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Amy Halpin

IDA is still looking to fill several volunteer positions for Getting Real 2016.

Volunteers get admittance to one session for each volunteer shift they do. The conference is oversold so this is the only way to get in right now if you don't already have a pass! 

Here is what is currently available:

If you can fill any of the below shifts, please email Toni Bell at and fill out the VOLUNTEER FORM.

If you can drive a 15 passenger van and would be willing to shuttle panelists staff and volunteers between sessions we especially need your help. Driver shifts are listed below. 

(ALL THREE DAYS - one shift for all three days is preferred)
Morning 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Afternoon 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Evening 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Tuesday - September 27
7:30AM Call Time/8:00AM-12:30 PM shift - 3 positions
11:00 AM Call Time/11:30 AM - 4:00 PM shift - 3 positions
3:00 PM Call Time/ 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM - 1 position

Wednesday - September 28
7:00 AM Call Time/7:30 AM - 12:00 PM - 2 positions
10:00 AM Call Time/11:00 AM - 3:00 PM - 2 positions
10:30AM Call Time/11:00 AM - 3:00 PM - 1 position
11:00 AM Call Time/11:30 AM - 4:00 PM  - 7 positions
11:30AM Call Time/12:00 PM - 4:00 PM - 1 position
2:30 PM Call Time - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM - 1 positions

Thursday - September 29
7:30 AM Call Time/8:00 AM - 12:30 PM - 1 position
8:00AM Call Time/ 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM - 5 positions
9:15 AM Call Time/9:45 AM - 11:00 AM - 1 position
10:00 AM Call Time/11:00 AM - 3:00 PM - 1 position
11:30 AM Call Time/12:00 PM - 3:30 PM - 1 position
12:00 PM Call Time/12:30 PM - 5:00 PM - 7 positions
12:45 PM Call Time/1:15 PM - 4:00 PM - 1 position
1:00 PM Call Time/1:00 PM - 4:00 PM - 1 position



For more information on Getting Real '16


Dempsey Rice

I have one ticket to see "The 13th" at the NY Film Festival on Friday evening. My ticket is for the 9:30pm screening. I'm not able to go. Message me if you are interested. I'm not looking to recoup the $25 ticket price. Just want to see it used!  Email me if interested:

You can read about the film here:



tad fettig

looking for  animators, manly working with adobe after effects.  need different levels of experience.  Working on MOOCs for The UN's SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals).  beginning immedietly.  please contact karena and tad at: karena(at)krfilms(dot)com  and  tad(at)krfilms(dot)com

Víctor Correal

Hi! I'm Victor, CEO of GuideDoc. We have launched our new app to watch documentaries and we would be awesome if you can check it and say us if you like it. :-)

GuideDoc is a global platform that is currently investing in technology for documentaries like no other company has done it before. We choose the docs by hand, and with love. At GuideDoc we look for documentaries with the capacity of turning anyone into a lover of the genre. We only have an essential requirement: to be good documentaries made by professionals that know how to tell stories. 

GuideDoc was founded three years ago by a team of passionate people who loves docs. After producing a film that had a worldwide recognition in festivals and the international documentary film industry - including a prize in IDFA and a distribution agreement with the PBS - we believed that it was necessary to create a platform exclusively for documentary films based on the success achieved by Netflix or Amazon in the world of narrative films and TV Series.

That is how was born. Like IMDB, is a film database exclusively for documentary films. In the last three years our audience has increased distinctly and now we have released our new App for Iphone, Ipad and Apple TV, which will allow our users to watch films wherever they are.

Please, if you want to tell me anything, give us some feedback or ask something you can do it replying this post or sending me an email at: victor[AT]guidedoc[dot]tv

Thanks everyone! 









Rosemary Rotondi

From my client Matt Wolf (TEENAGE, IT'S ME HILARY and more.) Matt is seeking students and interested volunteers in logging metadata on his new documentary film about Marion Stokes, a woman who taped the news 24/7 over a 30-year period of time. Here is his statement. His email, if interested, is
"I'm in the middle of making a film about Marion Stokes who secretly recorded television 24 hours a day for 30 years. She was a political activist and librarian who wanted to create a comprehensive archive of television from 1979 until her death in 2012. The Internet Archive plans to digitize her collection and to make it available for free online. We're in the middle of an insane process of indexing and organizing her 40,000 VHS tapes. Over the next few weeks I'm looking for volunteers to help with logging the metadata off of her VHS spines into a database. The work can be done remotely. If you, your friend or your student might be interested in getting involved in our project please let me know. Looking forward to sharing this one with everybody in a year!"

Stephanie Vevers

NYC Camera person or persons needed for a roaming theater performance, by the Czech-American Marionette Theatre,  SATURDAY and/or SUNDAY October 8-9, downtown Manhattan.

