Filming UPSTREAM BATTLE in Oregon
Photo: Magdalena Hutter

Notes from the Film & Campaign trail

Why 2016 is my 'Year of the Dad'

Who would have thought I would write a blog post about the fact that I went to the zoo with my daughter today? (Well, as you may suspect, there was a bit more to it. )
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Bye-bye 2015 – bye-bye Klamath Settlements

Today marks the expiration of a rather hopeful episode in the old saga of Cowboys and Indians.
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Ambiguity is credibility

The EDN member of the month for December 2015 is Ben Kempas, founder of Film & Campaign Ltd. in Edinburgh, Scotland. EDN has talked to Ben Kempas about his company and its services and about the buzz around outreach and impact.
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Film & Campaign congratulates PRISON SISTERS at IDFA Forum

Congratulations to the team behind PRISON SISTERS which was voted 'best pitch' at last week's IDFA Forum in Amsterdam.
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The old, the new and the sky

Maybe we can all work to make sure that in 2015, the protagonists in documentaries get the same recognition as the filmmakers. How's that for a new year's resolution?
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My declaration of independence

Alongside making documentaries, I always wanted to be a campaigner for other people's docs in order to share their incredible power with wider audiences. Here comes FILM & CAMPAIGN.
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Scottish independence and the film industry

If Scotland's share of new nuclear weapons were to be spent on film instead, that would give Scotland a film fund in excess of £250 million every year.
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Can we 'sell' a film about a world without money?

FUTURE MY LOVE was produced under the current economic system. Our obvious target audience, however, advocates the elimination of money.
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Maxifying Distrify - the PMD's Top Ten Tips

Ben Kempas shares his Top Ten Tips how to get the most out of Distrify, a key tool for "selling movies socially" across the web.
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Why we should build our own nations

What independent filmmakers can learn from politicians when it comes to nation-building, and using NationBuilder.
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Going in Circles

A virtuous circle: "Each additional member increases a network's value, which in turn attracts more members, which in turn increases value... a spiral of benefits."
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