Festival & Distribution: General Strategy Session

May 2, 2017, 1:00 - 2:00 PM

School of Cinematic Arts, SCA 255

Festivals & Distribution: General Strategy Sessions

Industry Relations’ Festival & Distribution presents monthly Festival & Distribution General Strategy Group Sessions. Learn how the first steps in preparing to submit to film festivals, strategic ways to apply to festivals, and get your general festival questions answered. Open to USC students and alumni. 

Location: School of Cinematic Arts, SCA 255



Tuesday, May 2

1:00 – 2:00 PM

How to Prepare for Session?
  • Review Festival & Distribution resource packets on SCA Community under My Resources, Industry Relations section. Resources available: Festival Information Packet, List of Recommended Festival, and Short Film Distribution Packet.
  • Clear films for festivals. Submit your production book, screener (DVD or link), and master copy of film (Apple ProRes 422 or DNxHD) to Archives located in basement of Norris Theater. Contact Amanda Smith at asmith@cinema.usc.edu for additional questions. 582 films and independent projects are excluded from this requirement.
  • For review by Festivals & Distribution Office, email filmlink@cinema.usc.edu the following:
    • Contact name/Crew position
    • Non-USC email 
    • Film title
    • Link to film and password
    • Running time
    • Synopsis
    • Production number/independent film
Questions? Contact Eileen Chiao at echiao@cinema.usc.edu or 213-740-4432
Contact Information

Name: Eileen Chiao
Email: echiao@cinema.usc.edu
Phone: 213.740.4432