Here's where we bring you expert advice through podcasts, videos and other treats from our various short filmmaking events.
There's only a handful of items for now, but they're all cracking and there's much more to come (promise).
To celebrate the launch of BAFTA Shorts 2013, filmmakers Gavin Humphries (The Curse) and Muriel d'Ansembourg (Good Night) join guest host Will Massa and jury chair Lisa Bryer to talk about getting shorts written, made and seen.
Obviously, you want the world to see your new short - but how do you get to them? We spoke to a wide range of filmmakers, sales agents, distributors and industry experts to find out the best ways to get your short film out there.
2. Sales Agents
We dissect the best bits from BAFTA and Rushes Soho Shorts' recent New Filmmakers Market, including the dos and don'ts of pitching, how writers, directors and producers can best work together, and how you can make money from your film once it's finished.
Speakers include: Nik Powell (award-winning film producer and head of the National Film and Television School), Julia Short (film sales and marketing guru) and Karen Hope (writer and director) and host Dave Green.
Podcast recorded July 2012
Behind The Budgets: Short Film
A successful producer knows how to budget effectively. This is even more vital in short filmmaking where budgets are assembled and spent creatively and often on a bargaining basis. In an environment where no two projects are alike, the London Film Academy brings together a line-up of filmmakers behind some of the most successful shorts of recent times and – made on budgets ranging from micro to macro – and asks them just how they got away with it.
Speakers include: Alex Boden (Pistashio Pictures, with credits including Inglorious Basterds), Gavin Humphries (Quark Films, and whose short The Curse was in Cannes in 2012) and Christine Chueng (whose feature Lovelorn has screened at 29 festivals worldwide).
Event recorded 15 July 2012
How do you qualify for the American Academy's short awards? What do the juries look for in a winner? This panel discussion answers these questions and more, exploring the added distribution benefits of an Oscar nomination, and the ways in which the awards bring new regard to the short film form, often shining a light on some of the industry’s brightest newer talents.
Speakers include: Governors of the American Academy Short Film Branch, John Bloom and Bill Kroyer, plus Justin Johnson (BFI) and producer Lisa Bryer (Cowboy Films).
Event recorded 12 June 2012