In this Film Courage video, Filmmaker Life 2018 panelists share their thoughts on spending money on film school versus making a DIY first feature.

Is it better to go to film school or to spend that money on making a movie? Are Film Festivals worth their entry fees? How does a filmmaker raise money for their first feature film? What about casting? What regrets do filmmakers have? What should a filmmaker be aware of when it comes to film distribution and contracts? This filmmaking panel tackles all of these topics and a lot more. Our gratitude to filmmakers Christopher Ray, Andrew P. Jones, Royce Gorsuch, Orson Oblowitz and Brian Avenet-Bradley for participating and sharing their experiences.

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