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    The Do's and Don'ts of Submitting to Sundance

    Last year, Sundance received some 8,000 submissions its short film category and 2,000 submissions for features and documentaries. While those numbers can be discouraging, there are ways to make your work standout.

  • News

    Seed&Spark Teams With Indie Distributor for Free Seminar

    Seed&Spark has teamed up with Tugg, a website that lets people choose the movies that play in their local cinema, on a touring seminar that teaches producers how get their films from development to festivals to local movie theaters.

  • News

    Best of the Week Ahead: Dec. 5–11

    The Barbara Stanwyck retrospective at Film Forum; Bette Midler in “I’ll Eat You Last” at the Geffen Playhouse; Fiona Shaw in “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”; “Mary Poppins” on Blu-ray; and a panel at Film Independent on navigating Sundance and Slamdance are what we’re looking forward to ...

  • News

    Best of the Week Ahead: Aug. 15–21

    The 17th annual FringeNYC; an outdoors production of “Lady Windermere’s Fan” in L.A.; Museum of the Moving Image’s “Persol Magnificent Obsessions” exhibit; an explanation of fair use held at Film Independent; and “Smash,” Season 2, on DVD are what we’re looking forward to this week.

  • News

    Three Arts Groups Join Up to Make Indie Filmmaking Easier

    A new bicoastal partnership between a trio of arts groups could help actors become more involved in independent film projects.

  • News

    Financing to Possibly Get Easier for Indie Producers

    Seed&Spark has teamed up with Big Vision Empty Wallet (BVEW), an online community of artists, and Film Independent to offer a reduced rate on crowd-funding and distribution for indie films.

  • News

    Vimeo Launches VOD

    Offers another option to enterprising performers.

  • Advice

    Film Independent Could Get You Cast in an L.A. Film Fest Selection

    Among the many programs offered by the indie-supporting nonprofit is one that finds fellows creating short films that premiere at the annual film festival.

  • News

    Film Independent Picks 8 Filmmakers for 2013 Directing Labs

    Nicholas Greene, Jacob Hatley, Krisy Gosney, Aldo Velasco, Amber Sealey, Daniel Casey, Morna Ciraki, and Alex Moratto will work on their next feature films with help from Film Independent.

  • News

    Best of the Week Ahead: Jan. 31–Feb. 6 (Slideshow)

    Film Independent’s 12th annual “Directors Close-Up” series in L.A., “Tyler Perry’s Madea Gets a Job” on DVD, Fathom Events’ encore presentation of “Maria Stuarda,” Joffrey Ballet’s “The Rite of Spring,” and L.A. Theatre Works’ radio theater–style production of “The Motherf**ker With the Hat ...