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iW NEWS | Filmcatcher Announces Digital Deal

iW NEWS | Filmcatcher Announces Digital Deal has announced a deal with The Global Film Initiative and its distribution partner, First Run Features, to make GFI’s films available on Filmcatcher. “At FilmCatcher, we want our visitors to discover worthy new talent and films,” said Alan Klingenstein, co-founder of FilmCatcher, in a statement. “Working with Global Film Initiative, we’ll be able to see the best filmmakers from emerging markets around the world, and bring them to our audience, so it’s a perfect match.” GFI provides funding to filmmakers in various developing countries. Four films, both given grants and distributed by Global Film have represented their countries at the Academy Awards in the Foreign Film Competition category. [Peter Knegt]

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