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Film festivals are organized movie screening events during which selected films are presented to a public.
|Top Film Festivals. Film festivals can be broken down by film insiders into different categories with criteria such as their size, accomplishment, popularity, importance in the film industry etc. The top category of film festivals is known as the “A list” festivals. Many filmmakers submit their film to a festivals in the country or category that fits the film the best. Top film festivals can offer advantages that other can’t, such as enabling a film for an Oscar nomination.|
|Material for Film Festival Applications. The different festivals generally require different material and document to be submitted with the film for promotion or legal purposes. Festivals might require the material to be submitted at the same time as the film’ submission. Material requested can include posters, main cast and crew bios, description of the film. etc.|
|Common Errors when Applying to Film Festivals. Many make simple and preventable errors that have major consequences on their submission, including possible rejection. Most festivals receive large quantities of film submissions making submission with errors easily rejected. Submission erors can include things such as forgetting documents or missing the submission deadlines. etc.|
|Applying to Film Festivals. There are different options available to filmmakers for applying to film festivals. Most festivals accept submission through their website but also including through mail and specialized online websites.|
|Choosing a Film Festival. Some film festivals might have a specific market to which they are able to appeal forcing them to chose films that fit their niche. Most festivals often have different submission cost one from another. Some festivals are located in better location than other, such a major film cities.|