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For the third year, we are thrilled to announce the dates and locations of the TROPFEST Arabia 2013 Filmmaking workshops.
This year’s road show of Filmmaking workshops will be taking place across the Middle East and North Africa and will start on Tuesday, 30th April in Dubai, followed by Abu Dhabi, Muscat, Doha, Jeddah, Amman, Beirut, Baghdad, Kuwait, Cairo, Alexandria, Marrakech and Casablanca. Participation in the workshops is free of charge. The workshops aim at providing aspir...
The FREEDOM DEAL movie team continued shooting over the August 11-12, 2012 weekend, returning to the East side of the Mekong river in Cambodia to continue production on their unique US-Vietnam war era drama, taking place in Cambodia during Nixon's 1970 'Cambodia Incursion'.
Catch a glimpse behind the scenes through some stills and video HERE, along with some video and some PR shots with talent on location.
See behind the scenes pix and info...
Launch of the free downloadable ebook, 'The Making of a Feature Film in the Developing World'
Viewer & Download Link => http://tinyurl.com/indie-filmmaking-ebook
Discussing the process of developing and producing an independent feature film in a developing country environment, this ebook examines the Cambodian based independent feature, 'Freedom Deal' as a case study.
Written by the film's co-producer & writer-director, ...
Approaching deadline march 15 2012
Toronto's cultural showcase of issue-oriented
7th Annual COMMFFEST
(GLOBAL) COMMUNITY FILM FESTIVAL offers a unique platform in
today's media-explosive world for filmmaker’s young and old, emerging or
seasoned, to engage in a dialogue of social issues and cultural exchange
through the powerful language of film.
COMMFFEST presents a diverse lineup of films representing current affairs and
relevant issues affecting our communities, providing filmmakers the opportunity
to express themselves freely and connect with audiences on a personal level.
Exhibiting filmmakers receive gift packages, restaurant gift certificates, and
invitations to all COMMFFEST events including the filmmakers' brunch. The
year's best films will be honored with the Making A Difference (MADA) Award,
and the Festival will present additional honors that will be announced later
premiere and MADA winner for Best Documentary under 60 Minutes, KANATA: AN
IRISH STORY went on to win awards and air in Ireland on RTE1 Television. The
film's director, Eleanor McGrath, raves: "COMMFFEST is a great Toronto
experience with the breadth of a global outlook...It was an honor to be
showcased in 2011."
and submit films through WITHOUTBOX, all genres and lengths of social and
cultural issues .
The Festival's collective mix of film, filmmakers, and audiences creates a
dynamic atmosphere to provoke thought and stimulate further understanding and
exploration of ideas, attitudes, and emotions that can foster change.
The Silver Wave Film Festival in Fredericton, NB, Canada interviews producer/director Dawn Westlake about her 2010 film "A.L.I.C.E." for the 2011 edition of their festival:
From the land of 'Breaking Bad': Camerado's feature road movie, 'Lost in New Mexico: the Strange Tale of Susan Hero' ('Great Road Pic' - Angelika Entertainment), now available on iTunes ->http://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/lost-in-new-mexico/id470893805
SYNOPSIS: Accompanied by her illegal immigrant companion, a woman desperate to clone her deceased child steals cash and heads across country in search of a maverick animal cloning expert who says he ...
ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival announces the launch of a new category, “European Youth Film“,
for it’s 2012 edition. ÉCU gives European youth the chance to submit
their work to a supportive and engaging international community,
providing them with exposure, helpful critiquing and the opportunity to
participate in a real life film festival! Young filmmakers will be
competing for the “The European Youth Exce...
On June 6, 2011, Alex Radcliffe, writer for the BigStarTV Blog,
singled out "A.L.I.C.E." as an example of masterful frugality in
For more info on the film, please visit: http://www.dawnwestlake.com
El Cadáver Exquisito | Collaborations
Every sin is the result of a collaboration.
