“Beasts of the Southern Wild” Gets 4 Oscar Noms!
In case you missed it, this year’s Academy Award nominations were announced on Thursday. Fellow indie Jalissa C. shares her thoughts about the surprising picks and snubs. A HUGE congrats on the “Beasts of the Southern Wild” Oscar nomination takeover: Quvenzhané Wallis for Best Actress (youngest nominee in history at 9 years old), Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Picture AND Benh Zeitlin for Best Director.
Golden Globes’ Panel With Best Foreign Language Nominees Streaming on Jan. 12th
If you have some time on Saturday in between finally seeing “Zero Dark Thirty”, I recommend checking out the 10th Annual Golden Globe Foreign Language Film Symposium streaming online HERE at 11am PST. Panel will feature directors Jacques Audiard (RUST AND BONE), Michael Haneke (AMOUR), Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache (THE INTOUCHABLES) and Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg (KON-TIKI).
FESTIVALS, LABS & COMPETITIONS
- Writer by Day, Kid At Heart? Nickelodeon Writing Program submission period is from January 2nd to February 28th.
- Pitch your best TV show idea in ATX Television Festival by Jan. 18th.
- Hey UK-based indies: Sundance London is hosting a short film contest. Submit your best entry based on the concept of “time” by Feb 28th.
QUEUE IT UP
- 2012 Sundance Grand Jury prize winner “5 Broken Cameras” is now available on Hulu Plus.
CALL FOR INDIES (Filmmaker Opportunities)
- Wanna volunteer for SXSW 2013? Registration is now open.
- “Nobody Cares About Your Little Movie…” was just one of the tougher (but much appreciated) pieces of advice we learned from Film Independent in 2012.
- Ever find yourself saying “I finished my film, what comes next?” Film Independent comes to the rescue again!
- Woohoo! More “Misfits” coming later this year! Let the countdown to Season 5 begin.
- “I’m not interested in being in the film industry, per se, I’m interested in making movies… that independent spirited mentality is what’s important in the end.” says filmmaker Jay Duplass in a great #FindForum interview from…you guessed it…Film Independent.
- Hey Human Beings, here’s a sneak peek scene to hold you over “Community” comes back on Feb 7th. Cool cool cool!