Independent Filmmakers

Playing with Fire

Wed, 07/20/2022 - 09:21 -- Nick Dager

Flowing with Fire, a new 360-degree documentary short from director Michael Gabriele and Chicago production company Daily Planet, centers on a group of Los Angeles-area artists who engage in what has been called “a hypnotic form of dance combined with pyrotechnics.”

OsiyoTV Earns Three Heartland Regional Emmy Awards

Tue, 07/19/2022 - 10:10 -- Nick Dager

The Heartland Regional Emmy Awards recognized the Cherokee Nation’s Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People with three awards during the 2022 Emmys on Saturday, July 16. The tribe’s cultural television series, and the short documentaries within it, continue to be honored with numerous regional, national, and international accolades for its innovative approach to sharing the real-life stories of the Cherokee people.

Land of Gold First to Film at Cherokee Nation’s Soundstage

Mon, 06/27/2022 - 11:00 -- Nick Dager

The Cherokee Nation and its film office are celebrating the world premiere of Land of Gold, the 2021 winner of AT&T Presents: Untold Stories, and the first production of its kind to be filmed at the tribe’s studios and virtual soundstage located in Owasso. The film, directed by award-winning filmmaker Nardeep Khurmi, debuted at the Tribeca Festival in New York City this month.

Four Ukranian Filmmakers Selected for Göteborg Residencies

Mon, 06/20/2022 - 12:46 -- Nick Dager

Four Ukrainian directors and screenwriters have now been selected to the Göteborg residencies that were announced in May. Göteborg Film Fund: Ukraine is also now working on ways to offer additional support for dissemination of Ukrainian films, and for filmmakers working in Ukraine. More than 35 applications were submitted for the residency program, which is a cooperation with HDK-Valand, at the University of Gotenburg, and financed by Region Västra Götaland. Three of the participants will arrive during the end of June/beginning of July, and the fourth in August.

Supporting Minority Filmmakers

Tue, 06/07/2022 - 12:50 -- Nick Dager

This summer, hundreds of professional filmmakers in New York City will join forces to create six short films as part of the Women’s Weekend Film Challenge. A grassroots initiative founded in 2017 by filmmakers Katrina Medoff and Tracy Sayre, WWFC aims to address the lack of women and nonbinary people behind the camera and on screen through a variety of programs, including its signature film challenge.

Göteborg Opens Call for Film Fund Residencies

Wed, 05/11/2022 - 08:59 -- Nick Dager

In cooperation with The University of Gothenburg and Region Västra Götaland, the Göteborg Film Fund 2022 is now opening the call for three residencies with a duration of three months each. The Göteborg Film Fund is an initiative from Göteborg Film Festival to support films and filmmakers in regions where filmmaking is difficult, due to economic or political reasons.

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