November 13, 2020

Want to Make a Bold Feature? Here Are Important Lessons from First-Time Directors in 2020


It’s a weird year. Time to push some boundaries, cinematically!


What can films premiering in a pandemic year tell us about filmmaking? A lot.



At AFI Fest’s reconfigured pandemic-style festival, No Film School was around to learn from filmmakers. We focused in on the festival’s New Auteurs category, which contains works that “push the boundaries of contemporary cinema” and are overall pretty cool.



Here are our takeaways.




You don’t need a flawless idea for a film, you need hard work. And time.


If you feel disappointed that 2020 is not the year to make your feature, check yourself. More time might be the best thing you never asked for.

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Source: NoFilmSchool