Documentary Filmmakers--are you tired of election coverage? Help Current TV change the way traditional media covers our national elections!
Docs in Progress returns to Washington DC on Friday, November 16. We will be screening two work-in-progress documentaries from Baltimore and Chicago. The filmmakers are eager to get feedback from a DC audience.
WHEN? Friday, November 16 from 7:00-10:00 pm
WHERE? Jack Morton Auditorium on the campus of George Washington University. Street address is 805 21st Street, NW Washington DC (at the corner of 21st and H Streets).
HOW MUCH? $5 suggested donation (cash at the door or in advance via Pay Pal)
THE WALK-ONS by Tim Durham and Aimee Nowland (30 minutes)
College football may be best known for the frenzied competition for top recruits. But what of the local students who want to play for the team? With no full rides offered, these kids work part-time jobs to pay for their tuition. Trampled daily and sold on the hope that after a season or two, they might catch the coach's eye, these walk-ons are not ready to let go of their dreams to go further than the practice field.
MARE IGNOTUM (SEA OF MYSTERY) by Loretta Oleck Berger and Linton Suttner (70 minutes)
It's hard to miss Max Shapiro. Whether on his Harley or showing off his tattoos and pet snake, Max has traveled many lonely roads in his 70 years. But it is the less traveled inner road which most interests his niece as she takes us on a journey to discover more about him and herself in the process.
This program is organized by Adele Schmidt and Erica Ginsberg from Docs in Progress and is co-sponsored by The Documentary Center at the George Washington University.
For those not already familiar with Docs in Progress, you can find out more at www.docsinprogress.org
SILVERDOCS CALL FOR ENTRIES!
SILVERDOCS 2008 is open for submissions, seeking films that celebrate
the creative vision of independent filmmakers and the power of
documentary to expand our world-view and enhance our understanding of
the events around us.
Now entering its sixth year, SILVERDOCS has been hailed as the â€™pre-
eminent US documentary festivalâ€ (Screen International) and as â€œnon-
fiction nirvanaâ€ (Variety). The Festival features 100 films,
representing over 45 countries, and awards over $50,000 in cash and
Documentaries should have been completed on or after March 2007, and
not screened on television or theatrically in the US prior to the
SILVERDOCS is also accepting documentary grant proposals for the
$10,000 ACE (Animal Content in Entertainment) Grant for theatrical,
television, or new media projects featuring animal-related content.
DVD or VHS (NTSC or PAL)
Early: January 11
Regular: February 15
Late: March 7
Past SILVERDOCS award winners include JESUS CAMP, BORN INTO BROTHELS,
DARWINâ€™S NIGHTMARE, MY ARCHITECT and STREET FIGHT, all of which were
nominated for Academy Awards. SILVERDOCS presented the world premiere
of THE BLOOD OF YINGZHOU DISTRICT, which won the 2007 Academy Award
for best documentary short.
Attend SILVERDOCSâ€™ International Documentary Conference for four days
of cutting edge content in an intimate environment. The Conference
runs concurrently with the Festival and is fast becoming the must-
attend event for media professionals working at the cutting edge of
content, commerce and community.
Eyes of the World Media Group is hiring an Associate Producer for an educational video series on methamphetamine funded by The State of California and Tom and Stacy Siebel Foundation. Candidate must have significant production experience, strong handle on technology, excellent communication skills, and capability to handle demanding workload. Eyes of the World specializes in producing socially conscious media. More info on the company and the project at www.eyesoftheworldmediagroup.com. Offices near Sony Studios in Culver City. Compensation range is $600-800/wk depending on experience. To apply, send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
$600-$800 a week for an experienced AP?! That's Internship bordering on junior researcher pay in my world. Project sounds interesting, but the money offered is taking the P...
Hazel Wolf Environmental Film Festival Call for Films!
We're looking for the best in environmental documentaries, narratives, shorts, ad campaigns, PSAs, and new media. We welcome entries related to climate change, consumption, solutions, environmental justice, energy, transportation, sustainable living, food production, wildlife, oceans, rivers, forests, restoration, and other environmental topics. Films addressing social themes with an environmental component will also be considered.
This is our 10-year anniversary; entries that explore how environmental media and messaging have developed over that time (or generally) are also encouraged.
English or English subtitles only. While the maximum length for submissions is 90 minutes with rare exceptions, screening time is limited and shorter pieces may have a better chance of being accepted.
