Monday, May 27, 2019

Masterclasses for Film-Makers

The Rosebery Film Festival will present three film-making seminars:
How to Be an Extra;
How to Make a Very, Very, Very Low-Budget Feature Film; &
How to Make a Music Video.
For further details, please go to

Thursday, April 04, 2019

Practical Advice for Writing a Short Film Script

See “Practical Advice for Writing a Short Film Script” by Nicole LaJeunesse at
Short films require a clear focus. The feature film format can support sprawling epics with twisting plots and subplots, but short films are more about capturing a specific moment — there is a lot left unsaid in a short film. You can’t expect to be able to compact a full feature length narrative into a short film format. The plot of your short film, therefore, should be simple and to the point.
Keeping your plot simple will also lead to a more efficient production process overall. If your short film script is easy to produce, you will have more time to carefully compose every shot and do multiple takes to get just the right performance from your actor. In the end, a simple story told well will have a much stronger impact on your audience than a more elaborate story messily crammed into a 5-minute short.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Article in The Advocate

See “Inaugural Rosebery Film Festival to feature films created in two days” by Lachlan Bennett in The Advocate.
photograph by Brodie Weeding
UPDATE: See a follow-up article in The Advocate, also by Lachlan Bennett, “Fast filmmaking and free masterclasses at inaugural Rosebery Film Festival”.

Monday, March 18, 2019