Filmmaker Resources

Articles

Running a short film festival for the better part of 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’re 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, find out if we can give you some useful ideas or tools. You can also find a list of other international short film festivals here if you’re looking for more places to submit your film.

The A-Z of short film making

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.


5 tips for casting on a budget

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.



Explaining film-festival limbo

Feel like you’re in film-festival limbo? There are many reasons why it might take a while to hear back from a festival once you’ve submitted your short film. Festival organiser Gina Dellabarca explains.





Post-production begins on set

Post-production is a long but satisfying process – it’s when your film really comes together. And as Gina Dellabarca explains, post-production actually begins while you’re in the middle of shooting.


Making magic in production

Lights, camera, action! In this article, Gina gives some insight on how to organise your crew to get the most out of your time in production. Knowing what to expect from each department and having everything you need on the day helps to ensure your shoot is both successful and enjoyable.