Selected films have the chance to become part of the "Best of Fest," approximately 10 films so honored after the festival based in large part on audience ratings.
Deadlines and entry fees are as follows:
By December 15: $25 (reg) $20 (student)
By January 15: $40 (reg) $30 (student)
By February 15 deadline: $50 (reg) $35 (student)
See our site for more information!
Seeking finishing funds for MONTAUK UNVEILED, our doc about The Montauk Project. First of its kind, the subject has never been tackled before. Alleged mind control, time travel experiments and abductions carried out at the old Camp Hero at Montauk Point, New York between 1970 and 1983. Principal photography is done and we are beginning post now. A tease trailer is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Igt9BEHE12g
++ CAMBOTUBE.COM ~ Upload your Cambodia / Cambodia (and SE Asian region) Related Clips ++
Just launched, Cambotube.com is a Youtube-style video sharing community dedicated to videos about Cambodia and the Region.
The Cambodia Daily has already heralded Cambotube as "an important tool for democracy" [see the article at www.cambotube.com/documents/c_daily_cambotube.pdf]
We continue to seek clips related to:
- Indigenous Perspectives
- The ongoing KR Trials
- Contemporary Issues in Cambodia (and the region)
- Movie Clips and Trailers
Check out http://www.cambotube.com for more info, it's FREE to register and upload!
Cambotube is currently a grass roots, voluntary initiative; if you would like to be involved in helping to support and grow Cambotube, send an email to email@example.com
((( Sok Sabai )))
hi peoples -
i have a used pd-150 bare bones with a charger and a bag at a dirt cheap price on ebay. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MESEX:IT&item=300174137316
i also have a dsr-11 for anyone interested, make me an offer. im buying an hvx and looking to sell some of the sd gear.
how many hours does your dsr-11 have? and are you the first owner?
im the first owner. prob a bazillion hrs but it works great. i can check when i get home sunday.
Hello doc community. I am new to D-word. This is my first posting.
Seeking an intern (20 hours/week) to help with distribution of my new film THE AXE IN THE ATTIC. Right person with enough experience, minimal pay. Dreaming for someone who wants to develop into a Producer to help with future projects.
AXE premiered at the New York Film Festival and is featured as the opening night screening for Boston's Human Rights Watch Film Festival at the MFA, January 16.
I recently relocated from Boston (hi Boston) to New York (hi NY). Temporary home office in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
Thank you all, and thank Doug Block for your support!
INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY WORK-IN-PROGRESS COMPETITION
Docs in Progress is partnering with NomadsLand to curate a special virtual work-in-progress competition for short and feature documentaries from around the world which are seeking to gain valuable feedback at the rough cut stage of the editing process. Please see Hidden Section below for more details.
Welcome, Lucia. I'm not clear, are you thanking me for my support or imploring everyone else to thank me for their support? (Though people can certainly feel free to thank me for no reason whatsoever.)
Anyway, good to have you posting here at last. Now get your butt over to the Introduce Yourself topic and tell us all about yourself.
Eyes of the World Media Group is hiring a Production Assistant. Candidate must have production experience and solid computer skills in addition to excellent communication and problem solving abilities. Assistant Editor experience or knowledge of Final Cut is preferred. Eyes of the World specializes in producing socially conscious film and media. More info on the company and our current production at www.eyesoftheworldmediagroup.com. Offices near Sony Studios in Culver city. $ 12 per hour. To apply, send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is my first posting. I can not believe it took me so long to join! I work at Big Mouth Films, the production arm of Arts Engine, Inc. (Check us out at www.artsengine.net.) We are hiring. Here are the stats:
Coordinator, Docuclub and Fiscal Sponsorship Programs
This full-time position is an excellent opportunity to join a team of experienced film and web professionals and help Arts Engine, Inc. better serve the independent film community. Candidate should be a resourceful self-starter and able to take initiative in a fast-paced media arts organization. They must be able to work calmly in a demanding, and visible position. The ideal candidate will be able to anticipate needs and keep staff informed of problems or issues affecting specific projects and the organization as a whole.
Responsible for the day-to-day execution and success of all events and communication related to launching Docuclub at Arts Engine. Also responsible for tasks associated with serving as liaison to filmmakers with respect to Arts Engineâ€™s Fiscal Sponsorship Program.
Coordinator will work closely with other staff in the Production Department as well as with the Director of Operations to ensure consistent and timely coordination of all Docuclub activities and filmmaker relations.
