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    Toward Transparent Festival Economics: $500 Screening Fees or $50,000 in Financing?

    A couple of weeks ago, Sean Farnel caused a bit of a flutter with his Indiewire article “Fair Trade for Filmmakers: Is It Time For Festivals To Share Their Revenue?." This week, "Searching for Sugar Man" took home the Oscar for Best Documentary. Where’s the connection?

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    Project of the Day: Oscar-Nominated Director Talks to the War on Terror's Whistleblowers

    Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite. In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments. "Silenced" Tweetable Logline:

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    Project of the Day: 'Rover' Reveals a Prophecy in a Decaying Bushwick Church

    Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

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    The 7 Types of Film Festivals You Will Meet

    While there are myriad experiences to be had at any international film festival, there are strict taxonomical guidelines -- known only to a small conclave --defining the exactly seven types of film festivals. Following is a brief account of each.

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    How to Make the Transition from Indie Film to TV: 5 Things We Learned From Our Panel With the NYTVF

    Over the past few years, television's begun to challenge film as the preeminent outlet for American storytelling, the breadth of interest and means of distribution at an all-time high for a medium that can no longer be looked at as of inferior artistic merit. While mainstream film is driven far ...

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    Project of the Day: 'Yabanci' Is a Bittersweet Journey about Finding Home

    Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

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    Decide Who Talks to the Tribeca Film Institute! Will It Be 'Jaya,' 'Passfire,' 'Valentine' or 'Body'?

    February is over, and now it's time to choose one of our Projects of the Week to be named February's Project of the Month. The project that receives the most votes for Project of the Month will receive a consultation from our Project of the Month partner, Tribeca Film Institute!

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    Congrats to 'The Body,' Indiewire's Project of the Week!

    Thanks to your votes, crime drama "The Body" won this weekend’s Project of the Week contest!

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    Project of the Day: A 1970s California-to-Alabama Religious Migration

    Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

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    Vote for Project of the Week! Will It Be 'Body,' 'Bloody,' 'Gay Love' or 'Rose'?

    Vote below for this week's Project of the Week.

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