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Chicago Female Film Festival - Watch for FREE this Saturday
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Female Film Festival - Watch for FREE this Saturday

WATCH the next festival on Saturday December 5th for FREE; 8pm EST (5pm on the West Coast.). Featuring best SHORT Films from around the world today: Welcome to WILDsound’s Weekly Festival. Every Saturday night 8pm EST/5pm PST. Showcasing the best new films in the world today. Virtual events will always be FREE. Enjoy the show and come back next week. Here is the full program of films. Festival starts at 8pm sharp! MY DARLING CHRISTOPHER, 9min., UK, War/DramaChristopher is, away serving in the Navy, receives a heartfelt letter from his wife, Dorothy. As he reads the letter English, BSL and Visual Vernacular interweave to tell the shocking story of a war plane crashing to the ground meters away from his son Clive’s classroom. GIVE ME A NAME, 10min., UK, Sci-Fi/ThrillerThe United Kingdom, about ten years in the future. Jennifer, a senior intelligence officer, is briefing her deputy Kate about a new detainee who has been arrested for crimes against the state. But there is something different about this prisoner… BODY AND SOUL, 20min., Belgium, DramaLucie is a shy young girl, reluctant to talk about sexuality. When she finds herself forced to reveal her virginity at a friends’ party, rumours start to spread and she decides to do everything it takes to solve this “problem”. Even if it means turning away from herself to be like everyone else. WAY BACK, 15min., Serbia, Family DramaDunja and Jasna are traveling with their mother Jovana to visit their father who lives alone in the cottage. DUNJA and JASNA are convinced that he had abandoned their mother because of the affair with another woman. By exchanging impressions of his action, they remember the past and reveal the expectations of a meeting. DUNJA treats this affair as a product of the father’s crisis and hopes the visit could reunite family, while JASNA has accepted the parent’s divorce as a final. Under the pressure, the mother reveals there was no adultery. She simply never loved their father. GEORGE FLOYD: IT HAPPENED HERE, 6min., USA, DocumentaryGeorge Floyd cried out for help, begged for his life. A cry for help is a cry for humanity to be restored. In the midst of the uprising in Minneapolis, we captured raw thoughts and authentic truths from residents who live in the neighborhood where George Floyd took his final breath. THE COLD (IOWÍSTO), 8min., Canada, DramaThe Cold, translated to Iowísto in Mohawk, written by Jesse Menard features a young Indigeouns family living in Northern Ontario with a few of their friends who have taken refuge at their farmhouse in efforts to escape the virus spreading fast in the city. A traditional tea recipe in the family passed down to Machk, Pete and Tapeesa keeps the group healthy – it’s not a cure, but the herbs are medicine that builds immunity to the virus. HOME, BUT NOT ALONE, 4min., USA, ComedyA day in the life of a mom on the edge during the COVID quarantine. FRONTMAN, 17min, South Korea, DramaChaemin and Seonhwa are friends who major in playing ajaeng, a Korean string instrument, in high school. Right before the selection of roles for their regular concert, Chaemin feels that the teacher is playing favorite with Seonhwa but overlooks it. Now in their 30s, Chaemin and Seonhwa run into each other in the lobby of a concert theater. BLACKHOLE, 18min., USA, Fantasy FutureFour storylines set in the hours before a black hole swallows earth, play out with varying congruence. REFLECTIONS, 4min., USA, PoemThrough the course of one poem written by an 8th grade student. Teenage women voice their struggle, growth and empowerment. LEORA, 10min., USA, HorrorThings turn deadly, when a woman attempts to help a lost, mute child and her companion — a disquieting doll who appears to harbor protection schemes of her own.

San Diego Cast & Crew Talk - Brick Madness the Movie
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Cast & Crew Talk - Brick Madness the Movie

Join us on our next Crew Talk episode where we learn how to go about bringing your vision to life and more often than not, what NOT to do. Listen in as the hilarious cast and crew from the feature film Brick MADNESS discusses the writing, shooting, editing, and distribution of the movie and why it took 11 long years to see it come to fruition.Register Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webina...Sponsor:Have you already added yourself as a resource in our production community?https://www.shoots.videoOur mission is to build a community where we all thrive together! Which means we need to create more win-win relationships with you and others in our industry. We encourage you to promote the rockstars of our industry by giving them a referral. To show our support we'll be giving away a monthly prize to whoever is at the top of our homepage leaderboard.

