What to do with 1-hour film I've made? And how to promote short film?
So I'm making a medium-length film. It'll probably be around 40-50 minutes. I'm going to post it on Youtube. To me, it's not about reaching a wide audience to make tons of money. In fact, I don't care about money. But, I wouldn't mind views.
Before I ask my questions, I know short films are best around 10 mins or less. Please don't repeat this to me. I know. I will be making a ten-minute short film after this, but to start I'm making this medium-length film. I'm not doing this for money or fame, I just wanted to make a movie. But, I wouldn't mind some views with it, so, here we go:
How can I promote my film well? I've set up a website for my studio (www.friesenfilms.weebly.com), a Youtube channel, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for it, and we (my team and I) post pretty regularly (except for the Youtube channel, that'll just be for trailers and the movie itself). What can I do specifically to boost my views? My Facebook and Twitter get basically no views, but the Instagram account has almost 200 followers, which isn't a lot, but a small start. Is there anything I can do to get a lot of followers in the next few months? I think when we release the trailer in a few months we'll get a few more followers, views, etc., but in the meantime what can I do?
Second question: is there anything I can do with a 40-minute film other than post to Youtube? LIke any different platforms, or festivals for films that length? I know festivals tend to prefer short films, but I'm just wondering if there's anything specifically for medium length ones.