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    New Institute Annouced by Provincetown Film Society Honors Longtime Festival Leader

    The Provincetown Film Society, which operates the annual Provincetown International Film Festival, will expand its services to independent filmmakers through the newly announced Gabrielle A. Hanna Provincetown Film Institute.

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    Why You Shouldn't Care About Getting Rejected From Film Festivals (and Some Tips on How to Get Accepted)

    Here's why you shouldn't take it personally if you get rejected by a film festival (and some tips on how to get accepted).

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    11 Things LAFF Filmmakers Wish Someone Had Told Them BEFORE They Started Shooting

    There will always be something you wish you had known before you set out to make your movie. With 20th LA Film Festival wrapping today, Indiewire has compiled some of their best answers to that question: what's the one thing you wish someone had told you before you started your film?

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    LA Film Festival: Advice and Insight From This Year's Filmmakers

    With the 20th LA Film Festival now underway until June 19, Indiewire is hosting the "How I Shot That (LAFF Edition)" series.

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    The Best and Worst Advice LAFF Filmmakers Have Ever Received

    Indiewire had the opportunity to interview some of the filmmakers who showed films at the 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival. The interviews are part of the How I Shot That series, where many of these filmmakers were eager to disclose some of the best and worst advice they have received in their careers...

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    How I Shot That (LAFF Edition): Capturing the 'Right Feeling' of an Attempted Murder Scene in 'Los Ángeles'

    Director Damian John Harper and cinematographer Friede Clausz are screening their first feature film "Los Ángeles," about a young kid who tries to cross the border from Mexico in order to support his family, at this year's Los Angeles Film Festival. The duo previously collaborated on the short film ...

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    How I Shot That (LAFF Edition): Long Handheld Takes Weren't An Easy Feat When Shooting 'Uncertain Terms'

    Writer and director Nathan Silver is known for “The Blind” (2008), “Exit Elena” (2012) and “Soft In The Head” (2013). At this year's Los Angeles Film Festival he will premiere his new film “Uncertain Terms.”

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    How I Shot That (LAFF Edition): Shooting a Marriage Equality Rally in the Rain for 'Limited Partnership'

    You have to be pretty passionate to work at something for 14 years. Thomas G. Miller certainly was. "Limited Partnership," his new documentary, was big deal for him, and rightfully so. The powerful piece documents the life and times of Filipino-American Richard Adams and Australian Tony Sullivan, wh...

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    13 Great Tips for First-Time Directors from LAFF Filmmakers

    With the 20th LA Film Festival now underway (until June 19), Indiewire out questionnaires asking them a variety of questions including what advice they had for aspiring or first-time filmmakers. Here's the best of what they had to say.

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    Attention Documentary Filmmakers: Here's The Best Advice from Sheffield Doc/Fest

    Here's some advice for documentary filmmakers from Sheffield Doc/Fest.

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