23 December 2006

IFN Podcast #066

Interview with Matt Farnsworth (star/writer/director) and Diane Foster (star/producer) of Iwoa (USA) conducted by Mike McNamara (Festival Director) of the Midwest Film Festival and Bruce Himmelblau wraps the winners of the Best of the Midwest Fest (November)

Filmmaker of the Week
Interview with Daniel Casey (writer/director) of The Death of Michael Smith (USA) feature dramatic film (world premiere) screening at the Slamdance Film Festival 07

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12 December 2006

IFN Podcast #065

Industry News
watch John Carpenter's Halloween on MySpace
InDigEnt ceasing operations
Tribeca Film Festival joins forces with ESPN for special sports program in the next year's festival
Wesley Snipes gets arrested
Richard (Donnie Darko) Kelly has finally finished Southland Tales for its theatrical release

Event Wrap
Australia Film Institue Awards winners
Europeon Film Academy Award winners
Asian First Film Award winners
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award winners
New York Film Critic Circle Award winners

Event Preview
Sundance Film Festival announces entire film programSlamdance Film Festival announces entire film program
Podsafe Music
Give me a second chance for Christmas by Candy Butchers @ PMN

In Focus
Interview with Matteo Ribaudo, based in LA (USA), the director of In the Name of My Father (award winning short film) and founder of A Million Dollar Movie Competition

Filmmaker of the Week
Interview with Garath Cook (short filmmaker) from Manchester (UK) from production company Graphic Quarter

Podsafe Music
No more summertime blues by Geoff Smith @ PMN

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29 November 2006

IFN Podcast #064

Industry News
Sundance Institute unveils the competition program for the 2007 Sundance Film Festival
Walmart joins the movie download business
Ghost House Pictures for 30 Days webisodes
Slamdance announces finalist for Guerilla Gamemaker Competition
Movie Memorabilia Auctions on ebay @ darkworld71

Event Wrap
Stockholm International Film Festival winners
Taipei International Film Festival winners

Event Preview
Anchorage International Film Festival (USA) from 1st to 10th December 2006
HDFest (USA) @ LA on the 1st to 3rd December 2006
Spirit Awards nominees announced with Four Eyed Monster picks 2 nominations plus screenings on the 1st December onwards in NYC

Inside Tip
HDforIndies.com

Podsafe Music
How can i be sure? by Douglas Kay (UK) @ Podsafe Music Network

In Focus
Interview with Alec Morgan (Writer/Director) of Hunt Angels (AUS) feature film on theatrical release this week in Australia

Filmmaker of the Week
Bruce Himmelblau interviews D.B. Sweeney (Actor/Writer/Director/Producer) of DIrt Nap (USA) feature film to be released theatrically next year!

Podsafe Music
Lunacy Drive by Imaginitis (AUS) @ Podsafe Music Network

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20 November 2006

IFN Podcast #063

Industry News
Weinsteins get into bed with Blockbuster
Hollywood search YouTube for next big thing!
Filmmaker magazine celebrate 25th anniversary of the Sundance Institute in downloadable PDF document
Sundance Film Festival announces opening night film - Chicago 10
Remake of John Carpenter's The Thing
Is David Lynch planning to bring back Twin Peaks or release the missing material from Fire Walk with Me?

Industry Wrap
IF Awards (Australia) winners

Industry Preview
Dubia International Film Festival (Saudia Arabia) from 10th to 17th December
Tahiti Film Festival from the 2nd to 9th December 2006 plus online film festival (romantic theme) on Fest21.com

Inside Tip
Revver teams with IFP Project for cool competition to screen film at the Gotham Awards

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Podsafe Music

Time to Dance by Panic at the Disc @ Podsafe Music Network

In Focus
Interview with David Redman (Producer) from Instinct Entertainment (Strange Bedfellows, Muggers, Salute to Peter Norman, Torn and You and Your Stupid Mate) based in Melbourne, Australia

MySpace Filmmaker of the Week
Interview with Steve Mudd (Writer/Director) of Seclusion Official Site (USA) on MySpace - a feature length political thriller now on DVD through Amazon

Podsafe Music
Stick to the Girl by Loveless on Podsafe Music Network

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13 November 2006

IFN Podcast #062

Industry News
American Film Market Update
Slamdance Makes A Pledge
Mobile Phone Films gets legitimate
Hellraiser is back from the dead

Event Wrap
Dovetail.tv Announce Winners Off The Shelf Competition

Event Preview
Stockholm Film Festival from 16th to 26th November 2006 plus Nokia Mobile Phone Film Festival

