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How to start your career as an Independent Film Maker?

Being independent in any field needs a lot of hard work and courage. Making an independent film is not a cakewalk but nothing is impossible once you are determined and dedicated to the task. Film-making in its first place needs creativity. It is an artistic form, if you are not imaginative enough or passionate about films or stories and just trying hands in this profession to make money then this shoe is not going to fit you. It needs a lot of planning and plotting to launch an organized film. You need to learn a lot of things; you need to play different roles ranging from a script writer to an entrepreneur to make your independent film a success. Here are some tips that may help you in your journey of being an independent filmmaker.

A good script is the key to a good film

The first step you need to follow in the run of a good film is an excellent screenplay. It is just like the packaging, just as you need good packaging to showcase your product, the screenplay is something like that which showcases your movie. So work on it wholeheartedly.

Pre-production preparations are tectonic

It is tough to make your dreams come true but not impossible. The only key to success is a hard job smartly. So once the scripting is done you need to focus on time management to schedule the shooting, location spotting, budgeting, and raising funds as well. Selecting actors for your film is also a part of the pre-production schedule.

Finding worthy Investors

A person who will invest in your film would want to make money from it because an investor is always a businessman. So you need to sell your product to him, you need to make him understand how profitable your film could be.

Producing your dream project

This is the most important and responsible part of the filmmaking. You need to perform all the above steps perfectly to get a worthy production. Always keep in mind while shooting outdoors you may face an unfavorable weather condition so you should keep an alternative schedule in that case. However strong your script may be if you don’t have efficient actors then all the efforts go in vain. So the pre-production part should be executed fully while selecting actors. You need to keep a check on all these with strict vigilance. Don’t forget that investors do not buy dreams they buy products and sell them to earn profits. So your venture should be enough profitable for them.


After all the hazards are over find a good platform to launch your film. It is very important to promote your film in different platforms. These days there are a lot of worthy film festivals around the world where you can submit your film and get earnings as well.


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