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Horror Short Submission Case Study

Published / by Lawrence

Through the years we have developed a festival submission strategy to try and optimise the potential of our films, as we have looked to achieve more than we have in the past.

This may not be an easy to quantify achievement, do we want our next film to:

1. Go to better festivals
2. Have more festival selections
3. Win more awards
4. Just have more people see it;

The last of these is relatively easy to achieve by just uploading a film to the internet and advertising it to the world. This is somewhat contradictory to the first three, as some festivals want a premiere so being online ruins that possibility, and once its online it’s less appealing to many other festivals impeding number 2, and if it’s not going to festivals it won’t win awards (3)
So we have worked on a strategy of premiering where required in each territory and then submitting to other relevant festivals, in our genre before moving on to what’s left (4).

More recently we have timetable our film’s and their festival submissions to try and maximise their and our potential: aim high, the quickly start spreading out wide

Here we have a simple case study.

Self-promotion tips for actors

Published / by Saranne Bensusan

We work with lots of different actors, and often give new actors opportunities to shine in front of the camera. So what if you are new and don’t know much about how to promote yourself?  Here are a few tips to help you get your name out there: read more

upcoming festivals and Ménage DVD

Published / by Lawrence

Whilst continuing our efforts to gain maximum festival exposure for everybody who worked hard on Ménage du Trois, we came across an old friend at Dorking, who screened Nicola’s Shedim during their second year. They are now taking submissions for their third festival (all DVD submissions are free). This gave us the opportunity to create a DVD disc which we had not got around to doing yet. read more