Understanding Submissions for Shorts Fests
$10 For Members
Jan 18: 6-7:30pm
Getting work screened at film festivals is an important part of a filmmaking career. Learn how to stand out from the crowd! In this short workshop, filmmaker, instructor, and festival programmer Craig Downing will give you an overview of some of the most popular festivals, and some you should submit to but might not have heard of. You’ll also learn what you need and how to submit through sites like Film Freeway and Without a Box, and how to put your best foot forward when building relationships with festivals and programmers. The workshop will end with time for your questions. Following, at 7:30 is the 2017 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour at NWFF.
Craig has both taught film and produced films in Seattle, Haiti and Iceland. In Haiti, Craig was the senior media educator at the Haitian School of Journalism, while also producing documentaries for NGOs in the area. In Iceland, Craig was the camera and grip department head at Saga Film, assisting with international features and commercials. Craig also serves as the festival director for Couch Fest Films, and contributes reviews to Short of the Week.