Filmmaker Day is May 14th
Filmmaker Day is all about celebrating all filmmakers, both well-known and aspiring, who are the storytellers shaping our culture and society. They bring us stories that inspire us, move us, and teach us about the world around us.
Created by Patti Jewel and the Holiday Smart Visionary Team as an Inspiration Holiday, inspired by movie screenwriter, producer, and director, George Lucas. The date May 14th, is the birth date of George Lucas.
George Lucas is an inspiration to filmmakers all over the world. He started making movies when he was just a teenager, and his passion for storytelling has led him to create some of the most iconic films of all time. His work has inspired other filmmakers to tell stories that matter, and his legacy will continue to be an inspiration for generations to come.
Lucas is best known for creating the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises and founding Lucasfilm, LucasArts, Industrial Light & Magic and THX.
How to Celebrate Filmmaker Day
- Watch a George Lucas film or binge watch a series and give a shout out to your favorite
- Watch a movie or series from your favorite filmmaker and give them a shoutout
- Aspiring filmmakers, be inspired and start working on your own film today
- Support an aspiring filmmaker
- Watch films from film festivals with up and coming filmmakers
10 Things to do to become a Filmmaker
1. Get educated: While there are many self-taught filmmakers out there, it is always helpful to have a formal education in filmmaking. There are many great schools that offer degrees in filmmaking, or you could take some online courses to get started.
2. Join a film community: There are many online and offline communities of filmmakers where you can share your work, get feedback, and learn from others. This is a great way to meet other people who share your passion for filmmaking and make connections that could help you in the future.
3. Watch films: As cliche as it may sound, watching films is one of the best ways to learn about filmmaking. Pay attention to the techniques used by different filmmakers and try to figure out what works and what doesn’t.
4. Make short films: Making short films is a great way to improve your skills as a filmmaker. You can experiment with different techniques and styles, and see what works best for you.
5. Get experience: One of the best ways to learn about filmmaking is to get experience working on films. This could mean volunteering on indie films, working on shorts, or doing any other type of film work you can find.
6. Learn about the business side of filmmaking: It’s not just about making films, it’s also about selling them. Learning about the business side of filmmaking will help you understand how to market and sell your films effectively.
7. Use online resources: There is a wealth of online resources available for aspiring filmmakers. From tutorials to forums, there is something for everyone who wants to learn more about filmmaking.
8. Make connections: As with any industry, making connections is important for aspiring filmmakers. Attend film festivals, meet other filmmakers, and build relationships with people in the industry.
9. Get funding: One of the biggest challenges for aspiring filmmakers is getting funding for their films. There are many ways to get funding, from grants to crowdfunding campaigns, so start researching now!
10. Stay motivated: Filmmaking is a challenging but rewarding pursuit. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to become a successful filmmaker, so stay motivated and keep pushing yourself forward.
Filmmaker Day Unites People
Get together with others who share the love of filmmaking and ignite your passions for your favorite filmmaker. Join online communities of your favorite filmmaker and connect with others who share your favorites.