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A while back I linked to D.C.-based filmmaker Sujewa Ekanayake, whose blog, Filmmaking for the Poor, covers a range of no-budget film topics. Today GreenCine draws my attention to his site again with this link to a good post for the New Year: Ekanayake’s picks for “10 Filmmakers to Watch in 2006.”

There are a few obvious choices here, talented filmmakers who he’s eager to see what they do next. Miranda July, Andrew Bujalski and Caveh Zahedi fit into this category. But then there are people I don’t know as well, like Amir Motiagh, Andrew Dickson, and Elizabeth Nord. And he’s also picked Todd Rohal, whose Slamdance-premiering The Guatamalan Handshake (pictured) I’ve seen in rough cut and think is really great.

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