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Festival Spotlight Friday: King for a Night at the Big Apple Film Festival
by Howard Goldberg

You can take a moviemaker out of New York, but… When my first son Ben was born in Los Angeles 19 years ago, I cut the umbilical cord, held him in my arms, and said, “Ben, I just want you to know one thing—you may have been born in L.A., but we’re from New York!” [...]

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50 Film Festivals Worth The Entry Fee 2014: Savannah Film Festival

50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee in 2014: D through I
by Alexandra Eide with Kelly Leow

It’s finally here: MovieMaker‘s annual list of the 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee, 2014 edition! We’ll be releasing the list in five alphabetical installments, a new one every Wednesday, for the next month – so keep checking back to see if your favorite festivals made it in. Or read the full article in [...]

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50 Film Festivals Worth The Entry Fee 2014: Savannah Film Festival

50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee in 2014: A through C
by Alexandra Eide with Kelly Leow

It’s finally here: MovieMaker‘s annual list of the 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee, 2014 edition! We’ll be releasing the list in five alphabetical installments, a new one every Wednesday, for the next month – so keep checking back to see if your favorite festivals made it in. Or read the full article in [...]

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Festival Spotlight Friday: Onwards and Upwards with Cinequest 2014
by Brett Sebade and Kelly Leow

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Cinequest Film Festival isn’t shy about its home’s rich history of technological revolution. In fact, as it enters its 25th year in 2014 (opening next Tuesday, March 4 and running to March 16), the festival continues to embrace and tout new innovation in technology and storytelling—highlighting films that [...]

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Festival Spotlight Friday: The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers
by Alexandra Eide

Attention all moviemakers! If you thought being paid to travel around the South and screen your movie sounded too good to be true, think again. The South Arts Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers is just that – a tour that gives you the opportunity to travel to small communities around the South, earning money [...]

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Park City 2014: 10 Breakthrough Moviemakers from Sundance
by Kelly Leow, Jeff Meyers and Valentina I. Valentini

Presented in alphabetical order, the following are 10 moviemakers who made career breakthroughs at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, as nominated by our little team of stalwart movie-watchers. These names represent, for us—induced by the festival’s chaos into a heightened subjectivity, not to mention the inevitable lacunae amongst our coverage (none of us saw Imperial [...]

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Park City 2014: 12 Highlights from MovieMaker‘s Guest Instagram Series

Last week at Sundance and Slamdance, we loaned out the MovieMaker Instagram account to four different sets of filmmakers who all had films premiering at Park City: Republic of Rick‘s Mario Kyprianou, Land Ho!‘s Martha Stephens and Aaron Katz, Ivory Tower‘s Andrew Rossi, and The Overnighters‘ Jesse Moss. For 11 days they documented the tinsel-y [...]

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Park City 2014: Sundance Film Festival Diary, Entry Four
by Jeff Meyers

The final entry of Park City correspondent Jeff Meyers’ Sundance Film Festival Diary sees him working hard to squeeze in as many screenings as possible, including Justin Simien’s razor-sharp Dear White People, John Michael McDonagh’s excellent Calvary and the schlockfest that is The Raid 2: Berandal. After the rush and energy of Sundance’s opening weekend, [...]

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Park City 2014: Sundance Film Festival Diary, Entry Three
by Jeff Meyers

In which MovieMaker correspondent Jeff Meyers catches some hitRECord samplings, a Norwegian psychological thriller,  and (what else?) parties parties parties at Sundance 2014. Saturday, January 18th gets off to a slow start. Last night’s midnight movie takes its toll and I decide to abandon the 8:30am showing of Camp X-Ray, starring Kristen Stewart. The choice [...]

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Park City 2014: Sundance Film Festival Diary, Entry Two
by Jeff Meyers

In the second dispatch of his Sundance 2014 diary, MovieMaker correspondent Jeff Meyers talks Locke, international distribution strategy and a creepy-beautiful illustrated book from The Babadook. Friday, January 17 in Park City kicks off with a 9 a.m. screening of Locke by director Steven Knight (writer of Eastern Promises and Dirty Pretty Things amongst others). [...]

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