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Research Findings on Independent Film Marketing and Distribution

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A helpful graphic describing current opportunities for independent filmmakers, distributors, investors, and audiences: http://valleyfilmfest.blogspot.com/2012/09/research-findings-on-independent-film.html ...

Mystical

Director: HRH Prince F, Okoye .
Synopsis Mystical A lady is on the rampage of sex for hire in the city of London. On a particular transaction she was duped of half of her money, she wanted revenge by all means known to her. A Demonic place is her next destination to get evil powers to use on men, after going astray with those powers in the city of London, all sense of direction and her identity has been lost. She is a pawn in her deadly game of cat and mouse.

Euromed Audiovisual to hold first workshop on distribution in the South Mediterranean

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  Euromed Audiovisual to hold first workshop on distribution in the South Mediterranean On July 5 and 6, Euromed Audiovisual will hold a workshop in Jordan on strengthening film distribution in the South Mediterranean, in partnership with Europa Distribution andEuropa Cinemas. It will bring together 18 distributors, selected experts, and sales agents. This first workshop will include presentations on: Existing multi-territorial acquisition structures Network initiativ...

Cost Isn't An Obstacle Anymore!: theme of next IFTA Production Conference on Friday, April 20

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  The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) will bring together top producers with finance, distribution and digital marketing experts for the 13th annual IFTA Production Conference on Friday, April 20, entitled "Cost Isn't An Obstacle Anymore! New Avenues to Finance, Produce & Distribute Films at Any Budget."  The conference will take place from 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Four Seasons Hotel (300 South Doheny Drive, Los Angeles), announced IFTA President-CEO Jean...

The MIX International Short Film Awards - Call for Entries

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  THE MIX Short Film Awards - Call for Entries Late Deadline: November 15th/WAB Extended Deadline: November 30th www.themixshorts.com   The MIX champions short film writers and filmmakers by rewarding current projects and acting as a catalyst for bringing writers & filmmakers together to produce a new wave of forward-thinking projects.      The MIX brings a range of exciting production opportunities and industry recognition to s...

The panelists for the Film Independent Forum

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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced today the panelists for the seventh annual Film Independent Forum, presented by indieWIRE, to be held October 21-23 at the Directors Guild of America. The keynote speaker and additional panelists will be announced shortly, as well as the recipient of the 2011 Sloan Producers Grant, to be awarded on closing night. The Film Independent Forum is a must-attend weekend con...

Indie Film Budget Line Producer Production Services

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Indie film budget and schedule line producer production services are so important to move a screenplay from the page to the silver screen.  The second most critical document to the script is the filmbudget and corresponding shooting schedule.   Studio film budget and production costs are mounting and climbing further and higher.   Hollywood tentpole's are the order of the day as studios seek to limit their risk and ramp up their upside.   The indie film is not dead,...

Filmmaking for Teens

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72% off Filmmaking Course for Teens. This intensive one-day introductory course is designed specifically for young aspiring filmmakers and gives an overview of filmmaking ? writing-producing and directing. Learn what it takes to be a filmmaker, the roles and responsibilities of the key creative positions, and how you can start your career NOW. It?s never too early! (This course is also offered on Sunday July 10.)Designed specifically for a young audience, this course breaks down each element of...

Documentary 101

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This 2-evening course will cover the basics of producing a one-off or series in the documentary or factual film fields. Starting with the basics, this course will take you through your story idea, development of pitch materials and financing to pre-production, production, post-production and deliverables.This course will take you from A to Z to help you prepare for a documentary film shoot. Full of practical tips, case studies, problem scenarios and handouts of call sheets, shooting schedules, e...

Interview with filmmakers, Benjamin and Christopher Blaine

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This month we’ve been chatting to brothers, Ben and Chris Blaine – two self-taught filmmakers who have learnt their craft by mistakes, flukes and a lot of hard work. They own the production company Charlie Productions and their impressive portfolio of films include the BAFTA shortlisted Russell Square and award-winning Hallo Panda. The pair is also heavily involved in Shooting People – the international networking organisation dedicated to the support and promotion of indepe...

AFM 2010 panels

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Executives from Lionsgate, Summit, Mandalay, Lifetime, SyFy, DreamWorks, Disney, Fox, Sony, The Weinstein Company and WME among ParticipantsThe 2010 American Film Market today released a seminar and conference schedule encompassing a broad cross-section of key Hollywood and global players who are converging for the Nov. 3-10 market. Now in its 31st year, the AFM will showcase panels examining film financing, social media, piracy, distribution and marketing. The sessions will include prominent fi...

48 Hour Film Project

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The Project Twenty-One (P21) Film Competition, held October 1-3 of this year in Philadelphia’s International House, is a unique opportunity for independent filmmakers to compete against each other and create the best possible short film with limited resources and three weeks to complete it. As well, it is an opportunity for the filmmakers to be a part of a festival that not only encourages quality shorts, but to have filmmakers from around the New Jersey/Philadelphia area to network ...

