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    7 Tips For Navigating Conflicts in Documentary Filmmaking From Independent Film Week 2012

    Independent Film Week is currently underway in New York City, and the "Filmmaking in Conflict" panel discussion held Thursday incited an engaging conversation about the trials of documentary filmmaking in the modern age. From conflicts with subjects to dealing with lawsuits, the discussion's panelis...

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    Project of the Day: Video Games on Christmas Morning, 1982

    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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    How I Won $10,000 in 6 Minutes: A Filmmaker's Account of Pitching His Film at TIFF

    Ian Harnarine is a filmmaker who recently won the PITCH THIS! competition at this year's Toronto International Film Festival. He wrote a personal account of doing so exclusively for Indiewire.

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    7 Tips For Funding Your Doc Without Selling Your Soul

    The panel discussions at Sheffield Doc/Fest earlier this year included a 90-minute session on the ethically fraught territory of documentary fundraising. "Fund Your Doc, but at What Price?" was moderated by Claire Fox, director of the Institute of Ideas, and included Mette Hoffman Meyer of...

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    Attention Vimeo Filmmakers! Make Money on Your Films Today!

    Video-streaming platform Vimeo has announced today two new plans to help filmmakers who upload content to the site to make revenue.   Starting today, Vimeo Plus or Pro members with videos uploaded to the site will be able to raise money by activating the new Tip Jar feature. A pay-to-view...

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    Internet Veterans Behind VHX Hold the Future of Distribution... If You've Been Developing Your Film's Online Presence

    Jamie Wilkinson started up the website Knowyourmeme.com, which encourages people to educate themselves on the viral sensations creeping across the Internet. His frequent collaborator Casey Pugh has developed for Vimeo and boxee. For a year now, the two have been hard at work on their new company VHX...

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    Indiewire's Crowdfunding Market: Help Digitize 100 Miles of Old Film

    Indiewire's Crowdfunding Market scours Kickstarter, IndieGoGo and other crowdfunding sites to find awesome films looking for distribution and outreach funds and filmmaking tools that deserve your support.  Because these projects will be for films and helpful filmmaking tools that have alrea...

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    Don't Tell Mom How 'Babysitter' Ends: Neil Landau's Tips for a Perfect Conclusion to Your Script

    Neil Landau is co-author of the bestselling 101 Thing I Learned in Film School (Grand Central Publishing, 2010), as well as an established Hollywood screenwriter for film and television. Among his screenwriting credits are the cult teen comedy "Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead,"

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