Tag: independentfilm

CineMage - Episode Two: (In)glorious Americana

SA Editor Benjamin Umstead's new column studies the intersections between film culture, social systems, mental health and the nature of self-awareness and actualization through a humorous lens.

Early Submission Call - Four Seasons Film Festival

Holmlands is proud to launch the Four Seasons Film Festival in partnership with Green Owl Films; in a celebration of independent film, music, art and photography. February 2018 will see our first ever film festival held at the historic Cadogan...

Maverick Movie Awards 2016 Winners Announced

The Maverick Movie Awards just announced their 2016 winners, which include Gabrielle Rose (The Birdwatcher), Mary Testa (The Mother), Branko Tomovic (Red) and KylieRae Condon (Chippy) for their 13th edition. Past winners include great filmmakers and actors as Robert Redford, Sophia...

Check Out Exclusive Images For Australian Noir THE BURNING KISS And Crowdfund It

The Burning Kiss is an exciting new Australian noir that stylistically draws inspiration from Pop Art, the French New Wave and Southern Gothic. Our regular readers will remember seeing its teaser, poster and stills here exclusively over the past couple...

New Wildflower Awards Recognize Independent Korean Cinema

The Wildflower Film Awards, a new audience-led initiative to recognize achievements in independent Korean cinema, is getting underway this month. Launched by Korean film expert and koreanfilm.org founder Darcy Paquet, the awards will be handed out each February to outstanding contributions...

Indie Beat: 5 Most Intriguing Indies In September

While I am not feeling as hot on the independent releases this month as I have in the past couple, (the word "ho-hum" comes to mind) there is no doubt some good stuff coming the U.S.A.'s way this summer's end....

Hollywood Beat: Minions Top Johnny Depp; WAY, WAY BACK Rises Way, Way High; FRUITVALE STATION Opening

Did you enjoy your holiday weekend? Did you even get a day off? Canadians got to celebrate Canada Day last Monday, while Americans were granted Thursday to celebrate Independence Day -- or, as it's known in my neighborhood, "set off...

Indie Beat: Nathan Silver And Christopher Bell Talk The Utter Joy And Insanity Of Truly Independent Filmmaking

In the weeks since I started writing this column I've often thought about what the 'beat' in Indie Beat means. Though I clearly stated in the inaugural post that I wouldn't regularly cover box office and straight-up news within the...

BAMcinemaFest 2013 Once Again Brings Some Of The Best Of American Independent Film To Brooklyn

The 5th edition of BAMcinemaFest, an essential annual survey of the best rising talent in American independent film, brings discoveries from Cannes, Sundance, South by Southwest, Berlin, Rotterdam, and other fests to Brooklyn, and it's a guarantee that you will...

Indie Beat: Much Ado About Summer Movies (But Not Those Kind!)

My summer movie season started two weekends ago when I saw Before Midnight twice in two days, and continued in earnest this past Sunday with Carlos Reygadas beguiling Post Tenebras Lux (which, if you live in LA, and want something...

5 Most Intriguing Indies In June

We're one month into Hollywood's summer blockbuster season and brave distributors continue to lob independent firecrackers into theatres. Some of the titles I picked last month are now in the process of expanding throughout the U.S., but what's on the...

Indie Beat: What We Talk About When We Talk About Independent Cinema

(Zoe Kazan recovers from a stressful moment in Bradley Rust Gray's 2009 film "The Exploding Girl")My mindset in talking and writing about film has always stemmed from an inner dialog which goes something like this: "Well if I were out...

Review: Korean Indie KOALA Oozes Charm

Simplicity is in rare supply in Korean cinema these days, so when a film like Koala comes along, it does so as a breath of fresh air. Nary an overwrought emotion, sad backstory nor superfluous tangent can be seen here....