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2013 Sundance Shorts TourIn case you weren’t at Sundance last year (like most of us), they’re now bringing 8 short films from the 2013 festival to audiences around the U.S. in the form of a 93 minute program. Has the comparison between indie filmmakers and touring musicians been made enough yet? Well, the proof is in the pudding — and these shorts are hitting the proverbial (and literal) road!  Hit the jump for tour dates and details. More »

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Hills Green

Canadian filmmakers Ryan Glover and Krista Dzialoszynski talked to No Film School earlier this year about making their micro-budget feature film Hills Green. With the film’s release on iTunes today, I decided to bring them back to briefly talk about their festival expectations, distribution strategies and their long road to releasing on iTunes. More »

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Many of you have probably been to a film festival at some point, and there’s a good chance you’ve either been a part of, or witnessed, a Q&A after the screening. I myself have done both — though I’ve been to more than I’ve actually been involved in — and they tend to range from fantastic to cringe-worthy. It’s not easy doing one well, and even more importantly the success of that Q&A may actually affect the future of your film. That’s why Scott Macaulay over at Filmmaker Magazine has put together a list of 12 things that directors can do to “ensure that their festival Q&As are as charming, thoughtful and inspiring as possible.” More »

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The Sundance Institute recently announced the 2013 festival lineup, complete with shorts and features from the far-end of challenging and experimental work, all the way to more mainstream-oriented pieces featuring a number of Hollywood regulars. For the first time ever, the festival received over 12,000 submissions — with 4,044 of those being feature film or documentary submissions, which outdoes last year’s total by only 2 (whereas 2012 saw an increase of 6% from 2011). This isn’t the only unique or buzz-worthy news about the upcoming festival, however. More »

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This weekend’s Vimeo Festival + Awards has been jam-packed with screenings, panels, and workshops (you can follow the goings on with the Twitter hashtag #vimeofest). I’m just now breaking out the laptop, however, for the Ted Hope/Brian Newman panel Making it Happen. Here, then, are some notes from the panel. More »