24/06/2013 06:28 BST

How To Make Your Own Film: A Beginner's Guide


Fancy yourself as the next Scorcese? Or perhaps you're sick of watching lame films and thinking " I could do better than that". Well, follow our super-easy guide to making your own film and put your money where your mouth is.

The UK short film industry is booming, and it's not surprising. Thanks to the marvels of modern technology, anybody with a camera and a brilliant idea (and a tonne of passion and dedication) can make their own film - from that 'lightbulb' moment right through to watching your own masterpiece on the big(ish) screen at an independent film festival.

From gathering your crew via Twitter and screening your film online to making the most of the funding opportunities available and tapping into the burgeoning short film festival circuit, everything you need is available at your fingertips.