The purpose of the program is to cultivate and discover talented web filmmakers by providing resources to learn how to create great digital content like Web series, spec commercials and branded content videos.
San Diego Film Festival filmmakers and amateur Festival enthusiasts alike applied for a month long online branded content certification program with CreatorUp in August 2014, a chance to learn the nuts and bolts of Web development, low budget production, and digital marketing. Two full scholarships were provided.
The six Web-certified students will earn the exclusive opportunity to participate in a two-day Digital Bootcamp in San Diego just prior to the Festival. The Bootcamp is a chance to write, shoot and complete a Web series or spec commercial pilot in two days. Web filmmakers receive accommodations during the camp, a free Festival pass and a chance to feature the project at the Festival and with sponsors.
The San Diego Film Festival collaboration with CreatorUp makes it the first festival to provide ongoing filmmaker entrepreneurship training to its community of filmmakers and Festival goers, and signals that the festival is on the cutting edge of the entertainment industry by promoting filmmaker entrepreneurship and development into the digital age.
About the San Diego Film Festival
Founded in 2001, the San Diego Film Festival, currently produced by the San Diego Film Foundation, is the region’s premier showcase for outstanding U.S. and international independent filmmaking. The five-day event is an entertaining, enlightening and educational gathering that embraces the region’s diverse cultural landscape, enhances the arts community and expands the economic vitality of San Diego. Learn more about the San Diego Film Festival at www.sdfilmfest.com, or on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/
About the San Diego Film Foundation
The San Diego Film Foundation is an educational 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that produces the annual San Diego Film Festival. Its mission is to support the art of independent filmmaking through producing an annual film festival, developing stimulating film-related events throughout the year, supporting and nurturing student filmmaking programs in local schools, supporting the development of the local filmmaking industry, and enhancing the economic growth of San Diego.