Independent Filmmakers

Indie Films Take Center Stage at Next PNYA Post Break

Wed, 05/19/2021 - 08:47 -- Nick Dager

In the next edition of Post Break, the free webinar series from Post New York Alliance, a panel of production and post-production experts will offer advice to independent filmmakers on how to finish their projects on time, on budget…and without compromising their creative vision. The session, titled Small Budgets, Big Imaginations - Post for Indie Films, is scheduled for Thursday, May 20th at 4:00 p.m. EDT on Zoom.

AFI Docs Announces Film Choices for 19th Annual Festival

Mon, 05/17/2021 - 08:40 -- Nick Dager

AFI Docs, the American Film Institute's annual documentary celebration in the nation's capital, has announced the Opening Night, Closing Night and Centerpiece Films for its 19th annual edition. As previously announced, this year's hybrid festival will include limited in-person screenings at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring, Maryland, as well as a full slate of virtual offerings. AFI Docs runs June 22–27, 2021.

Göteborg Presents New Film Fund

Mon, 05/10/2021 - 12:34 -- Nick Dager

Beginning today, May 10, filmmakers from four different parts of the world will be able to submit their applications to Göteborg Film Fund 2021. The fund aims to contribute to a diversified media landscape, with increased artistic freedom and free speech. During severe crisis the area of culture often is deprioritized. The on-going pandemic has severely affected the access to distribution channels as well as financing for film production. A situation that may undermine democracy, especially in regions with an unstable economic or political system.

AFI Docs Film Festival set for June 22-27

Mon, 05/10/2021 - 12:05 -- Nick Dager

AFI Docs, the American Film Institute's annual documentary celebration will once again offer an opportunity for movie fans to view documentary films online and anticipate welcoming a limited number of festivalgoers back to the storied AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring, Maryland for in-person screenings. Now in its 19th year, the festival will be held June 22-27.

Chilean Documentary Premiering at Tribeca Film Festival

Tue, 05/04/2021 - 10:56 -- Nick Dager

The Tribeca Film Festival has selected the Latin American documentary Primera to participate in the 20th anniversary of the international film festival. This year's festival, to be held June 9-20 offers a hybrid of in-person events and Tribeca at Home, the festival’s exclusive online premiere screenings and virtual events. Primera, which will premiere at the festival, was selected among foreign films and documentaries due to its vibrant Latin American production quality, story, and vision.

AAPI Storytellers Festival Starts Today

Mon, 05/03/2021 - 11:29 -- Nick Dager

The streaming platform Kinema, in partnership with a coalition of business, entertainment and creative leaders and GoFundMe.org, today announced it will leverage its virtual screening technology to host the first annual Asian American Pacific Islander Storytellers Festival, in celebration of AAPI Heritage Month. The Festival starts tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET with the global virtual premiere on Kinema of The Paper Tigers, an action comedy starring Alain Uy, Ron Yuan, and Mykel Shannon Jenkins ahead of its wide release date of May 7.

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NYWIFT Names Winners of Loreen Arbus Disability Awareness Grants

Wed, 04/14/2021 - 10:37 -- Nick Dager

New York Women in Film & Television has named Lisa Denker the winner of the Loreen Arbus Disability Awareness Grant for her documentary feature Still Judy. The first-ever Honorable Mention award was given to Alyscia Cunningham for her documentary feature I Am More Than My Hair. The film completion grant, now in its 14th year, is provided through the generosity of longtime disability rights advocate Loreen Arbus and awards $7,500 to a woman filmmaker for a film on physical or developmental disability issues; the Honorable Mention winner receives $1,500.

Post Tremors

Tue, 03/30/2021 - 10:41 -- Nick Dager

Pace Pictures provided complete post-production services for Tremors: Shrieker Island, the latest installment in the cult horror franchise about giant, worm-like creatures that prey on humans.

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