Film Festivals and Markets
Once the motion picture is complete—and if theatrical distribution or a television airdate is not set—you must show your picture to obtain exhibition, or if only to obtain some audience reaction. While this is really not part of a production manager's job, it might be of interest to you, the producer, anyway.
One of the few and relatively inexpensive ways to get your picture seen is during film festivals and (more expensive) film markets. It may happen that you and your film get invited; usually, however, you must attend to deadlines, send prints or tapes, and pay processing fees.
While film festivals are usually attended by a film-enthusiastic crowd (generally local or national, but sometimes international), television ...