Episode 919: Aaron Augenblick

https://youtu.be/IuvwnMSB1ig On this episode Aaron Augenblick, the man behind Augenblick Studios, talks about his latest project, Death Hacks, the state of animation, and gives his advice for creators looking to break into the industry. We first met Aaron during our coverage of the Brooklyn Film Festival. Look out for our full recap of the festival. … Continue reading Episode 919: Aaron Augenblick

Winter Film Awards International Film Festival Returns for 10th Annual Celebration of Indie Film September 23 – October 2

Winter Film Awards International Film Festival (WFA-IFF), which was one of NYC’s last live events of 2020, is returning bigger than ever for 2021 in celebration of its 10th year. The Festival’s lineup includes 91 outstanding films, a diverse mixture of 13 Animated films, 15 Documentaries, 6 Feature narratives, 16 Horror films, 10 Music Videos, 22 Narrative shorts and 5 Web series. These include 18 student films and 19 first-time filmmakers. Filmmakers come from 28 countries; half of the films were created by women, 53% were created by or about people of color.

INDIE FILM NEWS: Katra Film Series 10th Anniversary Edition

https://youtu.be/eCj3o9Qv6pk On this bonus episode of No Rest for the Weekend Jason Godbey & Alya Vilf interview filmmakers and stars on opening night of the Katra Film Series: 10th Anniversary edition as well as an interview with the festival's founder, Geoffrey Guerrero. Follow us here for more film festival news and movie reviews or subscribe … Continue reading INDIE FILM NEWS: Katra Film Series 10th Anniversary Edition

Episode 913: Sam Avery & Blackbird Film Festival

https://youtu.be/v8sQRRSUILs Hosted by Jason Godbey, Creative Director, Behind the Rabbit Productions On this episode Blackbird Film Festival's Executive Director, Sam Avery, talks about what audiences and filmmakers can expect from this year''s festival and gives his advice to filmmakers looking to navigate the festival circuit. The Blackbird Film Festival starts tomorrow. For more information visit … Continue reading Episode 913: Sam Avery & Blackbird Film Festival

Brooklyn Film Festival’s 24th Edition: “The Clearing” Announces Award Winners

Brooklyn, NY (June 14, 2021) – Brooklyn Film Festival’s 24th edition: The Clearing, which was staged both in person at Windmill Studios and online, wrapped up Sunday, June 13th, and has announced the winners of the festival’s awards. Three groups determined the winners: 1) The external panel of judges, 2) The festival Board of Directors, and … Continue reading Brooklyn Film Festival’s 24th Edition: “The Clearing” Announces Award Winners

We’re All We’ve Got – Moving in 2008

It’s this knowing, personal weight that pervades Calogero Carucci’s film, Moving in 2008, the closing night feature of this year’s Brooklyn Film Festival. Based on his own family drama during the 2008 recession, Carucci tells a very heavy story that is honest and relatable for anyone who’s ever experienced poverty. It’s also a wonderful showcase for young talent, as the main child cast has to shoulder a lot of stuff as actors that no child should have to endure.

Roll with the Changes – Queens of Pain

here’s an old poetic proverb that has crossed generations, saying, “Man may work from sun to sun, but a woman’s work is never done.” It’s an ageless mantra of the absolute truism that women can wear any number of hats on any given day, and yet their tenacity and perseverance allows them to find some way to get it all done. Directors Cassie Hay and Amy Winston illustrate that exact point with Queens of Pain, but also explore the angle of what happens when this endless work consists of multiple labors of love.

The Cream of a Very Fine Crop – A Look at the 2021 Brooklyn Film Festival Animation Program

By William J. Hammon, ActuallyPaid.com The beauty of animation is that as a medium, there is literally no limit to what an artist and a filmmaker can accomplish, save the boundaries of their own imagination. In the span of just a few minutes, a cartoon can make you laugh, or cry, or fill you with … Continue reading The Cream of a Very Fine Crop – A Look at the 2021 Brooklyn Film Festival Animation Program

DEATH HACKS at the Brooklyn Film Festival

https://youtu.be/HzmsRZOeqx0 Here's an excerpt from upcoming interview with Aaron Augenblick the director of Death Hacks. Death Hacks will screen tomorrow at the Brooklyn Film Festival at 3pm at Windmill Studios in Brooklyn. It is also currently available to watch on the festival website. Read William J. Hammon's review here. Look for the full interview on … Continue reading DEATH HACKS at the Brooklyn Film Festival