National Canadian Film Day on Film Shortage

Happy Canada Day!

In honor of Canada’s 150th, we listed some of our favourite short films made by some proud Canadians! Never Happened by Mark Slutsky Watch Film 12 Semaines by Marc-André Girard Watch Film The Wall by Andrew De Zen Watch Film Ceramic Tango by Patricia Chica Watch Film I Thought I[…]

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10 Marvelous Shorts by Women

10 Marvelous Shorts by Women Filmmakers

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we highlight the incredible contribution women have brought to Film Shortage and to the film industry in general! Here are just a portion of our favorites. Thank you for your continuous hard work and proving that women have a gigantic role in the future of[…]

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The Importance of Your Film's Opening Shot

The Importance of Your Film’s First Shot

A short film can be something very difficult to sell, with so much competition and junk online, it is a near impossible deed to lure a considerable number of viewers in. That’s why posters and cover images become so important to make a stagnant first impression. But getting someone to[…]

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8 Filmmaking Books any Filmmaker Should Own

8 Filmmaking Books any Filmmaker Should Own

Maybe you are looking for the perfect gift for an aspiring filmmaker or perhaps just looking to deepen your knowledge of a passion. This blog post summary and guide of the best filmmaking books will help you make the right choice. There are hundreds of filmmaking books on Amazon, but[…]

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4 Tips for Keeping Your Film Safe From Hackers

4 Tips for Keeping Your Film Safe From Hackers

By Cassie Phillips Every aspiring film director needs to be aware that a hacker can end their career before it ever gets really started. Hackers can be clever, relentless and unapologetic about their actions. It’s unfortunate that they use their unbelievable skills to harm people, yet this is the reality[…]

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5 Tips for Working With Amateur Actors

5 Tips for Working With Amateur Actors

There are very few, if any, successful directors that would recommend working with amateur actors. In the words of director Brian DePalma, “The biggest mistake in student films is that they are usually cast so badly, with friends and people the director knows.” Even if the budget doesn’t assume the[…]

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5 Simple Tricks to Beautify Your Short Film

5 Simple Tricks to Beautify Your Short Film

​As we all know making films can be a pretty complex process, and turning them into great films can be even more difficult. Everything starts from a punching storyline, and of course then from the support of crafted cinematography and a dedicated crew from lighting to sound, as well performances[…]

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Daily Short Picks | Period Piece

Period Piece

Renee is trying to make a film with a message that love can conquer all. Unfortunately in a world that is less than perfect one wonders if it will cost her her life. facebook.com/PeriodPieceShortFilm Twitter.com/PeriodPieceFilm cbc.ca/shortfilmfaceoff

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The Sound of Anomaly

The Sound of Anomaly

We rarely get the chance to talk about sound design and music in short films, but we cannot deny the importance of it to keep an audience intrigued and glued to the film for the entire length. The evidence could not be clearer in Salomon Lighthelm‘s incredible short film ‘Anomaly’,[…]

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