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Don't Miss Our Autumn Enrollment! 

Enroll in FILM FESTIVAL MASTERY to fast-track your festival success & filmmaking career. This includes lifetime access to the entire Film Festival Mastery Coaching Program.

Here is what's included:

  • MODULE ONE: Developing Your Custom Festival Strategy // So you can get into the RIGHT festivals and avoid the spray-and-pray!
  • MODULE TWO: Getting The Most Out Of Your Festival Budget // You can not only save money, but actually MAKE money as a filmmaker!
  • MODULE THREE: The Why & How Of Staying On A Programmer’s Radar // Build festival allies and develop insider connections!
  • MODULE FOUR: Building Your Audience & Brand On Social Media // Build a massive audience base and sell out your screenings!
  • MODULE FIVE: Maximizing Your Festival Participation // Leverage your experience to catapult your career goals!
  • MODULE SIX: The Keys to Getting the Right Distribution // How to get the best deals, reps, and opportunities as a filmmaker!
  • The FFM Private Student Group // Network with a supportive community of like-minded filmmakers! 
  • Group Coaching // Monthly coaching sessions where you can get answers, highly-customized strategies, and feedback!
  • BONUS #1: Festival Lists // Whether you need an easily-searchable master library or a curated list of top-tier festivals, we got you covered!
  • BONUS #2: Coaching Archive // All our coaching calls timestamped for your convenience. Never miss a good idea!
  • BONUS #3: Sample EPK // Make the first impression your film deserves so that the media pays close attention! 
  • BONUS #4: Distribution Deliverables Checklist // Have everything ready so when the deal goes down, you're not your own speed bump!
  • BONUS #5: Cover Letter Templates // Know EXACTLY how to get (and stay) on the decision-makers radar to ensure your film gets screened!  
  • [PRO EXCLUSIVE] Screen Your Film // Jon and Justin sit down, don their "Festival Pro" hats, and watch your film from start to finish!
  • [PRO EXCLUSIVE] Create A Custom Festival List // After screening, we compile a custom list of festivals that are a perfect fit for your film!
  • [PRO EXCLUSIVE] Priority Programming Consideration // Jon still programs film festivals - and FFM Pro students get priority consideration!
  • [PRO EXCLUSIVE] Marketing Materials Review // Send Justin your trailer, poster, and marketing materials and receive detailed feedback!
  • ⭐⭐⭐ [PRO EXCLUSIVE] Private Coaching Call // After reviewing your fest list, schedule a 1-on-1 coaching call with both Jon and Justin!
  • ⭐⭐⭐ [PRO EXCLUSIVE] Personal Referral Of Your Film // We will personally refer your film to one programmer that we believe will not only love your film but will give it the due consideration it deserves!

  AUTUMN ENROLLMENT ENDS 9/25/22 9/26/22 @ MIDNIGHT P.S.T

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Don't Miss Our Autumn Enrollment! 

Enroll in FILM FESTIVAL MASTERY to fast-track your festival success & filmmaking career. This includes lifetime access to the entire Film Festival Mastery Coaching Program.

Here is what's included:

  • MODULE ONE: Developing Your Own Custom Festival Strategy // So you can get into the RIGHT festivals and avoid the spray-and-pray!
  • MODULE TWO: Getting The Most Out Of Your Festival Budget // You can not only save money, but actually MAKE money as a filmmaker!
  • MODULE THREE: The Why & How Of Staying On A Programmer’s Radar // Build festival allies and develop insider connections!
  • MODULE FOUR: Building Your Audience & Brand On Social Media // Build a massive audience base and sell out your screenings!
  • MODULE FIVE: Maximizing Your Festival Participation // Leverage your experience to catapult your career goals!
  • MODULE SIX: The Keys to Getting the Right Distribution // How to get the best deals, reps, and opportunities as a filmmaker!
  • The FFM Private Student Group // Network with a supportive community of like-minded filmmakers! 
  • Group Coaching // Monthly coaching sessions where you can get answers, highly-customized strategies, and feedback!
  • BONUS #1: Festival Lists // Whether you need an easily-searchable master library or a curated list of top-tier fests, we got you covered!
  • BONUS #2: Coaching Archive // All our coaching calls timestamped for your convenience. Never miss a good idea!
  • BONUS #3: Sample EPK // Make the first impression your film deserves so that the media pays close attention! 
  • BONUS #4: Distribution Deliverables Checklist // Have everything ready so when the deal goes down, you're not your own speed bump!
  • BONUS #5: Cover Letter Templates // Know EXACTLY how to get (and stay) on the decision-makers radar to ensure your film gets screened!  
  • [PRO EXCLUSIVE] Screen Your Film // Jon and Justin sit down, don their "Festival Pro" hats, and watch your film from start to finish!
  • [PRO EXCLUSIVE] Create A Custom Festival List // After screening, we compile a custom list of festivals that are a perfect fit for your film!
  • [PRO EXCLUSIVE] Priority Programming Consideration // Jon still programs film festivals - and FFM Pro students get priority consideration!
  • [PRO EXCLUSIVE] Marketing Materials Review // Send Justin your trailer, poster, and marketing materials and receive detailed feedback.
  • ⭐⭐⭐ [PRO EXCLUSIVE] Private Coaching Call // After reviewing your fest list, schedule a 1-on-1 coaching call with both Jon and Justin!
  • ⭐⭐⭐ [PRO EXCLUSIVE] Personal Referral Of Your Film // We will personally refer your film to one programmer that we believe will not only love your film but will give it the due consideration it deserves!

