10 Tricks And Traps Of Film Producing

Film producing is an occupation fraught with danger, mishaps and misfortune. As Shakespeare said: many a slip twixt cup and lip. Here are the ten areas where new producers trip up. 1. Measure Success by More Than a Theatrical Release The times are a-changin’. The costs and associated risk factor of releasing a film theatrically […]

How Do You Develop A Story That’s Worth Telling

All successful films (independent or otherwise) start with one thing: a great story that’s worth telling. You can learn the best filming techniques, which camera best suits your needs, and how to secure the right cast. But without a great story, you won’t have a great film. Some filmmakers approach the filmmaking process with a […]

Top 5 Film Crowd Funding Podcasts You Can’t Ignore

Film crowd funding is a relatively new industry, its popularity is on peak. Most of the new crowd funders have to face a lot of problems due to lack of experience, skills and knowledge about the subject. If you are doing preparation to launch your crowd funding campaign for the first time, you must be […]

The Nine Best And Broadest Mockumentaries

A mockumentary, uses the documentary style to document fictional events. It’s style naturally accounts to a relatively low budget, which allows filmmakers to produce niche films fairly uninterrupted by the major studios. Below is a list of some of the best films to adopt this mock-documentary style, varying greatly in their content. Although these films are not necessarily box-office hits, many mockumentaries go on to become celebrated cult masterpieces.

Welcome! It’s The 24th Edition Of The Raindance Film Festival.

It’s that time of year again, where we have the chance to be mesmerised by what I believe to be the best in independent cinema. The Raindance mission is to discover new talent from wherever it comes – and it does arrive from the most unexpected quarters. This year, we received a record-breaking number of […]

5 Reasons Why Ken Loach Is The Quintessential Indie Filmmaker

Ken Loach has been making films for six decades. That alone is an achievement that puts him in a very singular category alongside Woody Allen, Steven Spielberg, Agnès Varda, Francis Ford Coppola and few others. This fact is even more staggering when you think that cinema as an art form is only a little over […]

How To Make A Film In A Roma Settlement – 15 Lessons I Learned

Shooting in places where people are poor is always a tightrope walk. For my documentary Angry Buddha I regularly visited a Roma settlement in the Hungarian village of Sajókaza during three years. It was one of the toughest and most rewarding experiences of my life. Here are 15 lessons I learned. Have time. People will […]

5 Tips To Steer Your Directing Career In The Right Direction

Directing is hard. F*cking hard, as Tarantino would put it. It’s a hundred decisions you have to make every minute of the day – and that’s not only during your shoot. You also have to make decisions about which films you want to make, which stories to tell, and the broader decisions of what to […]