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But seriously, folks.
Tom’s initial answer is probably the most correct. Few. Very few people make any money producing an unsponsored short film. It’s mostly looked up as paying your dues on the way to finding a sponsor.
The problem is in the distribution. A film is dead without distribution. A distributor is in business to make money and there’s just so much market for independent films that only the very best (and best funded) will ever see the screens.
That is about to change.
In just a few years, there will be enough people downloading their visual entertainment into their personal media player or even their PC that there will be a market for short features.
My prediction is that this is going to be big. Really big. And we have the opportunity to be in the elevator at the ground floor.