Will other festivals follow True/False’s lead?

Will other festivals follow True/False’s lead?

Imagine knowing that if your film plays in 20 festivals, that you can gross an additional $10,000-20,000. How would that inform your filmmaking future?Great News! True/False Film Festival will now pay a $450 stipend to all filmmakers who come to the festival to exhibit their films. I love the transparency of this announcement as well as the motivation behind it. The fest organizers want to incentivize long term careers with this incentive, and hope to boost the stipend from $450 to $1000. ┬áImagine knowing that if your film plays in 20 festivals, that you can gross an additional $10,000-20,000. How would that inform your filmmaking future? A filmmaker could pay back outstanding debt incurred by the film, or use the funds for developing a new film. What I can’t help but wonder is why some of the larger festivals haven’t come up with this first. What can we do to encourage other festivals to follow suit?...