- Lucius Annaeus Senecca
El Cadáver Exquisito
was a true collaboration and a blind one. From one artist’s hands to
another we discovered a film, formed from endless possibilities.
When Victor first approached me to edit the film I was excited but a little
hesitant as I was concerned it may be an ethnographic documentary abou...
El Cadáver Exquisito
El Cadaver Exquisito began as a seed of an idea but once it was
given birth it seemed we could only run to keep alongside its momentum.
I did a lot of writing for the film in the beginning as
Victor was shooting. We spoke of using a voice over, a narrator who
might tells its story like a fable. As the visuals and footage piled up
however, it was clear they wanted to be their own narrator.
El Cadaver Exquisito | Update
After a series of private screenings for film/video/art groups,
scholars and individuals, based in the greater metropolitan area of
NYC, we are in the final stage of El Cadáver Exquisito.
The main purpose of those screenings was to test the cut and gather
both general and specific criticism for the movie in order to help us
polish the editing, and therefore, the narrative. The screenings have
also smoothed out o...
El Cadáver Exquisito | Verdant Tunnel
Film posters have been used since the earliest public exhibitions of film.
They began as outside placards listing the programme of (short)
films to be shown inside the hall or movie theater. By the early 1900s,
they began to feature illustrations of a scene from each individual film
or an array of overlaid images from several scenes.
El Cadáver Exquisito explores the psyche of an individual reflecting a multitu...
El Cadáver Exquisito | the view from the steps
A shadow passes, stops.
I sit and stare
and hope it will stay
to talk of something other than
- Brendan Edward Kennedy
arranged by Sarah Walko
Garage, Production Notes, Screening Rooms, Sombra
El Cadáver Exquisito | Counterpart
In my body you search the mountain for the sun buried in it's forest.
In your body I search for the boat adrift in the middle of the night.
Exactly as in a musical score, it is impossible to understand myth as a continous sequence.
...In another time that is now, listen to the footsteps of time,
inventor of places with no weight, nowhere, listen to ...
-There are four elements that make up the foundation of my
memories and of my present, that is to say, of me. They gave birth to
and laced themselves through all the situations that mold my life.
of them arrived at the same time, while I was still a child: my
mother's garden and my father's library. I remember the first one
deeply, like a cloudy horizon. A forest of roses, with stems that
reached to the sky. And the second one, lumin...
Tony Murnahan is a young, Fayetteville-based filmmaker who has already lived multiple lives. After retiring from touring in rock bands, his buddy Joe Stauffer helped Tony transition into producing multi-angle, live, rock videos for local NC bands. Tony sold much of his musical equipment so he could afford the very basics needed for creating videos. Thus Murnahan’s own production company, Stwrongtone Media, was born. After filming countless live performances,...
couple of years ago my parents, like a lot of elderly people, suddenly
took to cruises. And in order to share their new-found love, they
insisted that my wife and I join them on one.
wife and I, just so you know, are more accustomed to kayaking the
headwaters of the Amazon than standing in line at the floating buffet,
so when we got an opportunity to take part in one of the "activities",
We went snorkeling.
If you're not familiar with pdnonline.com, now would be a great time to check it out.
Why? Well, they're the go-to resource for a ton of really talented photographers I'm honored to be among. But more important, they wrote a nice article about me.
Please check it out. The article. You can get to it via http://www.pdnonline.com/pdn/content_display/photoserve/surveillance/e3i9b6b41a3894c84cfe790d7a1752e7c35?pn=1.
When you're done reading all about my exploits, take a c...
A lot of people in the advertising business think of a boondoggle the way the Supreme Court thinks of porn –– they can't define it, but they know it when they see it.
I don't think it's that hard to draw the line.
It all comes down to responsibility. If you're doing something you honestly intend to help your client, you're not engaging in boondogglery. If you're doing something for your own personal gratification at the expense of your client, you are.
Take me, for exam...
