Moviemaker Magazine has some coverage of Sundance and Slamdance 2009 done by Basil Shadid at Being Media and brought to you by STIFF 2009. Coverage includes the films City Rats and Black Dynamite, which both look pretty awesome. Check out the clip:
My colleagues over at IndieRoad are happy to announce the opportunity to watch films currently screening at Slamdance from the comfort of your own home. I think this is a great idea, and will become much more widespread in the future as digital filmmaking technologies progress. In the mean time stop by IndieRoad’s Slamdance website, watch some movies, and support indie film. I'm attaching the press release below:
Dear Fellow Independent Filmmakers,
The day has arrived for the first Slamdance Online Film Festival streamed live exclusively from INDIEROAD at www.indieroad.net/slamdance
A groundbreaking event that will help independent filmmakers exhibit their films to the world and film industry leaders discover great talent.
Directors Christopher Nolan (The Dark Night), Marc Forster (Quantum of Solace), and Steven Soderberg (Ocean's 13) were all discovered at Slamdance.
We are asking all filmmakers who submitted films to Slamdance to help INDIEROAD support the art of independent filmmaking by spreading the word to family, friends, colleagues, business and social networking contacts.
Kodak, INDIEROAD's partner in sponsoring and promoting the online festival, supports independent filmmakers in helping them get discovered.
A recent press release:
"Kodak will also co-sponsor a new on-line program this year with Slamdance, which will make movies screening at the festival available for real-time, paid streaming through the INDIEROAD web site (www.indieroad.net/slamdance). Filmmakers will share in the revenue generated through this new program. Visitors to the Kodak web page (www.kodak.com/go/motion) will also be able to link easily and directly to INDIEROAD."
I wanted to pass along note from my friends at IndieFlix about a new screening series they are starting. I'm all for supporting independent filmmakers, so I suggest supporting them and checking it out. Their invitation is below:
IndieFlix Premieres Red Carpet Screening Series at ACT Theatre Tuesday, Jan 6th at 6pm & 8:30pm - Wednesday Jan 7th at 7pm
Join us for drinks and meet the filmmaker.
CRASHING THE WAR IN IRAQ
Meet filmmaker, Mike Shiley, who with no media or military experience:
Made a fake ABC News press pass at Kinko's
Rented a bullet-proof vest
Flew to Iraq on frequent flier miles
Traveled unarmed through Iraq for two months reporting what the media ignores
Awarded two civilian combat medals
A film about the war the military somehow never censored...
IndieFlix will run the Red Carpet Screening Series with new original films featuring acclaimed directors and producers throughout the year. Join us for drinks and good conversation. For ticket information visit this website. As a note: STIFF has our monthly STIFF Nights screening at Central Cinema the last Thursday of each month, as another option for those who love to watch great independent films.
The guys from Peek Productions have been STIFF favorites for quite some time now. When Dan Tharp said that he wanted to make a B-Movie for the Film Challenge, I was pretty excited to see what they would put together. Not only was it a full on B-movie full of zombies in Seattle locations and a girl in a skirt saving the world, it probably did the best job transitioning from the film that proceeded it. This is the film that the audience made the second place winner this year. It is a great mix of quality, humor, and a cup full of blood splattering against the wall. The 2008 Film Challenge DVD is coming soon. If you are a zombie film lover, this one is a must see.