Filmmakers Rejoy: The Takes Has Created the Ultimate Film Festivals Timeline, to Keep Track of Them All
Sending a film to festivals can be overwhelming: so many platforms available, so many differences between continents, so many deadlines, fees, and elements to keep in mind and track down. Many indie filmmakers -especially when it comes to short films, where filmmakers are often their own producers- get discouraged by a process that is everything but a creative one, and limit themselves to sending their films to the big festivals, where the odds to get picked are particularly thin.
The good news is: The Takes, a website dedicated to centralize the production film process through their site, created an organic page dedicated to Festivals. On this Film Festivals Timeline, you can see at a glance what are the festivals whose deadline is coming soon, what are the fees, what type of films they screen and where they are held.
You can also, decide to narrow down your research, and pick a specific country, a specific genre, fees or no fees etc. The design is clean and the timeline makes it so much easier to visualize what is when. Let’s hope the Takes will keep feeding and updating the pages, as festivals come and go. You don’t need to set up an account, it’s free and available for you to use (and save time!). You can check the Film Festivals Timeline here.
What is your method to keep track of all the film festivals? Is there another site you like using, or did you create your own ‘black book’? Let me/us know below![thanks to @Aex4D]