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- a digital collection of media resources used to promote your film - a submission requirement for most film festivals - Festivals will use the EPK to: create web copy, festival catalogues, promotional materials & press releases. - Journalists will use the EPK to: write reviews, features, promote the film and to contact you for interviews & info The EPK is a "construction kit" of quality information that satisfies a range of media interests to accurately produce reports & publicity that will lead to the increased publicity, exposure & success of your film.

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Online lm submission -

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Core elements of an EPK:

1 - Cover Sheet - One-sheet promotional artwork 2 - Key information: narrative, technical & contact
(longline, synopsis, duration, genre, year produced, language, screening format, contact info)

3 - Directors statement 4 - Cast & Crew biographies 5 - Production & film stills
Advanced elements:

- Press release
(including additional aspects of special interest, challenges, approach and production details.)

- Promotional trailer link

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Contents: One-sheet artwork

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Contents: logline, synopsis, technical info, contact

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Contents: Directors/Artistic Statement

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Contents: Production stills

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Contents: Cast & Crew Bios inc. lmography & photos

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Close Your Eyes - short lm EPK http://bit.ly/1jsUiC0

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The single most e!ective tool in creating publicity is a press kit
Elliot Grove, founder of Raindance Film Festival Core elements of an EPK:

1 - Cover Sheet - One-sheet promotional artwork 2 - Key Production information: narrative, technical & contact
(longline, synopsis, duration, genre, year produced, language, screening format, contact info)

3 - Directors statement 4 - Cast & Crew biographies 5 - Production & film stills
Advanced elements:

- Press release - Promotional trailer

Websites...

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Finding Press Kits
http://www.festival-cannes.fr/en/archives/2013/shortFilm.html http://tribecalm.com/press-center/festival/press-kits Short Film Press Kits Close Your Eyes http://bit.ly/1jsUiC0 Gasp http://www.festival-cannes.fr/assets/Image/Direct/047662.pdf The Chair http://issuu.com/graingerdavid/docs/the_chair_pk_email_72 This Path Ahead http://www.festival-cannes.fr/assets/Image/Direct/045661.pdf The Escape http://www.newfilmmakersla.com/mediakits/2012/the-escape.pdf Muscles http://www.musclesmovie.com/presskit/ Night Shift http://www.festival-cannes.fr/assets/Image/Direct/045185.pdf

Feature Press Kits Only God Forgives http://www.festival-cannes.com/assets/Image/Direct/048082.pdf Blue is the Warmest Colour http://www.festival-cannes.com/assets/Image/Direct/049301.pdf Behind the Candelabra http://www.festival-cannes.com/assets/Image/Direct/049001.pdf Cosmopolis http://www.festival-cannes.fr/assets/Image/Direct/045044.pdf The Hunt http://www.festival-cannes.fr/assets/Image/Direct/045092.pdf On the Road http://www.festival-cannes.fr/assets/Image/Direct/045632.pdf Drive http://www.festival-cannes.fr/assets/Image/Direct/040781.pdf Melancholia http://www.festival-cannes.fr/assets/Image/Direct/042199.pdf

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The Changing Game of Distribution
http://www.shortoftheweek.com/2013/03/04/the-changing-game-of-distribution/

https://www.withoutabox.com/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/lmnetwork/lmmaking/guide/distribution/distribution http://sohoshorts.me/your-distribution-options/ Clearances You can only distribute and screen your film online or in public if it is fully 'cleared'. This means that you have written permission to use everything and everyone that appears in your film. The clearances you obtain should cover internet use ('All media' covers internet as well) and should explicitly state for use in territories throughout the world, in perpetuity (indefinitely). Actors & Contributors (http://www.bbc.co.uk/filmnetwork/filmmaking/guide/distribution/legal-guide-publicising-your-short#actors) Script Rights & Adaptation (http://www.bbc.co.uk/filmnetwork/filmmaking/guide/before-you-start/legal-guide-writing) Location Agreements Musical Clearance (http://www.bbc.co.uk/filmnetwork/filmmaking/guide/before-you-start/music-rights) (http://www.prsformusic.com) Content Clearance (http://www.bbc.co.uk/filmnetwork/filmmaking/guide/before-you-start/content-clearances)
http://www.filmcontracts.net