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Get Your Film Into Festivals

Discover the key strategies and insights to navigate the competitive film festival circuit and maximize the potential of your film. Uncover the secrets to researching festivals, crafting successful applications, and making the most of each festival experience in this industry-focused course at DCTV.

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  • 18 and older
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What you'll learn in this film production class:

For many filmmakers, the first step on the road to recognition and distribution has been a successful film festival run. But how do we envision the trajectory for our films when we don't know what tomorrow brings? Take this time to learn the foundations of the film festival circuit while getting a glimpse into how some festivals are currently adapting to new models. Find out which film festivals might be best suited for you and your film, and once accepted, how to hold your own and take advantage of each film festival experience.

Topics

  • Researching Festivals
  • Strategizing Your Applications
  • Budgeting for Submission Fees
  • Preparing Your Submission
  • Being Accepted/Rejected
  • Attending Festivals
  • Emerging Festival Formats

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

Refund Policy

If you register for a workshop and are unable to attend, we can offer the following compensation:

  • Full refund (less 5% cancellation fee):
    • If your cancellation is confirmed at least 6 full business days prior to workshop's start date.
  • Full credit (valid for 3 months) or a 50% refund:
    • If your cancellation is confirmed at least 3 full business days prior to workshop's start date.
  • You receive no compensation (neither refund nor credit):
    • If your cancellation is confirmed less than 3 full business days prior to workshop's start date.
    • No compensation (Neither Refund nor Credit) is available for cancellations less than 3 full business days prior to a workshop's start time or for non-attendance. For example, if you cancel your registration for a workshop that starts at 6:30pm on Monday, we must confirm your cancellation no later than 6:30pm the Thursday before for you to receive Credit.

There are absolutely no make-ups allowed for any missed session(s) of a workshop. It is not possible for students to make up a missed session of their Workshop by attending an equivalent session on another day. There are no refunds for missed sessions.

In any event where a customer wants to cancel their enrollment and is eligible for a full refund, a 5% processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount.

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DCTV

Founded in 1972, DCTV is a non-profit media arts center for NYC’s independent filmmakers. Fostering a diverse and inclusive community in its landmark firehouse located in Chinatown/Tribeca, DCTV provides affordable workshops, production equipment and space rentals, post-production facilities, a signature...

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