February 16, 2015 at 12:15PM
Short film theatrical premiere before film festivals?
I am just at the end of the post-production of an upcoming World War II drama that I am working on and over the past few days, the producers and myself have been creating a festival plan for where we are hoping to take the film to after completion. The film is due to be complete by the end of this month and our first submission we are looking is in April, however prior to this we were looking at doing a single theatrical premiere in my hometown however I was unsure as to whether this was a suitable idea or whether I should wait till after its festival run? I was hoping I could get some opinions on this matter, every festival we're entering has no policy in regards to premieres so we are able to do it if we wish to, but I'm just a little reluctant as to what that will do for the film's image? Thanks everyone.