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.
Festivals are an important part of getting your short film seen, and building your profile as a filmmaker. Mary de Ruyter explains how to choose the right ones and get as much limelight as possible shining on your short film.
You’ve finished your awesome short film – the next step is to spread the word about it! Gina Dellabarca explains how a smart marketing/communications strategy will give your film its time in the spotlight.
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.