July came and went in a flash. It was a month with quite a lot of Raindance news.
On the 23rd we announced our Opening Night Gala film and party featuring the music of filmmaker and musician Roland Gift.
The next day we announced our DailyMotion Web Pilot Competition with £2500 in prizes.
With all of this action I wanted to make sure you haven’t missed any of the great posts we have created for you this month. Like you know, and like any filmmaker knows, with all this great content floating around it’s easy to miss stuff.
Take a peek and catch up!
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1. Why 50 shades of Grey Scares Me!
When Samantha Martin jumped on a plane for the 30 hour flight from her native Perth to Raindance, little did she realise she was starting her new post as Strategist at the festival a couple days before the new trailer of 50 Shades of Grey was being released.
Sam’s fellow Raindancers didn’t realise how passionate she was about the erroneous messages in the film.
Her blog, which appeared first on Raindance’s website was then picked up by one of America’s most important and influential websites: Cultural Weekly. Read it here:
2. 13 Annoying Habits Filmmakers Need To Break
This article was picked up by another of my favourite websites: indiewire.com. Read it here:
3. 10 Lessons I Learned From Making A Film For $10,000
Daniel Kresmery runs Raindance Budapest, and he has pulled of the incredible feat of making an indie film that actually got a theatrical release in Hungary. The double whammy? He made it for just $10,000 – that about 6K in Quid terms.
4. How To Answer: “What Is Your Favourite Film?”
This article is particularly relevant to us in our basement hovel as we are sorting through a record number of festival submissions, and are always being asked “What Is Your Favourite Film?”
5. 10 Key Steps Filmmakers Use To Create Effective Social Media Strategies
Is there something in yo0u that is keeping you from social media? Get over it fast, because filmmaking, screenwriting and social media are quickly becoming all one in the same.
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