What Makes a Festival?

Mon 20 Sept, 14:00 – 15:30 CEST, Scandic Triangeln

Nowadays online platforms make it very easy to submit your film to a festival with just one click. But are you researching the event you are sending it to? What makes a festival, and how do you distinguish between the real, the fake and those in the grey zone – the so called “pseudo festivals”?

Reinhard W. Wolf researched the topic of online scams and dubious festivals – those that might seem real at first glance but that might not be all they appear, below the surface. How does one navigate through the online submission jungle successfully? Is it possible to spot these festivals and avoid them?


Reinhard W. Wolf (Oberhausen, Shortfilm.de)