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    Calling All Filmmakers: Film Independent's Project Involve Now Open for Submissions

    Listen up, filmmakers. Film Independent's signature diversity program Project Involve is now open for submissions. The deadline is April 28. Here's what you need to apply.

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    Film Independent Selects Documentary Lab Fellows

    Among the many things that Los Angeles-based Film Independent does, besides the high-profile Independent Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, is provide crucial support to independent filmmakers. Every year a select few get chosen to participate in their Documentary Lab.

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    10 Things Indie Filmmakers Need to Know About Directing for Television

    For those of you out there who might be interested in directing an episode of television, Miguel Arteta ("Dexter"), Carl Franklin ("House of Cards"), Jeremy Podeswa ("Boardwalk Empire"), Jill Soloway ("Six Feet Under") and Jessica Yu ("Scandal") have some advice.

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    Oscar Nominees Win Big at 2014 Independent Spirit Awards (Full Winners List & Red Carpet Videos)

    The independents' alternative to the Oscars, the Indie Spirit Awards, get under way in blustery Santa Monica Saturday. As usual, many of the low-budget Oscar contenders (under $20 million) will take home Indie Spirit awards. Expect "12 Years a Slave" to score Best feature, Director and supporting ac...

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    Ovation and Film Independent Present 'Directors Close-Up' Panel Series Featuring Alfonso Cuarón, Alexander Payne, Jill Soloway

    The arts-centric television network Ovation has just announced two film-related programs for this year: the Film Independent Directors Close-Up Series and the "Dinner and a Movie" salon series.

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    Attention, Filmmakers: Film Independent's Fast Track Financing Market Now Open for Submissions

    Director-producer teams are now invited to apply to Film Independent's Fast Track, the three-day film financing market that takes place in June during the LA Film Fest (2014 dates TBA).

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    Alexander Payne, Julie Delpy and More Set for Film Independent Awards Season Panels

    Film Independent has scheduled a special conversation with Oscar and Spirit Award nominated director Alexander Payne (“Nebraska”) on February 27 at the Directors Close-Up Series. Also recently added to the February 19 panel "Writing and Directing" are writer-actress and Spirit nominated Julie Delpy ...

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    Festival Prep: What An Indie Filmmaker Needs To Know About Going Global

    Here’s a quick primer for independent filmmakers on how to navigate the international markets.

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    Ask the Screenplay Doctor: Interview with Sydney Levine, President of Sydney's Buzz

    This month I speak to Sydney Levine, president of SydneysBuzz -- whose tagline for her company -- “Pulling Back the Curtain on the International Film Industry” -- precisely does just that. Levine focuses on international film industry developments and analysis of the international film market relate...

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    Film Independent's Documentary Lab Now Accepting Submissions

    Film Independent's Documentary Lab is now accepting submissions to its seven-week program running in Los Angeles in March and April. Documentary directors currently in post-production on their feature length films are encouraged to apply.

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