TOP FILM FESTIVALS AWARDS!
The Federation has searched the net to find the top film festivals and their listed awards, for your convenience. Listed are some of the most lucrative awards…read more
Abu Dhabi International Film Festival
Best Narrative Film: $100,000
Special Jury Award: $50,000
Best Director from the Arab World: $50,000
Best Producer from the Arab World $25,000
Best Actor: $20,000
Best Actress: $20,000
Best Documentary: $100,000
Special Jury Award: $50,000
Best New Director: $50,000
Special Jury Award: $50,000….
DETAILS OFTEN OVERLOOKED!
More often than not, poor production value on independent films is a result of putting emphasis and effort in the wrong places, not as a result of not having enough money. For instance, a filmmaker may spend weeks and weeks dwelling over their camera choice, but spend little to no time focusing on their….read more
The Year The World Stopped/Corona Virus
SXSW 2020 was suddenly cancelled due to the Covid-19 Virus which is currently crippling the globe. No doubt many film professionals around the world including myself had to change their plans, cancel flights and accommodation and at great expense. I decided to attend Austin anyways as I felt compelled to just turn up and meet who ever I could and to support the good people of Austin and their amazing film and music community.I am really glad I did. Even during adversity and challenging times you have to go with your gut feeling. It was great to experience some gem bands during the first weekend of the calendar festival…Read More
Tax Credits- Do or Don't?
A decade ago, the main challenge to California’s dominance in the movie industry came from north of the border. Toronto and Vancouver lured film shoots with the cheap Canadian dollar and government subsidies. Eventually…Read More
Investing in Film is one of the best investments you can make, the benefits stretch far beyond the sales of box office tickets. DVD/Blu-Ray sales, television airings, Video on Demand (VOD) subscriptions and the sale of merchandise all count towards the net return a film makes and can continue to generate a net return for a lifetime…Read More
It really depends. The first cost is your camera. A DSLR capable of shooting something at least good enough to go online (something like monetized YouTube distribution) costs around $500 to $600 with two lenses. Read More
I’m all booked and off to Berlin, Germany for the European Film Market and Berlinale International Film Festival, February. My latest Indie film The Dream Children which I co-produced and filmed in Melbourne, Australia is being marketed at the event so I am looking forward to meeting the sales agent…..Read More
“Background actors want it known that they look at this as a profession. This is not something that they just go and hand out and do. They know their obligations, they know how to make a scene work! READ MORE
MY JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY
Life continues to be a journey of discovery for me; an adventure that draws me to many destinations around the world……
I am putting together an indie film that I will seek distribution and place in festivals. The film in question will be based around one leading actor. What kind of contract or agreement should I create with the leading actor if the film gets distribution and it sells in the six-figures? …….VISIT SITE
Streets of Cusco
My flight is closing in on Cusco Peru having left the bustling and historical city of Lima. The jungle and mountainous terrain below is mesmerizing and I am excited as to what adventures await and the people I will meet as I plan my daily shot list for my documentary “The Streets of Cusco”……
I am on a lone highway traveling in the North-West in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, passing the occasional Road Train, mining light vehicle and tourist van and other adventure seekers on my way to one of the oldest land masses on earth the 2.5 million years old, Karijini National Park. …….READ MORE