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Landon Van Soest
Pro
Introducing the BROOKLYN FILMMAKERS COLLECTIVE

Join us for the first meeting of the BROOKLYN FILMMAKERS COLLECTIVE at
Ad Hoc Art Space Tuesday May 29, at 7 p.m. Come enjoy beer and wine,
meet fellow filmmakers, and learn more about the collective’s upcoming
season.

BROOKLYN FILMMAKERS COLLECTIVE is a group dedicated to creating and
advancing an active filmmaking community in Brooklyn, New York. The
collective focuses on weekly peer workshops where members present
their works-in-progress and receive feedback, support, and ideas from
other group members. Films and videos created by BFC members are
promoted and marketed through special screenings at film festivals,
broadcast, galleries and theatrical outlets.

For more information, please visit our website:
www.brooklynfilmmakerscollective.com.

Directions: Ad Hoc is located at 49 Bogart Street, next to The Archive
coffee shop and Brooklyn’s Natural grocery. It is one short block from
the Bogart St. exit of the Morgan Ave. stop on the “L” train. The
front is painted red, you can’t miss it. For more info, visit their
website at: www.adhocart.org
Mohammed Naqvi
Pro
I just wanted to promote the screening of my film "Shame" which
airs on Showtime May 31st at 9PM. Hope some of you get to see it.
Thanks!
Mo

SHAME-
This stunning documentary tells the true story of international
human rights icon Mukhtaran Mai, a Pakistani peasant who was gang-
raped and publicly shamed in her village, but used her trauma to
spark a legal revolution that exposed centuries of brutal tribal
conflict and government mismanagement.

Selected FIlm Festival's Official Selection:

Toronto International Film Festival
Tribeca Film Festival
International Documentary Festival of Amsterdam
AFI Fest

Winner at Full Frame Festival and Chicago Doc Festival.

PREMIERS MAY 31st, 2007 on Showtime

Showtime May 31 9:00 PM
Showtime Too Jun 3 8:00 PM
Showtime Jun 6 6:15 PM
Showtime Jun 11 6:30 PM
Showtime Too Jun 12 5:55 PM

Here is the MySpace page for the film:
http://www.myspace.com/shamefilm

Here is the trailer on YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7Uh7a8nt8w

Here is the official film announcement on Showtime's website:
http://www.sho.com/site/movies/home.do?source=shocom_nav
Senain Kheshgi
Pro
We are seeking an Outreach Director for our PBS/Sundance funded
documentary film, PROJECT KASHMIR.

From directors Senain Kheshgi and Geeta V. Patel comes PROJECT KASHMIR
– a feature documentary in which the directors, two American friends
from opposite sides of the divide, investigate the war in Kashmir and
find their friendship tested over deeply rooted religious biases they
never had to face in the US. PROJECT KASHMIR explores war between
countries and war within oneself by delving into the fraught lives of
young people caught in the social/political conflict of one of the
most beautiful, and most deadly, places on earth – Kashmir.

The goal of the PROJECT KASHMIR outreach strategy is to create
awareness and increase understanding of the conflict in Kashmir; to
generate interfaith dialogues in the United States and to encourage
communities to become active in organizations working to promote
conflict resolution, religious tolerance and peace building in regions
of conflict, especially Kashmir.

The Digital/Online Marketing & Outreach Director will work closely
with director/producers Senain Kheshgi and Geeta Patel to develop and
implement online PR, advocacy, and release strategies.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
o Develop and implement online PR and content strategy for PROJECT
KASHMIR Campaign to amplify our reach online and to grow our e-
subscriber list ?

o Coordinate and e-produce house parties around the world.
o Research and implement web-based PR and marketing activities
including blogs, tagging, social networking, viral marketing, search
engine marketing, text messaging and other forms of electronic
communications.?

o Monitoring blogs and Web sites (South Asian, Conflict Resolution,
film, faith, human rights/social change etc.) to identify
opportunities for PROJECT KASHMIR campaign.?

o Update and maintain PROJECT KASHMIR presence on social networking
sites like MySpace, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, etc.?

o Develop new Web and organizational partnerships to publicize PROJECT
KASHMIR campaign - link exchanges with other sites, mailing lists,
website discussion areas, online newsletters, web press, etc.?

o Oversee Web site administration including attracting more user-
contributed content, updating sections of the Web site and overseeing
the upload of videos ?

o Create and send email newsletter ?

o Manage email database ?

o Set up affiliate marketing relationships and liaison with DVD
distributor and fulfillment house

o Evaluate and report on the popularity and effectiveness of the
campaign and Web site traffic?

o Additional duties as assigned.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS
The ideal candidate will have:?

o Enthusiasm and passion for PROJECT KASHMIR, the issues at its core,
and spreading the message around the world.?

o Interest in online engagement, public interest advocacy or
campaigns, film, as well as experience in an Internet or web-based
role, including online organizing, Web site development, implementing
online campaigns, online PR, blogger outreach.
?
o Familiarity with Kashmiri, Indian, Pakistani, Hindu, Muslim
communities is a bonus.

o Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel),
web publishing tools, as well as Internet research skills?

o Ability to juggle multiple tasks under deadlines

o Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in
written format, with staff, media and external partners
START DATE: July?

