Film Portfolio Websites Tips and Examples

Oct 26, 2023
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Amina Zadeh

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About Amina Zadeh

Amina is a Cinematographer specializing in Analogue and Digital formats. Her clients include Vogue, GQ, Paper Magazine, Flaunt, L'officiel, Saint Laurent, Skims by Kim Kardashian, Gucci, John Varvatos, Lexus, Toyota, Nissan, and more. She creates images that are conceptual, alluring, distinct and honest.

https://aminazadeh.format.com
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Guillermo Sánchez-Villarta

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About Guillermo Sánchez-Villarta

Guillermo Sánchez-Villarta is a spanish photographer who's currently living in Germany. His work is primarliy documentary, and aims to explore the relationship between people and places, often framing already established imaginaries of other disciplines such as literature, music and general folklore . His focus on using analog cameras and film, links with the idea of intergenerationallity.

https://gsvillarta.format.com
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Halle Hirota

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About Halle Hirota

Halle Hirota is a photographer currently based in Toronto, Ontario. Halle aims to achieve an other-worldly quality to her work, images that aren't quite reality but similar to a snapshot from a dream. Her work is centred around themes of femininity and sexuality in hopes of changing the way we view the gendered qualities of others.

https://hallehirota.format.com
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Wenxin Yang

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About Wenxin Yang

Wenxin Yang is a Chinese-born, Columbus, OH based videographer and photographer. His work is informed by an unrelenting sense of nostalgia and a love of calmness. As a result, his work focus on the subtleties of life, displayed through his street photographs and music videos.

https://wenxin-yang-ivtg.format.com
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Heins Evander

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About Heins Evander

Heins Evander (he/they, b. 1998) is an NYC-based Chinese-American photographer originally from Jakarta, Indonesia. He loves cycling, sleeping in, and dogs. Evander particularly enjoys photographing people while talking too much and getting inevitably distracted, but he swears that's part of the charm of their work.

https://heinsevander.format.com
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Laurent Laughlin

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About Laurent Laughlin

Laurent Laughlin is a freelance Journalist, Shooter and Director specializing in the production of long and short format documentaries. He is from California and currently work with Vice in Greece. He has also worked for a number of media outlets including Time, AFP, The Economist, CNN, The International Herald Tribune and others.

https://laurent-laughlin.format.com
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Filmmaker Portfolio Beginner Tip: Keep it Simple

Avoid putting too many examples and include only your best work in your filmmaker portfolio. Aim for a curation of roughly nine filming projects, and don’t overlook the impact of thumbnail images. Make sure they’re eye-catching and entice the viewer to click.

When it comes to site organization, tiles of display videos can be overwhelming for viewers; instead, many professional filmmakers will make a page for each film project and connect them through a collection page. Organizing your filming projects into a collection page will simplify your portfolio, reduce clutter, and enhance viewership experiences.

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Ben Robson

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About Ben Robson

Ben Robson is a photographer from regional Australia with a passion for film photography. He collects old cameras, and use them to shoot various film stocks. Ben loves to develop his own negatives.He is fascinated by people, and the character that film is able to draw out.

https://shootingben.format.com
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Giselle Keena

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About Giselle Keena

Giselle Keena is a youthful and ethereal New York City-based photographer and director specializing in film portrait photography and video content in the fashion and music industries.

https://giselle-keena-pdeh.format.com
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Reed McCoy

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About Reed McCoy

Reed McCoy, currently hanging in Seattle, WA. Being cordial is the main drive of his whole life. You know, the act of being warm, heartfelt, intentional, welcoming, understanding. Over the past 10 years of trying to understand his relationship with photography, it has developed into something quite similar to his life approach. Warm, soft, airy, intentional, and even viscerally patient at times.

https://cordial.format.com
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Heather Glazzard

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About Heather Glazzard

Heather Glazzard's photography is a personal exploration of sexuality, vulnerability and femininity. Shooting exclusively on film, they aim for the imagery to be as egoless as possible, focusing on bringing a minority of people into light. They take intimate portraits of the wide spectrum of gender and sexuality that makes up the queer community of creatives, collaborating regularly with LGBTQIA stylists and designers.

https://jesseglazzard.format.com
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Nick Prideaux

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About Nick Prideaux

Nick Prideaux is an Australian film photographer and visual storyteller based in Paris. He has worked and collaborated with fashion labels, magazines, and publications, including Konbini, Fisheye Magazine, IGNANT, Phases Magazine, Majestic Casual and The Fader. Nick captures scenes from his life in a diaristic manner guided by his intuition, rather than preconception. The camera gives him a way of looking at every day in a more conscious light.

https://nickprideaux.format.com
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The Focalister

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About The Focalister

The Focalister is a Montreal-based artist whose visual identity is inspired by his past as a pro breakdancer and a youth spent travelling the world. Working primarily with film, his photographic work emphasizes the rawness and authenticity of his subject matter while allowing a certain sensitivity to shine through.

https://thefocalister.format.com
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Filmmaker Website Inspiration

Before you make or update your own film portfolio, it can be helpful to look at some of your favorite filmmaker’s websites for inspiration. Take note of details like how they approach things like their  About Me and the organization of their portfolio pages. Make note of what aligns with your brand and aesthetic, and use that information to inform the design choices you make when creating your online film portfolio.

