Hot Links: Wednesday, July 31st


Steven Soderbergh, Will and Jada Smith and Esperanza Spalding have all backed Spike Lee’s latest joint on Kickstarter. What are you waiting for? [Kickstarter]

Huge congrats to the 163 films selected for IFP’s Film Forum! Ever thought about applying? [Indiewire]

Marketing exec Cheryl Boone Isaacs was elected president of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. She is both the 1st African-American and 1st woman to hold this position. Can you say progress! [Hollywood Reporter]

Ava DuVernay, Dee Rees, Haifaa al-Mansour, Sally El-Hosaini and Lucia Puenzo were named as part of the “10 Most Exciting Young Female Directors in the World Today”! [Indiewire]


Hannah Fidell’s directorial debut and Sundance 2013 selection A TEACHER hits theaters in September. Fidell was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces” in 2012. [First Showing]


Toronto International Film Festival announces 2013 doc lineup. What are you excited to see?[Sight on Sound]

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