We sure do... but once you have made it, what do you do with it? You don’t just let it sit there, do you? You want the world to see it, right? Well, it just so happens that BAFTA have a rather special treat for those of you who want to get that film out there. Once again, BAFTA have teamed up with the British Film Council to present the annual day event on marketing and distributing your short film: Short Sighted. Not only is this in association with Shooting People, throughout the course of the event there will be eight (that’s right, eight!) separate talks to attend, all of which contain some major players when it comes to short film distribution. What better way to discuss how to get your film marketed properly and, most importantly, seen by as many people as possible?
The aim of BAFTA is to help filmmakers really get themselves seen, find new platforms and simply provide possible measures that perhaps the average Joe wouldn’t think of. BAFTA Guru has been doing a bit of investigating when it comes to finding new ways of marketing film and, in the video links below, various members of the industry discuss ways in which one would go about this and, of course, trying your best to do what is best for your projects.
Part 1 - Festivals: Distribution Advice for Young Filmmakers
Part 2 - Sales Agents: Distribution Advice for Young Filmmakers
Part 3 - Online: Distribution Advice for Young Filmmakers
If you are not already a member of BAFTA or Shooting People, the £35 for a ticket is a small price to pay for the buckets of information that will be handed to you at this event.
Do you have a short film and need advice on getting it out there? Well this may just be the event for you. The event takes place on Saturday 29th November from 10am – 7pm at Princess Anne Theatre, 195 Piccadilly, London.
For more information including the festival programme and guest speakers, click here.