Hey everybody! I hope your day is going great!! I’ve been doing a lot of research on events and film festivals in my area and came across a lot of different useful sites. I was wondering how do I go about contacting them. A lot of the film festival’s and events are happening later on this year and next year.
Let’s share some emails we’ve sent to people organizing film festivals. Post here!
hey Carlton I sent this email over to Tribeca Film Fest and I believe it’s concise and is a good example of how to start reaching out to festival staff :)
“Hello Tribeca Staff,
I would love to help make your upcoming festival run as smoothly as possible in any way that I can. Whatever you need (setting up stations, giving out badges, keeping the bathrooms clean, greeting, etc) I’d be happy to help.
I’ve got a lot of energy, I’m thoughtful, total people person who likes working in teams, flexible and open minded and open to learning.
Look forward to speaking with you soon
Just sent this message to Emerge Film Festival, happening next week here in Maine:
I’d like to volunteer and help with the festival next week. I am available Friday 4/10 and Sunday 4/12 (not available Thursday or Saturday). I would be glad to be of assistance in whatever way you can use me. I have lots of event experience, good shoes, a great attitude, and a love for films!
I have my own car and am available all day Friday and Sunday.
Looking forward to helping make Emerge a success!
…And got this response back…
“Fantastic! Thank you, Jake. Love your spirit already!
We definitely have opportunities on both Friday and Sunday. I am cc’ing Jen, our volunteer coordinator, who will get in touch with more info.
Thanks and see you at the festival!
Emerge Film Festival”
HOLY COW this works!!! Can’t wait to let you all know how the festival goes!
“Hello Ms. Turer,
I’d like to volunteer and help with the Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival on May 27th. I would be glad to be of
assistance in whatever way you can use me. I have lots of event experience, good shoes, a great attitude, and a love for films.
I have my own car and am available all day May 27th. I will look forward to help make the festival a success.
I love how Jake tells his schedule, is very upbeat, and mentions his car. Both emails really rock!!! So, Carlton, do you have what you need?
Omg yes! I’m going to incorporate both emails into mine thanks Janet :) !!! And thanks Jake andy Alex that helped a TON! You guys sent out some informal straight to the point emails. I’m stealing both :)
These are so great! I called the contact for the film festival here and just introduced myself and said i was intereseted in helping out any way i could and if there were any meetings i could attend. There was, i went , and i gor to hand out 7 of my business cards. So also asking to come in person helps too if its possible. :) i love the email examples, thank you for posting guys.:)
Thank you so much! I’ve been doing that and getting responses :)
Thanks for putting in your experience too Stephanie. A phone call is great. Why not? I always say phone call is how you build relationships. Doesn’t take long, but a real connection, and different kinds of conversations can come up through a phone call. Get it factor!