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Screenwriting Questions

Great resource for general screenwriting questions.

The Shortie Awards: Student Film and News Festival

The Shortie Awards: Film & News Festival is the premiere film festival for students ages 7 to 18 and their teachers.

Film Riot

Film Riot is a podcast with tips on special effects and other various aspects of filmmaking.

Chroma Keying in Final Cut

This is an excellent tutorial for achieving a good chroma key in Final Cut.


Celtx is designed to be an all-in-one media pre-production software. It features templates for screenplays, storyboards and more. It comes with an online feature allowing collaboration on projects and secure backups of projects. For Mac, PC and Linux.


Kevin MacLeod has a large collection of royalty-free music to download and use in your own productions. Make sure to credit him and include his website address in your credits.

Shortcuts Short Film Contest

Shortcuts is a statewide short film competition designed to encourage growth in Illinois’ film industry. The competition is open to all Illinois residents over the age of 18 and students over the age of 18 who attend Illinois colleges and universities. The winning entry will receive a cash prize and the winning film will screen during the Chicago International Film Festival.

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