Online movie forums are where people post what they liked about a movie, what they hated about a movie, or what they want to see. A filmmaker can only benefit if he is part of these communities. Be prepared for members of the forums to post negative comments, but there are also members who post positive comments or offer helpful constructive criticism that can improve your next movie. All you can do as a filmmaker or movie producer is expose your work and see what kind of responses are coming from viewers.

Online movie forums thrive because it's a great way for viewers to become movie critics from their computer and express their audience's opinion without censorship. That is one of the things that I love about social media. The Internet allows people to enjoy freedom of expression, even when it comes to just posting about a movie. I trust the opinions of people who post on forums more than paid film critics. Most paid movie critics focus on reviewing studio movies, auteur food, or offbeat movies with well-known Hollywood stars in them.

The open diversity of films discussed on the forums amazes me as a writer, producer, and director. Members who like straight to video urban gangster movies have a place to post their comments. Low-budget horror movie fans have a home on the internet to be heard. Online movie forums are a democracy of entertainment for viewers and producers. Most lower-budget independent films will never be reviewed by paid movie critics or get a first look at the mainstream media. The online movie forum community offers independent movies made on low budgets a chance to be seen, loved and hated. Every movie gets a good shake to review. Cinematographic democracy lives!

In a cinematic democracy, no filmmaker is safe from the salutes of the audience or the throwing of roses virtually. I've read posts that start by tearing up a movie until there's nothing left to attack. When he is not satisfied enough with criticizing the film, a forum member sometimes turns his anger on the filmmaker by personally ripping him to pieces.

An online reviewer went way beyond me not liking one of my movies. They personally attacked me in the face. There is no way I could change that part of making a movie. I think the line was: "Your face makes me sick." The viewer not only hated one of my movies, they hated my face. Hell, I've never appeared in a movie that I've done in a cameo or acting role. That was fun for me. Remember the story of the cowboy who takes a terrible beating from another cowboy. The winning cowboy looks at the losing cowboy and asks if he still wants more. The losing cowboy responds, "Are you crazy?

The only place you haven't hit me yet is on the soles of my feet. "I've been that losing cowboy in more than a few posts and reviews. Forums can be like a bustling saloon from the old west. That's what makes them fun.

Members of the forums post sharp and witty comments that I enjoy reading, even if one of my movies happens to be burning. A filmmaker with thin skin should stay out of forums. It's like when the fans boo and curse professional athletes. The difference is that during the making of a movie there will be no boos or curses directed at you while you work on set. That is unless I invite a friend with a Guy Terrific personality on set to see it.

To join an online movie forum, you must submit a valid email before you can post comments. Once you've done that step, take a simple approach to marketing and promoting your movie on forums. Moviegoers can see through the hype and BS. There is no doubt that the goal of posting information about your movie in a forum is to generate interest in your movie, but unless your movie is endorsed by a studio, avoid claims like "The best action movie of this year" etc. . https://www.movieunstop.com/

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Members of the forums post sharp and witty comments that I enjoy reading, even if one of my movies happens to be burning. A filmmaker with thin skin should stay out of forums. It's like when the fans boo and curse professional athletes. The difference is that during the making of a movie there will be no boos or curses directed at you while you work on set. That is unless I invite a friend with a Guy Terrific personality on set to see it.