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10 Things I Learned From Self-Distributing My First Documentary Film

10 Things I Learned From Self-Distributing My First Documentary Film

Not everyone is going to want to see your film -- and that's okay.

Attention, Filmmakers: 13 Festival Deadlines Before the End of the Year

Attention, Filmmakers: 13 Festival Deadlines Before the End of the Year

Buckle up boys and girls, it's time to get busy with those applications.

How to Win at Film Festival Roulette: Stacking Your Odds at the Top Fests

How to Win at Film Festival Roulette: Stacking Your Odds at the Top Fests

Be smart in organizing your priorities, do your homework and prepare for the…

Read This Short Play to Understand the Documentary Filmmaking Process

Read This Short Play to Understand the Documentary Filmmaking Process

Follow along as Oscar-winning producer Simon Chinn steers a documentary from…

Attention, Filmmakers: Here's How To Think Like a Composer

Attention, Filmmakers: Here's How To Think Like a Composer

"Creating an orchestral sound-world is vital to film."

Attention, Filmmakers: Here's How to Make a Million Dollar Movie for Thousands

Attention, Filmmakers: Here's How to Make a Million Dollar Movie for Thousands

"The passion translates. If you have passion for the project it comes…

Here's How This Fledgling Cinematographer Got to Shoot a Film That Made It to Cannes

Here's How This Fledgling Cinematographer Got to Shoot a Film That Made It to Cannes

AFI alumnus and 2014 Film Independent Project Involve fellow Carolina Costa…

Geena Davis' Film Festival is Great, But How Does Wal-Mart Fit In?

Geena Davis' Film Festival is Great, But How Does Wal-Mart Fit In?

While the brain behind the festival is Davis' research-based, non-profit…

Festival Favorite 'Meet the Patels' Has Distribution But Still Needs Help

Festival Favorite 'Meet the Patels' Has Distribution But Still Needs Help

After making the rounds on the festival circuit with their film, "Meet the…

The Top 8 Pitches at the Hot Docs Forum: What Worked and What Didn't

The Top 8 Pitches at the Hot Docs Forum: What Worked and What Didn't

These are the projects which hit it out of the park at "the world series" of…

'Door Into the Dark' Immerses You in Darkness and Lets You Find Your Way Out

'Door Into the Dark' Immerses You in Darkness and Lets You Find Your Way Out

Now this is how to do immersive storytelling...

Attention, Filmmakers: 9 Tips for Maximizing Your Film's Success on the Festival Circuit

Attention, Filmmakers: 9 Tips for Maximizing Your Film's Success on the Festival Circuit

Festival programmers share their tips and advice for making the most out of…

Attention, Filmmakers: 5 Regional Film Festivals With Deadlines Coming Up

Attention, Filmmakers: 5 Regional Film Festivals With Deadlines Coming Up

Sundance and SXSW are over and Cannes is around the corner, but it's not too…

Attention TV Producers: New Festival SeriesFest is Looking for Produced Pilots

Attention TV Producers: New Festival SeriesFest is Looking for Produced Pilots

Mark your calendars because submissions open March 1.

Why Filmmakers Need the Festival Forum

Why Filmmakers Need the Festival Forum

"As a festival director, I learned the hard way that filmmakers are not…

Attention, Filmmakers: Nantucket Film Festival Screenplay Competition Final Deadlines Closing In

Attention, Filmmakers: Nantucket Film Festival Screenplay Competition Final Deadlines Closing In

The winners of this year's television pilot competition will not only receiv…

Diary of a Slamdance Festival Juror

Diary of a Slamdance Festival Juror

In a guest post, filmmaker and festival director Josh Leake shares his…

Here are the Films That Inspired This Year's Sundance Filmmakers, from 'Amadeus' and 'Fargo' to 'Booty Call'

Here are the Films That Inspired This Year's Sundance Filmmakers, from 'Amadeus' and 'Fargo' to 'Booty Call'

We asked the 2015 Sundance Film Festival filmmakers to name some of the film…

Why Sundance Isn't the Only Answer for Indie Filmmakers

Why Sundance Isn't the Only Answer for Indie Filmmakers

Don't panic if you didn't get into Sundance. In a guest post from veteran…

Attention, Sundance Filmmakers: Here's the Best Advice from the Top Junior Agents

Attention, Sundance Filmmakers: Here's the Best Advice from the Top Junior Agents

Indiewire showcased a selection of the most promising young reps -- as…



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