- Useful Websites
The Internet Movie Database – This is a near definitive site for information on hundreds of thousands of films.
Script Mag – This is an excellent screenwriting site with frequent postings from screenwriters as well as online events. (Twitter – @scriptmag)
Film Sound – This is the definitive website for film sound.
Apple film trailers – The best film trailer sites around.
BARB – A good site for current and historical television data.
Box Office Mojo – This is probably the best and most informative box office site on the internet.
British Film Institute – Key organisation promoting film across the UK (Twitter @BFI www.bbfc.co.uk)
Scottish Screen Archive – Part of the National Library of Scotland.
The National Archives – Film, TV and Performaing arts documents in the UK national collection
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts – A good site for podcasts/filmed interviews with industry practitioners. (Twitter – @BAFTA)
British Board of Film Classification – The film classification board but with a good Educational Resources section. (Twitter – @BBFC)
Directors Guild of America – A site with some excellent industry articles.
American Cinema Editors – For film editors; it is the official site of the American Cinema Editors, the official guild of film editors.
Film Distributors Association – The official site for the film Distributor’s business, an excellent source of distribution information and release dates.
Creative Scotland (Funding for films made in Scotland)
Key UK Festivals
Short Festivals and Competitions
Short Film Festivals (From the BAFTA Guru web pages, list of festivals that promote short films)
Key International Festivals