Festival & Distribution: General Strategy Sessions

September 7, 2017, 12:00 - 1:00 PM

School of Cinematic Arts, SCA 255

Industry Relations 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. 

Location: School of Cinematic Arts, SCA 255

Thursday, September 7
12:00 –1:00 PM
Monday, October 16
12:00 –1:00 PM
Wednesday, November 15
2:00 - 3:00 PM
Tuesday, December 5
12:00 –1:00 PM


Can't make it in person?

Watch a recording of June 15 event at the USC Industry Relations SPOTLIGHT Facebook Group

*Only USC Students and Alumni will be accepted into this Facebook Group.

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.
  • Print out film information. lease email filmlink@cinema.usc.edu: contact name, non-USC email, film title, link to film and password, running time, synopsis, and production number/independent.
Contact Information

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