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5 Ways To Promote Your New Film

5 Ways To Promote Your New Film


As a filmmaker you know that making movies is no easy feat! There is so much work involved in pre-production, production, and post-production, as well as very high costs. Of course, finishing the film is one great accomplishment in and of itself, but the next hurdle will be getting people to watch it. To get the word out about your new film, you are going to need to promote the heck out of it and you may have to get a little creative with this. Here are 5 ways to promote your new film.


Social Media

Make a special social media account just for your film to post daily teasers or clips or information about when the film is coming out, where it is available to stream, etc. You can even make an account for one of the characters from the film and post as them, for fans to have an interactive experience. There are lots of ways to use social media to promote things, and movies are no different, so be sure to use it to your advantage.
 

Apparel

Selling apparel with the name of the film, graphics of the characters or a specific scene, etc. is another great way to promote it. People love wearing a t-shirt of a brand or film they love. Creating a buzz like this is exactly what you want when you have a new movie coming out. Consider selling your officially licensed apparel online or through your social media accounts.


Do Interviews

If magazines or news outlets ask to interview you about your new film, always say yes. If you aren’t being asked, you may have to offer. Reach out to places like Variety and The Hollywood Reporter, as well as smaller entertainment publications and let them know about your new film. Tell them everything about it and spark their interest enough for them to want to write a piece about it. This is the best way to inform a large number of people about your upcoming film.


Make A Trailer

Making a movie was probably enough work and you may feel like putting together a trailer is going to be just as hard — but it won’t! Trailers are actually pretty easy to edit compared to entire films, and you already have all of the footage you need. Make sure to include any action packed scenes or cliffhangers so that you keep viewers on the edge of their seats. The whole point is to leave them wanting more, thus forcing them to watch the entire film. 

Promoting your new film should be fun and exciting, not stressful! Use these tips and come up with some of your own, and before you know it your movie will be the talk of the town.