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Short Filmmaking and Success – EIFF 2009


FilmLive.TV at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2009

FilmLive.TV Spoke to the Oscar winning producer Lord David Puttnam about making the most of your big break, and the difficulty one may face from going from film school into mainstream employment.

We spoke to Yen Yau, the Strategic Partnership Manager from First Light Movies, about funding and distribution in the UK and working with young people who want to make a short film, and Geraldine Heaney, a young Filmmaker about the processes of making her short film Mothering Nature. Jonathan Charles from Dfiefo talks about the importance of the presentation of the final screening of your film. Also,Dale Corlett from GMAC, and director of Running in Traffic talks to us about the importance of working with young filmmakers

Following the event ‘Short Sighted’ we spoke to Brian Newman CEO of the Tribeca Film Institute offers his advice for getting your film out beyond festivals, and what aspects he looked for in films. Katie Metcalfe from Future Shorts spoke to us about the importance of having a story in order to sell a film, and offers tips to keep buyers interested. Satwant Gill from the British Council also offered advice on how to achieve success with your Short Film

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Ben McNeill

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