â€¢ Oversee all aspects of membership relations for Docuclub.
â€¢ Coordinate all Docuclub events, including In-The-Works screenings.
â€¢ Generate ideas for marketing and promoting Docuclub and Arts Engineâ€™s Fiscal Sponsorship Program.
â€¢ Serve as liaison to all fiscal sponsorees.
â€¢ Coordinate production information sessions.
â€¢ Work with Docuclub partners to develop program.
â€¢ Coordinate other necessary services for filmmakers affiliated with Arts Engineâ€™s programs.
â€¢ Bachelorâ€™s Degree
â€¢ Experience coordinating events
â€¢ Familiarity with the field of independent documentary film.
â€¢ Must work well with a team
â€¢ Superior communication skills
â€¢ Detail-oriented, with excellent organizational and planning skills
â€¢ Proficient with Mac computers, Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.
Email applications to email@example.com. Please no phone calls or faxes.
Angela, would be great if you could do a more in-depth intro to the glory of you at the Introduce Yourself topic.
Angela is a fine producer and great pal, just in case anyone was wondering. Big Mouth/Arts Engine is a fantastic organization. Glad to see you here, Angela!
And thanks, Doug, Just... in general.
WIN $500.00 WITH YOUR DIRECTING TALENT
Are you out of ideas? Need a little cash and a project for your portfolio? Indy artist Michael Paul is looking for an up-and-coming director to create a music video for his new single, â€œStruggle (Symphonic).â€ Work from an existing storyboard/concept or create your own. Artist is available for participation.
There will be three winners – 1st place wins $500.00, 2nd $200.00 and 3rd $100.00 cash. Submissions must be received by June 1, 2008. You can get more information, download a copy of the existing storyboard and check out Michael Paulâ€™s new single, â€œStruggle (Symphonic),â€ by going to http://MichaelPaulMusic.com
You're welcome, Beth. Both in general and specifically.
Please come out and support Miss GULAG at our IFC one-time only screening presented by Stranger Than Fiction. Here's all the info – we're super psyched and excited – I'm even coming from Azerbaijan – so please tell your friends, forward in an email, text message, fax, telegram, carrier pigeon etc.
Q&A with director Maria Yatskova,
producers Raphaela Neihausen & Irina Vodar
Stranger Than Fiction
Thursday Night Special
THURSDAY, DEC 13: STF has one more 2007 treat. Director Maria Yatskova, visiting from Baku, Azerbaijan, will join her NY-based producers Raphaela Neihausen and Irina Vodar to present MISS GULAG. This will be its first New York sneak preview following its celebrated festival run at Berlinale, Silverdocs, Seattle, Sheffield and others.
ORDER MISS GULAG TICKETS NOW!
WINTER SPECIAL SCREENING
THURSDAY, DEC 13, 8 PM
Individual tickets on sale now.
"A smashing debut by a young documentarian who discovers a unique way to investigate contemporary Russian society." (Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter). Miss Gulag chronicles the lives of three inmates at a Siberian women's prison during the time of its annual beauty pageant. Although they endure incredible adversity in and out of prison, they manage to uphold their humanity and humor through the comforts of music, love, and outrageous fashion.
Hi Everyone! Happy Holidays! Just want to make all aware and offer my services as a researcher if requiring an archival researcher for any 2008 projects. My resume is located on-line at:
http://www.archivalfilmresearch.com. I have 22 years of experience. All the best, Rosemary Ann Rotondi
A few people from time to time say that they are seeking a transcriber in NYC. I know a good person, Donna Cheng, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hi to everyone. A friend recommended I check this site out and post my services here as a composer.
I'll try to keep my CV brief! I'm writing music for a feature-length drama at the moment, and will be scoring two documentaries over the next few months. Past credits include another feature film, video-pods for Current TV and work for various media companies.
In the end it's the music that counts, so I'll post a link and let it speak for itself: www.soundclick.com/benbeiny
Let me know if you like the sound of it, and whether you think I would suit a project you're working on. Rates are reasonable and negotiable, and I can also supply a full CV with references on request.
I hope some of you will apply to the Working Films Residency at MASS MoCA. This is a great opportunity for filmmakers who want to develop an outreach strategy for your film. See the full info below.
