Gun Violence & Documentary Film:Sundance Institute Names Kendeda Fund Grantees in Collaboration with TIME Studios, Publishes New Field Report

Highlights need for closer collaborations between filmmakers, funders and advocacy organizations The Sundance Institute announced recipients of the Sundance Institute | Kendeda Short Film Fund in partnership with TIME Studios, aimed at elevating stories that underline gun violence in popular discourse. This new initiative, which is an extension of the work The Kendeda Fund has…

The Sundance Institute Launches Trans Possibilities Intensive

Six artists selected for inaugural program focused on advancement of transgender storytellers of color The nonprofit Sundance Institute has launched the inaugural Trans Possibilities Intensive, a three-day virtual program focused on advancing transgender storytellers of color and their projects. Six artists have been selected for the Intensive which provides a supportive environment to work on…

Living With Your Own Mind Only – Body Language

By Stephan Pisko You’re mind which is the ‘unseeing space’ section of the brain when thoughts arise they are possibly stored within this compartment for a short while seconds (or) countless years depending upon certain mental relationships that are conjured up by the chemicals – neurons electrical impulses of the brain mechanism itself. You cannot…

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…

“WHAT” A Not So Silent Film

By Vernon Nickerson “WHAT”, written and directed by Alex Lev, stars brilliant actor John Maucere in a film with a stellar cast of deaf male and female actors. They collaborate to give us a profound, powerful, and whimsical look at being a minority deaf culture in a majority culture of hearing humans. WHAT, is aptly…

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…

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 Short stories Of Thomas M. McDade

By Thomas M. McDade Bill, Fran And Molly I have a couple of things he can do, but Bill the new hardware tech is along mostly to meet the clients. He’s young, a handsome bastard. Our first stop is at Roosevelt Supply. I’m hoping Fran the bawdy bookkeeper will do something to put a blush…

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…