Full of Festivals
So, me and some friends have made a short film.
I know from NATAN and CRY FOR BOBO’s festival circuits where I’d like to go — Marrakech, Telluride, Pusan, Edinburgh. Not all of those are likely to be achievable. But as this film is a WWII science fiction horror comedy espionage movie, there may be other genre-specific options I don’t know about yet or haven’t thought of.
Producer Nigel Smith, on BOBO, targeted festivals that paid for filmmakers to visit, as well as festivals which gave prizes to shorts, which was a pretty good policy. Probably many festivals have less funding now so that list will have changed.
I want your top tips! Who brings guests, who is fabulously located, or prestigious, or generous, or fun? I had a great time in Sitges with BOBO, for instance, but haven’t been to the other fantasy film fests. Where do you recommend?
We are getting ahead of ourselves, in a way — we won’t even have a rough assembly until tomorrow! But these things are fun to think about in a Scottish January.