Articles Tagged 10 to Watch

In Tupilaq, an animated film from Denmark, we see themes of cultural alienation. Courtesy Sundance Institute.

Sundance 2015 – Shorts That Pack a Punch


“With short films, you have to show your entire world in a split second,” said producer Rasmus Kastberg after the screening his animated short Tupilaq at Sundance 2015. Maddy Kadish highlights this and a handful of other films from this year’s program of 60, selected from 8,061 submissions.


Step Inside the Film House: Filmmaker360’s New Home


At the corner of Chinatown and North Beach sits a deceptively small white door, leading to the huge space – and vision – of FilmHouse, the San Francisco Film Society’s new home for Filmmaker360. The building opened this September and, other than FilmHouse, it is still under construction. The FilmHouse space is modern and full… Read more »

Stephanie Martin, director of the short, "Wild Horses."

10 Filmmakers to Watch in 2014: Stephanie Martin


Keep tabs on cinematographer Stephanie Martin. She had been shooting professionally for more than 14 years before she decided to direct her first film. Inspired by her own observations of the plight of wild horses in the American West, she wrote and directed a successful short, <i>Wild Horses</i>, and this summer she’s working on the feature-length script.

Darius Clark Monroe

10 Filmmakers to Watch in 2014: Darius Clark Monroe


Evolution of a Filmmaker: Darius Clark Monroe makes our 10 to Watch list for his documentary <em>Evolution of a Criminal</em>, which premiered at SXSW. Read about how Monroe’s autobiographical documentary gives us his inside view on past errors and forgiveness.

"After Ella" star, Maria Rondeau.

10 Filmmakers to Watch in 2014: Marie-Emmanuelle Hartness


With her short film <i>After Ella</i>, Marie-Emmanuelle Hartness turned the heads of Cannes’ programming committee. In fact, she’s at the notable fest this minute! Her expertise ranges from acting to directing to producing to writing and her film achievements span fact and fiction. Learn more about why she’s a spectacular choice for 10 to Watch in 2014.

Jay Bushman

10 Filmmakers to Watch in 2014: Jay Bushman


Jay Bushman is ahead of the curve when it comes to transmedia and new techniques for filmmakers. He talks with <i>The Independent’s</i> Maddy Kadish about <em>The Lizzie Bennet Diaries</em> and what’s brewing for him in 2014, <em>#hamlet</em> and a new start-up.

Producer Effie T. Brown.

10 Filmmakers to Watch in 2014: Effie T. Brown


Producer Effie T. Brown has high hopes for the satire she produced, <em>Dear White People</em>, as it makes the rounds on the festival circuit and preps for an October theatrical release. Check out why she’s on our 10 to Watch list this year.