To promote your film, that is the limitation which exhausts most of the filmmakers even after making some wonderful artistic film. Just think, you made the short film- congrats! That’s the half-win but wait, the war is still there. There will be no point of making short films unless you can showcase them unless the greater audience is attracted to it unless it can reach out to the actual people out there. Here, comes the point where you need to promote your film.You put your money, passion, Diligence, vision, and storytelling actually nearly everything but have you considered how it can communicate to the panoramic range of audience. Filmmakers or aspirant filmmakers need to promote their films so that it can gain maximum spotlight in the industry. Promotion sounds too costly already! No problem, Here are some creative ways which can actually promote your short film to gain uttermost attention and the fun part is you won’t have to spend a lot of money at all. Some ways are like extremely free, just need a little sense of connecting people and flair of marketing.
Say loud on the Web
Before you do anything, the easiest way to promote your short film to various ranges of the audience even demographically is spending a lot of hours on the internet. Yes, you heard right! There are numerous platforms like websites, forums, portals etc where you can get a space to present your pitch or synopsis. You can advertise yourself like everywhere. The more time you learn to become internet savvy, it will make you a better understand internet marketing. Just learn to manage multiple platforms, customize your online time and look out for the better ways to optimize the best out of many options you have on the web for the promotion.
Create an ‘Official’ Website
‘Official’ sounds cool, right? Create a website to present your short film and showcase your film press kit there. You can put all film related information on that, so that audience could connect to film and their crew and cast, even in the process of making. You can share the teaser, trailers, any promotional video on the website. Production, on-camera and off-camera photo shoots are a pretty good idea to make your website professional and glamorous. You can add bloopers and funny videos the regarding the making of the short films. You do not have to make it very fancy -just be sophisticated and original. You can also connect to young film aspirants and students may be for helping in the promotion or even in further film projects. Try to put more genuine content to your website. Don’t hesitate to be creatively experimental. Just go out-of-box!
Make Promotional Videos
One of the modern concepts of promotion is – connect visually. There could be millions of ways you can make mini- videos of 2-3 minutes related to your short film. It can be some derivative idea, some set of film bloopers and mistakes shot during the film, some musical representation or anything. Promotional videos are different from teasers and trailers as it doesn’t need to present the exact storyline of your short film.You can make it like -an introduction to your characters, production videos, making or simply try to make it little innovative. Then, you can promote these videos to social media platforms, your official short film website and other internet platforms.All these will help to boost the popularity of your story, film or idea and hence will promote your film.
Blog, Vlog & Vines
That’s really interesting to film even a journey of the making of the film. It is not exactly all about the process but the experiences, feelings and journey you and may your team go through. Write daily blogs or journals about the day of shooting whether you make a film in 2 days or 12 days. Publish it online, so real people can meet the real people. Right? You can update film related news and buzz. Put links of your short film website and videos in your blogs. This will also join people who have put aside from the world of short films – even they can connect you here. Vlogs and Vines are a really cool concept, you can make one-shot videos of on location shootings or fun time with your team. It can be little away from the film also, like you went for a trip with your team or for pizza may be! However you can do some interesting activities or experimental related to your film ideology or marketing strategy, this is the most advanced method to promote your film.
One of the effective medium to market or promote your short film. Everything you do – like the vlog, blog, short film website -just make it on social networking websites. Make Facebook fan page(s), twitter handles and feeds, youtube channel, Instagram and whatever trending over the world. Connect via whatever social media, you aware of! Even a little putting money on boosting pages or promoting it can push your circle. Spread the word loud.
Curiosity brings people
This may look not exactly marketing and advertising strategy but do believe it works. Make your teasers and trailers intriguing and curious. Give it a jaw-dropping end or make the end interesting and untold. More you make your promotional video content interesting and fascinating, more people will attract.There are other million creative and out-of-box ways to make your teasers or trailers and any approach to the audience more interesting and intriguing.
Film festival Submissions
The most obvious but most important way to put your short film on larger audience range and give it a platform- Film festivals. The film festival can be a best shot you have to promote your film. There are plenty of international and in-house festival circuits where you can submit your film. It may be screened there, get awards, cash prizes, recognition and hell of chances to get fame. More than thousands of national and international along with online film festivals are organized in a year in various part of the world. There are millions of platform to showcase your talent, screen your film and get considered in an indie filmmakers community.
