Choosing what festivals to submit your short or feature film to can be challenging even for experienced filmmakers. The right strategy can help define whether your film will make the cut and reach larger audiences. It can open up to distribution opportunities and put you on the track for your next projects.
This course is designed to help filmmakers navigate the Film Festival landscape and understand the role festivals play in the market. It covers both shorts and features. Students learn about different types of festivals and niches suitable for different genres, and how to create a festival strategy based on their project’s needs. Beyond festivals, the course explores online distribution opportunities as a way of reaching larger audiences.
Each week students can participate in a 1-hour LIVE class and interact directly with the instructor and other classmates. You can access recorded files of the classes and supporting materials at any time and study at your own convenience. After each class, you work on theoretical and practical exercises and receive feedback from the instructor. At the end of the course, you will have worked on a specific strategy for your projects.
Film festivals – understand the landscape.
Navigating your festival acceptance and preparing for what’s next.
Our online courses are handled inside Blackboard, one of the most advanced LMS platforms for online education. Blackboard integrates its platform with a tool called Collaborate. Collaborate is a virtual classroom where students and instructor can interact using a camera and a microphone.
You will watch the instructor speak live and will be able to ask questions and interact using your own video and audio feed. The instructor can also set up dedicated group activities, dividing the class in smaller groups to assign discussions, much like in an actual classroom.
All live classes are recorded, so if you miss the class on the scheduled time don’t worry. You can access the recorded file at any time during the course.
Inside the platform you will find all the contents of your course: the class script, workbook, exercises, assignments and supporting materials that will enrich your learning experience.
We take a hands-on approach to learning, so you will work on practical assignments and receive personalized feedback from the instructor.
If you miss the real-time, LIVE class, you can access the recorded version of the class, as well as supporting materials, any time during the course.
Class size limited to 24 students.
Instructor’s location: Los Angeles, CA.