No pay but great for getting some verité and performance documentation footage for your reel and meeting some devoted and passionate theater folks associated with historic La MaMa theatre, downtown culture and Czech culture. 

REHEARSAL: Walk-through on Saturday 10:00 to 1:00.
PERFORMANCES:  2:00-6:00, [Saturday or Sunday if you can do both, great!] 

THE NEW WORLD SYMPHONY: DVOŘÁK IN AMERICA         Outdoors (rain or shine!) ––  part of the Art in Odd Places (AiOP) 2016 festival

LOCATION:  From the ferry landing of a Hoboken ferry at the Hudson River pier,  followed by 5 stops along the 14th Street,  to Highline,  Con Edison Headquarters, then to the composer Antonín Dvorzak's statue in Stuyvesant Park (2nd Ave/16th Street).

CAST:  musicians, puppeteers, actors;  the show was performed at La MaMa earlier this year, and this is the “phase 2” outdoors version. With a carnival-like slate of physical and visual tricks, it is both enchanting and disruptive, and appeals to young and old. 

CONTACT:  Jarmila -- info[AT]czechmarionettes[DOT]org,  if you can do some or all of this recording!

Full info re the original indoor performance:

I am posting this for a friend. Their work is both enchanting and disruptive, with great visual detail,  humor, and physical comedy.   

"The New World Symphony: Dvorák in America" is a puppet and object theater work that looks at the influence of African-American and Native American music upon the great 19th-century Czech composer Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904). It traces how Dvorák helped America accept its beautiful multicultural musical traditions by his enthusiasm for African-American and Native American music during his short but influential time in the USA.

While in America, Dvorák declared that African-American and Native American music would be the foundation on which new American music would rise up. During his time in New York, Dvorák composed his landmark "The New World Symphony," a work inspired by Spirituals and the Hiawatha story.

Ellen Brodsky

Need a sound recordist for verite doc in Springfield, IL on Friday, Oct 28 and Saturday, Oct 29th. Please email me at

Michael Rossato-Bennett

Anyone know how to get in touch with Michael Moore?  Or know a lawyer who defends filmmakers?  We have a big injustice to defend!

Thanks in advance!

Doug Block

Ah, but how do you get Michael Moore to follow you on Twitter, Niam?

Shayok Mukhopadhyay

Bengali to English translator/transcriber needed: 

I'm looking to hire someone to transcribe raw footage in Bengali to English. The trailer at will give one an idea of the kind of speech that has to be handled. Actually, there will be more of spontaneous conversations in the raw footage than you see in this trailer.

The job requires excellent command of Bengali, reasonable (i.e. grammatically correct) command of English, and rudimentary computer skills. The transcript will be used by the film's editor who is a native speaker of English having no knowledge of Bengali.

Erica Ginsberg

Join Docs In Progress on Thursday, October 20 at the Landmark E Street Theatre in Washington DC for the Documentary Inspiration Awards. 

This year, we will honor Ramona Diaz (director of Don’t Stop Believin’: Every Man’s Journey, The Learning, Imelda, and the forthcoming Motherland). Her films have screened at Sundance, Tribeca, Silverdocs (now AFI DOCS), IDFA, and many other top film festivals, and have been featured on both of PBS' flagship documentary series P.O.V. and Independent Lens. Recently Diaz was awarded the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship and was inducted into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.

The evening will include a master class conversation with Diaz about her career, her approach to documentary filmmaking, and her thoughts on what it means to be a woman and a person of color navigating today's documentary film industry. Following this conversation, we will screen and discuss Imelda, the film which put Diaz on the map.

Special thanks to our sponsors Women in Film and Video and the DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival.

Tickets are as $40 if purchased by this Sunday, October 16 (I can also throw in a $10 discount if you e-mail me for the promo code). After Monday, tickets will be $50. All proceeds benefit Docs In Progress, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to building community through documentary. Tickets are only available through Docs In Progress, not the theater. Find out more at



Richard Miron

Hi All! Does anyone have or have access to a Canon Vixia HF-S20 camcorder? Looking to rent/borrow one next week and possibly the following. I am based in Brooklyn. Any leads would be extremely helpful! Thanks!

John Burgan

[Please don't double post, Richard - this is the right Topic, there's no need or advantage posting in Cinematography as well - I've deleted that one]

ElissaSylvia Mirzaei

In reply to Richard Miron's post on Fri 14 Oct 2016:

 Richard, you could try B&H Photo for rentals. I don't think they would have that camera available, as they focus on professional cameras, but you could find a camera of similar size to rent there for a reasonable price, I imagine. 

Ellen Brodsky

Looking for two PA's who are over 25, have a drivers license, and are willing to help drive a chase car 17 hours from San Antonio, Texas to Springfield , IL starting at 4 am on Thursday, October 27 and then back to Texas, returning late Sunday October 30.  Some other PA duties as well - including media management and carrying equipment.  Please email me if interested or know someone.

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