TYPE OF POSITION: This is likely a eight-month part-time position but
could be longer (beginning with a trial period)?

LOCATION: ideally LA or NYC but not necessarily?

SALARY: Commensurate with experience
Please send a resume, a cover letter about why you would like to work
on this project, and contact info for three references to

Senain@dishoompix.com
Amy King
Pro
Hey D-Worders - don't miss out on SILVERDOCS 2007! It starts next
Tuesday, June 12!
We can offer the AFI member pass discount to D-Word members - just
email Registration@SILVERDOCS.com and Violette will give you the
discount code.

SILVERDOCS INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY CONFERENCE
June 13-16
An unprecedented gathering of filmmakers, documentary private and
public media, distributors, commissioning editors, media innovators,
and the philanthropic community.

2007 FEATURED PANEL STRANDS AND WORKSHOPS:

KEYNOTE ADDRESS by Ted Leonsis, philanthropist, new media innovator
and film producer

“FILMANTHROPY”— A NEW WAVE OF ACTIVE MEDIA ALLIANCES
Explore links between filmmakers, non-profits, NGO’s and
philanthropists with principals from ACE: Animal Content in
Entertainment, Active Voice, Amnesty International, Arts Engine,
Center for Social Media, Ford Foundation, Global Fund for Children,
Global Giving, The John D. and Catherine T. MaArthur Foundation,
OneWorld, Participant Productions, Shine Global, The Sundance
Institute Documentary Fund, WITNESS, Symetra and more.

FUTURE OF REAL 2.0— RIGHTS, READINESS & REVENUES
Web 2.0 and the expanding interactive on-line world: What cutting edge
tools does every filmmaker need and where is the money? Join
executives from AOL True Stories, Amazon/Customflix, Jaman, Joost,
NETFLIX, Open Media Network and Revver.

US PUBLIC TELEVISION—A HANDS-ON GUIDE
Join executives from PBS, CPB, ITVS, LinkTV, APT, NETA, National
Minority Consortia, and producing stations, along with commissioning
editors from P.O.V., WideAngle, NOVA, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, and
INDEPENDENT LENS as they explain the ins and outs of public
television.

INSIDE DISCOVERY
Get the inside scoop on commissioning and programming priorities from
top development and production executives at Discovery Channel, TLC,
Animal Planet, Discovery Studios, Discovery HD Theater and Discovery
PlanetGreen.

THE BROADCAST SCENE: Hear what ARTE-France, BBC, Discovery, The
Documentary Channel, Canada, HBO, National Geographic, PBS, Sundance
Channel, YLE have to say about the future of documentaries on
television.

Plus:

•*Project Greencode: Rising to the Challenge of Eco-Ethical
Production
•*Creating a Fundraising Blueprint with Debra Zimmerman, Women Make
Movies
•*ACE: Animal Content in Entertainment Pitch for $10,000
•*SILVER SESSIONS: small group meetings with Conference registrants
may sign up on a first-come, first-served basis for small group
meetings with international funding, distribution and media executives
To view the full Conference schedule, go to:
http://silverdocs.com/idc/full-conference-details/

More info: 301.495.6750 or Registration@SILVERDOCS.com
Jj Mccabe
Fan
SAGAS IS STILL HIRING DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKERS

Quit wasting your time working 3 day jobs that have nothing to do with
filmmaking. You can actually earn money shooting interviews with
people in your community by working with SAGAS.
We launch to the public with a nationwide marketing campaign on August
1st, but we are paying for demo videos nationwide right now to test
our systems, so sign up now!
www.sagas.com/interview

In case you still haven't heard of us, here's the story:

Dear Videographer,

We are proud to announce SAGAS, a new and exiting company that offers
customers the ability to record personal history video interviews with
individuals and small groups anywhere in America. You can think of
Sagas as the 1-800 Flowers for locally recorded video interviews and
interviewers.

We would like to offer you the opportunity to join the SAGAS Family
http://www.sagas.com/interview.htm . This is a way that you can
develop an additional income stream by working in your free time.

SAGAS was founded by David Hoffman, a veteran documentary Filmmaker
with over 40 years of experience ( www.thehoffmancollection.com). He
has made over 200 films and has won about every national and
international award including Emmy's and the Cannes Critics prize.