San Francisco Crew Talk: Marketing Your Video Production Services
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Crew Talk: Marketing Your Video Production Services

Join us on 11/18 @ 4:00pm PST. On this webcast we will be discussing the best ways to reach your target audience in order to gain more business. Below is a summary of the topics that we plan on addressing:  Website Design & Development  Email Newsletters - Social Media  Internet Marketing (SEO)  Communities, Forums & Directories  Testimonials & Reviews  Content Marketing (Blogs & Articles)  Google Ads Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webina...

San Francisco Crew Talk: Drone Cinematography

Crew Talk: Drone Cinematography

Join us every Wednesday for our Crew Talk webcast series where we discuss various video & film industry related topics.This week we’ll be discussing drone cinematography with the people that fly cameras for Hollywood as well as for commercial projects. Plus we'll be giving away a $50 B&H gift card.Register Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webina...Have you added yourself as a resource in our production community?https://www.shoots.video/PEER to PEER Video & Film Industry Referrals

San Francisco 2020 Seattle Film Summit Goes Virtual - $50 Prize & Tic
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2020 Seattle Film Summit Goes Virtual - $50 Prize & Tic

This week on October 21st, we’ll be discussing the upcoming 2020 Seattle Film Summit with, Ben Andrews, the founder of the event. The Seattle Film Summit combines the art and business of filmmaking to advance the funding, creation, and distribution of stories that reflect the thriving, socially aware film culture around the world and in the Pacific Northwest. Plus this year is the 1st time the Seattle Film Summit goes digital so virtually anyone can attend!!Plus we will be giving away a $50 B&H Gift Card & tickets to the event during the webcast.Click this link to register here!Sponsor:https://www.shoots.video/PEER to PEER Video & Film Industry Referrals

San Francisco Crew Talk: Video Editing -  $50 Prize Giveaway
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Crew Talk: Video Editing - $50 Prize Giveaway

Video and film editing have one thing in common, there are a ton of different facets involved no matter the size of the production. Register now and join us for a detailed dive into editing for movies, trailers, commercials, music videos and much more.Plus we will be giving away a $50 B&H Gift Card during the webcast! Register Here! Sponsor:https://www.shoots.video/We help businesses find stellar video production companies & professionals.

Dallas Crew Talk: Directing on a budget
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Crew Talk: Directing on a budget

Crew Talk: Directing on a budget - How to put the money on the screen.Join us on our next Crew Talk episode where we get the straight facts on how to make more for less and get your project both looking and feeling like a million bucks.Register HereSponsor:https://www.shoots.video/We help businesses find stellar video production companies & professionals.

San Francisco Acting 101: Movies vs Commercial
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Acting 101: Movies vs Commercial

This week we will be exploring the topic of acting in movies vs commercial projects. We’ll answer the questions of how to get paid acting gigs, how to secure an agent or be in a talent agency and what to expect in your career as an actor. We’ll also focus on the demands and perks of the different types of projects actors typically do including narrative, commercial, corporate, etc…Sarah will be interviewing 5 talented actors to gain their insight on working in both industries. Register Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webina...

Toronto Dance & Music (FREE) Virtual Film Festival | Sept. 5th
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Dance & Music (FREE) Virtual Film Festival | Sept. 5th

