Are Film Festivals Rigged? & Are Writing Contest Worth Entering?
In this week's episode, we interviewed Shaun Mathis a writer/director/producer in Atlanta. Shaun drops so many gems about film festivals and writing contest that you do not want to miss unless you love throwing away your money!The following are a list of some Academy Qualifier Film Festivals (typically Top tier): ***Sundance, Tribeca, Cannes, SXSW, Austin Film Festival, Atlanta Film Festival, Toronto, Raindance and Slamdance.A list of some Middle Tier Film Festival:***Bronze Lens, Peachtree Village International, ABFF, New York, Chicago, and Charlotte Black Film Festival, DC Black Film Festival, SCAD, New Orleans, Martha's Vineyard, National Black Film Festival, NC Black Film Festival, Hollywood Black Film Festival, Las Vegas International Black Flim Festivals.Lower Tier: Will be the film festivals that are up and coming and they accept films with little to no budget.A few screenwriting contests to enter:***Coverfly, Screencraft, Blacklist, Final Draft, and Film Independent. Make sure to always read the fine print!Our guest host Shaun recommends to NEVER show people your first project... Well here goes co-host LaToys's first official short film Facing The Truth! We would love to hear your feedback! Subscribe and rate the podcast.Follow @toyasuniverse and @shaquaylamims everywhere on the interwebs and social media.Follow @filmcrewpodcast on Instagram and Twitter. Send any questions or feedback you have to firstname.lastname@example.org.