Friday, December 26, 2008

How many indie film blogs & indie film info/news/review/opinion sites are there?

This was a question that came up often while I was making Indie Film Blogger Road Trip. My guess is that there are several hundred to several thousand sites that I would consider indie film blogs or perform the same function - offer news, opinion, reviews, etc. re: indie film & related matters. So let's take a few days, scan the interwebz, & see if we can figure out how many indie film blogs - roughly - there may be. I am going to limit this list to blogs & sites written in English (since that's what I can read well) and I'll probably skip most blogs & sites set up to promote just one movie - unless such sites also talk about indie film stuff in general. Post your suggestions in the comments section, will check 'em out & add them to the list. I'll probably build the links list until early to mid January.

2/6/09 2:29 AM UPDATE: 133 sites linked, off to promote IFBRT screening & release DNO DVD & make the Brooklyn comedy, will update the list throughout the year as time permits. 1/7/09 3:11 PM UPDATE: adding some new links, will re-number the list later this week. :: 1/1/09 1:35 AM UPDATE: 128 blogs listed & linked! 12/29/08 - 10:57 PM UPDATE: 104 blogs listed & linked (a lot more links - dozens, maybe even hundreds, coming in early January!) Older Updates: 12/26/08, 10:25 PM UPDATE: - Got 69 blogs & sites listed & linked. :: 12/28/08, 12:13 AM UPDATE: - got 85 blogs linked :: 12/28/08, 10:34 PM UPDATE: - 99 blogs listed & linked



a work in progress from late december 2008 to mid january 2009

1- Action! Jackson

2 - Ain't It Cool News

3-All About Indie Filmmaking
4 - All These Wonderful Things
5 - Alternative Film Guide

6- anonymous insider
7 - Anthony Kaufman's blog
8 - Arbogast on Film

9-Armando Valle
10 - Around the Block: Doug Block's Doc Blog
11 - The Art of Memory
12 - ArtForum/Film
13 - Atlanta Film Festival Blog
14 - The Auteurs' Notebook

15 -B-Scene Films

16 - The Back Row Manifesto
17 - Bad Lit: The Journal of Underground Film
18 - Beyond Mumblecore

19 - Salon's Beyond the Multiplex
20 - Boredom at Its Boredest
21 - Brian Flemming's Weblog
22 - Bright Lights After Dark
23 - Bright Lights Film Journal

24 - Carnivalesque Films blog
25 - The Chutry Experiment
26 - Cinema Echo Chamber
27 - CinemaTech
28 - Cinematical

29-Cinevegas Blog

30-The Circuit
31 - Criterion blog

32- Cynematik


33-The Daily [at] by David Hudson
35 - The Documentary Blog

36-Digital Independence
37 - DIY Days
38 - DIY Filmmaker Sujewa
39 - Doc It Out

40 -Docs Interactive

41-A Doc's Journal

42-Docu-Blog/Steve's POV

43 -Enzian Theater

44 - Everything Else Is Rim Light

45 - eugonline

46 -Film Essent

47 - Film Independent

48 - Film Independent filmmaker blogs

49 -Film of the Month Club
50 - FilmInFocus

51-A Filmmaker's Life
52 - Filmmaker Magazine blog
53 - The Film Panel Notetaker
54 - Friends Are My Art Form


55- Gabe's Declaration of Principles

56-Good Small Films
57 - GreenCine Daily

58 -Greg Pak's Film Talk

59 -Guardian Film Blog

60 - Hammer To Nail
61- HD For Indies
62 - Hollywood Is Talking

63 -Horror 101

64 -The House Next Door

65 - The Independent
66-Independent Film Blog
67-The Independent Eye/IFC blog
68-Indie Features
69-Indie Film Blog
70 - indieWIRE
71 - indieWIRE blogs page

