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The Complete Filmmaker's Guide to Film Festivals: Your All Access Pass to Launching Your Film on the Festival Circuit

At a Glance

  • Step-by-step guide to maneuvering film festivals
  • Never-before-published industry tips on how you can make the biggest impact on the film festival circuit
  • Loaded with examples and inspiring yet pragmatic information

Here it is! Your fast-pass to success on the film festival circuit! 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, panelists 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 are saying about the book:

“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

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Meet the Author: Monika Skerbelis

Monika Skerbelis is a former studio executive and co-author of the critically acclaimed books, “I Liked It, Didn’t Love It: Screenplay Development from the Inside Out” and "The Complete Filmmaker's Guide to Film Festivals: Your All Access Pass to Launching Your Film on the Festival Circuit". She is the programming director for The American Pavilion's Emerging Filmmaker ...

Meet the Author: Rona Edwards

A graduate of California Institute of the Arts, RONA EDWARDS became Vice President of Creative Affairs for multiple Emmy-winner John Larroquette (Night Court), Academy-Award Winner Michael Phillips Productions (The Sting, Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, Taxi Driver) and Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated Producer Fern Field (Monk, Heartsounds) before she was dragged kicking and screaming into the world of independent producing.  As a Producer, she Co-Produced and/or Executive Produced One Special Victory (NBC) starring John Larroquette, The Companion (USA/SyFi CHANNEL) directed by Gary Fleder, I Know What You Did (ABC) starring Rosanna Arquette...

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