Shortly, we will begin promoting SAGAS nationally. SAGAS will build a
national brand, supported by a professional marketing campaign. This
is an independent contractor relationship. We consider our
videographers our partners.

When SAGAS receives an order, we will email the job description to
each registered Videographer that is willing to work in the area code
that the interview will take place. The first response accepting the
job will get the job. SAGAS will be careful not to over saturate the
videographer pool in any given location. This will ensure that
registered interviewers get their fair share of the work. So register
soon.

Shooting a Sagas video interview is simple. It is a one hour
interview; the entire call should not take more than 3 hours. No
editing is involved. When the Videographer accepts the job, they
receive the subject's contact information, and a one-page paper from
the customer that describes questions or topics that the customer
would like raised. The shoot style consists of an informal interview.
The videographer will sit in front of (and to the side of) their Mini
DV camera which is mounted on a stationary tripod. No lights are
required. The finished unedited miniDv tape will be sent directly to
Sagas who will pay within three days of receipt and review. Sagas
will pay $250 for each interview with an additional premium applied in
certain areas. Sagas has created a variety of training and self-help
tools, including demo interviews conducted by Hoffman. These should
help you to become a more skilled interviewer.

In two months, Sagas will go live and begin offering its services to
customers across the nation. We will begin promoting SAGAS nationally
so if you are interested in trying this out, please register now at
http://www.sagas.com/interview.htm

Best regards,


J.J. McCabe
SAGAS
Randy Bell
Fan
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!
The Tank is a non-profit visual and performing arts organization
located in the heart of Tribeca that is currently accepting rolling
submissions for our two monthly film series New York Experimental and
New Documentaries.

Film @ The Tank
The Tank's film and video series screen new work from emerging
filmmakers and video artists, as well as films and videos from
established independent image-makers. We screen all genres and lengths
on 16mm, DV, DVD, and VHS, including live multimedia performance events.
The mission of The Tank is to provide a welcoming, creative,
collaborative, and affordable environment for artists and activists
engaged in the pursuit of new ideas. Through a wide range of low-cost,
high-concept arts and public affairs programming, The Tank seeks to
cultivate a new generation of audience for live performance, civic
discourse, and the work of emerging artists.

Submissions
To submit a film for consideration, please mail a DVD (if possible
without menus), pertinent production information, a description of the
work and a short artist biography. The suggested submission fee is
$5.00, but no artist will be turned away due to lack of funds. For
questions and information requests please contact Susan Agliata at
susan@thetanknyc.org.
Along with accepting submissions for our two main festivals, we take
general submissions, which are accepted at any time and are taken into
consideration for independent screening or other festivals. For
further information please email film@thetanknyc.org.

Mail New York Experimental submissions to:
Susan Agliata
The Tank: New York Experimental
P.O. Box 2026
New York, NY 10013

Mail New Documentaries and General Submissions to:
Randy Bell
The Tank: Film
P.O. Box 2026
New York, NY 10013
Erica Ginsberg
Host
Docs in Progress returns to Washington DC next week with screenings
of two works-in-progress, followed by a moderated audience feedback
session.

WHEN?
Tuesday, July 10 at 7:00 pm (until 9:30 or 10:00 pm)

WHERE?
Jack Morton Auditorium, Media and Public Affairs Building, George
Washington University, 805 21st Street, NW Washington DC. The
building is at the corner of 21st and H Streets. Street and garage
parking nearby.

WHAT'S SCREENING?
"The Price of Freedom" by Jeffrey Kramer and "Picture the Love" by
Kimberley Williams. Visit our website at
http://www.docsinprogress.org for more information on these films.

HOW MUCH?
$5 suggested donation (at the door or in advance via PayPal:
http://www.docsinprogress.org/Prepay.htm)

Screenings take place in a theater/working studio which is generously
air conditioned. Even in the heat of summer, we recommend bringing a
sweater or cover-up.

This program is organized by Docs in Progress and sponsored by The
Documentary Center at the George Washington University.
Jennifer Fox
Pro
DON’T MISS THE LAST WEEKEND OF
“FLYING: CONFESSIONS OF A FREE WOMAN” AT THE FILM FORUM
BEFORE ITS EXCLUSIVE TWO WEEKS ENDS ON TUESDAY JULY 17TH!!

DISCUSSIONS WITH FILMMAKER/SUBJECT JENNIFER FOX AFTER MOST
SCREENINGS!!!

