Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of filmmaking? Films aren’t created on their own, and they…
China’s film industry is undergoing a recent transformation to a more multicultural “Hollywood” model under the inevitable trend of globalization….
Bakla is a short film written, directed, and starring Brandon English. Bakla had its premiere at the 2020 New Filmmakers…
A conversation between editor Michele Meek and contributor Emily Watlington about the new book Independent Female Filmmakers, which recounts the legacy of 15 groundbreaking female filmmakers from Deepa Mehta to Cheryl Dunye to Martha Coolidge, while also highlighting the history of The Independent itself.
Filmmaker Soudade Kaadan lends her darkly comic voice to humanity under siege in the short film Aziza, winner of the Short Film Grand Jury Prize at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. In this interview, Neil Kendricks speaks with the filmmaker about how she transformed her experience as a Syrian exile into this award-winning short.
David Pierotti speaks with 2018 10 to Watch Winner Leslie Tai on her newest documentary project How to Have an American Baby.
Mike Sullivan speaks with 2018 10 to Watch winner Asad J. Malik on the augmented reality (AR) film Terminal 3.
In this installment of Women in Film Portraits, Lauren Sowa profiles Caroline Mariko Stucky, an award-winning, Swiss-Japanese filmmaker and cinematographer with a fierce passion for American culture. For Caroline, film is the ultimate language. It surpasses the kaleidoscope of spoken languages that informed her childhood. In this interview, Caroline shares about coming to the United States and about taking on a predominantly male creative roles.
In this installment of Women in Film Portraits, Lauren Sowa interviews Kalyia Warren, the Writer/Director behind Expatriates—a love story that follows two multiracial dirt bike riders from Egypt to Cape Town. The film, now its final developments, was inspired by the people Warren I’ve met while traveling on the African continent. Warren is a graduate of NYU and is currently based in New York City.