This week marks the beginning of the annual Aspen Shortsfest. Quickly gaining ground, “the short” is this season’s hottest art form. If you’re looking to sport this trend like a killer pair of tie-dyed jeggings, you’ve come to the right place. This week, I’ll be pulling together resources for starting your own short film.
Today, we’re talking money. Many budding filmmakers need it, but don’t have enough of it. Here are a few ways to get it:
Hold a Fundraising Party!
People love parties, so why not throw one in support of your film? The Independent lists great tips on coordinating a successful fundraising party.
Apply for Grants
Applying for grants may involve a lot of time and effort, but the payout from state and national grants can range from $1,000 to more than $10,000.
Go to an Expo
Book a trip to the Screenwriting Expo and others like it to meet face-to-face with movie executives and pitch your script.
Enter a Contest
Contests like these offer cash awards for short and feature-length screenplays.