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Helen Mirren Joins Why Women Short Film Challenge

Helen Mirren Joins Why Women Short Film Challenge

Can you make a powerful short film, that stands out from the crowd? Now you have the opportunity to put the conditions of women on the international agenda, in collaboration with THE WHY and actress Dame Helen Mirren. Helen Mirren will be involved in WHY WOMEN? not only as an ambassador for women’s rights, but

2014 Tribeca Film Festival Filmmaker Profile: Nancy Kates (Director – ‘Regarding Susan Sontag’)

‘Regarding Susan Sontag‘ is an intimate study of one of the most influential and provocative thinkers of the 20th century. Endlessly curious and gracefully outspoken throughout her career, Susan Sontag became one of the most important literary, political, and feminist icons of her generation. Nancy Kates’ in-depth documentary tracks Sontag’s seminal, life-changing moments through archival

2014 SXSW Filmmaker Profile: Margaret Brown (Director – ‘The Great Invisible’)

On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. It killed 11 workers and caused the worst oil spill in American history.  The explosion still haunts the lives of those most intimately affected, though the story has long ago faded from the front page. At once a fascinating corporate

2014 Tribeca Film Festival Announces Documentary, Narrative Competition & Viewpoints Selections

The 2014 Tribeca Film Festival has announced the World Narrative and Documentary Competition film selections, along with selections for the out-of-competition Viewpoints section which highlights unique, personal stories and diverse filmmakers in international and American independent cinema. Forty seven of the 87 feature-length films were announced as part of the 13th edition of the Festival,

2014 SXSW Filmmaker Profile: Sarah-Violet Bliss & Charles Rogers (Writers/Directors – ‘Fort Tilden’)

‘Fort Tilden‘: New York City’s secluded seaside nirvana where, like flies to honey, Brooklyn’s hip millennial set flocks on sweltering weekend afternoons for unbridled summertime indulgence. Amidst the vexing stagnation of quarter-life crises, Allie (Clare McNulty) struggles to prepare for the Peace Corps, while Harper (Bridey Elliot) awaits checks from her father to fund her

2014 SXSW Filmmaker Profile: Zachary Wigon (Director – ‘The Heart Machine’)

Cody (John Gallagher Jr. – SHORT TERM 12, HBO’s The Newsroom) and Virginia (Kate Lyn Sheil – SUN DON’T SHINE, Netflix House of Cards) start talking while he’s in Brooklyn and she’s in Berlin. It’s a romance that could only happen online, and they’re happy together – except they’ve never really met. But Cody’s questions about Virginia’s life in