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ROAMING WILD at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Roaming WildRest assured that if you make a film there is a festival that is an excellent fit. As co-producer of "Roaming Wild," I had the privilege of being part of the team that hosted the world premiere at the Santa Babrara International Festival (SBIFF). Just one week after Sundance, a whole new crowd migrates to the ocean breezes of southern California with reinvigorated excitement for all things film. Read more...

IDFA Opens with Social Documentary

IDFA ScreenAs a documentary filmmaker you may be starting out with a script, but not yet with the story. This was the case for veteran Dutch filmmaker John Appel for whom "Wrong Time Wrong Place" just premiered at opening night for the 25th annual (silver anniversary) International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA). Read more...

Environmental Film in the District

My Village, My LobsterWe're about mid-way through the 20th annual DC Environmental Film Festival, which features an astounding 180 films, and not just documentary -- narrative, animated, experimental and more. What's impressive is not just the breadth of films involved, but that this festival takes advantage of the kind of experiences unique to our nation's capital. Read more...

More Talks and Takeaways

Panel discussion following The Bully Project screening 6/22/11The SILVERDOCS 2011 film festival and conference are halfway through and as usual fail to disappoint. Read more...

Talks and Takeaways

SilverdocsI’ve been lucky enough, the past two days, to sit in on a few filmmaker conference panels at SILVERDOCS. I learned quite a bit and it’s been tough to narrow down the items I want to share, but here they are:

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