Kickstarter Campaign: An Oversimplification of Her Beauty

Filmmaker Terence Nance has filmed a beautiful, creatively dynamic film called “An Oversimplification of Her Beauty.” He has (as of today) 22 days left to receive pledges to complete his film and deliver it to the 2012 Sundance Film Festival for screening.

Animation, stop-motion, claymation, performance…what more could you ask! Pledge today! (Remember, if he doesn’t make his goal of $7,675, you will not be charged…but that’s not gonna happen, is it?)

Donate by going to: http://kck.st/sbYUBK

The Netflix Find Your Voice Film Competition

The Netflix FIND Your Voice Film Competition

$150,000 Feature Film Cash Production Grant + $250,000 worth
of resources including film stock, processing, camera rental, Film Independent
mentorship, exposure to a Blue Ribbon judging panel, Screening at The
Los Angeles Film Festival + Netflix Distribution to 8 million member audience.

Deadline: February 9, 2009 – No Entry Fee Open to first time feature
filmmakers residing in the U.S.

Netflix and Film Independent have joined efforts to create the Netflix FIND
YOUR VOICE Film Competition in order to discover the next great film talent.
In addition to the cash production grant, 35,000 feet of Kodak Color Film,
film processing, camera rental, and post production services, the contest
winner will receive mentorship and resources from Film Independent, a
non-profit organization dedicated to helping independent filmmakers get
their films made, building the audience for independent film, and increasing
diversity in the film industry.

The competition will be judged by a panel of major independent filmmakers,
producers and actors, including Josh Brolin (No Country for Old Men, Milk,
W), Dustin Lance Black (Big Love, Milk), and Bruce Cohen & Dan Jinks
(American Beauty, The Forgotten, Big Fish, Milk)

First-time filmmakers who are legal residents of the U.S. who have not yet
created and publicly screened a full-length narrative feature film of 70
minutes or more are eligible to enter the competition. There is no fee to
apply but a maximum of only 2,000 submissions will be accepted between
January 9th and February 9th, 2009.

Film fests plan cutbacks in tough financial times

Interesting article on the hard times that film festivals are facing. And you all thought I was making all of this up… :)

Read article on Yahoo! News: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081209/ap_en_mo/film_festival_woes