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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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    Sundance London Film Festival Returning For 2014; To Take Place April 25-27

    The 2014 Sundance London film and music festival is set to take place April 25-27 at the O2 arena, The Sundance Institute and AEG Europe have announced.

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    How I Won Canon's Project Imaginat10n Contest: 'Chucked' Director Used a Robot as a Touching Metaphor

    Writer/Director Jared Nelson didn’t kick off my his process by writing one script; he wrote six over the course of two enervating months. Still, nothing was clicking.



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    Joseph Gordon-Levitt's 5 Best hitRECord Shorts and How They Formed His Vision For 'Don Jon'

    While we're still a few days away from Joseph Gordon-Levitt's feature-length directorial debut "Don Jon," you can watch his first efforts behind the camera right now.

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    When Should You Post Your Film Online If You Want to Get Into Festivals and Win Oscars?

    When the people behind the website Short of the Week spoke to filmmakers about posting short films online, they found that most filmmakers didn't know that some of the most prestigious film festivals, Sundance among them, actually consider films that have premiered online before the festival.

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    Sundance 2013: How They Did It -- Shorts Directors on Landing Competition Slots

    The five dramatic shorts comprising “Shorts Program I” screened in Park City to a full house on opening night of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival Thursday, Jan. 17. Indiewire came in from the cold to the Egyptian Theatre's attic, which doubles as a green room, to hit up these filmmake...

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    How I Won $10,000 in 6 Minutes: A Filmmaker's Account of Pitching His Film at TIFF

    Ian Harnarine is a filmmaker who recently won the PITCH THIS! competition at this year's Toronto International Film Festival. He wrote a personal account of doing so exclusively for Indiewire.

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    The Five Best Things Learned At Sundance ShortsLab LA

    With “I can get you a toe” chalked on the wall, the Big Lebowski room at Google’s Venice complex was an inspirational environment to host the Sundance Institute’s ShortsLab LA 2012.   Headlined by Spike Jonze, who spent over two hours talking to the filmmakers, the ...

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