January 25, 2019

Admit When You Need Help, Work with Friends, and More Advice from the Sundance Filmmakers

40+ Sundance filmmakers share the best advice they have to get your first feature/project off the ground.

If you fancy yourself a hard-working, optimistic filmmaker hoping to get your first feature off the ground, then you already know that you will eventually be able to do it. If you believe in getting your vision up on the big screen, chances are you will find the resources necessary to make that happen.

Do we sound crazy? It’s not as far-fetched as you may think. Filmmaking is a tough business but nothing can stop you from engaging with the artform itself. If you want to make a feature, sure, it will be a daunting struggle that threatens to test your passion at every turn, but if you can find a way, then you will follow that path.

With the 2019 Sundance Film Festival currently in progress, we asked several of this year’s participating filmmakers what advice they would give to filmmakers looking to direct their first feature.

Scroll down to read the wisdom they offered.

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Source: NoFilmSchool