no budget successful film


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 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 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[…]

make dcp

make DCP

How to make DCP Festival participants and filmmakers often have the question of how to make a DCP (Digital Cinema Package). The point is that DCP is a special format for the projection of films on cinema equipment. DCP is a unified standard that ensures the reliability and quality of the projection. In addition, DCP[…]

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This article presents our DJ set, a variation on the theme of platitudes about cinematography in academic papers. Thank you for your attention! Allegro: Cinema and Technology As it is known, cinema was born because of the progress of science and technology, but at the same time, it is the result of the centuries-old development[…]

Pandemia Film Festival: selected films

Finally, after all the twists and turns of 2020, we announce the selected films for the Pandemia online film festival. The past year has shown that pandemic and lockdown have affected the style, approach and editing of short films. Filmmakers found themselves constrained in their choice of means and opportunities to organise filming. However, new forms[…]

Domestic Violence Cinema

Domestic Violence in Cinema

The United Nations General Assembly has designated November 25 as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The premise of the day is to raise awareness of the fact that women around the world are subject to rape, domestic violence and other forms of violence; furthermore, one of the aims of the[…]

artificial intelligence film festival

Artificial Intelligence Film Section

Artificial Intelligence in the Film Festival The Film Festival “Nefiltravanae Kino” announces a unique film program composed by artificial intelligence. The selection of films and the winners in the new section will be carried out by a two-layer convolution neural network. The model has been trained to mark films, using more than fifty information parameters[…]

best reviewed festival

Best reviewed festival

The Top 100 Best Reviewed Festivals Our team was notified that the Short Movie Club film festival Nefiltravanae Kino has ranked as one of the Top 100 Best Reviewed Festivals on FilmFreeway for the month of June! According to reviews from real FilmFreeway users, our festival ranks in the top 1.5% of more than 9,000[…]

Genius loci weimar 2020

Genius Loci Weimar

Genius Loci Weimar: Video Mapping – Immersive & Barrier-free It can be said that a person lives in an artificial environment. Since some time, the physical environment has been supplemented by the digital environment, if no substitution has taken place. In other words, the virtual world has become a reality. And we are dealing with[…]

Crowdfunding for filmmakers

Crowdfunding for filmmakers with the Short Movie Club An accelerator of crowdfunding for filmmakers. The film crowdfunding campaign can be more effective with the Short Movie Club. Hello, we’ve upgraded our accelerating crowdfunding page. So now you can add your film crowdfunding campaign to the Short Movie Club list. Then we will make a mass mailing[…]

Gender & Film

The rubric is dedicated to research in film theory. Every month we will publish the most interesting scholarly articles, which were presented at the film studies conference in Minsk on March 13, 2020, with the support of the Short Movie Club. This time you will find a paper devoted to gender issues in movies. This time it’s[…]