All the festival programmers are at home this weekend watching DVD after DVD of some of the most interesting filmwork made around the world. We had a record breaking 3000 submissions this year. Shorts features and documentaries from over 50 countries. Played after each other, the running time would exceed 600,000 minutes.
With the programmers busy and quietly mulling over their difficult choices, I have been freed up to do some thinking on how Raindance Film Festival is going to position itself this year.
We have already received our new campaign image, courtesy of Gee Vaucher [Banksy's muse]. Our New Festival Image
The new cinema advert has arrived and we are prepping it for our internet premier next week. London attendees to the Boozin N Schmoozin event at Envy will get to see it first.
Boozin' n' Schmoozin' Monday 12 July 6:30pm
Next weekend we are teaming up with some of our old acquaintances Emo Philips and The XX and are presenting a series of film workshops at the Lattitude Festival.
Next week is historic for Raindance: we are kicking off events in New York and Toronto
In New York, we have the first in a series of Wednesday evening filmmaking classes - starting with a Legal Paperwork class
Legal And Business Structure For Your Film Project: Getting Started The Right Way
Toronto continues a very successful series of panels with filmmakers, also on Wednesday - the Anatomy of a Reel series features the first 10 pages of the script of Excited, followed by the reel from the film, concluded with a Q and A and networking.
Anatomy Of A Reel - Excited
So Im thinking how far can one go with self promotion.
Have I used any of the 5 Myths of Self Promotion?
Can I tempt you to read
The Secret History Of The Raindance Fatwa [published tomorrow at noon]