In this workshop, you will learn proven, cost-effective filmmaking and business techniques for producing a $50,000 (or less) film project. You’ll go step-by-step through the filmmaking process to discover tips and tricks for developing, planning, producing, and distributing a microbudget film.
Developing a script or story treatment that can be filmed on a microbudget
Raising money from investors, fans, friends, and family (and the legal issues involved)
Pre-Production tips for an efficient and well-scheduled shoot with special attention given to locations, permits, insurance, and other mysterious production questions. (We’ll also discuss catering a microbudget shoot)
Positioning your film for success on the film festival circuit.
Distributing your film via services like Netflix, iTunes, and Amazon — either through a distributor or by doing it yourself
— Price of workshop: $95.00
-Entry fee waiver to Nashville Film Festival Film Competition
— More on speaker: Paul Harrill
Paul Harrill’s films have screened around the world at festivals, museums, and on television. SOMETHING, ANYTHING, Harrill’s microbudget debut feature, was named a New York Times Critics’ Pick and listed as one of the Top 25 Best First Features in IndieWire’s 2015 Year-End Critics’ Poll. Harrill’s other films include the shorts Gina, An Actress, Age 29, which won the Grand Jury Prize in Short Filmmaking at the Sundance Film Festival and Quick Feet, Soft Hands, a co-production with the Independent Television Service starring Greta Gerwig.
In 2005, Harrill founded selfreliantfilm.com to champion personal, regional, and do-it-yourself cinema. His work has been supported by the Sundance Institute, IFP, The MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and the Aperture Film Grant, among others. Paul lives in Knoxville, where he is the «Dee and Jimmy Haslam» Associate Professor of Art and Cinema Studies at The University of Tennessee.
Read more in Filmmaker Magazine: Why Make a Microbudget Film? Five Questions for Director Paul Harrill on the Virtues of Ultra-Low Budgets — bit.ly/2t0Wgpq