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I have helped hundreds of filmmakers like you find a place for their films on the festival circuit.


My name is Chris Holland and in 2005 I found myself volunteering full time at the Austin Film Festival. (My wife is a very understanding person.) As I listened to the film programmers answer the same questions from filmmakers over and over again, I thought to myself: "Someone should write all of this down and put it in a book." So I did. 

Since then I've worked with distributors, film tech companies, film funding companies, film support non-profits, and dozens of film festivals. My favorite work, however, is the consulting I do with filmmakers who want to make sense of the film festival circuit.

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