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Your chance to put the science into a science fiction film | Louis Savy

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Festival director Louis Savy wants readers to suggest scientific themes for Sci-Fi London's 48-hour filmmaking challengeEnter the competition to win tickets to the Sci-Fi London film festival, 1-7 MayCould you make a 5-minute science fiction film from scratch in two days?For the past four years the Sci-Fi-London film festival has...
Your chance to put the science into a science fiction film | Louis Savy

Takeaways from The Raven, and other online shorts that went Hollywood

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There’s no one way for a film to get made, or a filmmaker to be discovered — but proving that you know how to direct something, even a short film, seems like a good way to start. The latest example of a short film evolving into a feature length project...
Takeaways from The Raven, and other online shorts that went Hollywood

Eyes-on Brytewerks Model One high-def projector and HTPC combo

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Back in January, we got our first glimpse of BryteWerks' Model One projector, albeit in render form only. Well, today at DEMO, we finally saw the thing in person and uncovered a bit more info about its innards. It still pumps out 11,000 lumens and throws images on the...
Eyes-on Brytewerks Model One high-def projector and HTPC combo

Iranian Filmmaker Banned From Filmmaking... Makes Documentary Via His iPhone About His Plight

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A little over a year ago, I asked how long it would be until we had a full, professional quality feature film filmed entirely with smartphones. This one doesn't completely qualify, but it is quite interesting. Ross Pruden points our attention to the story of This Is Not A Film,...
Iranian Filmmaker Banned From Filmmaking... Makes Documentary Via His iPhone About His Plight

Yekra Takes the Shackles Off Film Distribution With New Digital Platform

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The distribution of feature-length films is one of the last holdovers of the pre-Internet era of content yet to be disrupted by technology. Tens of thousands of films are submitted each year to global film festivals, and less than five percent walk away with distribution deals. Even those are given...
Yekra Takes the Shackles Off Film Distribution With New Digital Platform

Vimeo debuts Focus Forward, a film series about the big ideas in tech

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There’s no time like the present to be using technology to do something really big. Of course, a lot of people and companies are already doing just that — but unfortunately, they don’t always get the kind of wide exposure they deserve. That may be partly because the media coverage...
Vimeo debuts Focus Forward, a film series about the big ideas in tech

How Film Festivals Use Twitter to Boost Attendance, Engagement

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How Film Festivals Use Twitter to Boost Attendance, Engagement
Chill Direct: A Farm System For Video Distribution

Punk in Africa: 3 Chords, 3 Countries, 1 Revolution... and a Facebook Page

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When Keith Jones and Deon Maas first started trying to pull together the footage, sources and sound for their documentary, Punk in Africa, they found it slow going. It was only when they started leveraging a dedicated Facebook page and other social media tools did they start to make headway....
Punk in Africa: 3 Chords, 3 Countries, 1 Revolution... and a Facebook Page

Xbox 360's first exclusive movie, Pulp, launches today (video)

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Ah, exclusivity. Typically the domain of movie theaters and premium cable subscriptions, now everyone's giving it a go. Microsoft's Xbox 360 is also joining the fray and has launched Pulp, a British indie comedy. The movie has already been shortlisted at several respectable film festivals but creator, Adam Hamdy,...
Xbox 360's first exclusive movie, Pulp, launches today (video)

Startup Alley -- The Disrupt Mexican Pavilion Shows A Growing Tech Ecosystem

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The great thing about country-based pavilions at TechCrunch Disrupt is that one can see innovation and new tech companies coming from countries you might not have associated with startups before. As you will have read in this guest post by Eduardo Serrano last week, the shift towards emerging markets...
Startup Alley -- The Disrupt Mexican Pavilion Shows A Growing Tech Ecosystem

Film festivals: which is top dog?

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Cannes, which has announced its 2012 line-up, now has some serious competition. Our critics pick the big players in the ever-expanding film festival circuitIt has been a quiet few months on the film festival front. The last two biggies, Sundance and Berlin, were back in the depths of winter; but...
Film festivals: which is top dog?
Kickstarter At 3: ‘We’re Still Learning How to Use It’

Kickstarter: the crowdfunding site that wants to spark a creative revolution in the UK

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Got a bright idea for a film, a comic or even a hi-tech watch? For many, Kickstarter could be the answer - and now it's launched in BritainTime was, in the olden days, that in order to create a video game, or fund a film or album, or make a comic,...
Kickstarter: the crowdfunding site that wants to spark a creative revolution in the UK

Steve Jobs play brings bite of big Apple to Suffolk

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Mike Daisey's acclaimed monologue about the late Apple CEO will be shown as part of HighTide festival for emerging playwrights in May, alongside a debut play by Laura PoliakoffAn off-Broadway hit about the life of the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs is to appear at this year's HighTide festival in...
Steve Jobs play brings bite of big Apple to Suffolk
The Next Steven Spielberg Uses A Smartphone

Google to bring gigabit-speed fiber to Austin

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Google will roll out its second city fiber network in Austin, Texas, offering gigabit-speed Internet and TV along with free basic broadband on plans similar to those in Kansas City, Missouri and its twin city in Kansas.The company said it will start building out the network next year. Pricing...
Google to bring gigabit-speed fiber to Austin
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