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After the Party: Surveying the Business and Sales Environment at Cannes

Zar Amir Ehbrahimi in Holy SpiderZar Amir Ehbrahimi in Holy Spider

Film business sprang back to life in Cannes this year, with nary a peep from the usual “sky is falling” fearmongers. After two years of virtual markets, dealmakers were thrilled that premiering films could be watched together with international audiences,…  Read more

By Jul 14, 2022

How to Deliver Your Film to a Festival (2022 Edition)

A very unaesthetic projection booth

In 2018, I wrote a version of this article1 that treated the exhibition dominance of Digital Cinema Packages (DCP) as a historic certainty. Technology had advanced enough where the cost and/or ability to create a DCP were no longer considered…  Read more

By Apr 14, 2022

Truly Micro: Pete Ohs and Tzvi Friedman on Their Ultra-Low-Budget Features, Jethica and Man

Pete Ohs's JethicaJethica

While most producers these days are worried about the latest CPI number—that’s the Cinematic Price Index—one group of filmmakers is, somewhat paradoxically, not: those working on the lower end of the microbudget, or “no-budget,” continuum, producing finished features for the…  Read more

By Apr 14, 2022

Bigger Budgets: Inflation and Crew Shortages Slam Independent Film

Nikyatu Jusu’s NannyNanny

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By Apr 14, 2022

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