Interview With Guy Davidi, “5 Broken Cameras” image

Interview With Guy Davidi, “5 Broken Cameras”

Part one of a two-part interview with the co-directors of the polarizing ND/NF '12 documentary, Israeli Guy Davidi and Palestinian Emad Burnat, which opens today at Film Forum in NYC.

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Last Night at the Film Society: A Big Surprise Closes New Directors/New Films image

Last Night at the Film Society: A Big Surprise Closes New Directors/New Films

The 41st edition of New Directors/New Films came to a close last night with a surprise showing of "Beasts of the Southern Wild," the unlikely breakthrough film that was the hit of this year's Sundance Film Festival.

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ND/NF Discovery: Jonas Carpignano’s “The Plain” (Italy/USA) image

ND/NF Discovery: Jonas Carpignano’s “The Plain” (Italy/USA)

"Italian Cinema is not in great shape, but there are some amazing films and filmmakers working there right now."

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Bitching about Politics on Facebook: Isold Uggadottir’s “Revolution Reykjavik” image

Bitching about Politics on Facebook: Isold Uggadottir’s “Revolution Reykjavik”

The ND/NF director talks about her short film "Revolution Reykjavik," which tells the story of the havoc wrought on a family by Iceland's financial crisis. The verdict is clear: "Excess is out; modesty is in."

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ND/NF Discovery: Angelina Nikonova’s “Twilight Portrait” (Russia) image

ND/NF Discovery: Angelina Nikonova’s “Twilight Portrait” (Russia)

"My main rule is not to panic, no matter what happens during the shoot. I try to give in totally to the force of production, and since I am a bit of a control freak, this ability to trust fate with its unpredictable turns and twists is essential to me."

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ND/NF Discovery: Elisa Cepedal’s “Oh Sorrow” (Spain) image

ND/NF Discovery: Elisa Cepedal’s “Oh Sorrow” (Spain)

"Most of the cast were non-professional actors, mainly middle-age and old women. Working with them while rehearsing and shooting was very gratifying and fun."

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Into The Void? New Filmmakers Meet Their Audience image

Into The Void? New Filmmakers Meet Their Audience

Do filmmakers feel isolated when working for years to bring a movie to the big screen? To what extent do they consider an audience while making a new film?

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ND/NF Discovery: Russell Harbaugh’s “Rolling on the Floor Laughing” (USA) image

ND/NF Discovery: Russell Harbaugh’s “Rolling on the Floor Laughing” (USA)

"In my limited experience, I’ve enjoyed discovering that if you allow the camera and the situations within a story to do the heavy dramatic lifting (meaning you choose both correctly), your performances can be judged not by how well your actors are creating drama, but by how honestly they are responding to it."

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ND/NF Q&As: “Las Acacias,” “The Raid: Redemption” & “Gimme the Loot” image

ND/NF Q&As: “Las Acacias,” “The Raid: Redemption” & “Gimme the Loot”

Watch full video of directors Pablo Giorgelli, Gareth Evans, and Adam Leon discussing their films with members of the selection committee following their New Directors/New Films screenings at Film Society.

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All the Way from China: Exclusive Interview with Song Chuan, “Huan Huan” image

All the Way from China: Exclusive Interview with Song Chuan, “Huan Huan”

The ND/NF director answers questions about his film's focus on China's one-child policy, rural life in Yunnan province, karaoke, and how he came to become a filmmaker.

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