmmakers and festival-goers through the challenges, excitement, and rewards of the festival scene with an irresistible combination of straight talk, encouragement, humor, and irreverence. No matter what type of film -- narrative feature, documentary, or short -- this book reveals industry secrets for successfully marketing and selling your movie. The revised and updated fourth edition includes:
All-new interviews with top festival filmmakers: Seth Gordon (The King of Kong), Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me), Jeremy Coon (Napoleon Dynamite), Joe Swanberg (Kissing on the Mouth), Paul Rachman (American Hardcore), Grace Lee (American Zombie), and many more
Insider knowledge of the marketplace through case studies that detail exactly how films are sold and for how much
Step-by-steps on what to do after your film gets accepted. Proven do-it-yourself publicity and marketing techniques covering everything from making the trailer to poster design to online promotion using websites to build buzz, as well as tips designed to pack the theater with an adoring audience
Analysis of the Top 10 festivals, plus hundreds more
Tips on how-to crash a festival and the parties to get access to the VIPs
Plus access to Chris Gore's online database with up-to-the minuter information for every film festival in the Universe!
Chris Gore's The Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide is the bible for filmmakers touring on the festival circuit. Use this book to help your indie film stand out!
What people say:
"Chris Gore's Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide teaches the reader how to enter over 1,000 film fests worldwide, including ones specializing in independent, documentary, digital, animation, international, sci-fi, fantasy, horror, short films, and much more. Including tips, tricks, and techniques for winning cash prizes, the Chris Gore's Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide draws upon the author's considerable experience as a writer, filmmaker, television personality, and all around globetrotter to film festivals worldwide -- as well as being the host of FilmThreat.com. This is a very highly recommended resource which is simply packed with interviews and general advice, as well as specific details and summaries of the film festivals themselves...." — The Book Watch
"Chris Gore's book was my film festival bible. It saved my sauce when I entered the festival circuit. Every aspiring filmmaker should own it. It's the shizzle." — Jared Hess, director of Napoleon Dynamite
"A must on the bookshelf of any filmmaker making the rounds on the festival circuit. Chris Gore's book was an irreplaceable tool for me while finishing Super Size Me, and once we got to Sundance, this book saved my life." — Morgan Spurlock, director of Super Size Me
About the Author:
Chris Gore is an author, columnist, television host, and filmmaker who has built a solid reputation as the brutally honest founder of the legendary Film Threat. He has traveled the world for more than 20 years to over 100 film festivals. He is the co-writer and producer of My Big Fat Independent Movie. Chris lives in Los Angeles.