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List of Press, Trade and Network Websites for Filmmakers.

Alternative Film Guide

http://www.altfg.com/film/

The Los Angeles-based Alternative Film Guide offers an “alternative,” offbeat look into the world of film through thought-provoking reviews, in-depth interviews with filmmakers and authors, and extensive coverage of film awards, gay/gay-related cinema, political/socially conscious films, and assorted film events (mostly in the Los Angeles area).

Bright Lights Film Journal

http://brightlightsfilm.com/#

Bright Lights Film Journal is a popular-academic hybrid of movie analysis, history, and commentary, looking at classic and commercial, independent, exploitation, and international film from a wide range of vantage points from the aesthetic to the political. A prime area of focus is on the connection between capitalist society and the images that reflect, support, or subvert it — movies as propaganda.

BroadcastNow

http://www.broadcastnow.co.uk/#

The broadcast is the only weekly magazine for the TV and radio industry, delivering the latest news including commissioning, production, facilities and technology. A mostly paid-for publication, Broadcast has a circulation of 12,269 (ABC audited) and readership of over 72,000 industry professionals, providing essential, relevant and accurate information for all sectors of the readership.
Broadcastnow.co.uk is the premier online information service for the television and radio industry.

Cinema Minima News for Movie Makers Worldwide

https://cinemaminima.com/

Cinema Minima News for Movie Makers Worldwide is a news service. Its readership is international. Its distribution is worldwide. Its stories are syndicated. It has been online since 1999.

Combustible Celluloid

http://www.combustiblecelluloid.com/

Combustible Celluloid is my own attempt to continue to learn about movies. For two years, I wrote about new movies on a regular basis. I continue to write about them, but without a weekly column and deadline except for my humble page.

Dark Horizons (clickable)

Dark Horizons is dedicated to news, interviews, rumours, and reviews of upcoming and currently playing films and television projects. The focus initially was almost exclusively related to science fiction but expanded to include most genres. Major focus remains on major studio blockbusters rather than independent or art house films.

Documentary Films

http://www.documentaryfilms.net/

This site provides documentary film information and resources to both viewers and filmmakers. Documentary Films.Net is 100% volunteer driven and is lucky to have a devoted base of filmmakers, reviewers, IT people and students to keep the dream alive. The content here is created by people with a passion for documentary films. In that vein, we’ve tried to keep the site as open as possible by allowing readers to add documentary films, festivals, events and resources to relevant sections of the site. In so doing, we hope to provide a valuable resource to those with interest in documentary films while simultaneously helping independent documentary filmmakers and festival coordinators promote their films and events. As a community-oriented resource, Documentary Films.Net is in a state of perpetual motion — continually evolving with the community on which it depends.

Film Music Society

http://www.filmmusicsociety.org/

The Film Music Society is a nonprofit, public benefit corporation that aims and endeavours
– to increase awareness of the artistic, historical and commercial value of film and television music;
– to preserve and restore film and television music scores, manuscripts, orchestrations, recordings and all related materials;
– to research, document and disseminate the histories of film and television music, whether by oral means or by oral, written and digital media;
– to publish scholarly and other journalistic works on subjects relating to film and television music;
– to foster, encourage and cultivate new musical and journalistic works; and
– to present and promote the film and television music contributions of past, present and future composers, arrangers and musicians.

Filmsite

http://www.filmsite.org/

Filmsite – also known as Greatest Films (greatestfilms.org) is a unique website containing interpretive, descriptive review commentary and historical background, and hundreds of colourful, vintage film posters for some of the best Hollywood and American classic films in the last century.

Footage – stock, archival and news footage network

Footage.net

Footage.net is the premier stock footage resource to reach the trade’s best stock footage sources – news, creative, archival, and RF. Now find content faster and easier than ever before.

Hollywood Reporter

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/

One of the biggest film magazines’ online edition.

IFC – The Independent Film Channel

http://www.ifc.com/

IFC is the first and only network dedicated to independent film and related programming, 24 hours a day, uncut and uncensored. Operating under the mantra ‘always, uncut,’ IFC presents feature-length films, thought-provoking original documentaries such as At the Death House Door and Heavy Load, shorts, animated series, original series such as the sketch comedy The Whitest Kids U’ Know and the new comedy series Z Rock as well as television’s most comprehensive independent film library. The network also offers some of the most innovative original series exclusively for the web, including the 2008 Webby nominee Getting Away with Murder and a new comedy web series Wilfred, launching in May 2008.
The Independent Film Channel (IFC) is the first channel entirely dedicated to presenting independent film, unedited and commercially uninterrupted 24 hours a day.

