Tangerine director Sean Baker says he will never shoot a film on a digital camera. Except that Tangerine was shot on an iPhone. He could be onto something, as there are more and more film festivals dedicated to films shot on smartphones. In the last 10 years, a whole community has grown up around this genre of filmmaking. But smartphone filmmaking festivals are here to make that happen for those with the least resources as filmmakers. They also encourage, support and help new filmmakers get exposure and make the first steps towards becoming a professional filmmaker.
How Can You Get Your Short Into The Tribeca Film Festival?
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I think the short gives a freedom to film-makers. What's appealing is that you don't have as much responsibility for storytelling and plot. They can be more like a portrait, or a poem. BSFF believes in short films!
July 8-12, 2019
Like a fresh bud emerging from the dormant stage of winter, so too can you emerge from your hibernation state of broke-ness to become a mean, green, grant-getting machine. As always, the following opportunities are organized by deadline—from early March through May—and by category: documentaries, narratives, screenwriting, and new media. Good luck! This year there are a handful of specific initiatives about critical social issues in Indian country that might qualify for programming beyond general submissions.
Scorsese, Coppola, Lucas — All of these legendary directors were once students, learning their craft from experienced teachers. They created films that even today show the genius that would soon be evident in their feature works. To see the works of the next generation of great directors, here is a short list of some of the best student film festivals besides our festival , of course.