Filmmakers can be so creative when they have close contact with their fan base. Really, that’s their best resource. The benefits of self-distributing, and having an open community in general, help move the process along so much faster.

Will Mainguy, Reelhouse CEO 

The Sundance Institute recently announced a new digital partnership with Reelhouse, an online video platform where filmmakers and artists can self-distribute their work.

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Using YouTube‘s annotations feature, Australian pop singer Cody Simpson is now the star of a choose-your-own-adventure story with 15 possible outcomes.

Whether or not you like his music, you have to admit: a choose-your-own-ending YouTube movie could open a world of possibilites to up and coming filmmakers. 

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Finding Your People: Why Filmmakers Should be on Tumblr… Now

By Lauren Donia

Photo credit: Josh James on Flickr

I joined Tumblr in the summer of 2010, just a few months before permanently deleting my Facebook account. I was late to the game. Tumblr was already full of people who had been there for a couple of years and they all seemed to know one another. It was a tough nut to crack, as the saying goes, and it took some time for me to develop my sites, find blogs to follow and attract my own followers.

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