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UK Short Film in the Wider Landscape

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Transcript of UK Short Film in the Wider Landscape

Who's Watching?


What need to they satisfy?
Why do people watch them?
Why do people make them?
Does anyone make money from them?
& How....?


SHORT BEGINNINGS
IN
Science
Audiences are born !
Stalking the Talent
Asif Kapadia
Andrea Arnold
Jane Campion
Lynne Ramsey
Chris Nolan
Ridley Scott
Steve McQueen

GETTING NOTICED: STRATEGY
FESTIVALS / PRIZES
BLOGS / REVIEWS
PR -> EVENTS, CAST?
WORD OF MOUTH - FRIENDS..

Some questions to ask ourselves this week
Eadweard Muybridge - 1870's

Seneca ‘It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare, that things are difficult.’
WELCOME TO
FILM FUTURES NANO

SHORTS DISTRIBUTION
& MARKETING

Lee Thomas
PRODIGAL FILMS


The Times, 1899 reported
"vicious demoralising picture shows in the penny-in-the-slot machines. It is hardly possible to exaggerate the corruption of the young that comes from exhibiting under a strong light, nude female figures represented as living and moving”
workers Leaving the Factory
"Arrival of a Train in La Clotat"
World's first publicly screened film
Auguste and Louis Lumiere
cinematographe
1900's-1950's
1950's - late 90's
00's ->
exponential rise in competition for audience's attention
SOBERING FACT: Incredibly, in just over 100 years short film has gone from being the ONLY form of cinema to being relatively marginal, and from being a commercial venture to being made largely on the generosity of public subsidy or business sponsorship.
useful links
http://www.bbc.co.uk/filmnetwork/filmmaking/guide/distribution/distribution
(great free guide to many aspects of film making and shorts)

http://film.britishcouncil.org/resources/shorts-animation-experimental/shorts/short-film-sales-agents
(useful free information and resources)

http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/bfi-shorts-2012/about-bfi-shorts-2012
(web site of BFI tendered shorts funder)

http://www.clermont-filmfest.com/index.php?m=159
(info on world’s most important shorts festival and market)

http://blogs.bcu.ac.uk/filmfutures/2013/06/07/making-your-film-successful-distribution-exhibition/
useful blog from us (Vani) at recent Virgin Shorts launch

http://www.cartoonbrew.com/shorts/the-big-question-how-to-make-money-from-short-films-78748.html
(opinionated critique of Shorts International and it’s business model)

http://www.scottishscreen.com/images/documents/short_film_distribution_guide.pdf
(Very handy overview of the strategy involved)

http://www.chrisjonesblog.com
(compares Distrify & Dynamo Player)

http://www.raindance.org/site/picture/upload/image/members/list_of_short_film_distributors_and_broadcasters.pdf
(slightly out of date list of international distributors and broadcasters)

Dick Ross :–
"It’s the Wine not the Barrels"


WHO ARE SHORTS FOR?

Pair up....
There are no rules in filmmaking.
Only sins. And the cardinal sin is dullness.
- Frank Capra
People have forgotten how to tell a story. Stories don’t have a middle or an end any more. They usually have a beginning that never stops beginning.
–Steven Spielberg
Film is a battleground.
- Sam Fuller

I’m a director, a filmmaker, a creative person.

Telling stories is my thing and if I make a good movie, I don’t have to worry about the business stuff or the marketing because someone else will do that....
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