Fancy having tips and tricks from your favourite filmmaker at the touch of a button?

The Video Mode has rounded up a list of the best filmmakers to follow on Twitter, from editors and video makers to Hollywood directors.

Most filmmakers have mastered the use of Twitter not only as self-promotion but also as a great way to share information and advice to aspiring filmmakers.

It’s therefore a useful resource for amateurs and professionals to have, providing great tips and seeing the the latest trending industry news at the push of a button.

Ava DuVernay @ava

Ava DuVernay is an American filmmaker, director and distributor behind films like Selma (2014) and the upcoming Disney film A Wrinkle in Time (2018). She was also the first black female director to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture for Selma. Her Twitter is full of industry talk as well as being a spokeswoman for women filmmakers. She is well worth a follow.

Elliot Grove @elliot_grove

The founder of Raindance maintains an active Twitter account discussing issues surrounding filmmaking and videography. Expect lots of industry updates and musings of the future of filmmaking, alongside a heavy bit of Raindance promotion.

Stu Maschwitz @5tu

Stu Maschwitz is a visual effects guru who, alongside writing books and creating his own VFX company, tweets about filmmaking and cinematography. He comments on daily news alongside technology tips and recommendations for filmmakers.

Elena Rossini @_elena

In an industry where women are underrepresented Italian film director Elena Rossini is one of the best filmmakers to follow because she is a great advocate for female filmmakers, sharing news and updates from others as well as herself. The director of the documentary film The Illusionists, she also tweets about industry news and is quite responsive to her followers.

Phillip Bloom @PhillipBloom

Filmmaker Phillip Bloom tweets about his experiences filming with lots of different equipment making it a great resource for amateur filmmakers looking to find good reviews. He also tweets a lot about his cat, which is nice if you’re into that.


Sheri Candler @shericandler

Sheri Candler tweets about film distribution and indie film marketing, which is very useful inside knowledge for aspiring filmmakers. She also posts regularly about opportunities for filmmakers.

Ron Howard @RealRonHoward

Ron Howard doesn’t need much introduction as the director of A Beautiful Mind and Apollo 13. He shares insight from the filmmaking process, constantly updating his feed with what he’s up to. Sometimes he even hosts Q&As so be sure to look out for that!

Edgar Wright @edgarwright

Known for his signature editing style and his comedic films, Edgar Wright is great source to go to if you want to geek out about films and other filmmakers. As a benefit you’ll get to hear all about his latest projects and what he’s up to next.

Tell us what you think about of list of the best filmmakers to follow in the comments and let us know if we’ve missed anyone out!