Category Archives: Helpful Tool

A message from Brian Carver – New Grant for short filmmakers!!

Tweet “Hello, I am the Executive Director of Octavia Films: A Nonprofit for Women. We are a new organization dedicated to helping young women filmmakers in Ontario. We award grants directly to promising artists and will also offer free Summer … Continue reading

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“Believe” your way to a FREE entry to the CSSC this November! ***Twitter Contest***

Tweet Want a chance to win a free entry to this year’s Canadian Short Screenplay Competition? Want to help a great independent film? Wanna do it all before our campaign finishes? We’ve extended the deadline of our previous contest from … Continue reading

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“Believe” your way to a FREE entry to the CSSC this Halloween! ***Twitter Contest***

Tweet Want a chance to win a free entry to this year’s Canadian Short Screenplay Competition? Want to help a great independent film? Wanna do it all before our campaign finishes? We’re raising money on Kickstarter to help bring this … Continue reading

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Tips on Properly Formatting Your Script

But if you are stuck writing your script in a word processing program, knowing these formatting details is essential. The Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences supplies a free, downloadable script sample with formatting standards in the script. Continue reading

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Seven Places to Find Work in Film

“It’s not what you know, it’s who you know,” goes the old Hollywood truism. Continue reading

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Should You Reveal the Ending In Your Synopsis? #scriptchat

It may help you to think of your synopsis as a marketing tool. I do! Continue reading

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5 Tips to Writing Your Way to Great(er) Characters

Tweet In writing a screenplay, even one for a short film, it’s easy to get lost in the intricacies of plot. What happens? When does it happen? How does it happen? All of these questions must be answered by the … Continue reading

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Five Places to Find Funds for YOUR Short Film

Tweet Swimming through the world of grants can be extremely daunting and time consuming if you don’t know where to look. The Internet can both help and hurt in this process. You can get a lot of mileage out of … Continue reading

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What to Include In Your Film Prospectus (aka YOUR Pitch)

In order to sell people on giving you money, you need to have a plan. The better plan you have, the better chance people will show you the money. Continue reading

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