SUNDANCE INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES THE SUMMER 2014 SUNDANCE NEXT FEST IN LOS ANGELES

Set to run August 7-10, 2014 at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, Sundance NEXT FEST will offer film screenings and paired events as an extension to the annual Sundance Film Festival’s NEXT <=> program of films…



Posted on May 20, 2014 by

STANDING ASIDE, WATCHING

1.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 90 minutes

2014 SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! Billed as a Greek western revenge film, the premise sounds promising. Well, they either have a different definition of western revenge or they utterly failed in their mission…


Posted on May 18, 2014 by

AN EVENING WITH RICHARD LINKLATER / “BOYHOOD”

2014 SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL EVENT! On Friday, May 2nd, the 57th Annual San Francisco International Film festival presented director Richard Linklater with their Founding Director’s Award. [They] decided to make a night of it, with “An Evening with Richard Linklater” at the Castro Theatre…



Posted on May 15, 2014 by

2014 SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL WRAP-UP

2014 SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL! Almost everything I saw fell somewhere between great and fantastic, with only a couple of duds in the mix…



Posted on May 9, 2014 by

2014 SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES ITS COMPLETE LINEUP OF FILMS AND EVENTS

The 40th Annual Seattle International Film Festival announced the complete lineup of films and events programming for the 2014 event, running May 15 – June 8, 2014…



Posted on April 30, 2014 by

2014 SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL PREVIEW

Spring in lovely San Francisco, CA may not sound like the ideal time to hide yourself away in a windowless room for hours on end. But film lovers clamoring to be the first to discover the next great indie film will be richly rewarded by choosing darkness…



Posted on April 24, 2014 by

2014 NANTUCKET FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FEATURE FILM LINEUP

The 19th Annual Nantucket Film Festival, taking place June 25-30, 2014, has announced its feature film program, including the opening night, spotlight and closing night films…



Posted on April 22, 2014 by

SIFF 2014: BEHIND THE CURTAIN, PART THREE

The worst part of both the filmmaking and the film programming process is dealing with rejection. As filmmakers, we must accept that not everyone is going to love our work. As film programmers, we must accept that not everyone is going to agree with our decisions…



Posted on April 17, 2014 by

2014 VICTORIA TX INDIE FILM FEST ANNOUNCES AWARD WINNERS

The 2014 Victoria TX Indie Film Fest, which took place April 3-6, has announced its award winners…



Posted on April 8, 2014 by

2014 STANLEY FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FULL LINEUP

The 2014 Stanley Film Festival, taking place April 24-27, 2014, at the Stanley Hotel and surrounding venues in Estes Park, Colorado, has announced its lineup…



Posted on April 3, 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

2014 SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FEATURES COMPETITION PROGRAMS

The Annual 57th San Francisco International Film Festival, running April 24-May 8, 2014, has announced the films selected for the feature competition programs…



Posted on March 6, 2014 by

2014 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES SPOTLIGHT, MIDNIGHT, SPECIAL SCREENINGS AND STORYSCAPES PROGRAM

The 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, running April 16th to April 27th in New York City, has announced its feature film selections in the Spotlight, Midnight, and Special Screenings sections, as well as the Storyscapes program…



Posted on March 6, 2014 by

2014 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES VIEWPOINTS AND WORLD NARRATIVE AND DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION SELECTIONS

The 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, running April 16-27, has announced its Viewpoints and World Narrative and Documentary Competition film selections. Spotlight, Midnight and Special feature programming will be announced on March 6, 2014…



Posted on March 4, 2014 by

SIFF 2014: BEHIND THE CURTAIN, PART ONE

As someone who has experienced this process as both a filmmaker and a festival programmer, I’m here to shed some light on what actually takes place between the time you submit your film to, in this case, the Seattle International Film Festival, and when you receive that all-important decision via email…



Posted on March 3, 2014 by

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