January 28, 2013

5 Steps to Successful Film Festival Schmoozing (the Sundance Edition)

Even though the dust is settling on the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, that doesn't mean you can't still learn a thing or two about interacting with the folks there (or festivals like it). We had a pretty funny video from last year's festival that poked fun at this sort of behavior, and now we've got another thanks to PBS that shows us how to schmooze at a film festival in 5 easy steps. Click through to check it out and let the hilarity ensue.

The video was produced for PBS by Steve Goldbloom (who also stars in the video). He is currently the Innovation and Business Development Manager for ITVS.

While it's obviously a bit of the joke, the video does hit on some points that could help filmmakers in a future festival. Now that technology has changed a lot about the landscape of independent film, a lot of what still makes these types of events relevant is the networking aspect.

What do you guys think? If you've been involved in a festival like this as a filmmaker, what helped you network?

Link: Film Fest Schmoozing in 5 Steps -- PBS YouTube

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That was very funny, and things that are funny are only funny bc there's some truth there.

January 29, 2013

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J

You should always beware of dubious claims like "I color corrected the entire film using Instagram." ;)

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DIYFilmSchool.net

"I do a lot of business finance for films. Mainly on zero budget." Brilliant.

January 29, 2013

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Swested

That was one of my favorites. I might start telling people that and see how they react.

January 29, 2013

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Joe Marine
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"He's a great aaaaah auteur"

Killed me.

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