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    Attention, Filmmakers: RED Digital Cinema Wants Your Submissions to its YouTube Channel

    RED Digital Cinema has launched a YouTube page for people to showcase their RED-shot works as a way to mutually advocate for one another by demonstrating your talents and the cameras capabilities.

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    How I Won Canon's Project Imaginat10n Contest: Oscar-Nominee Kalman Apple Was In It to Win It

    One major thing separates filmmaker Kalman Apple from the other four winners of Canon's Project Imaginat10n contest: he's an Oscar nominee. And yet despite this, Apple still felt like he had something to prove with his third short, "A Day in the Country."

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    How I Won Canon's Project Imaginat10n Contest: Ronnie Allman Looked to Others for Inspiration

    As inspiration, first-time filmmaker Ronnie Allman looked to others to help fuel his thoughts after becoming fixated on a haunting photo called "Fires Be Damned!" [Melissa Wollenberg, Highlands Ranch, CO] of a suburban boy outfitted with a gas mask.

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    29 Lessons Learned As a First-Time Feature Director on the Festival Circuit from 'Musicwood' Director Maxine Trump

    Below is a first-person article from filmmaker Maxine Trump, on what she learned while attending film festivals and self-distributing her debut documentary feature, Musicwood. On November 1, 2013, Musicwood opens in NYC at The Quad Cinema and will be available on iTunes and other platforms. For mo...

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    How to Use Real World Events to Promote Your Crowdfunding Campaign

    When the filmmakers behind "United Skates" were looking to gain momentum for their Kickstarter campaign for their documentary about the dance culture around roller skating.

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    Here's What Filmmakers Can Learn From the Jimmy Kimmel 'Twerking Fail' Video

    Filmmakers can learn a useful lesson from Jimmy Kimmel's "Worst Twerk Fail Ever" video.

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    What the Obama Campaign Can Tell Us about Grassroots Film Outreach

    As part of his NYU Cinema Research Institute fellowship, "Beasts of the Southern Wild" producer Michael Gottwald (who is working with his producing partner Josh Penn on the fellowship) is trying to use his experience with the Obama campaign to figure out how the political world's outreach tactics in...

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    Are Some Films Too Sexy for Facebook?

    Indie creators are told that they must promote their film through all venues that are available to them. Chief among those platforms is Facebook. Using sexually explicit images to promote your films on Facebook, though, is a no-no.

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    5 Tips for Grassroots Film Distribution from Producers of 'Beasts of the Southern Wild'

    “Beasts of the Southern Wild” producers Michael Gottwald and Josh Penn have a fellowship from NYU’s Cinema Research Institute to research grassroots audience outreach for films. The duo, who also worked on the Obama campaign, is blogging about their findings. We’ve got the top five takeaways from th...

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    Want to Do Research on the Future in Film Financing, Distribution or Marketing? Apply for NYU's Cinema Research Fellowships

    NYU's Cinema Research Institute has just announced that they are now accepting applications for their 2014 calendar year fellowships.

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