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Sundance 2015: New Frontier Immersion
While virtual reality filmmaking has been getting much attention at this year's Sundance Film Festival, other groundbreaking content from the New Frontier films and installations division reimagines storytelling in equally compelling, immersive ways...
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Dogsledding in the Great White North: PULL
In climates where the winters stretch on and piling snow is not the exception, but the rule of the day, embracing the cold is the only way of coping. For his latest short film "PULL," Toronto-based director and photographer Goh Iromoto captures one...
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Sundance 2015: Rabbit
Of the thousands of applicants at the annual Sundance Film Festival short film competition, only 60 make it into the festival. And, while this year has already provided many standouts, "Rabbit" truly stunned by way of message and execution. The beautiful...
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Mac Premo's 2014 Year in Review
For a year riddled with milestones, tragedies and epic world events, many of the most important moments will fade from memory and get muddled with time. Thankfully, Brooklyn-based artist and "stuff-maker" Mac Premo co-wrote, directed, shot and edited...
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Off Piste: Afterglow
Staying true to a clear creative vision while making films that capture the attention of an audience outside the snow sports world, the team at Sweetgrass Productions has garnered respect with viewers and industry professionals the world over. Helmed...
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Like Knows Like Documents Wasted Rita
Back in 2012, filmmaker Bas Berkhout and photographer Marije Kuiper launched a socially oriented side project together, known as Like Knows Like (LKL)—with an aim to make documentaries about the people they admired. The duo shot 10 films in the beginning...
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Kevin Spacey on Jameson First Shot
by Mya Stark Being "discovered” is a storied tradition in the tribal memory of the film industry. Drugstore soda fountains were crowded with hopefuls in the '40s, presenting their pretty cheeks for the same kiss of fate as Lana Turner and the mythos...
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Horace and the Rough Stuff Fellowship
Long before bikes got fat tires, full suspension and carbon fiber frames, the urge to push the pedals off road found its way into the hearts of riders. One group, the UK-based Rough Stuff Fellowship has united such riders for decades, since a time...
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Tin Ojeda + Saturdays' Expencive Porno Movie
People can be wary of experimental cinema, whether that's for a perceived oblique message or a sense of isolation and confusion. That won't be the case with Tin Ojeda's "Expencive Porno Movie," because at its core, it's some of what the director...
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Danny Sangra's Short Film "Odile et Michel"
French cinema has long subverted the rules of filmmaking for the sake of pushing the medium forward. While artist and auteur Danny Sangra isn't French, his film "Odile et Michel" takes place in Paris and utilizes the native language—putting both...
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Glass Shorts at the LES Film Festival
At the Google Glass Basecamp inside NYC's Chelsea Market, the Lower East Side Film Festival transplanted some of its selections and audience for a night that was the first of its kind. "Glass Shorts" was an entire evening of programming surrounding...
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Xue Geng's Stop-Motion Film "Mr. Sea"
From the masters of Jingdezhen to contemporary artists, porcelain is intrinsic to China's history. It can be the sublime expression of beauty that gets condensed in a daily life object, but it can also tell a whole story: strength, toughness, purity...
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The Country of Summer Insects
Tang Bohua (TBH) was born in Liuyang, Hunan Province—the Chinese capital of fireworks—a city scattered with Buddhist temples where the locals would ask for protection from the hazards of their risky craft. During his childhood, temples were TBH's...
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Home Ground
The desolate region surrounding Iceland and Greenland is, in essence, pure wilderness. The landscape, the people—every aspect of the area is unique. While the two isolated countries share an impressive amount of geographic similarities, the native...
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Already Alive: The Bonnaroo Experience
At just under four minutes long, balanced between the frenetic and the meditative, filmmaking collective and storytelling studio's Already Alive delivers a powerful, visually stunning trip into famed music festival Bonnaroo, now in its 13th year...
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Call Sign: Pegasus
In an impassioned and informative short documentary by director Brian Fortune, viewers are given a glimpse into one man's extraordinary life. Chris Goldmann, the film's subject, is the founder of Pegasus Knives. With deft attention to detail, material...
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C#CKFIGHT
Screening at this year's prestigious Slamdance Film Festival (in the Anarchy Shorts category), "C#CKFIGHT" is a nine-minute long mind-bending and voyeuristic exploration of a sweat-soaked back-room brawl. Born and bred in Miami, filmmaker Julian...
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#PostModem
Just two years ago we were drawn to an up-and-coming Miami filmmaker Lucas Leyva, and his annual hub of creativity, the Borscht Film Festival. It comes as no surprise that Leyva, who helms the festival, would appear on our radar again; this time...
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This is Vanity
by Andrea DiCenzo Beautifully shot and impeccably directed, Oliver Goodrum's first short film, "This is Vanity" premiered online as one of Vimeo's Staff Picks . The short film, which has gone on to win Best Drama at Magnolia Independent Film Festival...
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Interview: Diego Luna
by Andrea DiCenzo Best known for their daring performances as school friends in the 2001 Mexican hit "Y Tu Mamá También" (And Your Mother Too), actors and filmmakers Diego Luna and Gael García Bernal have championed in a new generation...
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Tarantula
"Echo Johnson is a 42-year-old widely respected but uncertified tattoo artist of mixed race who has willfully cast off the burden of being at all ambitious." "Your TV doesn't love you, but I do, I do," serenades Echo Johnson, the transient hero...