Filmmaker Survey: Goals and ChallengesFilmmaker Survey: Goals and Challenges Help us learn more about the joys and struggles of independent filmmakers, and get a festival waiver or discount code!The first 50 filmmakers to submit their answers below will receive a waiver code to Oakland Short Film Festival. After all the waiver codes are used up, you will be able to use a 50% discount code to the same festival, until January 31st, 2020. Step 1 of 250%The BasicsLet's get to know each other.Email*Your email will not be shared with any other parties outside of HF Productions. What's Your Name?*What's your age?*Under 1818-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465 or AbovePrefer Not to AnswerWhat gender do you identify as?*MaleFemalePrefer Not to AnswerWhat is your primary location?*Filmmakers might be nomads, but please select the country where you spend most of your time in a year.AfghanistanÅland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAmerican SamoaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBoliviaBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarrussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos IslandsColombiaComorosCongo, Democratic Republic of theCongo, Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCôte d'IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEswatini (Swaziland)EthiopiaFalkland IslandsFaroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuamGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard and McDonald IslandsHoly SeeHondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIranIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People's Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacauMacedoniaMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMarshall IslandsMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMicronesiaMoldovaMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorth KoreaNorthern Mariana IslandsNorwayOmanPakistanPalauPalestine, State ofPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalPuerto RicoQatarRéunionRomaniaRussiaRwandaSaint BarthélemySaint HelenaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint MartinSaint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint MaartenSlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth GeorgiaSouth KoreaSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan Mayen IslandsSwedenSwitzerlandSyriaTaiwanTajikistanTanzaniaThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUS Minor Outlying IslandsUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuelaVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishVirgin Islands, U.S.Wallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweWhat online social platforms do you primarily use?*You can select more than one, but please prioritise the main platform you use. Facebook Instagram LinkedIn SnapChat Twitter OtherWhat is the highest degree or level of education you have completed?*For this question, please only select the level of education you have already completed or are within 3 months of completion.High SchoolBachelor's DegreeMaster's DegreePh.D. or higherTrade SchoolPrefer not to sayHow many film productions have you been involved with so far?*For this question, please only select the number that reflects completed productions (already released, online, in the festival circuit, or otherwise).None12 - 45 or more Industry QuestionsFor the following questions, your answers will only be used for research purposes, as we try to further understand the needs and goals of independent filmmakers.What is your primary goal when you make films?*You can select more than one, but please prioritise your main objective within filmmaking. Career Opportunities - your film is a vehicle to open doors for you in the industry Find an Audience - your film is a way to communicate a message to the widest possible audience Financial Payout - your film is a way to earn money OtherIf "Other", please write your main goal below.*What is the biggest obstacle in filmmaking for you?You can select more than one, but please prioritise the biggest challenge. If it's none of the ones listed, but fill out your own by selecting "Other". Development - learning how to make films and how to grow as a filmmaker is not easy Exposure - getting your film seen is difficult Financial - making films is expensive Networking - meeting the "right" people is a challenge Promotion - presenting your film in the "right" way is difficult OtherIf "Other", please write your main obstacle below.*If you could change one thing about how you make films ...*Whether it's investing more resources into your filmmaking (time, money, skills, etc), or working more in a team, or working more solo, let us know below what is the one thing you'd like to improve in your filmmaking process.If you could change one thing about the film industry ...*Whether it's more transparency, more equality, less nepotism, cheaper fees, more accessibility ... there's a lot that can be improved in the film industry. What is the biggest thing that needs improvement, in your eyes?The Desert Island QuestionNow for something fun...What's your Forever Movie?*Without thinking too much about this, what is the one title you wouldn't mind being stuck on a desert island with?