I have been a filmmaker for 38 years and have had my films in 39 festivals over the last five years. I'm hoping to make this number 40. Having produced over 960 television commercials, a short film allows the luxury of expended story and character development - something that's very hard to do in 30 to 60 seconds.
Most film festivals charge an entry fee of $5 to $50. Getting this exposure might help the film get recognized by a potential buyer who would purchase it as a short film or perhaps want a feature version.
The film will be entered in the CayFilm Festival- as I have had five films in that festival in the last three years. It will also be entered in Movies at the Mill Film Festival in Easton, Pa where my film "Lester's Collection" won Best Film from the Lehigh Valley.
The perks offer will help you have ownership in this project.
If I don't reach my entire goal of $500, the money received will be put towards less expensive festivals.
If a completed film is never screened at a festival, very few people will experience the project. A film is made to be seen and experienced. Hopefully this brief comedy will help spark interest in a future filmmaker.
In the film industry, nothing is guaranteed. A paid entry fee does not mean a film will be accepted. Essentially, the fee is a gamble that a film is good enough to be screened. The festivals I will choose will be carefully selected from a short list/
If this is not not something you care to invest in, possible you have a friend of colleague who may be interested. Spread the word!