Short Sighted 2013

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On Monday 17 June, I was at Short Sighted 2013, an all-day event at BAFTA on short film distribution. The day involved various sessions on subjects such as:

– Submitting to Film Festivals
– online film distribution models
– post production and tech specs
– cinema and film festival programming
– viral film
– the anatomy of a sale
– traditional distribution vs. online distribution

Key speakers included reps from the London Short Film Festival, The London Film Festival, Encounters Film Festival, The British Council, SXSW, Vimeo, Short Of The Week, Distrify, VODO.

And of course, there was plenty of networking to be done. (Love it!)

One of the main points that I took away is that I, as a short film makers, need to be watching more short films. Also, as an independent filmmaker, need to be watching more independents. As filmmakers, we need to be supporting the industry, and we need to be researching and seeing what else it out there. I’m watching a lot more shorts on vimeo and short of the week, and I recommend you all do too.

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