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New 9×16 Festival Could Showcase YOUR FILM at the Next Cannes!

In certain filmmaking crowds it is often expected of me, as a student of film history, to abhor the modern trend of vertical video or 9×16. But many people would be surprised to find out that I actually do not have a problem with the format at all. We take photos in portrait mode, we Read MoreRead More

Southeast Asia Project Shines a Light on Pacific Rim Filmmakers

The short film has long been the proving ground for filmmakers – a unique format that allows creators to explore and experiment with cinematic ideas. But in years past the short format has gone with little recognition. Japanese actor Tetsuya Bessho wanted to change that and introduce his homeland to the possibilities of short film. In Read MoreRead More

Are Film Festivals Worth It?

To many filmmakers starting out – a film festival is the shining goal, the end zone of the production pipeline. Nothing could be further from the truth – a festival is just the start of the distribution game. Amber Sherman tackles the question – are festivals worth it? The film festival circuit is supposed to Read MoreRead More

What Filmmakers Should Know About Negotiating A Film Distribution Deal

Michael C. Donaldson and Lisa A Callif discuss what happens when a film gets a distribution deal. Via Film Courage Here’s another discussing what it’s like hiring an entertainment attorney.Read More

How To Read The Numbers For THE INTERVIEW’s VOD Release

Fawn Lebowitz tries to shed some transparency in comparing THE INTERVIEW’s day-and-date release to a typical weekend box office. With the release of Sony’s The Interview on limited VOD platforms, there were a number of cyber conversations about the ramifications of a major studio doing a day and date VOD release. And then Sony made their Read MoreRead More

5 Tough Love Tips For Getting Your Film Into Film Festivals

To the uninitiated, the film festival circuit can be an intimidating thing. Here are 5 quick tips, maybe obvious ones, that will ease the process of festival submission. As this article we just posted makes clear, it’s just about time for a heavy succession of major film festival submission dates. So we decided to ask Read MoreRead More

Submitting to Sundance: Two Festival Programmers Share Their Insight

Lisa Ogdie and Kim Yutani discuss the selection process at Sundance. Last week, Sundance Film Festival programmers Lisa Ogdie and Kim Yutani stopped by Film Independent to do a Q&A with our members, offering insight into the selection process as well as helpful hints for filmmakers submitting their work. The deadlines for Sundance 2015 are Read MoreRead More

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