The film industry can be notoriously difficult to break into. Gaining experience on a film project, and having your film shown in front of a large audience, is an incredible opportunity for aspiring film makers to get their foot in the door.
A passion for short film and a desire to support film makers inspired the Fleurieu Film Festival, which was launched in 2016. Under the Direction of Director Alison Alcock, and supported by a passionate team of volunteers, the film festival has steadily grown each year.
In today’s episode of Be The Drop, recorded live at the Fleurieu Film Festival, we hear from experienced industry professionals such as Kym Goldsworthy and Kirsty Stark, plus Festival Curator Chris Warman and Director Alison Alcock on the incredible value of film festivals to build your profile in the film industry. We also hear from some of the finalists, including the Festivals winner for Best Film Director, Nick Thomson.
“It’s about the opportunity to make films, which is the way to get better.” Kym Goldsworthy
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In this episode on Film Festivals and the film industry:
- Why the increasing demand for short film festivals
- The value for aspiring filmmakers to publicly screen their films
- How to follow your passion for film-making
- What makes a film stand out
- How to build your profile in the film industry
- Insights from the winner of the $5000 Best Film prize
- The importance of film festivals to the film industry
“They should be teaching how to make film festival content… it really opens your eyes to what works.” Chris Warman
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