DIGITAL CELLULOID – ISSUE 196: QUICK! CHANGE SEASON!

Digital Celluloid, a comic strip by artist Chris Cirillo, pokes fun at the films of today, tomorrow and yesterday. Whether it is a classic or an upcoming blockbuster, no film is safe! This week, we look at a classic silly film adaptation of the popular fighting arcade game… no, not that one…



Posted on March 26, 2014 by

GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – DISCOVERING MIPTV 2014, PART 1

I’ll be attending the 51st annual MIPTV conference in Cannes, France from April 7-10, so I thought today I’d start a two-part mini-series on getting you familiarized with MIPTV 2014…



Posted on March 25, 2014 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: GATES TO PARADISE

Phil Hall’s The Bootleg Files explores the wild world of memorable films and TV productions that can be found in unauthorized presentations. This week, Phil liberates the Holy Land with a bunch of French kids…



Posted on March 21, 2014 by

SIFF 2014: BEHIND THE CURTAIN, PART TWO

In our last installment, we discussed best practices surrounding film festival deadlines and submission procedures. Today, we’re going to touch on a variety of topics connected to the theme of relationship building among film festival programmers and staff in support of furthering your career as an independent filmmaker…



Posted on March 20, 2014 by

BYOD: BRING YOUR OWN DOC – EPISODE 136: “THE IMMORTALISTS” – DOCUMENTARY ON REVERSING AGING WITH SCIENCE

“The Immortalists” is the documentary on aging and how we are fighting the process, as exemplified by the work of two very different scientists. A brilliant odd couple (Bill Andrews and Aubrey de Grey) are on a crusade to end aging as we know it, while they bring humanity to the struggle against mortality and deterioration of the human body…



Posted on March 19, 2014 by

BYOD: BRING YOUR OWN DOC – EPISODE 135: “UKRAINE IS NOT A BROTHEL” – FEMEN DOCUMENTARY FROM 2014 SXSW

“Ukraine Is Not a Brothel – The FEMEN Story” is a new documentary that shows protests in Ukraine that have taken a bold, new post-feminist dimension of nudity to highlight the sexual oppression and exploitation experienced by so many Ukraine women…



Posted on March 19, 2014 by

DIGITAL CELLULOID – ISSUE 195: ZER02

Digital Celluloid, a comic strip by artist Chris Cirillo, pokes fun at the films of today, tomorrow and yesterday. Whether it is a classic or an upcoming blockbuster, no film is safe! This week, don’t matter where you are, Slenderman is everywhere…



Posted on March 19, 2014 by

GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – IN HONOR OF AUSTIN: MAKING A SUCCESSFUL MICROBUDGET INDIE IN TODAY’S MARKETPLACE

In honor of Austin, the city that cultivated the indie film movement with such classics as Richard Linklater’s “Slacker” (1991) and Robert Rodriguez’s “El Mariachi” (1993), today we’re discussing five things that will help your micro-budget indie feature thrive in today’s marketplace…



Posted on March 18, 2014 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: THE YANKEE DOODLER

Phil Hall’s The Bootleg Files explores the wild world of memorable films and TV productions that can be found in unauthorized presentations. This week, Phil reflects in the greatness of Fred Mertz…



Posted on March 14, 2014 by

BYOD: BRING YOUR OWN DOC – EPISODE 134: “PRINT THE LEGEND,” 2014 SXSW AWARD WINNER

“Print The Legend,” the new documentary on the 3D printer phenomenon and the vast implications of the invention from weaponry to copyright, won a special recognition for storytelling and editing at the 2014 SXSW Film Festival…



Posted on March 13, 2014 by

BYOD: BRING YOUR OWN DOC – EPISODE 133: “VESSEL” – ABORTION IN INTERNATIONAL WATERS DOCUMENTARY, 2014 SXSW AWARD WINNER

“Vessel,” the new abortion documentary that takes us to sea with Dr. Rebecca Gomperts as she sails through legal loopholes to provide women with medical service to end their unwanted pregnancies, premiered at the 2014 SXSW Festival, and won a special award…



Posted on March 13, 2014 by

BYOD: BRING YOUR OWN DOC – EPISODE 132: “THE GREAT INVISIBLE,” 2014 SXSW GRAND JURY PRIZE DOCUMENTARY

“The Great Invisible,” the documentary on the gulf oil spill, won the 2014 SXSW Film Festival Grand Jury Prize, and we talk to director Margaret Brown about the stunning film that illuminates the lives of those affected by the disaster…



Posted on March 12, 2014 by

DIGITAL CELLULOID – ISSUE 194: CULTISTS…

Digital Celluloid, a comic strip by artist Chris Cirillo, pokes fun at the films of today, tomorrow and yesterday. Whether it is a classic or an upcoming blockbuster, no film is safe! This week, The numbers are dwindling still…



Posted on March 12, 2014 by

GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL’S “GRAND” PER SCREEN AVERAGE!

Today we’re discussing Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, because it just became the single highest per screen average for a limited release live action release in the history of cinema.



Posted on March 11, 2014 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: BON VOYAGE, CHARLIE BROWN (AND DON’T COME BACK!!)

Phil Hall’s The Bootleg Files explores the wild world of memorable films and TV productions that can be found in unauthorized presentations. This week, Phil gives Snoopy a French kiss…



Posted on March 7, 2014 by

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