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Ankur Film Festival at Nashik

Ankur Film Festival at Nashik

Abhivyakti Media for Development along with Kusumagraj Pratishtan organized ‘Ankur Film Festival’ for established and budding filmmakers, in Nashik city. This is the fourth year of the festival. The festival will showcase short films and documentaries shown during December 25, 26 and 27, at Vishakha Hall, Kusumagraj Pratishtan, Nashik. The festival was inaugurated by renowned [...]

December 27, 2015 admin short film festival 0

Film Festival Secrets Podcast #30: Negotiating With Film Festivals

Film Festival Secrets Podcast #30: Negotiating With Film Festivals

You can play this podcast episode using the SoundCloud player above or subscribe to the podcast in iTunes (or your favorite podcatcher). Sometimes filmmakers face the classic “bird in the hand” problem. Case in point: my friend Amy’s short film “Pickle” was accepted by one festival, but her “dream date” festival is still on the fence. [...]

December 20, 2015 admin Film Festival 0

"Spotlight" on DIY Winning Documentary film director of "Basta"

"Spotlight" on DIY Winning Documentary film director of "Basta"

The film “Spotlight’ is a film that critics and audiences agree on.  A great story about a tragic event in the nation’s history. Liev Shreiber, Michael Keaton and Mark Ruffalo give standout performances which will likely be honored in many festivals.We at the DIY Film Festival would like to point out that last year’s “Best [...]

December 14, 2015 admin Film Festival 0

Film Festival Secrets Podcast #29: Richard Gale, Director of “The Horribly Slow Murderer with the extremely inefficient weapon

Film Festival Secrets Podcast #29: Richard Gale, Director of “The Horribly Slow Murderer with the extremely inefficient weapon

You can play this podcast episode using the SoundCloud player above or subscribe to the podcast in iTunes (or your favorite podcatcher). This episode I’m joined by Richard Gale, creator of the short film “The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon,” which is on its way to becoming a feature film thanks to a [...]

December 10, 2015 admin Film Festival 0

Sundance Short films announced….

Sundance Short films announced….

Then there’s this – the shorts at sundance.  Worth noting the topics that attracted some big name actors to participate: Sundance 2016 Shorts Program Features Films by Bryce Dallas Howard, Jason Reitman, Sebastian Silva, More By Anne Thompson and Matt Brennan | Thompson on HollywoodDecember 8, 2015 at 4:00PM The 72-film slate rounds out the [...]

December 9, 2015 admin Film Festival 0

Slamdance Festival Announces Slate

Slamdance Festival Announces Slate

This just in from Slamdance, the sister fest at Sundance.  These films are more DIY than Sundance, and Adam Rifkin and Penn Jillette’s crowdfunded “Director’s Cut” opens the festival. As you can see from the titles, always good to get one or two actors in the film that are easy to promote, or can help [...]

December 9, 2015 admin Film Festival 0