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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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    Hollywood Loves A Good Con: Why We Need a System for Vetting Film Investors

    Slated Editorial Director Colin Brown is back with the final installment essay in his series on packaging films.

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    London's First Micro-Budget Market

    The first ever Film London's Micro-Budget Market took place in Central London October 16-17 to help connect 19 filmmaking teams with financiers interested in great ideas at low cost.

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    Festival Focus: American Film Festival in Wrocław and U.S. in Progress Projects

    The American Film Festival in Wroclaw, Poland (22-27 October 2013) screened over 80 films from the American independent cinema landscape being the only one of its kind in Eastern and Central Europe. During the festival the two-day workshop known as U.S. in Progress took place to highlight 6 develop...

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    Festival Focus: Raindance Film Festival - Winners Announced

    The 2013 Raindance Film Festival came to a close recently in London after screening 100 feature films and over 150 shorts. Being the premier independent film festival in Europe the exposure given to the films presented is invaluable. The festival also serves as a platform to nurture new talented fil...

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    Occupy Film: New Indie Funding Model or Gimmick? You Decide.

    "Scamdance," a film looking for funding on Kickstarter, is offering backers an unusual reward: experience in making a film, in this case, "Scamdance," a comedy about a fictional film festival. "It's like Project Greenlight," said the project's creator, the writer/director Sean Hanley.

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    Fandor, On-Demand Movie Service, Launches in Canada

    Leading the field of VOD services like Netflix and HULU Plus, which carry enormous amount of films and TV shows; however, for those who look for the fully "indie" experience Fandor is the best alternative, and will now be available for Canadian audiences.

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    How to Succeed in Business: 6 Tips From IFP Keynote Speaker Glen Basner

    After hearing FilmNation CEO Glen Basner talk at the IFP Film Week Filmmaker Conference, we wrote up these 6 lessons in how to succeed in the film business.

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    How Piracy Helped 'The Man From Earth' Become A Viral Sensation and Inspired A Sequel

    "The Man from Earth" co-producer and director Richard Schenkman explains how illegal pirating helped his film break even and fueled a Kickstarter campaign for the sequel.

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    Slated, A New Way to Raise Money for Your Film

    I want to thank my friend Dave Tripet for bringing Slated as it was covered in the New York Times August 4 to my attention. Today I listened to KCRW as John Horn interviewed Marina Zenovich whose sequel doc on Polanski, Roman Polanski: Odd Man Out, received post-production financing through Slated...

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