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Interview: Peter Baxter (Co-Founder – Slamdance Film Festival)

Interview: Peter Baxter (Co-Founder – Slamdance Film Festival)

Dan Mirvish, Jon Fitzgerald, Shane Kuhn and Peter Baxter are the founding forefathers who, along with co-conspirator Paul Rachman, fought for truly independent filmmakers by giving them a voice in 1995 at the very first Slamdance Film Festival. Since then, the festival takes place every January in the breathtakingly stunning, snow-capped mountains of Park City,

Interview: Joon Bai (Writer/Producer – ‘The Other Side of the Mountain’)

During the Korean War, a young nurse in the small town of Chunamri, North Korea, saves a wounded soldier who has been left behind during battle. Brought together by the unfortunate circumstance of war, theirs is a fateful meeting. His identity is unknown to her until he must return to South Korea. With the promise

Interview: Elizabeth L. Gilbert (Photojournalist) & Matt Goldman (Director) – ‘THE LAST SAFARI’

‘The Last Safari‘ follows the story of a photojournalist’s quest for meaning through the unforgiving landscape of remote Kenya as she sets out in search of the tribes-people she documented a decade earlier, dodging everything from bullets and floods, to heat strokes along the way. Elizabeth L. Gilbert began her career as a war photographer

Interview: Kweighbaye Kotee (Director Programming – BUSHWICK FILM FESTIVAL)

The Bushwick Film Festival is an Arts Organization with a mission to provide a unique platform for independent filmmakers and artists to present their work to an ever-growing and enthusiastic audience, supporting and empowering the Bushwick community by organizing film screenings and implementing media literacy and film education programs. On October 3rd – October 6th, patrons

Interview: Kirk Gostkowski (Artistic Director – Chain NYC Film Festival)

Picked from hundreds of submissions from all over the world, The Chain NYC Film Festival will be presenting over seventy films this August 6-18, 2013. From short documentaries to full length narratives, encompassing work from filmmakers in Europe and Australia as well as our own Long Island City, an innovative and diverse set of topics is being curated by

Interview: Solvan ‘Slick the Misfit’ Naim (Writer/Director/Producer/Actor – ‘FULL CIRCLE’)

Solvan ‘Slick The Misfit’ Naim is one of New York’s Hip-Hop music world’s fastest rising stars. The cinema world is soon about to be awed by this raw new talent.   After a successful world premiere at the Palm Beach International Film Festival, SLI Entertainment’s Feature Film ‘Full Circle‘ makes its New York City debut at