FILMMAKER MARKETING

We know you want to effectively promote your film and play to packed houses – we’d love to help!
Providing your most complete press materials in a timely fashion helps us help you.

FESTIVAL PUBLICITY

SHELLEY SPICER, Director of Marketing and Publicity
415.526.5845   |   [email protected]

Please contact Shelley to discuss announcing your acceptance to DocLands.
Shelley is your first point of contact for all publicity inquiries.

If there are specific members of the press you would like to notify, please let us know. If you have your own publicist, please have them contact Shelley to introduce themselves as soon as possible.

We encourage you to let us know of any areas of special interests (i.e. food, cycling, China, spirituality, local personalities, music, etc.) as well as related writers/reviewers/bloggers/organizations/affiliations that would provide a niche marketing opportunity in relation to your particular film.

PRESS MATERIALS

LEAH LOSCHIAVO, Marketing Coordinator
415.526.5837   |   [email protected]

Please contact Leah with any questions regarding marketing materials and social media.
Please include your film title in the subject header of all materials and correspondence sent via email.

All digital marketing materials – film stills, director headshot & bio, trailers – are to be submitted via your own cloud hosting service, such as Dropbox or Hightail and shared with [email protected] and [email protected]

PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING REQUIRED MATERIALS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE –
MARCH 16 – FINAL DEADLINE FOR FILM STILLS, DIRECTOR HEADSHOT & BIO, TRAILERS & EPK
MAY 1 – FINAL DEADLINE FOR POSTERS AND POSTCARDS 

MARKETING MATERIALS SHOULD ALSO INCLUDE:

Film Stills (See specs below)
Director’s Biography (100 word max)
Director’s Headshot (See specs below)
Trailer
Poster Art (High-res digital file) – If available

Specifications for these elements are outlined below.

FILM STILLS  (3-5 IMAGES)

Please provide a minimum of 3 different high resolution TIFF or JPEG images/stills from the film in both horizontal and vertical formats – At least one MUST be in horizontal format.

When uploading images, please use the following protocol: FILMTITLE_filmstill#

Please include a text file noting photo credit and annotations for all included stills, as appropriate.

Submit images via Dropbox or Hightail

These images will be used in our print publications and website as well as used by our publicity team in the promotion of your film.

DIRECTOR BIO

Word document; 100 words max. each

Submit via Dropbox or Hightail

DIRECTOR PHOTO  (1 per director)

High resolution TIFF or JPEG

When uploading images, please use the following protocol: FILMTITLE_directorname

Please include a text file noting photo credit, as appropriate.

Submit images via Dropbox or Hightail

These images will be used on our website as well as used by our publicity team in the promotion of your film. Additional images of directors “in action” on the set are also encouraged.

TRAILER – TECH SPECS

Please provide a trailer for your film in one of the following formats:

.avi  (Audio Video Interface)
.mov  (Apple QuickTime; qualty H.264 to ProRes)
.mp4  (Mpeg-4 video file; qualty H.264 and higher)

PLEASE NOTE:
We very strongly encourage you to also upload your trailer to Vimeo. CFI hosts a dedicated DocLands channel on Vimeo on which trailers are made available. These are the links used on our website and to which we refer the press. Please make certain that your settings allow the sharing of your trailer and for its inclusion on other account channels.

SCREENING LINKS

Password protected advance screening links will be made available to select members of the media covering DocLands – please email to [email protected] and [email protected]

EPK | PRESS NOTES

Word or PDF document

Electronic press notes are needed to help publicize your film. At a minimum, they should include a synopsis, production notes, cast and crew credits and a director bio.

When uploading, please use the following protocol: FILMTITLE_epk

Submit via Dropbox or Hightail

POSTERS & POSTCARDS

Posters and postcards are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for on-site advertising of your film.

Please provide 2 – 4 posters for display at our theatrical venues. Standard one-sheet size (27″ x 41″) is preferable, though we can accommodate smaller dimensions.

If available, please supply a stack of postcards to be displayed in the lobby of each theater and hospitality lounges (100 max).

Materials should be mailed to our office:

Laura Barber / ATTN: DocLands
1001 Lootens Place, Suite 220
San Rafael, CA   94901   USA

SOCIAL MEDIA

Introduce us to your network and provide us with your film or production company’s official website, Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram accounts, and Tumblr and/or blog if you haven’t already in the confirmation form.

Follow our pages for all things #DocLands:

Website:  www.doclands.com
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/doclandsfestival
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/doc_lands
Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/doclands/

Please always use #DocLands or link to us in posts to promote your film and to join our community of filmmakers and film-lovers!

DEADLINE FOR ALL MARKETING MATERIALS IS
MARCH 16, 2018