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Cambridge International Super 8 Film Festival

A international competition of films shot on Super 8 films only. Any genres. To enter the competition, films should have been made after year 2003 and should contain at least 50% of pictures shot on Super 8.

A book on "How to Make Money Making Movies"

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"How to Make Money Making Movies: The Secrets of Becoming a Profitable Filmmaker" (published by W Business Books) hits stores TODAY, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Hollywood Arts www.hollywood-arts.org charity. "The business part of show business – that’s what they don’t teach you in film school – how to make money"- Mario Van Peebles"What they don't teach you in Film School - how to make money!."- Lloyd Kaufman"The joys, thrills, humor, and please-god-come-save-me-nightsw...

New York IFP 2008 Creating Opportunities for Independents

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IFP, the Independent Feature Project, has defined for the last 30 years its mission as helping independent film makers to break into the industry. It has evolved as the most important US organization serving indie film makers and staged its annual conference each fall with financial support from the media industry. This year the one week conference, the Independent Film Week , formerly known as the IFP market, analyzed over six days in day- long seminars in than 30 panels film making, fil...

The Chicago Underground Film Festival and Filmmakers Summit

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The Chicago Underground Film Festival and Filmmakers Summit - October 29th to November 2nd @ The Viaduct Theater, 3111 N. Western Ave. Premiering on Wednesday, October 29th IFP/Chicago is presenting the “Defiantly independent and deliberately scandalous” (Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune) Chicago Underground Film Festival (CUFF). This exciting development in the growth of IFP/Chicago combines CUFF with IFP/Chicago’s 17th Annual Filmmaker Summit for five days of movies, panels, par...

Indie movies released online in sync with theatrical release

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For the first time ever, audiences will be able to see first-run independent movie releases everywhere in the United States. New York-based film company Gigantic Releasing is changing the face of U.S. indie film distribution with today's launch of Gigantic Digital (www.giganticdigital.com). The website will enable anyone in the US with a broadband connection to access Gigantic's first-run feature films in markets where there is no theatrical distribution. Releases will go up "day-and-date" with ...

TheMoviesClub is a new film distribution co-operative

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TheMoviesClub is a new film distribution co-operative that puts its members – not Hollywood producers or wealthy shareholders – in charge of the films that it distributes. Officially launched at this year’s Edinburgh Film Festival, TheMoviesClub will get as many members as possible – hundreds, maybe thousands – to invest £15 each. It will then use this capital to acquire and distribute independent films to cinemas across the country. The films that TheMoviesClub supports wil...

Interview with Michelle Byrd, IFP Executive Director:

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Sharon Abella, our correspondant, sat briefly with Michelle Byrd, Executive Director of the Independent Film Week: 9/14-9/19 Q- "Tell us about the mission of "The Independent Filmmaker Conference"?A-"IFC's mission is to connect with one other, to advocate for independent filmmakers by utilizing resources, facilitating the development, financing, and distribution of submitted projects."Q- "What makes the Conference unique, what sets it apart from other film forums?"A- "It is not a film festival w...

Independent Film Week Lands In Manhattan

  Monday, September 15------In celebration of its 30th anniversary, the Independent Feature Project (IFP), one of the oldest filmmaker organizations in America, is hosting this week's Independent Film Week (formerly the IFP Market). The name change reflects the organization's mission of discovering, showcasing, and supporting new independent film projects and talent. For full information, visit: www.independentfilmweek.comSince its founding in 1979, IFP has facilitated the development, financi...

Interview with Michelle Byrd on the Independent Film Week

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The Independent Film Week: 9/14-9/19"From Sunday, September 14th through Friday, September 19th, "The Event Space" at "F.I.T." located at 122 W. 26th Street between 6th and 7th Ave, along with Chelsea Cinemas, located at 260 West 23rd St. at 8th Avenue will be hosting the 30th "Independent Filmmaker Conference" offering social networking and panel discussions, showcases, and special events and conversations with the film industries finest and well respected leaders. Panel discussions include, "M...

Sarajevo Film Festival 2008 - CineLink Film Funding

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Sarajevo Film festival CineLink is the industry section of the Sarajevo Film Festival. Its activities are spread trough out the year and are designed to meet the current needs of Europe’s film industry in reshaping. Festival workshops are concentrating on script development, financing and marketing, that producers and authors of selected feature-fiction projects undertake before presenting their projects at the CineLink Market. Taking place during the last three days of Sarajevo Film Festi...

America's Summer European Hits

 by Sandy Mandelberger, Coming Attractions Editor While it is never simple to release a foreign language film in a market dominated by Hollywood, a few European films have managed to become critical and public hits as America moves into its final days of summer before next weekend’s Labor Day. While such films as The Dark Night, Iron Man and the latest installment of the Indiana Jones series have dominated both domestic and international box office, a certain late summer has emerged among s...

SFFS FilmHouse Residencies open

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The San Francisco Film Society announced today the creation of the SFFS FilmHouse Residencies, a new program developed in partnership with the San Francisco Film Commission that is designed to support local independent filmmaking. Under the terms of the innovative new agreement, the SFFS FilmHouse Residencies will make 2,800 square feet of production office space available free of charge to local independent filmmakers actively engaged in various stages of film production."We are delighted to pa...

The Sobering State of Documentaries

 Saturday, June 21------As SILVERDOCS enters its final weekend, one is both encouraged and discouraged by the assessments of many professionals who have appeared on panels as part of the parallel International Documentary Conference.While the sheer number of films here (over 120 screened, over 1500 submitted)) is evidence of a spike in documentary production around the world, the performance of recent films at the box office has made for quite a sober event here. "We are experiencing th...

