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Kami Chisholm’s The Well: Porn, Class and Gender Inequities

Posted on Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016 by

  Usually, queer films depicting graphic or naturalistic sex scenes require a conversation that makes the shooting of the film safe. Activist-filmmaker Kami Chisholm, director of THE WELL, doesn’t feel a need to do that. Doing so could undermine the ideological intent behind the film in the first place. For example, there’s no need to go [...]


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 [...]


Really? Too Many Films? Too Many Filmmakers?

Posted on Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 by

Among all the problems in the world, “too many films…” is certainly not one of them. Let’s think about this for a moment. Are there too many pieces of music — not just contemporary or pop music in all its many genres, but music? Are there too many books on too many different subjects and [...]


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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Chapman of “Brave” Speaks Out

Posted on Thursday, August 16th, 2012 by

According to Entertainment Weekly, director Brenda Chapman of Brave has finally released a statement in an attempt to clarify the situation concerning the credited director of the film. When Pixar’s Brave arrived in theaters in June, two directors shared full credit for the film: Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman. The project had originated with Chapman — [...]

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Submit to The Accolade!

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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CJFF Blog: Filmmakers You Should Know!

Kim Shermanwho & Penny Lane
Posted on Thursday, July 26th, 2012 by

It’s the list that independent filmmakers aspire to be on, it’s the list that gets it right time and time again, it’s the list we anticipate with baited breath. Yes, the list has just been revealed. What is it, you might ask? It’s the list of names on the “25 New Faces of Independent Film” [...]

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Wraptor DCP Available through Quvis Technologies

Wraptor DCP
Posted on Monday, July 16th, 2012 by

Quvis Technologies Inc, a provider of digital cinema software, announced the availability of Wraptor DCP services. Available immediately, Quvis now offers indie filmmakers a fast, reliable and attractively priced alternative for creating, archiving and distributing studio quality DCPs. With all cinemas expected to convert to digital projectors by 2015, the Digital Cinema Package (DCP) is [...]

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$200,000 for 3 Minutes? Sign Us Up!

Focus Forward
Posted on Friday, June 8th, 2012 by

The Focus Forward Filmmaker Challenge is giving away a whopping $200,000 in cash prizes to the top five three-minute nonfiction film entries surrounding the theme of invention and innovation. You have until August 23rd to submit your film in the hopes of the $100,000 grand prize. First announced at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, the [...]

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IFP’s Spotlight on Documentaries!

Posted on Friday, May 4th, 2012 by

The Independent Film Project (IFP) is a leading force in nurturing the independent film industry and the many individuals that help it thrive in the surplus and depravity of intake of non-mainstream film.  IFP is putting a spotlight on documentary films in their Spotlight on Documentaries taking submissions from today (May 4th, 2012) through May [...]

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