View Full Version : Looking for the right festival for my film


Meefer
08-22-2009, 05:43 PM
Hey, I was wondering if anyway one knew of any good teen/student/amateur film contests that would accept my 27 minute short. Everywhere I look the time limits are allways under 20.

The film can be seen here if anyone is interested (critique and advice is welcome):

http://video.google.ca/videoplay?docid=5419262412092939060

agcamerasound
08-22-2009, 05:52 PM
Check withoutabox.com tons of festivals and all the info on each.
Good luck

indietalk
08-22-2009, 10:56 PM
http://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&channel=s&hl=en&source=hp&q=teen+film+festival&btnG=Google+Search

CDCosta
08-23-2009, 12:01 AM
Ouch.

Most film festivals do NOT want the film online, so you may have already greatly hurt your chances.

The film itself will most likely do very poor in the festival circuit.

Sorry, someone needs to say it, don't blow your money, wait until you have a quality peice to submit.

indietalk
08-23-2009, 02:50 AM
Lots of local libraries have teen film festivals. Call around.

Meefer
08-27-2009, 01:27 AM
Ouch.

Most film festivals do NOT want the film online, so you may have already greatly hurt your chances.

The film itself will most likely do very poor in the festival circuit.

Sorry, someone needs to say it, don't blow your money, wait until you have a quality peice to submit.

I have a full quality mpeg on my computer, its not just online. but i see what you are saying

indietalk
08-27-2009, 01:28 AM
He means they want undistributed films. Once you post it online, you've officially released it. This matters for some fests.

Meefer
08-27-2009, 01:31 AM
Oh I see. Hm.

indietalk
08-27-2009, 01:38 AM
If you're serious about entering festivals take it down. Festivals are businesses. If you can watch it online, why would someone buy a ticket? ;)

Meefer
08-27-2009, 01:38 AM
aside from that, what is so terrible about the film?

indietalk
08-27-2009, 01:38 AM
Sorry, didn't watch it.

sonnyboo
08-27-2009, 03:29 PM
Ouch.

Most film festivals do NOT want the film online, so you may have already greatly hurt your chances.


I only know of 2 festivals that will turn down a movie because it's online, so that's not really "most", at least in my experience.

kazze
08-30-2009, 06:11 AM
I watched it..was only able to get the first five minuets because it kept skipping....Cute idea and something most teens can relate to (finding the right words/how to converse with a girl). I thought sound was pretty good....
Here is what bothered me: For the short time I watched it the scene did drag on concerning the charactor sitting in front of the mirror finding the right words. The music never changed and the sunlight hit the actors face at one point when he moved and can be distracting.

Aside, I only was able to watch a few minuets and the idea is a good one. But if you are entering it into a contest and posting it online does effect any chances of being entered I would take it down.

CDCosta
08-30-2009, 09:55 PM
aside from that, what is so terrible about the film?

Instead of explaining, i'll suggest you do some research on festival selected/winning films, see if your film compares to it, and if you think your film can honestly compete with those films, then submit away.

countevil
08-31-2009, 06:55 AM
Maybe you should make your own topic to ask that.
Edit: ignore this post, they moved the guy's comment.

youareherefilmfestival
08-31-2009, 03:15 PM
Check out the You Are Here Film Festival. No restrictions on time limits, and seems like it would fit the film. Try it out!

www.youareherefilmfestival.com

indietalk
08-31-2009, 07:29 PM
Check out the You Are Here Film Festival. No restrictions on time limits, and seems like it would fit the film. Try it out!

www.youareherefilmfestival.com
That's a cool festival theme.