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5 Daily Tech Stories That Filmmakers (and Film Fans) Must Read: 'The Square' to Stream for Free in Egypt via YouTube, Stream Oscar Winners and More

Photo of Paula Bernstein By Paula Bernstein | Indiewire February 25, 2014 at 6:25PM

"The Square" is released for free in Egypt via YouTube, Disney movies get their own app and more tech news for filmmakers and film fans.
'The Square'
'The Square'

1. The Square: Facing censorship in Egypt, Jehane Noujaim's Oscar-nominated documentary "The Square," which chronicles the 2011 Tahrir Square revolution, will be available for Egyptian viewers for free via YouTube. In a statement, the filmmakers said: "'The Square' was born out of Tahrir, and we were a collaboration of over 40 Egyptian filmmakers who made it. It was really important for us that Egyptians — the people who have sacrificed everything for this revolution — get to see the official Arabic version of the film at the same quality as the rest of the world. We were finally able to make it happen. So here it is. Hopefully we can watch it together in the square soon."

2. Disney Movies Anywhere: Fans can now watch their favorite Disney, Pixar and Marvel Studios movies via Disney Movies Anywhere, which can be accessed via the Internet, Apple TV or a free app for iPhone, iPad and iPad Touch. "Disney Movies Anywhere is an adaptable digital ecosystem designed to help consumers consolidate their Disney movie collections and enjoy them for years to come," said Jamie Voris, chief technology officer for Walt Disney Studios, in a statement.

3. Stream Oscars: The Academy Awards are less than a week away, and (Indiewire's parent company) SnagFilms is celebrating by making 33 Oscar winners and nominees available for free streaming. This is a great chance to catch up on or revisit some great films, from eye-opening documentaries to Hollywood films featuring your favorite stars. Check them out here.

4. iTunes Sale: Film Independent's annual Spirit Awards are just a few days away. To help prep you before Saturday's big night, iTunes has unveiled some exciting and unique offerings. Starting today, the online store will offer a bundle of three previous Spirit Award winners. Read about the specials in iTunes here.

5. 3D Printed Video: Australian electronic band Cut/Copy, along with directors Masa Kawmura, Qanta Shimizu and Aramique Krauthamer, teamed up with BitTorrent to release their "We Are Explorers" video -- which, as far as we know, is the first 3D-printed music video. Read more about it the BitTorrent Bundle here.

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