May 29, 2020

I’m a Festival Programmer. Here are 5 Lessons I've Learned From Being on the Inside


These are the 5 most important lessons a festival programmer can teach you.


We all know it: The festival world is a depressing grind. You spend thousands of dollars making a short, and hundreds more on submission fees. You pour your heart and soul into your work, and after all that, you face a tidal wave of rejection.



It’s totally demoralizing.



I’m a filmmaker and a programmer. After watching countless hours of shorts, I’ve gained some key insights into the selection process. These insights have altered my approach dramatically, and I hope they’ll help you too.

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Source: NoFilmSchool