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Cannes Do: A Filmmaker’s Personal Guide To Cannes, Day Seven
By Patricia Chica

Independent filmmaker Patricia Chica has been covering the 2014 Cannes Film Festival for us. You can read part one of Patricia Chica’s personal Cannes diary right here, part two here, part three here, part four here, part five here, and part six here. This is her last blog post from the festival! Patricia recaps her experience and shares insight into […]

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Cannes Do: A Filmmaker’s Personal Guide To Cannes, Day Six
By Patricia Chica

Independent filmmaker Patricia Chica is covering the 2014 Cannes Film Festival for us. You can read part one of Patricia Chica’s personal Cannes diary right here, part two here, part three here, part four here, and part five here. Today, on day six, Patricia Chica speaks to distributor Roman Güttinger of Ascot Elite Entertainment Group, currently representing the film […]

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Cannes Do: A Filmmaker’s Personal Guide To Cannes, Day Five
By Patricia Chica

Independent filmmaker Patricia Chica is covering the 2014 Cannes Film Festival for us. You can read part one of Patricia Chica’s personal Cannes diary right here, part two here, part three here, and part four here. Today, on day five, Patricia takes a much-needed “Day Off” and tells us where a filmmaker can get some food […]

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Aaron Yeger Discovers A People Uncounted: An Interview
by Kyle Rupprecht

After several years on the film fest circuit, Aaron Yeger’s poignant documentary A People Uncounted, about the history of the Roma people, opens today in New York City. MovieMaker spoke to Yeger about the film back in 2011, and to celebrate its eventual release, we’re revisiting that interview. In his feature directorial debut A People Uncounted, […]

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Cannes Do: A Filmmaker’s Personal Guide To Cannes, Day One
By Patricia Chica

Patricia Chica is an independent Canadian filmmaker taking three of her short films to the 2014 Cannes Film Market. Luckily for all of us, she has agreed to keep a  personal diary for MovieMaker, about how filmmakers like her can get the most out of their Cannes adventures. Patricia will be sharing her day-to-day experiences […]

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Festival Spotlight Friday: HollyShorts Film Festival is Tinseltown’s Independent Heart
by Kelly Leow

Here’s a recipe for a successful short film festival: Throw two ambitious 24-year-olds, a phone call, a cheaply-rentable theater, and a projector together and mix well. The following interview with HollyShorts’ co-director Daniel Sol delves into the (perhaps comically) independent origins of the festival, now in its ninth rendition, yet full of the same enterprising, […]

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Festival Friday Spotlight: Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival Shares Recipe for Perfect Festival Cocktail
by Lara Colocino and Haven Goldstein

Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival (BWiFF) was born to be original. The festival’s name may lead you to imagine a strangely colored alcoholic beverage one might ingest on a beach – and in fact, we still aren’t quite sure what the moniker has to do with film. All we do know is that with over […]

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Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals: Vote Here To Decide Our Five Runners-Up
by Lara Colocino

For the past two weeks, MovieMaker has been running Coolest Film Festival vote-offs, asking our readers to vote for the “25 Coolest Film Festivals—” the sister list to the “50 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee.” Below are our runners-up in the General category, all encompassing festivals that screen most of the genres you can think of; the […]

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Festival Spotlight Friday: San Francisco Frozen Film Festival is Hella Chill
by Lara Colocino

No one can say that the San Francisco Frozen Film Festival (SFFFF) is short on spirit. The festival aims to broaden its community’s film scene by screening great films, showcasing new art, playing music, and more, but the organizers also exude a contagious love of cinema and a genuine desire to help moviemakers share their […]

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Make Your Voice Heard: Vote Now for the Second Round of Coolest Film Festivals!
by Lara Colocino

You’re probably aware that every fall, for the better part of a decade, we’ve published a list of the “25 Coolest Film Festivals”—the sister list to our “50 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee.” After a lot of debate and consideration, we decided to kick the “Coolest” list up a notch this year and let our […]

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