Back by popular demand, I’m posting the latest edition of the “Film Festival Survival Kit” in preparation for the DC Shorts Film Festival. Director David Eagle and I are traveling to Washington DC this weekend, and our short film “Heart Says It All” is screening THREE times over the next week, details here on the DC Shorts website. We’re really excited! I looked all over the place for those chalky candy hearts so we could give them away as promotional items, but of course it’s the wrong time of year so I didn’t find any. I am hoping our iconic “WTF?” heart (it’s a scene from the movie which I’ve emblazoned on a T-shirt) will draw some attention and inspire people to check out the film. ANYTHING to stand out from the crowd! Anyway, the Film Festival Survival Kit’s supposed to be a kinda funny but it’s important to remember little things like bringing an extra exhibition copy of your film on DVD in case the festival’s copy gets screwed up (it happens regularly.) I also always bring a Quicktime movie of the film I’m showing on a USB drive in case someone wants to check it out on their computer (you can make DVD’s for anyone who wants them with the QT movie, too.) And of course, lots of breath fresheners! And a bunch of clean t-shirts, I go through about 6 a day when I’m at a festival. And Tums, don’t get me started on those. Please let me know if I’ve forgotten anything! UPDATE 9/8/11: Here’s the 1-Sheet I’ve created for the event, to give out to media or anyone else who wants all the info on the project in one place.