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04.21.2014

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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12.31.2013

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

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09.06.2013

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.

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07.20.2013

We’re Now on Tumblr

We’re posting fascinating facts about trailers and moviemaking techniques at www.internationalmovietrailerfest.tumblr.com. Topics range from the first movie trailer ever to tips on memorable dialogue. We hope you’ll follow us, tell your friends, and suggest ideas for related posts.