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    Attention, Screenwriters: Hasty Pudding Institute and Black List Offering First-Ever Fellowship

    The Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770, a theatrical society at Harvard, is collaborating with Black List, an online mecca for screenwriters, to create the Hasty Pudding Institute Screenwriting Fellowship. The fellowship will offer a $20,000 grant to aspiring satire and social commentary writers.

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    Tribeca Film Institute Awards 2014 Student Grand Jury Prize in Screenwriting

    It's been three years since the Tribeca Film Institute began bestowing student grants to aspiring filmmakers. Now the organization continues its charitable work in the independent film community by awarding Laura Alsum with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Student Grand Jury Prize in Screenwriting for...

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    Sundance Cinematographers Tell Indiewire About their Most Difficult Shots

    Though a film's cinematography is shown on-screen, what happens behind the camera often proves to be much more strenuous than meets the eye. Battling against technical difficulties, budgetary restrictions and even some political strife, the 2014 Sundance cinematographers have certainly had their wor...

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    What's the Best Film School for Cinematographers? Sundance Cinematographers Tell Indiewire What They Think.

    As part of our "How I Shot That" series, we asked a selection of cinematographers with films at Sundance what the best film school for cinematographers is -- and whether they think cinematographers need to go to film school at all. Here's a selection of their answers.

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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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    The First Ever White House Student Film Festival is Open to Submissions

    The first ever White House Student Film Festival, which is open to U.S. students grade K-12, is seeking submissions of short films about technology.

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    Nicolas Winding Refn Opens Up About His Failures: 'I've come to realize I'm probably not the world's greatest filmmaker'

    This year has been a contentious one for Nicolas Winding Refn. Two years after his previous film, "Drive," was a sensation at Cannes, and garnered him a director's prize, his latest film, "Only God Forgives," had a much rockier reception on the TK. This might be why the Danish director was especiall...

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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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    Take $50 Off a Master Class with Producers Christine Vachon and Killer Films at Stony Brook Manhattan

    On February 1, 2014, Indiewire will be co-sponsoring a Master Class at Stony Brook Manhattan with Christine Vachon and Pamela Koffler of Killer Films.

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    Shooting Guerilla Style (At Your Own Risk): The 8 Tips You Need to Know

    L.A.-based filmmaker Noam Kroll is currently working on his second feature. He keeps a production blog at his website NoamKroll.com. Check out Kroll's blog here, and his production company post-production house Creative Rebellion here.

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