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How to Shoot an Indie Film in Japan

Posted on Thursday, December 10th, 2015 by

This week we’re highlighting filmmaker Austin Everett, writer-director of the upcoming Secondhand Heart.  Shot in Japan and Utah on a minimal budget and using a spare crew, the film stars Ben Isaacs and Mallory Corrine in a Shakespearean love triangle. With 50% of the film in the can, Austin is currently raising funds to complete [...]


Apply for the Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund

Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund
Posted on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 by

The Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund supports the production of thoughtful, challenging documentaries that educate and enlighten. Time is running out for your chance to be selected for the 2013 fund! Pare Lorentz represents the unique opportunity to share your perspective on stories both told and untold – register today! Application Deadline: Monday, April 22, 2013 The [...]

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Call for Entry: New York Surf Film Festival

New York Surf Film Festival
Posted on Wednesday, March 27th, 2013 by

The 6th Annual New York Surf Film Festival is now officially open for entry. Read below for more information on this themed fest and click here to submit your film today. About New York Surf Film Festival: The New York Surf Film Festival strives every year to curate an exhibition of the highest quality surf [...]

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Women Make Movies presents Documentary Proposal Writing Basics

Women Make Movies
Posted on Friday, March 8th, 2013 by

Sponsored by Women Make Movies (WMM), learn the essentials of proposal writing to increase the chance for your film to be funded. Competition is steep, and in these times any leg up on the competition shouldn’t be scoffed at!

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Tribeca Release: Full Film Lineup!

Tribeca Film Festival
Posted on Friday, March 8th, 2013 by

The Tribeca Film Festival recently released it’s completely list of films for the 2013 TFF. Here’s a snippet from the press release: The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by American Express, today announced its feature film selections in the Spotlight and Midnight sections, projects in the new Storyscapes section and Special Screenings. The 12th edition [...]

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Upcoming Fest: Queens World Film Festival!

Queens World Film Festival
Posted on Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 by

Queens World Film Festival returns to the Museum of the Moving Image with an opening night program featuring international short films from Italy, Belgium, and Australia as well as the work of Queens filmmakers. Special guests and honorees include Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, who will be recognized for his years of service to Queens and [...]

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The Festival Circuit: “The Butterfly’s Dream” opens LA Turkish

The Butterfly's Dream
Posted on Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 by

Kicking off in just over two weeks, the Los Angeles Turkish Film Festival has made all its major announcements which leaves just one thing: seeing the awesome films! Included in its programming are a short film competition organized by NPR’s Elvis Mitchell and feature length films including opening night’s The Butterfly’s Dream. Here’s a snippet [...]

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Introducing Zoomtilt & Their Mission in Indie Film

Posted on Monday, February 4th, 2013 by

We’ve made new friends at the independent filmmaker supporting company Zoomtilt, who below share the story that inspired their mission to aid independent filmmakers in a new and unique way: A few years ago, my friends Dan and Jake had a great idea for a script. It was about two brothers who were wildly different [...]

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SXSW Announces 2013 Features

Posted on Friday, February 1st, 2013 by

South By Southwest (SXSW) announced recently a healthy 109 films added to their features lineup! They join previously announced films and more films are to come including their Midnight Features and Short Film programs. The official release highlights several films to look out for including Bryan Poyser’s The Bounceback (pictured below). For a complete list [...]

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Director Talks: Michael Stabile of “Anima”

Posted on Thursday, December 6th, 2012 by

The short science-fiction film Anima explores the curiosity we all have about life after death. Through the lens of a neuroscientist we breach the barrier between our plane and the next and ultimately emerge enlightened, or do we? The director of Anima, Michael Stabile, along with his crew enjoyed a well-reception after their online premiere [...]

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