FILM FORUM SCREENING INFO
Weds July 4th – Tues July 17th, 2007
209 West Houston St., NYC 10014 212-727-8112
http://www.filmforum.org/films/flying.html

PART 1: MON/WED/FRI/SAT at 1:15pm & 8:15pm, TUES/THURS/SUN at 5:
00pm
PART 2: MON/WED/FRI/SAT at 5:00pm, TUES/THURS/SUN at 1:15pm & 8:
15pm

READ THIS GREAT REVIEW FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES:
NEW YORK TIMES MOVIE REVIEW | 'FLYING: CONFESSIONS OF A FREE
WOMAN'
"Talking About Her Issues, Taking Them on the Road"
July 4, 2007

By JEANNETTE CATSOULIS

For most people, one therapist is enough; for Jennifer Fox, a
Manhattan filmmaker in her 40s,
exploring what she cheerfully calls her “messed-up self” required
a bit more input.
In “Flying: Confessions of a Free Woman,” Ms. Fox takes her issues
on the road,
soliciting advice from female friends in more than a dozen
countries.
In the process, she learns that she is not unique.

Part personal diary, part transglobal slumber party, “Flying” is a
six-hour exploration of modern
womanhood humming with talk of men. During kitchen-table chats and
late-night meltdowns,
women as diverse as an Egyptian journalist and an Indian civil
rights lawyer struggle to
control their finances and their fertility.

Turning narcissism inside out, Ms. Fox uses her own romantic
crisis — a rocky impasse
between a married South African lover and a sweet Swiss boyfriend
— to connect,
sometimes hilariously, with women whose choices are far less
luxurious. Her humility
is the film’s strength; employing a technique she calls “passing
the camera,”
the filmmaker shares point of view to create a living
conversation.

By turns playful, sexy, tragic and contemplative, “Flying” is an
addictive soap
about sexuality and sisterhood. And if that makes the average
man’s eyeballs roll,
all the more reason for his honey to buy him a ticket.
Jennifer Fox
Pro
TICKET GIVEAWAY FOR CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED FILM THIS WEEKEND! Hello
Friends, Our film, FLYING: CONFESSIONS OF A FREE WOMAN, is
playing at Film Forum Right Now! The New York Times called it:
"playful, sexy, tragic and contemplative" and an "addictive soap
about sexuality and sisterhood" and Variety called it
"Miraculous"! To share the love, we'd like to invite the first 50
people who RSVP with the subject heading: FLYING LOVE to
info@flyingconfessions.com to join us for a FREE screening of
FLYING: CONFESSIONS OF A FREE WOMAN. The available screenings
are:
- Saturday, July 14th at 1:15pm OR 8:15pm - Sunday, July 15th at
5:00pm
- Monday, July 16th at 1:15pm OR 8:15pm - Tuesday, July 17th at 5:
00pm

And of course we wouldn't want anyone to fly solo, so you will be
able to reserve 2 tickets, one for yourself and one for a friend.
Please RSVP with: - Your name - The date and time of the screening
you would like to attend - If you would like 1 or 2 tickets held
for you. You will need to arrive at Film Forum 15 minutes prior
to the screening. Your name will be on a list at the Box Office.
Film Forum is located at 209 W Houston St between 6th Avenue and
Varick Street. For directions go to: www.filmforum.org. Check
out the trailer at www.flyingconfessions.com!
Larissa Distler
Fan
Hi, the Full Sail Real World Education Documentary Film Society is
looking for documentary filmmakers in the Orlando area who would like
to speak at a Q&A event for aspiring documentarian film students. We
are willing to fundraise to pay for gas or a night's stay if necessary.
There are many film students just itching to get out there and be
documentarians. Imagine how invaluable it will be to talk to someone
already where they want to be.
Any willing documentarians please contact Larissa Distler at
larissadistler@yahoo.com
Lisa Blackstone
Pro
LA Film Screening of "Polka Time" at Broad Humor Film Festival

My zippy little documentary "Polka Time" is going to be at the Broad
Humor Film Festival next Saturday the 25th at 6:30p in rockin Venice,
CA.

http://www.channelsusan.com/broadhumor/fest.htm

It's in the Shorts program before the "Laughing Matters...More" docu-
comedy. Should be a good night for fun documentaries!

Here's a brief description of "Polka Time":

Five Days. Three Ballrooms.
Thousands of polka-loving partiers.

For 30-plus years people from all over the country have
RVed to a tiny town in Minnesota for an epic event.

The Gibbon Polka Fest.

Join the throngs in this zippy cultural documentary.
Festivalgoers tell their own stories. And along the way
we’re treated to some mighty fine dancing,
a romance or two, and, perhaps, the hottest
new polka band around--
Jon Dietz and the Twin Lakes Trio.

