Independent Filmmakers

ARPA Presents U.S. Premiere of 3 Weeks in Yerevan

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 11:46 -- Nick Dager

3 Weeks in Yerevan, a new comedy by the Award-winning collaboration of writer-director Vahe Berberian and producer-co-director Vahik Pirhamzei, will have its North American premiere September 14 at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. Sponsored by the Analysis Research Planning for Armenia Foundation, the premiere will feature a post-screening Q&A with the film's three leading men Berberian, Pirhamzei (who also star in the film), and actor-comedian Hrant Tokhatyan.

Native Cinema Showcase Begins August 16

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 08:41 -- Nick Dager

The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian will present the 16th annual Native Cinema Showcase, the museum's premier film event, during the week of August 16–21 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The showcase runs in conjunction with the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts Santa Fe Indian Market, the largest juried show of Native fine art in the world

SMPTE Launches Vista Project to Support Emerging Filmmakers

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 13:15 -- Nick Dager

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers today announced the official launch of The Vista Project, a competition that will identify emerging talent in the creative and engineering realms and support future filmmakers in developing interactive cinema experiences. Open exclusively to students enrolled in a two- or four-year accredited university-level undergraduate or graduate program, the competition will award five finalists with $5,000 to create a 10-minute short that could serve as a template for a long-form interactive cinema experience.

Jury Named for SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 14:48 -- Nick Dager

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers and the Hollywood Professional Association today announced the jurors for the second annual SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival. The event is scheduled for October 26, following the Oktoberfest Reception at the SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition in Hollywood, California. The deadline for entries is June 27. For the second year in a row Nick Dager, editor and publisher of Digital Cinema Report will serve as a juror.

Crafting a Classic New York Romance

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 11:43 -- Nick Dager

Post work for director Rebecca Miller’s new romantic comedy Maggie’s Plan, currently in wide release from Sony Pictures Classics, was a labor of love for Technicolor PostWorks New York. A long-time supporter of independent film, the facility furnished suites and systems to picture editor Sabine Hoffman and her crew. It also provided resources for dailies processing, editorial finishing, color grading, sound mixing and deliverables. The project involved months of concentrated effort, spanning pre-production through the film’s world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

IFP Filmmaker Labs Winners Announced

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 10:51 -- Nick Dager

The Independent Filmmaker Project has announced the ten narratives selected for the 2016 IFP Filmmaker Labs, IFP’s annual yearlong fellowship for first-time feature directors. The creative teams of the selected films are currently attending the first week’s sessions – The Time Warner Foundation Completion Labs – taking place May 23-27 in New York City.

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