How to Beat the Film Fest System & David Lynch Leaves Movies Behind Forever [PODCAST]
This episode of Indie Film Weekly introduces a filmmaker who learned how to tell whether festivals have actually watched his movie, and mourns the inimitable David Lynch's retirement from cinema.
Co-hosts Jon Fusco, Emily Buder, and yours truly, Liz Nord discuss one of the most hotly debated No Film School posts from this past week, along with what the annual Newfronts advertising presentations can tell you about where to pitch or sell your films, the closure of Facebook's VR production wing Oculus Story Studios, and whether or not other movie awards should follow in MTV's footsteps by eliminating gender-specific acting awards categories.
Charles Haine joins us to report on the latest filmmaking tools, including a new wireless light meter that might change the way you evaluate a scene. Charles also answers an Ask No Film School question about the necessity of director's viewfinders.
As always, the show also brings this week’s indie film releases, upcoming grant and festival deadlines, and other notable things you might have missed while you were busy making films.
Show Links & Mentions
No Film School articles
- How to Make Sure Film Festivals Actually Watch Your Movie — And Hold Them Accountable
- How a Filmmaker Cracked Open David Lynch's Mind
- 'Risk': Laura Poitras on Making the Controversial Movie of the Year
- Want to Direct VR? Here's How, from Sundance and Tribeca Filmmakers Paving the Way
- Watch: Why 'Rick and Morty' is a Perfect Example of Absurdism
- 'The Sensitives': Drew Xanthopoulos on Why Reading Body Language is Essential to Being a DP
- Where VR Has Never Gone Before: Unprecedented 40-Minute Sundance Short ‘Miyubi’ [PODCAST]
- 'RUMBLE': How a Rock Doc Does What History Books Won't
- Illuminati Meter Changes how you Evaluate a Scene
- Manfrotto's Nitrotech N8 Offers Precise Camera Counterbalance
- Waterbird's Adjustable MultiSlider Is Both a Linear and Curved Camera Track
Upcoming Deadlines: Grants & Opportunities
- Pacific Pioneer Fund - June 1
- SFFilm Documentary Film Fund - June 2
- Finish Your Film in Morocco, Italy, or Finland with These Residencies
Upcoming Deadlines: Festivals
- Heartland Film Festival - May 12
- LA Shorts Fest - May 12
- Edmonton International Film Festival - May 15
- A Hologram for the King - May 12
- Lovesong - May 15
- Mommy Dead and Dearest - May 15
- RISK - May 5
This episode of Indie Film Weekly was produced and edited by Jon Fusco.