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    iW Daily Recap | 5 Stories Not to Miss for Friday

    indieWIRE Recaps is a daily column that curates indie news and stories from around the film world. If you’d like to suggest an article, you can find us at editors@indiewire.com

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    Meet the 2011 Tribeca Filmmakers | "Cairo Exit" Director Hesham Issawi

    Yearning to be as free as she feels when motorbiking the dusty back streets of Cairo with her Muslim boyfriend Tarek, 18-year-old Amal is torn between absconding to Italy illegally by boat with her beloved, or staying in Egypt with her Coptic Orthodox Christian family. Amal cannot bear to consider the future she faces as a poor woman in Egypt, reflected in the lives of her sister and best friend: one makes grave sacrifices so her son can have a better life, while the other prepares for a surgery to feign her virginity so she can enter into a loveless marriage to an older, wealthy foreigner. But even as Amal actively seeks out opportunities fo...

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    Daily indieWIRE Clicks: Tribeca Opens, "The Union" review, "The Tree of Life" dinosaur & more

    Today on indieWIRE coverage of Tribeca's Opening Night, reviews of "The Union" and "Incendies," a first look at "The Tree of Life" dinosaur and more.

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    IFC Midnight Takes Tribeca's "Saint"

    IFC Midnight has picked up the U.S. distribution rights to Dick Maas' evil Santa film "Saint" ahead of its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. Starring Huub Stapel, Egbert-Jan Weeber, Caro Lenssen, Bert Luppes and Escha Tanihatu, the Dutch film will premiere tonight at 9:00pm at the AMC Loews Vi...

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    SnagFilms Grabs VOD Rights to "Resistance"

    Domestic VOD and digital rights to director Iara Lee's "Cultures of Resistance" have been picked up by SnagFilms.

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    iW Daily Recap | 5 Stories Not to Miss for Thursday

    indieWIRE Recaps is a daily column that curates indie news and stories from around the film world. If you’d like to suggest an article, you can find us at editors@indiewire.com

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    "Restrepo" Director Tim Hetherington Killed In Libya (UPDATED)

    Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker Tim Hetherington has been killed in Libya, it is being reported by Vanity Fair (where Hetherington worked as a contributing photographer).

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    Daily indieWIRE Clicks: Orgies, Film Festivals and Awards

    Today on indieWIRE Tribeca launched, some big name directors lashed out at VOD, doc titan Werner Herzog offered his thoughts on Nicolas Cage and more.

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    Cannes '11 Announces Cinéfondation & Short Films Jury

    The Festival de Cannes unveiled the list of Cinéfondation and Short Films jurors joining Michel Gondry for the 2011 edition of the event.

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    "Weekend" & "If a Tree Falls" Win Big in Nashville

    "Weekend" and "If a Tree Falls" were the two big winners at the 2011 Nashville Film Festival, which wraps tomorrow. Andrew Haigh's "Weekend" nabbed the top narrative prize, while "Tree," from director Marshall Curry, won the top documentary award.

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