Come out and get your boogie on!
Paul Sturtz
Pro

Hey all, check it out. It'd be great to see you.
T/F presents SUPER AMIGOS and NIGHT MAIL
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 18 AT 7pm
IFC Center, New York

  • SUPER AMIGOS (2007, Arturo Perez Torres) Filmmaker in person

  • NIGHT MAIL (1936, Harry Watt and Basil Wright) New score performed live

One film is an eye-popping look at masked superheroes who fight to free an overcrowded Mexico City from tenant evictions, animal cruelty, gay bashing and other social ills. The other is a documentary classic, stripped down and retrofitted with a new soundtrack by Ken Thomson, performed by New York avant-jazz vikings Gutbucket. Both come courtesy of the True/False Film Fest, a group of upstart Midwesterners hellbent on showcasing all that is new,nontraditional and genre-defying in nonfiction filmmaking.

Check out www.truefalse.org for more details

And for IFP participants and D-Worders and T/F alums, we'll be throwing a party afterwards. Hope to see you there.

Doug Block
Host

True/False is great, Paul, and look forward to seeing you again at the event. But we don't double post here at The D-Word, old or new. We'll let you get away with it this one time because we like you but never again.

Peter Gerard
Pro

Busted! And now that I read both public and private topics I actually noticed...

Paul Sturtz
Pro

Thanks Doug for the gentle slap on this newbie's wrist-- I guess I got a little too excited about getting in on the launch of the new-and-improved D-Word. This led to me wanting to repackage the True/False announcement in sonnet form, Haiku, free verse, and algebraic formulas, scattered all through the site. But I will now keep those to myself, now that I know this rule. See you next week.

Heather Denehy
Fan

WANT TO USE MEDIA TO MAKE CHANGE?
MEET OTHERS WHO SHARE YOUR PASSION?

Eyes of the World Media Group is looking for interns!

Eyes of the World Media Group specializes in socially conscious media, using the power of media to address pressing social issues. Our goal is to create television shows, films, and educational videos that are entertaining AND enlightening. We are an enthusiastic team of people who believe media is a powerful way to make a difference.

Job Description:
We are looking for interns to assist with production, do research, run errands, and provide administrative support. It's a high priority for us to assign you projects that match with your interests. So here's your opportunity to get some valuable experience, earn a good recommendation, school credit (if you're a University student), AND make the world a better place!

Job Requirements:
We're looking for creative, smart, and organized interns with a passion for socially conscious media. You must commit at LEAST 16 hours/week for a minimum of 12 weeks. We are flexible about scheduling and working from home. Also, we always invite our interns to our creative meetings and to accompany us to film events and screenings around town.

Location: Our office is located in Culver City, CA.

Hope to hear from you!

Please email resumes and cover letters to: Melissa@eowmg.com
Please specify that you are applying for the Eyes of the World Media Group Internship.

Heather Denehy
Fan

WANT TO USE MEDIA TO MAKE CHANGE?
MEET OTHERS WHO SHARE YOUR PASSION?

Meaningful Media is looking for interns!

Meaningful Media is a non-profit network providing resources to inspire and empower those committed to improving the world through media. We are an enthusiastic team of people who believe media is a powerful way to make a difference.

Job Description:
We are looking for interns to help manage our databases, plan events, do research, and provide administrative support. It's a high priority for us to assign you projects that match with your interests. So here's your opportunity to get some valuable experience, earn a good recommendation, school credit (if you're a University student), AND make the world a better place!

Job Requirements:
We're looking for creative, smart, and organized interns with a passion for meaningful media. You must commit at LEAST 16 hours/week for a minimum of 12 weeks. We are flexible about scheduling and working from home. Also, we always invite our interns to our creative meetings and to accompany us to film events and screenings around town.

Location: Our office is located in Culver City, CA.

Hope to hear from you!

Please email resumes and cover letters to: melissa@meaningfulmedia.org.
Please specify that you are applying for the Meaningful Media Internship.

Ben Kempas
Pro

So is this actually two identical job descriptions for two separate companies, or did you change the name of the company between your posts? (We're happy to delete the first one for you if required.)

Joan Widdifield
Pro

Looking for Editing Associate to help with technical aspects of editing, and also tasks required to apply for grants, publicity, fund rasing, keeping books, including some data base work. Excel, and strong in Final Cut. Efficient, and organized. Part-time at first; could increase to full time. Social issues doc.

Please contact: Joan Widdifield - 415-250-7924 or j.widdifield@gmail.com

Adam Salkin
Pro

Independent documentary in Los Angeles seeks Producer for large scale feature relating to public health, the environment, nuclear power, grassroots activism, and/or corporate and government accountability.

An Oscar-winning filmaker is attached to the project and the director is currently searching for someone that can come on board for two years (anticipated timetable for completion of the film) and help with all facets of production, post-production and fundraising.

