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
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.
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.
Send us your film
Fill in the form and send us your (finished)film.
We will watch your film and set up our first consultation.
We discuss your film, goals and the film festival landscape in a 60 minute session.
We develop the customized film festival strategy based on your film, goals and insights of the initial consultation.
Submission of your film to targeted festivals and promotion efforts
Mid-distribution coaching session to assess progress and make any necessary adjustments to your plan.