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The film festival guide : for filmmakers, film buffs, and industry professionals
Langer, Adam.
Personal Author:
Revised edition, second edition.
Publication Information:
Chicago : Chicago Review Press : Distributed by Independent Publishers Group, [2000]

Physical Description:
296 pages ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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To garner the attention and recognition that will get a film distributed, entering film festivals is a must. With more than 500 festivals worldwide, each listing features detailed information, including contact names, addresses, Web sites, entry materials, entry deadlines, and fees. Insider information for each festival is also included, such as what types of features are shown most frequently, festival reputations, noteworthy celebrity sightings, location details, and more than a dozen interviews with festival industry professionals. It includes a listing of the 16 best festivals including the hugely diverse Berlin International Film Festival, the revamped and vastly improved Chicago International Film Festival, and the Valladolid International Film Festival, where A Clockwork Orange premiered. This book also includes a handy guide for film buffs who want to plan a vacation around an interesting festival in a marvelous setting, as well as film house listings for a great escape into the dark for a movie fix.

Author Notes

Adam Langer is a filmmaker, actor, playwright, radio producer, theater director, and stand-up comedian.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. vii
Tipsp. viii
1 Best of the Fests A Completely Biased Guide to the Sixteen Festivals Worldwide That Are Worth the Tripp. 1
Art Film Festivalp. 1
Berlin International Film Festivalp. 2
Cannes International Film Festivalp. 3
Chicago International Film Festivalp. 3
Flanders International Film Festivalp. 4
Locarno International Film Festivalp. 5
Montreal World Film Festivalp. 6
New York Film Festivalp. 6
Pordenone-Le Giornate del Cinema Mutop. 7
Rotterdam International Film Festivalp. 8
San Francisco International Film Festivalp. 9
Seattle International Film Festivalp. 9
Telluride Film Festivalp. 10
Toronto International Film Festivalp. 11
Valladolid International Film Festivalp. 12
Venice Film Festivalp. 13
2 North American Film Festivals The Good, the Bad, the Ugly, and the Just Plain Strangep. 15
Interview with David Wittkowsky, executive director of the Cleveland Film Society, sponsor of the Cleveland International Film Festivalp. 36
Interview with Davon Johnson, founder of the one-man operation known as Davon Johnson's Annual Fall Film Festival, an alternative to the Denver Film Festival since 1993p. 41
New Interview with Ron Henderson of the Denver International Film Festivalp. 43
Interview with Gregory von Hausch, president and executive director of the Ft. Lauderdale Film Festivalp. 50
New Interview with Paul Marchant, co-director of Kudzu Film Festivalp. 67
Interview with Bill Foster, director of the Portland International Film Festivalp. 91
New Interview with Delcia Corlew, Managing Director of the St. Louis International Film Festivalp. 96
Interview with Peter Scarlet, director of the San Francisco International Film Festivalp. 99
New Interview with Angela Lee, Senior Coordinator of the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texasp. 109
Interview with Kelly Clement, director of programming and cofounder, Taos Talking Pictures Festivalp. 111
3 European Film Festivals: Europa Europa, Zooropa Zooropap. 131
4 Asian Film Festivals: The Few and Far Betweenp. 229
5 African and Middle Eastern Film Festivals: Big Continent, Small Festivalsp. 239
6 Australian Film Festivals: Going Over the Land Down Underp. 247
7 South American Film Festivals: A Handful of Festsp. 255
8 A Guide to the Best Places to See Movies in More than 100 Cities: When a Festival Isn't in Townp. 261
Submission Calendarp. 277
Alphabetical Indexp. 285