The Best Film Festival Tools You Need to Know to Get Your Work Seen Premium class

Kristen Palana, Professor, Award-Winning Artist, Digital Do-Gooder

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4 Videos (13m)
    • Introduction: Welcome and Meet Your Instructor

    • Top Websites For Independent Filmmakers and Animators

    • Tips For Making a 15 Second Teaser For Your Film's Pages

    • Thank You For Taking This Course. Please Review


About This Class


Are you an independent filmmaker or animator? Would you like to know the best places and my own personal favorite websites I use myself as an international award-winning indie filmmaker? Take this class to ensure your work gets seen both in traditional international film festivals as well as in online festivals.

This is a quick mini course that will help you get started using the best websites and platforms for launching your independent film or animation for screening at international film and animation festivals. It will also give you tips and ideas for creating a 15 second preview teaser to help make your online filmmaker page stand out to the judges.

I'm a tenured Associate Professor of Digital Media and the Program Director of Film & Digital Media at The American University of Rome and a practicing award-winning multimedia artist. Since July of 2016 I am based in Yangon, Myanmar and serve as Visiting Associate Professor of Digital Media at American University of Myanmar.  I've been advising BA, BFA, and MFA students since 2000 to craft better, more powerful video, animation, and multimedia messages for use online and offline. I also assist 20K+ online students around the world since 2014 through courses on graphic & web design, illustration & digital painting, animation, video, crowdfunding, influence, creativity, and more.

Spend just under 15 minutes getting up to speed, then you can begin creating your own filmmaker page(s) so you can get your work out into the world and in front of your audience.

Empower yourself now by enrolling in this course and join our growing learning community and let's get started boosting launching your next film or animation today!

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Excellent. Kristen is an instructor, filmmaker and more. Warm recommendations for this course.





Kristen Palana

Professor, Award-Winning Artist, Digital Do-Gooder

My goal is to empower ordinary people to do extraordinary things.

I'm a multimedia artist and educator based in Rome, Italy and a tenured Associate Professor of Digital Media at The American University of Rome where I also run its Film and Digital Media Program. I have 15+ years of university and adult education teaching experience in North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Besides teaching at Skillshare and other online platforms to students in over 155 countries, I'm also a Course Facilitator for the UN-mandated University for Peace (Costa Rica) through their Centre For Executive Education.

My work is exhibited internationally and online and has received a number of awards. I earned my MFA from Pratt Institute in Computer Graphics and Interactive Media and also hold a BFA in Painting from Massachusetts College of Art and Design.