Film Festivals are such a huge part of the film industry, benefitting so many different people in so many different ways. As a filmmaker, building your profile through festival screenings and awards is a great way to get noticed, meet new people, and boost your career.
We often get asked which other festivals we like, and there are honestly too many to list in full. We love to visit festivals around the UK and further afield, and over the past year or so we’ve been joining festivals online when we have the chance.
It can be an expensive job to submit your film to festivals, and if you’re not using a targeted, strategic approach, it can seem like you’re just throwing money to the wind and getting nothing in return. With that in mind, we’ve started compiling a list of festivals for filmmakers that we really admire and can honestly recommend. This list is not exhaustive, and will get updated over time, but here are just some of the festivals we know, we like, we’ve been to, or we’ve worked with, and they get a big thumbs up from us.