“DISMEMBER THE ALAMO” DRAFTHOUSE WITH 48 HOUR “BLOODSHOTS” COMPETITION

The Alamo Drafthouse is launching a worldwide, 48 hour filmmaking competition called “Bloodshots,” to go along with their month-long “Dismember the Alamo” zombie celebration. The competition starts Friday, October 15, 2010 at 7pm CST and runs until Sunday, October 17, 2010 at 7pm CST. It’s short notice, sure, but that’s part of the challenge, so REGISTER NOW!



Posted on October 14, 2010 by

GEN ART FOUNDATION TO HOST “GEN ART RESURRECTION BENEFIT” IN NOVEMBER

When Gen Art declared bankruptcy in May 2010, a number of filmmakers and designers, including Gen Art award winners, were also affected. To combat this, the Gen Art Foundation, a not-for-profit charity, will be holding a benefit on November 4, 2010, with all proceeds going to emerging filmmakers and designers who lost money when the for-profit side, Gen Art, became insolvent…



Posted on October 14, 2010 by

CHECK OUT FILMMAKER TOMMY PALLOTTA’S NEW TRANSMEDIA PROJECT “COLLAPSUS”

Directed by Tommy Pallotta (producer of “Waking Life” and “A Scanner Darkly”), “Collapsus” is a new transmedia project about a not-to-distant future making the energy transition from fossil fuels to alternative options…



Posted on October 7, 2010 by

MTV AND FILMBUFF BRING “SAVAGE COUNTY” TO DIGITAL AUDIENCES TONIGHT

Horror film “Savage County” will debut on MTV2 tonight, and then immediately be available after the world television premiere on “Sony Playstation, Microsoft Xbox, iTunes, Amazon VOD and many more” digital outlets…



Posted on October 7, 2010 by

ANNE THOMPSON NAMED INDIEWIRE EDITOR-AT-LARGE; TODD MCCARTHY LEAVES

This news is not that surprisingly, but Anne Thompson has been named Editor-at-Large of indieWIRE…



Posted on October 7, 2010 by

ONLINE FILM CRITICS SOCIETY NAMES THE 100 BEST FIRST FEATURE FILMS OF ALL TIME

The Online Film Critics Society (OFCS) has announced its selection for the 100 Best First Feature Films of All Time. Not surprisingly, “Citizen Kane” grabs the top spot but Tarantino pulls out an impressive six spot for “Reservoir Dogs”…



Posted on October 4, 2010 by

SPEND WEDNESDAY WITH BILL PLYMPTON’S “IDIOTS AND ANGELS” AT IFC CENTER

Academy Award-nominated animator Bill Plympton begins the theatrical release of his latest film, “Idiots and Angels,” this Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at the IFC Center in New York City…



Posted on October 4, 2010 by

WATCH “RIDE THE DIVIDE”; HELP OUT LIVESTRONG

Hunter Weeks’s latest film, “Ride the Divide,” is currently available, in full, for free viewing on YouTube. The documentary will be available for 2711 minutes, ending on LIVESTRONG Day, Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 11:59pm…



Posted on October 1, 2010 by

IFC MIDNIGHT AND PHILADELPHIA UNDERGROUND JOIN FORCES IN OCTOBER

The Philadelphia Underground Film Festival (PUFF) and IFC Midnight are teaming up to bring Philadelphia free screenings of IFC Midnight films starting Friday, October 1, 2010. The films, including “High Lane,” “The Horde,” “Primal” and “Shadow” will screen outdoors at The Piazza at Schmidt’s…



Posted on September 28, 2010 by

“TAPESTRIES OF HOPE” PREMIERES TONIGHT IN MORE THAN 100 THEATERS NATIONWIDE

IndieGoGo fundraising success story, “Tapestries of Hope,” premieres tonight, September 28, 2010, in more than 100 theaters nationwide. The screenings, organized by Facebook, Family Violence Prevention Fund, Something to Talk About, The WIP, and Women Thrive Worldwide seeks to “raise awareness for the International Violence Against Women Act (I-VAWA) and encourage audience members to contact their representatives in Congress and urge them to support the legislation”…



Posted on September 28, 2010 by

GOODBYE, SALLY MENKE (1953 – 2010)

Sally Menke as an editor was as influential an artistic voice as Quentin Tarantino, the filmmaker to whose varied filmography she is most obviously tied. If Tarantino’s brash voice in the ’90s said, “this is how a movie can be more than a movie” to me, it was only so resonant because Menke made his proclamations true with her editorial skill…



Posted on September 28, 2010 by

EUGENE HERNANDEZ LEAVES INDIEWIRE FOR FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER

According to Deadline.com, indieWIRE co-founder and editor-in-chief, Eugene Hernandez, is leaving indieWIRE for a new position as Director of Digital Strategy for the Film Society of Lincoln Center in NYC…



Posted on September 23, 2010 by

IS THE FILM FESTIVAL PANEL SYSTEM FLAWED OR BROKEN? INTRODUCING FILM IN 140…

Is the film festival panel system too slow for the speed of the conversation nowadays? Is the system too skewed in favor of older ideas and models, and not open to newer exchanges of ideas? Introducing Film in 140, a bi-monthly panel series held live online via Twitter…



Posted on September 22, 2010 by

MAGNET RELEASING ATTRACTS “13 ASSASSINS”

Magnet Releasing has snatched up the U.S. rights to Takashi Miike’s latest, “13 Assassins.” The film recently played the Venice and Toronto film festivals, and is the current closing night film of the 2010 Fantastic Fest (which gets underway this week)…



Posted on September 22, 2010 by

SEVERIN FILMS TO RELEASE ALEJANDRO JODOROWSKY’S UNCUT “SANTA SANGRE” ON BLU-RAY AND DVD

Boasting over 5 hours of bonus material, Severin Films will release Alejandro Jodorowsky’s “Santa Sangre” uncut on Blu-ray and DVD on January 25, 2011…



Posted on September 20, 2010 by

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