Go Daddy Promotion
Use Promo code Indie3 for .COM domain for only $6.95

Podsafe Music
Hollywood by Bubble from California (USA) @ PMN

In Focus
Interview with Chris Mhim (Director) from Big Damn Film Festival screening across the 12 USA cities throughout 2007

Earthlink Promotion

MySpace Filmmaker of Week
Interview with HM Coaklely (co-writer/director) of Holla new feature length horror film on limited theatrical release in the USA in December @ MySpace

Check out this film
Please check out Sticky Date @ Podshow

Podsafe Music
Hey Hey Sister by Laura Clapp @ PMN

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31 October 2006

IFN Podcast #061

Industry News
American Film Market (Los Angelos) on 1st - 8th November
YouTube Starts the Cleanese
Bana Gets tough again
Rent your own office on main street during Sundance @ The Eating Establishment

Wrap
Australian International FIlm Festival Winners
Portable Film Festival Winners

Preview
British Independent Film Awards Announce Nominations
IFP 2006 Gotham Film Awards Announce Nominations
AFI Awards Announce Nominations

Inside Tip
The Fall 2006 Screenplay Competition

Go Daddy Promotion - use promo code indie3 for .COM @ $6.95

Podsafe Music
Afliction by Dan Anibal @ PMN

In Focus
Interview with Chris Gore , the founder of FIlm Threat , author of Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide and producer of My Big Fat Independent Film

Earthlink Promotion @ PMN

FIlmmaker of the Week
Interview with Amy Berg (Director) of Deliver From Us Evil (feature documentary) on theatrical release in the USA

Podsafe Music
Mr Bush Why Cant We Be Friends by Luigi Cappel @ PMN


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17 October 2006

IFN Podcast #060

Industry News
David Lynch confirms self distribution of Inland Empire to hit cinemas soon!
Survival Tips for Independent Filmmakers in New York Times Article
Pakistan zombie horror film coming soon!
Gamers screening @ Home Brewed Film Festival (Sydney, Australia) on 23rd October and available now @ Buygamers.com

Event Wrap
Woodstock Film Festival (NYC) WinnersEvent Preview
London Film Festival commences on the 18th October to 2nd NovemberInside Tip
Have you been using the enhanced features of the podcast? contact us

Podsafe Music
To be angel by Uncle Seth @ PMN

GoDaddy Promotion use Indie3 (promo code) to get .COM domain names for $6.95

In Focus
Interview with Cameron Male and Tim K. Ali (Creative Directors) of the Australian International Film Festival which commences on the 21st October to 30th October

Earthlink Challenge

Filmmaker of the Week
Bruce Himmelblau interviews Goran Dukic (Writer/Director) of Wristcutters: A Love Story @ Chicago International Film Festival on MySpace

Podsafe Music
Bottom of the World by Tom Waits

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06 October 2006

IFN Podcast #059

Industry News
AFI Awards and IF Awards announce hosts
David Lynch's creative secret revealed
Rune
- feature film to be released initially on iPod
Portable Film Festival

Wrap
San Sebastian Film Festival News
Fantastic Fest Winners

Preview
Stiges Film Festival (Spain)
Mill Valley Film Festival (San Francisco, USA)
Film Independent 2006 Filmmaker Fourm (Los Angelos, USA) 26th to 28th October

The Inside Tip
Netflix one million giveaway

Go Daddy Promotion
use promo code INDIE3 to get .COM domain for $6.95


Podsafe Music
You Don't Need an iPod by Uncle Seth @ PMN

In Focus
Interview with Joel Miller (Writer/Director) of The Still Life (USA) new dramatic feature film @ MySpace

Filmmaker of the Week
Interview with Gary King (NYC, USA) the director of Hubris (short film) @ MySpace

Suggestions/Comments/Involvement - email us!

Join Indie Film Nation @ MySpace

Vote for Indie Film Nation @ Podcast Alley

Review Indie Film Nation @ iTunes

Podsafe Music
Revolution by Douglas Fir @ PMN


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29 September 2006

IFN Podcast #058

Industry News
Is this really an indie film?
Lars Van Trier to make a horror film
Dream Horror film projectIncubus to be release for direct to download b4 DVD release @ Red on AOL

Festival Wrap
Another Golden award @ San Sebestian
Seoul Film Festival Winners
Toronto Film Festival Winners

Festival Preview
The Stony Awards
San Diego Film Festival
Raindance Film Festival

Go Daddy Promotion - use promo code Indie3 to get .COM domain namesPodsafe Music
Not on the Radio by Geoff Smith @ PMN

In Focus
Interview with Eric Nichols (Writer/Director) and David Newham (Star) of Isolated (USA).. new indie thriller

