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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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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Zsolt Pozsgai | Interview

RSTMPA: What initially drew you to filmmaking? Zsolt: The good films. When I was a teenager, we didn't go to the cinema to see giant gorillas jumping or sharks circling, but to watch films with value and talent. In Europe, in the seventies, eighties and nineties, there were many good Italian, French, English and Hungarian films. They were shown in cinemas. Even in Indian cinemas at the time, many Hungarian films...

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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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Connecting With Other Filmmakers and Film Professionals Through WFCN’s Film Festival Database

  The World Film Communities Network (WFCN) has emerged as a powerful online platform for film industry professionals, leveraging its film festival database to cultivate a dynamic space for networking and collaboration. By functioning as a central hub for both film festivals and filmmakers, WFCN bridges the geographical barriers and fosters connections that can propel careers of a filmmaker and their film projects forward. By bridging the gap between filmmakers, film...

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Film Festival Networking

Behind every compelling film is not just a captivating story but also a network of film industry connections that extend far beyond the silver screen. In the intricate world of filmmaking, networking is not merely a post-production task; it is an integral part of the creative process that begins long before the first frame of the film is shot. This filmmaking blog explores the significance of film festival networking, shedding...

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Film Making Internships and Opportunities

Well, one key ingredient in the recipe of filmmaking success is none other than filmmaking internships. We're going to break it down like a favourite movie scene. So, why are these internships so darn important for budding filmmakers? Let's keep it simple – they're the real deal when it comes to learning the ropes of the film industry. You see, making movies isn't just about pointing a camera and yelling "action."...

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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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Impact of Social Media on Film Marketing

  Social media greatly affects the film business. Filmmakers can use online platforms for films to connect with film audiences effectively. In the digital age, social media plays a crucial role in film marketing. Platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Canvas and Twitter provide filmmakers with powerful tools to promote their films and engage with movie audiences. The impact of social media on film marketing is huge, influencing how films are promoted and creating...

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