Film Festivals


For my completed film, Man Drawing a Reclining Woman, I’ve made a DVD that is both NTSC and region free for my submission copy to send to film festivals. I’ve also registered with Withoutabox, which is a one-stop resource for describing your film and submitting it to many film festivals and paying registration fees. The service offers to host a trailer and press kit but I’m using my own site currently for that type of information. So far I’ve submitted to the Atlanta Film Festival and the California International Animation Festival.

I’ve learned a few things from this process about creating press kit information and what information to include on submission materials. In the picture above you can see the disc and package labels with the name of the film, credits, and specifications of the film such as NTSC and running time. I’ve also included my web site address and an email address. Withoutabox also assigns tracking numbers for each submission which I put on the label.

I’ve never done a festival submission before but it’s been pretty easy so far.

3 responses to “Film Festivals”

  1. This is a wonderful blog that you’ve started!

    I recall seeing the Withoutabox system online at some point, but didn’t know what to think of it. I’m really looking forward to hearing about your experiences with it.

    …If it works out well, it seems like the sort of resource that folks over at ought to hear more about. I have this pipedream, wherein folks at SMA all start submitting to fests — and together we bring about a renaissance of stopmo filmmaking. 😉

    Good luck!

  2. Yes, great bloggage! I’m really impressed with the set you built…. so simple, and so effective. Great use of forced perspective…. should work perfectly as long as the camera doesn’t move around much.

  3. Thanks for the comments. The Withoutabox service is working well so far. I’ll blog any updates.

    I will be adding more posts soon about the set since it is still in progress and has more detail now. The camera work I have in mind is a simple left and right trucking shot and dolly/zoom. The attempt is to have two “stages” on one “set” where most of the film takes place.