Watch How Tim Burton Is Inspired From German Expressionism & More!

By Yash Thakur. Posted on June 19, 2015

Everything a filmmaker needs to know, curated from around the world.

From The World Of Film Festivals

LA Film Festival unveils 2015 winners, awards. The event feted many of the festival's world and North American premieres.

Last call for submissions for 11th Zurich Film Festival. ZFF only showcases first, second or third time filmmakers, which is what makes it one of the most sought after festivals in Europe.

50th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival will introduce a new section called Six Close Encounters, where celebrated auteurs (directors with a recurring theme, symbolism, style) share their favorite films.

Fresh From The Field

Netflix shells out $60 million for Brad Pitt's War Machine, is looking to premiere the Cary Fukunawa's Beasts Of No Nation at the Toronto International Film Festival. Netflix is a DVD rental company turned streaming giant turned TV and movie producer and distributor of original content.

Rob Zombie is set to direct biopic on comic legend Groucho Marx. Rob is best known for the remake of the 1978 classic film Halloween. The film went on to gross over $80 million, the highest-grossing film in the Halloween franchise.

Tom Hanks to play the heroic role of Captain Sully, the pilot who landed a plane on the Hudson River. Sully will be directed Clint Eastwood.

One For The Eye

Watch the thrilling first trailer for Denis Villeneuve's Sicario starring Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin. The film premiered in Cannes this year and won huge critical acclaim.

Check out this heartwarming trailer for the Sundance hit Grandma; an indie comedy drama about a septuagenarian grandma — whose life gets thrown upside down when her 18-year-old granddaughter shows up needing help.

The thunder-buddies are back! Watch this latest rocking trailer of Ted 2, starring Mark Wahberg, Amanda Seyfried and Ted (voiced by Seth MacFarlane)

The Filmmaking Kit

If you have a project that needs funding, then these grants can help. Here's a list of some of the best grants for filmmakers that can help you get your film off the ground.

How many questions does your script answer well? Does your script make others feel that you are taking them on a journey? Click here and find out what is essential for your script to sell!

Darius Khondji, Roger Deakins and other renowned cinematographers reveal the scenes that inspired them the most! What are the scenes that inspire you?

Straight From The Pen

Did you know? The best things about Tim Burton's work come from German Expressionism. Watch how the filmmaker of Batman, Edward Scissorhands and Sweeney Todd was inspired from great films such as Nosferatu and The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.

Film Heritage Foundation showcases key moments and inventions of the early Indian film industry in their ongoing series.

The world's biggest movie industry with over 1000 films a year and with over 100 years of cinematic presence is now experiencing a big competition in the form of magnum opus releases. Read how Hollywood is becoming Bollywood's biggest competitor at the Indian Box Office this summer.


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