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Introduction to Global Film Connect

Micah Schaffer


Global Film Connect is a Cinema Research Institute project that will examine the future of the Co-Production in the independent film landscape.

Beginning with the international NYU film community and ultimately reaching far beyond, this platform will explore dynamic areas of change in cross-border financing, providing a place to amalgamate information and share solutions.

The Global Film portion of the CRI blog will report on topics that are diverse in terms of both region and industry structure, paying specific attention to opportunities for international collaboration at lower budget levels.

Over the next several months, I will be blogging regularly with original content and links to other material. Some topics on the immediate horizon include:

The Paris Project and other French platforms for international investment

Austerity measures - current and impending

South Africa's government fostering local and international talent

Crowdfunding/crowdsourcing in Europe

China in the world

The South American road movie

I'm looking forward to making this a valuable resource for the independent film community.