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    Exclusive: Hollywood Film Fest Announces This Year's Winners

    Executive Director of the Hollywood Film Festival, Jon Fitzgerald, has announced the festival's 2013 award winners.

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    10 Pinterest Boards Filmmakers Should Be Following

    Pinterest is also a great resource for filmmakers to easily access everything from production tips, information about festivals and funding resources. Here are 10 boards filmmakers should follow.

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    Josef Astor on "The 4 Scariest Things About Kickstarter"

    A few months ago, Jennifer Fox wrote a guest post for this very site, a three-part, 29-point guide to running a successful Kickstarter campaign. Fox’s groundbreaking documentary My Reincarnation had recently broken all Kickstarter records and would ultimately go on to raise over $150,000,...

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    John Bruce on "Far From Afghanistan: Mission, Means, and Movement Building"

    I think it is more than three years ago now that I first spoke of Truly Free Film. My hope then, as it is now, that artistic, social, and political motivations would harness the new technologies and it's tools to usher in a transformation from a mass-market driven entertainment economy to a communi...

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    Interdependent Film

    It is not independent film. We are all connected.

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    Guest Post: Elise McCave "The First Annual PUMA Creative Impact Award"

    It is hard to find a better example of corporate sponsorship than the PUMA Creative Impact Awards. Not only does it publicize and support an important group of films, but helps support outreach and social change. With the right support, not only can we make better films, but we can change the worl...

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    Guest Post: Joke and Biagio "How to Build an Emotional Connection with Your Audience"

    Posts about how to use crowdfunding effectively have become a bit of mainstay in the indie film blogosphere. But that doesn't make them any less crucial. Crowdfunding has become the most-talked about new tool in a filmmaker's arsenal for getting your movie financed. It's an intimidating commitment, particularly if you want to do it well. Luckily we all have a community to turn to, a community that has been very generous with their shared knowledge. Joke and Biagio, a husband & wife filmmaking team, collected their favorite & most helpful crowdfunding posts recently -- and having included a post from this site SPRANG to my attention. The...

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    Guest Post: Matthew Chapman "How Do You Make Sure You Are HAPPY With Your Film?"

    Some subjects are truly difficult to confront on film, both from a personal and public perspective. Creativity generally requires confrontations -- with oneself, others, and the world at large. Those of us who indulge in these battles, recognize that we -- and our work -- are better for it. Personally speaking, I think it even extends much further: our culture and our world are better for it too. But that doesn't make it easy.What does make it very satisfying, is to be able to stand back after it all, and recognize that the initial decision, the one to engage, was not just justified, but ours. It is that decision that makes a movie our m...

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    Guest Post: Peter Broderick "Special Report: How Films Can Change The World"

    One of my top motivations to make movies was to change the world. It still is true today. Often when I tell people that I want to make movies that either change the world, change cinema, or finance those revolutions, they often think I am joking. But I am quite sincere. To sort of quote the legendary producer Walter Wanger "Film is the world's ambassador." I was not surprisingly thrilled to get Peter Broderick's latest newsletter, and to find it not just on this subject, but with real info precisely on films that HAVE CHANGED THE WORLD. Peter has kindly agreed to allow me to share it here with you, provided you all NOW sign up for Peter'...

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