How to Stay Up-to-Date With Indie and World Film
From your World Film Guide
In this age of global information, sometimes it's still difficult
to keep up-to-date on new projects that have limited promotional funds. Below
are some tips to help you keep abreast of the underdog films.
15 minutes a day
- Log onto the internet. You're About.guide Independent/Worldfilm guide can
tell you what's happening or find a link for you. Chat rooms are full of people
from different regions who know what's current.
- If you don't want to subscribe to all the entertainment magazines, spend
the day at the library or a bookstore. Even some of the bigger publications
now have info on indie and world film.
- Use your local resources. Patronize the art theaters in your town. The
people who run these places are extremely knowledgeable of upcoming films.
Most even have a mailing list to notify you of what's playing in the near
- Watch any number of the numerous awards shows. If you watch closely, you'll
notice that some of them give awards to documentaries, short film, world film,
and even an indie sneaks in there. But don't blink, or you'll miss it.
- Follow film festivals, too. Winners at Cannes and the Sundance Film Festival
will often be the films to look for.
- Watch for some of your favorite indie and world filmstars on talk shows.
Sometimes while on tour to promote a studio picture, they'll plug the smaller
- Frequent your local non-chain video store. Indie and world films end up
in the New Releases section quite often. Don't fast forward through the trailers.
- Get cable. Bravo and the Independent Film Channel offer excellent choices
and advertise new movies.
- Finally, don't limit yourself to the theater or television. Your computer
can be a gateway to film that's offered on-line.
- Talk about your favorite films at cafes and bookstores. Often an eavesdropper
will have some juicy news to give you.
- Visit the film forums. Other people might know evertyhing about independent
film in your area.
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