Here’s how the No Risk Fee Fest is changing the film festival game
One of the biggest reasons people fail to follow their creative dreams is finances. You can make good money in the industry, once you get in the industry. But it feels like money goes right out of your pocket after you get it if you haven’t gotten in the right door.
Especially if you’re trying to break into the festival circuit, it feels like you’re throwing money out the window if you submit to a festival but don’t get picked. Fortunately, there is a festival trying to change the rules. The No Risk Fee Fest is here to try and save your budget.
Is this for real?
100%. As one of several festivals that participates in the Action on Film Megafest, the No Risk Fee Fest will set you up with a spot in one of the best festivals in Las Vegas each year. It’s a top 3% rated film festival with FilmFreeway, WithoutaBox and Westway’s Magazine. With 16 years of experience, they’re not just some blink-and-you-miss-it opportunity.
On top of you submitting your work without paying up front, you’re guaranteed to only pay $60 if your work is selected. Based on their research of popular film festivals, the No Risk Fee Fest feels this is the average cost regardless of what your project is.
Simple submission process
Some festivals make you jump through hoops in the submission process, which wastes your time long before they ask for money. For the No Risk Fee Fest, you just email your short, feature film, documentary, script, or whatever project you want to submit to [email protected]. No long forms, questionnaires, or account registration required.
From there, they’ll review your submission, and inform you if your film is accepted or rejected within two weeks. If your film is accepted, they’ll also contact you with how to pay your $60 fee for the festival. To save you even more money, if you are accepted but need to update or edit your project, you can resubmit at no additional cost.
Revolutionizing the industry
So many festivals try to advertise themselves as creator friendly and good for beginners. But they still charge outlandish fees to even get a chance at your project in the festival. The No Risk Fee Fest is truly creator friendly, as it lets creators take a no-risk chance at getting their work in front of the right people.
Money is an object for most people, who put in their own funds to create the project they want to show off. Spending ridiculous amounts of money on multiple festival admissions, on top of having to pay for travel, lodging and other accommodations for the festival itself, it adds up.
By creating a platform for filmmakers, writers, and musicians to submit their work without putting money upfront, the No Risk Film Fest just revolutionized the industry. It’s hard to want to go back to paying $100 a submission upfront after entering their festival.
A short time frame
The only downfall, if you can even call it a downfall, with the No Risk Film Fest is they’re a first come-first serve festival. While the rolling submissions may be perfect for procrastinators, it could hurt you in the end if you don’t submit quickly.
Once the No Risk Film Fest has placed their submissions in each film festival, submissions are closed. So, the earlier you submit your project the better. Even a long list of festivals like the AOF Megafest fill up eventually.
There is literally no risk to enter the No Risk Film Fest. Sure, rejection hurts, but rejection hurts a lot less when you didn’t spend money to get rejected. This year’s AOF Megafest is July 23rd through August 2nd. Don’t waste anymore time: email your submission to [email protected] today!