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Fair Use at the Sundance Film Festival

The Sundance Film Festival isn't just a showcase for movies, but also a place to meet people and exchange information. At the Filmmakers' Lodge, the festival annually provides space to nonprofits supporting independents at their Outreach Table. Here's Center fellow Mike Shubbuck's report from the (cold) front at the 2010 fest: "On Jan. Read more...

Can you help us get panels at SXSW? Your vote will count!

The South by Southwest film festival now crowdsources its panels, and two of CSM director Pat Aufderheide's panel proposals have been approved for public voting. The SXSW team needs to see that panel proposals have public support. Your vote will make a difference.Pat's panels will raise issues that not only are important for business but also raise basic questions about the future of documentary and of creative practice.

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Being Human Goes Green

Good news from SWScreen, the screen agency for South-West England. They adopted the Code of Best Practices in Sustainable Filmmaking a couple of months back and are encouraging film and TV productions in their region to follow it. Read more...

"How Green is Green?" panel at Silverdocs

On June 18 I sat on a panel discussing green filmmaking with co-directors of No Impact Man, Laura Gabbert and Justin Schein. The panel was led by Amy King, a longtime Silverdocs associate.Read more...

Update on Code of Best Practices in Sustainable Filmmaking

As key author on the Code of Best Practices in Sustainable Filmmaking, Larry Engel will be spending the summer promoting the Code at upcoming festivals and conferences this summer and fall. Andrew Buchanan, his co-author of the Code of Best Practices in Sustainable Filmmaking, will "attend" where possible via Skype. Read more...