Film-Com is not a festival with a jury that assesses work based purely on artistic merit. Awards at film festivals often do not necessarily translate to a marketable or salable film property. Film-Com is a packaging and completion market that filters film & television properties for their potential to be sold or licensed, and presents those directly to industry entities that can actually finance and then distribute those properties to domestic and foreign markets.
Determination of the projects to be presented in private session at Film-Com, as well as those selected for the printed catalog given to distribution companies and potential financial partners, will be based solely on which projects are the most marketable and therefore distributable and therefore have the best opportunities at getting financed.
Marketability factors include the following: