While most film festivals will take a long time to prepare, they can also be done quickly, and less professionally at the high school level.
Step 1: Naming The Festival
Every film festival has a name.
The better the name, the more interesting it will sound, and more people will look into it.
Here are some of my ideas for our film festival name:
- Greatest Film Festival on Earth
- Second Greatest Film Festival on Earth
- Cannes (ummm....is that taken?)
- Almost Perfect Film Festival
- Mr. Big and Tall Film Festival
- Sears Film Festival brought to you by Wal-Mart, for all of your filming needs.
Feel free to leave ideas in the comments, I will add them in here later.
Step 2: Getting the Venue
This can cost a lot of money, and will need to be booked long in advance.
For instructional purposes, I am using the projector, and Smart Board in my Classroom.
The Smart Board is a great alternative to an expensive theatre that would cost thousands of dollars.
Step 3: Budget
To get money specifically for the film festivals, you could create an entry fee, or even collect sponsorships.
If you are doing this for fun, on a small scale, such as in a classroom
there won't be much of a budget.
You could get a catering company to provide food. Or have the guests and movie makers bring their own food.
A popcorn machine would be an awesome addition to the festival and it would blow everyone's mind.