Radical Film Manifesto
- Get your hands on equipment. Any equipment will do. Don’t be fussy; just practise your craft.
- Read books. Can’t afford them? Then borrow them/order them from the library.
- Raid the classics – literature and films.
- Learn about your personal histories. Talk to your family. What are their stories?
- Forget mainstream celebrity culture, use the people from your own subculture.
- Look beneath the collective lies from your own culture and background and don’t be afraid to be true to your own reality.
- Don’t compare yourself to other filmmakers. You are unique.
- Learn about film history and culture from your country as well as international filmmaking.
- Don’t be put off if people find your work challenging and sometimes argue angrily with you. If you want to be popular enter a beauty contest don’t be a filmmaker!
- Finish your film to the best quality you can afford.
- Get money from anyone you can. If you are not a good business person, get someone who is. If the funders don’t give you money make your film anyway.
- Get together an informal support network to give you feedback on your projects – formal takes too much time and effort.
- Be passionate about your work. If you don’t care why should anyone else?
Do it! Make that film!