The quantity of festivals is really mind boggling. I have recently attended a few local events here in Kansas. The vibe is amazing, a mixture of pride and anticipation. Many independent filmmakers get satisfaction from the recpeption thier projects recieve at these festivals. I eagerly await my first experience at an event where a film I have worked on is showing.
Navigating the submission hurdles for these festivals is taxing. With so many its initally hard to decide which ones to submit too. I have decide to start with the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF). Its submission deadlines are far enough out that our production has a resonable chance of being complete and its from my home state.
After that I will send a copy to any that I see. With the hundreds if not thousands of entries they recieve the more we enter the better our chances of being accepted.