GUERRILLA FILMMAKers FORUM
THE STATE OF INDIE CINEMA
Being able to shoot on a phone has granted filmmakers a more affordable way to present their abilities to larger film studios and companies. The digital revolution has also made it easier than ever before to allow independent filmmakers to add ‘entrepreneur’ to their titles; starting independent and remaining independent as a small business owner.
The Guerrilla Filmmakers Forum gathers artists from a specific city or region together to discuss a challenge that indie filmmakers have to deal with, i.e. self-distribution, getting your film funded, etc. The filmmakers discuss their experiences with that challenge, engage in productive conversation, and any outcomes are published online to share to the global indie film community.
HOW IT WORKS
Since this is a new initiative we’re keeping things lean, simple, and focused on productivity. No big event spaces, panels, or convention-style efforts. Just a small meet-up at a coffee shop or conference room and thoughtful conversation with real outcomes.
Any outcomes, ideas, and conclusions arrived at would be shared as a video by the filmmakers or a nominated participant from the gathering to share these outcomes
This would be added to a page that outlines experiences from filmmakers, the outcomes, the video, and a Slack channel link so the conversation can continue.
GROW YOUR COMMUNITY
All Kicker is currently making plans to host these events four times a year in cities around the world. The first city being Dubai with plans for gatherings in New York City, Santa Fe and Las Vegas in 2018. Being a part of one of the gatherings gives you access to all the other filmmakers we connect with when the conversation continues on Slack.
PROMOTE YOUR WORK
Every city we travel to, we will promote your work and your social links so your work can travel with us. You are welcome to share your links, DVDs/Blu-Rays/USB or other physical media at the gathering’s event table. You also have access to the published videos to share on your own platforms.
GROW YOUR BUSINESS
If you were with us at one of the gatherings you can continue to benefit from the outcomes at other gatherings by having access to not only the published works but contact with the co-hosts and filmmakers that attend the gatherings.