The Content + Intent Documentary Institute
Working Films Residency at MASS MoCA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Wilmington, NC. December 18, 2007) â€“ Itâ€™s that time of year again! Working Films is accepting applications for its five-day residency for documentary filmmakers at MASS MoCA. The residency, which is called the Content + Intent Documentary Institute, will take place March 12-16, 2008 in North Adams, MA. Applications for admission to the Institute may be found online at www.workingfilms.org (or you can contact Anna Lee at email@example.com). The application deadline is January 25, 2008.
Ensuring that a filmâ€™s release has an impact is as important as its production. The Content + Intent Documentary Institute will guide approximately ten filmmakers and advanced film students through the development of outreach plans for their film projects. Linking the documentaries-in-progress to organizations committed to progressive social change will be a key component of the Institute. Participants will create an audience engagement plan for their films, identify community partners, and develop support materials, including effective timelines, budgets, and implementation strategies. Working Films will offer insight on the development of web sites, fundraising tactics and press strategies.
Filmmakers accepted to participate in the Institute must submit a $500 enrollment fee to attend. (Some scholarships are available.) The enrollment fee covers housing costs and some meals. Attendees will reside in MASS MoCAâ€™s artist housing which is within walking distance of the training site.
Working Films will announce accepted applicants on February 7, 2008.
About Working Films
Based in Wilmington, NC, Working Films is a national nonprofit that connects documentaries to social change through a variety of ways. Their services range from coordinating rough-cut community feedback screenings, to developing strategies for a documentaryâ€™s outreach, to constructing collaborative campaigns between filmmakers and organizers. Working Films is also the only national media outreach organization offering free consultations on using films for social justice to independent filmmakers, with over 400 to date. For more information on Working Films, please visit www.workingfilms.org.
About MASS MoCA
Housed on a restored 19th century factory campus in North Adams, Massachusetts, MASS MoCA is the largest center for contemporary visual and performing arts in the country.
What a fantastic program, Anna! Everyone should be applying.
In reply to Doug Block's post on Tue 18 Dec 2007 :
Thanks Doug. It really is an amazing opportunity for filmmakers and I hope lots of folks apply. Feel free to repost this announcement to any other forums of which you are a part.
Call for entries for 7th Encuentros del Otro Cine International Documentary Film Festival
Submissions are now being accepted for the 7th Encuentros del Otro Cine International Documentary Film Festival, EDOC, which runs in the three Ecuadorian cities of Quito, Guayaquil and Manta from 8 â€“ 25 May 2008.
EDOC is looking for innovative and exciting documentary films from across the globe.
The previous edition of the festival, in May 2007, was attended by a passionate audience of 12 thousand spectators and received a broad coverage by the media. Sixty-two films were screened, including a wide program featuring the best of contemporary documentary with films such as Into Great Silence, Jesus Camp, Blockade, Acidente, Cocalero, In the Pit, My Father The Turk, amongst many others.
Previous guests of the festival include Albert Maysles (USA), Patricio GuzmÃ¡n (Chile), Joaquim JordÃ (Spain), Fernando 'Pino' Solanas (Argentina), Nino Kirtadze (Georgia), Lourdes Portillo (Mexico-USA), Philip GrÃ¶ning (Germany), Andrei Paounov (Bulgaria), Evaldo Mocarzel (Brasil) and Joseph Morder (France), amongst others.
You can fill the entry form on-line at http://www.cinememoria.org/cinememoria.php?c=460
If you have any problems with the form, or have any other queries about submissions, please contact the Festival Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Submission deadline is 1st March 2008
Doing my first documentary film in Italy in January. The sound guy backed out, and now I'm doing my own sound. Really, I just need a shotgun mike/shock mount (windscreen and cable) and boom pole. While I can't afford to buy my own right now, I'm wondering if anyone has one they can loan me. It would be SO greatly appreciated. I can give you a deposit and return it in perfect condition.
I'm at email@example.com, located in New Jersey and can pick up in the area or New York or pay for shipping.
Recommendations needed for documentary sound recordist in London, UK. Dates are 20 and 21 January. Involves stereo and lots of singing.
We are a small DC-based independent filmmaking team, with several award-winning shorts under our belts, seeking a creative editor for collaboration on our first feature-length project: a documentary about the simmering conflict between religious fundamentalists and increasingly open gay and lesbian people in rural and small town America.
The ideal candidate will have experience in weaving together intimate verite footage, interviews, archival clips, graphic animation, and personal narration to craft a fast-paced film that is engaging and informative.
