short films

Indievelopment: Making a Short Film – Which Script to Film?

By Jeff Richards A lot of writers are choosing to shoot their own short film scripts as a way to get their name out there. It’s cheap (relatively), it’s achievable (sometimes), and it’s fun (except when it isn’t.) But, if you’re anything like most screenwriters, you have ideas melting out of...

Short Circuit: Spotlight – Sidewalk Film Festival

By Dan Goforth Occasionally, I try to spotlight individual film festivals to give you a flavor of what they’re like. One of my favorite events is the Sidewalk Film Festival, named one of the “Top 25 coolest film festivals” by Movie Maker magazine. Time called it one of the “Top ten...

Short Circuit: $200 Million Dollar Filmmaking Advice from Tate Taylor

By Dan Goforth His first short film was a festival favorite. His first independent feature was followed by a studio-backed worldwide release that grossed over $200 million. I asked writer-director-actor Tate Taylor to reflect on his experiences in order to provide The Help you need in making your own film. Script: You’ve blazed a...

Welcome to Writers On The Web!

Welcome to my new column, Writers On The Web! As the name suggests, I’ll be exploring how writers can further their careers and find a viable audience for their work by producing their own web content. I’ll be exploring the entire production process of a web series from conception through distribution,...

Screenwriting Website of the Week: Short of Stories

The new Screenwriting Website of the Week is Short of Stories. Explore the world of writing shorts to learn more about your craft. About Short of Stories from the curator himself:  While doing my final research for college, I realized there’s barely nothing written on short films. The decent bibliography for...