Nationwide Indie Film Festival-- ask me!
Discuss Indie films here!
If there are any independent film buffs out there, I can recommend a bunch of titles, filmmakers, video stores, and retail locations to you.
In particular, there are (indepedent-- not a Blockbuster Video or Hollywood Video) video stores all over the U.S. (more and more every week) participating in the first nationwide film festival. It is called "The Had To Be Made Film Festival"-- designed to help filmmakers get their films seen and allows the public to participate in the festival's award selection (after watching the movie, they go online and vote).
Filmmakers submit their films to us, we select 10 features and 20 shorts. There are 10 DVD volumes, each with one feature and two shorts. Two Volumes are released every month...you can go to your local independent video store and rent one of these VDVs and go online and vote for your favorite.
I know a lot about the company and am currently participating in a cross-country promotional tour for it. It's a lot of fun and the filmmakers are a joy.
If you're curious, go online-- www.hadtobemade.com
If you have any questions either about indie films in general or about this unique sort of film festival, please feel free to PM or email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) ;)