Series Press Release
Resources for Emerging Filmmakers: Overcoming Obstacles and Telling Your Story
The screen industries are filled to the brim with success stories of people of terrific talent getting a lucky break and rising miles above the rest to make millions. And although these stories are popular, they are actually relatively uncommon—even before Covid-19.
If one can't support oneself but must create challenging and groundbreaking work, can they ever go hand in hand? Trying to crack the code between attempting the impossible (also known as "a life in the arts") and earning a living, this series of events looks at alternative openings left for enterprising independent filmmakers to find their own paths to success. Be that via brick-and-mortar theatres, drive-ins, television, streaming platforms, virtual cinemas, galleries, social media—you name it.
We'll encompass skills building, film education, employability, alternative opportunities, and perseverance. Think Q&As, panels, and masterclasses telling the inspiring stories of emerging filmmakers and industry professionals.