Earthlink Promotion

Filmmaker of the Week
Interview with Pete Templeman from Australia is the director of The Saviour (Best Short Film @ Slamdance 05) and Splintered (Best Short Film @ Slamdance 06)

Podsafe Music
Quit My Day Job by Geoff Smith @ PMN

Comments/Suggestions - get involved

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15 September 2006

IFN Podcast #057

Industry News
Amazon Unbox launched
Apple launches movies on iTunes
Toronto Film Festival Update
Luc Besson announces final film as Director - Arthur
Film Festival Wrap
Zimbabwe International Film Festival Winners
Venice Film Festival Winners
Film Festival Preview
Independent Film Week @ NYC - IFP
San Sebastian Film Festival

The Inside Tip
Interview with Jason Holloway (CEO) of Dovetail
Podsafe Music
The Other Half of Me by Laura Clapp
In Focus Interview
Geoffrey Wright (Director) of MacBeth (Toronto Film Festival 06) & Romper Stomper (90's classic)
Earthlink Challenge Ad
Earthlink @ podshow
MySpace Filmmaker of the Week
Angry Filmmaker alias Kelley Baker (Writer/Director) of Birddog & Kick Bird (feature films) plus Sound Designer for Gus Van Sant


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05 September 2006

IFN Podcast #056

Industry News
Venice Film Festival vs Rome Film Festival brawl
FUR announced as opening night film @ Rome Film Festival
Exclusive interview with Andrew Fierberg (Producer) of FUR can be heard on Episode 45 of Indie Film Nation
Chinese Filmmakers get banned for 5 years
Telluride Film Festival Video Showroom @ iTunes
Fuse Fangoria Chainsaw Awards - voting closing soon!
Down & Dirty Pictures to become film
Film Festival & Event Wrap
Edinburgh International Film Festival Winners
Film Festival & Event Preview
Toronto International Film Festival - 7th to 16th September
Podsafe Music
I Write Sins Not Tradgedies by Panic at the Disco
In Focus Segment
Interview with Al Clark (Producer) of The Book of Revelation (Official Selection Toronto Film Festival 06) and Priscilla: Queen of the Desert
Earthlink Ad Challenge Finalist
Finalist No. 17
MySpace Filmmaker of the Week
Steve Balderson (Director) of Firecracker (feature film) on MySpace
Conclusion
Feedback/Comments/Suggestion to:
mikesmith@indiefilmnation.com
IM/Skype: indiefilmnation
Voicemail: (USA) 1 323 319 3677 or (AUS) 61 3 9018 7067
Podsafe Music
Tear by The Famous


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27 August 2006

IFN Podcast #055

Industry News
Crispin Glover hits the road with What Is It?
Inside Film Awards
nominations closing soon!
Project Greenlight Australia Top 10 screenplays online!
George A. Romero's Diary of Dead
Andrew Bujalski's films picked up for UK distribution by Diffusion Pictures
More Digital Distribution by AOL, Guba and Grouper

Film Festival & Event Wrap
Air New Zealand Screen Awards

Film Festival & Event Preview
Telluride Film Festival (USA) 1st to 4th September 2006
Deauville Film Festival (France) 1st to 10th September 2006
Venice Film Festival (Italy) 30th August to 9th September 2006

The Inside Tip
ZTudio 3 Minute Opportunity Competition
SPAA Conference Pitching Competition

Podsafe Music
Vampire Lullaby by Imaginitis

In Focus
Interview with Eric Forsberg (Screenwriter) of Snakes on a Train

MySpace Filmmaker of the Week
Interview with Lance Weiler (Writer/Director) of Head Trauma and MySpace Profile

Feedback/Submission/Comments
MSN/email: mikesmith@indiefilmnation.com
AIM/iChat/Skype/Yahoo: indiefilmnation
Voice Mail:
(USA) +1 323 319 3677
(AUS) +61 3 9018 7067
Dig Me @ Podshow

Music
Kill Your Idols by Zeitgeist Zero

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15 August 2006

IFN Podcast #054

Industry News
Screenwriting Expo (LA)
Montreal World Film Festival is back again!
Update your feed with http://www.podshow.com/feeds/indiefilmnation.xml
Dig me: mikesmith.podshow.com or indiefilmnation.podshow.com
Listener attack's Indie Film Nation read blog here

Film Festival Wrap Up
Melbourne International Film Festival winners
check out the MIFFcast
Santiago Film Festival winners
Film Festival Preview
Tahoe/Reno International Film Festival on 23rd to 27th August 2006
Montreal World Film Festival on 24th August to 4th September 2006
Hayden Online Film Festival is on again!

