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The Queen Christine Vachon

Yvonna Russell | Posted 10.16.2014 | Entertainment
Yvonna Russell

Under her rebellious helm are where socially conscious, creative and edgy films get made.

The Reykjavik International Film Festival Is the Tectonic Meeting Point of European and American Indie Cinema

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 10.13.2014 | Entertainment
James Marshall Crotty

Whether you are looking to write, scout or shoot (the Icelandic Film Centre offers a 20 percent rebate if you meet certain "cultural criteria"), put Reykjavik and RIFF in your filmmaking bucket list.

Artistic Integrity vs. Real Life in Indie Film Swim Little Fish Swim (Exclusive Clip)

Kristin McCracken | Posted 09.04.2014 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

In Swim Little Fish Swim, writer/directors Ruben Amar and Lola Bessis introduce a couple, Leeward (Dustin Guy Defa) and Mary (Brooke Bloom), who are not exactly on the same page in many of the ways that matter.

Jackhammer

Leland Dieno | Posted 09.02.2014 | Comedy
Leland Dieno

The soon-to-be Canadian Comedy Cult Classic, Jackhammer follows an actor Julian (played by Guy Christie) as he struggles after being blacklisted by a big-time theatre director. He reconnects with his estranged brother "Jackhammer", a male stripper.

We Are the Best! Lukas Moodysson's Love Song to Youth

Tony Bartolone | Posted 07.30.2014 | Arts
Tony Bartolone

There has never been a movie that has so impeccably captured the feeling of being 13 years old. Frame by frame, Lukas Moodyson immerses his audience in the ocean of naïve rage that pulsates in the hearts of three pubescent punks.

This Bittersweet Indie Road Trip Film Needs Your Help

Roadtrippers | Posted 07.27.2014 | Entertainment
Roadtrippers

There is a New World Somewhere is an intimate story about love, adventure, connecting and finding a sense of self. The film follows Sylvia,...

SNAFU and The Purpose of Life

Scott De Buitléir | Posted 07.18.2014 | New York
Scott De Buitléir

Chloe Sanders is pretty happy with her decision to name her new web series 'SNAFU', and she tells me that while some viewers may not know the military acronym right away, it's apt for the quirky comedy once it's explained: Situation Normal: All F*cked Up.

Oscar Torre & Chuti Tiu -- Award Winning Filmmakers

Ilana Rapp | Posted 06.28.2014 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Frustrated by the stereotypical portrayal of Asians in mainstream media, actress Chuti Tiu was motivated to write a film that reflected a more accurate and layered depiction of Asian-American culture.

Dialogue Isn't Just for Screenplays

Stuart Connelly | Posted 06.22.2014 | Arts
Stuart Connelly

But conversation, like therapy, is its own sort of "talking cure." I, for one, want to talk it out. The Suspect is a natural extension of that drive.

The Scariest Film Ever Made

Nic Latouf | Posted 06.22.2014 | Entertainment
Nic Latouf

To be absolutely fair to the horror genre, when debating the scariest film ever made, one would need to take into account some of the twisted foreign horror films out there -- films like The Eye (Chinese version) and Ju-On (the grudge).

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Michael Jones | Posted 05.17.2014 | Chicago
Michael Jones

When you see one of Mr. Anderson's movies you know you are seeing something unique, a work of imagination, a distillation of life's experiences re-imagined for the screen.

Adrienne Shelly Foundation Awards Its 50th Grant

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.13.2014 | Entertainment
Andy Ostroy

Formed shortly after Adrienne Shelly's death, the ASF, with its simple but critical mission of supporting women filmmakers, awarded its 50th production grant to Meredith Danluck for her film State Like Sleep.

On Wes Anderson, Love Lost and The Grand Budapest Hotel

Dana Covit | Posted 05.13.2014 | Entertainment
Dana Covit

I have been forced to come to a hard-pressed realization that makes my shoulders fall, and my heart heavy: I am falling out of love with Wes Anderson.

Writers Discuss Gay Fiction Relating to Reality 

Gregory G. Allen | Posted 05.03.2014 | Gay Voices
Gregory G. Allen

With so much movement happening in the LGBT community that plays out across our news constantly, I wanted to talk with a few fiction writers about the impact it has on them.

100-Man Fight Tells the Story of Judd Reid and the Real Life Kumite

Norm Schriever | Posted 04.21.2014 | Entertainment
Norm Schriever

Every once in a great while a story comes along that defies our collective imagination, forcing us to recalibrate the limits of the human condition. ...

Love Is Love: Why I Decided to Work on an Indie Film

Lawrence D. Elliott | Posted 03.18.2014 | Entertainment
Lawrence D. Elliott

It seemed to call out to me like no other listing I'd read. It's strange, because I'd never worked on a film before. But I'm a writer. A storyteller. Isn't film just visual storytelling?

From Fliers to Facebook: How Indie Lesbo Filmmaking Has Changed in 20 Years

Guinevere Turner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Guinevere Turner

Going to a club and handing a cute lesbian a flyer that says, "Come to our fundraising event!" feels so basic compared with treating your movie like a person, giving it a Twitter handle, and then wondering, "What would my movie tweet today? What does it have to say?"

Bringing Mental Illness out of the Closet

Gregory G. Allen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Gregory G. Allen

There is a very important short film making the rounds in film festivals now called Illness that takes a hard look at mental illness and how it can affect a family.

Director Torre Catalano's Short Seasick Sailor Is Dark and Edgy

Ilana Rapp | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Making a short film is no easy task. Time, energy and focus are just a few things that help make a story into a successful movie. Put Director / Writer Torre Catalano at the helm, and you've got one helluva' tale!

Mission Park's Producer Douglas Spain Gives Us Behind-the-Scenes Insight at Producing This Film

Ilana Rapp | Posted 11.06.2013 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

"Mission Park" is produced by Douglas Spain. Photography by Felicia Graham. The film "Mission Park" will be released in Los Angeles, New York, Chica...

Our Stories: Babylon Sisters

Yvonna Russell | Posted 10.05.2013 | Impact
Yvonna Russell

The film project Babylon Sisters deserves our support for a master storyteller's passionate and compelling voice on the inhumane issue of human trafficking today.

Indie Film Festival at Stony Brook

NYC-ARTS | Posted 09.17.2013 | Arts
NYC-ARTS

The Stony Brook Film Festival launches its 18th season on Thursday, July 18, with world, U.S. and East Coast premieres. For ten days through July 27, ...

Hulu Adds HIV Doc, Positive Youth, to Their Roster

Austin Head | Posted 09.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Austin Head

It will be 10 years this August that I became HIV+... I was 19 years old. At the time, because of instilled prejudice, stigma and lack of information, I knew in my heart that I would become a social leper and would be dead before I reached my mid-20s.

LGBT Film Festivals to Premiere Chad Darnell's Gay Comedy Birthday Cake

Ilana Rapp | Posted 08.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Ilana Rapp

The LGBT community has a new film to be proud of! Birthday Cake relates to all people around the globe. It's about family, love, sacrifice and how crazy life in general can be.

Crowdfunding 201: Kevin Smith's Missed Opportunity

Turnstyle | Posted 07.24.2013 | Entertainment
Turnstyle

By Lucas McNelly (@lmcnelly) Recently, Kevin Smith took to Reddit to do an AMA, and because people were already going to ask whether or not he'd use...