Comicstaan judge Biswa Kalyan shared that people secretly judge comedy but to give them rating was challenging
Stand-up comedian Biswa Kalyan Rath is currently judging and mentoring the comedy stand-up show Comicstaan along with other six stand-up comedians. The comedy stand-up show basically is comedy talent hunt shows where the seven comedy contemporaries are supposed to find out the best 10 selected comedians from the auditions in New Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore. The show has started streaming on the Amazon Prime.
Biswa Kalyan who is an IIT alumnus talked about the show and his comedy stint along with what really changed the field of stand-up comedy. He has been popularly known for his stand-up comedy shows and also got his stand-up comedy original show ‘ Mast Aadmi’ on Amazon Prime. He also wrote the web series ‘ Lakhon Mein Ek..’
Biswa Kalyan has shared that every new show teaches one about the world and how the person is as well. According to him, doing Comicstaan was a great experience. He said everybody secretly judges comedy but the challenge was to do it in the public where one’s opinion really matters. He shared that they can laugh at times but ultimately they have to rate it which required a lot of introspection. He has said “Every new show teaches you a lot – about the world and who you are. Doing Comicstaan was a great experience completely. We all secretly judge comedy, but it was a challenge to do it publicly as your opinions really matter. You can laugh but to come down to a number and rate an act, it needed a lot of introspection.”
He said that the participants were really so much talented that they didn’t need much mentoring. He also learnt a lot during the process of judging Comicstaan. He also mentioned that the actual challenge was to polish their strength in comedy without imposing their thoughts and ideas on their content and style. He said that he and others have really fun interacting with these new comedians.
He added “The participants were really talented and so they did not need much mentoring. But yes, during the process I got to learn a lot. The challenge was to maintain and polish their strengths than forcing our thoughts and ideas. I must add it was a fun time interacting with these young people,”
Biswa Kalyan shared that according to him, every comedian should write their own act and they should never follow other’s style. He mentioned that a joke actually an intellectual property and it should not be copied. He also said when the comedian writes their own stand-ups it will be easier to act it that way. On writing is his strength, he further talked “I think everybody should write their own acts and never follow anybody else’s style. I think a joke is also an intellectual property and it shouldn’t be copied. And when you write for yourself, you know its soul and it’s easier to perform that way.”
Biswa Kalyan further talked about his last writing experience where he wrote the full fiction feature series ‘ Lakhon Mein Ek..’, he said “I was amazed at the response it got, people really liked it. I think I enjoy writing a lot and performing comes close second. I am writing another fiction show and soon, you all will get to know about it.” He was asked about writing on TV or featuring a show, he shared “I have to really like the script. Currently, I do not have the bandwidth to do TV but it’s a great platform for many things, for example, live cricket commentary. I am open to doing television, but it has to be something that suits my style.”
Apart from Biswa Kalyan Rath, there are other six contemporary comedians to judge the show and mentor new competing comedians; these are Kenny Sebastian, Tanmay Bhatt, Sapan Verma, Kanan Gill, Naveen Richard and Kaneez Surkha. The show is hosted by Abhish Matthew and Sumukhi Suresh.
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Upcoming movies that will change the trend of Bollywood industry
Bollywood is changing at very fast speed. There is no doubt that now the makers, as well as the actors, are looking for something different. Not to forget, Bollywood is changing its methods and image to show more and more part of the side of the world. If you still think that Bollywood movies are all about hero dancing on roads, wooing girls and crashing cars, then here are some movies that will release soon and surely going to change your perspective toward the industry. Apart from that, these movies will be going to change the trend of Bollywood industry forever.
Based on a real-life story of Actor Sanjay Dutt, Sanju is an upcoming biopic starring Ranbir Kapoor as lead. The story includes the journey of Sanjay Dutt who was a superstar of Bollywood industry but how different things changed him into a drug addict and he went to jail for hiding guns at his home. The film will also be going to show the hard side of the actor in jail and how he overcomes all difficulties and finally get his life back.
An upcoming Indian superhero fantasy film starring Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt as lead. The film is directed by Ayan Mukherji and also going to cast Amitabh Bachchan for a vital role, The film is divided to into parts, however, the first part of the film is all most complete.