Check out this link for a brief introduction to the project: http://qwaves.com/qwaves38/Heartland.html
Please reply with resume, or for more information, to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Joe Wilson & Dean Hamer
"Rose & Nangabire," a documentary we are working on, now has an element that may be taking place in Congo. If you know of anyone there – videographers, producer, fixers, etc. Any leads would be great! We need to film a conference for most of January and would love to hire someone who is already there.
You can learn more about the project here: http://www.artsengine.net/big_mouth_films/in_the_works.php
YES!!! Look for Carlo Ontal. D-worder. Wonderful guy. He is running a videography operation for the UN there. In his soul, a free spirit. I don't have his official email but check here in the People section,if you're a D-worder full member. If not, or if the email bounces, I can relay your message to his private email.
Isn't Carlo in Sierra Leone? Or had he moved on to Congo? He's hit so many hotspots, I can't keep track of him anymore.
went to congo a couple of yrs ago
well, he needs to update his profile.
As do 90% of us (hint hint)...
Docs In Progress Screening in Washington DC on Tuesday, January 8. Details in Hidden Section below.
I am seeking a Polish and English speaking editor – someone very creative with film experience for a project I am working on...Editing to be done in Late spring or summer...I am based in Israel, but may edit the project in Poland, so its OK if editor is there. Please contact me at email@example.com directly to hear more about it.
Anyone here in Rome and want to meet up . . . I'll be there Jan. 15-Jan 27.
Will be back from the US on the 17th. Gimme a call.
Looking for a stellar, easygoing and intelligent PA in Miami for this Friday-Monday. Main responsibility is to drive a 15 passenger van around with gear and crew. Please send resumes and inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Editor for hire in NYC.
My background is documentary and television news. Having left the hectic world of TV to work from home (and see my kids once in a while) I'm now working on my own FCP system and enormous new hard drive. I am available to travel for meetings and screenings. Please contact me at email@example.com. You can also see samples of my work at www.parkslopeproductions.com. thanks.
My first posting here. I am an Assistant Editor in Los Angeles. I have just finished working on a doc that will play at Sundance called "Bigger, Stronger, Faster*". If anyone is seeking an Assistant or Additional Editor I can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you have extensive video of a major tourist attraction, a National Park, a City tour ? Are you looking for a way to re-purpose your work ?
My company has developed the GPS Ranger, www.gpsranger.com.
The Ranger is a handheld computer with a 4" LCD screen and built in GPS technology. It is designed to be an automated tour guide product. Our product is installed in 7 locations; Martin Luther King Historical Site, Vicksburg National Military Park, Death Valley National Park, Cedar Breaks Nationa Monument, the San Francisco And Dallas Zoo and most recently a walking tour of Key West, Florida. We have 8 more projects lined up as well.
We are looking to expand the number of partners we work with.
We have the hardware and the software and we are looking for content development partners who have compelling and interesting location based stories.
Our system will take your video in 1 to 5 minute segments and have your content automatically trigger in front of a point of interest, how about walking tours for Paris, Venice, Moscow and so on.
Attached is a brochure. Take a look and let me know if you are interested, Thank you
Yeah offering my editing services here, FCP 3 experienced. I'm looking more for an internship than a paid gig, although $$ is always negotiable depending on your needs vs. what I can do. You can view my previous work here:
If the players don't work there, try my youtube page at SexDrugzTechno:
Oops I forgot to post my e-mail address email@example.com
CALL FOR ENTRIES
Voices from the Waters 2008
3rd International Film Festival on Water
Bangalore Film Society, Arghyam, Svaraj- Society for Voluntary Action Revitalization and Justice, Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, Ithaca College, USA (FLEFF) Mountainfilm in Telluride, USA, Alliance Francaise de Bangalore and Water Journeys – Campaign for Fundamental Right to Water are organizing the third International 'Voices from the Waters'- the biggest international film festival on water in August 2008 following on the footsteps of the hugely popular and successful events in 2005 and 2007.
This consortium of committed organizations active in water issues are inviting you to be part of this festival by contributing short, documentary, animation and feature films (DVD format only) with English subtitles on water and related issues. Also include a photograph and CV of the film-maker, a minimum of three film stills and a short synopsis of the film. You are also most welcome to send us photographs for exhibition at the festival.
The first edition of 'Voices from the Waters' was held in April 2005 in collaboration with Alliance Francaise de Bangalore, while the second was held in June 2007 in Bangalore, India by a consortium of organizations. With the overwhelming success and the positive responses to the festival from across the globe and the urgency of the water issue to a planet headed towards catastrophe, 'Voices from the Waters' is being organized as an annual event of images and sounds, of films, songs, photo and art exhibitions, lectures and conferences, a platform for diverse voices â€“ free as water as nature intended it to be.
