Indiewire looks out for filmmakers. We want to provide you with the latest information about fellowships, film festivals and other opportunities, as well as contests, promotions and filmmaking tips that will make your lives easier. Since it's not always easy to stay on top of deadlines and the latest technology, we offer this daily roundup.
1. North Carolina Production: If you're looking for a place to shoot your next project, consider North Carolina. A new $20 million fund to award grants to feature-length films, television projects and video series filming in the state cleared a Senate committee yesterday, according to the AP. Read more about it here.
2. NYWIFT's Fund for Women Filmmakers: New York Women in Film & Television provides grants to women filmmakers to complete and promote their film projects. Find out about the latest grants here.
3. Woods Hole Film Festival: The Woods Hole Film Festival (WHFF) in Cape Cod, Massachussetts and monterey media (monterey) have teamed up to launch a new partnership providing films in competition at WHFF the opportunity to receive “First-Look” consideration by indie distributor monterey.
4. Tips from Resnais: Looking for inspiration? Check out these five filmmaking tips from the legendary, late Alain Resnais over at Film School Rejects.
5. Where Indie Film Is Now: This is a must-read for filmmakers or anyone in the industry. Marc Schiller of the film marketing and distribution company Bond/360 presents an analysis of sales and marketing initiatives that help to provide a thorough and detailed picture of the state of independent film. It's a dense read, but well worth the effort for its insights into marketing, social media and the future of distribution -- particularly self-serve platforms. Check it out here.