The podcasts listed below provide you with up-to-date knowledge about the film industry and present insider information about the process of filmmaking. They are all available on the IOS app store and vary in length, so whether you’re at home or on the go, these podcasts are available to listen to at any given moment.
The Artful Camera is a show about the art, craft, and business of analog and digital photography, video production and editing, and filmmaking.
Entertainment industry influencers sit down with the New York Film Academy to discuss the world of filmmaking and share their experience and knowledge. Hear from industry legends like Al Pacino, Bryan Cranston, Aubrey Plaza, Seth Rogen and many more.
Capturing Light- A Director of Photography’s Podcast
Capturing Light Podcast is a Director of Photography’s Podcast that both inspires and educates filmmakers with cinematography tips, tools and techniques by other cinematographers from around the world. Learn about digital video and film cameras, lighting and camera equipment, the film industry, and listen to interviews with film industry professionals about their work on tv shows, commercials, films, music videos, web series, and documentaries.
The Cinematologists Podcast
The Cinematologists Podcast focuses on exploring, analyzing, and celebrating film culture. This podcast features interviews with filmmakers, writers and actors who debate all aspects on the state of cinema.
The Close-Up is a weekly podcast produced by the Film Society of Lincoln Center that features in-depth conversations with filmmakers, actors, critics, and more.
The Directors Cut- A DGA Podcast
A personal favorite of mine, this podcast is brought to you by the Directors Guild of America. This podcast features directors interviewing one another on their latest film release. This podcast is a hidden gem! The questions asked are very original and interesting and it’s great to hear acclaimed director’s being excited about films other than their own. The Steve McQueen and Dee Rees episode is definitely worth listening to if you’re interested in the thought process behind McQueen’s directing of Widows!
Directors Notes is an interview podcast dedicated to independent filmmaking in all its wondrous forms, lengths and styles. The show digs deep into the what, how and why of the world's best filmmaking in the only way that counts - by hearing directly from those talented individuals who have successfully taken their ideas from concept to screen.
The Slashfilmcast is the official podcast of Slashfilm.com. In the Slashfilmcast, hardcore geeks/bloggers/journalists David Chen, Devindra Hardawar, and Jeff Cannata debate, pontificate, and delve into the latest films, film news, television shows, and entertainment-related items from the past week. Weekly guests include everyday bloggers, webmaster luminaries, and movie stars from all walks of life.
Hosted by Adan Kempenaar and Josh Larsen, this Filmspotting is an hour-long podcast that is dedicated to reviewing the latest releases in the film world. They engage with listeners and discuss the makings of films by renowned directors. The passion that Kempenaar and Larsen have for film is easy to hear, which makes this podcast worth listening to.
The Film Comment Podcast
Published since 1962, Film Comment magazine features in-depth reviews, critical analysis, and feature coverage of mainstream, art-house, and avant-garde filmmaking from around the world. The podcast is a weekly space for critical conversation about film, with a look at topical issues, new releases, and the big picture.
Filmmaking Friends with Ryan Little
Film director Ryan Little discusses the business of moviemaking with his fellow filmmakers. Each episode new guests share stories and insights about surviving in this crazy industry.
The Film Mavericks are a community of film-makers who are eager to improve their craft and businesses. Together they are going to journey towards becoming the best film-makers in the industry! Along the way you'll meet other film-makers like yourself on the podcast and in the blog. You'll hear from some of the leading voices in our industry. You'll hear from some of the camera manufacturers themselves. You'll get to ask questions to some of the world’s leading film-makers.
In the process of becoming a professional filmmaker, you make a lot of mistakes along the way. For 30 minutes each week (or longer) they will run down all of their past mistakes, and talk about how they fixed them, so hopefully, you don't make those same mistakes.
Film Photography Podcast
This podcast is hosted by Michael Raso and informs and engages film shooters, both novice and professional. Topics will cover all film formats, DIY techniques, motion picture film making and more. The FPP has assembled a community of photographers from around the globe who share a passion for film photography.
