Withoutabox.com SPOTLIGHT E-BLAST
One of the ways we get the word out to filmmakers every year is by sending out a “spotlight” e-blast through our submission partner, Withoutabox.com (They handle about 95% of our submissions.) This email goes out to about 200,000 filmmakers across the world, and our 2012 email just went out last week. In case you missed it, it’s copied below.
5th Festivus Film Fest rocks edgy programming, honors the truly independent
One of the circuit’s hottest young festivals, the 5th Annual FESTIVUS FILM FESTIVAL (FFF) is quickly becoming a premier event in the famous Mile High City, Denver, Colorado. The Festival features sold-out screenings, legendary nightlife, and a dynamic lineup of the world’s most “awesomely badass, truly independent film.”
Embracing the indie spirit, FFF solely pays tribute to independent filmmakers and chooses to overlook publicists, budgets, and previous awards to instead program its official selections based on their merits alone. The Festival has become known for its hospitality, treating its filmmakers like rock stars and providing all-access passes to screenings, famed parties, and exclusive filmmaker-only events.
Over the past four years, FFF has garnered recognition throughout the Denver community with virtually every media outlet in the city dedicating consistent coverage to the event. Alum Nathaniel Eyde (FREAKY DEAKY) sums up his experience: “Festivus is one of the best up-and-coming fests on the circuit. The programming is edgy and intelligent, the hospitality is top-notch, and the environment is fun and exciting. I am proud to be an alum of Festivus Film Festival.”
The Festivus Film Festival caters to independent filmmakers and to true fans of indie film. Each year, the Festival unspools a high-quality selection of films before receptive and welcoming audiences.
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Awards are presented in each category of entry during the infamous Awards Party Blowout, the Festival’s biggest party. Winning filmmakers receive a handmade and engraved steel chrome skull made exclusively for the Festival by renowned steel artists Aaron Kaemick and Eric Buteyn.
Alum Marisa Brown gushes about her Festivus experience in 2011: “It was seriously the most fun I’ve ever had at a festival, and I know that sentiment was echoed by all the other filmmakers in attendance. It made such a difference to have people who really cared about the filmmakers and who made such an effort!”
For the chance to present your film at what Moviemaker Magazine recently called one of the “20 Coolest Festivals in the US,” submit to Festivus Film Festival today!