Last Minute U.S. Pickups As Cannes Closes

  Monday, May 26--------With major U.S. distribution companies, for the most part, sitting out this year’s Cannes Film Festival, there was some last minute activity as the Festival came to a close this past weekend. Among the winners announced on Sunday (a European clean sweep), only Three Monkeys, the latest film from Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan (who won the Best Director prize), has a U.S. distributor in place. New Yorker Films, a specialty outfit, picked up the rights prior to the ...

Interview with Marian Masone2008 New Director/New Films

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New York … 2008 New Director/New Films Series PostScript: Tendencies and Issues with Marian Masone, member of the Selection Committee...CM Are there any significant changes you observe in style, themes, or approaches in the 2008 edition of New Director /New Films compared to past years?MM Two films in this year's ND/NF point the way to a new way of connecting withthe rest of the world: Lee Isaac Chung, a Korean-American raised inArkansas, made the striking MUNYURUNGABO, about the aftermath o...

Americans Hold Off On Buying At Cannes

 Friday, May 23------The whooshing sound that you hear is the rapid departure of film professionals leaving in droves as the Cannes Film Festival enters its final weekend. In fact, professionals have been leaving en masse since Wednesday, with film sales offices at the Marche du Film and the local hotels virtual ghost towns. The American distribution contingent, which were on the Croisette in great numbers, have left Cannes without many major acquisitions. The tepid Cannes market continued what...

U.S. Distributors On The Prowl At Cannes

 Thursday, May 15-------Don’t bother trying to contact American film professionals in their New York or Los Angeles offices this week…..the bulk of them are cruising the Croisette at the Cannes Film Festival, looking for films that they can add to their theatrical slates. Distribution bigwigs are mixing with smaller specialty companies in a mad search for the next small European gem that could become a major box office champion. With many available titles vying for attention in the Official...

Indelible Images: 2008 Tribeca Film Festival Wrap

 Sunday, May 4--------Although it is tempting, it is actually quite difficult to take a diverse event as the Tribeca Film Festival and tie its themes or influences into one neat bow. Film festivals are, after all, about diversity and multiplicity of voices. While the programmers of the event certainly have an overall picture of how the films interact with one another, oftentimes the influences are not that clearly on the surface, and only become revealed days after their initial, sometimes acci...

Indelible Images: 2008 Tribeca Film Festival Wrap

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Although it is tempting, it is actually quite difficult to take a diverse event as the Tribeca Film Festival and tie its themes or influences into one neat bow. Film festivals are, after all, about diversity and multiplicity of voices. While the programmers of the event certainly have an overall picture of how the films interact with one another, oftentimes the influences are not that clearly on the surface, and only become revealed days after their initial, sometimes accidental, pairing. There ...

Michael Haneke Remake Opens In US

 Friday, March 21-------It is a very rare thing indeed for a European director to have the opportunity to remake a small art film in another language (the only other recent example was Dutch director George Sluizer’s THE VANISHING). But Michael Haneke is that rare director. The English-language version of his domestic thriller FUNNY GAMES, originally shot in his native Austria in the German language and starring Ulrich Muhe (the Stasi spy in THE LIVES OF OTHERS) has just opened in the United ...

Meet Alfred Holighaus, section director of Perspektive Deutsches Kino

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The screening of the documentary Reverse Angle: Rebellion of the Filmmakers is a great occasion to show a series of films originating from the Filmverlag der Autoren at this year’s Berlinale. Alfred Holighaus, section director of Perspektive Deutsches Kino, curated the series. How does the documentary Reverse Angle: Rebellion of the Filmmakers manage to arouse interest in a not-so-old chapter of German film history? It’s just like with the Rolling Stones. There’s a generation of arti...

Meet Alfred Holighaus, section director of Perspektive Deutsches Kino

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The screening of the documentary Reverse Angle: Rebellion of the Filmmakers is a great occasion to show a series of films originating from the Filmverlag der Autoren at this year's Berlinale. Alfred Holighaus, section director of Perspektive Deutsches Kino, curated the series.How does the documentary Reverse Angle: Rebellion of the Filmmakers manage to arouse interest in a not-so-old chapter of German film history?It's just like with the Rolling Stones. There's a generation of artists - funnily ...

Indie filmakers in the digital age

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By Rhiannon HobbinsSo after years of dreaming about being a filmmaker you decided to finally go for it. You begged, borrowed and maxed out your credit cards. The house had to be remortgaged and you even had to bail on the Christmas skiing holiday. You’ve seriously never been so bloody broke.But you’ve got no regrets, you’ve made your film and the rest will be easy. But the fact is that it can be just as difficult to land a distribution deal. And after all the sacrifices and hard work, ther...

Santa Barbara International Film Festival wraps

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Despite the inclement weather, the 23rd Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) was smooth sailing - from the tributes, the “Conversations With…”, the panels as well as over 200 films- were enthusiastically received by locals and visitors alike. The films at SBIFF this year were defined by a variety of subjects that were vast and topical including the environment, education, youth and world cinema. SBIFF has maintained the level of excellence and holds itself responsible...

New Year - New Blog

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Ok - this is a new year and a chance to start a fresh right? Well 2007 saw the launch of my website - www.jennifer-warren.com and it seemed my genius web guru decided to opt me in for a mandatory blog. Great idea - everybody knows that a blog is the best way to self-market and to get your opinion out there. However it soon became to me like that empty journal you feel guilty about not writing in. Sure I made a point of posting while on the circuit at Tribeca Film Festival and then nearly 6 mont...
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