Inside Tip
InkTip.com

Podsafe Music
Hold On by Tom Waites

In Focus
Interview with Andrew Bujalski (USA) (Writer/Director) of Funny Ha Ha & Mutual Appreciation, feature films storming film festivals around the world

MySpace Filmmaker of the Week
Interview with Jose Cassell from (Florida USA)(Writer/Director) of Delivery (new feature length horror film)

Feedback/Suggestions/Comments
AIM/Yahoo/Skype: indiefilmnation
Email/MSN: mikesmith@indiefilmnation.com
Voice Mail: +1 323 319 3677 or +61 3 9018 7067

Podsafe Music
Betty by The Lascivious Biddies

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05 August 2006

IFN Podcast #053

Industry News
Amazon jumps into Hollywood business
Sydney Film Festival Problems
FatFreeFilms interviews Peter Bogdanovich on their latest podcast
Support Indie Film Nation by:
dig me at mikesmith.podshow.com or indiefilmnation.podshow.com
Vote @ Podcast Alley for Indie Film Nation
GoDaddy Promotion - use promo code Indie3 to receive .COM domain name for only $6.95
Film Festival Wrap Up
Cambrigde Film Festival Winners
Film Festival Preview
Rhode Island Film Festival (USA) - 8th to 13th August 2006
Venice Film Festival announces line up of films - 30th August to 9th September 2006
Toronto Film Festival announce line up & new program section - 7th to 16th September 2006
Sundance Film Festival announces deadlines
The Inside Tip

iKlipz.com
The Daily Reel
Current TV
Competition on Tolerance
Make Advertising Better Challenge Finalist No 4
Music
I remember what the light felt like by Department of Energy available on iTunes
In Focus
Interview with Chris Doyle (Director of Photography) of Lady in the Water (M. Night Shyamalan)
MySpace Filmmaker of the Week
Robert Massetti (Writer/Director/Producer) @ Fear Films
Music
Just Like Heaven by Saturday Action Theatre (James Zahn)


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24 July 2006

IFN Podcast #052

Industry News


Film Festival Wrap
Film Festival Preview
Podsafe Music
In Focus
  • John Gallagher (Director/Producer/Writer) based in New York City and author of Film Directors on Directing
MySpace Filmmaker of the Week
Podshow Music
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12 July 2006

IFN Podcast #051

Industry News
Melbourne International Film Festival Update

David Lynch to be honored at the Venice Film Festival
Chinese Filmmaker Hao Wu released after being detained for 4 months
More Zombies
Film Festival Updates
Karlovy Film Festival (Czech Republic) - Sherrybaby picks up top awards
LA Film Festival Winners
Film Festival Preview
Munich International Film Festival
- 15th to 22nd July 2006 (Germany)
Comic Con International Film Festival - 20th to 23th July 2006 (San Diego , USA)
Inside Tip
Interview with Mike McNamara (Festival Director) of the Midwest International Film Festival
Podsafe Music
Don't Swin by Man Bites Dog
In Focus
Interview with Brian Nelson (screenwriter) of Hard Candy (USA)
MySpace Filmmaker of the Week
Interview with Richard Wolstencroft (Festival Director) of Melbourne Underground Film Festival
Gamers (World Premiere) @ MUFF on Sun 16th July @ 7 p.m.
Shifted (Michael Madison) available on Amazon.com
Nominate for Indie Film Nation @ Podcast Awards
Podsafe Music
Confused by Natalie Brown

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29 June 2006

IFN Podcast #050

Industry News
Indie Film Nation Announces Best Indie Film for 2005/06
Gamers
Under the City
Sheffield Goes Bollywood
LoveFilm.com announces most annoying film characters
What is Indie? being determined by EU Media Fund
Register for your Podshow listener account
Take the Make Advertising Better Challenge with Podshow Earthlink
Film Festival Wrap Up
Silver Docs Winners
Sydney Film Festival Winners
Shanghai International Film Festival Winners
Film Festival Preview
Auckland International Film Festival (NZ) - 7th to 23rd July 2006
Maine International Film Festival (Waterville, Maine USA) 14th to 23rd July 2006
Omaha Film Festival - call for entries
Hayden Online Film Festival - call for entries close 15th July
The Inside Tip
Interview with Ken Schaffer (Senior Programmer) of FrameForge 3D (Storyboard Software) - one copy to be given away
Podsafe Music
My Glass Eye by Beth Thornley (Podsafe Music Network)
In Focus
Interview with Bruce Himmelblau (Editor - Chicago USA) joins the team as an Indie Film Nation correspondent he is currently involved in WEVA News Minute podcast and Blue Sky Video Productions on today's program he asked Hughes Winborne (Editor) of Crash about what he learned during the filming @ NAB
MySpace Filmmaker of the Week
Russ Emanuel (Director) of Girl with Gun produced by RUSSEM Productions
Music
Robb Benson (from band Dept of Energy on iTunes) new track California Stutter

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18 June 2006

IFN Podcast #049

Industry News
Zombies are really becoming so Hollywood Italians to make a return a slasher genre
The Independent (magazine) almost RIP!