Indiepix

http://www.indiepixfilms.com/

IndiePix was founded in 2004 to bring film fans the very best of independent cinema. Today, IndiePix is proud to be home to the broadest online selection of indie films from around the world, including the latest award-winning titles from the festival circuit, popular indie classics, foreign, documentaries and more. Buy a DVD online or use our patented Download-to-Own technology for a professional quality DVD, without the wait.
Fiercely committed to the spirit of indie film, we provide our filmmakers with the opportunity to distribute their projects while maintaining the rights to their work. We work closely with our filmmakers to individualise packaging and marketing plans and offer the most generous revenue share in the industry. Learn more about how to submit your project.
At IndiePix, we bring the world of independent cinema to your fingertips with our website, weekly email updates, the IndiePix blog and at ground events. Sign up for our weekly email for new releases, special offers and promotions, and let IndiePix keep you connected to the world of independent film.

ioncinema.com

IONCINEMA.COM aims at providing a critical, analytic approach to film journalism, and we are dedicated to providing a site that is rich in information, sharp in its dissection of the works discussed on the site and we hope to give “electoral charges” to the films and filmmakers that we feel you should include in your appreciation of the 7th art.

iSugoi

http://www.isugoi.com/

With a staff that consists of individuals from around the globe, iSugoi is dedicated to bringing you the best in anime, manga, and Asian film reviews. Our reviews consist of the highest-calibre in video reviews, and we promote an approach that gives the visitor the most extensive, formal, and unbiased reviews possible. This, coupled with our podcast aimed at topics within the anime and video game industry, rounds out our purpose-driven philosophy of providing excellent content on which visitors can depend on and enjoy. We are “for the thinking otaku”.

Movie City News

http://moviecitynews.com/

All news about Hollywood cinema.

Movie Review Query Engine (MRQE)

http://www.mrqe.com/

The Movie Review Query Engine (www.MRQE.com), the largest online database for movie reviews, has been re-launched to expand its content reach and user experience.
The re-launched MRQE aggregates reviews, news, interviews and other material associated with specific movies. MRQE also partners with leading movie blogs so that their content is collected in the MRQE database and searchable by any user.

Moviees.com

Irish website about cinema.

MovieMaker Magazine 

http://www.moviemaker.com/

MovieMaker is the nation’s leading magazine on the art and business of making movies.
MovieMaker is a special interest consumer publication with content directed at the audience as well as the artist. Its lively mix of in-depth criticism, festival coverage, do-it-yourself moviemaking techniques and profiles of both rising and legendary Hollywood actors, directors, cinematographers, producers, screenwriters and editors make it a perennial favourite with readers the world over. Although the magazine’s core audience is both independent filmmakers and Hollywood’s leading players, one needn’t be a moviemaker to love MovieMaker; one simply needs to love movies.

MovieScope Magazine

http://www.moviescopemag.com/

MovieScope provides a fresh perspective on the collaborative nature of filmmaking (from writing to producing, directing and acting) by offering informative content, sourced from an insider’s point of view.
MovieScope’s uniqueness and what sets it apart from others lies in its aim to explore the various aspects of filmmaking from the perspective of the filmmakers themselves.

Moving Image Source

http://www.movingimagesource.us/

Moving Image Source is a website devoted to the history of film, television, and digital media. It features original articles by leading critics, authors, and scholars; a calendar that highlights major retrospectives, festivals, and gallery exhibitions at venues around the world; and a regularly updated guide to online research resources.
The site is regularly updated with additions to the Articles and Calendar sections. The articles relate to recent and ongoing retrospectives and gallery exhibitions as well as to significant new DVDs and books on film, media, and moving-image culture.

Deadline Hollywood Daily

http://deadline.com/

Deadline Hollywood (Deadline.com) first began in March 2006 as Deadline Hollywood Daily, the 24/7 Internet version of Nikki Finke’s long-running LA Weekly “Deadline Hollywood” print column. In 2009, Nikki’s site was purchased by PMC (formerly known as Mail.com Media Corporation). It has become the authoritative source for breaking news in the entertainment industry, and readers check the site multiple times each day. Deadline Hollywood is regularly included on lists of top entertainment websites. Influential industry leaders and key decision-makers across many fields track Deadline many times a day, and its postings regularly receive more reader comments than all of the entertainment industry news sites combined.

Offscreen

http://www.offscreenmag.com/

Offscreen has been online since 1997, along with its French-language sister journal Hors Champ. Based in Montréal, Offscreen is a wide-ranging film journal that covers film festivals, retrospectives, film forums, and both popular and more academic events. Part of our mandate is to cover the Montreal film scene but within an international context. The scope of its content and the type of material featured and promoted in Offscreen can be summarised as follows:
– the personal and independent film above big budget, formulaic film
– the under-represented (young, up and coming filmmakers)
– films with creative design and broad social commitment
– local and Canadian films/filmmakers
– Asian and alternative cinemas (horror, exploitation, esoteric, experimental, documentary, etc.)

