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I think you misunderstood 😁. I am gonna be submitting to the very few festivals near me. I’m not ignoring real festivals completely lol. But I’m going to relying “mostly” on social media competitions.
I still will be submitting to “some“ real festivals. But mostly online ones.
And yea you should look into online festivals they r cool 😁. I’ve seen ones that offer awards up to 4 million bucks! For the winning film. No kidding, and free submission. That’s the benefit of online festivals! They make money from the views, and you can pay for advertising your film, but the submissions are mostly free. “As far as I’ve seen.” 😁😁😁. This emoji is a mood.
 

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Can you link me to one of these online festivals? Seriously I'm out of touch in that area. Thanks
 
The most award-winning film on which I worked as SD/SSE won for Best Debut Feature at the 2007 Australia International Film Festival. The writer/director/lead actor did not attend; he lives in NYC.
dam. I should probably do some more Research into festivals which had no director-show ups then. I always thought that if you don’t show up to claim the award then it goes to someone else. That’s what I’ve heard from other filmmakers friends.
 

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You don't need to research director-no-shows. That has nothing to do with who wins. You need to research the best fits for your film. If you cannot attend, you cannot attend. And NO they don't give the award to someone else.
 
You don't need to research director-no-shows. That has nothing to do with who wins. You need to research the best fits for your film. If you cannot attend, you cannot attend. And NO they don't give the award to someone else.
sick lol 👌 I feel bad for u. All this time asking for a link to online competitions and getting none/ignored lol. I’ll send one soon for ya😂
 

this is the one with the massive reward
 

directorik

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Okay...

Jimmy has a finished film that was fairly well received. Our Founder already
mentioned the very BEST way to consolidate the “powa”; make another film.

-The contacts made from that first film will most likely want to see what you
do next. Make sure you aren't a one-hit-wonder.
-Yes, you could use the success of the one film (awards and reviews) when
you try to get another film make. However, some awards are more important
than others. Five awards from on-line festivals won't have the same clout as
one awards from a “real life” festival.
-Building a fan base can really help with your next project.

Now away from “what if” and into what is...

Before you make your film available for free save up your money and enter
10 film festivals; real life film festivals. You don't have to attend when you get
in – but getting accepted can help with your number one bullet point. Getting
awards is even better.

All stuff others have already said. It's tried and true.
 
Okay...

Jimmy has a finished film that was fairly well received. Our Founder already
mentioned the very BEST way to consolidate the “powa”; make another film.

-The contacts made from that first film will most likely want to see what you
do next. Make sure you aren't a one-hit-wonder.
-Yes, you could use the success of the one film (awards and reviews) when
you try to get another film make. However, some awards are more important
than others. Five awards from on-line festivals won't have the same clout as
one awards from a “real life” festival.
-Building a fan base can really help with your next project.

Now away from “what if” and into what is...

Before you make your film available for free save up your money and enter
10 film festivals; real life film festivals. You don't have to attend when you get
in – but getting accepted can help with your number one bullet point. Getting
awards is even better.

All stuff others have already said. It's tried and true.
yea I agree with yall on making another film is a good way to keep people interested in your work. But that’s not really what I’m after, making a new film after your older one is great. But my next film is a feature and it’ll take a few years to develop. So I’m wondering what are ways to keep an audience interested in that time span. What are ways to keep the flame you put in your audience alight while you are making your next film. How can you get them extremely interested in that time span to ensure your old audience sticks around in a time span of a few years.
Just looking for any ideas you all might have on that If you have any.
 
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yea I agree with yall on making another film is a good way to keep people interested in your work. But that’s not really what I’m after, making a new film after your older one is great. But my next film is a feature and it’ll take a few years to develop. So I’m wondering what are ways to keep an audience interested in that time span. What are ways to keep the flame you put in your audience alight while you are making your next film. How can you get them extremely interested in that time span to ensure your old audience sticks around in a time span of a few years.
Just looking for any ideas you all might have on that If you have any.
Sharing your exploits on social media usually does the trick.

Other than that, would be doing press interviews and mentioning your next project.
 
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