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12 Picks for the SXSW PanelPicker

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Not five months after the mammoth festival wraps, SXSW opens up their PanelPicker site, an online forum which aggregates all industry and filmmaker programming pitches for their next conference. Last year, I went through the offerings and highlighted 15 that piqued…  Read more

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Blackmagic Does Manhattan

The New Yorker proved a more convenient schlep than Las Vegas Convention Center for local fans of Blackmagic Design.The New Yorker proved a more convenient schlep than Las Vegas Convention Center for local fans of Blackmagic Design.

On August 13 the disruptive Australian company Blackmagic Design took over the Grand Ballroom at the historic New Yorker Hotel at 8th & 34th to showcase their growing stable of switchers, signal converters, encoders, routers, and test equipment along with…  Read more

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Rotterdam International Film Festival Co-signs Solidarity Statement over Beijing Independent Film Festival Shutdown

Li Xianting in 2010 (Tibetan art slideshow photo licensed under public domain via Wikimedia Commons)Li Xianting in 2010 (Tibetan art slideshow photo licensed under public domain via Wikimedia Commons)

You may have read over the weekend about the Chinese government shutting down the Beijing Independent Film Festival. This isn’t the first time something like this has happened: the Associated Press’ Didi Tang has a solid overview of this year’s…  Read more

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NYFF Announces Spotlight on Documentary Selections: Films From Maysles, Blank, Scorsese

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The New York Film Festival took some haranguing after announcing the inclusion of only one documentary in their Main Slate a week ago. Rectifying matters is their Spotlight on Documentary lineup, which features new works from Albert Maysles, Les Blank, Frederick…  Read more

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