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Sell Your Own Damn Movie! by Lloyd Kaufman

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Appendix  |  A

Lloyd’s Best-of the-Best Guide to Film Festivals

If there are any festivals that afford you a good chance of getting a big distribution deal, these might be for you. However, as we saw with Oren Peli and Paranormal Activity, there are no rules to this game. Paranormal Activity was picked up at a festival that ordinarily wouldn’t have made this list, even if the book had to be 500 pages long!

Hopefully, this short list can help you focus your search for the best festivals, but it is in no way complete. That would have taken away from my FarmVille time. For a great guide to international film festivals, check out Chris Gore’s book The Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide. But buy it only if you haven’t already bought all my books! ...

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