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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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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Dr. hc. Sheldon Woodson Sr. | Interview

RSTMPA: What initially drew you to filmmaking? Sheldon: I started as an artist, drawing portraits and writing comics using pictures without words, then writing the words later. After seeing how storyboards made movies what they were. I decided to throw my hat in the ring.   RSTMPA: Who are your filmmaking influences, and how do they inspire your work? Sheldon: Initially, Spike Lee, seeing that a person of color was making films at a...

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Jeff Smith | Interview

RSTMPA : What initially drew you to filmmaking? Jeff: Ever since I can remember I loved watching movies. I think films can change society and the way we think as a whole. And I love the fact that my creative outlet can impact the culture for the better.   RSTMPA : Who are your filmmaking influences, and how do they inspire your work? Jeff: Is would have to say David Yates. I love the...

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Top 10 Film Festivals for Documentary Film lovers

  Documentary film festivals play a pivotal role in celebrating and promoting non-fiction filmmaking, providing a platform for filmmakers to showcase their films and for audiences to engage with diverse perspectives on real-life subjects. Documentary films, with their power to illuminate reality, spark conversation, and foster empathy, hold a unique space in the cinematic landscape. This blog will explore ten of the most prestigious documentary film festivals across the globe:   IDFA:...

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The Art of Low Budget Filmmaking

  In the realm of independent filmmaking, the struggle with limited budgets is a common tale. Yet, behind every filmmaker's journey lies the burning passion to tell a compelling story that transcends financial constraints. In this filmmaking blog, we'll explore the art of low budget filmmaking, exploring practical strategies to bring your vision to life without emptying your pockets.   Choose Economical Locations: Selecting the right locations can significantly impact your filmmaking budget. Opt...

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