Film Festival Wrap
Film Fest @ Falls Creek
Festival & Event PreviewTaipei Film Festival 24th June to 9th July
Moscow Film Festival 23 June to 2nd July
Just a reminder to register and vote for "A. (anonymous)" trailer at http://medialab.ifc.com/index.jsp

Inside Tip

Podshow & Earthlink "make advertising better" Get your domain names at Godaddy.com

Podsafe Music

10p by Amplifico (United Kingdom)

In Focus
Interview with Matt Pizzolo & Katie Nisa (NYC) from Kings Mob Productions the team behind Threat a feature length dramatic film, now available on DVD and distributed by Halo8 Entertainment


MySpace Filmmaker of the Week
Interview with Lynn Lane (MySpace) from (Coal River Pictures) a documentary filmmaker based in NYC currently working completing feature length documentary called "Ring Days"

Podsafe Music
Genre's On A Roll by A Step Behind (California USA)

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08 June 2006

IFN Podcast #048

Indie Film News
Russell Crowes drops out of another aussie film (Baz Luhrman's new project)
Michael Moore being sued
Rob Zombie to direct new Halloween film :-(

Film Festival Wrap
St. Kilda Film Festival Winners Announced [Official Site]

Film Festival Preview

Sydney Film Festival (Australia) [Official Site]

CineVegas Film Festival (Las Vegas, Nevada, USA) [Official Site]


The Inside Tip

Final Draft's Big Break Screenplay Contest [Official Site] - Closing Soon!

SWSX Year Long Film Festival [Official Site]

PBS Wants You! [Official Site]


Podsafe Music
No More Summertime Blues by Geoff Smith [Official Site] [PMN Site]

In Focus
Interview with Lynden Barber (Artistic Director) of the Sydney Film Festival kicks off on the 9th June 2006 [Official Site]

MySpace Filmmaker of the Week

Gab Dowrick (AOA Productions) of Nailed (A new feature film) [MySpace Filmmaker]


Podsafe Music

Get You Back by The Famous [Official Site] [PMN Site]

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31 May 2006

IFN Podcast #047

In Focus
Interview with Sam Ernst & Jim Dunn (Screenwriters and Podcaster) of Sam and Jim Go To Hollywood

MySpace Filmmakers of the week
Interview with Paul Levering and Paul Owens (Creative Team) behind Play (USA) feature documentary on the video game music industry


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22 May 2006

IFN Podcast #046

Indie Film News
Todd Solondz announces new project
Akira Kurosawa Film School Closes before it opens
Argento announces to finish Trilogy (23 years inwaiting)

Film Festival Preview

Interview with Paul Harris (Festival Director) of the St Kilda Film Festival on the 30th May to 4th June
Interview with Beth Barrett (Program Manager) of the Seattle International Film Festival on the 25th May to 18th June 2006

Music

Echo In My Head by Holiday [iTunes]

In Focus

Interview with Neil Armfield (co-writer/Director) of Candy (starring Heath Ledger & Abbie Cornish) on theatrical release in Australia on 25th May 2006 [Official Site]

MySpace Filmmaker of the Week
Mark F. Armstrong (Producer) [MySpace] and (Organizer) of Home of Greater Chicagoland Hip-Hop Filmmakers Caucus [MySpace]

Podsafe Music

I See Dead People by Anonymous [PMN] [Official Site]

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12 May 2006

IFN Podcast #045

Industry News
Crispin Glover on Self Distribution of What Is It? [Official Site] [Interview on AV Club]
Filmmakers Nightmare (a lap top stolen)
Privacy booming in OZ
FFC being assess

Film Festivals

Tribeca Film Festival Winners [Official Site] Video Content [Video Site]
San Francisco International Film Festival Winners [Official Site] Video & Audio Podcast [RSS Feed]
Cannes Film Festival [Official Site]
Sundance @ BAM - NYC [Official Site]
Wanted Feature Film Script [Indie Film Nation]

Filmmakers Resource
Creative Screenwriting Magazine Screenwriting 100 Top Contest [OfficialSite]
Project Greenlight Australia 2 [Official Site] - opening on 25 May