Please email docposition@gmail.com for more information.

Thanks,

Adam

Ben Kempas
Pro

Moved from Introduce Yourself :

The Times BFI 51st London Film Festival Education Program

17 October – 1 November

The Education Program includes feature and short films from around the world at FREE screenings in cinemas across London.

You and your students are invited to a series of FREE screenings and events taking place during the Times BFI 51st London Film Festival Education Programme.

With a special focus on Documentary, there are several films for audiences interested in exploring non-fiction film.

HOLD ME TIGHT, LET ME GO, is a must see for anybody who works or is looking to work with children with behaviour problems or film students interested in Documentary making. This observational documentary by famed director Kim Longoniotto looks at a boarding school in Oxford for excluded children who suffer severe emotional trauma.

RETURN TO GOREE is a lively documentary following the journey of Senegalese singer Youssou N’Dour as he traces the history of music from West Africa to countries of the African Diaspora. The film interweaves history, music and investigative documentary styles in an accessible and fascinating portrait.

Director Nick Broomfield again crosses the line between fiction and documentary with his film BATTLE FOR HADITHA, which re-creates the events of a battle between US-Marines and Iraqi civilians in 2005. Renowned for his maverick documentary-practices, Broomfield here uses the fiction genre but his employ of non-professional actors and real situations make for an interesting discussion of blurring fiction/non-fiction boundaries.

All films are facilitated by an education professional and will include Q & A with the director or specialist speaker.

For information on this and other films showing for FREE to education audiences as part of the Education Program of the Times BFI London Film Festival, please visit:

www.lff.org.uk/education

Erica Ginsberg
Host

WASHINGTON DC EVENT

Docs in Progress kicks off the fall season with two September screening programs. We screen documentary works-in-progress to the public in the heart of Washington DC and moderate feedback sessions between the audience and the filmmaker/s. Whether you are a filmmaker or simply love to watch documentaries, you are welcome to join us. While audience participation is greatly encouraged, it is not required.

See hidden section for event details.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 at 7:00 pm
at the Jack Morton Auditorium, George Washington University
805 21st Street, NW (21st and H Streets) Washington DC
Suggested donation $5

UN-NATURAL STATE by Kirk Mangels and Brad Mendelsohn
There is a black hole in American Democracy - and it's called Washington, DC. Through visual metaphor and the perspectives of politicians, activists, residents, and even Stephen Colbert, we go on a journey through the city's streets to discover if the U.S. is living up to its international dreams of democracy when the 500,000 citizens of its capital are denied voting representation in Congress.

THE ART OF SILENCE by The Documentary Center's 2007 Institute for Documentary Filmmaking
Paata Tsikurishvili, a rising theater actor in his native Republic of Georgia, escaped military duty in the Soviet Army to keep his artistic dreams alive. After defecting to Germany, he came to America where he staked the future of his fledgling theater company on a daring production of Hamlet.

Thanks to The Documentary Center at the George Washington University for sponsoring this program.


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 (Networking at 6:30 pm/Screening at 7:00 pm)
at Interface Media Group
1233 20th Street, NW (near 20th and M Streets) Washington DC
Free to WIFV members

SOLD by Jody Hassett-Sanchez
Slavery is not something which can be relegated to the history books. Filmed in India, Pakistan and Togo, SOLD takes an intimate look at three contemporary abolitionists fighting a $27 billion per year business -- the modern day slave trade. A Hindu, Muslim and Christian, each battles a different virulent kind of slavery with humor and righteous anger.

Thanks to Women in Film and Video's Conscious Media Roundtable and Documentary Roundtable and Interface Media Group for sponsoring this program.

For more information on on these and other Docs in Progress programs, visit our website at http://www.docsinprogress.org

Linda Morgenstern
Pro

Urgently looking for a web designer to do some very quick fixes (today...) and then a design overhaul for Pincus & Small Films' company website over the next few weeks. Filmmakers are premiering "The Axe in the Attic" at The New York Film Festival on Oct 6th. Please email: linda@lmorgenstern.com

(Apology to hosts: I just noticed the Public Classifieds wider reach and have comitted the double post offense!)

Nick Higgins
Pro

Linda, if you are in a hurry post an ad on Craigslist and prepare yourself for the avalanche.

Gaurav Khanna
Fan

After the success of its First Nine contests, Filmaka has launched its Tenth contest 'The Clinic'. Submissions are accepted till 30th September 2007.
www.filmaka.com
This month’s topic is "The Clinic" and all 1-3 minute films must be uploaded by midnight PST, 30th September, 2007. The annual grand prize is a feature film contract.
Filmaka.com is a new online competition, judged by award winning filmmakers including Werner Herzog, Neil LaBute, Paul Schrader and Wim Wenders, and founded by leading independent producers and financiers. Filmmakers have a new chance to enter each month, and submissions are accepted in 10 different languages.

