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Palm Springs International ShortFest 2019: 13 Moviemakers On The Joys and Perils of Making Short Films 

Palm Springs International ShortFest 2019: 13 Moviemakers On The Joys and Perils of Making Short Films 

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“Feathers” 

Financing shorts is probably the hardest part. Crowd-sourcing via sites like Kickstarter will help but since most young filmmakers will make more than one short before jumping into features, reaching out to friends and family doesn’t always work as a repeated method.  Applying for grants is another option, albeit a much slower process. I was fortunate enough to get “Feathers” made thanks to Tribeca Film Institute’s Through Her Lens program. 

It’s best to just focus on telling the best stories you can with the resources you have. It also pushes your creativity in ways that end up being rewarding. The production value of your work will get better as you grow and gain more support, but telling a great story is what’s most important, no matter what the budget level is. —A.V. Rockwell, director

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