Navigating Film Festivals

Webinars ~ Industry Series
Hosted By:
Kyle Mumford - Writer/Director

We've all seen pictures from the red carpet at the big film festivals (Cannes, Sundance, Venice, etc), and we've probably considered making either a short film or filming our feature idea and entering it into these festivals. But are the big ones really all they're talked up to be? Should you be entering them with your first films? And if not those, then where should you spend your energy and money? 

To answer all this and more, Roadmap brings our very own Kyle Mumford to the webinar stage! 

This 60 Minute Webinar Will Cover: 

  • The film festival landscape 
  • Submission strategies 
  • What to do when you're there
More about
Kyle Mumford

Kyle is a writer/director based in NYC. At a young age, Kyle found a creative outlet in film that led him to the School Of Visual Arts. Kyle’s third-year film, a documentary titled “Mumford’s Law” was accepted into the Heartland Film Festival in 2009 and was nominated for the Jury Award. His then thesis film, "His Naked Mind" was an award-winning feature at SVA's Dusty Film Fest.

Since graduation in 2010, Kyle has worked in film and TV as an editor and in the locations department. He later became assistant for writer/director Tom Gormican, then later directed music videos appearing on Nick Jr, MTVu, and Fuse TV. Soon after he became involved in the NYC theater scene. His three short films, “Making Friends”, "The Door", and "Jamie & Jonathan”, were accepted into Palm Springs International ShortFest, Florida Film Fest, Portland Film Fest, along with many others. Kyle has written numerous screenplays, making it to the second round in such competitions as Sundance Labs and six times at Austin Film Festival.

In 2021, Kyle’s play entitled “The Victims” was accepted into the Actor’s Studio Playwright and Directors Unit.

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