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    8 Ways True/False Put Its Small, Charming Host City on the Film Festival Map

    Over the past ten years, a documentary film festival in Columbia, Missouri has become one of the most anticipated and highly regarded stops on the festival circuit. The True/False Film Fest, whose tenth installment took place this past weekend, is one of the city's biggest events. Though creating ...

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    The 7 Types of Film Festivals You Will Meet

    While there are myriad experiences to be had at any international film festival, there are strict taxonomical guidelines -- known only to a small conclave --defining the exactly seven types of film festivals. Following is a brief account of each.

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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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    Why the Hell is One of the Most Well-Respected Doc Fests in Columbia, Missouri?

    Just ten years in to creating their regional documentary festival, the creators of the True/False Film Fest in Columbia, Missouri are already running one of the most successful documentary film festivals in the world.

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    Fair Trade for Filmmakers: Is It Time For Festivals To Share Their Revenue?

    Over the past 20 years or so, film festivals have beget more film festivals like rabbits on alkyl nitrates. Even the Sundance Kid, progenitor of the contemporary independent film festival, questioned, on the opening of his event's 35th edition in Park City, if there were too many of these cinema...

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    Don't Be a Victim: How to Avoid Getting Duped By a Disreputable Film Festival

    As any filmmaker can tell you, rejection from a film festival stings. But it shouldn’t be because the festival is operating as a sham. The overwhelming majority of film festivals are legitimate forums for independent films that are run by professional directors and programmers that adhere to t...

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    An IW Investigation: The Dark Underbelly of the Festival Circuit, Part 2

    In Part One of its investigation into the underbelly of the film festival scene, Indiewire went down the rabbit hole of confusion and obfuscation attached to a number of questionable film festivals and awards events around the country. In Part Two, we discover who’s behind them, how they op...

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    An IW Investigation: The Dark Underbelly of the Film Festival Circuit, Part 1

    When the Sundance Film Festival hands out its grand jury prizes Jan. 26 in Park City, it will be an evening full of elated filmmakers, both new and established, filled with satisfaction and an anticipation of what’s to come for their films as they are recognized at the country’s premiere...

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    Ted Hope Says To Best Serve Audiences, Film Festivals Need A Reboot

    At this weekend's International Film Festival Summit in Austin, keynote speaker and San Francisco Film Society executive director Ted Hope told his fellow festival organizers that they have a chance to be at the forefront of change in an industry that's been curiously slow to embrace it. Whi...

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    10 Potentially Inappropriate Tips For Surviving Long Stretches On The Film Festival Circuit

    Whether you're a film journalist, filmmaker, programmer or distributor, you likely experience a time of the year where it feels like you practically live on the film festival circuit.

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