At SXSW, Steven Abrams explores the threads between technology, fundraising, and independent filmmaking.March 24th, 2011 | Steven Abrams
What's interactive to the third or fourth power? SXSW and its deepening relationship to all things tech and social media. Steve Abrams comments on how, at this year's fest, the intersection of social networking, fundraising, and technology affected the showcased films and which filmmakers are leading by example.
South by Southwest (SXSW) has become a convergence of film, interactive media, and music, as the lines between these media have increasingly blurred. So it's appropriate that David Dworsky and Victor Köhler's documentary, Press Play Pause, was chosen for an opening night premiere.
Filmmaker and station relations consultant Jennifer Owensby Sanza shares the advice she gathered from mentors and firsthand experience about how to secure public television broadcast.March 21st, 2011 | Jennifer Owensby Sanza
In this guide to securing public television broadcast, filmmaker and station relations consultant Jennifer Owensby Sanza spills the beans on how to reach the staggering potential only public television can offer--reaching 99 percent of American homes.
Getting my first documentary, The Teachings of Jon, broadcast nationally on public television felt like walking through a minefield, blindfolded. As a recipient of a completion funds grant from Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), I was fortunate to have the best mentors to guide me through the process.
New Directors/New Films screens in New York from March 23rd to April 3rd.March 17th, 2011 | Kurt Brokaw
New Directors/New Films showcases the work of emerging filmmakers from around the globe. Senior critic Kurt Brokaw takes in the festival, now in its 40th year, and gives us his picks of what to seek out and why, including Margin Call, The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975, Night Hunter, and Incendies.
For the second consecutive year, The Independent's senior film critic, Kurt Brokaw, has screened the entire lineup of New Directors/New Films and is reviewing his favorites below, including Margin Call, The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975, Night Hunter, and Incendies.
Kurt Brokaw reviews his top choices from the Lincoln Center's 16th annual showcase of contemporary French film.March 2nd, 2011 | Kurt Brokaw
Rendez-Vous With French Cinema starts its 16th year at Lincoln Center March 3-13 with 22 premieres. Senior film critic Kurt Brokaw checks in with his batch of critic's choices, including Potiche, Mozart's Sister, The Big Picture, and What Love May Bring.
(François Ozon. 2010. France. 103 min.)