Please visit www.filmaka.com to see past contest submissions, and for complete rules, terms and conditions. Membership is free for full time students: email collegeregistration@filmaka.com from your school issued email account for more information

Erica Ginsberg
Host

For those of you in the DC area who might be interested...

Preview of the "THE WAR"
Wednesday, September 19th, 7 pm
Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U Street NW
WETA TV 26 will screen portions of Ken Burns' film, followed by a panel discussion about the human experience of war, featuring the filmmaker moderating conversations with World War II veterans, veterans of other American wars, and current soldiers. Guests should R.S.V.P. online at http://www.weta.org/war/?page_id=66, by calling (703) 998-2456, or by e-mailing events@weta.org

Erica Ginsberg
Host

And another event of interest to Mid-Atlantic doc-makers...

Doctoring Your Doc: How to Structure Your Documentary: An all-day seminar on story structure for documentaries with story consultant Fernanda Rossi, "The Documentary Doctor"

Saturday, October 6, 2007 from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Jack Morton Auditorium at the George Washington University
805 21st Street, NW (21st and H Streets) Washington DC

For more information, please visit http://www.docsinprogress.org/trailer_mechanics.htm or
http://www.documentarydoctor.com/updatestuff/moreinfoDC.html

Nina Gilden Seavey
Pro

Posting this for a friend - he can be reached at: kevindowns1@gmail.com

I'm headed to NY next week to shoot my close friend
(and great artist) Lucinda Williams in concert. It's a no budget
shoot - a labor of love. But she's one of the best in the country at
what she does. And she rarely lets anyone videotape her, so this is
an extremely rare event.

I'm looking for camera operators willing to work for little to no pay
- basically for the love of the music. In return they get to witness
one of the best live acts in the country today. These shows also
promise a series of special guests. (I just finished shooting 5
nights in LA - guests included Emmy Lou Harris, Robbie Krieger ((the
Doors)), Mike Campbell ((Tom Petty's band)), Steve Earl and more.)

It's a perfect opportunity for an AC or operator who wants to add
some celebrity footage to their reel. And it's an even better opportunity for
anyone who loves shooting good music. She's playing 5 nights in NY. 2 at Irving
Plaza Sept 29 and 30. 3 @ Town Hall Oct 2-4.

http://www.lucindawilliams.com/shows.php

One last thing - we're shooting mini DV. 24p. 16:9 aspect ration.

Kevin Downs
(703)994-7752

Andrew Zinnes
Pro

Hello, everyone. Just wanted to let you know that I am conducting a seminar in documentary filmmaking in Santa Monica, CA the weekend of October 13-14th. It's called The Documentary Film Makers Course and taught by myself and Genevieve Jolliffe, the authors of The Documentary Film Makers Handbook: a Guerilla Guide. We teach from a practical standpoint as opposed to theoretical.

Go to www.script-tonic.com or call 310-941-2168 for more info. We will give $50 off to anyone from The D Word. Call to get a coupon code. Hope to see you there!

Andrew Zinnes

Tamra Raven
Pro

Do you or someone you know want to get paid to write about your
experience at the Hamptons Film Festival, London Film Festival or the Hollywood Film Festival? We're looking for someone to be our "Festival Tour Roadie" who can submit some blog entries for
our website.

For example we had Robert Ell, the talent booker for Dailies, do the one
from Toronto.

http://www.reelzchannel.com/showdetail.aspx?showid=37

It's just a way to get a little local color on the site.

Have a great weekend!

Tamra
traven@reelzchannel.com

Dale Galgozy
Pro

Just took on a new feature film but will be free as of Feb/1/2008.
Sound mixer with experience wants to work on your documentary.

Dale Galgozy

Jo-Anne Velin
Pro

Tamra, do you want anything from DOK Leipsig? Email me if so please. When I go down it will be to concentrate on the target country co-production meetings that last about two or three days. But the week-long festival is celebrating its 50th and has what sounds like a wonderful range of films. Worthwhile getting someone else, if not me, to write about that.

Joe Scherrman
Pro

I am looking for a person that would be enthusiast about video editing, operating cameras, Internet video hosting sites, blogs, organization, and communication.

Job would require (Mac) capturing, logging and editing.
Posting video on web on sites like YouTube, MySpace mymovienetwork.com and etc.
Monitoring web sites and communicating through blogs, e-mail and letters.
Burn DVDs and send video files and operate camera on video shoots.
Pretty much doing everything.

