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in Filmmaking
on Jan 10, 2008

Filmmaker Lance Weiler, whose Workbook Project has, in a short while, become an indispensable source of information on independent film production and marketing, is launching a new event that employs his expertise in online distribution to help emerging filmmakers. Entitled “From Here to Awesome,” it is a multi-exhibition-platform film festival created in collaboration with two other filmmakers well known to the Filmmaker audience: Arin Crumley and M dot Strange.

Here is more information about the festival from the press release, and look forward to news of its progress on the blog in coming weeks.


Have you made a film you think the world should see? FROM HERE TO AWESOME is a discovery and distribution festival that might be the perfect system to get your film blasted to audiences in theaters, living rooms, online and via mobile phones.

All filmmakers are welcome to be a part of the festival. There are NO submission fees, and filmmakers retain their rights while receiving revenue directly from the distribution outlets. A wide range of major promotional partners and distribution platforms are on board. All we need now is your film. Please submit ASAP to give the festival¹s audience time to vote your film into the April Showcase.

FHTA was founded by DIY filmmaking pioneers Lance Weiler (The Last Broadcast, Head Trauma), Arin Crumley (Four Eyed Monsters) and M dot Strange (We Are The Strange).

For filmmakers it is the best of times and worst of times. The tools are more accessible but the market has become saturated. Less and less films are getting traditional distribution deals. From Here to Awesome is an attempt to answer some of the largest issues facing filmmakers today – discovery, distribution and sustainability.” says festival co-founder Lance Weiler.

For more information visit http://www.fromheretoawesome.com

Incidentally, Lance has written a long article on the ways in which independent filmmakers can see their work distributed, either by themselves or through existing distributors, on the ‘net. It appears in the next issue of Filmmaker, which hits the stands in about two weeks.

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