Wednesday, March 30, 2011

How to Get Your Film Into Festivals – A Free talk with Allan Tong

Tonight, the Hart House Film Board presents a free talk for filmmakers on How to Get Your Film Into Festivals. The speaker will be Allan Tong who has programmed for various film festivals as both film programmer and also as an industry programmer. He is also a filmmakers himself and a film journalist.

The Hart House Film Board is the film club at the University of Toronto where students and Hart House members can learn filmmaking and rent equipment very inexpensively. Canadian auteur Atom Egoyan started his filmmaking career as a Hart House Film Board member, making 16mm short films while studying International Relations.

The free session begins at 6:30 and goes until 9:30. It takes place in Hart House which is located at 7 Hart House Circle in the University of Toronto.

How to Get Your Film Into Festivals – A Free talk with Allan Tong
Wednesday, March 30, 6:30-9:30pm, Hart House

You’ve made a film.  Now how do you get it seen, maybe sold?  This workshop by a film programmer looks at festival strategy, how to prepare a press kit and how to market your film at a festival to buyers and other programmers. This session will answer: Which festivals should I apply to?  Why are promo postcards important?  What’s a screener?

Allan Tong has been a programmer for Planet in Focus, CONTACT Photography, ReelWorld, Reel Asian and Regent Park film festivals.  His film reviews and articles are regularly published in POV, Montage and Exclaim! magazines. His short films have been screened on CBC and Bravo.

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