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Welcome to the home page of the Free Film Project!

This project main purpose is to produce a complete software suite capable of acting as a virtual, distributed movie studio. Everything from conception, pre to post-production & distributing the final work into a format that can be shown, will be covered. Free Film Project shall also dedicate itself to the promotion of community filmmaking.

The goal of this web site is to act as a focus point for examining the idea of developing movies and animations entirely within a GPL-type license. In short, what could be called "Free Drama".

The idea is to see if it is possible to apply the knowledge and experience gained by the "Free Software" community in producing, entirely from scratch, an entire feature-length film of a quality comparable to that which can be achieved by the commercial film industry.


 
 

This is not about piracy, using copyright materials, etc.No such material will be accepted, if contributed, so don't even bother. The idea here is to create something totally new.

"Free drama" is a matter of liberty, not price. To understand the concept, you should think of "free speech", not "free beer." "Free drama" refers to the individual's freedom to copy, distribute, study, change and improve the drama.
More precisely, it refers to three levels of freedom:

  • The freedom to study the details of the drama and adapt it to your needs or wants.
  • The freedom to redistribute copies so you can share with your neighbor.
  • The freedom to improve the drama, and release your improvements to the public, so that the whole community benefits.
adapted from the Introduction to Free Software