With its tagline -- "Story can Change the World" -- the festival features inspiring films that capture the human condition as part of its goal to turn the region into a true, attractive film market, including by these four local filmmakers.
Jakes' International Faith and Family Film Festival aims to provide a significant value-add to the discussion of how faith-based filmmakers should proceed with producing and marketing films to Christian and mainstream audiences.
When Alexander Payne stepped off the boat in late July to arrive on the Greek isle of Patmos, few locals recognized a major Hollywood writer-director in their midst -- or had a chance to see his films on the silver screen.
Philadelphia, PA may not be the first, or even second or third location a person may associate with Independent Film Festivals, but with the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival (PIFF), now in its sixth year, that could soon change.
As I started to learn more about the PUFF Festival and Gina Wong, I realized that her insistence upon the appearance of an artist from the other side of the globe for the world premier of a low budget indie rock opera art film should not come as a surprise.
On May 2nd, a new bastion will be established in the fight for fright: cloaked in white, brooding in the mountains, and full of everything that's not today's craven horror monstrosities: The Stanley Film Festival, your new Colorado home for independent horror cinema.
Unlike Sundance, SXSW, and other well-known festivals where the objective is for filmmakers to find distributors for and generate buzz about their movies, the goal of Projecting Change is to provide a platform for dialogue about today's most pressing social issues.
Over the years, Tribeca has had a hard time finding its voice in the film world. At times it seemed lost between overtly commercial selections and second-rate art-house films. Tribeca is still searching for its voice in the vast film festival market.
I am struck by how art and politics seem to have traded places in Missouri. The documentary After Tiller represents everything that is messy and complicated about the world, while politics here seem to exist in a fantasy world.