Screen Daily / Screen International

http://www.screendaily.com/

Screen International is the leading weekly magazine covering the international film markets. We provide a whole-industry perspective from some of the most knowledgeable writers and data analysts in the business. Every issue delivers analysis, opinion and commentary on the issues, people and products shaping the worldwide film industry.

Senses of Cinema (clickable headline)

Senses of Cinema is an online journal devoted to the serious and eclectic discussion of cinema. We believe cinema is an art that can take many forms, from the industrially-produced blockbuster to the hand-crafted experimental work; we also aim to encourage awareness of the histories of such diverse forms. As an Australian-based journal, we have a special commitment to the regular, wide-ranging analysis and critique of Australian cinema, past and present.

Senses of Cinema is primarily concerned with ideas about particular films or bodies of work, but also with the regimes (ideological, economic and so forth) under which films are produced and viewed, and with the more abstract theoretical and philosophical issues raised by film study. As well, we believe that a cinephilic understanding of the moving image provides the necessary basis for a radical critique of other media and the global “image culture”.

Silents Are Golden

http://www.silentsaregolden.com/

“All about the greatest era in cinema history” – excellent website about the silent films

Televisual

http://www.televisual.com/

Televisual is the monthly magazine for the busy producer and all those who commission, create or deliver moving image content for television, film, commercials and corporate communication.

The Bioscope

https://thebioscope.net/

The Bioscope is dedicated to the subject of early and silent cinema. It is designed to be a news and information resource on all aspects of the motion picture before sound. It covers news, publications, events, discoveries, documents, critical theory, filmmakers, performers, audiences and technology, and aims to encompass film production, distribution and exhibition in the silent era, as well as ‘pre-cinema’, chronophotography, optical toys, and related media, across the world. There is an emphasis on scholarly discovery, but there should be as much here for the general enthusiast as for the specialist.

The Movie – Fanatic

http://www.moviefanatic.com/

The Movie-Fanatic – also known as tMF – is an independent website maintained by a group of movie fans from around the world. We focus mainly on up-and-coming young actors in our Spotlight and Emerging Talents sections; we publish film reviews, mostly of independent films (often known as ‘indie films’) but occasionally of mainstream titles as well, and we promote foreign films – we’ve never been afraid of subtitles!

The online film critics society (OFCS)

http://ofcs.org/

Founded in 1997, the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS) is the professional association for film journalists, scholars and historians who publish their reviews, interviews and essays exclusively or primarily in the online media. The mission of the society is to further the growth of an informed film audience through the online media and to promote awareness of the Internet as a viable media alternative.
Admission is open to writers who are affiliated with an online magazine, news service or information resource. Members are required to vote for the year-end OFCS Awards and to post their reviews to the OFCS web site. There is no fee for membership, which is open to writers working in any language and publishing from any country around the world.

The Stage

https://www.thestage.co.uk/

The Stage is the trade title for the entertainment world, an indispensable and informative source for everyone in the business.

The Talent Manager 

https://www.thetalentmanager.co.uk/

TV Freelancers is a unique independent internet community, catering exclusively and specifically to the needs of freelancers in the TV industry. Unique because it is the only site run by, and for, TV freelancers – and independent, because we do not advertise jobs, and can, therefore, say what we like – good and bad – about production companies and broadcasters.

CTEQ Annotations on Film

Senses of Cinema is an online journal devoted to the serious and eclectic discussion of cinema. We believe cinema is an art that can take many forms, from the industrially-produced blockbuster to the hand-crafted experimental work; we also aim to encourage awareness of the histories of such diverse forms. As an Australian-based journal, we have a special commitment to the regular, wide-ranging analysis and critique of Australian cinema, past and present.

http://www.sensesofcinema.com/contents/cteq/index.html

http://archive.sensesofcinema.com/about_us/index.html

film.org.au

film.org.au is a website to inspire people about Australian film. It celebrates the very best Australian films, finest directors, accomplished actors.

Focal Press

https://www.routledge.com/

Focal Press has been a leading publisher of Media Technology books for 70 years. We provide essential resources for professionals and students in many areas including film and digital video production, photography, digital imaging, graphics, animation and new media, broadcast and media distribution technologies, music recording and production, mass communications, and theatre technology.

Inside Film – Australia’s Filmmaker Magazine

http://if.com.au/

Inside Film delivers a ‘who, what, where and how’ guide to success in screen content creation. It’s the bible for Australia’s filmmakers – essential reading for anyone working in the film and TV industry. Inside Film features exclusive interviews with the creative personalities behind today’s most entertaining and stimulating screen content, as well as detailed info about new productions and technologies.

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