Wednesday, June 27, 2012

How Well Does This Sum Up the Challenges Faced by Indie Filmmakers?

In a previous post, we mentioned the work of an MBA student who is researching independent film marketing and distribution.  Here is a graphic he created that encapsulates the challenges faced by independent filmmakers.  Or does it?  What do you think; where do you agree or disagree with it?  How have you, or others you know in independent film, managed to overcome these barriers?  (Click on the image for improved readability)

From Craig Puller's dissertation-in-progress, "Economic Recession Gives Rise to Social Networking in Independent Film Marketing and Distribution"

Feel free to comment below, or send a note to Craig directly:

Edited by James Latham

The VFF is accepting submissions for this year’s edition until mid-July.  From now until end of June the submissions fee is $75 per film (short or feature), then $100 for the final two weeks.  For more on submissions and the VFF generally, visit our website or Facebook page. 

Also, if you’re involved with independent film and interested in possibly being interviewed, or otherwise contributing to our blog (like Craig did), contact us anytime at

Saturday, June 16, 2012

One Month to Go

We are accepting film submissions for VFF12 until July 15th, so there is still some time to send us your stuff.  For the rest of June, the fee is $75 per film (short or feature); beginning July 1st it goes up to $100.  For details, check out the Submissions page on our website or send us an email:

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Outdoor Summer Screenings at the Academy

Our friends at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are having a summer screening series at their new open-air theater in Hollywood.  Great classic movies screening every weekend through the summer.  Open to the public.  Bring a blanket and picnic basket (beer and wine OK) for lawn seating; food trucks will also be on hand.

For more info and advance tickets, click here.  The first few weekends have already sold out, so don’t delay.