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Monthly Archives: February 2016

Stop Making Horrible Crowdfunding Pitch Videos

Stop Making Horrible Crowdfunding Pitch Videos

When somebody gets as worked up on camera as Emily Best does in this clip about pitch videos, you can tell they’re making an important point. It’s also pretty entertaining – Best never shies away from plain talk while making a strong case for her point of view. I’ve been gathering advice about pitch videos for [...]

May 26, 2015 admin Film Festival 0

Why You Should Make a DIY Film (and why that matters)

Why You Should Make a DIY Film (and why that matters)

Here’s an interesting article on DIY Filmmaking from IndieWire. Part of the reason people pick up a paint brush and put it to canvas is because they can’t find a compelling reason not to.  In that same vein, picking up a camera and making a film follows those same principles.  “What kind of story do [...]

May 26, 2015 admin Film Festival 0

New York times Will No Longer Guarantee Reviews of New Releases

New York times Will No Longer Guarantee Reviews of New Releases

Brent Lang, reporting on Variety’s site: The New York Times has changed its film review policies, and the paper is now telling film publicists that it can no longer guarantee its critics will weigh in on every film that screens in the city. “Because of the increasing volume of new films released each year, the [...]

May 22, 2015 admin Film Festival 0

Show Us Your Shorts Spring Fling–RESULTS!

Show Us Your Shorts Spring Fling–RESULTS!

Our Spring Fling Edition of Show Us Your Shorts 72 hour film slam went swimmingly! We got 5 wonderful submissions from Ra Mystique, Film Kidzzz, CWU Motion Picture Club, The Underdogs, and Pixeleeps! CWUMPC Won the award for Best Use of Special Effects and Best Use of Location. Pixeleeps won the People’s Choice award and [...]

May 19, 2015 admin Film Festival 0

Short Film Secrets webinar, revised for 2015

Short Film Secrets webinar, revised for 2015

  This coming Thursday – a free webinar hosted by yours truly. This week’s webinar is always a popular subject: Short Film Secrets. (Or: So you made a short film. Now what?)  This class is based on a talk I gave with fellow panelists at South by Southwest in 2010 – here’s the original panel description: There’s more [...]

May 18, 2015 admin Film Festival 0

Anona- The Goddess of harvest

Anona- The Goddess of harvest

Anona The Goddess of harvest..An unusual journey of rising from the fall with a self-discovery of the soul. A Global Crowd-funding project.by Nataraj Maharshi Starring: Dheiraj Kapoor, Swagata Naik and Chitragupta Sinha [...]

May 13, 2015 admin Film Festival 0