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Bridging the Gap Behind The Scenes
While the lack of diverse crews is a challenge faced by productions involving or centered around all minority populations, FCC has acknowledged this as a major problem affecting the production of Farsi-related content in Toronto. Farsi-speaking crew members are unaware of how to join unions, how to make local connections, how to communicate with local crew members and producers, and are therefore, working on non-union projects with their own personal connections.
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The Case for Increasing Farsi Talent On-screen
Local and global Farsi communities have stories to tell, and Toronto provides the perfect infrastructure to amplify their voices and disseminate them to the rest of the world. Over the next few weeks, through a series of posts, the FCC blog will address the specific areas of production that could be improved through the increased awareness and integration of Farsi speaking talent in the local industry.
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Increasing the Awareness and Integration of Farsi-Speaking Talent in Toronto’s Film Industry
Local and global Farsi communities have stories to tell, and Toronto provides the perfect infrastructure to amplify their voices and disseminate them to the rest of the world. Over the next few weeks, through a series of posts, the FCC blog will address the specific areas of production that could be improved through the increased awareness and integration of Farsi speaking talent in the local industry.
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When The World First Met Iranian Films
We look at a brief history of Iranian cinema to explore why film and politics have been so strongly linked in Iran, and what the implications of this relationship are for new indie filmmakers.
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24 Years of Iranian Cinema at Karlovy Vary
With a history that goes back to 1946, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival is one of the oldest film festivals in the world. For many years now, the festival has been considered one of the most important and well-awaited annual celebrations of arthouse cinema along the festival circuit.
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DIGITAL PLATFORMS AND THE FUTURE OF FARSI FILMMAKING
Digital distribution platforms have transformed the way audiences watch films. Farsi Cinema Center aims to help filmmakers and producers adapt to the digitization of film production and distribution, and works to preserve quality filmmaking in an age of quantity.
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THE CHALLENGES OF INDEPENDENT FILMMAKING AND HOW TO OVERCOME THEM
Filmmaking is not an easy endeavor. Both the art and the business of indie films are constantly evolving. New challenges emerge at every stage of development, production, post production and distribution. Farsi Cinema Center takes a brief look at a few aspects of filmmaking that are particularly challenging for indie filmmakers today.