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The Award winning feature documentary Butterflies is now online in form of webisodes. Directed by: Ester Brym ...

YouTube Documentary Film in Africa

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To take over another continent with our awesome documentary about YouTubers, we have accomplished another sale last week, this time to ZUKU TV in Nairobi, Kenya in Africa. I am really super excited we are able to show all over the world only one year after our Premiere in Los Angeles. I am also super very excited to see where else we go in the next year coming up. Eventhough YouTube seems very popular in the USA, Internet video is still in development stages in many parts of the res...

Help us get on Netflix

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Please, add our film on Netflix. If we get enough requests, our film will be accepted into their database. Will you please help? It takes only a second: http://www.netflix.com/WiMovie/Butterflies/70136627?trkid=1481020 Thank you <3 Your grateful filmmaker Ester     ...

The Only Award Winning Documentary about YouTubers comes out on DVD

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Pre-order Butterflies DVD Now It is finally here!!! The special limited 2 disc edition of Butterflies feature film about YouTubers is coming to DVD this winter. This 2 disc edition will not last as only limited number is released, so please order yours right away. ...Go here to order and find out what special features will be included. http://www.butterfliesthemovie.com/dvd.html ******* bonus for the first 20 orders! *The DVD will ship in the beginning of December. ...

Thank you for renting

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  Thank you so much to everyone for all your support and renting Butterflies. We are only one click away from 3200 views on YouTube rentals:) Hope you enjoyed the film and it gave you some ideas on how to make more money on YouTube. The YouTube community has changed so much since the premiere of the film. We are really happy that we were able to capture its beginnings and talk to some of the YouTubers, who started it all. Best of luck with your YouTube channel. Love, http://www.Bu...

Article on Butterflies YouTube Launch

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Hello Butterflies: I hope all of you are having a great weekend and working on some great YouTube videos :) We have three announcements for this week: 1) An article on Documentary Tech website profiles Butterflies and the film's journey all the way to distribution and launch on YouTube 2) New Butterflies network has been established where you can join for free, interact and post your videos. Member's work gets featured each week and we have forum's discussing y...

Butterflies Behind the Scenes

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After crazy month on YouTube where most of you noticed Butterflies on the front page, here are some new clips and interesting info from behind the scenes. First, if you still didn't see the film, it is available for rent here. If you are interested in making of the film, you can read an article published by YouTube or see the filmed interviews here. You will find out why the characters featured in the film were picked and if Butterflies 2 is in the works :) Who sh...

After 4 Sundance films, Butterflies is selected for rent on YouTube.

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One of the first feature films distributed on YouTube is Fest 21 member's documentary film Butterflies. The independent film from European filmmaker Ester Brym has finished its festival run last year graduating with a couple of awards and going on to make history as one of the first films being available for rent on YouTube. Butterflies is feature film following the lives of six young people that are prominent 'weblebrities' on a video site YouTube. The film explores th...

La Femme Film Festival is a Scam - REVIEW (filmmakers avoid!!! )

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Terrible and expensive place to screen. For the submission fee of $70, you get a room with a couple of chairs and none of your posters nowhere to be seen. We were also “lucky” enough to have our screening scheduled against the opening party of the festival. Needless to say that nobody had any idea we were showing, besides our friends. Also needless to say, that there was no effort from the festival organizer to put any attention to our film, because our time slot was in competition with the...

Fest21 member's YouTube documentary

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Ester Brym's feature documentary Butterflies focuses on the celebrity life of YouTube personalities. The film premiered in July 2009 at AOF film festival in LA and signed with UK distributor Journeyman Pictures in October. The director shot this as her directing debut on a budget put together from her savings and credit cards. See what people say about the movie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4IzM59EZnI Watch the trailer: http://www.ButterfliesTheMovie.com Watch the film now: ht...

Happy Thanksgiving and watch the YouTube film Butterflies online

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Now exclusively on Journeyman Pictures see the multi Award winniing documentary about YouTubers and social media, Butterflies: http://journeyman.booserver.com/ Butterflies is a feature documentary film following the lives of six young people that are prominent 'weblebrities' on a video site YouTube. The film explores the new media, its power and its future. Will the Internet overcome traditional media? Will new media and traditional media merge? The film documents the struggles a...

Montana Independent Film Festival (MTIFF) - REVIEW (filmmakers avoid!!! )

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This was the third year for this “film festival” and we should have known better and save ourselves the $60 submission fee. Upon receiving the acceptance letter, we were also informed, that if we are planning to make the journey to Montana for this film-festival, we should absolutely contact the festival organizers. I have tried this for over 3 weeks without an email or phone call response. Again, we should have known …. Because we were planning our trip to other film festivals and n...

