FILM festival submission strategy

Kapitein Kort is an Amsterdam based short film agency dedicated to helping filmmakers navigate the complex world of film festivals. As we used to be filmmakers ourselves, we understand the hard work and passion that goes into creating a film. We also know firsthand the challenges of getting your film seen by the right audiences. That’s where we come in.

 

We believe in a festival strategy from a talent development perspective that focuses on getting shorts to an audience, to film professionals and to fellow filmmakers, so the strategy works for the development, the inspiration and long term goals of the film maker or producer. 

 

Our team has a deep understanding of the film festival landscape, and we have a proven track record of success in getting films accepted and seen at the most important festivals, such as Berlinale, Cannes – Semaine de la Critique, Clermont-Ferrand ISFF & Slamdance, making the shortlist for the Academy Awards & European Film Awards and multiple awards and nominations. We have helped numerous filmmakers achieve their goals and get their films in front of the right people.

 

We offer a range of services to support filmmakers on their journey, including consultations, strategy development, and submission assistance. We take a personalized approach to every project, working closely with you to develop a customized strategy that fits your goals and needs.

 

Do you want to know if your film has what it takes to premiere in Sundance, Cannes or Berlinale? Are you unable to navigate the thousands of festivals listed on the Filmfreeway? With our two mentorship programs we can help you develop a personal film festival submission strategy based on the strengths of your film and help you throughout the process.

Let us help you succeed

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you get your film seen by the right audiences and achieve your dreams as a filmmaker.

1. Personal filmfestival submission plan

Our personal film festival strategy plan is designed to help filmmakers develop a customized plan to succeed in the competitive world of film festivals.

We have a deep understanding of the film festival landscape and can provide expert guidance on how to navigate it. We’ll watch your film and use our knowledge and experience to help you identify the best festivals for your film and develop a strategy for submitting and promoting it.

Personal festival submission strategy

299
*including VAT of 21%
New
  • We will watch your film and provide valuable insights and feedback
  • Customized film festival submission strategy document based on your short film and budget
  • Save time and frustration through clear deadlines and direct submission links
  • Fine-tuning the film festival strategy based on your unique needs and aspirations
  • Valuable insights and tips about the film festival industry based on our experiences
  • Coaching session focused on your film, your goals and how the film festival industry works
  • Coaching session focused on focused on tracking progress and making any necessary adjustments

2. personal festival strategy + two coaching sessions

This plan includes two coaching sessions to support you on your journey. The first session is focused on your film, your goals as a filmmaker, and how the film festival world and sales system works. We’ll work with you to develop a customized film festival strategy based on your unique needs and aspirations. From identifying new worldwide audiences for your film to targeting the most suitable festivals, we will work with you to maximize the potential of your film.

The second coaching session takes place halfway through the distribution period and is focused on tracking your progress and ensuring that everything is on track. We’ll assess your progress and make any necessary adjustments to your strategy to help you achieve your goals.

Personal festival strategy & two coachings

499
Including VAT of 21%
New
  • We will watch your film and provide valuable insights and feedback
  • Customized film festival submissionstrategy document based on your short film and budget
  • Save time and frustration through clear deadlines and direct submission links
  • Fine-tuning the film festival strategy based on your unique needs and aspirations
  • Valuable insights and tips about the film festival industry based on our experiences
  • Coaching session focused on your film, your goals and how the film festival industry works
  • Coaching session focused on focused on tracking progress and making any necessary adjustments

timeline

START

Send us your film

Fill in the form and send us your (finished)film.

within 1 - 2 weeks

evaluating film

We will watch your film and set up our first consultation.

within 3 - 4 weeks

consultation 1

We discuss your film, goals and the film festival landscape in a 60 minute session.

within 4 - 6 weeks

strategy development

We develop the customized film festival strategy based on your film, goals and insights of the initial consultation.

within 2 months

begin distribution

Submission of your film to targeted festivals and promotion efforts

between 6 - 8 months

consultation 2

Mid-distribution coaching session to assess progress and make any necessary adjustments to your plan.

start your festival journey now

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you get your film seen by the right audiences and achieve your goals as a filmmaker.