May 17, 2016 | POV’s daily list of essential reading for the documentary and independent filmmaking community.

A Cinephile’s Guide to NYC’s Summer Film Festivals, Screening Series, and More

The 2016 Tribeca Film Festival ended just less than a month ago, but there are plenty of more films to watch in the upcoming months. There’s something for every kind of cinema aficionado, from weekend-long festivals for short films, prestigious international series held at Lincoln Center, the year’s best indie flicks shown on the tops of Brooklyn buildings, and killer repertory programs at theaters like Nitehawk, the Metrograph, and the soon-to-be-open Alamo Drafthouse in Brooklyn.
Read more | Tribeca »

Podcast: How to Successfully Shoot Documentary Abroad
Three filmmakers, Arianna LaPenne, Alex Mallis, and Bryan Chang, discuss the challenges of shooting documentaries abroad, and how to overcome them. Filmmaking is not always about what you want to get, but about embracing the differences between the filmmaker and the subject, and developing relationships with your subjects. Listen and think about how you can be more sensitive to your subjects behind the camera especially when you’re abroad.
Read more | No Film School »

NPR One is getting serious about the promise of new digital audiences for local journalism
NPR One’s new local editorial lead Tamar Charney talks about what it means to do local journalism in the digital age. The NPR One app is now incorporating more and more local news into its stream, benefitting both the local stations and NPR One. Charney is looking forward to working more on the backend with the data and analytics available through the app, and developing more native content.
Read more | Nieman Lab »

Cannes: Why These New Rules Could Put European Independent Film in Crisis
A group of industry experts spoke at a panel at the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday to discuss the new changes coming to the European Independent Film community. The European Commission is looking to rewrite copyright rules that would allow for full cross-border access to audiovisual content, increasing the availability of digital content across the continent. This will limit the access for consumers across different regions.
Read more | IndieWire »

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