Tag Archives: The New Yorker

IFP Announces New Screening Platform and First Five Films

IFP Announces New Screening Platform and First Five Films

The Independent Filmmaker Project announced the first five projects to get weeklong theatrical runs at the state of the art Made In NY Media Center’s theater as part of the Screen Forward program.  Starting October 17th, the program will give filmmakers in the process of self-distribution the unique opportunity to gain a much-coveted NYC theatrical week-run, with

2013 TropFest NY Features 10 New York City Filmmaker Finalists @ Prospect Park – Saturday, June 22, 2013

TROPFEST, the world’s largest short film festival, announced the sixteen short films that will be finalists at this year’s New York festival on June 22, 2013 in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park.  The finalist films were each made specifically for Tropfest NY and follow the format guidelines, including incorporating the ‘Tropfest Signature Item’ (TSI). This year’s TSI

Op-Ed: On Storytelling in Independent Film

Richard Brody’s article in The New Yorker — “The Problem with Processed Storytelling” elucidates a lot of things I’ve been thinking about lately. The entire article is worth reading, but here are some takeaways: The storytelling doctrines put forth by Hollywood and their perseverance in independent film. Story should be the equivalent of “a musical

Interview: Eugene Jarecki (Director- ‘The House I Live In’)

Filmed in more than twenty states, ‘The House I Live In‘ captures heart-wrenching stories from individuals at all levels of America’s War on Drugs. From the dealer to the grieving mother, the narcotics officer to the senator, the inmate to the federal judge, the film offers a penetrating look inside America’s longest war, offering a