Independent Filmmakers

2307: Winter’s Dream Gets Distribution Deals

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 12:49 -- Nick Dager

In the wake of the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival, Santa Monica-based Ultramedia and London's SC Films, have signed a distribution deal with Nettai Museum in Japan for the new sci-fi, 2307: Winter’s Dream, written and directed by Joey Curtis. The deal was negotiated by Fumie Suzuki Lancaster for the sales team and Fumiaki Ikeda for the distributor.

Aynabaji Opening Film at SSAFF 2016

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 12:34 -- Nick Dager

The Bangladeshi drama Aynabaji will open the 11th annual Seattle South Asian Film Festival, which runs October 14-23. The festival will include 23 feature films and 22 shorts from nine countries, plus a landmark community symposium about film censorship in South Asia and topical film programs centered on youth, sexual minorities, and mental health.

2016 DTLA Film Festival Announces Lineup

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 12:29 -- Nick Dager

The 8th Downtown L.A. Film Festival, September 21-28, which is being held at Regal Cinema’s L.A. Live has announced its feature films and special series. The line-up includes films from all genres and curated programming covering a wide range of topics Income Inequality, Art, Architecture & Design, Actions Sports, and The People and The Police.

Arri Launches Support Program for International Filmmakers

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 12:40 -- Nick Dager

The Arri Group is launching an initiative called the International Support Program. It is designed to support filmmakers who are working on distinctive projects with an international edge. Through the program, Arri will offer multifaceted support ranging from co-production, development and access to state-of-the-art Arri equipment, to postproduction and international sales.

All That Glitters

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 13:06 -- Sara Dager

Glitter Tribe is an entertaining new documentary that follows a wide variety of burlesque dancers as they perform at their home theater in Portland Oregon. Directed by Jon Manning and produced by Manning and Julie Livingston, co-produced by Miriam Garcia, the film seeks to give the viewer an in depth look into the lives of these modern neo burlesque dancers and the motivation behind their lurid, exciting, and occasionally dangerous acts.

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.


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