There’s thousands of blogs, film sites, filmmaker resources out there, but here’s 5 sites we actually look at for inspiration and resources and actually care about.
It’s an aim of mine to get one of our films onto Directors Notes as soon as possible. I’ve been listening to the Directors Notes podcast and the tones of presenter & co-founder Marbelle have kept me entertained and inspired for a long time. They’ve also put me onto a number of indie films i’ve really loved – RAMS being one example that comes to mind. I also believe the Vimeo Staff Pick team keep an eye out on Directors Notes so its always worth keeping an eye out on what the DN crew are up to.
This feels like such an old school blog and they maybe only blog once a month. But it’s a great resource in discovering cinema you might have missed plus it’s feels good to see some classic screenshots & some great interviews.
I feel we have a lot of history with the Raindance film festival. They screened my first ever documentary, Scratching the Surface Japan, which we managed to get distribution for.
And they have grown into such a wonderful tool and resource for indie filmmakers. They have supported British indie cinema my whole professional life and the team at Raindance have grown the brand, the festival, the online resource from strength to strength.
A great online journal that loves the discussion of cinema. They have a wonderful attitude towards anything from art house hand-crafted indie films to full on blockbusters. I personally love seeing the way they curate themselves and they provide some great insight into the latest contemporary cinema and reports from some great festivals.
Over the years, i’ve needed this site. The podcast conversations, the resources, the articles the big picture approach. A lot of their news and resources and discussion have helped me in some way whilst I found my filmmaking feet. There’s something in here for all types of filmmaker, from equipment reviews to movie marketing. It’s a wonderful resource so go ahead and bookmark it now.