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SUNDANCE PROFILE – DRUNKTOWN’s FINEST: Native American Filmmaker Comes of Age Within LGBT Genre

SUNDANCE PROFILE – DRUNKTOWN’s FINEST: Native American Filmmaker Comes of Age Within LGBT Genre

by H.S. Bayer The Sundance premiere of Drunktown’s Finest female filmmaker Sydney Freeland finally fulfilled the great expectations, for her first feature that its followers, from the Sundance Institute, Native Forum, Film Independent and Fest Founder Robert Redford, felt for the film this past January in Park City. It had been five years from when her fledgling 171

Film Independent: How to Successfully Market Your Indie Film

This post was originally published on the Film Independent: Find Answers by Lee Jameson. The Film Independent mission is to champion the cause of independent film and support a community of artists who embody diversity, innovation and uniqueness of vision. To access the original article, click here. “Oh, how times have changed” when it comes to marketing budgets, says Liz Ogilvie, Director

Take a Stand for Diversity in Film with Film Independent PROJECT INVOLVE

This year, Film Independent celebrates the 20th anniversary of Project Involve, our signature diversity program dedicated to cultivating the careers of filmmakers from communities traditionally underrepresented in the industry. The program, which runs from October through June, selects filmmakers from diverse backgrounds and filmmaking tracks – a mix of writers, directors, producers, DPs and editors,

Seed&Spark to Host Inaugural Fair Trade Filmmaking Festival to Start Conversations About Indie Films

Seed&Spark, the world’s first crowd-funding and digital distribution platform made just for independent film, announced that it will host its first fair trade filmmaking festival, WestFest, from October 1-3, 2013, at The HUB LA (Los Angeles). As the first of an international film festival series, WestFest will bring select Seed&Spark films that are available for

Interview: Heather Rae (Producer – ‘Magic Valley’)

‘Magic Valley‘, writer-director Jaffe Zinn’s atmospheric vision is a ruminative look at a bored and numbed town on the verge of a wake-up call. His keen voice also speaks profoundly to the disconnection of community and the decline of morale in a struggling recession-worn American society. Paced and shot with restrained elegance, highlighting a standout

Seed&Spark Partners with Film Independent and Big Vision Empty Wallet for Membership Rewards Program Creating a New Ecosystem for the Independent Film Community

Seed&Spark, the world’s first crowd-funding and digital distribution platform made just for independent film, announced a partnership with Film Independent, the nonprofit arts organization that produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards, Film Independent at LACMA film series and the Los Angeles Film Festival, and Big Vision Empty Wallet (BVEW), a curated membership community of artists

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