Northern Light – World Premiere

BIG NEWS! Northern Light will have its world premiere at True/False Film Festival.

We are so excited to be sharing a program with all of these incredible films and filmmakers.

Northern Light will have its premiere screening on Friday, March 1st.

We cannot wait for you to see it! If any of you will be at True/False, let us know so we can make sure to say Hi.  We’ll send lots of updates from the festival so be sure to check back here, follow us on twitter @NLightFilm and like us on Facebook.

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Northern Light on What (Not) to Doc

From what (not) to doc by Basil Tsiokos:


Against a harsh winter and an even harsher economic climate, working class America is revealed in a snowmobile competition in the north woods of Michigan.

In Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, an annual snowmobile race draws thousands to observe family members and friends participate in a dramatic competition. This becomes the backdrop for an observational documentary about three of the families in the community. Filmed over two years, Nick Bentgen and Lisa Kjerulff’s portrait reveals not only the spectacle of the race, but the quiet lives of some of those involved as they struggle with the fallout of the economic crisis to provide for their families and survive in difficult times.


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Northern Light Joins IFP’s 2011 Documentary Labs


From IFP Press Release:

IFP Announces Documentary Line-Up for Its Annual Independent Filmmaker Labs

by Dan Schoenbrun on September 9, 2011

Cannes, France (May 16, 2011) – The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) announced today the 10 documentaries selected for participation in the 2011 Independent Filmmaker Labs, a year-long fellowship for first-time feature directors that begins with initial sessions taking place May 16-20 in New York City.

Presented by IFP, the nation’s oldest and largest organization of independent filmmakers, the Independent Filmmaker Labs are a highly immersive free mentorship program supporting first-time feature directors with projects in post-production as they complete, market and distribute their films. Focusing exclusively on low-budget features (<$1million), the Labs provide filmmakers with the technical, creative and strategic tools necessary to launch their films.


More IFP Labs Press:
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