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Film Festival Strategies, by Kathleen McInnis

Posted by on Oct 20, 2013 in Producing, Resources | 0 comments

Kathleen_McInnisWhen’s the right time to plan your festival strategy? Before you’ve even begun your film. Palm Springs Shortfest film curator and festival strategist Kathleen McInnis shares the secret to festival success.

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Pitching Top Tips – by Tue Steen Müller

Posted by on Aug 21, 2013 in Producing, Resources | 0 comments

Resources_Prod_125 - Pitching - Tue Steen MullerTue Steen Muller, Documentary Consultant and former head of the European Documentary Network, gives us his top tips for pitching.

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Breaking (Down) the Budget

Posted by on Aug 19, 2013 in Funding, Producing, Resources | 0 comments

Resources_Prod_132 - Budget (memoria)Low-budget can mean anything from a few hundred grand to small change and some pocket-lint. But no matter the size of your lump sum, what’s the smartest way to spend your money in low-budget filmmaking? Conor McMahon talks to directors Brian O’Toole, Paul Ward, Eoin Macken and himself…

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Advice from Indie Producers – Ted Hope and Christine Vachon

Posted by on Aug 19, 2013 in Funding, Producing, Resources | 0 comments

Resources_Prod_138 - 21 gramsSometimes European filmmakers can be overly focused on government subsidies to finance their films. Their first port of call is the ‘soft money’, particularly the national film body. But in the United States, Indie film producers have to do things quite differently. Yet, even without the luxury of an Irish Film Board, they manage to produce quality films that are successful.

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Advice on Self-Distribution

Posted by on Aug 19, 2013 in Distribution, Producing, Resources | 0 comments

Resources_Prod_143 - Pyjama GirlsWith self-distribution becoming more widespread, Film Ireland talked to three Irish filmmakers who made the decision to release their own film.

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An Interview With – Producer John Murray

Posted by on Aug 19, 2013 in Producing, Resources | 0 comments

Resources_Prod_133 - John MurrayJohn Murray is managing director of Crossing the Line Films and has produced and directed over 100 documentaries. He has a passion for adventure, exploration and travel docs and recently produced The Yellow Bittern, the Liam Clancy documentary.

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An Interview With – Producer Macdara Kelleher

Posted by on Aug 19, 2013 in Producing, Resources | 0 comments

Resources_Prod_133 - Macdara Kelleher2Macdara Kelleher is managing director of Fastnet Films. He produced the award-winning feature film Kisses (an Irish/Danish/Swedish co-production) and was also selected as Ireland’s Producer on the Move for Cannes in 2008.

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