Turnstyle Talks: “Hell and Back Again” w/ Director Danfung Dennis

on Wednesday, Mar. 2nd

Photojournalist-turned-filmmaker Danfung Dennis built his own custom camera rig to capture amazing real-life images at the front lines of the war in Afghanistan as an embedded journalist. What he discovered is that the real story of war doesn’t end at the battlefront, but stays with soldiers long after they return home. His film “Hell and Back Again” tells one such story, and won the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Documentary at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.

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Tribeca’s Storyscapes Returns For An Epic Second Year

The Tribeca Film Festival leapt into the vanguard of transmedia art last year with the inaugural edition of Storyscapes, an event led by TriBeCa’s Director of Digital Initiatives Ingrid Kopp.

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Simple Machine Announces Micro-Festival Grants

We’ve been keeping up with Simple Machine, the independent film curation tool for festival and art house programmers, since running across their booth at South By Southwest last year.

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Transmedia Beat: Bernie Su’s “Emma Approved” Monetization Secrets

Disclosure: I’m one of the organizers of Transmedia LA, so take any excessive positivity with a grain of salt.

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First Ever Crappy Awards Target SF’s Tech Industry

Inspired by the sly tradition of the Razzie Awards, which commemorate the worst of Hollywood, San Francisco fair housing advocates are kicking off “The Crappy Awards” tonight in the city’s art’s district.

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Image Disruptor: Flag Looks To Upend Photo Printing Through The Magic of Free

Flag, a photo printing start-up that is holding a barnstorming 14-day Kickstarter campaign right now, turned up on my radar this week thanks to John Gruber’s Daring Fireball.

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