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Award-Winning Sex-Change Documentary Call Me Marianna Brightens Polish Film Festival in America

Greg Archer | Posted 11.12.2015 | Chicago
Greg Archer

Faith, trust and the courage to live as the person you know yourself to be all come into play in Karolina Bielawska's moving, award-winning documentary Call Me Marianna. The film has been turning heads at film festivals around the world.

Filmmaking as a Tool for Conservation

Kate Neligan | Posted 10.23.2015 | Entertainment
Kate Neligan

Filmmakers are gifted with the power of the moving image to enlighten, educate and inspire audiences and activate social change. One of the best ways ...

The Ultimate Guide to Hollywood Meeting Terminology

ScreenCraft | Posted 10.09.2015 | Entertainment

Development and acquisition talk can be another language to some. Below we will cover some of the most common terms that screenwriters may come across.

Meet the Ebola Filmmakers in Liberia

Blair Glencorse | Posted 05.26.2015 | Impact
Blair Glencorse

The Liberia Film Institute's latest class of filmmakers recently completed a series of short documentaries and dramas dealing with their country's unprecedented Ebola outbreak. Here's a look at some of the student filmmakers behind the project.

What Are Movie Extras Saying to Each Other in the Background of Movies?

Quora | Posted 05.25.2015 | Entertainment

Most of the time they are pantomiming, which means that not a vocal word is coming from their mouth at all, rather, they are simply mouthing words while matching them with physical movement. And nine times out of ten, it's gibberish, random, and unplanned.

The School of the Heartist -- Days of Founding a New School

Yanna Bat Adam, Heartist | Posted 04.14.2015 | Arts
Yanna Bat Adam, Heartist

It was time for me to speak more directly than I could with paintings -- to speak with living people -- in particular, those for whom creativity is a strong impulse that is sometimes problematic.

Director Michael Mann on His Research Process for Films Like Blackhat and Insider

Quora | Posted 03.28.2015 | Entertainment

I don't look at other pictures about a subject. If I want to do a movie about a thief, I don't watch a film about a thief, I meet and hang out with thieves. The same goes for researching investigative journalists in a film like Insider.

IndieFlix: A Movement to Change the World One Indie Movie at a Time

Heather Martin | Posted 03.17.2015 | Entertainment
Heather Martin

Imagine this scenario: You recently got divorced, are now a single mother, your father has passed away and you are running a startup. You have exactly six weeks of funding left when your business partner has a heart to heart conversation where he politely bows out of the business.

The Dalai Lama Film : An Interview with Mickey Lemle

Stephanie Spiro | Posted 10.04.2014 | Arts
Stephanie Spiro

This month I'd like to focus on the timely and extraordinarily important Kickstarter campaign for filmmaker Mickey Lemle's The Dalai Lama Film, raising funds on Kickstarter until August 10th.

'Manuscripts Don't Burn'

Amnesty International | Posted 09.10.2014 | Impact
Amnesty International

By Steven W. Hawkins, Executive Director, Amnesty International USA and Gregory Nava, Writer-Director, Member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts an...

ReelWorld Film Festival Explores Cross-Cultural Connections

Anne Thornley-Brown | Posted 06.05.2014 | Entertainment
Anne Thornley-Brown

It's easy to perceive differences between cultures and conclude the challenges of our own cultures and families are unique. ReelWorld Film Festival pr...

The Invisible Woman Syndrome Is Just a State of Mind

Amancay Tapia | Posted 02.15.2014 | Women
Amancay Tapia

Whoever you are and whatever you do, make sure you use any experience you have -- good or bad -- as the clay you need to transform your sculpture into a piece of art.

Quoth the Re-Animator: Filmmaker Stuart Gordon on Nevermore

Michael Varrati | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Varrati

Stuart Gordon is, inarguably, one of the undisputed masters of the horror genre. With such landmark works as the cult classic Re-Animator under his belt, Gordon's filmic oeuvre has always sought to blend a touch of scholarly class with the genre's gory grand guignol.

Sunnyside of the Doc: Cultural Exception Also Applies to Documentary

Vivian Norris | Posted 08.30.2013 | Entertainment
Vivian Norris

What differentiates the annual French documentary festival Sunnyside of the Doc from other festivals and markets, is its international reach.

Kids in the Hood: Los Angeles, Early 2001

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 08.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert G. Zuckerman

Usually on feature films, the mandate to the still photographer is to photograph only the actors and key filmmakers, but not extras and certainly n...

With Dosa Hunt, Filmmaker Amrit Singh Emerges as Generational Voice

Jim Luce | Posted 07.27.2013 | Entertainment
Jim Luce

The closing gala for this year's New York Indian Film Festival (HuffPo), held in a banquet hall above NYU's Skirball Auditorium, was alive with artist...

Bands and Filmmakers Unite at the Music Video Race

Kayley Kravitz | Posted 07.20.2013 | San Francisco
Kayley Kravitz

The MVR is a unique approach to music video production. 20 bands are paired with 20 filmmakers at random. They have just one weekend to write, film and edit a music video.

Filmmaker Shares Backstory on Career and Advice for Others

Gregory G. Allen | Posted 07.06.2013 | Entertainment
Gregory G. Allen

As a writer and someone who has been in the entertainment industry for as long as I have, I can't help but wonder about the story "behind the story" when I watch a film or read a new book.

Rob Zombie Answers Reddit's Questions On Lords of Salem, Childhood and His Next Non-Horror Film

Shira Lazar | Posted 06.08.2013 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

Reddit asked for a Rob Zombie AMA (Ask Me Anything), and while he has yet to jump on the bandwagon, we've got those redditors covered in this segment where we ask the man himself those hard-hitting questions about his past work and Lords of Salem movie.

Money Bomb for Filmmakers: Crowdfunding Platforms

Yvonna Russell | Posted 03.31.2013 | Women
Yvonna Russell

Hopefully gone are the days when filmmakers raised funds for their films by any means necessary. Now, crowdfunding platforms are the way to finance film projects through individuals on the web.

Watch Out Michael Bay, These YouTubers Are Here to Stay (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 08.15.2012 | Technology
Shira Lazar

With over over 3.2 million subscribers on YouTube, Freddie Wong and Brandon Laatsch are two of the most prolific filmmakers and special effects gurus in the online space.

Do People Who Heavily Self-Promote Not Feel Shame at the Tackiness of It or Do They Power Through It?

Quora | Posted 05.20.2012 | Arts

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Marco North, Creative Director, Bittersweet Group There is a sort of defeatist position held by som...

[Interview] The Documentarians Who Prove That 'We're Not Broke'

Turnstyle | Posted 04.09.2012 | Entertainment

By Noah Nelson Exactly how and why the United States has found itself in financial crisis and up to its eyeballs in debt is, from one point-of-view, ...

Top Filmmakers on YouTube to Check Out in 2012!

Shira Lazar | Posted 03.21.2012 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

With the announcement of the YouTube Film Festival and the launch of their new premium channels this month, there's no doubt that the platform is the hub for a new wave of creative rising stars. Here's a look at the top filmmakers that you should be following on YouTube in 2012.

Karma Repair for Filmmakers Deadline: New Years Eve

Lee Schneider | Posted 02.21.2012 | Impact
Lee Schneider

Have you made a nasty slasher film recently, or know somebody who has? Have you wondered whether it's time to turn your creative output toward good? I'd like to offer some karma repair.