October 3, 2017 at 3:00PM

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About Film Festival Markets

I have completed a short film and was submitting it to festivals. Many festivals during submission ask if I would like to consider the film for the festival market. I am very new to these stuff. I have a vague idea of what a market is. Basically little counters where people sit with their film, as buyers come by. But I would like to know if it is absolutely necessary to attend in person, as a representative if the film is selected for the market. Most of the time for foreign festivals, travelling is too expensive, and out of question for me. If I do not attend a market, does it make any sense to register for it? Would the festival make any attempt to sell the film. Can I bag a distribution deal or something sitting at home, or is that too much to ask for?

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