B-SIDES #13 - Applying to Music and Film Festivals


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In this week's B-SIDES episode, we're looking at what you need to know when applying to festivals. We've got some tips from two festival organisers in here too; Darryl Hurs of Indie Week, and Nathan Fleet of the Hamilton Film Festival. Enjoy!


  • We talk about the main benefits of performing at festivals and showcases
  • We talk about the benefits of attending festivals and conferences as an attendee, as well as a performer
  • We discuss how you can actually get in front of the festival organisers and get accepted onto the lineup
  • Darryl Hurs of Indie Week talks about the festival application process
  • We talk about applying for the most relevant and suitable festivals vs applying for every festival you can find
  • Nathan Fleet shares what his team at the Hamilton Film Festival look for when sorting through festival applications


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