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Festival Prep: What An Indie Filmmaker Needs To Know About Going Global

  • By Peter Belsito
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  • January 26, 2014 9:38 PM
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Here’s a quick primer for independent filmmakers on how to navigate the international markets.

London's First Micro-Budget Market

  • By Carlos Aguilar
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  • October 26, 2013 7:00 PM
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The first ever Film London's Micro-Budget Market took place in Central London October 16-17 to help connect 19 filmmaking teams with financiers interested in great ideas at low cost.

Festival Focus: American Film Festival in Wrocław and U.S. in Progress Projects

  • By Carlos Aguilar
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  • October 26, 2013 5:00 PM
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The American Film Festival in Wroclaw, Poland (22-27 October 2013) screened over 80 films from the American independent cinema landscape being the only one of its kind in Eastern and Central Europe. During the festival the two-day workshop known as U.S. in Progress took place to highlight 6 developing projects.

Festival Focus: Raindance Film Festival - Winners Announced

  • By Carlos Aguilar
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  • October 19, 2013 6:00 PM
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The 2013 Raindance Film Festival came to a close recently in London after screening 100 feature films and over 150 shorts. Being the premier independent film festival in Europe the exposure given to the films presented is invaluable. The festival also serves as a platform to nurture new talented filmmakers and their developing projects. Now in its 21st edition the Raindance Film Festival continues with the tradition of highlighting edgy, innovative, and out-of-the-norm projects with a unique voice.

Fandor, On-Demand Movie Service, Launches in Canada

  • By Carlos Aguilar
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  • October 7, 2013 3:00 PM
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Leading the field of VOD services like Netflix and HULU Plus, which carry enormous amount of films and TV shows; however, for those who look for the fully "indie" experience Fandor is the best alternative, and will now be available for Canadian audiences.

Slated, A New Way to Raise Money for Your Film

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • August 20, 2013 10:57 PM
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I want to thank my friend Dave Tripet for bringing Slated as it was covered in the New York Times August 4 to my attention. Today I listened to KCRW as John Horn interviewed Marina Zenovich whose sequel doc on Polanski, Roman Polanski: Odd Man Out, received post-production financing through Slated in 2012. Her first doc in 2008 on Polanski, Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired, won two Emmys.

What’s Next about Next: Sundance

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • August 12, 2013 3:30 PM
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Making a part of the Sundance Film Festival a part of the festival tapestry in L.A. is a natural “next” step, in line with festivals’ growth patterns worldwide.

Developing Your Film Festival 2013 by ICO, held at Motovun Film Festival, Croatia

  • By Peter Belsito
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  • August 6, 2013 1:30 PM
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This three year old conference took place in the mountains of Croatia July 23-28, 2013 in the tiny town of Motovun in the days before the very spirited film and music Motovun Fest gets underway in this ancient cliff village.

LatinoBuzz: FIVE RULES OF MAKING A FILM with BRYAN RAMIREZ (Mission Park)

  • By Juan Caceres
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  • July 31, 2013 5:30 PM
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San Antonio filmmaker Bryan Ramirez has dug filmmaking since he was a kid when he would spend time creating Ninja Maniacs (which I'm dying to see!). After graduating Full Sail Film School in Orlando, he stayed true to his roots and never did the 'Hollywood' thing.

Berlinale Residency 2013

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • June 20, 2013 1:30 PM
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The Berlin International Film Festival (February 6 – 16, 2014), one of our industry's major festivals, is calling for projects for the second year of its residency program.

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