013 Why Big Bear Lake Film Festival is a Great Destination
Segment 11: Big Bear Lake International Film Festival offers one of the most beautiful locations for a destination film festival, as well as being a highly respected event in the filmmaking community. John Donovan and I had the opportunity to interview Artistic & Programming Director Monika Skerbelis and Sponsorship, Program and Screenwriting Technical Director Nick Muccini at the International Film Festival Summit in Las Vegas for a Filmmakers Notebook Podacast and learned many tips for filmmakers and screenplay writers. Nick suggests writing your visions and then getting the material out there, while Monica recommends understanding your genre and logline. Also, find out if it really makes a difference meeting festival programmers, what Big Bear looks for in screenplay submissions and if there is a “best time” during which to submit your projects in this Filmmakers Notebook podcast. Listen to Nick and Monika’s advice and check out the festival’s website at www.bigbearlakefilmfestival.com.