Panel 1 - Friday, Sept 30th - 12 p.m.
Zero Budget Movie Marketing:
How to Promote Your Movies & Your Filmmaker Career After You’ve Exhausted Your Film Budget by Gavin Michal Booth
You made your movie. You’ve spent your budget. Now you have to market your film to festivals, distributors and/or the public at large. This workshop is intended for film directors and producers looking for ways to grow an audience, learn from a filmmaker who has “been there done that” and found great success thinking outside of the box when it comes to movie marketing without a budget. If you’ve made or are about to make a movie, your film deserves to be seen. Take some of the mystery out of how to stand out in a crowded indie film marketplace.
The workshop is intended for all ages and will appeal to novices and experienced filmmakers alike. Reservations are not required but seating is on a first-come basis. This workshop is free and open to the public.
Gavin Michael Booth is an award winning filmmaker from Windsor, Ontario. He works as a writer, director, producer and editor. Booth broke new filmmaking ground teaming up with producer Jason Blum (The Purge, Get Out) to create “Fifteen”, the world’s first movie broadcast live. He also directed “The Scarehouse” (Universal). The Scarehouse is available on streaming everywhere. Booth’s latest, "Last Call", is a split screen real-time feature film, no hidden cuts. Last Call was called "one of the best movies of 2021" by Harper's Bazaar as well as receiving outstanding praise from critics and festivals. Booth has worked with some of the top entertainers in the music industry including music videos and documentary projects including Youtube star Todrick Hall, SYML and Third Eye Blind and Vanessa Carlton.
Gavin has single handedly been responsible for the marketing and viral-marketing promotions for his projects.