Article

Fred Felton
Fred Felton 28 May 2016

Social Media for Film

Ever wandered how to use social media for film?

In the age of social media filmmakers need to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity.  Not only are you getting free advertising, marketing and publicity but you just might get your film noticed and ultimately sold.

Here are 5 tips to get you started in the world of Social Media for Film.

Start a hashtag

The simplest way to get on board the social media bandwagon is to just start with a hashtag. The easiest way would be to use the name of your film.  The beauty of this is that no social media accounts need to be opened and people can share that hashtag on any social media network.

Start Tweeting

Set up a Twitter account for your film.  Add profile pics that make your film stand out and be sure to fill in the bio so people know what your film is about and when it opens.  Also make sure your bio has your contact details so potential partners or sales agents can contact you.  Twitter is perfect to Tweet live updates from the film set or introduce a cast or do live tweets from film festivals or red carpet events.  It’s also a great space to release exclusive trailers to your fans. www.twitter.com

Set up a Facebook Page for the Film

Facebook is perfect to build up a community of fans for your film.  So create a page for your film and add images and a bio that stands out.  Once again make sure your contact details are there as well.  Facebook is also a great place to show images from festivals or red carpet events or even host a question night with your cast or crew and your fans. www.facebook.com

Set up YouTube for your trailers

YouTube is a great spot to release trailers for your film. So make sure to set up an account for your film on YouTube.  It’s a wonderful spot to release teasers and then up to 3 different trailers as you build up to the movie release date.  It’s also a great spot to release exclusive interviews with cast and crew. www.youtube.com

Set up Instagram for your film

Instagram is the perfect spot to release never before seen behind the scenes images from your movie.  Instagram also allows you to post short videos so you can also post short trailers or behind the scenes clips.  It’s also perfect for red carpet shots or festival pics. www.instagram.com

Make sure that your cast and crew are on social media so that you can all collectively market the film on social media. 

Following these tips can help you get your film sold and get you big distribution deals sooner rather than later.

Fred Felton – Social Media Specialist

Twitter @fredfelton

Please login or register to add a comment.

Contribute Now!

Loving our articles? Do you have an insightful post that you want to shout about? Well, you've come to the right place! We are always looking for fresh Doughnuts to be a part of our community.

Popular Articles

See all
Digital Marketing Vs. Traditional Marketing: Which One Is Better?

Digital Marketing Vs. Traditional Marketing: Which One Is Better?

What's the difference between digital marketing and traditional marketing, and why does it matter? The answers may surprise you.

Julie Cave
Julie Cave 14 July 2016
Read more
4 Important Digital Marketing Channels You Should Know About

4 Important Digital Marketing Channels You Should Know About

It goes without saying that a company can't do without digital marketing in today's world.

Digital Doughnut Contributor
Digital Doughnut Contributor 5 November 2014
Read more
These 5 Changes Are Coming For Your Site in 2018. Are You Ready?

These 5 Changes Are Coming For Your Site in 2018. Are You Ready?

Let's face it, the Internet is ever-changing. Some changes you can’t predict: at the start of 2011, no one realized that responsive would practically be a requirement by the end of the year. But some changes are known and scheduled. Let’s look at some of the biggest changes that may affect the way your company communicates through digital channels.

Mike Norman
Mike Norman 13 October 2017
Read more
Are virtual reality and augmented reality the next step for CMS?

Are virtual reality and augmented reality the next step for CMS?

In a fitting conclusion to a year many hailed as the “year of virtual reality” (VR), in December 2016, WordPress made it possible for users to create and publish VR content on any WordPress site. The change meant that users could publish 360-degree photos on their sites, and regular photos and panoramas could be viewed in VR.

Leonie Mercedes
Leonie Mercedes 16 October 2017
Read more
Collection Of The Best Email Testing Tools Online

Collection Of The Best Email Testing Tools Online

Don’t be afraid of email testing. There are many free or freemium tools online that can help you with testing your SPAM score, deliverability and even the rendering of your email. We feature 30 email testing tools in this article. Check out the complete list!

Roland Pokornyik
Roland Pokornyik 31 October 2016
Read more