filmmakers are eager to get noticed with their breakout film that was often done on a small budget with savings or mortgaging their house. They find it harder to attract star power and it becomes an impossible task to stand out against the films that have millions invested in them and celebrity attachment.
Just ask director Dan Frank who applied to all the major festivals with his films Little Bruno and Devils Highway. Frank says, “After figuring out that my independent low-budget films were being ignored because they had no major stars in them, I realized nobody at film festivals were even looking at them and I was wasting my money sending out entry fees. So I entered my films into the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival ( NYIIFVF) and my life has changed for the better. I go to the Cannes Film Festival and Marche du Film every year with