  SUMMER ENROLLMENT ENDS 9/26/22 @ MIDNIGHT P.S.T

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about Film Festival Mastery!

Ready To Navigate The
Film Festival Circuit Like A Pro?

---   24/7 Lifetime Access. Work at Your Own Pace.   ---

What is FILM FESTIVAL MASTERY?

Film Festival Mastery is a comprehensive coaching program & training system developed by Slamdance co-founder Jon Fitzgerald and filmmaker & financier Justin Giddings

We saw so many of our talented friends who couldn't seem to crack the festival circuit despite having incredible films. With Jon's experience as a festival director (Slamdance, AFI, Santa Barbara) and Justin's experience of screening at nearly 100 film festivals, we set out to provide the gold standard in festival training so that good films - like yours - get screened.

Who is FILM FESTIVAL MASTERY For?

Film Festival Mastery is geared towards any industry professional whose career would be positively impacted by a successful festival run of their film.

Our mentees range from established filmmakers with independent studios to new faces fresh out of film school. We also teach producers, writers, actors, cinematographers, and even a film school or two!
When You Join FILM FESTIVAL MASTERY, 
You Get Full & Immediate Access To:

   MODULE 1: Developing Your Own Custom Film Festival Strategy

    • Defining your film festival goals
    • What you need to be adequately prepared
    • Establishing a festival timeline
    • How to research film festivals

   MODULE 2: Getting The Most Out Of Your Festival Budget   

    Strategizing with your deadlines •    
The guide to getting a waiver •    
    Budgeting for travel and hospitality •    
    Festivals as a source of revenue •    

   MODULE 3: How To Get On A Programmer's Radar

    • Make the right connections the right way
    • Find your unique angle
    • Targeting the right programmers without being creepy
    • How to build long-term relationships with decision-makers

   MODULE 4: Building An Online Audience & Brand   

    Get thousands of social media followers every month •    
The filmmaker's guide to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram •    
    How to create the necessary key art like posters and trailers •    
    The basics of a solid website •    

   MODULE 5: Maximizing Your Festival Participation

    • How to prepare your festival materials
    • A deep dive into the elements of P.A.R.T.I.C.I.P.A.T.E.
    • How to nail your festival screening
    • How to use your festival participation to network with decision-makers

   MODULE 6: The Keys To Getting The Right Distribution   

    Understanding the needs of the current market •    
How to approach sales reps and distribution companies •    
    The science behind a good deal •    
    How to leverage your Festival experience to build bridges with distributors •    
Here's a summary of everything you get...

The Complete 
FILM FESTIVAL 
MASTERY Program!

So you can get into top-tier festivals that are right for your film and then leverage that experience into advancing your career! ..($2,000 Value)

Access to the FFM Private Student Group! 

So you can get help from and network with previous students that have walked the path before you! 
($1,000/yr Value)

Group Coaching Calls!

So you can get your SPECIFIC strategy questions answered directly from the festival experts!($2,000 Value)

Film-Specific Mentorship & Personalized Support

Jon & Justin watch your film, review your strategy, give you a custom festival list, two 1-on-1 coaching calls, and make a PERSONAL REFERRAL to any festival programmer who we think would program your film! 
($2,000+ Value)  ---  ⚠️ REQUIRES FFM PRO UPGRADE ⚠️
Don't Forget About The BONUSES!

BONUS #1: Festival Lists & Tracking Worksheets

With our festival lists, you can research over 1000 festivals OR choose from our pre-selected list of top-tier fests!
($500 Value)

BONUS #2:
Coaching Archive

Get access to any and all coaching videos WITH questions sorted by timestamp! 
($1,000 Value)

BONUS #3: Sample EPK

Your first impression matters. Make it count by giving the press, investors, reps, sales agents, and distributors exactly what they want!
($500 Value)

BONUS #4:
Deliverables Checklist

Once you've worked out a deal for your film, you're going to have to provide a TON of "deliverables." Some of these need to be collected before shooting even begins, so this list can save you time, money, headache, and legal issues!
($250 Value)

BONUS #5:
Cover Letter Templates

Getting - and staying - on a programmer's radar is one of the main differentiators between an amateur and a pro filmmaker! Our cover letter templates are proven to help you make connections so your film actually gets screened by the decision-makers!
($500 Value)
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Ready To Navigate The Film Festival Circuit Like A Pro?

