Congratulations you’ve graduated! Now what?…

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Scilla Andreen, CEO and Co-Founder of IndieFlix and the founder of the IndieFlix Foundation is an award-winning filmmaker, Emmy nominated Costume Designer and popular speaker at Sundance, Cannes, CES, SXSW, and Women in Film. Frustrated by complicated and one-sided distribution deals, Scilla co-founded IndieFlix which has become one of the most meaningful global online streaming platforms in the industry. Scilla is on a mission to help audiences find what to watch and for filmmakers to find success.

Now that you’ve graduated what’s the rush to get a job all about?

I couldn’t help but listen to the conversations surrounding me as I sat in my seat waiting for my son to receive his degree and flip that tassel from one side of the mortar board to the other.

The number one question was what is he going to do now?

I didn’t have an answer. What I want for my son is to take a few days or weeks or even months to decompress, to feel his feelings, to think his thoughts and to let the dust of a lifetime of academics settle.

Why is it so important to jump into the work world the minute we graduate? Is there only a short window of time a graduate can land a good job? Are they going to forget everything they’ve learned? Will they suddenly lose all motivation? Is there a benefit? I actually think there could be a downside. We rush through life focused on the next thing. I think we need to slow down and savor those hard earned moments of achievement before diving into the next chapter. If one doesn’t know what to do surely a simple job to make ends meet while they decide what’s important to them won’t hurt; in fact I think it is key to future decision making. Clarity. Focus. Calm.  I think I did an okay job raising my son. I trust his ability to make good decisions.

Congratulations Ian!

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Get Ready For School With These Fun Documentaries

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IndieFlix brings engaging stories to movie lovers around the world. With over 8,000 high quality shorts, features, documentaries, classic TV and web series.

Time for school kids.

Mariachi High –  Watch a year in the life of the champion mariachi ensemble
at Zapata High School in South Texas. As they compete and perform with
musical virtuosity, these teens will captivate your ears and warm
your heart. High school never sounded so good. http://bit.ly/29t0UAX

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Art & Copy – The social and cultural impact of the most influential advertising creatives of our time are brought to light
in this dynamic exploration of art, commerce, and human emotion. http://bit.ly/29AEjTX

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The Lost Gardens of Babylon – A world wonder so elusive, it must be mythical…The Lost Gardens
of Babylon follows Dr. Stephanie Dalley as she hunts for the gardens
using ancient texts and spy satellite images. http://bit.ly/29E6qRK

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Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, DC (1980-90) – This doc examines the early DIY punk scene in the Nation’s Capital and follows the rise of teenage rebellion during the movement. m/ http://bit.ly/2a6xSG1

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