Timmy Osoba | Interview

RSTMPA : What initially drew me to film?? Timmy : When I was young, I always liked films, I would come home everyday and I would watch about two to three films a day and also I loved to write. I'll write short stories and I have one diary that I'll write my thoughts about everyday and every time. I'll write all day everyday, even when I'm in class.   RSTMPA : Who...

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Through its open data policy, WFCN creates an open market for future filmmakers

  WFCN has positioned itself as more than just a film festival submission platform. By embracing open data policy, WFCN has established an open marketplace, empowering future filmmakers in a significant way. This blog will explore how WFCN's open data policy is breaking down barriers for aspiring filmmakers, creating a more transparent and accessible marketplace for their talents.   Firstly, WFCN's open data policy has dismantled the obscurity that has often surrounded film...

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PROBAHO | REVIEW

  "Probaho" directed by Samiran a Bengali term translating to "perhaps" or "maybe," is a feature film that delicately explores unexpressed emotions, unfolding through the perspective of Priya (portrayed by compelling Mrittika), whose eyes convey hope and eventual heartbreak.   The film opens with a carefree Priya, her laughter echoing as she and her sister celebrate a fallen kite. This innocent joy sets the stage for Priya's journey, one filled with yearning and...

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How to Stand Out in the Film Industry

  The allure of the silver screen beckons countless aspiring filmmakers, all vying to carve their niche in the vast and competitive film industry. Breaking in and achieving success requires not just filmmaking talent, but a strategic approach that allows you to stand out from the crowd. This film industry blog will explore the key avenues to cultivate your filmmaking skills, build a robust film industry network, and ultimately, make your...

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How Palette Choices Impact Storytelling

We are all aware of the impact of a compelling film narrative. However, have you ever paused to contemplate the unspoken harmony of colours that operates in the background? A film's palette, the assortment of colours employed throughout, transcends mere visual appeal. It serves as a fluent language for filmmakers, intricately weaving emotions and underlying themes into the very fabric of their stories. Picture a film festival. One film bursts forth...

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Curtis Worrall | Interview

RSTMPA : What initially drew you to filmmaking? Curtis : I was born in 1974 in England, and my mother was a single mother. Once a week she would do the groceries, and I would go to the cinema alone from an early age. It was the blockbuster era, I saw Superman, Grease, The Empire Strikes Back. Alien and Jaws. That set me up to see the quality of the silver screen...

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Sybil D. Jatta | Interview

RSTMPA: What initially drew you to filmmaking? Sybil: It was the ancestors that drew me into this endeavor, because I am not trained as a filmmaker, it is all passion, and spirit led.   RSTMPA: Who are your filmmaking influences, and how do they inspire your work? Sybil: I truly admire, documentary films. When I have viewed various subjects and themes, I gain inspiration from the filmmaker and the story they bring forth to...

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Giulia Viero | Interview

RSTMPA : What initially drew you to filmmaking? Guilia : I was a photographer first, then little by little I started to explore the possibility of filming. I have always seen video as the possibility of creating moving photographs! In fact, this background as a photographer is clearly visible in the filming of my documentary.   RSTMPA : Who are your filmmaking influences, and how do they inspire your work? Guilia : I never...

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John Kestner | Interview

RSTMPA -What initially drew you to filmmaking? John - I've been a film fan for my entire life and grew up in front of a television or in a movie theater—and even a drive-in movie theater! RSTMPA -Who are your filmmaking influences, and how do they inspire your work? John - I'm a huge fan of Stanley Kubrick, but there are so many other directors I admire like Billy Wilder, Blake Edwards, Mel...

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Sas Carey | Interview

I would like to thank you for the lovely trophy you sent me for our movie “Transition”. I really appreciate your choosing our documentary for your film festival and one of your favorite films.   RSTMPA - What initially drew you to filmmaking? Sas - It wasn’t the film making that I was drawn to, I really wanted to show the Mongolian nomadic life before it disappeared. First came the topic. Then the...

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