DO FILM FESTIVALS MAKE YOU HAPPY?
Over at The New Breed, which is a section of the Workbook Project, a number of filmmakers are engaging in an interesting virtual video panel that discusses the issue of managing expections while traversing the festival circuit. There’s been a lot of talk recently about how film festivals are the new theatrical for many filmmakers whose work will not otherwise see the darkened inside of a movie theater. But is just showing your film at a festival enough? What about a deal? Or about networking? And should one worry about all of these things or simply visit festivals with an open mind, not stressing too much and hoping that the right road appears? These issues and others wind their way through the New Breed’s engaging and well-produced video blogs in which filmmakers give their first-person takes. Start with the clip below and then go here for the ones since.