FAQ | Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why are there different sections and different forums?
A: We started in 2004 and used a free forum software that we outgrew and migrated to a paid forum and over the years kept migrating that forum because the great posts from great filmmakers are valuable. While keeping that forum we tested and launched a networking section as a filmmakers database and then to allow writers to post we began to use WordPress which allowed for additional forums and posting.

Q: I’m a student. Can I be a contributing writer?
A: Yes, you can and we consider the student the most important person on our site. You can sign up on the home page www.studentfilmmakers.com and then please contact us through our online contact form  Let us know you are a student and would like to contribute and we will change your access so that you can write for the site.

Q: Can I sign up for one and use the same user and password for all the sections of your site?
A: Yes and no, you must sign up for each one individually. www.studentfilmmakers.com/forums https://networking.studentfilmmakers.com and the home page www.studentfilmmakers.com are all separate sections that you will want to sign up for individually. You can use the same user and psss for each section.

Q: I’m a student. How do I get the most out of your website?
A: There are many ways that a student can use this website for research, promotion, and networking. Please visit our how-to webpage, “How to Use the Website,” and see the Student Section. (click here)

Q: Do I have to be a student to use the website?
A: No. With all the rapid changes in technology, techniques, and workflow, we all consider ourselves students. Independent and professional filmmakers are welcome to join, learn and support, and grow with us. Our motto is, “Never Stop Learning.”

Q: How do I become a contributing writer?
A: Use the online contact form, and provide us with examples of your work, your website address(es), a short bio (up to 70 words), and your contact information.

Q: Can I post my website address in the Forums, Network, and in the groups sections online?
A: Yes, absolutely. As long as it’s film related, or related to the Film, Video, Broadcast, Photo, or Digital Media industries.

Q: Can I post my workshop and event in your Events Section, and is there a fee?
A: Yes, you can post, and there is no charge at this time. You can post for free. To post your events, click here.

Q: I am a teacher. How can my students use your website?
A: There are many ways to use the website. Please visit our how-to webpage, “How to Use the Website,” and see the Student Section. (click here)

Q: Will you be doing more workshops?
A: Yes, you can sign up for our eNewsletter for updates about our workshops.
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Q: My password is not working. How do I get support?
A: Please use our online contact form for all your support issues.

Q: Do you have a digital version of the magazine?
A: Yes, you can sign up here to purchase the digital versions.

Q: Why do you have three different sections of the website that require separate logins?
A: We do this as a security precaution and so that in the event that any section is under maintenance it does not effect the whole website. You can still login and participate in other areas while we update sections.

Q: Can I be featured in the magazine?
A: Yes. There are 2 ways you can be featured in the magazine:
(1) Sign up for the Networking Section, and create/update your profile page with your bio and project(s), your film background and body of work, and your production stills. Then, send us a note through our online contact form.
(2) Sign up for the website, create a group, and send us a note through our online contact form.
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Q: What kinds of workshops do you do?
A: We do Professional Training and Continuing Education Workshops that cover topics within all 5 stages of filmmaking: Development, Pre-Production, Production, Post Production, and Distribution. This includes workshops covering cameras, lighting, audio, post production, screenwriting, film business and more. You can get workshop updates by signing up for our enewsletter at: www.studentfilmmakers.com/subscribe-to-free-enewsletter.

Q: I am an instructor. Can I contribute articles to the magazine?
A: Yes, please use our online contact form. Send us examples of your work, your website address(es), a short bio (up to 70 words), your contact information, and topics you’d like to write about.

Q: I’m interested in teaching a workshop for StudentFilmmakers. Are you looking for instructors?
A: If you are interested in teaching  a workshop, please use our online contact form. Send us examples of your work, your website address(es), a short bio (up to 70 words), your contact information, and your workshop topics/curriculum.

Q: Do you need writers who attend tradeshows with press passes?
A: Yes, please send us your contact information including your name, email, phone, address, website link(s), short bio (up to 70 words), and links to your published articles.

Q: Can I post my video on your website?
A: Yes, there are 2 sections you can post your video: the Forums, and the Network.

Q: Can I post my press release on your website?
A: Yes, you will need to contact us through our online contact form.

Q: Can anyone advertise on your website or in your publications?
A: Yes, StudentFilmmakers.com and StudentFilmmakers Magazine pays for printing and distribution, as well as workshops and other activities by selling advertise space its digital and print publications. Anyone can advertise as long as it relates to the Film, Video, Broadcast, Photo, or Digital Media industries.

Q: Do you do product reviews?
A: Yes, please fill out our online contact form, and we will get back with you.

Q: Can I promote my crowdfunding project on your wesite?
A: Yes, we have 3 sections for that:
(1) Signup on our homepage, and post your project.
(2) Signup on our network, and post your project.
(3) Signup on our forums, and post your project.

Q: I have a question that’s not listed here. How can I reach you?
A: If you have any additional questions, please contact us through online contact form, or call (917) 743.8381 or (646) 509.3160.

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