Duplass Brothers Launch Filmmaking Contest With Seed&Spark


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Directors Mark and Jay Duplass have teamed up with moviemaking-centric crowdfunding platform Seed&Spark to launch a new filmmaking contest called Hometown Heroes. The new initiative is set to not only give five lucky independent filmmakers up to $25,000 to … [Read more...]

doddleNEWS Newsletter Contest Is Over; Winner Announcements Coming Soon!


UPDATE: The contest is now over, and we'll announce our two winners soon! Stay tuned!! DODDLENEWS NEWSLETTER SWEEPSTAKES Updated! We are now offering TWO 1-year basic subscriptions to LarryJordan.com by simply signing up for the doddleNEWS newsletter, where you'll be entered to win. Existing … [Read more...]

Is The GH5 Having Autofocus Issues? Panasonic Responds [Updated]

Panasonic GH5

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) UPDATE: Panasonic has responded to reports of the GH5 having autofocus issues by enlisting the aid of one of their professional photographers (known as "Luminaries") to deliver a statement: "We recommend to select the 1-area AF in 30p or 60p frame rate for more … [Read more...]

PremiumBeat Is Giving Away A Panasonic GH5


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Everyone loves a good contest and currently everyone is in love with the new Panasonic Lumix GH5 camera. So you get a lot of love when you put both of those together. PremiumBeat, a royalty-free music provider, has put together an Indie Filmmaker Prize Pack … [Read more...]

Clive Barker and Project Greenlight Will Fund Your Horror Film With $300,000


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Have an idea for a horror film? Then this is the contest for you! Clive Barker, legendary director of films like Hellraiser and Nightbreed has teamed up with Project Greenlight Digital Studios to announce a contest called Reel Fear. The project is being … [Read more...]

Sony Launches European Documentary Film Contest


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I love a good film contest, and Sony has announced a fun one for European content creators. It is incredibly easy to enter as contestants will need to upload a one-minute documentary to YouTube that showcases their storytelling capabilities. Next, top ten uploaded … [Read more...]

Audience Awards Small Business Doc Contest Could Win You $10,000


A new film contest By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Anyone who has had the nerve to try and create their own business knows that it is one of the toughest things you can do. The amount of work to build a business is incredible and it takes people of a certain fortitude to make it. Audience … [Read more...]

Win Oculus Rift With This Halloween Contest


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Virtual Reality is the future of motion media, even if we don't know exactly in what way it will be, and Oculus Rift is a leader in that field. If you haven't gotten your hands on a VR headset you should try it out, but it's even better when you can win an Oculus … [Read more...]

Win Cash and a Slamdance Premiere With Mini Documentary Contest


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I love a good filmmaking contest! The Audience Awards have launched their contest for filmmakers from around the world to make a mini documentary in five days. The late deadline is coming up quickly, and it's a great way for any documentary filmmaker to practice … [Read more...]

Get up to a $20,000 Production Fund Grant For Your Short Film


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Making a film is challenging, exciting, frustrating, and incredibly rewarding. It is also a risky and expensive investment, so money will always be a bit of an issue, however. While a lot of films are either financed by finding investors or out of the filmmaker's … [Read more...]

Short Film Script Contest Offers $20,000 Production Grant


Update: Just a reminder the early bird deadline is October 12, 2016. By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Recently, we reported on a grant that would give a filmmaker $7,000 to write and direct a feature film. But what if you don't have a full length screenplay in development, but have a concept … [Read more...]

Filmmakers: Apply For A $7,000 Feature Film Grant


Update: The final deadline is tomorrow September 30, 2016! Submit today here. By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The cost of filmmaking has been seriously decreasing for independent filmmakers for years, but there are still those with no money to make a film whatsoever. So what's a filmmaker with … [Read more...]

Make A Short Film About Los Angeles & Win $50,000 In Prizes!

Credit: NewFilmmakers Los Angeles - 5th Annual On Location Event

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The city of Los Angeles, along with NewFilmmakers Los Angeles, has launched a new program called On Location: The Los Angeles Video Project which is looking to highlight independent filmmakers as well as the city itself. The goal is to tell a positive story about … [Read more...]

Update: Red Giant Sale Over


Update: Red Giant Sale Over. By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Today only Red Giant is giving a whopping 25% off of their Magic Bullet Suite and all related individual tools in order to celebrate their fifth year anniversary. As part of their release of the Magic Bullet Suite back in the … [Read more...]

Get Into SXSW Eco Conference With An Architecture Documentary


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Filmmakers tend to come from diverse backgrounds: James Cameron is one of the biggest names in film and he started off as a truck driver, for instance. I come from a graphic design background and love a well designed piece of art whether a physical medium or motion … [Read more...]

Chris Pratt Gives Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Set Tour For Charity


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Over the last couple of years, Omaze has been doing amazing work by teaming up with science-fiction and fantasy films to give away extraordinary prizes and help out charities. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is no exception, and they've teamed up with Star-Lord … [Read more...]