72-iW Insider

73-Info Wants To Be Free
74 - infinicine
75 - The Inside Skinny

76-Invisible Cinema

77-Invisible Woman...Black Cinema At LARGE

78-J.D. Ashcraft's Blog

79-Jared Moshe's weblog

80-Jon Reiss News
82-Jurgen & Marcy's Independent Film Blog

84-JUMP CUTS by James Israel


85-King Blog


86-Let's Make Better Films

87-Like Anna Karina's Sweater

88-Lincoln Blogs

89-The Lost Boy

90-Making Movies In Flyover Country
91- Matt Dentler's Blog

92-Michael in Sao Paulo
93-Movie City Indie
94-Movie Marketing Blog
95-MYFILM "Independent Film News"


96-New Breed

97-NewFest - NewBlog

98-New York Movie Reviews - Village Voice

99-100 Films

100-The Obenson Report
101-Observations on film art and Film Art

102 - One Way Community

103 -Out of Focus


104-Paula's After Thoughts

105-poverty jetSetter



107-The Rabbi Report
108-The Real Indie Film News Blog

109- Reel Artsy
110- The Reeler

111-Reverse Shot


112- The Scandy Factory

113-Screen Rush
114- The Screengrab
115- Self-Reliant Film
116- Shooting Down Pictures
117- Shooting People: Shooting From The Hip
118- ShortEnd Magazine
119 - SoCalFilm Group

120-Some Came Running
121 - Spout
122- Spout blog

124- Steady Diet of Film blog

125-Steven Rosen
126- Still in Motion

127 - Truly Free Film
128 - TrustMovies

129-The Ugly Betty Blog


130 -Week of Wonders


132-Women & Hollywood
133- Workbook Project




OTHER - New blogs, & or mostly Hollywood stuff/some indie stuff blogs, etc. - not counted in the indie film blogs list above, but linked (might be of interest to people interested in indie film blogs):

Alejandro Adams


Saturday, December 20, 2008

And here's the opening 9 minutes & its official description!


In this 9 minute segment from Sujewa Ekanayake's documentary Indie Film Blogger Road Trip we see: Anthony Kaufman talk about the moment when he knew he would "make it" as a professional film journalist, Sujewa Ekanayake introduce the documentary, and Tambay Obenson speak about the community that one becomes a part of by blogging and how that community and blogging has helped him develop his career as a filmmaker. Music by Kevin MacLeod. The full 95 minute documentary will be available at screenings and on DVD in 2009. For more information and news about the project please visit:
Indie Film Blogger Road Trip was produced, directed, videotaped, and edited by Sujewa Ekanayake. Indie Film Blogger Road Trip Copyright 2008 Sujewa Ekanayake/Wild Diner Films.

Filmmaker Magazine blog, The Chutry Experiment & others mention the 9 minute clip from the doc

Check out Filmmaker blog's mention here. The clip is also embedded there. Thanks Scott!

Chuck Tryon, who is one of the subjects of the doc, mentioned the clip here. Thanks Chuck!


GreenCine Daily also mentioned the clip, check it out here. Thanks David!

And Tambay Obenson (one of the bloggers featured in the clip) of The Obenson Report fame mentioned the clip - Thanks Tambay!

UPDATE - 12/21 Sunday:

The Film Panel Notetaker - another blogger featured in the doc - mentions the 9 min. clip. Thanks Brian!

Hollywood Is Talking talked a little bit about the clip at this post. Thanks JB!

One Way Community blog embedded the clip, thanks Princeton!

UPDATE - 12/22 Mon:

Movie City Indie mentions the clip & embeds it - Thanksalot!

Also found out today that All These Wonderful Things blog mentioned the clip in the Nonfiction Headlines section recently. Thanks AJ!

UPDATE - 1/15/09 Thu:

Slant Eye For The Round Eye mentioned the doc & embedded the 9 min. clip back in late December. Thanks S.I.F.T.R.E!

- Sujewa

Friday, December 19, 2008

Opening 9 minutes of Indie Film Blogger Road Trip is up on the web!

Check out the official description of the clip & the clip itself (from YouTube) at DIY Filmmaker blog. !Happy Holidays everyone!

- Sujewa

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Indie Film Blogger Road Trip - Episode 1: Visiting Obenson & Harris in Brooklyn


Good Reads (Under Construction)