The Aotearoa Short Film Lab is a prestigious hothouse mentoring scheme for screenwriters and aspiring screenwriters to workshop new ideas for short film. Each year, we connect a small group of promising screenwriters with industry veteran mentors to develop their short film ideas. Click through to find out more about the programme and how to apply.
Running a short film festival over a decade and working closely with filmmakers has given us experience with some of the more common hurdles that are part of the short film making process. We are providing resources in the form of a series of articles in an effort to share some of this knowledge with developing filmmakers. Whether you are just starting out or looking to hone a particular part of your craft, click through and see if we can give you some useful ideas or tools.
Interested in learning more about making short films? Our Short Film Talks provide a way to engage with the filmmakers and find out more about the craft. These two-hour sessions bring top short film makers together to each screen one of their works and discuss the joys and challenges of making that short film. Click through to find out more.
Writing a solid short film script is easier said than done, especially if you don’t know what a good one looks like yet. In this article, we include five scripts from successful shorts that have made it into the festival and whose creators have been generous enough to share them.
How do you forge a filmmaking dream team? Short film making competitions are a great place to test out your crew under pressure. This month we look at the work of some teams who have successfully used filmmaking competitions and made great short films in the process.
Getting into the short film industry can be extremely challenging, and so can learning and remembering all of the jargon that filmmakers, film crews and cast use regularly. In this handy guide we have collated a list of important filmmaking terms and definitions to help get you started.
There’s an art to casting well, and on a budget. If you’re not quite at the stage where you can afford to pay a Casting Director to work their magic for you, the following casting tips will point you in the right direction towards creating the film you imagined.
So what’s a distributor? What’s a sales agent? And how can they help you make money out of your short film? Gina Dellabarca and Mary de Ruyter outline how this part of the biz works.