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Finding The Ideal Platform For Independent Filmmakers To Promote Their Productions

Nov 16th 2015 at 2:51 AM

There has always been huge support for commercial directors and film makers – primarily for the reason that these mainstream films are promoted through advertisements and made available to viewers via different media. In addition to this most of these films automatically receive much fanfare and naturally require less promotional efforts. This has always been the norm for traditional mainstream cinema now and we also must admit the fact that this type of film making offers little room for change, experimentation and originality. On the other hand independent filmmaking gives one the scope of indulging in his creativity for coming up with original productions and can also explore unconventional methods difficult to find in commercial productions.

As a matter of fact independent film making is entirely different from traditional production and are almost always produced by the film makers themselves with occasional assistance from outside investors. Remuneration of the directors is generally determined according to the requirements of the film and in most circumstances every single member of the production unit agrees to work on a certain budget. Another defining characteristic of these films are use of hand-held cameras and low filming technologies. But what makes independent filmmakers stand out against their commercial counterparts is the explored themes and fresh appeal they bring in for their audience. Breaking away from traditional stereotypes often makes getting the desired recognition difficult for them and that is why they hardly get any financial assistance from recognized studios or production houses.

But there is also a way of solving this problem and now most of them connect with various indie film websites and forums for promoting their films and reaching their targeted audience. These platforms normally act as convergence points for independent films and film makers where they can interact and exchange their creative ideas and submit their films for viewing. One great feature of these independent short film websites is presence of various subcategories like camera, direction, writing, editing, sound etc. where former members can interact with each other and exchange ideas on various problems and their solutions regarding movie production and film making. These are also extremely useful for upcoming or novice film makers, for here they can receive important information on techniques of film making and also on various short film festivals where they can submit their films to reach their audiences. One can also find independent film reviews on these websites by noted critics and also by common viewers those will help a film maker to improve his quality of production and have a clear understanding of the taste and expectations of contemporary audience.

Creative individuals who want to test their hands in film making can now give shape to their creative thinking through independent filmmaking, but they must also keep in mind the fact that this is still going to take a heavy toll on their pockets and taking out the time required for making even a short film can be a difficult proposition for many. For more information on indie films and short film websites, visit   

About The Author

Simone Jones is a well known author and expert in the art of film making. She loves writing many articles and blogs, talking extensively about the various developments in the field and taking up issues that need to be addressed by the industry. She recommends as one of the most respected names on the internet when it comes to independent film making and review communities.

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