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Filmmaker Toolkit: Festivals

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    Here Are Seven Directing Lessons From 'The Immigrant' Filmmaker James Gray

    James Gray began his Marrakech Film Festival Master Class with a self-deprecatory warning to everyone in attendance at the Salles des Ambassadeurs at the Palais de Congress, including moderator Scott Foundas. "I don't think I have anything to say," he claimed, before embarking on an earnest, enterta...

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    Thessaloniki International Film Festival Asks: Do Filmmakers Like Being Classified?

    An artistic inquiry threaded its way throughout the 10-day event: Are film movements and classifications a good thing or are they limiting?

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    How the Arab Spring Changed the Arab Screen and Why You Need to Start Paying Attention

    "I took this video so that people know what really happened," whispers the protagonist of Rags and Tatters, Ahmad Abdallah's urgent yet understated Egyptian drama set amidst—but apart from—the 2011 revolution. That's a sentiment that's pervaded the new Arab cinema showcased at this year's Abu Dhabi ...

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    Quentin Tarantino's Producer on 'Renewing' Hollywood with Indie Talent, and the 'Holy Grail' of the Film Industry

    Hollywood needs to remain focused on cultivating promising creative talent even as the international demand for genre films grows, according to veteran producer Michael Shamberg, speaking at Virginia's Middleburg Film Festival over the weekend.

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    Ted Leonsis Takes on 'High Priests' of Film Industry at Middleburg Film Festival

    A debate over the role of the traditional film industry in an increasingly democratized medium unfolded at the inaugural Middleburg Film Festival in northern Virginia.

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    5 Tips for Filmmakers Applying to SXSW from the Festival's Programmers

    The Programmers and Organizers of the SXSW Film Conference & Festival in Austin, which takes place in March, took to Reddit yesterday to answer questions in a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything). The SXSW team shared tips about what filmmakers should and shouldn't do when applying to SWSX and provided insi...

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    How to Manage The Relationship Between Film Producer and Investor

    Yesterday at IFC Doc Conference at The Toronto Film Festival, Dan Cogan presented "The Gift," a speech about how filmmakers can best manage their relationships with the investors who make their work possible

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    Fantastic Fest Announces Second Wave of Programming, Including Films From Alex de la Iglesia, Sion Sono and Ben Wheatley

    The second wave of programming has been announced for the 9th annual Fantastic Fest. Fantastic Fest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action and just plain fantastic movies from all around the world.

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    Toronto Announces Extensive Details For 2013's Industry Programming and Doc Conference

    The industry programming lineup that will run during the 38th Toronto International Film Festival was announced today.

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