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Independent Film & Filmmaker News & Industry Roundup

Lesson Of Toronto: Indie Filmmakers Better Keep Budgets Low As Distribs Grow
Now, the major agents came home happy because they sold almost all the films they crossed the border with. But the actual deals are telling us something about the economy of independent film making.

Lady Filmmakers Film Festival Coming to Beverly Hills Sept. 28-30th
The Beverly Hills Courier
Lady Filmmakers Film Festival recognizes and celebrates the tremendous contribution of women to film and importance in the collaborative spirit amongst men and women,” says Viayra.

US Embassy presents independent film festival
Nicaragua Dispatch
The U.S. Embassy in Nicaragua will be presenting a selection of 12 films made by independent U.S.filmmakers during its first independent film festival in Managua, Sept. 26-Oct. 3. Additional screenings will be held in Masaya and Matagalpa.

Movie Review: Robot & Frank
Geeks of Doom
Robot & Frank is an amalgam of two very different types of films. On one hand, it’s the kind of quirky, indie drama you would expect from a young, first-time filmmaker.

Can Slated’s matchmaking efforts change Hollywood’s film financing game?
L.A. Biz
It’s a bold venture that may offer a viable solution to matching indie film projects with suitable investors in an online space. Independent filmmakers often struggle finding connections to financiers who can legitimately launch a production.

A Nebulous Stew of Whatever
Santa Fe Reporter
In independent filmmaking there’s a comforting near-truth: Good independent filmsare more likely to see release than bad independent films. Indie pictures don’t have gargantuan marketing budgets to cover a movie’s mediocrity—or outright badness.

’25 New Faces’ Kicks Off Tonight at Belcourt with An Oversimplification of Her 
Nashville Scene (blog)
On CL and in the Scene’s Fall Guide last week, we noted that Filmmaker magazine has made Nashville one of only four U.S. stops on its “25 New Faces of Independent Film” tour. That tour lands in Nashville tonight at The Belcourt.

Documentary places an accent on harmonious indie scene
Montreal Gazette
Documentary places an accent on harmonious indie scene  And it’s an important point for the Montreal filmmaker, who recently moved to San Francisco (after her boyfriend, Sylvain Carle, nabbed a high-profile job at Twitter’s head office.

“HOLLOW” (Movie Review)
As found footage settles itself in as the new raison d’être of indie genre filmmakers, we start to see it mold and blend with time-honored tradition (the anthology, the ghost story, etc). In HOLLOW (available now on VOD from Tribeca Film).

By Jesse Epstein
Hello, Jesse Epstein here. I’m blogging on behalf of “Team Skeeter” at the IFP Independent FilmWeek. We’ve been here with our feature documentary.
Filmmaker Magazine


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