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How to Begin Preparing  for Submitting Your Films to Film Festivals

How to Begin Preparing for Submitting Your Films to Film Festivals

Pictured above: Behind-the-scenes of the independent feature film, “Call of the Hunter.” The movie has a folklore/legend-based story. It follows the traditions of “Hammer House of Horror.” Written By Anthony Straeger   Times have changed through the novel coronavirus pandemic. The cause and effect on filmmakers, film festivals and cinemas …

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2020 Student Academy Award Winner, Kate Namowicz, on "Mime Your Manners"

2020 Student Academy Award Winner, Kate Namowicz, on “Mime Your Manners”

“Mime Your Manners,” directed by Kate Namowicz and Skyler Porras, is an animated short film about an arrogant man who is given a taste of his own medicine when he’s transformed into a mime and in order to be freed must grow to be a better person. “Mime Your Manners” …

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StreamGeeks Summit

Why Student Filmmakers Should Take Advantage of the StreamGeeks Summit

Calling all student filmmakers! On December 11th, 2020, there will be a revolutionizing virtual conference called StreamGeeks Summit, featuring iconic speakers such as Chris Thomas, Paul Richards, Tess Protesto, Ariel Viera, and many more who will cover the ins and outs of live streaming. Why does this matter to you? …

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11 Film Festival Tips from Award-Winning Independent Filmmakers

11 Film Festival Tips from Award-Winning Independent Filmmakers

Film festival tips from award-winning filmmakers Phillip Van, Samantha Davidson Green, Bradley Tangonan, and more… Pictured above: Regina, SK, Canada. Mid-shot on a music video set holding a DJI Ronin M. Follow @VisualsByRoyalZ.   11 Film Festival Tips from Award-Winning Independent Filmmakers   “The trick to getting accepted into a …

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4 Inspiring Pieces of Advice from Indie Filmmakers on Submitting to Film Festivals

4 Inspiring Pieces of Advice from Indie Filmmakers on Submitting to Film Festivals

We asked 4 award-winning filmmakers for their words of wisdom on submitting to film festivals and calls for entries… Above photo by Joel Muniz, Los Angeles. Follow @infraredla @joelmuniz_   4 Inspiring Pieces of Advice from Indie Filmmakers on Submitting to Film Festivals   “All I would say is do …

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San Francisco International Screenwriting Competition Call for Entries

San Francisco International Screenwriting Competition Call for Entries

Want to be taken serious as a writer?  Then enter a screenwriting competition designed for serious writers who write serious scripts. The San Francisco International Screenwriting Competition is dedicated to propelling the careers of talented writers dedicated to doing great work. Our winners are personally introduced to at least three …

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Scriptapalooza TV is Accepting Pilots, Sitcoms, Reality and One-Hour Dramas

Scriptapalooza TV is Accepting Pilots, Sitcoms, Reality and One-Hour Dramas

Scriptapalooza TV Whether you are already an aspiring television writer or a writer interested in exploring other avenues, Scriptapalooza TV is here to promote careers in television and provide exposure for the undiscovered writer. 27 writers have optioned their work 61 writers have been hired to write 18 writers have …

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Call for Entries: Toronto Metropolitan International Screenwriting Competition

Call for Entries: Toronto Metropolitan International Screenwriting Competition

Testimonials from Winners~ “I LOVE this Screenwriting Competition! Within a week of being notified that my Script was a finalist, they sent it out to 3 management companies and a movie producer!” “Excellent contest! Any screenwriting competition that can provide its winners with access to real industry professionals is a …

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