Independent filmmaker Trevor Hawkins’ Lotawana made history on March 17 as the first feature film to be sold as an NFT. Lotawana tells the story of an unfulfilled young man named Forrest (Todd Blubaugh) who takes to living alone on a sailboat on Missouri’s Lake Lotawana. There, he meets Everly (Nicola Collie), a like-minded free… Read more »
Relatively new film festival, Fringe of Colour, focuses on BIPOC creators. Founded in 2018 in Edinburgh, Scotland, the festival has shifted its focus as a result of COVID-19 with the hopes of supporting BIPOC creators who lost income as a result of the pandemic. Fringe of Colour is a community-based festival that includes writings, discussions,… Read more »
In the past year of operating during the pandemic, the Brattle Theatre has developed a refined virtual program that not only serves to keep the business up and running at a basic level, but functions well enough to earn them the title of 2020’s Best Virtual Movie Theater in Boston Magazine. Since 1953, The Brattle… Read more »
Community College of Rhode Island digital art professor Brian O’Malley has created the animated short film Unsheltered to help raise awareness and funds for homelessness. The six-minute film illustrates the story of a 10-year-old boy named Dara who loses both of his parents and his home in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the… Read more »
The 22nd Buenos Aires International Film Festival of Independent Cinema (BAFICI) returned this year with 270 films that screened both in-person and online.
Ashland Film Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary by opting for a fun two part festival in April and June. Later this week, they’ll have a quick peek at what is expected for the festival.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Oscar nominations on Monday. Independent films received recognition in several categories. Chloe Zhao became the first woman of color nominated for Best Director for her film Nomadland. Zhao also picked up Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture nominations. Nomadland star Frances McDormand earned a nomination for… Read more »
Prakash Javadekar, India’s Minister of Information and Broadcasting, announced a series of digital media laws targeted at social media and streaming services on February 25th. After several reports regarding inappropriate content from Netflix India and Amazon Prime Video, the government was pressured to create a new system for reporting and resolving censorship issues. These new… Read more »
The 71st Berlinale Film Festival just announced its 2021 winners. The event, which has been around since the Cold War, has developed a brand new online format for its public and global audiences to tune into since COVID-19 has forced industry coordinators to reimagine their usual event presentation. The decision to split the festival into… Read more »
Independent dine-in theater chain Alamo Drafthouse Cinema announced last Wednesday that it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and will sell its assets to its senior lender group. This includes Altamont Capital Partners, affiliates of Fortress Investment Group, and the company’s founder, Tim League. The move will provide the financing the company needs to continue… Read more »