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    'Ida,' 'Happy Valley' and 'Thou Wast Mild and Lovely' Top Sarasota Film Festival Winners

    The 2014 Sarasota Film Festival wrapped over the weekend in Florida with Pawel Pawlikowski's black-and-white drama "Ida" taking home top honors in the Narrative section, and Amir Bar-Lev's "Happy Valley" winning the respective honor in the Documentary competition. Josephine Decker's "Thou Wast Mild ...

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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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    Richard Jenkins and Jason Momoa Highlight the 16th Annual Sarasota Film Festival Guest List

    Based in Sarasota, Florida, the festival taking place April 4-13, 2014, announced that Richard Jenkins, star of John Slattery's new film "God's Pocket" will be at the festival's screening of the film at The Sarasota Opera House.

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    2014 Sarasota Film Festival Unveil Lineup, Including Opening Night Film 'Last Days in Vietnam' and Closer 'The One I Love'

    The Sarasota Film Festival has announced that it will open this year with Rory Kennedy's documentary "Last Days in Vietnam" and close with Charlie McDowell's "The One I Love," starring Mark Duplass and Elisabeth Moss.

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    Is the Next Great Hope of American Film Hiding In Florida?

    Short films screened over the weekend in Key West highlight a promising film scene in Miami.

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    5 Tips for Filmmakers on How to Navigate the Film Festival World: An IFP Film Week Report

    Sarasota Film Festival director Tom Hall, who has consulted with festival programmers around the world to develop Best Practices for Film Festivals, delivered succinct advice to filmmakers on Thursday during IFP Film Week.

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    Why the Sarasota Film Festival Is Indie Film's Best-Kept Secret

    After begging, borrowing, stealing and Kickstarting to finish that potential masterpiece of a production, every broke-ass American indie filmmaker faces the same trying question as U.S. film festivals (each with their own submission fees) seem to pop up as quickly as Starbucks coffee shops: Where, b...

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    The Complete Sarasota Film Festival Lineup, Featuring Over 200 Films

    The Sarasota Film Festival announced their complete lineup today. One of the largest regional film festivals in the U.S., this years festival features over 222 films. The festival runs April 5-11, 2013.As we previously reported, the festival will open with Gabriela Cowperthwaite's "Blackfish," a doc...

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    Sarasota Film Festival to Open with 'Blackfish,' Close with 'Frances Ha'

    The Sarasota Film Festival, which runs from April 5 - April 14, will open with Gabriela Cowperthwaite's "Blackfish," a documentary about the history of killer whales in captivity. The 15th annual festival will close with Noah Baumbach's "Frances Ha," starring Greta Gerwig.Sundance Special Jury Prize...

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    Where Would the Money Come From? On Film Festivals, Distribution and the Economies of Change

    "Fair Trade for Filmmakers," an article by Sean Farnel that we published last week, attracted a lot of attention from filmmakers, festival programmers and other industry members, who carried on an intense debate in the comments about the feasibility of Sean's suggestion that festivals ...

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