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    For Relativity's Big Break Contest, a Good Indie Movie Can Be Hard to Find

    Corporate players have been showing a lot of love for initiatives aimed at cultivating indie film talent. There's Amazon's (controversial) Amazon Studios project; Paramount and Lionsgate are working on new low-budget production initiatives; and the just-announced Open Road Films is a jo...

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    Meet the 2011 SXSW Filmmakers | "American Animal" Director Matt D'Elia

    Jimmy, an eccentric and terminally ill young man, further loses touch with reality when he finds out that his best friend and roommate James is leaving for a new job tomorrow morning. Jimmy sees this as a betrayal of their perfect way of life, and over the course of a night full of drinks, drug...

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    Meet the 2011 SXSW Filmmakers | "Fightville" Directors Michael Tucker and Petra Epperlein

    Mixed Martial Arts has grown from a controversial no-holds-barred gladiatorial sideshow into a billion dollar phenomenon eclipsing boxing as the dominant combat sport in the world. But far from Las Vegas, in sweat-soaked gyms and low-rent arenas across America, the big lights are but a dream. H...

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    Meet the 2011 SXSW Filmmakers | "Convento" Director Jarred Alterman

    Dutch kinetic artist Christiaan Zwanikken resurrects the deceased local wildlife by reanimating the skeletal remains with servomotors and robotic engineering. He breeds these new species in a 400 yr. old monastery in a village in Portugal that has been restored from ruins, to become his family&...

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    Meet the 2011 SXSW Filmmakers | "Small, Beautifully Moving Parts" Directors Howell and Robinson

    Sarah Sparks is pregnant and feeling wholly ambivalent, despite her boyfriend’s pure enthusiasm. A committed tech-geek, she fears she is more interested in ultrasound technology than in what’s being ultra-sounded. When her sister lures her to L.A. for what ends up being a terrorizin...

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    Meet the 2011 SXSW Filmmakers | "Beautifully Moving Parts," "Jerusalem" & "Better This World"

    indieWIRE is again profiling filmmakers taking part in the SXSW Film Festival's Narrative and Documentary Competitions and Emerging Visions sections with nearly two dozen filmmakers providing responses. Today’s three profiles include Annie J. Howell and Lisa Robinson's "Small...

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    Academy Opens Submissions for Screenwriting Competition with $30,000 Prize

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is accepting submissions for the Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, which awards up to five $30,000 fellowships to new screenwriters. Alum of the fellowship include Ehren Kruger ("The Ring," "Transformers"), Kurt Kuenne ("Dear Zachary"), Andrew Marlowe ("Air Force One"), Randall McCormick ("Speed 2"), Annmarie Morais ("How She Move"), Eric Nazarian ("Mongol"), Mike Rich ("Secretariat"), Rebecca Sonnenshine ("Happily Ever After"), Victoria Arch ("Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights"), an...

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    Meet the 2011 SXSW Filmmakers | "Natural Selection," "Weekend" and "Where Soldiers Come From"

    Yesterday, indieWIRE kicked off its annual series of interviews with filmmakers taking part in the Narrative and Documentary Competitions and Emerging Visions sections at the SXSW Film Conference and Festival. Today's crop of profiled directors include Robbie Pickering ("Natural Select...

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    Meet the 2011 SXSW Filmmakers | Three to Kick Off Series: "Kumare," "Bad Fever" & "Fly Away"

    With the 2011 SXSW Film Conference and Festival kicking off a week from tomorrow in Austin, indieWIRE is releasing its first slate of SXSW filmmaker interviews, as part of the "Meet the 2011 SXSW Filmmakers" series, that spotlights directors with films in this year's Narrative Com...

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    Five Productions iW is Rooting For: "Urbanized," "Mojang," "Christopher Rush" and More

    This week, iW profiles the last film in the design trilogy from "Helvetica" and "Objectified" filmmaker Gary Hustwit. There's also four doc projects from Kickstarter with films about computer game company Mojang, friendly fire, inspirational quadriplegic Christopher Rush...

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