24/7 Lifetime Access.
Work at Your Own Pace.

What is FILM FESTIVAL MASTERY?

Film Festival Mastery is a comprehensive coaching program & training system developed by Slamdance co-founder Jon Fitzgerald and filmmaker & financier Justin Giddings

We saw so many of our talented friends who couldn't seem to crack the festival circuit despite having incredible films. With Jon's experience as a festival director (Slamdance, AFI, Santa Barbara) and Justin's experience of screening at nearly 100 film festivals, we set out to provide the gold standard in festival training so that good films - like yours - get screened.

Who is FILM FESTIVAL MASTERY For?

Film Festival Mastery is geared towards any industry professional whose career would be positively impacted by a successful festival run of their film.

Our mentees range from established filmmakers with independent studios to new faces fresh out of film school. We also teach producers, writers, actors, cinematographers, and even a film school or two!
When You Join
FILM FESTIVAL MASTERY
 You Get Full & Immediate Access To:

  
MODULE 1: Developing Your Own Custom Film Festival Strategy

    • Defining your film festival goals
    • What you need to be adequately prepared
    • Establishing a festival timeline
    • How to research film festivals


MODULE 2: Getting The Most Out Of Your Festival Budget   

    • Strategizing with your deadlines
• The guide to getting a waiver
• Budgeting for travel and hospitality
• Festivals as a source of revenue


MODULE 3: How To Get On A Programmer's Radar

    • Make the right connections the right way
• Find your unique angle
• Targeting the right programmers
• How to build long-term relationships
with decision-makers

   
MODULE 4: Building An Online Audience & Brand   

• Get thousands of social media
followers every month
• The filmmaker's guide to Facebook,
Twitter, and Instagram
• How to create the necessary key art
like posters and trailers
• The basics of a solid website


MODULE 5: Maximizing Your Festival Participation

    • How to prepare your festival materials
    • A deep dive into the elements of P.A.R.T.I.C.I.P.A.T.E.
    • How to nail your festival screening
    • How to use your festival participation to network with decision-makers


MODULE 6: The Keys To Getting The Right Distribution   

• Understanding the needs of the current market
• How to approach sales reps
and distribution companies
• The science behind a good deal
• How to leverage your Festival experience to build bridges with distributors
Here's a summary of everything you get...

The Complete 
FILM FESTIVAL 
MASTERY Program!

So you can get into top-tier festivals that are right for your film and then leverage that experience into advancing your career!
($2,000+ Value)

Access to the FFM Private Student Group! 

So you can get help from and network with previous students that have walked the path before you!
($1,000/yr Value)

Personalized 
Group Coaching Calls!

So you can get your SPECIFIC questions answered directly from the festival experts! 
($2,000 Value)

Film-Specific Mentorship & Personalized Support

Jon & Justin watch your film, review your strategy, give you a custom festival list, two 1-on-1 Coaching Calls, and make a PERSONAL REFERRAL to any festival programmer who we think would program your film! 
($2,000+ Value)

⚠️ REQUIRES FFM PRO UPGRADE ⚠️
Don't Forget About The BONUSES!

BONUS #1: Festival Lists & Tracking Worksheets

With our festival lists, you can research over 1000 festivals OR choose from our pre-selected list of top-tier fests!
($500 Value)

BONUS #2:
Coaching Archive

Get access to any and all coaching videos WITH questions sorted by timestamp! 
($1,000 Value)

BONUS #3:
Sample EPK

Your first impression matters. Make it count by giving the press, investors, reps, sales agents, and distributors exactly what they want!
($500 Value)

BONUS #4:
Deliverables Checklist

Once you've worked out a deal for your film, you're going to have to provide a TON of "deliverables." Some of these need to be collected before shooting even begins, so this list can save you time, money, headache, and legal issues!
($250 Value)

BONUS #5:
Cover Letter Templates

Getting - and staying - on a programmer's radar is one of the main differentiators between an amateur and a pro filmmaker! Our cover letter templates are proven to help you make connections so your film actually gets screened by the decision-makers!
($500 Value)
PRICE: $5,000+
$497 One-Time Payment
100% SECURE Processing
Check Out Our 
Student Testimonials...








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$497 One-Time Payment
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