This episode of Indie Film Weekly goes from local to global as audiences show up in theaters around the world for low-budget features.
Some films released recently are being protested by other filmmakers (ahem, Vaxxed) and some are being protested by the Chinese government (Hong Kong Film Award's Best PictureTen Years), but regardless—or perhaps because of—the hoopla, people are going the theaters in significant numbers to catch indies.
We chat about several of these films, including Jeff Nichols' Midnight Special, Don Cheadle's Miles Ahead, and the Taika Waititi Sundance hit from New Zealand, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, which broke box office records in that country over the weekend. We also discuss a new record set on YouTube and how it might affect indie makers, as well as a follow-up to last week's story about movie studios attempting to affect anti-LGBT legislation in some southern U.S. states. As always, the episode includes a rundown of the latest filmmaking tools, upcoming grant and lab deadlines, and indie film releases that you won't want to miss while you're busy making films.
Show Links & Mentions
No Film School articles
- Learning to Direct On Set: How Daniel Park Turned His Web Series into a Feature
- Exclusive: Why Filmmaker Penny Lane Stirred Up the Tribeca 'Vaxxed' Controversy
- How DP Roberto Schaefer Mixed Super16, Alexa, and C500 in 'Miles Ahead' [PODCAST]
- Ten Things I Learned About Making a Film in Cuba (Havana Motor Club dir. Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt)
- Adam Irving 'Off the Rails' interview
- First-Ever Go-Pro POV Movie 'Hardcore Henry' Makes You Fight For Your Life
- Meet the World's First 4K Action Cam with Built-In Stabilization, the Revl Arc
- You Can Finally Get Blackmagic's Finest VFX Software On Your Mac
- Rosco LitePad Vector Review: A Portable & Powerful Addition to Your Kit
Upcoming Deadlines: Grants & Opportunities
- HBOAccess Directing Fellowship - April 9
- Screen Australia’s Feature Film Production Program - April 15
- Art Moves Africa - April 24
- Roy W. Dean Film and Video Grants - April 30
- IFP Project Forum - Rolling May deadlines
Upcoming Deadlines: Festivals
- Breckenridge Film Festival - April 8
- San Jose International Shorts Festival - April 8
- Portland Film Festival - April 8 (Late deadline)
- Chicago International Film Festival - April 8 (Early Bird deadline)
- Reel Affirmation: Washington DC’s International LGBT Festival - April 11
- Slamdance Screenplay Competition - April 11 (Early Bird deadline)
- Havana Motor Club - Various VOD - April 8
- Joy - Amazon Prime Instant - April 8
- Hush - Netflix - April 8
- Maggie - Amazon Prime Instant - April 9
THEATRICAL - April 8
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