Experimental Forest Films Announces Recipients of New Works Grant; A Project-Based Initiative to Support Underrepresented Filmmakers in BC

Experimental Forest Films, with the generous support of TELUS Storyhive, is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2nd-ever New Works Grant. The initiative is awarding 4 filmmakers with $2000 grants to Black filmmakers living on the unceded lands known as British Columbia.  The four selected filmmakers are Adhel Arop, Kemi Craig, Mariam Ingrid Barry and…

Public Power In The Entertainment Industry

By Stephan Pisko When your an entertainer (actor/actress) in the film industry the more notoriety you receive the more isolated you become if you really want to maintain your “public power”. When the public knows you too well you lose your “public domination” the more notoriety your image obtains the more “damned” you become it…

2022 Sundance Film Festival: Satellite Screens, Online Platform, Health Safety, & Ticketing Details Revealed

Sundance Circle, Institute Storyteller and Supporter Members Get Early Sale Access: Packages, December 15, Individual Tickets January 5 General Public: Packages, December 17, Individual Tickets January 6 The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced today several key aspects of how their 2022 Sundance Film Festival will take place in person and online January 20-30, 2022, including sharing…

“Overrun” is Overdone and Underwhelming”

By Mike Szymanski Take every gangland cliche and put them together into one big jumble and that’s what you’ll find with “Overrun.” That includes the exploding briefcase, the Russian bad guys, a pair of inept goofballs, an innocent kidnapped sister, brutal torture, lots of gunfire, and mix in corrupt cops, bounty hunters, car chases, ex-military…

Autumn Is The Air

By Jannie Vaught Welcome to Autumnal equinox also called Fall equinox. One of the two equinoxes, when the Sun is exactly above the Equator and day and night are equal length. And it ends on December 21. As we finally have a focus on finishing the Fall planting, I have to say due to the…

The Original Cherokee Story Of Two Wolves

A group of Cherokee children gathered around their Grandfather, filled with excitement and curiosity. That day there had been a tumultuous conflict between two adults and their grandfather was called upon to mediate. The children were eager to hear what their Grandfather had to say about it. One of the children asked a question that…

92 Quintessential Quandary – Artist’s Passion

By Stephan Pisko Invisible individual fingers’ communicating with hands’ asking questions’ arguing amiably but moreover accepting a tolerence transcendence dribbling through notes and spaces supplying anti-answers’ repeating ritually hands’ are virtually lost luminously faded fingers’ joyfully jester pouncing vigor venomously. “You see but I cannot see you” said hands’ but fingers’ carry on snickering sadistically…

LCV, Chispa, and The Redford Center Partner to Build Community Power Through New Short Film Series

Community Power series spotlights local stories of clean transportation, jobs, and justice. The Redford Center, in collaboration with the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) and Chispa, announced the launch of a new series of short films showcasing community power in a collective call for civic engagement around clean transportation to build a safer, more just…

The Dreamweaver Artist Community

The Art Of Monteque will be creating and hosting the first Dreamweaver Artist Virtual Community on the clubhouse. This is a safe place of support for artists and creative to share there work, ideas and to also network among like-minded individuals. Community meetings will be every Wednesday at 5 p.m. Mountain Standard Time. The creative…

Visual Communications Announces the Compelete Lineup For The 37th Annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival September 23 to October 2, 2021

World Premiere of Chris Chan Lee’s SILENT RIVER Los Angeles Premieres of Patricio Ginelsa’s LUMPIA WITH A VENGEANCE and Jeff Mizushima’s WHO IS LUN*NA MENOH? Documentary Highlights Include E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin’s Latest Film THE RESCUE And Jessica Kingdon’s Tribeca Fest Winner ASCENSION LAAPFF Kicks Off October Filipinx American History Month With Filipinx…

48th TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES PROGRAM LINEUP

Telluride Film Festival, presented by the National Film Preserve, announces its official program selections for the 48th edition of the Telluride Film Festival which is going on now. TFF’s celebration of artistic excellence brings together cinema enthusiasts, filmmakers, and artists to discover the best in world cinema in the beautiful mountain town of Telluride, Colorado.…

The Heat And Dry Weather Are Intense

By Jannie Vaught We may get some rain if storms flow in our direction from the gulf. But you never know as this can change in a short time. Although we are in this part of late summer there is still much to do. My compost is finished and it has begun its journey into…

Creative Tool

By Stephan Pisko What can an artist do with yet another creative tool? Create something different? The advent of digital technology enhanced creative output immensely the photographic artist wasn’t hesitant to cutback on output because of the expense of film and the “digital age” presented extending the creativity latitude within the captured image in a…

The Road To Dreamweaver

The road to Dreamweaver Artists Ranch starts August 28, 2021. We asked that you please support The Dreamweaver Artist Ranch Fundraiser by sharing and donating. We can’t do this without your help. So please  help us create the Dreamweaver artist Ranch. Thank you for your support.

Journey To The Completion Of A Dream

By Monteque Pope-Le Beau Hello My name is Monteque Pope-Le Beau and I would like to take a moment of your time. In a short amount of time I will be marking my 10th year as the founder of The Art Of Monteque. I find that all but impossible to encompass what we have been…

Sundance Institute Releases Independent Theater Study Conducted By Jesse Cameron Alick Emerging From The Cave: Reimagining Our Future in Theater and Live Performance

Study provides insights about the future of the industry and the enormous challenges theater faces moving forward from over 70 theater professionals and live performance professionals Complete study available now at emergingfromthecave.com In early 2021, nearly a year into a global pandemic, Sundance Institute commissioned Jesse Cameron Alick, the newly-appointed Associate Artistic Director for the…