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BIFA Nominations Announced!

Posted on Thursday, November 8th, 2012 by

The Moët British Independent Film Awards announced the nominations for their 15th annual event this past Monday, at St Martins Lane, London.  Created in 1998 by Raindance founder Elliot Grove, The British Independent Film Awards set out to celebrate merit and achievement in independently funded British filmmaking, to honour new talent, and to promote British [...]

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Self-Distribution Invigorated by IFP and reRun Theater

Posted on Monday, November 5th, 2012 by

The Independent Filmmaker Project, more fondly known as IFP, has taken on an exciting project that aims to enhance the experience of filmmakers who choose the route of self-distribution.  As a distribution arm of the independent film industry, IndiePix would love nothing more than to help filmmakers share their creative visions with the niche or [...]

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FREE Tribeca Event: Future of Film

Posted on Thursday, October 25th, 2012 by

Tribeca invites you to the first in a monthly series of conversations exploring the Future of Film, held at The Varick Room at Tribeca Cinemas. Similar to Tribeca’s Future of Film blog, the discussion series will focus on important topics of the day, beginning with digital filmmaking, web storytelling, film funding, theatrical innovations, actors as directors, and more. This month’s topic: As the [...]

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Vince Vaughn to receive John Cassavetes Award

Posted on Wednesday, October 24th, 2012 by

 The 35th Starz Denver Film Festival (SDFF), presented by Starz and produced by the Denver Film Society, today announced that Vince Vaughn will receive the 2012 John Cassavetes Award. SDFF will run November 1 through November 11 in Denver. The John Cassavetes Award, established in 1989 in collaboration with his widow Gena Rowlands, is presented [...]

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Must-See Kickstarted Projects

Posted on Monday, October 22nd, 2012 by

Periodically we feature a Kickstarter that is either closing in on or already in its home stretch, requiring a bit of a bump to finally get over the hill. But, every now and then, its nice to see the spirit of independent filmmaking overwhelmingly supported by people who appreciate the passion it takes to create [...]

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2013 Gotham Awards Nominees Announced

Posted on Thursday, October 18th, 2012 by

The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of independent filmmakers announced today the nominees for the Gotham Independent Film Awards™.  Signaling the kick-off to the film awards season, IFP’s Gotham Independent Film Awards™ nominations were given to a total of 26 films across six competitive categories for Best Feature, Best Documentary, [...]

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See the Presidential Debate @ IndieScreen!

Posted on Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 by

While not independent film per say, democracy in its own right is the foundation on which speaking your mind through non-mainstream film was built (maybe the candidates can swing the cinephile vote with that reference). See democracy at work as the world will witness the second Presidential debate between incumbent Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt [...]

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Festival Genius: IFP Audience Award Voting Begins!

Posted on Monday, October 15th, 2012 by

Celebrate audience award winners from the top 50 US and Canadian film festivals! Voting begins October 18, vote for your 5 favorites by October 31st.

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Starz Denver Annoucnes Full Lineup!

Posted on Monday, October 15th, 2012 by

The 35th Starz Denver Film Festival (SDFF), sponsored by Starz Entertainment and produced by the Denver Film Society, announced today its full Festival line-up. SDFF will run November 1 through November 11 in Denver. The complete list of films can be viewed at denverfilm.org/festival. “Election day is not the only big event happening this November. [...]

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John Singleton to Keynote Film Independent Forum

Posted on Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 by

Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards and Los Angeles Film Festival, announced that David O. Russell’s Toronto International Film Festival winner of the “People’s Choice Award” SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK will kick off the 8th annual Film Independent Forum as the opening-night film on Friday, October 19. The screening [...]

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