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Film Independent Screenwriters LabAre you a screenwriter living in Los Angeles? Do you have a finished screenplay that could use feedback from professional screenwriters to get it into top shape? Then you should consider applying to the Film Independent Screenwriting Lab. Fellows in this 5-week program meet twice a week in September and October to get feedback on their scripts from a Lab Mentor, outside advisors and other Fellows. So, if you meet the criteria above, make sure to get your application into Film Independent by May 5, 2014. Check out more details about the fellowship and online application process below. More »

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Film Independent Spirit Awards March 1 10PMPatton Oswalt might be best known as a comedian, but he also happens to be an actor (and occasionally a host of festivities). He’s been in a range of productions, including a number of independent films, and that’s why he’s the perfect spokesperson for the INDIE-IZER, a new product that can turn any big budget Hollywood film into an endearing micro-budget indie film: More »

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It seems like every week a grant deadline flies by, and you find yourself looking forlornly at the expired application for free money, mumbling “coulda been a contender.” To give everyone more time to work on your films and scripts — and a little less time researching how to fund them — scroll through the list below to find relevant opportunities for your narrative films, documentaries, and screenplays with upcoming deadlines. More »

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film independent directing labSure, as filmmakers, feedback and collaboration is an essential part of the art. However, sometimes when your best friend/cinematographer/cousin with questionable taste in movies tells you that he just doesn’t get why your main character does [insert crucial plot point here], you may wonder if this is exactly the feedback you need to grow as an artist. Participate in the 2014 Film Independent Directing Lab, and along with stipends, rental packages, and a community of peers, you can get a year of mentorship from seasoned film professionals — if you can get your application in by October 7th! Keep reading to find out what you need to submit to be considered for this year’s FIND Directing Lab. More »

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Speaking of opportunities to further your screenwriting career, screenwriting labs that work with writers extensively on their screenplays as well as introduce them to professional screenwriters and producers as advisors are worth exploring. At NFS we’ve discussed the Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab, perhaps the most well-known of the screenwriting labs here in the U.S. For writers living in the Los Angeles area, Film Independent’s Screenwriting Lab offers a five-week program that meets two to three evenings a week in September and October to help writers improve their current screenplays as well as their overall craft. Plus, Film Independent helps lab fellows advance their careers with the help and guidance of film professionals. Check out the details below, but take note: the submission deadline is Apr. 1, 2013. More »

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There’s more than one way to skin a cat, shoot a scene, or get your film crowdfinanced — though some ways may be better than others. In terms of the third category, few startups get a higher-profile crowdfunding boost than those with successful Kickstarter campaigns. Generally once fund-raising is complete projects are left to fend for themselves — now, however, one of the first post-Kickstarter success patterns seems to be emerging with the Independent Spirit Awards’ recent announcement of its nominees. More »