Short films are your calling card, to prove what you can do. Now to make money from your short film, you need to build an audience, people that will come to watch.
How do short films make money?
Short films generally make money from AVOD (advertising) placed by the channel around your content and you take a percentage of the income. So the more viewers you can drive to watch your film, more money for you.
How much money can I make with a short film?
When people watch your short film on YouTube, you can make anywhere from $0.001 to $0.003 per view, or an average of $5 per 1000 views.
- Make sure you have an audience of 'super fans' that will watch your film
- Align your film to a popular genre or current news worthy event and viewers will find you
- Create a channel so people know what to expect and eagerly want to watch your new film