How do I submit my film to festivals?

Submitting to Film Festivals

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How much does it cost to submit films to film festivals?

Beyond the submission fees (which can often run about $50 per festival), there are many other financial costs associated with festivals: Mailing costs (while some festivals now accept online submissions through Withoutabox, quite a few still require that a DVD be mailed).

How much should I budget for film festival submissions?

The average cost to enter a short film into a film festival is around $27. Entrance fees for of a feature film into a film festival will generally cost an average of $40.

How do you submit a movie to the New York film festival?

All applicants must complete the official festival submission form located on FilmFreeway. NYFF reserves the right to disqualify any film not submitted through these websites without refund of any application fees.

Can you make money running a film festival?

In addition to getting a distribution deal on their festival film or a deal on a new film, filmmakers stand to make money from a festival if they win a prize. If your film is accepted to a festival, you have a chance of winning prize money.

How much does it cost to go to the TIFF film festival?

Digital TIFF Bell Lightbox Screenings: Regular film screenings: $19 including taxes + fees. Premium film screenings: $26 including taxes + fees.

Do you need a DCP for film festivals?

As the primary format for most film big festivals, DCP is all but ubiquitous. If you’re planning on using this format, start by contacting a professional post-production house, like Deluxe Technicolor.