Podsafe Music
Mr. Lovely by Beth Thornley [Official Site]

In Focus

Interview with Andrew Fierberg (Producer) of Keane [OfficialSite] & Fur (Nicole Kidman's new film) [Official Site]

MySpace Filmmaker of the Week
Daniel Bowers (Director) of A. Anonymous [Official Site] [MySpace Filmmaker]

Update on MySpace Filmmaker

Michael Madison of Shifted released on Custom Flix [Buyhere]

Podsafe Music
Let's Have A Baby by Candy Butchers [Official Site]

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01 May 2006

IFN Podcast #044

Indie Film News
New Montreal Film Festival
Cannes Updates - new Australian film added to program
GreenCine Offering Film in 3 Different Formats Simultaneously [Official Site]
Film Critic cops a Pie in the face
Johnny Depp maybe in INXS biopic on Michael Hutchence

Film Festival Update

9th Flying Broom International Film Festival 4-11 May - Turkey [Official Site]
Maryland Film Festival 11-14th May - Baltimore, USA [Official Site]
Lake Arrowhead Film Festival 5th-7th May - Lake Arrowhead, USA [Official Site]

MySpace Filmmaker Screenings

Shifted by Michael Madison on Wednesday 31st May 2006 in Hollywood, USA [Official Site]
Forty-Four by Darren Fisher on Sunday 7th May 2006 in London, UK [Official Site]
Four Eyed Monsters team self distributing film to arrange screenings [Official Site]

Filmmakers Resources

Free Downloads of Scripts from Script Crawler or Drew's Script-o-rama
Win $5000 for 60-seconds work Curious City Film Festival [Official Site]

Podsafe Music
First Date by Danko Jones [Official Site PMN]

In Focus

Interview with Alister Grierson (Writer/Director) of Kokoda (new Australia feature film theatrically
released on 20th April 2006) [Official Site]


MySpace Filmmaker of the Week

James Zahn (Writer/Director) of Death Walks the Streets [MySpace] [Official Site] [Horror Channel Video Podcast] [iTunes Subscription]

Podsafe Music

Midway by The Famous [Official Site on PMN]

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22 April 2006

IFN Podcast #043

Indie FIlm News
Indie Film Nation Podcast will be released every weekend
Akira Kurosawa Film School[Official Site] in Japenese only
Instanbul festival debacle - festival director axed in the middle of the festival
Austrian Film Producers fighting over coin
25th Hong Kong Film Awards [Official Site]

FilmFestival Updates

GenArt Winners[Official Site] check out video podcast by David Jr [Official Site]
Method Fest [Official Site]
Upcoming Tribeca Film Festival April 25th to May 7th NYC USA [Official Site]
Cannes Film Festival Films Announced [Official Site]
Roger Ebert Film Festival 26th April to 30th April - Illinois USA [Official Site]

Filmmakers Resource
Script P.I.M.P. Competition [Official Site] - Closing next week Final Draft Screenwriting Competition [Official Site]
IFP Market [Official Site] - closing next week

Podsafe Music

Blackheart Blues - Melissa Forbes from Brisbane [Podsafe Music Link]

In Focus
Interview with David Straus (CEO) of Withoutabox.com [Official Site] film festival submission site

MySpace Filmmaker of the Week

Interview with Jim Hemphill (Writer/Director) of Bad Reputation (Feature Film) [MySpace] [Official Film Site]

Podsafe Music
Schools Out by Fire Underground [Podsafe Music Link]

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12 April 2006

IFN Podcast #042

Introduction: Preview of the show GoDaddy.com special offer for listeners enter Indie3 when checking out for $6.95 .COM domain names

Indie Film News:
Robert Englund returns to directing after 17 year absence with Killer Pad (new indie horror film)
Best of the QT Fest (Quentin Tarantino's personal favourites) on the 24th to 30th April in Austin, Texas, USA[Official Site]
Rumor that Indy 4 will be filming Down Under (not indie film news but indy news anyway)
IndieWIRE launches their version of a social networking site called indieLOOP: [Official Site]
I am a sex addict - the brawl over theatrical release of looks in jeopardy
Update on the newly announce online distribution by the film studio (Note: Not for MAC users)

Film Festival Updates:

FilmFest DC - The Washington D.C. International Film Festival 19th - 30th April - USA [Official Site]
San Francisco International Film Festival 20th April to 4th May 2006 - USA [Official Site]
Note: IndieWIRE has also launch SF360.org (a social networking site for Bay Area residents)

Podsafe Music
(from Podsafe Music Network)
Sound Scientist by Bill [Official PMN]

