Co-hosts Jon Fusco, Emily Buder, and yours truly, Liz Nord celebrate Women’s History Month with Ava DuVernay’s Twitter takeover. We also get advice from four-time Sundance director Tiffany Shlain. Later, we preview this week’s SXSW Film Festival, tech writer Charles Haine joins us with gear news, including our lens test comparing five different Anamorphics on RED Weapon vs. ARRI Alexa, and Dutch director Martin Koolhoven discusses his new film Brimstone.

As always, the show also brings news you can use about gear, upcoming grant and festival deadlines, this week’s indie film releases, our Ask No Film School segment, and other notable things you might have missed while you were busy making films.

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Film Releases


  • Cries from Syria - March 13



  • Raw - March 10
  • Personal Shopper - March 10
  • Brimstone - March 10

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This episode of Indie Film Weekly was produced and edited by Jon Fusco.