Film Festivals Reviews on Fest21?

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Dear Filmmakers: As our festival run with Butterflies ended, we were wondering if you would like to hear about the experiences we had at different film festivals. We have found that some festivals and festival organizers are really helpful and there for indie filmmakers, and some other ones only care about the submission fee money. Would you be interested in hearing about the festivals we attended? Let me know :)       ...

Info on Butterflies distribution and interview with the director

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Dear Butterflies: The time has come and Butterflies, my feature doc about YouTubers, is out there for all of you to see!!! Well, not quite yet...but soon :) Very soon! Butterflies wrapped up the festival season at First Glance Film Fest in Philly by receiving one last Award and we have singed a distribution deal with Journeyman Pictures from UK. They will distribute the film all around the world. You can check updates on their website here: Also, we got some new behind the scenes foota...

Butterflies wins another award at First Glance FF and signs with Journeyman Pictures

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Butterflies has closed its festival run last month at the First Glance Film Festival where it received one last Award. We are very grateful to all who supported us throughout the festival screenings and thank you to everyone who came to see the film, even more special thanks to all of you who came and saw more than once <3 Read some background news on how Indie Producer helped us here and then watch the video. More info at the Butterflies Official Website ...

YouTube documentary online?

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Hello Butterflies: The festival round is coming to its end with Butterflies screening this Sunday for the very last time on a big screen at First Glance Film Fest in Philadelphia. You can find the info here: http://www.facebook.com/ButterfliesTheMovie From all your requests on the videos, we realize we can't bring the film everywhere. But, because we know that lot of you can't make the festival screenings, we are deciding on our next step and want to bring the Award Winning film...

YouTube film Butterflies screens at First Glance Film Festival in Philadelphia

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Philadelphia’s Independent Film Festival is proud to announce Butterflies film to be presented at the 12th annual event on October 25th 2009 at 6PM This will be your last chance to see the Award Winning film about YouTube on a big screen. We have had some great experience at the film festival circle, as well as some not so very good. It is sad to know that some film festival organizers are only there to scam filmmakers and get money out of them for their own projects. We really hope that F...

October 15th: Butterflies, documentary film about how to make it in social media

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Lives of YouTube “Weblebrities” Chronicled in Upcoming Documentary The increasingly popular world of new media has introduced online viewers across the world to a diverse group of individuals in cyberspace.  YouTube.com has emerged as one of the leaders to catapult an Average Joe into an instant “Weblebrity” with the stroke of a computer key.  Meet six folks in the feature documentary “Butterflies” who share the common goal of becoming internet sensations via YouTube...

Butterflies screens at La Femme Festival in Los Angeles

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La Femme Film Festival will present the Award Winning documentary Butterflies about YouTube on Thursday, October 15th at 6PM at the Davidson/Valentini Theatre in Hollywood. See the feature film about YouTubers one last time, before the festival season closes at the end of the month in Philadelphia. Subscribe here for the trailers and behind the scenes: http://www.youtube.com/ButterfliesTheMovie Follow FILMESTER on Twitter for updates from the festivals. Let's get together one last time ...

Butterflies documentary in NYC, Montana, LA and Philadelphia

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We are done with our East Coast Premiere at NewFilmmakers in NYC and the Award Winning film about YouTube had an amazing response there. Here are photos from the screening and I am so super excited to have such an amazing night with all the great people! Next, we are heading to the Montana Independent Film Festival where Butterflies screens on October 25th. We are going back to Los Angeles presenting Butterflies at La Femme Film Festival in the middle of October and then Philade...

See the Award Winning film about YouTube in the next 6 days :) Butterflies has arrived!

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Join Butterflies fanpage to get invited to all other upcoming screenings: http://www.facebook.com/ButterfliesTheMovie.com               ...

Butterflies at festivals and crazy schedule for me

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September is here and Butterflies is ready:) Sept 5th in the Czech Republic, Sept 11th and 13th and Temecula, California, Sept 16th in New York City and Sept 26th-27th in Montana. Now, anyone can see that it is absolutely impossible for me to make to all these fests. Plus, I have to be in Virginia on the 23rd. So, now what? However, there is some good news! The Butterflies fanpage just reached its 600th fan!!!! That is a great number! That is more than half on the way to the magical 100...

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