Lancaster Children’s Film Festival’s mission is to engage, entertain and educate children about films and filmmaking.
Imagination. Education. Celebration.
Young visionaries let their voices be heard at Cinema/Chicago’s CineYouth Festival. Celebrating its sixth year in 2010, the CineYouth festival showcases and celebrates filmmakers 20 years old and younger. For submission information and deadlines, check out http://www.cinemachicago.org/cineyouth or email Festival Director Rebecca Fons at
During the three day Festival (May 6-8, 2010), CineYouth provides young filmmakers the opportunity to attend numerous workshops (past workshops include: Screenwriting 101, Bach or Beyonce – Soundtracking Your Film, Am I Gonna Get Sued for This?, Final Cut Editing), film school panels and discussions, and access to industry professionals, all at Columbia College Chicago, the country’s biggest film school.
Winning films are shown at the Chicago International Film Festival in October, 2010!
Who is Cineuropa? A website dedicated entirely to the European filmmaking community and a newly re-established partner of ÉCU 2010! The Cineuropa
team provides film and television professionals from all over the world
an invaluable resource created “to provide up-to-date information and
other services essential to know one another better.” www.cineuropa.org Best feature of the website? It comes in four languages: Italian, French, Spanish and English.
Hi! Our early deadline is getting near so if you directors want your film to be in competition at ÉCU 2010 you’d best work on locking that picture and send us a screening copy as soon as possible! You’ll find submission details at www.ecufilmfestival.com.
While everyone seems to have spent the year being battered from pillar to post due to the World’s economic implosion, submissions have been coming in to us at a steady stream. As usual we ar...
The CineYouth Festival produced by Cinema/Chicago, the presenting organization of the 45th Chicago International Film Festival, will kick-off with an Opening Night Celebration on Friday June 19th, 2009 at 6PM. Festivities will feature a showcase of short films by filmmakers Vince Singleton (The Porter), Hannah Dallman (Small Comforts), Sean J.S. Jourdan (An Open Door) and Jack Newell (Andre: Portrait of A Capoeirista). Following the screenings, a panel discussion will be moderated by Ron Falzone, Film Professor and Directing Area Coordinator at Columbia College. The night will wrap up with a reception where the audience gets a chance to speak one-one-one with the featured filmmakers.
Free food! Free movies! Networking with fellow filmmakers!
Admission is free and open to the general public with RSVP to email@example.com. Seating will be on a first come, first served basis and is limited to theater capacity.
Awards Ceremony - June 20th, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Film Row Cinema (Columbia College Chicago) - The winning films will be recognized with awards and prizes. Come support the filmmakers and their award-winning work!
The two-day CineYouth Festival showcases work from filmmakers under the age of 20 and from across the country. This year’s Festival features 95 films, with screenings and workshops held on June 19th and 20th at Film Row Cinema at Columbia College Chicago (1104 South Wabash). The screenings will run from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. both days and this year's workshops include:
How to Get Into, Pay For, and Navigate Film School (Friday, 3PM-4PM) Join our opening night filmmakers as they discuss the process of finding the right academic program, searching for financing, and choosing a schedule that best fits your talent.
Scriptwriting 101 (Saturday, 11AM-NOON): Led by Ron Falzone, this workshop will discuss the basics of writing a solid screenplay. Conflict, motiviation, tradgedy, comedy, drama! How to make the words work for you.
Bach or Beyonce? Choosing a Soundtrack for Your Film (Saturday, 1PM-2PM) Led by Hannah Dalman, this workshop will examine how different music can change the meaning of scene, and how a score can add-or subtract-from a film.
Am I Gonna Get Sued? How to Make Your Film 100% Legal (Saturday, 2PM-3PM) From parking permits to “borrowing” footage for your film, there are legal issues in movie making. Join Columbia College Chicago’s Film and Video Department Producing Concentration Coordinator, Kevin Cooper as he advises how to make a film, and not get sued in the process.
All workshops and panel are free to the public. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org