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Often, having the urge to create something, and the confidence and know-how to pull it off, is a tough bridge to gap. Instead, most of our ideas remain stuck in our heads, because confronting the enormity of producing them, not to mention our own self doubt, is scary and hard. But let’s jump ahead a couple of steps: Say you not only have a great idea—say for a TV pilot—say you’ve already written it. How on earth, if you’ve never done it before, do...
For the third year, Nitehawk Senior Film Programmer Caryn Coleman has given us a great gift: the Nitehawk Shorts Festival. Why is a short film festival so awesome, you ask? Simple. Because, like any truly great gift, it will surprise you; it will surprise you in the way that something surprises you because it—the short film—isn't something you think very much about, before realizing that it could be so, so good. And with this festival, Nitehawk...
SummerScreen, that good ol' free summer film series in McCarren Park, is just around the corner, and this year we're celebrating its 10th anniversary!  In honor of this milestone, Brooklyn Magazine and Summerscreen are calling all DIY filmmakers for a chance to have their work screened in front of the 5,000 some-odd people that come out to these films every week. So, you're a filmmaker and you're like, "Tell me more! Tell me more!" Great, no problem: Create an original...
The 18th annual Brooklyn Film Festival will screen 108 films from 26 countries, kicking off May 29th at the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg.  What sets Brooklyn Film Festival apart from others in New York is its focus on a diverse range of independent, out-of-the-box directors without much previous exposure. Submissions are vetted through an international competition, which means “anyone can participate,” as Marco Ursino, director of Brooklyn Film Festival, says in a phone interview. “The smallest...

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