WHY YOUR FILM NEEDS A WEBSITE: 7 REASONS
Having an online presence for your film is of extreme importance. By online presence we’re not referring to your social media accounts. Your social media accounts are important for promotional reasons, but we’re talking about an online presence in the form of a website. Here we will highlight Why Your Film Needs A Website: 7 Reasons.
Without further ado, let’s get to it.
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1) CONTROL OVER DESIGN
In 7 Advanced Filmmaker Tips Summarized we’ll talk about the importance of production design in your film. Well, your website design should also correlate with the design of your film. On a social media platform, as great as it is for promoting your film, you don’t have control over it’s the design. Sure, the poster you posted replicates the design of your film, but what about the rest of the website?
Also, they saw your post on their feed. Great! But once they scroll passed it it’s by-by until your next post…hopefully they see it. On your film’s website everything is about your film, period!
2) PRIORITIZATION OF YOUR CONTENT
On a website for your film you decide the order of your content placement. If you want a particular image or post to remain at the top or at the homepage of your website, you can. Things don’t have to get lost and forgotten like your post on your social media account from two days ago.
3) IT SHOWS SERIOUSNESS
As a filmmaker you want your film to be taken serious. Having a website for your film screams precisely that, seriousness. Seriousness to your core audience, to your visiting audience and to potential distributors.
4) ATTRACT NEW AUDIENCES
Having a website for your film gives you opportunities to attract new audiences that are non-existing with other platforms. For example, with a website for your film you can set up a email subscription link to collect emails. With enough emails you can now be in direct contact with your audience.
5) MAKE AS MANY WEB PAGES AS NEEDED
On your film’s website you can have as many pages as needed. For example, in addition to the obvious home page, you can have an about the film page, a press page, a press kit page, a cast page, production page, contact page, etc. It’s totally up to you.
6) SELF DISTRIBUTION OF YOUR FILM
With a website for your film you can set up a pay for download options where you set the price of your film. This can be done with the following plugins available totally free from The WordPress Repository: Woocommerce or Easy Digital Downloads. If you need additional features like subscriptions and product add ons Woocommerce has some of the most high rated ones.
7) STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD
By having a website for your film you’re doing something that most filmmakers are not doing. And when you’re doing what others are not, that’s a formula for success. We’re not saying that it won’t take some time to build a website for your movie that you can be proud of, but we’re saying it’s worth it. Want to build a website for your film? Let’s get started! Check out How A Filmmaker Can Start A Website In 3 Easy Steps.
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