An Independent Filmmaker’s Strategy Guide for Working the Cannes Film Festival

Cannes marketing materials

I am a New Orleans based writer-director who is putting together a follow-up feature to my film Laundry Day. In 2021 I attached executive producer Corky Kessler and raised money to attend Sundance for the first time (I know, I…  Read more

By Jun 17, 2022

Cine Gear Expo LA 2022: New Laowa Probe Lenses, Arri’s Alexa 35 and More

ARRI's booth at Cine Gear Expo LA 2022ARRI's booth at Cine Gear Expo LA 2022

Cine Gear Expo Los Angeles roared back over the weekend, as the multi-day tradeshow saw a number of key exhibitors return to its new home at the LA Convention Center. Attendees poured in by the thousands eager to get their…  Read more

By Jun 14, 2022

Color Congress Announces $1.35 Million in Inaugural Grants to 17 People of Color-Led and Serving Doc Organizations

Comfrey Films (Courtesy Color Congress)

Color Congress, “the newly formed documentary intermediary organization,” announced today $1.35 million in two-year unrestricted grants to small-budgeted majority people of color and POC-led doc organizations across the U.S. The 17 grantees, selected from a pool of 120 applying organizations,…  Read more

By Jun 14, 2022

HBO Documentary Films and the Gotham Film & Media Institute Announce New Documentary Development Initiative for Filmmakers from Underrepresented Communities

HBO Documentary Films and The Gotham Film & Media Institute’s Expanding Communities program have announced the Documentary Development Initiative, created for storytellers who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and/or storytellers with disabilities with the intent of providing resources to develop thought-provoking,…  Read more

By Jun 6, 2022

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