Film festivals are back this year and the Gorilla River Music Video Film Festival is looking for your submissions.
After most independent film festivals took last year off due to the Pandemic, festival submissions around the US and world have begun to open up submissions for 2021 and 2022 festivals.
One such festival is Gorilla River’s Music Video Film Festival in Chappaqua, NY. Submissions for the festival are now open through December 3rd, 2021, with the event taking place on February 12th, 2022. The first festival had participants from Texas, South Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, and even Canada. Three winners from the 2022 competition will be invited to the Hudson Valley Music Summit where their films will be screened for music industry professionals.
Small film festivals like this one are a great opportunity for upstart filmmakers to show off their work, get recognition, and make connections for future projects, and we encourage our members to find local film festivals and submit their work. There are countless festivals out there and no matter what kind of video you make or the topic of your video there is a festival out there for you.
If you are interested in learning how to craft a compelling music video in time for the submission window for this festival, check out our How to Make a Music Video Course and our recent Virtual Workshop on Making Music Videos on a Budget.
Once you’ve got your music video produced then you can submit it to the festival here.