The Appeal of Investing in Films

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Are films a good investment opportunity.  I think they are for the right kind of investor.  Here’s why.  I have written this in a Q&A style to answer the major questions that prospective investors ask about whether to invest or not.   1.   Why is film investment an attractive investment opportunity?  Is it because of the high return or because of the nature of business?               For many investors, the high return is a bi...

Two-year filmmaking conservatory program

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Two-Year Conservatory students learn the fundamentals of visual and dramatic storytelling through the production of a series of short films in year one, as outlined in the One-Year Filmmaking Program. They then build on this foundation in the second year as they focus on feature filmmaking as well as music video and commercial production. Conservatory students receive over 2,000 hours of hands-on instruction and actual production experience. Students will complete the Two-Year Program having mad...

Film Budget : Quality film budgets are demanded by financiers and investors

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  Film Budget : filmbudget.com - the Producer of Reign Over Me (Adam Sandler, Don Cheadle), The Upside of Anger (Kevin Costner, Joan Allen, Evan Rachel Wood, Kerri Russell) provides filmmakers quality, custom, detailed, bankable, bondable, finance and camera ready film budgets and schedules from a highly reliable source.  Your investors demand a quality film budget.  A 25 year veteran line producer, producer reads your screenplay and creates a script breakdown by hand.   A well cons...

Hollywood Brazilian Film Festival Trailer

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The 2nd Hollywood Brazilian Film Festival will take place next February 04-07/2010 The Hollywood Brazilian Film Festival and Market was created to bridge the gap between Hollywood, the world film community and the Brazilian Film Industry. Since Hollywood is the film world’s Mecca, our festival creates unparalleled business and creative opportunities. Financiers from both Hollywood and Latin America will meet for daily seminars designed to highlight bilateral business opportunities and new...

SPIRIT FILM FESTIVAL

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Entry Material Film must be submitted as DVD copy of the work for preview, formatted for multi-zone or for Zone 1 (North America). Tel Aviv SPIRIT Film Festival is a forum for filmmakers who create films with themes that inspire transformation and personal growth, promote positive global activism and create environmental awareness. It is our goal to create a dialogue about the global issues that impact us all and to amplify the voices of those who need to be heard. All films submitted...

Doha Talks with Danny Boyle, Mira Neir and Ellia Suleiman

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The inaugural Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF will run October 29 through November 1, 2009) has announced a new series of thought-provoking dialogues that will be held year round. As part of the organization’s overall efforts to foster an active cinema culture, these talks, panels, conversations and master classes will be free of charge. Doha Talks will feature events with filmmakers including Mira Nair (Amelia), Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire), Elia Suleiman (The Time That Remains), R.J. C...

2009 WORLD CONTENT MARKET in PRAGUE

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                          Prague       World Content Market: February 2009, Prague       Recently held for the second time at the Moewenpick Hotel in Prague, 100 meters away from Mozart's house in that city, this small but concise market gathered together pros from over 50 countries in a relaxed atmosphere in the beautiful venue of the Czech Republic's capital (the Sleeping Beauty of the East). ...

Shadow on the Wall

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Director: Ted Campbell.
Sarah Miller is a young and talented photographer dealing with the recent death of her estranged father. As she attempts to understand the meaning behind a reoccurring nightmare, her father's image begins to appear in her photographs.

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...

Directors, writers, producers, and DOPs: EKRAN from EFA is free for you

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WHAT IS “EKRAN”?The European training programme EKRAN is a collaborative project between the Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing, FOCAL (Switzerland), the Norwegian Film Institute, the Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, the Internationale Film Schule Köln, International Film School Wales & Skillset Screen Academy Wales and the Netherlands Film Institute.EKRAN (the Polish word for “screen”) is an international training program focusing on the creative pre-production process base...

Filmbay Launches the First Online Film Marketplace & Self Distribution System

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Filmbay, Ltd. (Toronto, Canada), with the URL www.Filmbay.com, announces the launch of the first Internet marketplace for worldwide buyers and sellers to search and option feature motion pictures, short films, documentaries, music videos, music, screenplays and more. In addition, filmmakers, sound composers and others can sell their titles individually as DVD, CD or other formats via an online shop.Never before has the global film industry had a centralized online marketplace, communications cen...

"Anthony Artis' "The Shut Up and Shoot Documentary Guide"

Anthony Q. Artis  Anthony Artis is a 15-year veteran of the film and TV industry whose features and shows have been screened at the Tribeca Film Festival, the IFP Feature Market, Slamdance, and on MTV. He is the manager of the Film and TV Production Center at New York University's renowned film school.    Features & Benefits Pull off your vision in creative and cost-effective ways Bonus DVD with video and audio tutorials, interviews, b...

The Film Financing Circle (FFC) in the inaugural Middle East International Film Festival in Abu Dhabi

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The Film Financing Circle (FFC) is an integral program in the inaugural Middle East International Film Festival in Abu Dhabi and takes place from October 15 – 17, 2007 at the Emirates Palace. The FFC today announced two-time Academy AwardÒ-winner Paul Haggis will teach a master writing class for 50 exceptionally talented filmmakers, that is sure to provide an engaging discussion about socially and politically astute filmmaking in the Middle East.  Haggis’ writing credits include Academy Aw...

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