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Noah Cowan in 2018.

Noah Cowan, Independent Film Festival Executive, Dies at 55

Noah Cowan, film festivals executive and independent film distributor, died on Wednesday, January 25 after a 38-year-long career in the independent film festival world. Cowan’s work had a large impact on independent film through his work with the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and San Francisco Film Society/SFFILM. He started working for TIFF in 1984… Read more »

The 20th anniversary of the New York Asian Film Festival, July 15-31

New York Film Festival Announces First Batch of Films for 20th Anniversary

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) and the New York Asian Film Foundation and Film at Lincoln Center will kick off this anniversary edition with a full return to big-screen viewing from July 15–31, 2022. The festival’s lineup will include over 60 films, several making a world,… Read more »

Donald Trump stands behind a podium, speaking in front of an American flag.

What Now? A Manifesto for the Independent Arts in a Trump Presidency

“It is a difficult battle. As the ultra-right takes command of the American political process, we must contemplate four years of a Hollywood president. And so we are quickly learning that although liberal-dominated government agencies may have found ‘alternative’ and ‘independent’ expression necessary to their co-optive system, with the installation of Ronald Reagan and his… Read more »