Three excellent new indie releases in theaters currently. It Felt Like Love at the IFC Center (NYC) & Downtown Independent (L.A.) Hide Your Smiling Faces at Cinema Village (NYC). And Go Down Death at Spectacle Theater in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. *This week only.
Today is the last day to submit for Hammer to Nail's quarterly Short Film Contest & also the last day to submit to NoBudge for a May premiere. Any submissions after today will be considered for June premiere dates or thereafter.
A couple more weeks to apply for Simple Machine's $1,000 grant for an upstart film festival. From the press release:
Simple Machine launched last spring as an online film marketplace, enabling programmers to find and book quality festival films for events of all kinds. Now, the programming network continues to push the boundaries of film exhibition by offering $1000 to anyone interested in throwing a small, innovative film festival.
Simple Machine plans to bestow these micro-festival grants on a quarterly basis, with the first winner announced on April 15. All interested parties are encouraged to apply, regardless of programming experience. The competition is now open worldwide for submissions. To apply, send a pitch to firstname.lastname@example.org. *Note: this is only for new film festivals. Pre-existing festivals do not qualify for the grant.
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