WAYS TO PROMOTE YOUR FILM
Shooting and editing a movie is just the first part of the process. You need to release and promote the movie for the people to see it. Nobody will know about your film if you store it in your system or memory card. There are several ways to promote your film to make it a hit. This post will outline some of the freeways to promote your movie.
Use a Unique Website
First, you need to create a brand for your film, and the best way to do so is to create a website to represent your film. Most people always go to a production’s website to get details about a movie. Thus, you should create a website around your film. The domain name should be the title of the movie. Then other features of the movie like the cast/crew, premise and cinemas where the movie will be shown should be included on your website. The color scheme used on the website should represent your movie. Once your website is up, remember to submit it to sites like Delicious, and Digg to attract visitors and get a high search engine ranking.
Blast it on Social Media
The social media is one of the best places to spread the word about your film to millions of people. There are numerous ways you can take advantage of social media to promote your film. To start you need to create a fan page on Facebook. Also, create a Twitter account for your movie and tweet about it. Also, ask your friends, new fans and family to help you share your page and tweet. You can also attract more views to your page by holding a contest. The contest should be about someone that is directly related to your film.
Share on Video Streaming Platforms
Since it is a video that we are discussing, then it is right to talk about video streaming platforms. Platforms like Vimeo and YouTube allow you to share your content to millions of audiences. You start creating awareness for the movie before the release dates by uploading the production process, behind the scene videos and shot peaks into final production. If you are using a famous cast, you can also do short interviews with the cast and upload.
Make Use of Teasers and Trailer
A teaser or trailer is a short film that shows insight into what the movie is about. Your teaser should be done in such a way to keep the viewers enchanted and want more. You can share the teasers on social networks, your website, and Video streaming sites.
Submit to Film Festivals
Another way to gather interest for your movie is to submit to Film festivals. Without a box is a good website that shows a collection of Film Festivals available. Note that most film festivals require you to make a payment before you can submit to them. Price ranges from $0 to almost $100. You can also reach out to movie bloggers to feature your movie. With these few tips you will no doubt be able to successfully promote your new movie, we wish you the best!