The film festival submission process can be extremely daunting for filmmakers, especially those that have no experience on the festival circuit. Many filmmakers neglect to understand what festivals are truly looking for with their submissions, and don’t give themselves the best chance possible to get programmed.
In today’s episode, Karolyne Sosa, Programming Director for DTLAFF, sheds light on the programming process – sharing inside info from behind the scenes, outlining exactly what goes into creating a festival slate. Topics discussed include: programming blind submissions vs. curated films, optimizing communication with festivals, what the programming process entails, how to pre-market your work, what happens after getting programmed, and much more.
Check out Episode 48: Getting Your Indie Film Programmed At Festivals With Karolyne Sosa
To submit your film for free to DTLAFF, be one of the first 10 listeners to e-mail: info@DTLAFF.com with the subject: DTLAFF & Noam Kroll
Noam Kroll is an award-winning Los Angeles based filmmaker, and the founder of the boutique production house, Creative Rebellion. His work can be seen at international film festivals, on network television, and in various publications across the globe. Follow Noam on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for more content like this!