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Chicago Underground Film Festival

Does anyone have a clue on what happened to announcing the selected entries? March 5th was the rejection letter date. Then it was the 17th. Today is the 20th. I've now been waiting almost three weeks for rejection. This is like my last marriage. Anyone know what's up? I realize my movie didn't make it, but I'd love to know what the deal is.

Darren Aronofsky

“There is some type of myth about filmmakers who know exactly what they want. That may exist for some people but that is not how I work.” - Darren Aranofsky

First Time Directors

‘Thoroughbreds’: How a 28-Year-Old Playwright Who Had Never Been on a Film Set Directed the Best Debut of the Year http://www.indiewire.com/2018/03/thoroughbreds-cory-finley-interview-120...

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'Thoroughbreds': How a 28-Year-Old Playwright Who Had Never Been on a Film Set Directed the Best Debut of the Year
'Thoroughbreds': How a 28-Year-Old Playwright Who Had Never Been on a Film Set Directed the Best Debut of the Year
Cory Finley wasn't even sure he had written a movie - the next thing he knew, he was standing on set with Anton Yelchin and Anya Taylor-Joy. When Cory Finley was growing up, his mom often told him tha…
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The Indie Film Place Podcast

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Great article for first time filmmakers :)
Filmmaking and Filmmaker: Advice for First-Timers from a Journalist-Turned-Director | Filmmaker Magazine
Filmmaking and Filmmaker: Advice for First-Timers from a Journalist-Turned-Director | Filmmaker Magazine
After shipping the Fall 2006 issue of Filmmaker, where I had been the managing editor for nearly four years, I moved to Los Angeles to start my career as a movie director, the only thing I had ever wa…
Film and Culture

“We need to remember that there are other values beyond the financial, and that our American artistic heritage has to be preserved and shared by all of us. Just as we’ve learned to take pride in our poets and writers, in jazz and the blues, we need to take pride in our cinema, our great American art form.” Martin Scorsese

Father and Daughter Mobile Smartphone Filmmakers

A Father and Daughter, Anthony De La Cruz and Miranda Mullings, each make films with their smartphones thanks to the International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego. Listen and subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, GooglePlay and more. The SBP Podcast is The Voice Of Mobile Film™ and the stories from our g...

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Father and Daughter Mobile Smartphone Filmmakers - smartphonefilmmaking - Medium
Father and Daughter Mobile Smartphone Filmmakers - smartphonefilmmaking - Medium
Meet a father and daughter who are making films using their smartphones. Miranda Mullings was 11-years-old last year, and her father, Anthony De La Cruz is an actor. In 2016, he made a film that he su…
Jobs

Hello everyone!

I was wondering if anyone know of any film production companies or any kind of film making jobs on the east coast. Thanks for the help!

Anybody going to Slamdance?

I am covering the film festival for my online platform GoIndieNow, so if any of you want to get together and talk about the festival, the movies we have seen, the people we have met. If you want to do an interview with me there. I would love to hook up with you all. I will buy you a drink or two or...

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