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.
In this Filmmaker Resources feature, Gina addresses the importance of pre-production in creating a successful short film shoot. Learn how to get organised and sort things like permits, cast, crew, and gear before stepping on set and how that can save you trouble down the road.
In this article, Gina discusses how to to create a budget and ways to find funding for your short film in New Zealand. From NZFC funds to crowdfunding and budgeting catering to film festival submission fees, this guide can give you an idea of what to expect when planning your project .