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Indie-darling filmmakers: Vimeo has $10M with your names on it

In a bid to get exclusives on the most promising videos, the hosting site earmarks $10 million to directly invest in films that premiere at top festivals or garner $10,000 in crowdfunded support.

By Mar. 6, 2014


Amateur filmmakers remake 'Toy Story' as live-action movie

Shot-for-shot re-creation of the 1995 animated children's movie using the original soundtrack and franchise-licensed toys has become an Internet sensation.

By Jan. 13, 2013


Indie filmmakers to refile piracy suits

A day after an indie film studio drops 4,400 suspected film pirates from a complaint in D.C., the studio's lawyer says he is preparing to refile the complaints in other courts by Thursday.

By Dec. 7, 2010


Openfilm unites filmmakers via social media

Online hub started by actor and filmmaker Scott Caan looks to bring indie movie types together using social media and other tech resources.

By May. 7, 2011


Vimeo courts filmmakers with larger upload limits

An announcement at CES trade show Wednesday makes it possible for Vimeo videos to be up to 2.5 hours long, making it a more appealing option for filmmakers.

By Jan. 5, 2011


Accused pirates to indie filmmakers: Sue us

As indie film studios sue accused illegal file sharers, it appears they are running into a few who refuse to settle. Will one of these people be the next Jammie Thomas?

By Oct. 21, 2010


Indie filmmakers: Piracy and Google threaten us

Indie studios say online file sharing is driving some in their ranks out of business. Some are filing lawsuits to stop it. Others want Google to cease paying pirate sites ad money.

By Sep. 20, 2010


How 'Catfish' filmmakers took Facebook plunge (Q&A)

In an interview, CNET's Ina Fried speaks with the three filmmakers behind "Catfish"--that other Facebook movie. This one is both a documentary and a thriller.

By Sep. 3, 2010


Filmmakers on the cutting edge

Advances in cameras and software are creating new opportunities for indie filmmakers, but it's still the story that matters most, say Sundance panelists.

By Jan. 19, 2008


Final Cut Pro X is so basic filmmakers petition Apple to bring back old version

Apple's riled the video-editing community with its newest version of its Final Cut video-editing software. An online petition demand Apple reinstate the old version.

By Jun. 28, 2011