Opening date for submissions to IMTF#5

IMTF will begin to accept entries to its next festival starting October 1, 2014.  We will be accepting trailers in all genres–for completed movies and for movies still in the dream stage. Entries must have a rating no higher than PG13.

On October 1, we will post the prizes and all the rules.

If you have questions before then, please write info@imtf.biz


Screenwriting workshop at UCLA

If you agree that great movies begin with great scripts, here’s a lead that might prove useful to you.

Professor Richard Walter, who has chaired UCLA’s graduate screenwriting program for more than 30 years, will be offering a Screenwriting Workshop this summer (6 Mondays from June 23 through July 28) that is open for enrollment to UCLA students and non-UCLA students alike. Read more

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We’re looking for video shot with smartphones or tablets

IMTF’s parent company–IndieFilmConnect–will soon launch MobileMovieMaking, an online magazine devoted to using mobile devices to shoot video. Categories will include fiction movies, documentaries, music videos, news, and more.  Read more


15-Second Trailer

Reminder: In this year’s Festival, we have added a micro-trailer category: The best trailer running 15 seconds or less will win $100—while also qualifying for the $3,000  Grand Prize. Do the math: If your 15-second trailer wins the top prize, you will earn $200/second.

Here’s an example: a 15-second book trailer created by Allen Bronstein.