This post was written by Jessica Estelle Huggins, a Boston-based creative film producer. Huggins’ day job consists of developing marketing and distribution plans for independent documentary filmmakers. Here it is. The moment that you have been waiting for. You are at picture lock. Leaning back in your chair, you sigh, […]
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You’ve wrapped production of your film, and you’ve reached final cut. You took all of your short film ideas and actually made something out of them. Congratulations! Seriously: that’s a huge accomplishment whether you’re an experienced award-winner or it was your first production. If you haven’t yet finished your short […]
There’s no denying the impact that low-budget and short films have on cinema today. Low-budget and short filmmaking have been shaping movie trends and starting careers for generations. Though they’re less glamorous and publicized than big blockbusters are, they can be just as successful. Take Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs, for […]
When learning how to become a filmmaker, it is important to understand how and why film festivals are relevant. Festivals exist to showcase and praise films but also to generate and create publicity and popularity towards films. Festivals can also present gifts to filmmakers who win awards or have films […]
You’re an amateur filmmaker, you’ve just finished your first or second film, and now you’re ready to show off your hard work. But soon you realize that Hollywood doesn’t dish out movie deals to any average Joe, so what do you do? The answer: submit to film festivals. Many of […]
We’ve been busy here at The Film Fund. From travelling to Los Angeles to see “Americano” on the big screen yet again at Dances with Films to judging the most recent entries in our funding contests. Americano, the first film funded by The Film Fund, is now available on Amazon […]
Tim Viola’s short film “AMERICANO” has been chosen as an Official Selection at Dances With Films in June 2019. The film will screen in the heart of LA at the TCL Chinese Theatres in Hollywood. The film has already been nominated for more than five awards on the festival circuit, […]
The festival process can be excruciating. Entry fees, ticket prices, screening blocks that are less than ideal. They can fun, too, and they’re still the marker of what the world considers a quality independent film–although that’s starting to change with the rise of online platforms. How do independent filmmakers create […]
FF-produced “AMERICANO” indie film nominated for FIVE festival awards at FirstGlance Film Festival (so far)!
UPDATE: “AMERICANO” has won Best Editing at FirstGlance Film Festival, a premier independent film festival in Philadelphia. “AMERICANO”—a short film written and directed by The Film Fund’s first winner, Tim Viola—has not only been selected to screen at FirstGlance Film Festival in Philadelphia, it has also garnered FIVE award nominations! […]