The word on the street is that the New York-based Urbanworld Film Festival is a black film festival, but inside the theaters it becomes clear that Urbanworld is a showcase for a diverse group of minority filmmakers.
Balancing between Hollywood and the indie worldNovember 1st, 2002 | Avril Speaks
The word on the street is that the New York-based Urbanworld Film Festival is a black film festival, but inside the theaters it becomes clear that Urbanworld is a showcase for a diverse group of minority filmmakers. From the pulsating hip hop beat of the Clipses Lord Willin in the opening trailer to the broad range of the sixty films screened, Urbanworlds niche as a premiere minority festival is undeniable. But their attempt at a balancing between Hollywood and the independent world is a little shaky.
Navigating the software jungleNovember 1st, 2002 | Amanda Doss
Before shooting a film or video, long form or short form, narrative or documentary, before beginning development, fundraising, or even casting, there is one thing every filmmaker should have, a budget. It is a crucial part of every production. Its one of the few constants in every type of filmmaking. Its the thing that almost every other decision hangs on.
Filmmakers share their storiesNovember 1st, 2002 | Jason Guerrasio
There are many ways to finance a film. In some cases, financiers want to get involved because the material has touched them in a certain way. Other times, theyre intrigued because they always wanted to work with the director or an actor. Then there are people with money and want to get into movies. The hardest part, of course, is finding the people with the deep pockets.
The hottest week of the year in New York City coincided with the Third Annual New York International Latino Film Festival, July 30–August 4.
Road ahead is challenging for three-year-old eventNovember 1st, 2002 | Aaron Krach
The hottest week of the year in New York City coincided with the Third Annual New York International Latino Film Festival, July 30August 4.
Although Milwaukee will eternally be known for beer, cheese hats, and the infamous Laverne and Shirley, the unique city is also home to a thriving and supportive art scene. The film and video community in Milwaukee has enjoyed an increasingly active past couple of years.
Navigating your way through the web storyNovember 1st, 2002 | Maya Churi
When you begin reading a book, it is a given that if you start on page one and read each successive page you will eventually get to the end of the story. The same goes for watching a film or a play. We sit. We watch. We leave. From childhood we are trained that there is a known route that will get us to the end of stories. Presented in these formats, stories are easy to navigate through.