10 Top Docs of 2013 (Including 9 From Women Filmmakers)

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Note: This essay first appeared on Seed & Spark and The Huffington Post. Director Sarah Polley in Lionsgate Home Entertainment’s STORIES WE TELL Call it cheating, but I separated out documentaries from narratives for my year-end list. This was just too fantastic a year for these films to compete with movie stars and spectacular CG. Though […]

Cinema Eye Honors Recognizes 5 Broken Cameras, Bully, Detropia and The War Room

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Note: This post originally appeared on The Huffington Post. With only two categories rewarding documentary filmmaking at the annual Academy Awards, the nonfiction film community realized it had a void to fill in recognizing the outstanding work in their field, often done behind the scenes. In late 2007, the Cinema Eye Honors were founded to […]

Amplify the Message: Social Media at Your Festival Debut

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Note: This piece first appeared on Seed & Spark and The Huffington Post. You’ve read a lot about social media best practices — after all, it’s the best way to market your film for free. Though building an audience early on might not translate to transactions just yet, you will have already established a community to talk to […]