The film festival system can seem bewildering. Submissions are expensive, the chances of playing top-tier festivals are astronomically small, and the prospects of reaping financial rewards are grim. But there’s a reason thousands of filmmakers tackle the film festival circuit every year. The rewards are out there, and there are lots of things you can to take control of your film’s destiny. You’ve come to the right place for help. At Film Festival Secrets, you’ll find:

  • A Handbook for Independent Filmmakers written especially for people trying to navigate the film festival circuit.
  • An ongoing blog that covers film festival strategies, trends, and breaking news.
  • A newsletter full of the latest information about the inner workings of the film festival circuit.
  • Resource lists for filmmakers trying to uncover no-fee festivals, distributors, legal help, and more.
  • You can also contact me for one-on-one advice on your film. I can provide affordable help in submitting to the right festival, marketing your film, scheduling your time wisely during the festival, and even making useful connections to catapult you to being a pro on the film festival circuit. Film festival consulting packages start as low as $99.

    You’ve made a great film. Now give it a run.

    Contact Chris Holland at chris at filmfestivalsecrets dot com.