INDIE FILM NEWS: Film & TV Production to Resume in CA + Film Festival Update

https://youtu.be/DyiELnj-Zto Hosted by Jason Godbey, Creative Director, Behind the Rabbit Productions Indie Film News: Film & TV Production to Resume in CA starting June 12th. Plus an update on We Are One: A Global Film Festival and the Katra Film Series.

Tremble All You Want- Not Your Average Romantic Comedy

It’s impossible that when writer/director Akiko Ooku adapted the screenplay for Risa Wataya’s novel Tremble All You Want in 2017 about a young woman who isolates herself, could have known that three years later we would be watching the film while socially distancing.

Losing Alice- A Seductive Thriller Series

https://youtu.be/FsY5Lrp4EzM Review by Lauren Atkins, Founder, NYC Webfest In the pilot episode of Israeli TV series Losing Alice, the viewer is seduced immediately.  It’s a dark and stormy night.  Violins are playing loudly.  The cinematography is slick.  Everything feels surreal.  What is happening?  Right from the beginning, we can expect the unexpected.  Curated by the … Continue reading Losing Alice- A Seductive Thriller Series

Brooklyn Film Festival’s 23rd Edition: TURNING POINT Announces Award Winners:

This comes to us via the Brooklyn Film Festival Brooklyn, NY (June 8, 2020) – Brooklyn Film Festival’s 23rd edition: TURNING POINT (aka Relearn How to be Human), which in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic began showing films for free online on Friday, May 29th and wrapped up Sunday, June 7th,  announced the winners … Continue reading Brooklyn Film Festival’s 23rd Edition: TURNING POINT Announces Award Winners:

We Are One: A Global Film Festival- Day Three: Annecy Shorts [Four Seasons]

Review by William J. Hammon, Creator of I Actually Paid to See This blog The final day of the Annecy showcase features a quartet of films set around the four seasons. Written and directed by Pierre-Luc Granjon and Antoine Lanciaux, this French-Canadian series funded by the National Film Board of Canada is a fairy tale told in … Continue reading We Are One: A Global Film Festival- Day Three: Annecy Shorts [Four Seasons]

We Are One: A Global Film Festival- Day Two: Annecy Shorts [EXPERIMENTAL]

Review by William J. Hammon, Creator of I Actually Paid to See This blog One of the premiere animation festivals in the world, the Annecy International Animation Festival is a tremendous showcase of creative art, and quite often a launching pad for future Oscar nominees. Day two of We Are One: A Global Film Festival included some … Continue reading We Are One: A Global Film Festival- Day Two: Annecy Shorts [EXPERIMENTAL]

We Are One: A Global Film Festival- Web Series Review

By Lauren Atkins, Founder, NYC Webfest Along with feature films and shorts, We Are One: A Global Film Festival also included web content.  Having screened hundreds of web series for NYC Web Fest over the past 6 years, I was excited to see the offerings for this festival.  The three web series selections are, Jaws: … Continue reading We Are One: A Global Film Festival- Web Series Review

Katra Film Series Embraces “New Norm” With Familiar Filmmaker Spirit 2020

by EJ Argenio, NRFTW Contributor and Correspondent As the clock approached 7pm Eastern Standard Time on Friday May 29th, the Spring Edition of the 2020 Katra Film Series was moments away from kicking off. However, there wasn’t a red carpet nor were there any members of the press. The sound of tickets being scanned and … Continue reading Katra Film Series Embraces “New Norm” With Familiar Filmmaker Spirit 2020

We Are One: A Global Film Festival- Day One: Annecy Shorts [Dream Works]

Review by William J. Hammon, Creator of I Actually Paid to See This blog One of the premiere animation festivals in the world, the Annecy International Animation Festival is a tremendous showcase of creative art, and quite often a launching pad for future Oscar nominees. Over the last few years, films like Fantastic Mr. Fox, Coraline, Loving … Continue reading We Are One: A Global Film Festival- Day One: Annecy Shorts [Dream Works]