Movies are a great source of entertainment. They also provide an excellent platform for upcoming actors, scriptwriters and directors to showcase their talents. Despite the robustness of this industry, more needs to be done to support future movie programme-makers to enhance their visibility to more audiences across the world. Here are a few suggestions on how that can be achieved.
Training and Development
International movie festivals should be more than just showpiece events. More should be done to train the upcoming young directors and filmmakers bursting with creativity. Through the training, they will get better at what they do. The exposure from such activities will enhance their confidence and those of participating actors. In due course, they will be producing blockbusters and creating stars in the process.
Networking and Exposure
Exposing young filmmakers to the established filmmakers is sure to motivate them to aim for the sky. Filmmaking is not a walk in the park. Aspiring actors and directors may feel discouraged by a lack of finances and support from the government and peers. Attaching them to their big brothers will lift their spirits and have them climbing the ladder to fame and fortune.
Submission of Entries
Independent filmmakers should also be confident in submitting their work to local and international film festivals. It is only by doing this that they will grow and learn from peers and the best of the pack. More support should also be channelled to local festivals as they are a stepping stone to higher, rigorous platforms.
Production Financing and Support
Movie programmes production is an expensive affair. From hiring actors, travelling to getting props, a lot of money is required to produce a widely acceptable showpiece. Creating a pool of funds where this can be made possible will encourage actors, scriptwriters and directors to take a shot at the theatre of dreams.