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Submit to The Accolade!

Posted on Wednesday, August 8th, 2012 by

The Accolade is unique; it is an awards competition, not a traditional film festival. Awards go to those filmmakers, television producers, videographers and new media creators who produce fresh, standout productions. It is a showcase for cinematic gems and unique voices.  The Accolade invites entries from filmmakers, television producers, videographers and new media creators for its [...]

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Experience Media Fights Piracy

Posted on Tuesday, August 7th, 2012 by

It is no secret that the liquid assets of the independent film industry are fairly underwhelming compared to its Hollywood counterpart.  In order to trump raw dollars and cents, those choosing to call themselves independent directors, producers, and distributors must continually innovate their approach in order to stay on the cusp of growing standards of [...]

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Festival Genius: MFF announces Passport Program

Posted on Tuesday, August 7th, 2012 by

Milwaukee Film Festival announced recently the focus of their Passport Program, Chinese films!  Passport: China will spotlight eight films— both documentary and fiction— made by both Chinese and foreign filmmakers. All are set in mainland China, and explore a number of historical and contemporary themes. Also featured will be a panel discussion on “Chinese Cinema in [...]

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IndieWire & CIFF Points North Pitch Contest!

Posted on Monday, August 6th, 2012 by

IndieWire and Camden International Film Festival are teaming up to provide a cash prize to one lucky filmmaker during their Points North Pitch contest.  Read the full press release below: The Camden International Film Festival has made a mark as one of the leading regional documentary film festivals in the United States, not only screening [...]

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IFP: 22nd Gotham Awards Date Announced

Posted on Friday, August 3rd, 2012 by

The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) recently released the official date for this year’s Gotham Independent Film Awards, the 22nd installment celebrating independent filmmakers of merit from around the world. Check out the complete press release: Deadline for Submissions is Friday, September 14, 2012 Independent Filmmaker Project®, the nation’s oldest and largest organization of independent filmmakers, [...]

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Kickstarter: “I Am Big Bird”

Posted on Friday, August 3rd, 2012 by

The raving success that was Being Elmo, a documentary following the man behind the puppet, brought into focus how little we know about our childhood idols. From animated characters such as Tony the Tiger, Bugs Bunny, and Tweety Bird to the physical characters like Elmo, these imagined entities have played larger rolls in the lives [...]

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BIG LOVE: Fundraising Screening Series in Austin, TX

Posted on Thursday, August 2nd, 2012 by

AIDS Services of Austin and AGLIFF Nonprofit Organization are coming together to present BIG LOVE: ASA + AGLIFF’s Joint 25th Anniversary Year Fundraiser. The one day event will take place Saturday, August 18 and is accompanied by the reopening of the classic Dobie Theater. The event will feature the premiere of the documentary film VITO, with after party featuring [...]

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Now Playing: DocuWeeks 2012!

Posted on Thursday, August 2nd, 2012 by

The 16th Annual DocuWeeks, showcasing the latest in the ever-shifting movement of documentary filmmaking, begins its programming tomorrow with topical films covering everything from a musical movement to foundations of religion. A few titles including in the opening day are listed below with links to their trailers that outline the quality of cinematography and subject [...]

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TIFF Announces Mumbai films, including Anurag Kashyap

Posted on Wednesday, August 1st, 2012 by

The Toronto International Film Festival announced today the lineup for the fourth edition of the City to City programme. The schedule features, among the host of emerging and established filmmakers, Anurag Kashayap (That Girl in Yellow Boots, pictured below) who through his film featured in our film catalog and his previous work adds depth of creativity [...]

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Happy Trails @ Rural Route Film Festival

Posted on Wednesday, August 1st, 2012 by

Rural Route Film Festival happens right in our backyard at the Museum of the Moving Image and is running THIS WEEKEND! The Festival features an eclectic selection of films based on its rural theme and takes advantage of those simple images to contemplate broader ideas. Here’s a little information on this festival from their festival [...]

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