Watch the event here: SEPTEMBER 5, 2020 | 8PM | DANCE & MUSICWelcome to WILDsound’s Weekly Festival. Every Saturday night 8pm EST/5pm PST. Showcasing the best new films in the world today. Virtual events will always be FREE. Enjoy the show and come back next week (Female Director’s Festival). Here is the program of films. Best of Experimental, Dance, Music Films in the world today. 9 countries in total representing tonight’s festival: Canada, Chili, Finland, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Taiwan, UK, USA 1st ACT – Experimental & Music ANPU – ZOEA, 5min., Taiwan, 5min., Music VideoDirected by POWEI SUMitten crabs have long been viewed as an environmental index for assessing the ecological state of rivers and streams in Taiwan. INSIDE OUT TERRAIN, 4min., USA, ExperimentalDirected by Samia ZaidiA global collaboration between artists in quarantine. The poem written by London based poet, musician, and actor Shay Khan and the performance art by Najah Rizvi of Amman. SOCIALLY DISTANT, 8min., USA, Music VIdeoDirected by Chasity BobinoSocially Distant is a visual album following artist Jeremi “Dende” Lewings through his time during the COVID-19 pandemic with struggles from past loved one & moving on. DER UND DIE, 9min., Germany, Experimental/AnimationDirected by Peter BövingA love poem by Ernst Jandl is the basis for a musical “Tête-à-tête” between a Dresden woman and a Martian. INVERTED GLOAMING, 7min., Chili, Music VideoDirected by MATIAS ALVARADOFor this video clip, TARGET takes the concepts from their latest album Deep Water Flames to bring them to the screen, in an artistic piece that reflects the fight against the tide, in this case represented by the fight for equality of women in this world. BOXED, 9min., USA, Experimental/DocumentaryDirected by Olivia AdelmanThis documentary explores the trauma and emotional aftermath experienced by sexual assault survivor. THE VIRGIN FLOWER, 5min., USA, Animation/ExperimentalDirected by Dylan MontalboBased upon the best-selling indie video-game “Hotline Miami”, The Main Character “Jacket”, receives a message about a gang that has kidnapped an innocent young girl. COLD STORAGE, 9min., Finland, Experimental/DanceDirected by Thomas FreundlichOn a desolate arctic shore, a lonely fisherman discovers his prehistoric counterpart frozen in the ice, and thaws him out as his newfound soul brother. 2nd ACT – DANCE FILMS THROUGH THESE EYES, 3min., USA, DanceDirected by Armeara BlackwellThis video expresses the emotions and frustrations of individuals regarding the recent events. Events like the protests/rioting, police related killings/deaths, racial related killing/deaths. BONDIARIES, 3min., Germany, DanceDirected by Torben LothLuxembourgish dancer & photographer Jill Bettendorff and french dancer Wilfried Ebongue fell in love in the German capital 5 years ago. BEEHIVE, 2min., Italy, DanceDirected by Luigi CoppolaBeehive aims at focusing on the critical part bees plays in the biosphere as a deeply interconnected system. REMEMBER ME, 6min., USA, DanceDirected by Jenn Ravenna TranA poetic short musical film about the ups and downs of a relationship. BELLYDANCE VOGUE, 5min., France, DanceDirected by Hadi Moussally“My birthday was on the 3rd of April 2020, and for the first time, I celebrated it all by myself. EGO, 10min., UK, DanceDirected by Dan ‘danidge’ LowensteinIn EGO, we get a front row seat into the psyche of a relationship. COLD, 10min., Portugal, DanceDirected by João Afonso VazDance work that dresses the theme of alienation, loneliness and cruelty, focusing on the human being and its essence. CLEMENTINE, 7min., Canada, DanceDirected by Chantal Caron« Clémentine » a scream from beyond the viscera between mineral, beast and man.

San Francisco Crew Talk: Tips for Writing Corporate Video Scripts
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Crew Talk: Tips for Writing Corporate Video Scripts

Join us on our next Webcast where Sarah will be discussing the process of script writing for corporate videos with 5 talented writers.Discussion Topics:- How they got into the industry- Their natural writing style- Multi-column scripts- Tips & best practices- Audience Q&ARegister Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webina...Sponsor:https://www.shoots.video/PEER to PEER Video & Film Industry Referrals

San Francisco Crew Talk: Getting hired by a production company
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Crew Talk: Getting hired by a production company

Join us on our next Webcast where Sarah will be discussing getting hired by a production company with a few production companies.Discussion Topics:-Process for hiring support crew.-Process for hiring on camera & voice talent.-Favorite websites for finding talent & crew.-Getting to the top of the vendor list.-Full-time employment.Register HereSponsor:https://www.shoots.video/PEER to PEER Video & Film Industry Referrals

Crew Talk: Virtual Production Studios
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Crew Talk: Virtual Production Studios

Join us on our next Webcast where Sarah will be discussing the Virtual Production Studios with our friends at Digital2Physical.Discussion Topics:- What is Virtual Production- Equipment and Software- Virtual set vs. Augmented reality- Fun and challenging projects from previous workRegister Here: Crew Talk RegistrationSponsor:https://www.shoots.video/PEER to PEER Video & Film Industry Referrals

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