Message Boards

The filmmaking.net forums are a free message board service where you can discuss all aspects of the filmmaking process. The forums are organised into the following broad topics:

  • Noob Questions - For young, new, and wanna-be filmmakers.
  • Equipment Discussion - For discussion/questions/recommendations/reviews of all types of equipment used in the filmmaking process.
  • Pre-Production - For discussion of everything prior to actually shooting a film, such as screenwriting, budgeting and financing, legal issues, casting, planning, etc.
  • Production - For discussion of everything that you do on set and the equipment you use, such as cameras, lighting, directing, production management, sets and costumes, locations, sound etc.
  • Post-Production - For discussion of everything you do once you've shot your film, such as computers, editing, sound post-production, visual effects etc.
  • Distribution, Marketing, & Exhibition - For discussion on everything you do with the film once you've finished it. Sales and distribition, film marketing, and exhibition issues etc.
  • Casting Calls - Filmmakers, looking for actors for your next opus? Actors, looking for work and/or show reel pieces? Post all of your casting requirements and offers in this group.
  • Film Festivals - For the discussion of film festivals and everything associated with them.
  • News, Promos, Announcements - For you to post your news, annouce your film release, let everyone know of a new site you've found.
  • Networking & General Discussion - This group is for you to meet other filmmaking.net users, discuss projects, and get to know each other.
  • Equipment For Sale / Wanted - Are you selling filmmaking equipment? Or looking to buy a specific item? Post your equipment wanted/offered messages here.
  • Offered - Services/Crew etc - Looking for crew or specific filmmaking services? Post all of your offered ads here. Please note that ads for equipment should be posted in Equipment for Sale group.
  • Wanted - Services/Crew/Films etc - Looking for crew or specific filmmaking services? Post all of your wanted ads here. Please note that ads for equipment should be posted in Equipment for Sale group.

Access to the forums is free however in order to post messages you must complete a short registration process and provide a valid email address. This is purely to deter spammers from wasting our bandwidth and your time. Information provided through the forum registration process is covered by our privacy policy. Please note that at present the forum registration and site registration process are seperate. We are working to resolve this, but in the meantime you need to register in both places.

Other Discussion Forums

The Internet contains a wealth of information and community for the new and independent filmmaker. In addition to the discussion forums found at filmmaking.net, other forums worth a look at include:

Usenet Newsgroups

» List of filmmaking Usenet Newsgroups

Web Communities

» DV.com Forums
» Indiewire
» Vision Engine

Email Discussion Lists

» The Cinematography Mailing List (CML)
» Shooting People (UK and USA)