The Sublime & Beautiful

2014 Slamdance Filmmaker Profile: Blake Robbins (Writer/Director – ‘The Sublime & Beautiful’)

Posted December 16, 2014 by Steve Rickinson

David Conrad is a college professor and sometimes philanderer raising three children in a small Kansas suburb with his wife Kelly. When sudden tragedy strikes the family in the days before Christmas, David and Kelly’s marriage is brought to its breaking point and David’s desire for retribution leads him into uncharted moral territory, with the […]

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Film Festivals (Non-NYC)

Slamdance 2015 Announces Narrative & Documentary Competition Selections

Posted December 8, 2014 by Steve Rickinson

The Slamdance Film Festival today announced their Narrative and Documentary Feature Film Competition programs for its 21st Festival edition. As the premiere film festival by filmmakers for filmmakers, Slamdance‘s showcase of emerging artists includes 11 narrative and 8 documentary films. The 19 feature film competition includes a record 18 premieres – 13 World, 2 North […]

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Dispatches from IDFA 2014: Day 7 – 12

Posted December 2, 2014 by Steve Rickinson

The final days of IDFA 2014 brought a live cinema event in the DocLab series presenting some of the most remarkable multimedia projects and storytellers from the Lowlands, in collaboration with the Dutch Cultural Media Fund. Visual artist Jan Rothuizen and multimedia journalist Martijn van Tol world premiered Refugee Republic; designer Daniel Disselkoen encouraged us to rediscover familiar […]

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Dispatches from IDFA 2014: Days 1-6

Posted November 25, 2014 by Steve Rickinson

IDFA 2014 officially opened on Wednesday, November 19 in the jam-packed main hall Amsterdam’s beautiful Tuschinski  cinema. At the opening ceremony, two awards were handed out: Sjoerd Oostrik received the €125,000 Mediafonds Documentary Award towards the realisation of his film Hier is het nooit stil, a plan developed during the IDFA-Mediafonds Workshop. Documentary filmmaker Jessica Gorter received the €50,000 […]

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Dispatches from the 35th American Film Market

Posted November 14, 2014 by Lia Fietz

The 2014 American Film Market closed its 35th edition Wednesday after 7,946 attendees visited the Loews Hotel in Santa Monica for the eight day market.  The AFM again was host to a truly global market, with 1,670 buyers coming from over 70 different countries. Of the 794 registered buyer companies, 90 were new to the AFM. Overall […]

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10 Films to Watch at IDFA 2014

Posted November 14, 2014 by Steve Rickinson

Every year IDFA presents the best documentaries, selected from a wide topical range. This selection is made ​​on the basis of certain clear criteria. In short, the IDFA looks for documentaries that are stylistically interesting or innovative, socially relevant and who manage to clearly communicate with their audiences. This will be the first year we will attend […]

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