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4 Fests You Should Enter This Week


…because all it takes is ONE festival screening to change everything.

Sidewalk Film Festival

August 22 – 24

Late Deadline: March 15

“The 16th annual Sidewalk Film Festival, a celebration of new independent cinema in downtown Birmingham, is set to take place August 22-24, 2014. Since its debut in 1999, filmmakers from across the country and around the world have come to Birmingham to screen their work at Sidewalk and have been thrilled to discover fresh, enthusiastic crowds eager to devour new independent cinema.”

Accepts narrative & doc features, narrative & doc shorts, animations and short screenplays

website: http://sidewalkfest.com/submit-a-film/
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Hot Links: Thursday, September 5th


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It’s the film folks can’t stop talking about. Will you see TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE? [Blackfilm.com]

Tomorrow’s the last day to cast your votes for SXSW 2014’s Panel Picker! [SXSW]

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Where Are The Brown Women Filmmakers?


A weekly spotlight on inspiring female directors of color and their latest projects.

Venice Days (Venice Film Festival)

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Ava DuVernay – “The Door”

Ava DuVernay is great example of a female filmmaker not afraid to try her at different mediums. Although THE DOOR is a shorter, dialogue-less project created in partnership with Miu Miu fashion line, it still features the beautiful Black cast, dynamic cinematography and hypnotic soundtrack that has a become a key aesthetic in her films. If you haven’t already seen it, please stop what you’re doing and WATCH.

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Protagonistas: The Iceman (2012)


The Iceman (2012)

The Iceman (2012)

Writers: Morgan Land & Ariel Vromen

Director: Ariel Vromen

Starring: Michael Shannon & Ray Liotta

IMDB plot summary: “The true story of Richard Kuklinski, the notorious contract killer and family man. When finally arrested in 1986, neither his wife nor daughters have any clue about his real profession.”

I’m looking forward to the supporting cast: Chris Evans, Winona Ryder, James Franco, David Schwimmer, etc!

Limited theatrical release: May 3, 2013

Protagonistas – Protagonist – Person of the day, 5 days a week!

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Trailer Watch: Toronto International Film Fest edition


It’s almost August which means “Man-Buster Summer” is coming to a close and every premiere film festival from here until December is a sure goldmine for Academy-worthy gems. I like to call it “Oscar Autumn”. I’m not actually going to be attending the Toronto International Film Festival in September but I’m still eager to follow along with event updates. After the official program was announced yesterday, I saw that Matt Rorabeck of Movie-Knight.com had gathered many of the lineup’s trailers in one wonderful post HERE. A big thanks to Matt for moving so fast on this. I’m excited to see the page grow as more trailers are released.

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