Film Festival Secrets Podcast #30: Negotiating With Film Festivals

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Sometimes filmmakers face the classic "bird in the hand" problem. Case in point: my friend Amy's short film "Pickle" was accepted by one festival, but her "dream date" festival is still on the fence. That's a problem, because showing at the first festival to extend an offer might lessen the dream festival's interest. Should she go ahead with the sure thing, or wait for her dream festival to make up its mind?

Links from this week’s episode: 

• Web site for short documentary film Pickle