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Alamo Drafthouse Files for Bankruptcy

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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 »

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Neurodivergent Film Festival Call for Submission

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A new genre of film festival focusing on an often-overlooked demographic has emerged in recent years: films made by and for neurodivergent individuals. The Neurodivergent Film Festival (NDFF) is currently open for submissions until March 15, 2021. The festival, which will occur on May 15, 2021, was created with the idea that neurodivergent people should… Read more »

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Film Independent Spirit Awards Moves Ceremony

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The Film Independent Spirit Awards just announced that their awards show would be breaking the current award show trend of pushing back the ceremony date by pushing the date of the Spirit Awards up two days to April 22, 2021. The ceremony will be broadcast live on IFC at 10:00 pm ET/7:00 pm PT. Nominees… Read more »

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Inaugural IF/Then x Hulu Short Documentary Lab Call

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Field of Vision‘s IF/Then Shorts initiative and Hulu Documentary Films have just announced a partnership that will offer $100,000 in grants and a year-log lab focused on development and distribution for short-documentary filmmakers based in North America. The IF/Then Shorts initiative was founded in 2017 as part of the Tribeca Film Institute and became part… Read more »

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Boston Asian American Festival Goes Virtual

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Entering its 12th year, the Boston Asian American Film Festival (BAAFF) will hold its screening virtually from October 21– 25, 2020. A co-production of the Asian American Resource Workshop and ArtsEmerson, the BAAFF is New England’s Largest Asian American Film Festival with a mission to  empower Asian Americans through film by showcasing Asian American experiences… Read more »

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Viggo Mortensen’s Falling to Open 2020 EnergaCAMERIMAGE Festival

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EnergaCAMERIMAGE, the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, announced this week that Falling, written and directed by Viggo Mortensen with cinematography by Marcel Zyskind, will be the festival’s opening film on November 14. The film has already closed the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and screened at the 2020 Festival de Cannes,  San Sebastián… Read more »