Posts Tagged ‘Festivals

Little movie theater sponsors 19th film fest

On the changing role of film festivals in a Youtube World. Little movie theater that could embarking on its 19th film fest.

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Official Rejection

Official Rejection is a documentary about the trials of filmmakers making the rounds of the festivals. It’s enough to make you reject festivals! Official Rejection Movie Review

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Even DeNiro can’t buck indie inertia.

But, at least he’s trying! Tribeca VOD Venture: Folly Or Future? – Deadline.com.

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B-Side Entertainment Shutters

B-Side offered back-end web scheduling and social connection services to film festivals (even Sundance used them).  They also distributed films via the “host a screening” method. They ran out of money before they could sustain themselves.  A case of being there too early, perhaps. Filmmaker Magazine | Filmmaker Blog.

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Sundance Sales

10 films sold at Sundance 2010. Interesting mix of rights bought (North American and Pan-Asian satellite?) Sundance: Let the Post-Mortem Begin at Hollywood.com.

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Sundance Returning To Indie Roots?

..as opposed to their $20 million “indie” roots… Now that Hollywood isn’t waving much cash in their faces, they find religion. San Francisco Sentinel>>PUTTING THE INDIE BACK IN SUNDANCE.

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Festivals becoming an end in themselves

festivals can become a form of distribution. “An actor can really go on the circuit for an entire year on a movie and it’s like getting your movie opened,” he said. “You’re playing city after city; you’re traveling with the movie. The state of independent film distribution is so sorry right now, [festivals have] become [...]

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Finally, an actually indie Film Festival

Not an Indiewood wannabe…not a name actor in the lot. Festival celebrates true ‘indie’ films | Daily Trojan.

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How a Film Festival Can Get F****ed

This article shows many ways film festivals can lose booked films.  From distributors to lost prints to politics…many interesting cases here. It goes on to enumerate many other pitfalls.  If you ever even thought about running a film festival, this is a must-read. Link: Programming a Film Festival

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Extreme Film Fest Fraud

Wow!  A a fascinating account of a film festival runner who defrauds everybody from filmmakers to the projectionist! This business does attract its fair share of scam artists but this one seems to have cut a major swath for seven years. Queens Chronicle – Film fest head a fraud, many say.

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