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Film Festival Survival Guide, Part 6A, Section B17

You’re a champ!

You’ve directed your own damn movie.™ You’ve produced your own damn movie.™ You’ve sound edited your own damn movie.™ You’ve even color corrected your own damn movie!™ You’ve shown your own damn movie to your mother and your frenemies so many times that they’re stopped vomiting every time that one super gross thing happens. You know which part I’m talking about.1

So, we’re done now, right?

Not!2

But how do you go from showing your film to your friends and family to showing it to hundreds or thousands (or millions!) of people? Well, you could call up Steven Spielberg and ask him to take a look at your movie. I’m sure he loves getting those types of calls.3 But if ...

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