The festivalâ€™s goal is to create a direct connection between filmmaker and audience. There are no submission fees for filmmakers. FHTA attempts to create multiple revenue opportunities for the festival filmmakers by providing a platform that enables distribution across multiple outlets – mobile, online, living rooms and theaters. Filmmakers retain all their rights and choose how to price their work.
In an interesting twist weâ€™ve decided to put the programming of the festival directly in the hands of the audience. By harnessing the power of social tools, audience members will be able to discover, share and assist in programming the festival.
FROM HERE TO AWESOME consists of four main parts.
1. Discovery â€“ filmmakers and audience members use core features and functions of youTube and myspace to submit and select projects that will be showcased in FHTA.
2. Education â€“ audience members learn filmmaking in an engaging and fun way that has them interacting with their peers and directly with showcased filmmakers.
3. Sharing â€“ audience members enjoy interesting feature length and
short form entertainment which they have helped to program.
4. New Models – the goal of FHTA is to experiment with new distribution models for filmmakers that give them realistic options for reaching global audiences and seeing a return for their creative efforts.
In their generous style, they’re already sharing tips and tricks:
So check it out! It is going to be AWESOME!