Read careully on festival submissions, though... many film festivals require that the film not be published in order to submit. Since you already have it out there, you may not be able to submit to those festivals.The other way is festivals. You can browse multiple at filmfreeway.com.
That is very true, but lately more and more fests are waiving that requirement due to all that is happening. Some are even making major submission discounts due to the virus.Read careully on festival submissions, though... many film festivals require that the film not be published in order to submit. Since you already have it out there, you may not be able to submit to those festivals.
I just submitted my trailer to FilmShortage so hopefully that pans out. Once I finish that short I'll look into paying $30 to post it on other websites lolGetting buz for short films seems really hard... Especially since so much content comes out each minute.
Try submitting to sites that also have vimeo/youtube channels. Stuff like shortoftheweek, filmshortage, and DirectorsNotes all have their own sites and channels. One way to be seen is through channels/people that are already established.
The other way is festivals. You can browse multiple at filmfreeway.com.
Outside of that, its really a word of mouth marketing style thing. You got to get it to the right audience, and they need to spread it and love it.
* And by no means am I an expert on getting followers. I also have the same problem, but I have long since decided to go with the mentality "if its my time, its my time". I realized regardless of whether I get thousands of views, each film I make is an experience I will never forget. Looking at it that way helps me keep going, even if I may not be swimming in thumbs and followers. I also try to do a scratch back style thing, were I sub to someone's channel if they sub to mine. That way, it could be a win/win.
Hope that helps a little.
Indie Tube is a good source, as well as Film Freeway. Indie Tube is newer but they allow you to sell your content as well.I have one short film out now and a trailer for my next project but I'm having trouble creating buzz. I don't know where to start, really. They've gotten a lot of shares on Facebook but YouTube seems dead. Are there any sure-fire ways to get the word out?