A weekly in-depth conversation with digital filmmakers covering topics related to pre-production, production, and post. They talk workflows, HD, 3D, Stereography, Final Cut, Avid, Compositing, and more.
The Film Project
The Film Project podcast is a show made by filmmakers for anyone who has a love of movies, filmmaking, and the arts. Hosts Jason McKee, Tom Dineen, Juan Mas, Shaun Springer, and Brandon Smith discuss topics like Hollywood cinema, film industry news, indie-film projects, while also highlighting local filmmakers, projects, art events and hosting special guests from the film industry and arts community.
Scott McMahon hosts this filmmaking podcast that is primarily focused on empowering filmmaking entrepreneurs. Film Trooper talks about the necessary skills needed to adapt and thrive in the new era of filmmaking. Episodes range in length time from 40 minutes to over an hour and a half, so it’s definitely worth lending your ears to!
Go Creative Show
The Go Creative Show is dedicated to creative professionals in the video, film, tv and music industries. Hosted by Ben Consoli, Director and owner of BC Media Productions. Each week Ben takes on topics relevant to the film making, video, music and visual arts worlds, talking about tools, talent, challenges and successes.
Indie Film Hustle
Hosted by Alex Ferrari, this podcast is dedicated to showing you how to survive and thrive in filmmaking. He covers some pretty interesting topics, with episodes dedicated on how to find investors for your film as well as why having no budget can make you a better filmmaker.
Indiewire: Screen Talk
This is a weekly podcast hosted by Erich Kohn that talks about the state of the indie film world and beyond. It is all pretty up to date with film releases and it goes in detail with additional film festivals, like SXSW. This is a great podcast to listen to if you want to know a little more about indie filmmaking.
Just Shoot It
Just Shoot It is a podcast about directing that is hosted by directors. This podcast features weekly interviews with filmmakers on writing, cinematography, development, and learning how to build a successful career in the Hollywood industry.
Magnificent Obsession with Alicia Malone
TV host, author and film geek Alicia Malone talks to people with different jobs in the film industry about how they got their start and how movies shaped their lives.
Making Movies is HARD!!!
Timothy Plain and Alrik Bursell discuss independent filmmaking, everything from writing, producing and directing to working as crew. But this is not just a podcast about "making it," it's also about struggling with rejection, self-doubt and everything else that comes with pursuing a career in film. Follow along as they forge their own way through the industry and talk to guests who are also making it happen.
No Film School
This is a blog that also contains a podcast. No Film School is where filmmakers learn from each other. The podcast features interviews with leading filmmakers and industry executives, updates on major film festivals, and a weekly news update from Indie Film Weekly.
While this podcast hasn’t had a recent episode since 2017, there are plenty of past episodes to listen to. It is a pretty casual podcast, with hosts Brian and Shaun exchanging opinions about film-related topics. Brian and Shaun have a great back and forth to their conversations and their insight makes for an interesting podcast.
Radio Film School
This is the radio documentary anthology series about filmmaking, cinema, and the creative arts. Every week they bring personal, passionate, and sometimes provocative stories from filmmakers and artists all over the globe; stories that will help you mature as an artist and find more fulfillment in your craft and career.
Show Don’t Tell: Micro-Budget Filmmaking
Every Thursday, Noam Kroll shares valuable insight into the world of micro-budget filmmaking, geared towards true DIY filmmakers looking to get out there and create their own films.
Super Secret Filmcast
This is a podcast about commercial filmmaking. Hosted by Evan Bourcier, this podcast goes over the wide range of aspects in the film industry. From basic principles, to the latest gear releases, this is a podcast that you shouldn’t miss out on!
UCB Digital Podcast
A behind-the-scenes look at comedy filmmaking featuring conversations with creators about their craft in a converging digital media landscape. Expect to hear from a varied group of industry professionals (writers, directors, actors and more) who shed light on their unique creative process.
The Wandering DP
The Wandering DP Podcast is the ultimate source for cinematography knowledge, news, and interviews. From one on one interviews with today’s top directors of photography, to educational components on how to capture better images, this Patrick O’Sullivan hosted podcast is your go-to for information on digital cinematography.