Register now for the IPF’s digital marketing workshop

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The Independent Production Fund hosts a digital marketing workshop in Winnipeg February 21 and 22, 2013.

Building your online presence

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Kellie Ann Benz talks to two Canadian filmmakers about their websites and the importance of building your online space.

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Web series and corporate sponsorship – how the US is making it work

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We’re shy. We Canadians, I mean. We’re not lacking in pride. We’re a proud nation but we tend to shy away from the showy flashy braggy big-shotty approach like our cousins to the south. We like to think we’re above

Foo Fighters engage their audience through video contest

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Ten directors work on videos for Foo Fighters: a great example of getting your audience involved in your products.

Kellie Ann Benz looks at building your online presence

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Let’s say you’ve finessed your good idea into a polished script. You’re getting buy-in from people around you. This project looks like it’s going to go ahead. You start thinking cast, keys, location and of course, solving the mystery of

Canadian shorts filmmakers: submit to more film festivals

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A fresh and new year brings a fresh and new list of festivals programming Canada’s short films. You’d think. I know we’re all excited by this new decade and so let me be the first to throw out the challenge

How internet networks are connecting audiences to web series

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I had a delicious mocha break recently with a TV executive who told me that they’re looking at web series to develop, as web series. While it might look like the world of entertainment is changing, surprisingly it’s not. Well

Transmedia for low-budget filmmakers

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Simon Pulman, a Manhattan based transmedia producer, has written a great guest post on Jon Reiss‘ blog looking at transmedia for low-budget filmmakers. In the post Simon says, “My suggestion is that filmmakers considering the production of a low-budget feature

Sheri Candler tells us the top 5 ways to fail at crowdfunding

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Film marketing guru Sheri Candler has written an interesting piece on her blog about crowdfunding mistakes. It’s a must-read for filmmakers and other users of crowdfunding. Sheri begins her post … “I am prompted to write this post because I

Essential reading: two great posts from Jon Reiss and Sheri Candler

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This week filmmaker Jon Reiss and film marketing expert Sheri Candler both wrote blog posts which I highly recommend you check out. Each tackle the idea of new business models for filmmakers and big changes in the industry. Sheri and

Audio interview with Sheri Candler

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Film marketing and publicity guru Sheri Candler has some strong advice for people hoping to make their career in film.