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For 48 hours only... you'll have the opportunity to attend the world's largest online event
for filmmakers. Join over 50,000 of your fellow filmmakers and experience
2 days of the "best of the best" practical sessions on everything
from developing your ideas to executing a polished film.
It's happening on March 1st and 2nd.



Event of the Year

Our hand-picked team of 9 world-class Directors reveal how you can create superior looking films, instantly set yourself apart from the competition, and amaze your fellow filmmakers.

As filmmaking continues to explode in both entertainment and education (plus the cost of professional equipment is coming down) the industry is becoming more and more competitive. You can no longer "rest on your laurels"... the key is watching what the master filmmakers are doing.

And that's exactly why we created the CineSummit, which has quickly become the world's LARGEST educational event for Filmmakers with over 50,000 attendees expected to attend CS5.

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CineSummit is unparalleled in it’s ability to bring great
thinkers together and deliver them to you directly,
across the world, and up your filmmaking game.





Get ready for two days of pure
cinematic genius!
Day 1 - March 1

11 AM EST / 4 PM GMT

The Filmmakers Survival Guide

Discover tricks of the trade from a Hollywood director

Juan Solanas

("Upside Down", "Nordeste")

Making an Idea Yours

Think like a creative genius

Adam Patch

(Twitter, Linked In, HP)

IMPACT! How to Create a Captivating Film..

With a Simple One-Person Shoot

Brandon Li

(BMW, MTV, "Balinese")

What They Never Taught You In Film School.. But Should Have

The Real-World Guide to Surviving Filmmaking!

Hugo Stenson

(GAP, AAA, W2K15)

The Stripped Down Renegade Filmmaker

The “Tiny” Crew with BIG Results

Ben Hartenstein

(LG, Honda, Google+)
Day2 - March 2

11 AM EST / 4 PM GMT

How to Create Your Own Feature Film

From Script to Screen

Director Kobayashi

("Only for the Weekend", Sony, Smirnoff)

How to Become a More Creative Filmmaker Virtually Overnight

Your A to Z Guide

Simon Levene

(Pizza Hut, BBC, Eircom)

Getting Winning Performances From Non Actors

Create emotion in your films with regular people

Amina Moreau

(Stillmotion, NFL, Apple)

How to Become a Highly Paid, A-List Commercial Director

Treatments, Jobs, and Clients

Stian Smestad

(Adidas, Google, Philips)
Pretty great, right? The only question is... do you want in?
Yes, Please!




How to shoot “tension” - and where to place your characters for maximum impact (regardless of the dialog).


What’s the ONE piece of advice taught in (all) film schools.. that’s 100% wrong.


Discover the secrets to filming your character introduction (avoid the common opening shot most filmmakers make!)


Angles, angles, angles. You’ll witness the best way to find (and catch) the best angles, close-ups and action shots for your film.


What’s the ONE piece of advice taught in (all) film schools.. that’s 100% wrong.


How to work with a client (with terrible ideas!) and turn it into a work of art you’ll both love.


Your step-by-step blueprint to go from the treatment... to getting the job.


How to learn the RIGHT thing to focus on for an amazing film (and ignore the rest!)


How to turn even the most boring scene or setup into an eye-popping dynamic scene that’s an attention grabber


Why expensive gear is hurting your film (avoid the common mistake 99% of filmmakers make)


Does lighting really matter? (the TRUTH about lighting gear… what you need and when to use it)


The “Finale Formula”. The ONE THING you must have at the end of your scene to add impact and tie everything together.

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Aviv Vana is the founder of CineSummit, a
filmmaking event and website that focuses on
connecting our community with some of the most
accomplished artists working in the industry.

Since 2013 he has brought on filmmakers who have worked on projects ranging from AMC's
"Mad Men," and films like Melancholia, Terminator, and Margin Call, to top commercial work
for brands like Nike, Apple and BMW. He's the host of the CineSummits and blogs regularly
on techniques that propel filmmakers to the ultimate goal of mastering their craft.
Aviv also interviews many seasoned veterans on the site, where everyday
filmmakers can get a peak into the inner working of those that are leading in the field.