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Erica Ginsberg
Host

Docs In Progress Screening in Washington DC on Tuesday, January 8. Details in Hidden Section below.

Every other month, Docs In Progress showcases works in progress by DC-area and visiting documentary filmmakers. Following a screening of each film, moderators and Docs In Progress founders Adele Schmidt and Erica Ginsberg lead the audience in a feedback session with the filmmakers.

This month we will be screening two films, one of which looks at the concept of female beauty and the other on developmental disabilities in children. Do the filmmakers effectively convey how these characteristics affect their main characters? Do their stories flow? This is your opportunity to tell us and the filmmakers what you think in a friendly and nurturing environment.

We'll be screening:

BEAUTY: IN THE EYES OF THE BEHELD
by Liza Figueroa
56 minutes
What draws together a pageant queen, a physician, a legal assistant, an exotic dancer, a television production assistant, and a musician who used to work with Prince? They have all been called "beautiful." But what does beauty really mean to them? Surprising stories emerge as they talk about childhood, careers, relationships, and life happiness.

LEARNING FROM JAMES
by Kendra Rubinfeld
56 minutes
Children with developmental disabilities are often referred to as special. This film helps show why, as we follow the lives of four children with mental retardation through their daily lives with their friends and families.

Filmmakers Liza Figueroa and Kendra Rubinfeld will be in attendance and look forward to hearing your feedback on their works in progress to help them finish their films.

WHEN?
Tuesday, January 8 at 7:00 pm

WHERE?
Jack Morton Auditorium on the campus of George Washington University
805 21st Street, NW (21st and H Streets)
Washington DC
Closest Metro: Foggy Bottom. Street and garage parking nearby.

HOW MUCH?
Suggested donation:$5 at the door (cash only)

Visit our website http://www.docsinprogress.org for more details on the films and program. The bi-monthly public workshops are organized by Docs In Progress with special thanks to our sponsor, The Documentary Center at the George Washington University.

David Blumenfeld
Pro

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 david@blumenfeld.com directly to hear more about it.

Thanks.

Darla Bruno
Fan

Anyone here in Rome and want to meet up . . . I'll be there Jan. 15-Jan 27.

Sarah Josephson
Fan

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 sarah@parkslopeproductions.com. You can also see samples of my work at www.parkslopeproductions.com. thanks.

Derek Drouin
Pro

Hello Everyone,

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 derek.drouin@yahoo.com.

Thanks.

Wm. Lee Little
Fan

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
Lee Little
lee.little@barzadventures.com

Siddharth Pillai
Fan

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 – 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.

Thanking you,
Yours sincerely,
The organizing committee

If there is magic on this planet it is contained in water
- Loran Eisley

Contact:-
Georgekutty A.L.
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: bangalorefilmsociety@gmail.com , waterjourneys@rediffmail.com
http://www.voicesfromthewaters.

Campaign for the fundamental right to water,
C/o No.33/1-9, Thyagaraj Layout,
Jai Bharath Nagar,
Maruthisevanagar P.O,
Bangalore-560 033

Robert Richter
Pro

Siddharth
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?

Le Sheng Liu
Pro

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!!! lesliu@gmail.com

Joe Pedalino
Fan

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...

Chris Hinrichs
Fan

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 someguy@andsomeguy.com

Darla Bruno
Fan

Hi,

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.

Thanks!

Doug Whyte
Pro

Hi all,

I want to let you know about an event I founded called The International Documentary Challenge (www.docchallenge.org). Here is some info:

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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.

IMPORTANT DATES:
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
http://www.docchallenge.org/

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.
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Don't think a good doc can be made in 5 days? Check out some of the past submissions:

http://www.docchallenge.org/results2006.htm

Thanks!

Barry Zucker
Fan

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 ocamp@neo.rr.com and visit our website for more info about our project.

Melanie La Rosa
Pro

Please forward ...

DOCUMENTARY INTERNSHIP

Coming to Terms With Impermanence is an impressionistic documentary about highly acclaimed poet Diane di Prima. Poet, memoirist, activist, and teacher, the “Poet Priestess” 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 Prima’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.

Robert Richter
Pro

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.

Adam Hyman
Pro

Hi all,

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.
Rwanda
Guatemala
Bosnia (Sarajevo)
Serbia (Belgrade)
Kosovo (Pristina)
Germany (Berlin based)
South Africa (Johannesburg)(Yes, I know there was no genocide there)

thank you for your help!

best,
Adam Hyman
JTN Productions
ahyman@jtnproductions.com

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