FILMMAKERS ALLIANCE NEWSLETTER #29
- Filmmakers Alliance Crowdfunding Campaign Marches On!
- VisionFest 2011 Announced! Open For Submissions From L.A. filmmakers!
- Zooppa's 3 Great Filmmaking Competitions With Deadlines Approaching! Big Prizes!!
- Early Sign Up For The American Film Market
- Mark Stolaroff's No-Budget Film School
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Filmmakers Alliance's VisionFest 2011 is happening October 19th, 2011!!
It's a fantastic event and showcase that should not be missed.
We are now accepting short film submissions until September 16th.
-The filmmaker (director and/or producer) must be based in Los Angeles and able to be in attendance for VisionFest 2011.
-The film must be no longer than 30 minutes. Shorter is MUCH preferable.
-The film must have been completed after August 2009.
-The film cannot have screened previously at VisionFest.
-An HD master of the film is available for screening purposes.
-All submission materials are received by 6:00 p.m. Semptember 16th, 2011.
CLICK HERE for complete submission rules and instructions.
3 GREAT UPCOMING FILMMAKING COMPETITONS!!
$11,500 in Filmmaking Awards
Create a 1-2 minute film showing what it’s like “Living in 4G LTE.”
Deadline: August 5, 2011
$30,000 in Filmmaking Awards
Create a 60-second film showing tech geeks using IT jargon.
Deadline: August 12, 2011
$35,000 in Filmmaking Awards
Create a 1-2 minute film that inventively demonstrates the speed and coverage of Verizon’s 4G LTE network.
Deadline: August 20, 2011
Plan now to be part of the global event that has launched over 10,000 films
Over 8,000 professionals from 70+ countries
The global film industry converges in Santa Monica every November for eight days of deal-making. Hundreds of millions of dollars in production and distribution deals are sealed every year on both completed films and those in every stage of development and production.
Discover the Latest Trends, New Possibilities and What’s Next at the AFM Conference Series
Learn from the best and most dynamic players in the film industry in this unmatched global classroom. Get the most from the AFM… attend the Conference in the morning and visit the market in the afternoon. Conference sessions run Friday to Tuesday, 9:00am to 1:00pm.
Develop. Package. Pitch. Finance. License. Distribute.
Whatever segment of the film industry you work in, AFM is a must-attend event, because in Hollywood, one meeting can define a career.
"The Art & Science of No-Budget Filmmaking"
Saturday & Sunday, August 20 & 21, 2011 * 9:30am - 6:00pm
Raleigh Studios - Los Angeles, CA
For more information and to register, visit:
No-Budget first-features launched the careers of filmmakers like Christopher Nolan ("Inception," "The Dark Knight"), Joe Carnahan ("The A-Team," "Narc"), Darren Aronofsky ("Black Swan," "The Wrestler"), Marc Forster ("Quantum of Solace," "Monsters Ball"), David Gordon Green ("Your Highness," "Pineapple Express"), Justin Lin ("Fast Five," "Fast & Furious"), Tim Story ("Fantastic Four," "Barbershop"), and Craig Brewer ("Footloose," "Hustle & Flow").
These first films all went through the offices of Next Wave Films, the former low-budget financing arm of The Independent Film Channel. Now producer Mark Stolaroff, a principal of Next Wave, is sharing what he's learned from years in the trenches in this in-depth, one-of-a-kind no-budget filmmaking immersion.
Micro-budget (under $200,000) filmmaking is unique--the methods, models and priorities are radically different from those of studio or even "low" budget $1 million films. Learn the rules of micro-budget production critical to making this type of film successfully, whether your budget is $200,000 or $2,000. These cutting edge techniques can NOT be found in a book, at film school, or in other film classes. For filmmakers who are preparing to make micro-budget features, this class is indispensable. The approaches taught will enable filmmakers to maximize very limited resources and minimize critical errors that can doom otherwise worthy projects.
If you're through talking about being a filmmaker and ready to become one, this will be the most practical filmmaking course you will ever take!
Guest speakers include:
Peter Broderick (President, Paradigm Consulting). Considered one of the world's leading authorities on alternative distribution strategy.
Evan Glodell & Vincent Glashaw, (Filmmakers, "Bellflower"). Shot for $5k with a homemade camera, "Bellflower" was a hit at this year's Sundance and SXSW and is opening theatrically Aug. 5th.
Matt Radecki (Producer, "Marwencol"; Founder, Different By Design). A prolific producer whose post house caters to independents, Matt will discuss no-budget post.
Other Speakers TBA
No Budget Film School is also presenting Tom Provost's "Cinema Language: The Art of Storytelling" class the following weekend, August 27-28, and for the first time we're offering a special discount to folks who take both classes. More information on Cinema Language can be found here:
Can't make the class? For more information on future classes and to sign up for the No Budget Newsletter, please visit: