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    Viewster Launches Online Film Festival with $100K in Prize Money

    Streaming site Viewster has launched a new Online Film Festival, slated for March 2014, with $100,000 in prize money to be award to the fest’s winning films. The online festival is now accepting submissions through March for original films with the theme “When Life Gives You Lemons.”

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    Are Mobile Movies The Way of the Future?

    The 21st century saw the movie fundamentally change - how it was shown, experienced and - most importantly - made. Color, sound, larger formats and 3D all presented new challenges and opportunities for makers to tell their stories. Today, makers are being again challenged as to what it means to ma...

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    Ted Hope's List of 30 Really Bad Things About the Indie Film Business in 2013

    2013 has been a good year for indie film, but producer Ted Hope has come up with a list of 30 "really bad things" about the indie film business this year.

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    Imagine The Movie Theater of The Future: All The World's A Screen

    In a guest post, Andrei Severny imagines the future of cinema -- it's a thrilling and terrifying vision.

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    LA's Classic Film Series 'Last Remaining Seats' Faces the Digital Steamroller

    “Last Remaining Seats” is the title of the Los Angeles Conservancy’s yearly classic film series. This year, as the series begins on Saturday (June 1) with a sold-out screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s “To Catch a Thief,” the title is more than a little ironic.

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    Digital Distributor Cinedigm and BitTorrent Partner to Promote 'Arthur Newman' Starring Firth and Blunt

    BitTorrent, the peer-to-peer file-sharing program that has always been a source of discontent and controversy in the film industry, will now be used for the first time as a distribution platform. (Read here how HBO's "Game of Thrones" conquered the BitTorrent piracy record.)

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    Watch 'Upstream Color,' 'Sleepwalk with Me' and More Via Sundance Institute's Digital Debut Platform

    The Sundance Institute has announced that 12 independent films will make their digital debuts this spring through a variety of platforms to rent, download or stream, via the Institute's Artist Services Program. Included in the list of titles are Shane Carruth's gorgeous head-scratcher and fest favor...

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    Netflix Beware: Warner Archive Launches Instant Streaming Service -- Vintage, Obscure and B-Movies Galore

    Film nerds rejoice! Innovative classic service Warner Archive, the Warner Bros. studio's top-notch repertory wing dedicated to restoring archival gems--via consumer demand-- and making little-seen titles available on DVD, has some exciting news: Warner Archive Instant. Like Netflix, the new service ...

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    Tribeca Film Festival to Stream Seven Official Selections Online, and Host Vine's #6SECFILM Competition

    The Tribeca Film Festival (April 17-28) announced today that it will stream seven 2013 fest selections -- four of which are premiere titles -- to allow domestic US audiences the chance experience the festival from across the country. Also streaming will be Tribeca's first-ever Vine Competition, #6SE...

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    Amazon and IMDb Launch X-Ray for TV Feature for Kindle Fire Users

    Amazon and IMDb are launching a new TV iteration of "X-Ray for Movies." The original feature was released six months ago, and allows users to access corresponding IMDb info with one tap while watching films on their Kindle Fires. The new feature does the same thing, but for television series.

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