Making the decision to enter a small film festival can be a huge and scary decision. There are many things to keep in mind and just gathering the courage to show your piece of art can be over whelming. If you keep a few tips in mind it will make the entire process a lot easier.
First and foremost make sure you are one hundred percent satisfied with your work. If you feel it is not the best you can do it probably is not. A contest will define who you are as an artist so you always want to be sure that you are putting your best self out there.
Pay close attention to all of the rules to be sure that you do not get disqualified. Double check the rules and entry information. It would be terrible if you ended up losing or not being invited to take part because of a technicality that could have been avoided.
Familiarize yourself with past winners and try to find out if there is anything in common with past winners. This will help you in knowing what direction to take your film and if this is a contest suitable for your work. By keep these few tips in mind you will be able to have a successful entry into the small film festival.