There are thousands of websites out there for filmmakers. Some of them are a waste of your time, others offer awesome services and resources. So we asked our film school students to share with us their favorite filmmaking websites. Here is our list, in no particular order, of “The Best Wesbsites For Filmmakers”.
AFCI.org – With over 300 Film Commissions on six continents, there’s almost always an AFCI member office nearby to help you navigate local laws, customs and procedures.
ArtOfTheGuillotine.com – Online film community for film editors. Connect editors and future editors with ideas and techniques that make films great as well as connect them with each other.
BigStar.TV – The site offers distribution, networking and a monthly short film contest.
BlssResearch.com – The service provides a variety of pre-packaged reports on popular topics for movie producers, independent filmmakers, corporate financiers, and other entertainment entities.
Drop.io – Use drop.io to privately share your files and collaborate, thinks screenplays, film productions and animations, in real time by web, email, phone, mobile, and more.
DetonationFilms.com – Detonation Films is dedicated to putting the fun back in filmmaking by establishing a new paradigm between digital media and online entertainment. And also by blowing stuff up.
DVcreators.net – Training and resources for digital video makers.
DVXuser.com - An online community for filmmaking.
EarthProtect.com – With over 2,000 videos online about things you care about. You can
start a blog, forum or find you favorite non-profit.
ExploreTalent.com – Auditions and job listing board.
FilmmakersAlliance.org – Helping independent filmmakers achieve their goals since 1993.
FilmSchoolExposed.com - Largest list of film schools, awesome filmmaking forum and a massive community of student filmmakers and independent filmmakers around the world.
FilmSchoolBuzz.com – Stay on top of the latest film and filmmaking news from the worlds top blogs.
FiveSprockets.com – Develop and produce a variety of media projects with this online production software.
FreeSound.org – A collaborative database of Creative Commons licensed sounds.
HollywoodOmniBook.com – From agents to extras to screenplays for sale, the Hollywood OmniBook is your one stop source for connecting with Hollywood.
IMDb.com – The “Internet Movide Database” says it all.
IndieProducer.net - A social networking site for Hollywood filmmakers
InkTip.com – Find good screenplays and professional writers. Access is free to qualified producers, directors, agents, managers, and name actors.
JohnAugust.com – Useful information about screenwriting.
Mandy.com – International TV and film production resources.
MakingOf.com – Natalie Portman intervies industry professionals on filmmaking.
MovieMaker.com - The nation’s leading magazine on the art and business of making movies and the world’s most widely read independent movie magazine.
MovieMarketingMadness – Movie marketing news, reviews and opinion.
ProductionHub – The Community search site for film, television, video, live event and digital media production.
StoryLink.com – One of the largest online communities for writers and filmmakers.
StudentFilmmakers.com - Searchable community of filmmakers – both new-and-emerging and professional – talents in the film and video industries.
TakeZer0.com - Everything you need to know before take one.