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    Project of the Day: 'Letters From Baghdad'

    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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    10 Things Every Film Festival Wants Filmmakers to Know

    Attention, filmmakers. Here are 10 things that film festivals want filmmakers to know.

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    First Person: Why A Small Crew Can Actually Help You To Get The Shot

    Writer-director Jeff Jeffcoat writes about how he shot "Big in Japan" a semi-fictionalized rock and roll road movie about a struggling Seattle band, in Japan with a microscopic crew and non-actors.

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    Project of the Day: 'Curtain'

    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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    First Person: 'Cheap Thrills' Director E.L. Katz's 12 Tips for First-Time Filmmakers

    The question of “How long did it take you to film Cheap Thrills?” often comes up in Q&As, and my answer sometimes gets a bigger gasp from the audience than from anything in the film itself. Now, to be fair, I know plenty of films that have been shot for even less, so I don’t consider this some impos...

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    Stanley Kubrick's Longtime Producer Trashes 'Room 237' and Lists 'Eyes Wide Shut' As His Favorite Kubrick Film

    Jan Harlan acted as a researcher and producer for director Stanley Kubrick for over thirty years, contributing to such iconic films as "A Clockwork Orange," "Barry Lyndon," "The Shining," "Full Metal Jacket" and "Eyes Wide Shut." Harlan sat down with Indiewire to discuss his work with Kubrick, inclu...

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    Crowdfunding Tip: Use Interactive Video to Stand Out

    Facing an over-saturated market, when we were trying to decide if we should turn to crowdfunding to raise the seed money for our independent feature film "The Other Side,", we knew we would have to make a big splash if we were going to have any chance at all of meeting our $50,000 goal. We created ...

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    Vote for Project of the Week: Will It Be 'Crushed,' 'New,' 'Ashes' or 'Pink Sorrys'?

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

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    Watch: DIY Filmmaking Studio Tricks and Tips in Three Minutes

    Check out filmmaker Joey Shanks latest instructional video featuring DIY filmmaking tricks and tips.

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    The Crowdfunding Backlash: What Do You Owe Your Backers?

    Backers who supported Oculus Rift on Kickstarter are now angered that the company has sold to Facebook. What do crowdfunding projects owe their backers?

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