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The IDA Presents Doc U: Managing Your Doc’s Debut - Building A Film Festival Strategy

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You’ve run a fundraising campaign, used every favor, worked long hours, and now you’re ready to get your film out into the world.  Film festivals are an important and productive outlet at which to get your film seen, build buzz, and hopefully lock distribution. But with ever more festivals crowding the calendar, how do you decide which is best for your film? What are festival programmers looking for?  What costs should you anticipate if your film gets accepted?  In the frantic and often overwhelming schedule at a festival, how do you make the most of the experience, and get your film noticed by buyers? What are buyers looking for, and how will they get in touch with you? And how do you determine if the festival circuit is even the right venue to launch your film?
Join moderator Kevin Iwashina, IDA Board Member and Managing Partner, Preferred Content for a candid discussion on making the most of your film’s festival run with panelists John Cooper, Director, Sundance Film Festival, Ryan Werner, Senior VP, Marketing and Publicity, IFC Films, Susan Margolin, Co-President of Cinedigm Entertainment Group, and Stephanie Allain, Director of the Los Angeles Film Festival.

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