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Based in the heart of London, Raindance has a huge selection of resources for indie filmmakers and is our recommended Toolbox site. Founded by Canadian, Elliot Grove, in 1992 it is dedicated to fostering and promoting independent film in the UK and around the world and combines its annual Raindance Film Festival with the prestigious British Independent Film Awards and Raindance.tv plus a wide range of training courses.

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We do the surfing, so you don’t have to!

The MiShorts team have trawled the net to create this toolbox of links to shorts-related websites. As it is intended for filmmakers of all experience levels, some of the links will be obvious, but we've tried to dig deeper than most of you probably have time for and hope there will be a few surprises for even the most hard-bitten professionals.


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This list is only the beginning, so suggestions for additional websites and/or categories, no matter how left-field, are welcome.

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Films About Filmmaking

Learn about low-budget film production with this excellent on-line series from Parkes Productions.


Community Sites

Ask questions about filmmaking, find cast and crew, promote your film(s), advertise services, events, etc.

Directories

Websites containing lists of filmmaking sites

Equipment Reviews

These sites have been selected mainly because they have been created by enthusiasts and are mainly not-for-profit, so more likely to publish impartial reviews

Festivals

Sites providing links to UK and international short film festivals and feature festivals with a shorts section

Miscellaneous

A far from definitive list of broadcasters, UK/international film bodies and mavericks. Suggestions for additional sites welcome.

Services

Sites providing advice, guidance and services for indie filmmakers.

DVD DeMystified Everything you wanted to know about the DVD format, but were too afraid to ask. Coming soon...Blu-ray Demystified!
DVD Format Everything you wanted to know about the DVD format, but were too afraid to ask. Coming soon...Blu-ray Demystified!
Getting Paid Interesting list of sites that offer cash to filmmakers and independent video producers for their work. Needs updating.
Film Education UK site providing information on a wide range of free resources, courses and conferences, services and screening events, mainly for teachers.
Short Film Funding Guide Mixed bag of links still in development with a strong funding bias. Some links are obvious, but others are highly imaginative. Make sure you scroll down to the sample funding package for 'Melodie En Sous-Sol', a French documentary project.
Film-trader.com Broadcasting and media industry one-stop-shop for new and used equipment classifieds.
Screening Room Map Great site for anyone looking to hire a screening room, preview theatre or cinema in London.

Students

Resources and Information for people looking to learn more

 
 

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