In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, we dissect Netflix’s balancing act between the indie and studio worlds—and whether the company really cares about cinema at all.
Co-hosts Jon Fusco, Emily Buder, and yours truly, Liz Nord discuss a handful of game-changing Netflix news, and how indie theater guru Tim League threw down the gauntlet against the streaming giant. We also cover why getting your film graded "F" could be a good thing, according to IMDB, and a sad goodbye to indie film producer Robin O’Hara (Raising Victor Vargas, Gummo).
We hear from two directors whose films are hitting theaters this month: Alice Lowe of Prevenge and Sarah Adina Smith of Buster’s Mal Heart. Charles Haine joins us for gear news, including an app that lets you shoot in LOG mode on your phone and his review of the new Sigma Cinema Zoom lenses.
As always, the show also brings news you can use about gear, upcoming grant and festival deadlines, this week’s indie film releases, and other notable things you might have missed while you were busy making films.
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Show Links & Mentions
No Film School articles
- 'SPLit': Why Claiming Your Darkness is Essential to Making an Effective Film
- Jim Jarmusch's List of 5 Must-See Movies: 'I Don't Believe in Originality'
- Neon Buys 'Gemini' in First Major SXSW Deal
- The 6 Most Cinematic Documentaries of the Year
- 'Buster's Mal Heart': How to Challenge Audiences and Control Your Destiny as a Filmmaker
- 'Fire at Sea': How Gianfranco Rosi Made an Anti-Documentary
- Why Cannes is Buzzing About Andrea Arnold's Breathtaking 'American Honey'
- 'Film is a Gateway to Understanding People': Kelly Reichardt on the Immersive Filmmaking of 'Certain Women'
- Creating the Paranoid Wall Street World in Sundance Thriller 'EQUITY' with Screenwriter Amy Fox
- 'Search for Revelations': Invaluable Cinematography Advice from DP Kirsten Johnson
- Why Oscar-Winning DP Kirsten Johnson's Sundance Opus is Required Viewing for Aspiring Filmmakers
- FiLMiCPRO for iOS Now Enables Shooting in LOG Mode
- Gnarbox Lets You Back Up, Edit, and Share Full-Res Videos—No Laptop Required
- REVIEW: Sigma Offers Cinema Zooms for Indie Prices
Upcoming Deadlines: Grants & Opportunities
- Adobe Premiere Pro's Make the Cut Contest - April 8 Deadline
- Arthur Vining Davis Foundation, Public Television Grants - Rolling Deadline
Upcoming Deadlines: Festivals
- New Orleans Film Festival - March 24
- LA Shorts Fest - March 31
- Seattle Shorts Film Festival - March 31
- Oaxaca Film Festival - March 31
- Fire at Sea - March 21