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    So You Want To Make a Documentary: Tips From First Time Filmmakers at Hot Docs

    So you want to make a documentary? A panel at Hot Docs this week showed just how two team of first time filmmakers did just that. Led by True/False's David Wilson, the panel was essentially a case study of two films -- Elizabeth Mims and Jason Tippet's "Only The Young," and Malika Zouhali-Worrall an...

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    Why Withoutabox Has 400,000 Indie Filmmakers, 1,000 Film Festivals -- and Frustrated Customers

    A Facebook page titled "Filmmakers and Festivals Against Withoutabox," which calls for a boycott of the company, now has more than 10,000 likes. It's facing increasing complaints that the technology is clunky and out-of-date, their movie viewer is substandard and claims to exclusivity are unfair.

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    International Sales Agent: Memento, We Are What We Are

    One of my favorite international sales agent is Memento. Now they are representing the film of one of my favorite people in the biz, the hyphenate director-producer-writer who also was put into the role of casting director by Steve Soderbergh while casting Che, Rodrigo (Rigo to his friends) Bellot.

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    Project of the Day: 'Remember O Goddess,' A Memory Loss Film Noir

    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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    Watch the Trailers for the U.S. Finalists for 2012 Student Academy Awards

    The Academy selected 35 students from 20 colleges and universities in the U.S. as the finalists for the 39th Annual Student Academy Awards. The awardees are in the running to receive Gold, Silver, Bronze Medal awards as well as accompanying cash grants of $5,000, $3,000, and $2,000 respectively. T...

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    Project of the Day: Keeping the House in the Family in 'Starboard Light'

    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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    Why Live Performance Could Save the Experimental Documentary

    This twist on the bio-doc genre is not just a film, but a performance, with narration from Green and music from the band Yo La Tengo. Perhaps most importantly: Both May 1 live shows are sold out.

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    Project of the Day: A Young DJ Promises 'We Will Riot'

    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 Sundance Institute: Vote for April's Project of the Month!

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

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    Are You Really Ready to Crowdfund? Here Are 8 Tips from Filmmakers Who've Been There

    We've all heard how great crowdfunding can be for filmmakers.  Some filmmakers struggle to juggle freelance gigs while they're trying to get their own film made.  A cool $20,000 gives them time away from scrounging for spare change. It's opening up funding streams that nev...

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