Stephanie Stender interviews director Claire Andrade-Watkins about her documentary Some Kind of Funny Porto Rican?”: A Cape Verdean American Story and its continuing legacy 13 years after its release.
Providence, Rhode Island, director Laura Colella was gearing up for the Los Angeles Film Festival earlier this week. Her third narrative feature, Breakfast With Curtis, will get its world premiere screening before an audience on June 14th. Colella has won more than 20 awards for her previous work and was one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25… Read more »
Late last year, Drew Barrymore’s Whip It was released in theaters, giving the mainstream a fictional take on the world of modern roller derby. The story, adapted from the novel Derby Girl by Shauna Cross, focuses on an outcast teen who finds confidence and her inner power by joining the banked track league of Austin,… Read more »
Opportunities abound today for animators to contribute to film — both independent and mainstream — television, and games, but it is still a competitive field, and choosing the right animation program can mean the difference between pushing the animation envelope at studios such as Pixar and
Cherry Arnold didn’t know what she was in for when she started filming Buddy: The Rise and Fall of America’s Most Notorious Mayor. “If I had known all the work involved…,” Arnold says. “Pure ignorance kept me going. I underestimated by months at a time how long each step would take.” The award-winning documentary —… Read more »
Since its inception seven years ago, the Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) has been known for putting the filmmaker first. Unlike many can you top this film festivals, RIIFFs small town atmosphere provides a forum for filmmakers to interact with their peers, other film-lovers, and industry folkall of whom are focused on the films,… Read more »