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Submitting to Film Festivals

Every festival has its own personality. If you can’t differentiate personalities between festivals, you’re not digging deep enough. You definitely want everything that you are using in your body of work to promote yourself to have an accolade for each project. A festival win, place, show, or screening, no matter the size, are all equally persuasive ways to provide third-party validation for your work.

Documentary Film Grants

Finding funding for documentaries is much healthier than finding funding for narrative works. There are many special interests groups, organizations, fiscal sponsors, and grants available for documentaries, but be aware that they are very competitive. In a competitive playing field, preparation plus perseverance, can sometimes tip the hat in your favor.

Advice For Independent Filmmakers

I strongly recommend producing in order to fast track the production your ideas and have greater creative input to final project. Selling a project in the can [already produced] is called an acquisition. The name of the exec at each respective company is called an acquisitions executive. An acquisition could be an outright purchase–they now own it and can do whatever they want with it–or licensing your rights.

Our Vision Caribbean and Latino Filmmaker Podcast 🎙️ NOW STREAMING 🔊

Los Angeles, CA – The “Our Vision Caribbean and Latino Filmmaker Podcast” is hosted by Our Vision Founder, CEO, Charles Alleyne and Dr. Christopher C. Odom, MFA, PhD, Our Vision CEO. The podcast is sponsored by the “Our Vision Caribbean and Latino Film Festival” which is dedicated to ensuring that Caribbean and Latino filmmakers have a voice that’s heard and a wide audience to showcase their work.

Submissions Now Open through December 31, 2023 for the January 13, 2024 Festival

Los Angeles, CA – “We are thrilled to present the Our Vision Caribbean and Latino Film Festival (OVCLFF) which celebrates the diversity and talent within the Caribbean and Latino communities.” said Charles Alleyne, Our Vision Founder, COO. The OVCLFF also produces the Our Vision Caribbean and Latino Filmmaker Podcast which provides an exhaustive free resource of information for all filmmakers – https://bit.ly/OurVisionFilmmakerPodcast.