Whether you’re new to filmmaking or just want something to entertain yourself during the commute, there’s a podcast for you. Here are the best filmmaking podcasts in 2020.

BEST FILMMAKING PODCASTS

The No Film School Podcast is the audio channel of nofilmschool.com, the worldwide online community for independent creatives. No Film School is where filmmakers learn from each other — “no film school” required. Podcasts feature interviews with leading filmmakers and industry authorities, check-ins from major film festivals, and our weekly news update, Indie Film Weekly.

BEST MOVIE PODCASTS

David Tennant has joined forces with the teams from Somethin’ Else and No Mystery Production to launch his own podcast series. David Tennant Does A Podcast With… sees David talking to the biggest names from TV, movies, comedy and elsewhere.

Listen to revealing conversation, surprise stories and lots of laughs as David chats to the likes of Whoopi Goldberg, Olivia Colman, Jon Hamm, Michael Sheen, Sir Ian McKellen, Krysten Ritter, and many more. David and his guests speak candidly about their careers and often strange and wonderful Hollywood experiences.

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY PODCASTS

The Cinematography Podcast is the program about the art, craft and philosophy of the moving image and the people who make it happen. Your job title doesn’t have to be cinematographer to be featured on the show. We interview a wide variety of filmmakers including, actors, directors, producers, production designers, editors, storyboard artists and those in related filmmaking careers. This is not a film school, more like a professionally produced radio program found on NPR, each episode brings an interesting perspective to an often overlooked and widely misunderstood craft. Recorded in Hollywood, California at the world headquarters of Hot Rod Cameras. Hosted by Ben Rock and Illya Friedman.

BEST FILM PODCASTS

“LET’S SHOOT! with PETE CHATMON” is a podcast on directing for anybody that’s, quite simply, ever watched anything. Pete Chatmon converses with a wide range of fellow directors, writers, actors, showrunners, producers, executives, and more on a journey to determine just what makes a good director and why we’ll always need stories.

BEST HOLLYWOOD PODCASTS

Hosted by veteran television writers/producers/showrunners Liz Craft and Sarah Fain, who’ve been friends since high school and writing partners for 17 years, Happier in Hollywood lives at the intersection of friendship and work.

Whether you live in Hollywood, Dollywood, or somewhere in between, Liz and Sarah demystify Tinseltown by making career and personal struggles universal. Guided by blind optimism and a Midwestern work ethic, Liz and Sarah have survived and thrived in Hollywood’s male-dominated entertainment industry. Along the way they’ve learned a lot about kicking ass, kissing ass, and office yoga.

BEST SCREENWRITER PODCASTS

The Black List Table Reads takes the best screenplays Hollywood hasn’t yet made, and turns them into movies, for your ears. The Black List founder Franklin Leonard presents a new script every month read by a rotating cast of talented actors, along with interviews from the Hollywood screenwriting community and beyond. While this podcast has since ended producing new episodes, it is still a great listen for aspiring filmmakers.

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BEST FILMMAKER PODCASTS 

Indie Film Hustle Podcast is hosted by Indie Film Hustle founder Alex Ferrari. With over 25 years experience in the industry, working on 1000+ feature films, shorts, commercials, music videos, network promos, documentaries, and webisodes, Alex provides, in his words, “the real deal” look at the industry.

After the success of the IFH Podcast, Alex also launched the Bulletproof Screenwriting Podcast to focus exclusively on the craft and business of screenwriting. By interviewing industry leaders, successful screenwriters and story consultants IFH breaks down the screenwriting and storytelling process.

BEST FILMMAKING PODCASTS 2020

The Wandering DP Podcast is a weekly podcast that discusses the latest stories from on and off set with cinematographers at the top of their game. Hosted by cinematographer Patrick O’Sullivan, The Wandering DP Podcast brings news, inspiration, and updates from around the photography and cinematography worlds.

BEST FILM PODCASTS

Filmspotting is a weekly film podcast and WBEZ radio program from Chicago, hosted by film critics Adam Kempenaar and Josh Larsen. The show features an array of in-depth reviews, top 5 lists, and interviews.

BEST FILMMAKING PODCASTS

Filmmakers Alex Darke and Trevor L. Nelson from Cinema Summit sit down every week and explore different filmmaking topics. No-Budget Filmmaking features discussions, interviews, and other shenanigans on this podcast about making movies for any budget.

BEST FILMMAKING PODCASTS 2020

Hosted by directors, Just Shoot It is a podcast about directing, filmmaking and storytelling. Each week, Matt Enlow and Oren Kaplen interview up-and-coming directors, screenwriters, editors, cinematographers, and actors, and learn how they became successful, working content creators. They’re “all about getting off your butt and making your own videos.”

SCRIPT NOTES PODCAST

Screenwriters John August (Big Fish, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Corpse Bride) and Craig Mazin (Chernobyl, The Hangover Part II, Identity Thief) discuss screenwriting and related topics in the film and television industry, everything from getting stuff written to the vagaries of copyright and work-for-hire law.

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BEST INDIE FILM PODCASTS

Timothy Patrick is an award-winning indie filmmaker in Los Angeles and the host of the Indie Film Grit podcast, which focuses on all things indie film. Patrick has worked on several projects including feature films, shorts, documentaries, animation, TV, music videos, live-streaming concerts, and his short film “The Booker” won Best Short Documentary at the LA Indie Film Festival in 2014.

BEST FILMMAKING PODCASTS

Go For Production is podcast by assistantdirecting.com‘s Brandon Riley. Brandon’s conversations focus on strategies, systems, technology and overall best practices in creating media.

BEST HOLLYWOOD PODCAST

Screenwriter Cody Brotter interviews fellow Los Angeles-based Boston University alumni in the entertainment industry about their time at BU, their time in LA, and about that 3,000-mile journey in between. Though geared towards the BU alumni community, the show features in-depth interviews with Grey’s Anatomy showrunner Krista Vernoff, Jane the Virgin writer Corinne Brinkerhoff, HBO SVP Jay Roewe, and more!

BEST FILM PODCASTS

Each week on Screen Talk, Indiewire’s chief film critic Eric Kohn talks with Thompson on Hollywood’s Anne Thompson about the indie film world and beyond — from film festivals to new releases and the future of the business.