FILMMAKING

We take you behind the scenes and break down all that goes into making a film. Read our conversations with filmmakers as they share their creative process, tips for frugal filmmakers, equipment they work with and more! We explore every aspect of filmmaking — from cinematography, screenwriting, lighting, editing etc.

Tips for Screenwriters
How I Got My First Pay Cheque As Screenwriter For A Netflix Series

At Flickside, your window to the inner workings of filmmaking, we’re always looking for industry…

horror movie
How I Made My Latest Short Horror Film, Writes Pixar’s Gairo Cuevas

Ever wanted to make a film but doubted yourself or felt you don’t have the…

zero budget filmmaking
3 Films That Are Film Schools In Themselves: Director Sudhish Kamath Writes

Today for Flick inSide, writer, director Sudhish Kamath writes about three films that are solid lessons…

advice for filmmakers
Swimming With The Sharks: A Word Of Advice For Filmmakers

Today for Flick inSide, writer, director Amit Mehra, who’s been in the industry for 30 years…

Director Sandeep Mohan
“I Shot ‘Hola Venky’ In 10 Lakhs,” Writes Director Sandeep Mohan

It’s always a pleasure to have writer-director Sandeep Mohan share his experiences, both as a…

Sandeep Mohan director
‘Always Wanted “Sandeep Mohan, Filmmaker” In My Obituary’

The name may not ring a bell with a casual movie goer but Sandeep Mohan…

Alankrita Shrivastava Lipstick Burkha
Alankrita Shrivastava Has An Advice For Aspiring Filmmakers

After assisting director Prakash Jha on films like Gangaajal and Rajneeti, LSR alum Alankrita Shrivastava…

John Morena animation
Meet The Filmmaker Who Made 1 Short Film A Week For A Year

New York-based filmmaker John Morena challenged himself to a unique idea called Area52, which involved…

Lens Jayaprakash Radhakrishnan
Films & Literary Inspirations: LENS Director Jayaprakash Radhakrishnan Writes

I made my first film LENS (2015) out of desperation. After lot of failed attempts at…

Find Film Distribution Deal
Looking For A Film Distribution Deal? 6 Steps To Get You Started

We live in times where it has never been easier to make a film. Technology,…

How to write a play
How to Write A Play: Dos and Don’ts For Aspiring Playwrights

To the fellow and future storytellers! In this easy-to-use, easy-to-understand guide, I’ll show you the…

Colin Bemis
How I Made a Micro-Budget Indie: Writes Director Colin Bemis

The caveat was simple and singular: Do it. When I was several months into my…

Must read books filmmakers
20 Books Directors Recommend Aspiring Filmmakers

Are you ready to make a film? From funding to the final product, there’ll be…

Sudhanshu Saria favourite movie
Inspiration Behind ‘Loev’: Director Sudhanshu Saria Writes

Indie filmmaker Sudhanshu Saria, whose debut feature Loev (the gay drama made it to Flickside’s top 9 must-watch…

Movies that inspired directors
5 Films That Inspired Filmmakers: Part 2

From Milind Dhaimade, who gave us the delightful Tu Hai Mera Sunday (one of this…