If you have a film under the following categories:
1. Water Scarcity,
2. The Dams and the Displaced,
3. Water Harvest,
4. Water Struggles,
5. Floods and Droughts,
6. Global Warming and Climate Change,
7. Impact of Deforestation on Water Bodies and
8. Water and Life,
you should consider sending it to us so that we may place them in the festival. All entries will be acknowledged. 'Voices from the Waters' is a public awareness program and while there is no entry fee for the festival, the final short-list for the festival will be decided from the entries by a committee comprised of eminent film-makers, film critics and social activists. This is also conceived as a traveling film festival.
Deadline for entries is 30th April, 2008 .
For more information, contact us at the address below.
The organizing committee
If there is magic on this planet it is contained in water
- Loran Eisley
Secretary, Bangalore Film Society,
33/1-9, Thyagaraja Layout, Jai Bharath Nagar, MS Nagar P.O.,
Bangalore- 560 033. Karnataka, India
Tel: 91- 80- 25493705
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com
Campaign for the fundamental right to water,
C/o No.33/1-9, Thyagaraj Layout,
Jai Bharath Nagar,
Some festivals will not accept entries of productions that were released before a certain year. Some will accept entries regardless of the year of release. What is the situation with the one you describe above?
This is a call for any members here with films on Netflix. I was interested in checking out works by all of you. So if you have something on Netflix, shoot me the title (and your role if you'd like) and I'll be sure to catch it. Thanx!!! firstname.lastname@example.org
Anybody looking for a well equipped, reasonably priced DP/Camera person for any upcoming or current projects ? Check out my website @ www.independentpro.com for more details on experience and capabilities. Thanks ! Special deal for interesting projects, of course they are all interesting...Lemme know...
I think you have a great idea, Le Sheng. I'd like to get in on that, too. If you could forward any movies you get on to me or if anyone who has their film on Netflix and would like it to be seen, I'm a doc junkie and guarantee I'll watch it if I haven't already. Here's the list of the ones I've seen (www.andsomeguy.com/films) and my e-mail is email@example.com
I'm going to need an experienced international doc film/cinema verite editor who can work with PAL footage and who has FCP 6. Ideally, you'll know Italian (though I realize that can be a stretch) as I'd like to work with someone local, and I'm in New Jersey. Please have full-length international doc and/or cinema verite experience. I will be back in the States with my footage mid-late Feb and need to log and cut a trailer for an April 11 deadline.
I want to let you know about an event I founded called The International Documentary Challenge (www.docchallenge.org). Here is some info:
The International Documentary Challenge Returns to Hot Docs!
After a sold-out screening in 2007, The International Documentary Challenge returns to Hot Docs in April 2008! Registration for the 3rd annual Doc Challenge, held March 6-10, 2008, is now open.
The Premise: Filmmakers from around the world have just 5 days to make a short non-fiction film. Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival, the Presenting Partner, will once again host the theatrical premiere of the finalists and the awards ceremony during the Festival. After the premiere of the finalists, showcases of regionally produced films will be held, including an IDA sponsored screening in Los Angeles, a SILVERDOCS sponsored screening in Washington DC, a Big Sky Documentary Film Festival screening in Montana, a DOC sponsored screening in Toronto, a Northwest Film Forum sponsored screening in Seattle, a Film Action Oregon sponsored screening in Portland and many more! Additionally, a Best of DVD will be released and television distribution will be pursued by a distribution partner.
Early Registration Deadline: February 11, 2008
Final Registration Deadline: March 5, 2008
Event Dates: March 6-10, 2008
Hot Docs Premiere of Finalists: April 2008
Complete details and entry forms can be found online at
Check out Hot Docs here: http://www.hotdocs.ca
The Doc Challenge is produced by Doug Whyte of KDHX Community Media and sponsored by Hot Docs, the International Documentary Association, the Documentary Organization of Canada, SILVERDOCS, the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, Film Action Oregon and the creators of the 48 Hour Film Project.
The International Documentary Challenge.
Real Life. Filmed Real Fast.
Don't think a good doc can be made in 5 days? Check out some of the past submissions:
I'm selling a Steadicam Merlin on ebay.
