I went to the opening night event and got my filmmaker badge and the program. Tonight is a screening at the Center for Puppetry Arts called “Handmade Puppet Dreams” which I plan to attend unless it has sold out since I didn’t know about it until last night.
Before the event there are tables out in the lobby with handouts, programs, and other goodies. I did notice that some films (including the stopmo film Ichthys from Poland) had postcards and flyers. Very similar to miniature movie posters. I collected a handful for reference since they help “sell” the films and look really nice. I didn’t make any materials like that for my film but will probably consider it in the future. I particularly like the Ichthys (view the film makers site) flyer since it is printed on card stock and has a mix of contact info, production info, goals, inspirations, and story of the film, the biography of the director, and selected shots from the film. I can see how that would work well since it is a single document that can be used as both a press kit and also as a flyer/poster to advertise the film. Here is what it looks like:
They used a camera from the 1930’s. I can’t wait to see it later in the week and the puppet films tonight.