Tuesday, September 17, 2013

An Independent Filmmaker’s Paradise

Film festivals are an independent filmmakers paradise. Since more and more filmmakers are aiming towards making a brand and a name for themselves, a lot of them are producing their films independently. With the hope of getting their films seen by the masses, these filmmakers shop their films around the world in varies film festivals. Some film festivals are Oscar boasters, and allow the filmmaker’s film to be qualified for the academy awards if their film is a winner. The Florida Film Festival is one of those film festivals. Like most other film festivals, the Florida Film Festival brings out a very popular crowd to view these films. Many people are excited to see the next big producer or director. Those producers and directors are discovered at the film festivals. A film festival like the Atlanta Film Festival, brings stars from all over the world. Atlanta is booming with talent. With major companies and studios already in the area like Tyler Perry Studios and Rainforest Films, the Atlanta area is already swarming with talent. This talent is eager to see what films are being made as well. Every independent filmmaker is looking for an opportunity to showcase their talent, and to possibly catch the eyes of a big producer or studio. To have the opportunity to get a feature film released in theaters is every filmmaker’s dream. Film festivals make this dream a reality. With film festivals in almost all the major cities, film-goers are eager to see the work of this new generation of filmmakers. Do you have a film that you think is worth seeing? Now is the time to dust that film off and get copies of it and send it to as many film festivals as you can afford. You never know what could happen. If you have a film idea you been sitting on for some time, now is the time to build a crew and get the ball rolling. Opportunities could be missed out on just because you are sitting on an idea. Let’s all encourage these filmmakers and support these film festivals. One day we may just see one of those filmmakers win an academy award.          

1 comment:

  1. Hello Ronald,

    Your interest with film-making is inspirational. This reminds me of winning a Grammy or at least getting nominated. Your understanding of how this process works in regards to the multiple film festivals seems very clear. Have you visited any other film festival? I go every year to SXSW in Austin Texas. I didn’t have much idea of there being too many more festivals. I see now that they are all over the place. Do you have a favorite festival or which festival is the most known? Thank you for your insight on film festivals.

    Thanks, Joshua Knight