Hey, I’m in the process of creating a 3d animated webseries due to be released in February 2019. It’s an alien sci fi that contains a good mix of action, adventure, and a thought provoking story. My question is once completed how should I got about promoting in order to achieve the best possible results, I.e. Viewership, sponsors, etc?
Web series festivals are usually pretty sparse in the animation category, so if you enter a bunch you’ll likely get some Official Selection/Nomination/Winner laurels you can brag about.
Your series also sounds like it’ll fly at comic-con film festivals, where you’ll get the opportunity to get it directly in front of your target audience.
Do you know of any good comic con festivals coming up in 2019? I know I may not get into the main on in San Diego because it’s pretty exclusive. What about social media? How much should I rely on this for promoting? I’m trying to fight out how I can get people view it once it’s complete.
For finding cons, you just have to keep your eyes open. Here are some we’ve submitted to for 2019:
- GeekFest Film Fest- Year 6 - FilmFreeway
- Pensacon Short Film Festival - FilmFreeway
- Imaginarium Comic Con Film Festivals - FilmFreeway
NanoCon International Film Festival (NIFF) - FilmFreeway
I’m not sure where you’re located, but if you get into con festivals, appearing at your screening to talk about your show will definitely get you a viewing boost. Also have handouts ready because attendees have a lot of things to have to remember at cons.
I would lean heavily on social media - as an animated series you’ve got a treasure trove of stuff that would make great pictures for posts.
Did I mention that there’s also going to be a trump episode as well😀