#3 Thugs Of Hindostan
Based on book Confession of a thug written by Philip Meadows Taylor in 1839. Thugs Of Hindostan is about a Thug Ameer Ali who created challenges with his gang to the British government in India. The film is showing early 19th century when the country was ruled by the Britishers.
Zero is featuring Shahrukh Khan as Short stature men who fall in love with Katrina Kaif, the actress is playing herself in the film. Apart from both, Anushka Sharma is going to play the role of an intellectually disabled girl in the film.
#5 Sui Dhaaga
Sui Dhaaga is an upcoming film based on small-town couple featuring Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma. The look of the film is surely different and because of that, there are high expectations as well. Sui Dhaaga can be a game changer that can change the trend in Bollywood industry.
A horror comedy film based on the real incident that happened in Bangluru. there was a famous story in the 1990s, according to the story there was a witch who used to roam at night in streets of the city. Well, she calls out for people and knocks their doors, if someone opens the door that person will die within 24 hours. Based on the story, Stree is going to be humor filled with the cast of Shraddha Kapoor and Rajkumar Rao as leads.
Akshay Kumar starrer Gold is based on 1948 era when Indian Hockey team won the Olympic medal for the first time. The actor is going to show the proud story and struggles that people faced.
#8 The Accidental Prime Minister
Adaptation of book written by Mayank Tewari, the film is based on a political drama about The prime minister of India who served the nation from 2004 to 2014. Anupam Kher who is one of the best actors in an industry is going to play the role of Manmohan Singh.
#9 5 Weddings
The film is set in the two countries i.e. the United States and India, starring Nargis Fakhri and Rajkumar Rao. The film is based on Nargis who is an American journalist sent to make a feature for Magazine but she gets trapped with the stories of transgender and their life. Another film which is going to show a different trend of Bollywood.
#10 Chanda Mama Door Ke
Chanda Mama Door Ke is about the first Indian first astronaut who landed on Moon. The film is going to be the first spaceship film that ever made in India and will be the real game changer and will affect the trend of Bollywood.
100 Acting Pillars of Bollywood which can overshadow Star dominance [ Gallery ] Part I
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Best Bollywood actors in limelight often considered those who dominate the film industry as film stars. But it is not always the whole truth, in fact, most of the significant best Bollywood actors are into shadows but they overshadow the star power when given chance. Bollywood surely ruled out with star power, however that doesn’t mean they are not good or even best Bollywood actors but there are a lot of others who are not getting such stardom or limelight, sometimes not even the shred of what they get. Here we put them into a showcase for you as the best Bollywood actors who can even overshadow star dominance on a silver screen.
Here are the 50 best Bollywood actors from the 100’s list | Rest Coming Soon
#1 Pankaj Tripathi
#2 Deepak Dobriyal
#3 Saurabh Shukla
#4 Anu Kapoor
#5 Mohammad Zeeshan Ayyub
#6 Pankaj Kapoor
#7 Rajesh Sharma
#8 Ranvir Shorey
#9 Kay Kay Menon
#10 Adil Hussain
#11 Vijay Raaz
#12 Pawan Malhotra
#13 Sanjay Mishra
#14 Kumud Mishra
#15 Rajiv Gupta
#16 Vipin Sharma
#17 Naseeruddin Shah
#18 Varun Sharma
#19 Ashutosh Rana
#20 Ronit Roy
#21 Pitobish Tripathy
#22 Brijendra Kala
#23 Atul Kulkarni
#24 Asif Basra
#25 Paresh Rawal
#26 Girish Karnad
#27 Siddharth Basu
#28 Vikrant Massey
#29 Jackie Shroff
#30 Avijit Dutt
#31 Piyush Mishra
#32 Ishtiyak Khan
#33 Manish Chaudhary
#34 R. Madhavan
#35 Manoj Bajpayee
#36 Murli Sharma
#37 Late Narendra Jha
#38 Amol Gupte
#39 Irrfan Khan
#40 Rajat Kapoor
#41 Anupam Kher
#42 Manu Rishi
#43 Yashpal Sharma
#44 Vinay Pathak
#45 Nana Patekar
#46 Prakash Belawadi
#47 Nawazuddin Siddiqui
#48 Jaideep Ahlawat
#49 Ashish Vidyarthi
#50 Mukesh Tiwari
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