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Monthly Archives: February 2016

Kudos to Winners of the Indie Spirit Awards!

Kudos to Winners of the Indie Spirit Awards!

Congratulations to the Independent films featured this past weekend at the Spirit Awards and at the Oscars!”Spotlight” took home the “Best Film” in both festivals. The DIY Film Fest takes pride in noting that a documentary about the abuse of children by Boston Priests was featured in last year’s winners at the DIY Film festival. [...]

February 29, 2016 admin Film Festival 0

6 Reasons Your Film May Be Hitting a Brick Wall at Festivals

6 Reasons Your Film May Be Hitting a Brick Wall at Festivals

A few days after filmmakers sign up for my free “Film Festival Readiness” course, they get an email that asks them to send me a question, or to articulate their #1 challenge when it comes to the festival circuit.  The email below came in recently from a filmmaker named Allison. The frustration she expresses is [...]

February 24, 2016 admin Film Festival 0

DIY Film Fest winner Thomas Dolby remembering Dan Hicks

DIY Film Fest winner Thomas Dolby remembering Dan Hicks

2014 DIY Film Festival winner Thomas Dolby remembering his friend, the late great Dan Hicks: [...]

February 8, 2016 admin Film Festival 0

The deadline approaches….

The deadline approaches….

Hello DIY Filmmakers! It’s that time of year when the DIY Film festival gathers all of its entries.  As per the listing on WithoutABox.com, the festival accepts entries until Feb. 20th.  (If one or two straggle in after the date, it’s okay, but no later than the end of the month). The Time. She flies. [...]

February 8, 2016 admin Film Festival 0

Career Crowdfunding for Filmmakers – Film Festival Secrets Podcast #34

Career Crowdfunding for Filmmakers – Film Festival Secrets Podcast #34

You can play this podcast episode using the SoundCloud player above or subscribe to the podcast in iTunes (or your favorite podcatcher). Jen West and James Martin are partners in life, partners in filmmaking (they alternate between directing and producing on each film), and partners in a string of successful crowdfunding projects. Now they face a [...]

February 5, 2016 admin Film Festival 0

Film Festival Secrets Podcast #33: Career Building at Film Festivals

Film Festival Secrets Podcast #33: Career Building at Film Festivals

Excerpted from their online course “Film Festival Hacks,” Alex Ferrari (Indie Film Hustle) and host Chris Holland talk about the career building and networking opportunities to be found at film festivals. Mentioned in this episode:  Film Festival HacksIndie Film Hustle Podcast episode 46  [...]

February 2, 2016 admin Film Festival 0