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A Massive List of Fall 2019 Grants All Filmmakers Should Know About

No Film School put together a massive list of fall 2019 grants that you should know about.

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How Do You Know Which Idea to Pursue? The First Feature: AMATEUR

Sundance alum, Ryan Koo, talks about his journey on AMATEUR and how to get your first feature made.

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The Beginner’s Guide to VR Scriptwriting & Storytelling

A deep dive introduction into screenwriting for VR.

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Creating, Releasing, and Marketing Your Short Film

Heather Ostrove interviewed Sundance staffers and established shorts creators to craft this helpful guide on making and releasing short films.

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LATE NIGHT: Director Nisha Ganatra Talks Emma Thompson’s Improv Skills and Portraying an Aspirational Writers Room

Nisha Ganatra talks about her inspiration as a director, story tone, working with actors, and the making of LATE NIGHT.

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Indie Film Casting Explained: From Casting Calls to Callbacks

The folks at Studiobinder put together this comprehensive guide of everything you need to know about the casting process from start to finish.

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First Time Filmmakers: 5 Things To Do Before Shooting Your Film

There are important tasks beyond the creative that first time filmmakers need to think about when prepping for production. Check out these top 5 tips.

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Breaking and Entering, Part One: How to Shoot Down Self-Doubt and Pay the Rent While Making It in the Film Industry

Big picture advice on how to persevere and make it in the indie film industry.

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The Ultimate Pre Production Checklist for Film & Video

Here's a helpful checklist that will keep you on track for all of your pre-production tasks.

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Understanding the 5 Stages of Indie Film Production

Check out this detailed outline from Indie Film Hustle of the 5 stages production.

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Don’t Fail Before You Start: Everything You Need To Know About Pre-Production

Noam Kroll shares some pre-production best practices, through chronically the process of making his feature film, White Crow.

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4 Ways Indie Filmmakers Can Empower Themselves Through Genre

Filmmaker, Emily Dell, shares her journey of creating a deeper connection with her audience as a first time, genre director.

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The Philosophy of Budgeting: The Math and Creative Thinking Behind Building a Budget

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How the Coen Brothers Use Repetition to Create Comedy

Lessons on the use of repetition in comedy through the lens of the Coen Brothers.

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Roundup: Genre Filmmaking Tips and Tricks from the Filmmakers of Fantastic Fest

Expert genre filmmakers from Fantastic Fest share their tips and tricks for genre-specific filmmaking.

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Here’s How to Shoot a Sci-Fi Film on a Low Budget

Teemu Nikki, the director and co-writer of “Lovemilla,” a Finnish science-fiction-fantasy-comedy-musical, shares how he and his team created a sci-fi film on a shoe string budget.

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How to Make a Good Horror Movie: 9 Lessons from the Genre's Latest Triumphs

These 9 horror film examples provide important lessons on making your horror film stand out from the pack.

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Top New York Comedy Writers Tell How to Start and Sustain a Career in Comedy

Check out these highlights from top New York Comedy writers sharing insights into how they broke into the scene and sustain their careers.

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Stand Out from the Pack: How to Apply for Grants

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Pure Nonfiction: Rachel Lears on Filming Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Rachel Lears and Robin Blotnick talk about their journey following AOC while shooting KNOCK DOWN THE HOUSE.

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Budget Basics for Artist Fundraising: Tips for Writing a Balanced Project Budget

Kay Tekeda created a detailed, step-by-step guide for creating a balanced budget.

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The Kindness of Strangers: A Guide on How to Treat Your Equity Investment Funders

Read the recap of the IDA panel, where funders and filmmakers sat down together to discuss the changing nuances of documentary film financing.

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Kirsten Johnson on Discovering New Ways to See

Kirsten Johnson shares the wisdom she's gained over the years working as both a filmmaker and cinematographer.

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