How many ACTIVE festivals?
We suggest 3000. And by active, we mean they have run a festival in the last two years.
The bottom line for any filmmaker, when it comes to festivals, is this… Is it worth the investment? Is it worth the enormous amount of time, energy and money to go for it on the film festival circuit? I can tell you from my experience, the good ones are AWESOME! Just like the one above, the Sedona Film Festival… but the others? Hmmm…
So, along with filmmaker and good friend Stephen Follows, I am researching the state of film festivals, so that we can all better decide their value. And when I say ‘I am’, what I really mean is Stephen is’. Stephen is Mr facts and figures and deep analysis.
He has spent some time culling everything that is public facing on the interweb and analysed it to within an inch of its life, and he will be sharing all the data on his blog. I will offer headline grabbing highlights! ;0)
So yes, just under 3,000 festivals are currently active.
And if you want more information on how that figure was reached, and a ton of other data, head over to Stephens blog HERE.
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