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Sunset on Submissions - 6/17/2017

Sunset on Submissions - 6/17/2017

The day has come. By this time tomorrow, submissions will be closing on the 3rd annual Diamond in the Rough Film Festival. Many people told me that our 3rd year was a key year - we'd show up in more
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2/24/2017 - Why a movie theater?

2/24/2017 - Why a movie theater?

When we conceived the Diamond in the Rough Film Festival there was no question that we were going to host it in a real movie theater. That was not as simple a decision as it might sound. There are different
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Fee Waivers - 2/21/2017

Fee Waivers - 2/21/2017

Submission fees are always a tricky subject for film festivals these days. Filmmakers are told a variety of things by battle-scarred indie filmmakers who think they know the secret to getting your film submitted for free. Some say to never
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2/17/2017 - #MakeMoviesNotExcuses

2/17/2017 - #MakeMoviesNotExcuses

The above hashtag has been a clarion call for DITR Films since its inception in 2013. It was inspired by our friends at FilmThreat who had a similar saying - Just shut up and shoot. I am amazed at how
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Welcome to the Blog!

Welcome to the Blog!

My name is Mark Schwab and I am the managing partner in Diamond in the Rough Films LLC - a film and video production company based in San Jose, CA. that curates and executes the Diamond in the Rough Film
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