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Kenneth Pihl Nissen

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About Kenneth Pihl Nissen

Kenneth Pihl Nissen is a Copenhagen-based photographer who primarily works with film. He likes to combine editorial assignments with alternative photographic processes such as cyanotype, wet-plate collodion, or the like. He loves the craft and process of shooting, developing, and wet-printing his work. For commercial use, he utilizes high-end scanners or a digital/analog camera setup.

https://kennethpihlnissen.format.com
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Kunjo

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About Kunjo

Kunjo is a photographer based in Brooklyn, NY. His work is inspired by his investigations of the Black male body, dynamics of Black male relationships, and archival work related to the African American experience surrounding masculinity. Working with film, Kunjo creates intimate portraits that explore the unexamined and unrecorded emotions of Black men. His photography encourages viewers to address past issues that are a result of our current state in time.

https://filmdiddie.format.com
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Latifa AlBokhari

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About Latifa AlBokhari

Latifa (b.1994) is a Saudi Arabian multimedia artist born in the Middle East and raised in Texas. Her bicultural experiences challenge her to observe beyond the obvious to fully engage with the vigor and uniqueness of every subject. Her work is a visual testament of her lifestyle and experiences as a young Brown woman. The purpose of her work is to explore the complex feelings of being an immigrant and woman of color. Her visuals communicate what she fails to voice through words.

https://latifaya.format.com
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Yatender

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About Yatender

Yatender is a Vietnam-based image maker. As words can't express everything therefore Yatender uses photography as her main language.

https://yatender.format.com
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Petros

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About Petros

Petros studied film and He got his BA in Film and TV production from Queen Margaret University and his MA in cinematography from Napier University. His short films have been shown in numerous film festivals including AIFF, AGLIFF, and BUSHO.

https://petros.format.com
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William Fielding

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About William Fielding

Will Fielding is a freelance videographer and motion graphics artist based in Norwich, United Kingdom. Will has shot and edited content for global lifestyle brands, media publications, music artists, and short films. Trained in cinematography, Will’s eye for composition was developed during his film degree at Falmouth University. Will has fine-tuned his distinctive style which elegantly captures detail and embraces a naturalistic use of light to produce sophisticated compositions.

https://willfield.format.com
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Filmmaker Portfolio Branding Tip: Choose a Clear Domain Name

Professional filmmakers treat their portfolio websites as digital business cards. Having a clear domain name relevant to your filmmaking identity, or one that directly communicates your name, will create a lasting and memorable impression for your audience.

A clear domain name is one that’s easy to remember, write down, or share verbally. This is especially important when it comes to receiving word-of-mouth referrals, since clients are more likely to share your portfolio when they can recall and find it online with minimal effort.

A custom domain name, when used consistently across online profiles and social media, can help you build a strong brand identity. Visitors are more likely to trust, explore, and refer your work to others when they see a portfolio website with a clear, relevant, and memorable domain name.

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ROMAIN REGLADE

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About ROMAIN REGLADE

Romain Reglade is an innovative digital agency. The team of professionals creates digital assets for fashion and luxury brands to help them craft visual tales that can truly tell their story.

https://romain-reglade-mnpu.format.com
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Adam Wilkoszarski

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About Adam Wilkoszarski

Adam Wilkoszarski is a Polish documentary and landscape photographer based in Poznań, Poland, born in 1986. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Photography from the University of Arts in Poznań. In his works, he concentrates on the ways in which places, which are usually full of people, are changing the very moment when they become abandoned and empty. He tries to find places in which the borders between public and private spheres are blurred.

https://adam-wilkoszarski.format.com
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Anda Marcu

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About Anda Marcu

Anda Marcu is fascinated by the manner in which the impermanence of light becomes permanence once it irreversibly reaches the film. Working with film allows her to explore this delicate and serendipitous relationship film and light share. Film also allows her to rediscover serious playfulness, the unintentional, and the actual hands on handling and manipulation. Anda Marcu’s work is about freezing a moment in time, about the constant crave for fresh sensing, pausing, and discovery.

https://anda.format.com
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Gili Benita

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About Gili Benita

Gili Benita is an Israeli photographer based in New York. He was born in Jerusalem in 1997 and raised in Jerusalem. He studied In 2017, Gili had join forces along 'Save a Child's Heart,' and started documenting the life-saving organization, both in Israel and in Tanzania. Since 2016, Gili is focused on delivering the silent voice in society by coommitting to long-term documentary projects, in Israel, Africa, Japan, and other regions.

https://gilibenita.format.com
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Stéphane Gizard

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About Stéphane Gizard

Stéphane Gizard is French photographer, living and working in Paris. Best known for portraits of young people created for his “Modern Lovers” series, photographer Stéphane Gizard’s gentle, kindly eye manages to capture the beauty and fragility of his subjects, which have included many celebrities and strangers. His work reveals their sensuality and brings out the expression of a truth; an intimate questioning. In parallel to working closely with the press and the advertising industry.

https://stephanegizard.format.com
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Luuk Walschot

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About Luuk Walschot

Luuk Walschot is a director slash creative slash photographer. His style is commercially authentic, which means that the work he creates feels truthful and thus makes a big impact. The truth can be told with humor, love, tension and in various other ways, but in its core it’s about emotion. Contact him if you want to move your audience emotionally and make them act physically. He’s Amsterdam based, but he works all over. He also talks about himself in the third person.

https://luukwalschot.format.com
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Portfolio Website Ideas for Film Industry Artists

The best portfolios make your contact information easy to find, so prospective clients can effortlessly contact you. Ideally, contact information is both on your homepage, alongside the best examples of your work, and also included in your About page or a separate Contact page within your website, making it readily available for interested viewers to reach out.

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