Film editor/maker to create instructional/educational video/DVD for Our Pesticide Alternatives for Safer Schools project in Ohio. Our project has been underway for 4 years primarily with grant funding. This is a paid position. Use your creativity to make an impact on the environment and on the health of children in Ohio. Contact Barry Zucker before March 1, 2007 at firstname.lastname@example.org and visit our website for more info about our project.
Please forward ...
Coming to Terms With Impermanence is an impressionistic documentary about highly acclaimed poet Diane di Prima. Poet, memoirist, activist, and teacher, the â€œPoet Priestessâ€ is the most well-known female writer of the Beat era and has published more than 40 books of poetry and prose, including Recollections of My Life as a Woman, Loba, Memoirs of a Beatnik, and many many more.
The film is about artistic conviction and commitment, and mixes impressionistic scenes drawing on the perception, feeling, and mood of di Primaâ€™s prolific writing, set into context with humorous anecdotes from her peers.
Intern(s) will have the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in all aspects of creating a documentary. Ideal for motivated students wanting to learn or improve software skills and apply their knowledge to conceptualizing and creating an unusual and beautiful film.
Based on skills and experience, interns will assist with post-production, production and upcoming shoots, graphic design, creating websites and dvd's, writing promotional materials.
Interns will have the opportunity to gain experience with the following: Arri-S, Super8, DVX100a, lighting and/or sound recording for interviews, Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro, Photoshop, AfterEffects. Training provided.
Director's previous work has screened around the world and won awards. Preference for students seeking academic credit. 1-2 days per week commitment, work will take place in media facility in Williamsburg.
Send resume and brief description of your strengths, what you would like to contribute to making a feature documentary, and what you would like to learn.
Looking for an intern for our doc production company. Based in mid-town Manhattan. Check our website to see what we've done: www.richtervideos.com. Several projects are now in house. Screen credit for responsible and reliable intern.
I'm looking for skilled fixers in the following countries, for a doc on genocide. Feel free to write me directly if you know anyone.
Germany (Berlin based)
South Africa (Johannesburg)(Yes, I know there was no genocide there)
thank you for your help!
IN SEARCH OF DOCUMENTARY PRODUCER
Hi all -
I've wrapped up a rough cut of my first documentary film titled, "The Money Stone," and I'm in search of a NYC based producer to help finish the project. The film explores the world of illegal gold mining in Ghana, West Africa and looks at its impact on the people and the environment. The film was workshopped last November at the IFP Rough Cut Lab in NYC and has already gained some interest.
Ideally, I'm looking for someone experienced and who has a passion for film about human rights and development in Africa. More specifically, I'm looking for someone who will help secure completion funds, aid in the creative process of bringing the film to picture lock, and help in bringing the film to festivals and through distribution. Most importantly, I'm looking for someone to become part of the team who wants to see the film be successful and get the word out about the topic. Compensation will be provided once funding is secured.
I need some help. I am looking for an ASSISTANT EDITOR/ASSOCIATE PRODUCER to start Immediately.
I am an independent documentary filmmaker looking to hire a full-time employee to help me with logging and digitizing footage, cutting rough sequences, solving a myriad of technical problems, paying bills, writing grants, running errands, etc.Â In short, assistant editing AND associate producing work.Â
I have made four feature-length documentaries:Â Operation Filmmaker, opening at IFC Center in June; Parallel Lines, Always a Bridesmaid, Hello Photo.Â I am now starting another personal documentary, the sequel to Always a Bridesmaid, and need someone to help me jumpstart that process.
Just wanted to repost this on behalf of the company I work for:
Brooklyn based documentary company Flicker Flacker Films seeks experienced, talented, dynamic people for the following positions for a feature-length documentary about immigration for theatrical release and national broadcast:
- Associate Producer
- Production Coordinator
- Business Manager (part-time)
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: Duties include: assisting in casting, working closely with producer/director and key characters, and communicating with network. Must have a proven track record with at least 2 years experience on feature-docs (not reality TV). Highly organized, outgoing, professional, detail-oriented, fearless, and, if possible, mellow. Multi-lingual a plus.
PRODUCTION COORDINATOR: Responsible for organizing all the logistics of shoots: local, out of state and international. Communicating regularly with shooters and field-producers. Must be sharp, highly organized and detail-oriented with a strong knowledge of equipment, insurance, and releases and permits. Bonus points for a good sense of humor.
BUSINESS AFFAIRS (part time): Experience with budgeting, line-producing, payroll, insurance, HR, Quickbooks. Must understand the intricacies of managing the books and deliverables.
