The UWI Film Programme Presents: Micro-Budgeting: A Conversation with Pomegranate Studios

Event Date(s): 03/11/2022

The UWI Film Programme invites you to their Micro-Budgeting seminar led by Pomegranate Studios, a youth-led media company focused on imagination, efficiency and flexibility. If you’re a filmmaker and trying to get your movie funded, there are many things that you need to consider.

A micro-budget film is an extremely low-budget movie, sometimes they are made for as little as a few thousand dollars. An example of such a film would be the popular 1992 film El Mariachi, in which the director Robert Rodriguez was unable to afford second takes due to the $7000 USD budget. Micro-budget films are often produced by tight-knit teams of film makers. These teams tend to include a core group of directors, writers, producers, cinematographers, and actors who work across several projects together. They may also be created by first-time filmmakers who have limited resources and/or experience.

Still interested? Come hear about Pomegranate Studios and their experiences funding the first instalment of their docuseries, ‘Iconography’ and their tips on successfully managing and producing a micro-budget film. They have a wealth of information to share and the presentation is open to all. 

The event will be followed by a free screening of Iconography: Roy Cape. 

Date: Thursday, November 3, 2022

Venue: The UWI Film Programme Building

Time: 10 a.m. - 12 noon

Open to: | General Public |