Film Festivals Pay Unexpected Dividends

For independent filmmakers, applying to film festivals can be a daunting task. After spending years raising money, working long hours filming and editing, and sacrificing time with family and friends - not to mention sleep - to finish your film, the last thing you want to do is possibly encounter more rejections. But if you're able to get your work accepted into festivals, the experience is totally worth it. I certainly found this to be the case when the documentary I directed, "Lady Wrestler: The Amazing, Untold Story of African-American Women in the Ring" played during the Columbus Black International Film Festival (CBIFF) Aug. 24-25, 2018, at the Gateway Film Center. It was a true honor t

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