September 13, 2017 at 3:53PM
Why am I not getting into festivals?
Hey folks - I'm relatively new to the filmmaking game as I've only made two full-fledged short films. I've done a lot of other small projects and mostly focus on writing. Since I did not go to film school, this was how I learned. And obviously, I'm still very much learning. So, help me get better please.
This was my first short - completed in 2015. It suffers from normal first-time filmmaker problems, and from the 10-15 festivals I submitted it to, got into none of them. No surprise there.
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This is my second - completed early this year. While it too is nowhere near perfect, by any means, I thought it was a huge improvement on the first. And I expected it to get into at least one festival. Of the 15 or so responses I've gotten so far, no.
Maybe I'm aiming too high with my festival selection, but I chose them pretty carefully. And I know it's hard to get into festivals based on numbers alone, but it never hurts to get some audience feedback.
Let me know what you think, and I'd be happy to return the favor.
Thanks so much for anyone who can help.