It is evident that the indie film business is in a state of emergency. There are very few distributors left, and exceptional films are not getting released. So the question remains, why is the market for these vital films shrinking when more people are expressing their admiration for them?
Making a film is a challenging task. Filmmaking is indeed an art and also a business that is continuously changing. At every level of growth, production, post-production, and distribution, new difficulties occur. This is why, few out of the billions of impulses become concepts, only a few thousand become scripts. Then only a tiny percentage of scripts are shot and made into films, and even fewer are distributed to the public.
What Are The Challenges That Indie Filmmakers Face?
Here we will discuss the three most difficult challenges faced by independent filmmakers.
The channelization of thoughts into execution
When you go down to develop your idea into a narrative, you’ll face your first challenge as a filmmaker. You won’t have the insight to identify the difficulties ahead if you lack experience. This is why so many first-time directors begin with complex, ambitious projects that never get produced. The most important tip for tackling this issue is to keep things simple.
The Money Is Always a Challenge
The second and perhaps the most difficult issue for first-time filmmakers are raising the necessary finances to finish or even start their projects. Directors and actors today face a highly saturated field with a restricted number of funding options. Many budding filmmakers choose the lesser structured form of finding private investors. They even self-fund due to a lack of public funds. Whatever path you select, having a clear and fair budget will make you a more attractive investment.
The Most Important Challenge is Quality Control
Directors’ ultimate challenge is one that they’ll face throughout the process of creating their first film. Quality is frequently viewed as a byproduct of adequate money and hence is considered a secondary priority. However, we believe that maintaining a consistent level of quality is what separates good independent films from the countless amateurish films sent to festivals each year.
To all our fellow Indie Filmmakers, at WFCN we have more than 400 handpicked film festivals where you can submit your precious work of art.
Lack of the movie theatre ambiance
Indie films are almost always created out of passion, thus they will continue to be made. But how we will look for them if they don’t have a theatrical run and associated publicity is the question of our time.