By helping filmmakers directly reach their audiences, YouTube and other video sharing sites have been democratizing the process of film distribution. So it was only a matter of time before historically exclusive independent film festivals became more accessible, too.



Last Friday, the 45th New York Film Festival kicked off in Manhattan, showcasing such buzzed-about films as Wes Anderson’s The Darjeeling Limited, Julian Schnabel’s The Diving Bell and the Butterfly and the Coen Brothers’ No Country For Old Men. And thanks to IFC, you don’t have to be in New York to attend!



Check out the Film & Animation category for the next few days for updated footage from the fest, including Q&As, filmmaker panels and red carpet coverage.



Enjoy film lovers!

Sara P. aka TheStoryBoard