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HOW TO ENTER THE FILM INDUSTRY
This article is for those who are taking their first steps into filmmaking. You may have already debuted your first short film and it has had some success. What’s next and what are the options for the future film career? 1. Why the film industry is worth your time There are numerous reasons why the[…]
THE BEST OF THE FEST: A GUIDE TO SHORT FILM FESTIVALS AROUND THE WORLD WITH AI
We decided to conduct an experiment and have artificial intelligence do a review of film festivals. If neural networks write original scripts and create cartoons, why not let them do the review? By the way, we are in the third year of training artificial intelligence to select films in a special program. This collection is[…]
HOW TO MAKE SUBTITLES FILE (SUBRIP) FOR FILM FESTIVALS
There are several ways to create subtitles (SubRip) for your movie. You can try to make them automatically using speech recognition in Youtube Creative Studio or other services. But it works well provided the speech is sufficiently articulate and there is no noise or music in the background. In this article we will show you[…]
FOR WHAT REASON DO FILM FESTIVALS NOT ACCEPT SHORT FILMS?
Recently, we have been hearing more and more often from film makers that thanks to the huge number and variety of festivals, a short film will almost always find its niche. Indeed, thanks to the Filmfreeway platform you can find many suitable festivals. Today, almost any film will meet its festival. In this article, we[…]
FILM, ECONOMY, AND INDEPENDENT CINEMA
Where does the eternal youth of good old cinema come from? Cinema is one of the few arts that can fit into the mall model economy and remain autonomous. Films are becoming obsolete, but cinema manages to remain up-to-date for the time being. Many researchers consider cinema, especially its depiction of the anthropocene, to be[…]
DOES LENGTH OF SHORT FILM MATTER?
The maximum length of a short film for the Cannes Court Metrage is 15 minutes (including the end credits). Accordingly, if your film is 16 minutes long, you will no longer be included in the Cannes Competition. For this reason, the Short Film Corner is available Out of Competition. What is the ideal length for a[…]
TIME-IMAGE: EVOLUTION FROM SHORT FILMS, CINEMA TO NEW MEDIA
Even the totalitarian architecture of a cinema hall fails to convince the viewer that cinema is capable of representing topicality. The requirement to turn off cell phones saves the situation. Sometimes. Let’s talk about short forms that can compete with the “big cinema” and draw the viewer’s attention from the big screen to the mobile.[…]
DR. STRANGELOVE OR: HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB
One year before the release of Stanley Kubrick’s film mankind faced the Cuban Missile Crisis. In 2022 the world entered another turbulent phase. The characters try to find common ground in Stanley Kubrick’s political anti-war satire. The threat of nuclear catastrophe pushes them to do it. It could happen any minute. But it turns out that[…]
DIGITAL CINEMA, NEW MEDIA, SHORT FILMS AND GLOBALISED CAPITALISM
Are the stories, the short videos that are gaining millions of views, a new form of cinema? Or is it not cinema at all? Can we say that cinema is a thing of the past? Will cinema soon take the place of a subculture somewhere alongside anime? What place do short films have in this[…]
THE BEST FILM FESTIVALS’ CINEMASCOPE
Is the best what they say it is? The topic of “The Best” arises with the issue of choice in the context of supply and demand. What does “the best” mean in the rich palette of film festivals today? Let’s break down what the criteria might be in the ranking. What types and kinds of[…]
IS THE SHORT FILM SUBCULTURE GETTING OLD?
Does it really seem that the issues of independent cinema are no longer relevant and are already in the past? Is filmmaking turning into the destiny of balding veterans? Information and media trends are changing very fast in the world. Teenagers hardly use Facebook or Twitter anymore. Instagram is getting older, too. The same thing[…]
NOMINEES FOR THE BEST CLOSING FILM CREDITS
– – Do you know that a movie expert can characterize a film by its first opening titles? – – Really? No, it can’t be! The initial appearances really can tell us a lot. On the one hand, it can be an indication of the author’s national, political, and ethical conventions. This can be evidenced,[…]
VIII NEFILTRAVANAE KINO – 2022: HOW IT WAS
THE BEST REAL FILM FESTIVAL The event that everyone had been looking forward to finally happened. The Short Movie Club Film Festival Nefiltravanae Kino took place! This year the festival featured 10 programs: video art, experiment, documentary, fiction, animation, national program, human dignity, women in cinema, unfiltered program and, of course, a program of films[…]
A FEW WORDS ABOUT ZERO-BUDGET FILMS
Where are we with no-budget and micro-budget shorts? We have already reviewed the average budget for a short film. In addition, we have done research on the factors, including the budget, that determine the success of a film. This time we chose the topic of low-budget, micro-budget, and no-budget films. For simplicity, we will refer[…]
THE BEST PROMO WEBSITES FOR FILMS AND FILMMAKERS
The best websites for short films and filmmakers in 2021 Obviously, we should not undervalue the importance of the website in the press kit to promote the film. This year, like the previous year, we decided to mark out the most interesting promotional websites that are dedicated to a short film, a production company, or[…]
HOW FILMMAKERS SEE THE WORLD
… according to the titles of the short films Hello, everyone. This time we’re going to talk about movie titles. What are the typical names authors choose for their short films? What words do filmmakers choose? Are there any patterns? So we took ten and a half thousand short film titles that have been submitted to[…]
SHORT FILMS AND CINEMA
In this article, we will talk about the correlation between cinema and short films. We will try to understand the place of this type of art among contemporary forms of media expression. What is the place? First of all, let’s define a short film. The first thing that comes to mind is its length. After[…]
FILM FESTIVAL ACCEPTANCE RATES
How many films do film festivals accept out of the total number of movies submitted? To answer this question, we sampled 150 Academy Qualified/FIAPF/ BAFTA and 300 other festivals on the Filmfreeway. We found film festivals that shared information about the number of films submitted and the number of selected films. Then we summarized this[…]
AVERAGE BUDGET FOR SHORT FILM
AVERAGE SHORT FILM BUDGET Very often, the question arises about the average budget for a short film. What is its cost, if we are talking about indie filmmaking? To answer this question, we used about 1.5 thousand short films from all over the world submitted to our festival as the basis for our calculations. These[…]
THE BEST BACKSTAGE PHOTOS We have collected the most exciting behind-the-scenes photos of films that have been submitted to our festival in the past year. In these photos we can see the work and energy on the set. Where the story unfolds, too. Perhaps no less inspiring than the film itself. Enjoy. ALL PHOTOS […]