Getting Experience and Networking

There’s no way around it: the motion picture industry is a huge network. Make the most of your network to generate connections and contacts – personal networks are key and can easily be widened with a little effort and courage. Growing your network can help you get experience and getting experience will grow your network.

Take every opportunity to attend industry events, forums and workshops. If you can’t afford the fees, volunteering is a great way to be involved and meet people. Contact film festivals, associations or film schools to learn about opportunities, to meet people or to acquire skills through volunteering:

And above all, DO YOUR RESEARCH! Get to know the industry organizations, production companies, filmmaking initiatives, and other resources in your area of interest. 

Some places to look are: