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Fringe of Colour Film Festival Call for Submission

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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 »

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Brattle Theatre: A Year of Virtual Screenings

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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 »

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Academy Nominates Record Number of Independent Films

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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 »

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India’s Streaming Services Under New Regulations

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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 »

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Announcing the 2021 Berlin Film Festival Winners

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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 »