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    First Person: Why A Small Crew Can Actually Help You To Get The Shot

    Writer-director Jeff Jeffcoat writes about how he shot "Big in Japan" a semi-fictionalized rock and roll road movie about a struggling Seattle band, in Japan with a microscopic crew and non-actors.

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    2014 Sarasota Film Festival Unveil Lineup, Including Opening Night Film 'Last Days in Vietnam' and Closer 'The One I Love'

    The Sarasota Film Festival has announced that it will open this year with Rory Kennedy's documentary "Last Days in Vietnam" and close with Charlie McDowell's "The One I Love," starring Mark Duplass and Elisabeth Moss.

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    Why the Sarasota Film Festival Is Indie Film's Best-Kept Secret

    After begging, borrowing, stealing and Kickstarting to finish that potential masterpiece of a production, every broke-ass American indie filmmaker faces the same trying question as U.S. film festivals (each with their own submission fees) seem to pop up as quickly as Starbucks coffee shops: Where, b...

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    The Complete Sarasota Film Festival Lineup, Featuring Over 200 Films

    The Sarasota Film Festival announced their complete lineup today. One of the largest regional film festivals in the U.S., this years festival features over 222 films. The festival runs April 5-11, 2013.As we previously reported, the festival will open with Gabriela Cowperthwaite's "Blackfish," a doc...

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    Sarasota Film Festival to Open with 'Blackfish,' Close with 'Frances Ha'

    The Sarasota Film Festival, which runs from April 5 - April 14, will open with Gabriela Cowperthwaite's "Blackfish," a documentary about the history of killer whales in captivity. The 15th annual festival will close with Noah Baumbach's "Frances Ha," starring Greta Gerwig.Sundance Special Jury Prize...

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    Where Would the Money Come From? On Film Festivals, Distribution and the Economies of Change

    "Fair Trade for Filmmakers," an article by Sean Farnel that we published last week, attracted a lot of attention from filmmakers, festival programmers and other industry members, who carried on an intense debate in the comments about the feasibility of Sean's suggestion that festivals ...

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    At Sarasota Film Festival, It's All About the Women Directors

    Last week, when Cannes announced its all-male list of competition directors, I was in a room in Florida filled with 25 talented women directors, producers, writers and distributors. This was the second annual Side By Side Symposium organized by Holly Herrick, director of Sarasota Film Festival Women...

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    Sarasota Film Festival Announces Full 2012 Program

    The Sarasota Film Festival has announced its  2012 program selections, with more than 230 films from 30 countries.

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