Recently I checked out Being Elmo at the Boston Film Festival. My expectations were low for the childish tale of a cheesy red fluffball who talks in the 3rd “person” and has never reached the age of 4. Read More
Posts tagged ‘Film Fest Month’
If you haven’t heard, Prince William is set to marry fiancée Kate Middleton this Friday. Coincidentally, this month is also Film Fest Month. So I thought of a really great idea: create your own film festival featuring some over-the-top, royally fabulous wedding scenes.
Grab a few girlfriends, beverages and snacks of choice, and join in on the celebration from your very own living room. Here are a few weddings that I really enjoyed, just to give you a few ideas: Read More
Continuing with our do-it-yourself film festival ideas, here are some suggestions for a documentary fest. Read More
I’ve been researching a lot of film festivals recently to get ready for Film Fest Month. And the thing I’ve discovered — the horrible, shameful truth — is that there is not one legitimate film festival concentrated solely on ninja movies.
To right this wrong, I’m providing you with a list of recommended movies so you can hold your own weeklong ninja film fest. And I already have dibs on the name Ninja Film Fest for my indie dance-rock band. So back off.
You’ll need to get your hands on these delightful films: Read More
Thinking about creating your own short film? Well these are things you’ll have to get organized: money, cast, location, equipment, camera crew and a script. But first things first, you must start out with a good idea and expand from there.
For a little guidance, I’ve scoured the Internet for a few resources that are easy to follow, practical and informative. I’ve found everything from simple tips, to a step-by-step process, to longer how-tos: Read More
This week marks the beginning of the annual Aspen Shortsfest. Quickly gaining ground, “the short” is this season’s hottest art form. If you’re looking to sport this trend like a killer pair of tie-dyed jeggings, you’ve come to the right place. This week, I’ll be pulling together resources for starting your own short film.
Today, we’re talking money. Many budding filmmakers need it, but don’t have enough of it. Here are a few ways to get it: Read More
Ahhh April. Warm weather, gentle showers, birds chirping, flowers blooming, and, um, film festivals, I guess. We realized that April has an insane amount of film fests (see the list below), so we’ll be taking a look at various fests around the country, as well as offering ideas and tips on holding your own neighborhood festivals. We started late last week with Karina’s review of the Dallas International Film Festival opening night. We’ll be plying you with even more awesome fest-related-stuff throughout the month.
April Film Festivals
Dallas International Film Festival
WorldFest Houston International Film Festival
Florida Film Festival
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
Nashville Film Festival
Tribeca Film Festival
San Francisco International Film Festival
Atlanta Film Festival
USA Film Festival
Hot Docs Festival
Yesterday marked the start of the annual Dallas International Film Festival, and I was there for opening night.
The event was held at the Winspear Opera House, complete with a red carpet entrance and plenty of media. The dress code was black tie optional, which surprised me because I don’t necessarily expect indie filmmaker types to be black tie kind of people. Being at the opera house, I think the venue itself automatically calls for a spiffy getup. Read More