The next movie you see may be produced in Tennessee.
NFAM founder Joe Rohaley said that over the coming months, he hopes to build the group into a resource for filmmakers looking to enter the industry and a driving force to further increase Tennessee’s incentives for feature films.
“I’ve had people come up to me and say we should have done this years ago,” he said. “It’s a great opportunity for everyone to get involved in the industry."Add a comment Add a comment
I'm pleased to announce one of our new judges for this year's competition: Kathleen Finch. Her industry experience is quite impressive; making it a real honor and treat to have her participate with the 54 Film Fest: Knoxville.Add a comment Add a comment
One of the worries we dealt with at last year's (2012) festival revolved around contracts. In this blog post I will outline how the Team Leader Agreement and the Cast and Crew contracts interact. Note: Absolutely nothing written in this blog should be taken as legal advice, this is simply a layman's interpretation.Add a comment Add a comment
54 Film Fest has grown nicely since its freshman debut. The staff recently voted on its top 5 favorite short films from the 2012 season. If you haven't seen any of them, or you're just looking to be entertained again, check them out and decide for yourself if they deserved to make it at the top of our list!Add a comment Add a comment
While celluloid is on its way out, YouTube, personal computers, and local film festivals such as 54 Film Fest are giving more people than ever a chance to make movies for a living.
Out of all of these new “ins” to the film industry, timed film competitions give newcomers the best real production experience. Not only are they great avenues for networking, but they also test a filmmaker’s knowledge and experience.
I got my start editing a show for my high school newspaper, but I didn’t really bust my chops until my first 48 Hour Film Project. Since then, I’ve competed in eight timed competitions, and I’ve learned many lessons from my blunders on set.Add a comment Add a comment