This evening Rachael mentioned The BBC Film Network. She was going to recommend the site to somebody. So I surfed on over, after watching a couple of shorts on here, I did a general search on short films, looking for any that were free to watch online. We knew the “BBC” site had quite a few films, and I was pretty sure “Film 4” had some too. But I wanted to know if there were any more sites we could suggest. I found some sites that I haden't come across before. Rather than keep them to myself, I thought I’d share them. I’m just too generous.
The BBC Film Network. From serious drama to music videos, this probably the best short film resource on the net.
BritFilms TV. A site I wasn’t aware of until doing this search. Plenty of films on offer.
Film4. Has a few films, I’m sure there used to be more than this but I can’t find them. Still I can whole heatedly recommend the Mike Leigh penned “A Sense Of History” staring Jim Broadbent, and “Call Register” has some lovely dialogue.
Tiscali.Film & TV. Has over sixty short films, for you to enjoy.
YouTube. The problem with YouTube is finding the wheat with so much chaff. Have fun looking through the 216,000 results of a search on “short film”.
Here are a few writing/filmmaking books to read online that Google dug up.
Crafting Short Screenplays that Connect.
Making Short Films.
Making Short Films: The Complete Guide from Script to Screen.
Practical DV Filmmaking: A Step-by-step Guide for Beginners.
Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video.
Scriptwriting Updated: New and Conventional Ways of Writing for the Screen.
The Art of the Short Fiction Film: A Shot by Shot Study of Nine Modern Classics.
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Screenwriting.
Eight books and hundreds of short films....You can't say I never give you anything.
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