124 – Documentary Film Promotions & Marketing with Jon Reiss
The playing field for distribution, promotions, and marketing for independent documentary filmmakers seems to be changing daily. But one thing that remains, is Jon Reiss, the veritable guru on all things film distro, promotions, and marketing. And for this week's episode he weighs in on this latest, including how social media marketing and ad placements are becoming a very important part of the doc filmmaker's toolkit.
And for my segment, I delve into 5 Tips for Getting Your Documentary Into a Festival!
5 Tips for Getting Your Documentary Into a Festival
Give a good hook
Get great sound
Enter fests early
Use Film Freeway
the importance of giving great thought to your potential audience before filming
partnerships and how they benefit the doc filmmaker
how social media plays an integral role in marketing for your doc
ad social media over organic social media
understanding how your audience gets their information
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