In Focus:

Stacey Parks (author) of Insiders Guide to Film Distribution [Official Site]

MySpace Filmmaker of the Week:

Martin Lau from England [MySpace Site] or [Official Site]

Conclusion:
Comments, Suggestion or Feedback to
mikesmith@indiefilmnation.com


Music:

I must love the pain by Clare Hyde [MySpace Site] or [Official Site] (Note: composer wanting to getting involved in film)

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04 April 2006

IFN Podcast #041

Indie Film News
Dan Myrick (The Blair Witch Project) returns to directing after creating the most successful indie film in history, Solstice [Official Site]
Project Greenlight Oz [Official Site] - Solo (coming soon) [IMDB Page]
Canada Film Festival Debacle Continues - Montreal Film Festival wants the New Montreal Film Festival's funds now
Online Delivery of films has been launch by Hollywood film studios Movielink [Official Site] or CinemaNow [Official Site] - for USA customers only

Film Festival Updates

Bermuda International Film Festival Wrap [Official Site]
Malibu Film Festival (7th April to 11th April) - Santa Monica, CA, USA [Official Site]
Gen Art Film Festival (5th April to 11th April) - New York City, NY, USA [Official Site] featuring Video Podcast
Hong Kong International Film Festival (4th April to 19th April) - Hong Kong, China [Official Site]

Filmmaker Resource

Domain Registration for script or project titles a special deal thru Go Daddy [Official Site] use promotional codes during check out to access special rates:
Indie1 (save an additional 10% on any order)
Indie2 (save an additional $5 off any order of $30 ormore)
Indie3 (get your .COM domain name for just $6.95 a year)

Podsafe Music
Summertime by Brother Love [Podsafe Music Network] & [Official Site]

In Focus

Interview with Lloyd Kaufman (Producer & Director) - Troma Films [Official Site] & [MySpace Filmmaker] & [Video Podcast]

Giveaway - 10 Troma DVD's to be given away just email: mikesmith@indiefilmnation.com
(for first 10 emails received)


MySpace FilmmakerRyan Thiessen & Greg Swinson from Morristown, Tennessee (Trauma One Entertainment )[Production Site][MySpace Site] on their new feature, Five Across the Eyes [Official Site] [MySpace Film]

Show Conclusion

Feedback, suggestions or comments emails to Mike Smith or voice message: +1 323 319 6477

Podsafe Music

German Girl, She was American by Minmae [Podsafe Music Network] & [Official Site]

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26 March 2006

IFN Podcast #040

Indie Film News:-
AFI new CEO announced James Hewison (MIFF Director)
Producer sues Miramax
Kevin Smith maybe playing Harry Knowles in Fanboy (about Ain't it Cool News)
Troma Films to be delivered on mobile phones in Europe

Film Festival Previews:

CinemAsiaFilm Festival 2006 march 30-April 8 - Amsterdam [Official Site]
Brooklyn Underground Film Festival 1-30 April - NYC, USA [Official Site]
The Method Fest Independent Film Festival 31 March-7th April - Calabasa, CA [Official Site]
Celtx (Open Source Screenwriting Software) - FREE [Official Site]

Podsafe Music

One Night In Your Skin by The Glasshouse Official Site]

In Focus
Interview with Robbie Hill (Producer) and Jody Hill (Director) of The Foot Fist Way (USA) feature length comedy which screened in the Midnight Program of the Sundance Film Festival

MySpace Filmmaker Segment

Interview with Darren Fisher (Writer/Director) of Fourty Four (UK) short film

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19 March 2006

IFN Podcast #039

Indie Film News:
New Montreal Film Festival Debacle Continues
Big Pond release downloadable feature films [Official Site]
Melbourne Underground Film Festival call for entry (MUFF) [Official Site]
The Garath Method (a local Melbourne feature film charity screens) [Official Site]

Film Festival Wrap Up:

South by Southwest wraps - winners announced [Official Site]

Film Festival Preview:

Florida Film Festival (Florida, USA) - 24th March to 2nd April [Official Site]
Silver Lake Film Festival (West Hollywood, CA, USA) -23rd March to 31st March [Official Site]
NatFilms (Copahagen, Denmark) -24th March to 9th April [Official Site]

Filmmakers Resources:

Tahoe Reno International Film Festival $15,000 Script Competition [Official
Site]

Interview with Anita Cal from The Reel Deal Studio [Official Site]

Podsafe Music:

Salome by Aaron Wilkinson[Podsafe Music Network]

In Focus:

Interview with Charles Band (legendary Producer/Director of over 300 films) Full Moon Features & Wizard Entertainment [Official Site]

