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News, interviews, and tips for filmmakers and film festival directors.

Film Festival Secrets Podcast Christopher Holland

    • TV & Film

News, interviews, and tips for filmmakers and film festival directors.

    #38 - "Lean Startup" Filmmaking Excerpt w/Kristjan Knigge

    #38 - "Lean Startup" Filmmaking Excerpt w/Kristjan Knigge

    Bonus episode - Kristjan Knigge talks about his experiences with his first feature film

    • 13 min
    #37 - Seattle Film Festival Programmer J. Brad Wilke

    #37 - Seattle Film Festival Programmer J. Brad Wilke

    Brad Wilke (@jbwilke) is an award-winning filmmaker, produced feature-length screenwriter, and film programmer for the Seattle International Film Festival.

    At his company Smarthouse Creative, Brad designs and executes digital and social media strategies for films and filmmakers, as well as film festivals and brands.

    In this episode I talk with Brad about about his passion for discovering new talent and we answer some burning filmmaker questions about the film selection process at the Seattle International Film Festival.

    Find the show notes at http://www.filmfestivalsecrets.com/podcast

    • 1 hr 29 min
    #36 - No Budget Film School Creator Mark Stolaroff’s Crowdfunding Strategy

    #36 - No Budget Film School Creator Mark Stolaroff’s Crowdfunding Strategy

    Veteran filmmaker, teacher, and fundraiser Mark Stolaroff takes a pause in the middle of the Kickstarter campaign for his new film “DriverX” to reflect on his filmmaking career and the psychology of asking friends and strangers for money. Mark is the creator of the "No Budget Film School” seminars and a role model to many indie filmmakers. See the show notes here: http://www.filmfestivalsecrets.com/ffs/podcast-36

    • 53 min
    #35 - “Festival Rights” - What You Should Know About The Music In Your Film

    #35 - “Festival Rights” - What You Should Know About The Music In Your Film

    Are you being offered the "festival rights" to the music in your film at a discount? It's a trap! Find out why the deal you're being offered might not be the best option for you.

    • 6 min
    #34 - Career Crowdfunding for Filmmakers

    #34 - Career Crowdfunding for Filmmakers

    Jen West and James Martin are partners in life, partners in filmmaking (they alternate between directing and producing on each film), and partners in a string of successful crowdfunding projects.

    Now they face a new challenge -- distributing their most recent completed film (a doc short about a famous New Orleans cocktail) online and on the festival circuit while raising funds for the next film. The new project is their first feature, a musical fantasy called “Electric Bleau.” Listen in as they reveal their secrets to keeping all these balls in the air at once.

    • 38 min
    #33 - Filmmaker Career Building at Film Festivals

    #33 - Filmmaker Career Building at Film Festivals

    Excerpted from their online course “Film Festival Hacks,” Alex Ferrari (Indie Film Hustle) and host Chris Holland talk about the career building and networking opportunities to be found at film festivals.

    http://filmfestivalhacks.com

    • 9 min

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