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    Doug Liman, Josh Fox, Yoav Potash and More Awarded Doc Film Grants From Sundance

    The Sundance Institute announced the 29 lucky feature-length documentaries set to receive $582,000 in grants from the Documentary Film Program, covering everything from development and production to audience engagement. Among the big-name filmmakers being awarded grants are Josh Fox ("...

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    Congrats to "The Methuselah Generation," This Week's Project of the Week - UPDATED

    Thanks to your votes, "The Methuselah Generation," the 3-D documentary about four people in pursuit of science-derived immortality, won this weekend’s Project of the Week contest! Congratulations to co-directors Jason Sussberg and David Alvarado. The filmmaker will receive a dig...

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    Project of the Day: Ryan Baxter, Professional Reenactor

    A college student begins to document the lives of cable television reenactment actors and uncovers Ryan Baxter, a "reenactor" committed to putting his own spin on history. Looking over him is Gil, the angst-ridden director of Ryan's misadventures, who spends more time trying to corral Ryan's histori...

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    Project of the Day: Friendship Drama in "Corliss and Citizen"

    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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    Will You See This Movie? Paranoia, Guns and "Training for the Apocalypse"

    After making "Training for the Apocalypse," director Rob VanAlkemade now has four killing knives, 34 books on disaster and a hand-crank radio.

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    Toolkit Case Study: How Mike Ott's "Littlerock" Got Noticed and Won a Gotham

    Film Independent hosted last month's Filmmaker Forum at the Directors Guild in Los Angeles, an annual event spotlighting the nuts and bolts of filmmaking. As part of the weekend program, FIND published case studies of various projects, giving an insiders view on what worked or didn't quite s...

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    Toolkit Case Study: How "Play the Game" Became a VOD Success Story

    Film Independent hosted last month's Filmmaker Forum at the Directors Guild in Los Angeles, an annual event spotlighting the nuts and bolts of filmmaking. As part of the weekend program, FIND published case studies of various projects, giving an insiders view on what worked or didn't quite s...

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    Should Film Students Pay the Same Permit Fees As the Studios?

    New York film permits cost the same for a New School student film as they do for Warner Bros.' "The Dark Knight." Think that's nuts? There's a petition for that.

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    Project of the Day: The Underground World of "Bending Steel"

    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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