Any suggestions on marketing a low budget film?

We have tackled local newspapers, made a myspace and facebook, and made some t-shirts. Any other suggestions??? Please help.

5 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    My first question is what kind of movie is it? A short? A feature?

    Second question is what is your goal? Why did you make the movie? To show it as an example of what you can do? To sell it? To use it to sell a larger feature?

    See, marketing is driven by the purpose. You could market it all day on YouTube, but if your goal is to get an Agent or a Studio interested in you, you're not focusing your efforts in the correct place.

    If you're interested in getting some serious attention, if your movie is good enough (high quality, entertaining, etc.), then consider submitting it to some of the major film festivals. For a list of festivals worldwide, visit and click on the "Festivals" link at the top.

    If your movie is a feature (at least 90 minutes) and is up to the required technical specs, consider submitting it to the American Film Market and the Cannes Film Market (not the Festival!). You'll find links to those also on the "Festivals" page, but scroll way down toward the bottom.

    So, if you can provide more information about what your movie is and what your goal is with it, then we can give you some more specific advice.

    Good luck!

    Brian Dzyak


    IATSE Local 600, SOC

  • 1 decade ago

    Start walking. You need to get some viral marketing growing and that doesn't take much. So walk around and tell people about the film and perhaps offer a free screening if they tell 10 friends about it.

  • Sma M
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Send out write ups or press releases about your new film for free distribution on hundreds of websites by email to , so that new customers can find out about your business

  • Vampyr
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Have people or friends on myspace post bulletins, or banners on their page promoting your film.

    I wanna know more about this film :)

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Put your website on a hat and hand them out . Put a tease trailer on

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