Ways of funding the independent film productions - an issue or a challenge nowadays? Please join QUB PhD graduand Damon Blalack, & the Croatian filmaker, scriptwriter, novelist and publicist Angelo Jurkas in a dialogue about funding independent films
- March 31, 2021
- 17:00 - 18:00
Cinema is one of the most powerful tools to ignite CHANGE.
Furthermore, the power of filmmaking takes more and more room in society : ‘’No saint, no pope, no general, no sultan has ever had the power that a filmmaker has: the power to talk to hundreds of millions of people for two hours in the dark’’. (Frank Capra)
In a world where images and motion pictures take place more predominantly in society, we see the necessity to analyse, understand and debate this world based on moving images.
This event will open a conversation about ways of funding the independent films. How much money do we need to produce a film? What equipment do we need and how much does it cost? What does it mean post-production for a film and how much does it cost? Is the budget important for the sale agencies and film distributors when we want to sell our film?
Last but not least, we would like to discuss about independent filmmaking nowadays: why, how, the challenges, competition with big budget productions and the freelancers who cope with that.
This is an event to create a bridge between academia and the film industry.
As usual, we will have a screening with private links for our esteemed guests, this time featuring a film signed by Andelo Jurkas and another film of Damon Blalack.
Deadline to book your place: 26th of March 2021
Registrants to this talk will be given early access to both films via links and passwords (links available between 20th of March to 31st of March ONLY), and will have the opportunity to discuss with both filmmakers on 31st of March via Zoom, the many unique challenges that can and often do beset directors of funding their beloved projects.
For more information on this event, please contact Victoria Baltag at firstname.lastname@example.org and/or Alex Dunne at email@example.com