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Malini Schueller’s IN HIS OWN HOME doc short wins Chicago (In)Justice For All Fest!

A scene from IN HIS OWN HOME
Posted on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 by

IN HIS OWN HOME directed by Malini Johar Schueller has won the Short Film Special Recognition Award along with two other distinct projects at the Chicago (In)Justice For All Fest. In total the fest featured over 40 films, in 16 venues. 10 filmmakers  came to support their films, from as far away as California and Vancouver. The [...]


Expressions in Mariposa: A Conversation with Hamideh Moeinfar

Posted on Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 by

A tense, revealing conversation is given visually distinctive flair with inspired use of animation in the short documentary Mariposa, directed by Hamideh Moeinfar. Annika, covered head to toe in traditional Islamic garb, and Mathilda, a Swedish fashion model with once-overpowering body issues, get together to discuss their ideas on how women should be allowed to express themselves. [...]


Home Work: Filmmaker Yared Zeleke’s Origin Stories

Posted on Monday, May 5th, 2014 by

It takes a certain level of conviction to stay true to one’s roots when balancing the demands of a bustling metropolis. The filmmaker  Yared Zeleke is an Ethiopian storyteller who swims against the current, making films that detail his experiences back home and abroad. His first feature, currently in development, was selected as one of [...]

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Posted on Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013 by

Terms and Conditions May Apply is a new documentary film by Cullen Hoback and released to theaters in the last couple of weeks by Variance Films. The film has won recognition at SLAMDANCE and Newport Beach International Film Festival — and we became aware of the film there. With it’s theatrical release, more attention has [...]

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IFP Announces 2013 IFL Documentaries

Posted on Tuesday, May 14th, 2013 by

The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) announced today the ten documentaries selected for the 2013 Independent Filmmaker Labs, IFP’s  annual year-long fellowship for first-time feature directors.  The key creative teams of the selected films, chosen from a national pool of 200 submissions, will participate in three week-long sessions over the course of 2013, with the first [...]

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London Independent Winners Announced

Best Little Whorehouse in Rochdale
Posted on Sunday, April 28th, 2013 by

The 10th London Independent Film Festival announced its awards today, concluding an 11-day festival which showcased the best of low-budget filmmaking from the UK and abroad.  Director Ian Vernon took the Grand Prize at LIFF for his feature film Best Little Whorehouse in Rochdale. The British comedy tells the story of a group of women [...]

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Apply Now: IFP Independent Film Week

Posted on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013 by

Deadlines for Independent Filmmaker Project’s (IFP) Independent Film Week are now available. Visit the event page for more information and to submit your application today!

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Sarasota Film Festival Announces Complete Film Lineup

Beauty and the Breast
Posted on Friday, March 15th, 2013 by

Here’s the press release from Sarasota Film Festival’s recently release of their full lineup. The festival runs from April 5, 2013 – April 14, 2013. For more information and to purchase tickets visit http://www.sarasotafilmfestival.com/. Find the complete release with full film list here. The Sarasota Film Festival (SFF) officially announced their complete 2013 Festival program [...]

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Film Fest Circuit: Fortnight Film Contest

Capital City Film Festival
Posted on Friday, March 8th, 2013 by

Fortnight Film ContestPresented by the Capital City Film Festival Details Contest Dates: March 21 to April 4, 2013Registration: Now OpenFee: $100 (includes 2 CCFF all-access passes) Rules and Other Stuff Contest will begin on March 21 and final edited entries are due by April 4. Contest will begin and end at the Lansing Public Media Center, located [...]

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Support Troma’s #Occupy #Cannes [VIDEO]

Posted on Monday, March 4th, 2013 by

Occupy Cannes will prove to be an invaluable tool not only for independent filmmakers, but for all artists, scholars, and anyone that values the idea of artistic independence. More important, the issue of artistic independence is bigger than Cannes, Troma, Return to Nuke ‘Em High, and the film industry itself; it’s about showing the world that independent art must be actively fought for.

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