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Blog for Green Fig, excellent new cafe in Sunset Park, is up

New short film "Khoobi (are you ok)"

Khoobi (are you ok) - 2011 from Amir Motlagh on Vimeo.

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This new short film by Amir Motlagh was released yesterday.  In "Khoobi (are you ok)" a character reflects on living in Iran during the Iran-Iraq war, some aspects of Iranian history, and about his attempt to make movies in America.  A well made movie that features a couple of other interesting stories - a clip from an Iranian movie - about several treasure hunters, & a statement being read by a boy who fought in the Iran-Iraq war.  There is humor throughout the movie - low key - specially enjoyed a brief casting scene where an actor persistently tries to play the lead role in a movie.  "Khoobi", though it looks & sounds like a regular/mainstream accessible movie most of the times, is probably most likely an experimental movie - I will let critics & experts in experimental cinema comment on that aspect of the movie.  So, multiple threads, multiple tones, and reflections within reflections - all sh…

Production Notes video re: tattoo culture doc Color Outside The Lines

Conan's editors are not happy with Final Cut Pro X

Diversity In Independent Film Facebook Group page & blog are up

Driven by recent events (FSLC panel discussion that overlooked minority & female indie filmmakers in NYC) & similar incidents over the years, I created a new Facebook page to help raise the profiles of minority & female independent filmmakers - Diversity In Independent Film.  Check it out, join, post relevant links, stories, & other material.  The Fb group page has a dozen or so links already.

Also, a blog for the same project has been started - see it here.  The blog will be more accessible to the world since you do not have to log into Facebook to read the content.  Should be able to develop the blog to a pretty good starting point over the next few days, & soon there will be lots of daily stories about minority & female independent filmmakers.

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New blogs for projects by NYC artist Katheryn McGaffigan:

Blog 1
http://katherynmcgaffigan.blogspot.com/

Blog 2
http://katherynmcgaffigan2.blogspot.com/

Blog 3
http://katherynmcgaffigan3.blogs…

Light Industry & friends Kickstarter project!

Dear Film Center/Film Society of Lincoln Center...

Posted below is an e-mail that I sent to Film Center/Film Society of Lincoln Center re: volunteering to help organize a panel discussion featuring NYC based minority filmmakers, an idea that rose out of this post at Ted Hope's blog.

"Sujewa Ekanayake to filminfo, members, patrons, editor

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Volunteer to help organize a panel discussion re: minority indie filmmakers in NYC at Film Center

Dear Film Center/Film Society of Lincoln Center,

I am a New York City (Brooklyn) based independent filmmaker & blogger (see details below my signature) and I enjoyed watching (live on web) the New Faces of NYC Indie Film panel discussion moderated by Ted Hope (http://blogs.indiewire.com/tedhope/archives/your_second_chance_new_faces_of_nyc_indie_film_video/ ) at Film Center yesterday. Since that panel discussion, and also many other indie film panel discussions that take place in New York City, did not feature many non-"white" filmmakers, and si…

2 problems w/ Dynamo Player

As you can see above this post I have one of my novies - Date Number One - available via Dynamo Player.  Overall I am very happy w/ Dynamo, except there are two problems that I have not been able to solve yet (after trying several times over the last month):

1 - Can't add a free preview to my program
-- the upload happens, then nothing, not sure exactly what's going on here, perhaps it's my computer (though other uploads, to other sites, work fine), may need to try to add a preview using another computer

2 - Can't add a still image for the program
-- can't click on the ADD button for an image - nothing happens

Other than that, I am glad that the Dynamo option exists for independents.  With a significant amount of publicity work, for some movies, it might be a good distribution option.  Too early to tell for certain, but, Dynamo looks promising (& hopefully I can get my two problems solved soon).

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New blogs for projects by NYC art…

Latest on the EBM (Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center)

So until someone comes up with a better/shorter/easier name, I am going to call the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center - the latest place for art, indie, foreign movies in NYC - the EBMHere's some fresh news about the EBM.

Yeah, EBM sounds good, but not to be confused with BAM in Brooklyn of course.

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New blogs for projects by NYC artist Katheryn McGaffigan:

Blog 1
http://katherynmcgaffigan.blogspot.com/

Blog 2
http://katherynmcgaffigan2.blogspot.com/

Blog 3
http://katherynmcgaffigan3.blogspot.com/

Blog 4
http://katherynmcgaffigan4.blogspot.com/

Blog 5
http://katherynmcgaffigan5.blogspot.com/

Blog 6
http://katherynmcgaffigan6.blogspot.com/

Blog 7
http://katherynmcgaffigan7.blogspot.com/

Blog 8
http://katherynmcgaffigan8.blogspot.com/

Blog 10 (no blog 9, numbered wrong)
http://katherynmcgaffigan10.blogspot.com/

Blog 11
http://katherynmcgaffigan11.blogspot.com/

Blog 12
http://katherynmcgaffigan12.blogspot.com/

Blog 13
http://katherynmcgaffigan13.blogspot.com/

Blog 14
http://kath…

Film Society of Lincoln Center celebrating their new film center with free events weekend of June 10 - 12

Thanks Madlab Post

The Madlab Post blog says the following about this blog while giving us the Overlord Award:

"DIY Filmmaker
For championing indie film in a way that got others such as IndieWire to start paying more attention to certain philosophies on DIY and the state of the independent film community."



Thanks!

- Sujewa

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New blogs for projects by NYC artist Katheryn McGaffigan:

Blog 1
http://katherynmcgaffigan.blogspot.com/

Blog 2
http://katherynmcgaffigan2.blogspot.com/

Blog 3
http://katherynmcgaffigan3.blogspot.com/

Blog 4
http://katherynmcgaffigan4.blogspot.com/

Blog 5
http://katherynmcgaffigan5.blogspot.com/

Blog 6
http://katherynmcgaffigan6.blogspot.com/

Blog 7
http://katherynmcgaffigan7.blogspot.com/

Blog 8
http://katherynmcgaffigan8.blogspot.com/

Blog 10 (no blog 9, numbered wrong)
http://katherynmcgaffigan10.blogspot.com/

Blog 11
http://katherynmcgaffigan11.blogspot.com/

Blog 12
http://katherynmcgaffigan12.blogspot.com/

Blog 13
http://katherynmcgaffigan13.blogspot.com…