With two of their latest films OMG and Robbing Peter both at the two big Devon film festivals, Two Short Nights and View from Here, we figured Ashley Wing and Clayton Fussell of Cottage Industry Films, might have some tips on getting their films past the hard-nosed selection panels. Here’s what they told us.
Ashley Wing and Clayton Fussell’s Five Tips on Getting your film at film shown at film festivals
We don’t really have five tips but we will just say this. If your goal is to get a film into festival do some research on the festivals you would like to get a film into. See what kinds of films tend to get selected.
If your goal is to get a film into a festival, consider this before you write the script. If you have an idea, ask yourself whether you think that idea, how you imagine it, would fit into the festivals you have researched. If not, make the film anyway and **** the festivals or write something more festival friendly. All the films we have made have got into festivals, but it’s more often than not about finding a festival that suits your film, or writing a film to suit a particular festival.
Stay tuned to D+CFilm for more from the filmmaking pair along with a week-full of top filmmaking tips from Ashley Wing and Clayton Fussell.