The ITVS Indie Roundup

Posted on March 15, 2013

A curated list of indie news and recommendations from ITVS’s Rebecca Huval. 

Now that social media can amplify the impact of documentaries, a “social action plan” is more useful than ever, according to MovieMaker Magazine. The must-have characteristics: “Hot Issue,” “Central Goal,” “Time Table,” “Activist Building,” and “Adaptability.” 

The best of SXSW is still available online. According to Radiolab creator Jad Abumrad, ITVS’s Steve Goldbloom’s SXSW Diariesare ACTUALLY FUNNY. Like really funny.” 

San Franciscans: Check out The Center for Asian American Media Festival (a.k.a. CAAMFest)! From March 14 to 24, the festival will screen top-quality documentaries, feature films, and shorts. From the 1980s TV show World of Photography, a young Annie Leibovitz talks about her already blossoming photography career, including portraits of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Steve Martin, John Belushi, Dolly Parton, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. “I can’t really say I’ve had much of a life outside of photography,” she said. “I think I’ve lived inside my pictures.” 

Vimeo is apparently all about the indie filmmakers. This week, the company announced Vimeo On Demand, a self-distribution platform that allows filmmakers to reap a whopping 90 percent of the profits.

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