This project will start in mid-late February 2008 and continue through the summer.
Please email cover letter and resumes to email@example.com if you are interested.
The Sacramento International Film Festival is coming March 29 to April 6 and we want you to be a part of it. Inspired by local filmmakers' contributions last year in our component of the 48 Hour Film Festival we are inviting you to make a submission for Current TV.
Current TV is a network started by Al Gore that features viewer generated content. Instead of the networks telling the people what is news, the people are telling the network what the news is.
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ISO: Jacksonville, FL camera person, sound person to shoot at a breast cancer conference from Feb 22 to 24.
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Might anyone have a reasonably priced copy of The Technique of Film Editing by Karel Reisz for sale? I would prefer the first edition, but the second edition would also be acceptable.
Why? Are you planning on cutting workprint? If you want to learn how to edit read Walter Murch's book or mine "Editing Digital Video." My co-author and I wrote it to replace Karel's fine book which was great when we were cutting on flatbeds with workprint.
I'm currently studying the Technique of Film and Video Editing in its 4th printing, by Ken Dancyger. It has an excellent history on how different editing techniques are featured in different genres and how technological changes have impacted editing decisions and styles.
It's an extraordinary book and is at:
He cites Karel's book as a deep inspiration and I need to study it. I am extremely serious and thorough about what I am doing and I can't afford to gloss over all the great cinema before video was invented.
My view is that quality editing is to a substantial extent independent of the medium. Alternatively stated, if I immerse myself in the study of the editing techniques of Hitchcock, Kurosawa, Resnais, Welles, Goddard and Fellini, I will be serving my interests well. I will never achieve my idea of greatness in cinema without mastering what each of these masters was all about.
In reply to John Burgan's post on Wed 6 Feb 2008 12:30 UTC :
Thanks John. Much better than spending 80 dollars!
Then you should read Eisenstein. Karel took his tiny bit of editing philosophy from him. Most of the book is about the mechanics of editing film. Another series of books worth reading are by EDWARD DMYTRYK. Called "On Screen Directing" "On Film Editing" etc.
Another good book would be "Story" by Robert McKee. Don't forget, editing is storytelling.
Nor-Cal Filmmakers, Show your chops!
The Sacramento International Film Festival is giving people two chances to screen work. One is the 48 Hour Film Festival where teams complete a short movie in 48 hours.
The second is Current Visions. In conjunction with Current TV, Filmmakers are asked to submit a 10 minute documentary for screening. The documentaries can be about on any topic including: Bio, Humanities, Politics or other. The top documentaries will also be picked up for broadcast by Current TV.
Thanks Gentlemen, I appreciate it!
Yep, clearly Eisenstein is key. I'm really enjoying the war films of Humphrey Jennings; the way he combines music with a documentary (Listening to Britain) and poetry with a documentary (Words for Battle) is masterful. And although he clearly is influenced by montage, Jennings is singularly British as well.
I'm also enjoying how King Vidor weaves sound and scene in Our Daily Bread and his work generally (The Crowd).
And I remain a serious devotee of Bunuel and his editing throughout his very long career.
I'm interested in exploring new avenues in what role sound plays in a documentary and how to weave that into the editing process. Any reading suggestions you might have along these lines would also be warmly welcomed.
Thanks for all the help!
If you're enjoying the Jennings, a must-read is Dai Vaughan's "Portrait of an Invisible Man: The Working Life of Stewart MacAllister, Film Editor". Remember that "Listen to Britain" credits Jennings and MacAllister as co-directors.
It's the single most inspiring book on editing documentary I know, written by the most experienced documentary editor in the UK. It's out of print, but you can still find copies via websites like http://www.abebooks.com
Thanks John, I'm enjoying the heck out of Jennings. That fellow is masterful in so many ways and way, way ahead of his time.
That's an awesome tip about McAllister. Thanks!
The Streaming Festival is now accepting submissions for its 3rd edition in October 2008.
Deadline for submissions is 01 September 2008.
Accepted genres are documentary, animation, video art, flash and narrative.
No entry fee.
Send submissions through postal service, or provide a website link with a preview to the submission.
The Streaming Festival is an international artfilmfestival on the internet. Films are presented full screen on streaming servers with high image quality.
The 3rd edition will start in October, and lasts four days. The Streaming Festival is based in the Netherlands but has no geographic boundaries. Viewers can visit from any location in the world, at any given time and plug into one of the festival streams.