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And Filmmakers' Tools

In This Issue: Festivals & Tradeshows, Production Sound, and Networking for Filmmakers and Creatives
Brooklyn Film FestivalBrooklyn Film Festival Call for Entries
Enter Your Films and Use Code: 21STUDFILM35

March 11 is the final deadline for the 21st Brooklyn Film Festival. From March 1-11, the festival is offering to StudentFilmmakers readers a $35 discount. Submissions accepted in the following categories: Feature Narrative, Feature Doc, Narrative Short, Short Doc, Experimental, Animation. BFF will be staged at eight Brooklyn venues from June 1-10. BFF is a competitive, international festival that every year showcases 130 films. Prizes, totaling $50,000 in products, services, and cash, will be awarded on June 10. Submit at and use code: 21STUDFILM35. Festival info at

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Polar PatternsThe Importance of Understanding Microphone Polar Patterns
How They Work and How to Employ Them

The term polar pattern describes how a microphone picks up sound. More specifically, it describes how sensitive the microphone is to sound waves coming in from different directions. A microphone's polar pattern is an important consideration when it comes to figuring out if a microphone is the right or wrong tool for a particular situation. So it's important for filmmakers to know what the different polar patterns are, how they work, and in what situations to employ them.

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Enter Your Films into the "Discover Film Awards" and Use Code: SFM15

The Discover Film Awards, in partnership with Craghoppers, are offering cash prizes of $50,000 to filmmakers of all experiences, with a guaranteed student winner of $3,000 at their festival in Central London. We are the fastest growing short film festival in the world, and pride ourselves on being friendly and welcoming to all filmmakers who attend. This is reflected in our "Top 100" ranking on FilmFreeway (out of over 5,000 film festivals).

Enter now using code 'SFM15' and receive a discounted entry fee of just $15. (

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Filmmakers Network
Promote Your Films, Screenings, and Film Fundraising Projects.
Get Discovered. Find Crew and New Collaborations.

Haley Duryea Arbitrare Pictures Dan Gummer
Mark McKeown Veronica Ortiz Al Caudullo
Cathy Fleming Thomas Mangano Mark Evitts
Roman Falkenstein Jody Michelle Solis Ammurion

Sid SonicSidSonic Premium Music
Unlimited Downloads - Massive Library

SidSonic is a production music company that licenses music via pay-as-you-go and through monthly/annual unlimited subscriptions. Production music is used for television, film, videos, online, YouTube, digital media, advertising, websites, and other creative projects and productions.

Features that you get with Sid Sonic:
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Using a Lavaliere

The Sound Shark amplifies sound by focusing sound energy onto a single point. This allows the Sound Shark to zero in on your subject while rejecting unwanted ambient noise. Conversations can be recorded from 30+ feet and a Sound Shark located up to 6 feet in front of your subject can provide audio equivalent to a lavaliere worn by the speaker.

* Highly Compatible
* Long Range Pickup
* Focused Pickup Reduces Unwanted Noise
* Pickup Speakers Not Wearing a Microphone
* Wind Resistant
* Flexible
* Durable

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