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In his latest video essay, Jacob T. Swinney invites you to play a game: is the footage you’re looking at from a Terrence Malick film or a nature documentary?

Watch: “Malick or Nature Doc?” | Filmmaker Magazine
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03/21/2017 at 19:36. Facebook
"I missed my 6am flight on the last day of the Borscht Film Festival. I blame 'Moonlight.' And Miami." So begins Meredith Alloway's epic report on this year's edition of the Borscht Film Festival.

Don’t Bring Your Business Card to Borscht | Filmmaker Magazine
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03/21/2017 at 16:58. Facebook
"Film financing divorced from financial incentive remains the rarest of beasts." In his latest column, Dan Schoenbrun asks some tough questions about the abusive relationship between art and commerce.

Art and Commerce Are Stuck in An Abusive Relationship | Filmmaker Magazine
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03/20/2017 at 18:51. Facebook
Erik Luers overviews a diverse swath of eight shorts from this year's SXSW.

Eight Shorts From SXSW 2017 | Filmmaker Magazine
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03/20/2017 at 17:52. Facebook
"While resisting the urge to hyperbolically and lazily link any one film I see at this year’s SXSW to another, allow me to quickly note that Nanfu Wang’s 'I Am Another You' (a world premiere in the Documentary Feature Competition section) and Julia Halperin and Jason Cortlund’s 'La Barracuda' (which world premiered in Narrative Feature Competition) are, at their core, about women voluntarily...
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SXSW 2017: Nanfu Wang’s I Am Another You and Jason Cortlund & Julia Halperin’s La Barracuda | Filmmaker Magazine
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03/19/2017 at 14:53. Facebook
In the new augmented reality comic book, "Priya's Mirror," uses a superhero story to explore the issue of acid attacks and sexual assault in India and to advocate for the rights and the power of survivors. Lauren Wissot talks with creator Ram Devineni on the eve of Devineni's appearance at CPH:DOX.

Power to the Priya: Ram Devineni on his Augmented Reality Comic Book Series | Filmmaker Magazine
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03/17/2017 at 20:35. Facebook
Jim Hemphill has five home video recommendations this week, including Blake Edwards' sorely underrated "S.O.B." and the indelible "Demon Seed."

Finian’s Rainbow, ,S..O.B., Demon Seed, The Valley of Gwangi and Lovers on the Bridge: Jim Hemphill’s Home Video Recommendations | Filmmaker Magazine
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03/16/2017 at 19:02. Facebook
Here's the enigmatic trailer for Frank Mosley's new short "Parthenon," which premieres on April 1 at the Sarasota Film Festival.

Trailer Watch: Frank Mosley’s Parthenon | Filmmaker Magazine
Sean Malin talks with Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio about the making of their documentary "Make It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers": "No one was paying us to do this. I just kept writing checks, and that went on year after year because it just felt like something wonderful was happening, and that at some point, someone would pay me back. It still hasn’t happened."

Creative Fraternity: Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio on their SXSW Doc, May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers | Filmmaker Magazine
This video by Leigh Singer assembles Martin Scorsese’s many on-screen appearances in his own films.

Watch: “Scorsese Onscreen” | Filmmaker Magazine
Noël Wells talks shooting on 16mm, drawing on personal experience and filming in Austin for her directorial debut "Mister Roosevelt," which premiered at SXSW over the weekend.

SXSW: Five Questions for Mister Roosevelt Writer/Director/Star Noël Wells | Filmmaker Magazine
At a lunch last Friday, Richard Linklater looked back at the past and towards the future of the Austin Film Society: "We were a cultural organization, and we went for a while until the landlord thought he should start getting paid rent for the first time! We asked if he could do $100 a month, and he said no, and that was the end of that.”

Richard Linklater on the Future of the Austin Film Society: “This is the Best Year We’ve Ever Had” | Filmmaker Magazine
"When you’re in this mode of pitching all the time, you stop caring so much about reflecting your film accurately. What you really care about is selling the movie to somebody in a way that they’ll actually be interested in. It’s a little bit frustrating because you step back and you’re like, 'I’m not even talking about the movie the way that I intend to make it anymore.'" Vadim Rizov talks...
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SXSW 2017: Lauren Wolkstein and Christopher Radcliff on The Strange Ones | Filmmaker Magazine
All those tube sites and countless clips -- don't be deceived. Online porn today is "a shadowy world in which a single faceless multinational corporation, with numerous offshore accounts, controls what we see while exploiting the performers whose very livelihood it shamelessly steals." Lauren Wissot talks with feminist pornographer Ovidie about her SXSW doc, "Pornocracy."

Following The Money Shot: Ovidie on Her SXSW Investigative Doc Pornocracy | Filmmaker Magazine
Authors and filmmakers Magdalena Zyzak and Zachary Cotler directed the Lena Olin-starring "A Critically Endangered Species," premiering at SXSW. Here, they each pen an essay on what they've learned traveling between literature and film.

Unaffordable Objects: A Critically Endangered Species Director Magdalena Zyzak on Description in Film and Literature | Filmmaker Magazine
Jeffrey Malmberg and Chris Shellen follow up the Spirit Award-winning "Marwencol" with an in-depth look at a small town in Tuscany that stages a "poor theater" version of their lives every year. It premieres today at SXSW.

SXSW: Five Questions for Spettacolo Directors Jeffrey Malmberg and Chris Shellen | Filmmaker Magazine
The Renaud Bros. continue to explore the work of addicts in their new "METH STORM: Arkansas USA," this time broadening their lens to include law enforcement and commentary on the social issues around addiction. It premieres today at SXSW, and Lauren Wissot talks with the directors.

No Way Out: Brent and Craig Renaud on Their SXSW Doc, METH STORM: Arkansas USA | Filmmaker Magazine
When Tums don't work, why not replace your intestinal bacteria with someone else's? That was the experiment Kate McLean and Mario Furloni captured in their SXSW short, "Gut Hack."

An Experiment in Biohacking: Director Kate McLean on the SXSW Short, Gut Hack | Filmmaker Magazine
Is it a good thing that brands are sponsoring, or producing, short films? SXSW-bound filmmaker Gillian Wallace Horvat considers the various ideological issues around stuff like Wal-mart making films with Marc Forster.

Do Brands’ Lives Matter? Whiskey Fist Director Gillian Wallace Horvat on When Story and Advertising Collapse | Filmmaker Magazine
Kristen Stewart: "It’s weird because I’m very much like Maureen. I recognize that certain people prevalent in the fashion industry are just attention-seeking, insecure people who have no emotional taste. [Their taste] lives or dies on perception, rather than their own personal perception of it. And I don’t have that. Some people have opinions, some people don’t, and I have my own take. What is...
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