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Ed Burns Reflects on Indie Film

Posted on Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 by

Edward Burns has been in the independent spotlight for the greater part of two months now with his uncanny timing of still being young enough to take advantage of new filmmaking innovation while having enough experience to provide retrospectives that help round out how the industry is taking shape in the 21st century. Newlyweds, a [...]

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Help box[ur]shorts Film Festival

Posted on Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 by

Box Your Shorts Film Festival (where they LITERALLY box your shorts) needs help to make sure that the festival gets off without a hitch. They have a head start but only 37 days to raise their target $5000 to cover the expenses involved with their awards night. No contribution is too small, and the festival [...]

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Homegrown Indie: Beast of the East

Posted on Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 by

In the world that is our indieverse there is always room to stop and appreciate when home grown film initiatives press on into the future. New York City is overwrought with production companies using its space as a basis to make their films relatable, but seldom do you see other portions of the city utilized [...]

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Oscar Nominees Announced!

Posted on Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 by

Respect the film that is indie, so saith this year’s Oscar nominations! From The Artist to A Separation, If A Tree Falls to Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, indies are hiding in plain sight and it’s working to perfection. Here is the full list of nominees as released by The Envelope. If you were wondering what [...]

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Lucas Retires: Smaller Films on the Way

Posted on Friday, January 20th, 2012 by

According to an interview with George Lucas by the New York Times, the venerated and often scrutinized director and head of Lucas Film has decided that his latest film will be his last blockbuster. “I’m retiring,” Lucas said. “I’m moving away from the business, from the company, from all this kind of stuff.” Red Tails [...]

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A Thriving Industry: Sundance, Festivals, and Independent Film

Posted on Thursday, January 19th, 2012 by

After seeing an interesting article by Reuters who sat down with John Cooper, director/chief programmer of the Sundance Film Festival, a few things crossed my mind when considering how the phenomenon of Sundance as well as other festivals projects onto the many tones of the film industry. When asked how he felt the relationship between [...]

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Your Festival, Your Way: YouTube YourFilmFestival!

Posted on Thursday, January 19th, 2012 by

The YouTube venture into the film festival arena, Your Film Festival, will accept submissions of short films (less than 15 minutes) from February 2, 2012 – March 31, 2012. The fifty semi-finalists will be chosen by Scott Free Productions. The contest presents a great opportunity for creative minds everywhere as the genre can be of [...]

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A First Class Doc: Support It!

Posted on Wednesday, January 18th, 2012 by

Kickstarter is a great resource for filmmakers with worthy causes to find those who, too, feel they are worthy. Generally, posting about a Kickstarter project is met with a burgeoning amount of reasons why to support it: not so here. The organic necessity of documentaries like “Second Class Citizens,” if it should be named that, [...]

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Huffington Post: Getting Ready for Sundance

Posted on Wednesday, January 18th, 2012 by

Film critic and journalist Marshall Fine writes about movies at the website Hollywood & Fine (www.hollywoodandfine.com). He serves as freelance film/TV critic for Star magazine. The Huffington Post takes a great look at the daunting task of Sundance in this piece by Marshall Fine, as the grand festival is creeping up on us all. Continuing [...]

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The House Shuttered, A Small Glimmer

Posted on Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 by

The forced closure of the Iranian House of Cinema, as predicted, has drawn a line in the sand between those in Iran who are for visual expression and those who are not. The House of Cinema, an organization over 20 years old which stood as the tallest pillar of support for independent film in Iran, [...]

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