How To Create A Buzz For Your Short Films
Jul 20, 2016
Short Films is a great way to display one's creativity and talent especially if you’re a budding artist or simply a college guy trying something for fun. While the entire process of making a movie itself make for a great experience and learning, the reward that is more satisfying after completion is the number of views and hits it gets. Having to secure a good chunk of an audience to view your work itself, can be a challenging task. Here are a few ways that will reward our sweat & tears and help you promote your short film more effectively.
This one can do quite a good for you. Through social networking and having the audience follow you on social sites like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, You can reach more people who might be interested in viewing your short film. You could creatively generate engagement with your facebook followers by uploading teasers and trailers of your short film. Maybe even talk about the actors in your social media pages. This will allow people to be familiar with your works and also instill their curiosity to watch your short film.
Tap into a community where you could talk about your work and share the fun experiences with others. Google plus is a good choice. There are plenty filmmakers who promote their work in Google plus communities. Simply search for film making communities or short film communities and join them or create your own. You can share your videos every time you upload one.
Use Online Forums
There are a lot of film making or short film forums out there where you can share your work. This can be a good place for you get helpful feedback and views by posting videos. Online forums are great means to engage and share your works. You don’t get the benefit of just uploading your work but you can also use these forums to interact with other filmmakers around the world and learn from their experiences too.
This one is easy and a good bet. Having your own channel works well for your short film. You can also promote by simply asking your YouTube friends to share your video around.
Check Out Film Festivals
Film festivals can help in promoting your works. It's simple and works cheap too. Once you have entered your work in the festival, do a research on the kind of audience that will be present at the festival. In case the event is attended by journalists’ offal bloggers, try to get in touch with them, share a press release, and send them links to your movie blog to let them know that your movie will be screened. You could even check for an interview opportunity with them. This could be worth a try.
Submit to Online Film Sites
There are a number of film sites online where you can upload your works and tap a larger audience. Some sites may let you post your film in their archives infinitely while some may let you for a limited period. Either way, it is a good try.
Have Your Very own Website
If you are passionate at film making and have a pipeline of upcoming films, creating a website is a great platform and a home base that has all the information about your works. You can share information about the cast, and crew and also upload set pictures and the goofy ones too. You need not have a very flashy design; you could perhaps follow the theme of your film on your website. Remember that your audience has to attract to your website. The more creative and informative your site is, the more likely they will follow you.