This special year-end episode of Indie Film Weekly reveals the best that 2016 had to offer while you were busy making films.
This year was full of outstanding indie releases and gear innovations. On our final episode of 2016, co-hosts Jon Fusco, Emily Buder, and yours truly, Liz Nord share our favorite films. Tech writer Charles Haine joins us to reveal top camera choices and to review the biggest gear news of the year—namely, Lytro's groundbreaking Cinema Camera. We also discuss our best takeaways from talking to some of the most interesting filmmakers and industry pros on the planet, from Kodak President Steve Bellamy to Gianfranco Rosi, director of Italy's 2017 Foreign Language Oscar contender.
Listen to the episode by streaming or downloading from the embedded player above, or find on iTunes here.
See all of our 2016 Year-in-Review coverage, including lists of best gear, underrated films, and more here.
Show Links & Mentions
No Film School articles
- 'Bad Ideas No One Else Wants to Make': Meet 'Swiss Army Man' Co-Directors DANIELS
- 'The Eagle Huntress': What Happens After Sundance [PODCAST]
- 'The Eagle Huntress': How Otto Bell 'Moved Heaven and Earth' to Finish His Stunning Film
- 'Fire at Sea': How Gianfranco Rosi Made an Anti-Documentary
- Why Ira Glass Hates Producing and Mike Birbiglia Cut Witty Lines in Improv Comedy 'Don't Think Twice'
- 6 Secrets from Legendary Collaborators Alfonso Cuarón and Emmanuel Lubezki
- King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard interview/Matt Yoka interview
- Werner Herzog interview
- 'Be a Filmmaker, Not a Video Maker': Kodak's President On Why Film is King
- The Best Countries in the World to Film Your Movie, Based on Production Incentives
- EXCLUSIVE: Watch Lytro Change Cinematography Forever
Year-in-Review (published so far)
- The 6 Most Cinematic Documentaries of the Year
- Best Video Essays: Your 2016 Cinema Studies Curriculum
- The 7 Most Compelling Characters of the Year
- The 10 Most Provocative Trailers of 2016
- Watch: In Memoriam: The Film Legends We Lost in 2016
- The 7 Best Shots of 2016
- The Worst Tech Letdowns of 2016
- Here Are the Best Cameras and Lenses of 2016
- Julieta - Pedro Almodóvar - 12/21
- I, Daniel Blake - Ken Loach - 12/23
- A Monster Calls - JA Bayona - 12/23
- Silence - Martin Scorsese - 12/23
- Fences - Denzel Washington - 12/25
- Toni Erdmann - Maren Ade - 12/25
- Paterson - Jim Jaramusch -12/28
- 20th Century Women - Kelly Reichart - 12/28