MySpace Filmmaker Spot:

Interview with Michael Madison (Actor/Director/Producer) - Shifted (a new indie feature film) [Official Site]

Podsafe Music:

100 Reasons (For Me To Stay) by Move [Podsafe Music Network]

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07 March 2006

IFN Podcast #038

Industry News
78th Oscars [Official Site]
iTunes Music selling Oscar Nominated & Award Winning Live Action Short Films [Official Site]
Jim Cameron seems obessed with water
Syd Fieldsrevisiting the screenplaybook
Sundance Channel will screen 9 Asian Films from Tartan Asia Extreme catalogue

Film Festival Wrap Up

Bangkok Film Festival [Official Site]
Tropfest Short Film Festival [Official Site]
Sundance Film Festival Short Films Online [Official Site]

Film Festival Preview

South by Southwest Festival [Official Site]
The San Fernando Valley International Film Festival [Official Site]
Belfast Film Festival [Official Site]
Popcorn Flag Fall Film Festival [Official Site] - Interview with Michael Agar (Director)

Podsafe Music Network

I Know Your There by Matthew Ebel [Podsafe Music] - Buy now for $0.99 cents

In Focus:

Interview with Anthony Howard (Co-Director) of B.I.K.E. (Slamdance 06 Feature Documentary) [Official Site]

MySpace Filmmaker:

Interview with Ivan Duzel [MySpace Site] his production company Big Hook [Site]

Podsafe Music Network:

A lil in Love by Sean Patrick McGraw [PodsafeMusic]

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25 February 2006

IFN Podcast #037

Program update just returned from the Sundance & Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah (USA) iFilmcast will be joining the Podshow Delivery Network very soon - so goodbye to bandwidthissues.

In the News:

Berlinale Film FestivalWinners [Official Site]
BAFTA Award Winners [Official Site]
Tropfest Short Film Festival, Sydney, Australia [OfficialSite] - thisSunday Night (Australian Time)
Cinequest Film Festival - San Jose, California, USA [OfficialSite] - nextweek
Washington D.C. Independent Film Festival - USA [Official Site]- next week
The London Australian Film Festival - London, UK [Official Site] -next week

Filmmaker Resources

Indiebuy.com [Official Site]
Hungry Flix [Official Site]
Indie Cinema [Official Site]
Project1982.com Presents FILMSCHOOL [Official Site] Promo
Lady Vengeance (Park Chan-Wook new film) 13 minute for Free - [iTunesLink]

Music:
I Don't Sing Alternative Music by Meegan May

In Focus:

Interview with Hadjii (Director/Writer/Actor) of Somebodies (Official Sundance Film Festival06 - Independent Dramatic Competition Film) [Official Site]

Comment about the poor quality of the interview due to voice over internet program Gizmo Project (program is just not up to scratch - too many bugs in this program - a big apology to Hadjii and the listeners - I promise this will not happen again)


Music: from the Podsafe Music Network
Summertime by Brother Love
[Official Site]

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16 January 2006

IFN Podcast #036 - Part 1

Podsafe Music
One Summer Day by 28 [Official Site]

I
n the News

IFC Media Lab [Official Site]
The iPod Video Film Festival [Official Site]
Indiewire Top 10 Undistributed films of 2005 [Official Site]
Weinstein's select the Blu-Ray format to release future DVD titles
Sundance website will have video coverage on the festival and short films online shortly [Official Site]
Santa Barbara International Film Festival (2nd to 12th February 2006) [Official Site]

In Focus:
Interview with Chris Folino (Director/Writer) of Gamers [Official Site] plus clips from the film.

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IFN Podcast #036 - Part 2

Part 2
Interviews with the cast of Gamers - we chat to Beverly D'Angelo, Michael Bell & Kelly Le Brock for Gamers [Official Site]

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01 January 2006

IFN Podcast #035

In the News
Changes on the show:
Barry Mandingo has left the program for other pursuits & program has a name change

1ST MOBILE FILM FESTIVAL 2006 [Official Site]
FLIC Licence Issued (Australia Film Production Funds)
Palm Springs Film Festival [Official Site]
Gorilla Film Production Software (1) copy to giveway - (1) week to go: email feedback to gorilla@intheq.com.au

Podsafe Music:
Jazz Breaksfast by Gecko 3 [Official SIte]

In Focus:
Chris Brown, Producer of The Proposition, screening at the Sundance FIlm Festival in the Spectrum Program of the festival. The film has already picked up awards at the AFI and IF Awards in November. [IMDB Filmography]

Podsafe Music:

In a long time by 46 bliss [Official Site]

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