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The Complete Filmmaker's Guide to Film Festivals

The Complete Filmmaker's Guide to Film Festivals
Your Price: $34.95 CDN
Author: Rona Edwards and Monika Skerbelis
Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 285
Pub. Date: 2012
ISBN-10: 1615930884
ISBN-13: 9781615930883

About the Book:

"Whether you're heading for Sundance or SilverDocs, this is a must-have for the indie filmmaker."

Here it is! Your fast-pass to success on the film festival circuit! The Complete Filmmaker's Guide to Film Festivals is loaded with examples and inspiring yet pragmatic information. This step-by-step guide to film festivals offers filmmakers a bird's eye view of what it takes to have a successful festival experience.

Includes:
• Targeting the right festivals
• Creating a press kit
• Promoting and branding your film
• Promoting and branding yourself
• Filling out entry forms
• Creating a logline
• And much, much more!

Learn from industry professionals, Rona Edwards and Monika Skerbelis, who are in the trenches producing films, programming film festivals and are respected speakers, panellists and jurors, as they provide never-before-published industry tips on how you can make the biggest impact on the film festival circuit.

What people say:

"Finally! A straight-shooting guide to the film festival circuit. Skerbelis' and Edwards' research pays off in this comprehensive guide to navigating your film through markets and festivals. Whether you're heading for Sundance or SilverDocs, this is a must-have for the indie filmmaker." — Tony Safford, Executive VP, World-Wide Acquisitions, 20th Century Fox

"A thorough and accessible guide to how to make the most of your film festival experience, especially for first-timers trying to crack the code." — Pamela Koffler, Killer Films; Executive Producer, Mildred Pierce, Boys Don’t Cry

"Rona and Monika have done an excellent job encapsulating their careers as both festival organizers and filmmakers to present a pathway for new artists to participate in the film festival world… an important resource for any festival goer looking to better understand the history and opportunity of festivals around the world." — David Straus, Co-Founder, Withoutabox

About the Author:

Rona Edwards worked as Vice President of Creative Affairs for Emmy-winner John Larroquette (Night Court), Academy-Award Winner Michael Phillips (Close Encounters Of The Third Kind) and Emmy-winner Fern Field (Monk) before she becoming an independent producer. She currently teaches a wide variety of courses including Visual Storytelling, Screenwriting Fundamentals, Creative Producing and Development, and Maneuvering Film Festivals As an Assistant Professor at Chapman University.

Monika Skerbelis is a former Vice President of Creative and Executive Story Editor for Universal Pictures' story department. Prior to Universal, she was Story Editor for 20th Century Fox and began her career as an assistant in the Story Department for Paramount Pictures. She is a programming director for The American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at the Cannes Film Festival and was the artistic & programming director for the Big Bear Lake International Film Festival for 14 years. She teaches feature film development at UCLA Extension, Riverside City College, and also taught Basic Screenwriting at Chapman University.