Film trade schools: Why it’s a big deal

Trade schools are the main source of film education, with a number of them serving as the backbone of the industry, including the BFI, the National Film Board and the Film Council of Ireland.This year, we will see the launch of the Film Institute of Ireland (FI), the first Irish-language film school to be accredited by the BBFC.The move is an important step towards the launch this fall of the...

The film industry is struggling to adapt to digital and social media, says study

As more and more films are made digitally and released online, many schools and studios are struggling to keep up with the pace of digital technology and the changes to how films are marketed.That's the conclusion of a new report from the Canadian Film School Association (CFSAA).The report is based on a survey conducted by CFSAA for its 2014-15 Annual Report.The results of the survey show that...

When Raindance Films Were Film School Takers: The Movie About The Movie That Never Was

In Raindances Film School, a group of young filmmakers are stuck in a world of Hollywood films and then one day a film school professor tells them that they can become film students and become directors.It was a big deal.And for those of us who have had the opportunity to work in the industry, it has meant the difference between getting into the film school we want to be in and getting in.In the...

How to be a filmmaker in the age of the Internet

Hollywood's digital revolution has created a world where you can be an artist, a writer or a producer anywhere, anytime, for anything.The key to making movies on the go and in any situation is the same: make it easy to produce.That's why cinemas are the epicentre of the digital revolution.But how to make a movie at home in your local community cinema?Here are some tips to help.We have tried to...

WATCH: ‘The Man in the High Castle’ Trailer (and other Exclusive Photos)

From the trailer for the upcoming thriller 'The Mummy' to the trailers for 'The Jungle Book' and 'The Dark Tower,' you can see the film industry's top talent has come together for one special collaboration.The following are some of the stars who shared exclusive photos with EW this week.The Mummy star Tom Hiddleston, who plays Dracula, shares a few photos with his fellow cast members, including...

How to make a short film for Netflix

We've all heard the phrase "short film for streaming".We've seen the title and seen a teaser and maybe even seen the trailer and thought it sounded cool, but it's actually not very easy to make.But if you want to make your own short film, you'll need to take some time to learn the basics of editing, sound, lighting, editing software, sound mixing, sound effects and even editing the final...

How to create a Bollywood-style ‘online film’

Bollywood films have been a mainstay of the internet since it started in India.But they've become increasingly popular in other countries as well, with China, the US and Russia all making a play for a slice of the pie.Here's how you can make a B2B film on the internet that can be made by anyone.1.Start by downloading an app for your platform of choice.If you want to produce a film for Android,...

How to make a Czech film festival

The Czech film school festival, which is being held in Prague this year, is in full swing, and festival director Andrej Pankljaj has a lot of advice for aspiring filmmakers looking to launch their own film festival.The festival will be held on October 10, and will be run by the Czech Film Society.Here are some of the things you'll need to know:  1.What is a film festival?A film festival is a...

‘The Graduate’ Director, Writer on ‘The Last Man on Earth’ Film Series and New Netflix Series

The Last Man On Earth film series has secured its second director, writer and executive producer.The Last Men is a sci-fi-themed drama set in the year 2020 in the near future where humans have already left the planet.The series is produced by Ridley Scott and is executive produced by Rian Johnson and Ryan Fleck.The last man on earth is a character from the film, "The Last Men."The series will...

Film School Scare films based on Palestinian-Israeli conflicts

This summer, Israeli film schools will be hosting school based scare films based in the occupied territories, according to Israeli news reports.This is part of a larger strategy to promote Palestinian-Israel conflict films in Israel, which is a move to counter what the Israeli government calls "disturbing and distressing" films, which the Israeli media label as "terrorist" or "terrorist...