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What is auteur theory?

Generally a writer/director, an auteur film director puts a personal stamp on everything he or she creates. Think Quentin Tarantino, Alfred Hitchcock, Martin Scorsese, Wes Anderson, Howard Hawks, Jon Ford, Terry Gilliam.

You.

They all may not have attended film school, but their visual style and storytelling nuance places them among the rank of auteur directors.

Check out the definition below:

auteur
noun, plural au·teurs [oh-turz; French oh-tœr] /oʊˈtɜrz; French oʊˈtœr/.
a filmmaker whose individual style and complete control over all elements of production give a film its personal and unique stamp (Dictionary.com).

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Even if you haven't won one of our contests (yet).

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Use the form below to send us a link to anything related to your filmmaking pursuits (crowdfunding campaigns, reels, shorts, music videos), and we'll feature it below.

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