Filmmaking Tips For First-Time Directors

Lights, Camera, Action: Essential Filmmaking Tips for First-Time Directors! Embarking on the journey of creating your first movie can be both thrilling and daunting. As a first-time filmmaker, you’ll undoubtedly encounter challenges and uncertainties, but with the right guidance, your passion and creativity can shine through. In this blog, we’ll explore some essential tips to

Bloody Embrace: Horror’s Sultriest Love Stories

As the team at Silver State Storytellers prepares to dive into the enchanting world of love stories with our upcoming “Love Notes” short film competition, I thought it would be fun to explore the unconventional allure of darkly romantic horror films. Back when I was a competitor in these competitions, our team was scolded for

Record-Breaking Success: Silver State Storytellers’ Film Competitions Set New Milestones!

Greetings, fellow cinephiles and storytelling enthusiasts! It’s with immense excitement and gratitude that we share some incredible news from the heart of Northern Nevada’s burgeoning film community. Silver State Storytellers’ two flagship film competitions have taken the region by storm, shattering previous participation records and igniting a cinematic renaissance like never before. Reno 48-Hour Film

Lights, Camera, Smartphone: A Guide to Shooting Your Movie with a Cell Phone

In today’s digital age, filmmaking has become more accessible than ever before. With the power of modern smartphones, budding filmmakers can now create cinematic wonders on a shoestring budget. If you’re a first-time filmmaker eager to embark on your filmmaking journey using just your cell phone, you’re in the right place. In this blog post,

City Wide Short Film Screening & Awards Ceremony

Lights, camera, action! Join us for the screening and awards ceremony of the City Wide Short Film Competition at the Brewery Arts Center on Saturday, June 3rd at 7:00 PM. Our local filmmakers have been working tirelessly to bring their creative visions to life using the three prompts we gave them: a sound effect, a

Filmmaker Resources

Welcome to our filmmaking resources section! Here you’ll find a wide variety of tools and information to help you in your journey as a filmmaker. We understand the challenges that come with the creative process, so we’ve curated a collection of resources to make it easier for you. There’s plenty of open-source filmmaking software that