Big Moments, Short Films, Low Budgets

Tony Wong of thestar.com reports some of the Big moments of TV this year. Viola Davis has won an Emmy, Jon Stewart retired his show after 15 years, TIFF showcased Heroes Reborn and other similar shows in a new section at the festival, many past-time movies have become TV series, online TV has grown bigger and bigger, and many other interesting moments.

(via reelwest.com) The program for the Vancouver Short Film Fest has been revealed for this year. For the 6th year of this festival, VSFF is showing 23 shorts from all around BC at Vancity Theatre from January 29-30. One of the entries is a submission called Behind the Rocks by a 9-year-old actress known as Maia Costea. The 23 short films are currently in competition for 12 different kinds of awards, $15,000 in cash prizes, and even free membership offered by Raindance Vancouver.

Glenn Whipp of latimes.com writes that creativity from Indie Films usually starts from the financing. Interesting how films like Brooklyn and Room have worked up financing through a patchwork manner of film agreements. “When you’re cobbling together a low-budget film, you’re trying to get enough weeks and money to get something up on screen,” says Andrew Lowe of Element Pictures.

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