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January 13, 2014 12:05 PM
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5 Daily Tech Stories That Filmmakers (and Film Fans) Must Read: Top Indies in iTunes, TIFF Films to Premiere on Vimeo and More

Rose Byrne and Rafe Spall in "I Give It a Year"

1. Vimeo: In September, Vimeo, the video platform, in partnership with Toronto International Film Festival, offered the Festival's world premiere films a $10,000 advance if they gave Vimeo the premiere digital window. Today, Vimeo announced that 13 films which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival will make their digital debut in 2014 exclusive on Vimeo On Demand. Will we see more deals like this in the future? You can bet on it. Read about the 13 films here.

2. Top Indies in iTunes: Each Monday we present you with the most up-to-date list of the top 10 (indie) movies in the iTunes store (combining rentals and purchases). This week, "I Give It A Year" and "Closed Circuit" top the list. It's worth noting that "I Give It A Year" was an iTunes Movie of the Week and was on sale for 99 cents, which, no doubt, helped to boost its popularity. See the full list of top indies in iTunes here.

3. Golden Globes on Vine: Whether or not you watched The Golden Globes last night, you might want to check out the Today show-sponsored Vine booth on the red carpet, which captured 360-degree loops of celebrity fashion. Warning: it's a bit dizzying. Check it out here.

4. Sundance Films Online: With this year's edition of the Sundance Film Festival about to kick off, we've got the lowdown on where to find 20 of the films which screened in competition at last year's Sundance Film Festival online. Check out the list here.

5. Sundance Shorts at YouTube: Speaking of Sundance, if you can't make this year's festival and don't want to miss out, never fear. The Sundance Institute will present 15 of the festival's short films on the Sundance Film Festival YouTube channel starting Jan. 16.

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