This is in the midwest. Small town of 4000. Chicago, Minneapolis, Des Moines and others are 3 hours away. Great pubs in town though. Dubuque is 24 minutes east and Iowa City is 60 minutes south.

My editor is graduating from college and moving on to a nursing career.

Soo Kim
Fan

Looking for a Sound Mixer and HD camera assistant local to Noa Scotia, Canada, for a PBS documentary series show about sustainable architecture. Shoot dates are Oct 15 - 23. Please email Soo w/your resume if interested. Thanks.

Jamila Gaskins
Fan

I'm looking for a line producer to assist in developing the budget for my documentary "Project One".

"Project One" addresses the factors that influence unhealthy relationships and sexual behaviors, examine current HIV/AIDS prevention policy and its effectiveness, empower girls and women to create better lives, explore ways to shift attitudes, foster positive change, inspire, educate and entertain one person at a time.

Please email me your resume and/or experience.

Jason Rosette
Fan

NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS

* CamboFest: Film and Video Festival of Cambodia *

((( 2008 Editions in Phnom Penh & Siem Reap )))

To find out more, or to submit your movie, visit:

WWW.CAMBOFEST.COM

[URL completed]
Tara Watney
Pro

London International Documentary Festival 2008
- A Conversation in film

CALL FOR FILMS

PocketVisions is calling for film submissions for the expanded London International Documentary Festival (LIDF) - A Conversation in Film, 2008. The festival is presented in association with the London Review of Books, and with the support of the British Museum. 2008 sees a continued association with The Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival (New York).

The LIDF will run for 6 days between Monday 31st March, and Saturday, April 5th, 2008. The opening and closing night gala screenings and reception will take place at the British Museum. Other venues include the Barbican Centre, the Curzon Soho, the Renoir Cinema and the Roxy Bar and Screen.

The call for submissions goes out to an international field of applicants. All successful applicants will be invited to be present at the LIDF. We are looking to support new and innovative filmmaking talent, and to ask filmmakers to participate in a series of intertwining ‘conversations’ to be run alongside the screenings. These ‘conversations’ will involve academics, journalists, policy-makers, NGOs, and other cultural commentators.

The LIDF is calling for documentary films produced between January 1st 2006 and December 6th 2007, and is particularly, although not exclusively, interested in films that fall within the following categories:

* Environment
* Human Rights
* Memory/history
* Ethnography/anthropology
* Politics/Philosophy/Economics
* Heritage and the Arts
* Other social and development issues

Submission Procedure: Film-makers can enter their films, pay entry fees and find out how to submit their DVD or VHS preview copy at http://www.lidf.co.uk

Once the on-line submission has been made entrants will receive a confirmation email and a unique Entry Reference Number.

Deadline for Submissions: 6th December 2007
Late entries accepted until 30th December with penalty (see regulations). Films can only be returned if the ‘return fee’ is included in the submission.

Selected films from the LIDF will be automatically submitted for selection to the Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival, November 2008.

For further information or questions see the official LIDF web-site: www.lidf.co.uk or email: info@pocketvisions.co.uk

We look forward to seeing your films.

Jo-Anne Velin
Pro

Dok Leipzig, 29.10 - 04.01, I will be commuting most of that week between Berlin and Leipzig, by car, several times. The drive is a bit over 2 hours each way. If one or two people would like to join me and can share in the costs, please contact me by email velinontheroad@hotmail.com and I'll call you. Thanks!

Leah Cameron
Pro

Hi Soo Kim,

I don't have anyone to recommend, unfortunately, but I did work as an editor at an Architecture magazine here in Toronto that takes a huge interest in sustainable architecture. They run a Green issue every year and it's thoughtful. Really parses what we mean by green and doesn't seem to be after the ad dollard like a lot of publications. If you would like me to pass on the name of an editor there for a potential interview, I'd be happy to do so. Best of luck in your search!

Leah
In reply to Soo Kim's post on Tue 2 Oct 2007 :

Marie-Helene Carleton
Pro

Hi Everyone,

First day on D-Link - heard great things, so here goes-

I'm in post-production on a feature-length documentary film with my co-director, and we're looking for a great assistant to work with on finishing this project.

Here's my listing:

Looking for a passionate, brilliant, motivated, enthusiastic and organized

FILM INTERN
To work with on a
documentary film in post-production

This is a feature-length documentary about Iraq that has garnered a lot of media attention and is a very interesting project

A great opportunity for the right person who is looking to be part of finishing a big documentary with two directors

Responsibilities would include:
Archival research
Production
Media Management for film and photography
Office Assistance

Editing studio is located in Red Hook, Brooklyn

Looking for a 20 hour commitment per week, or more

If interested, please email me your information at

emelie@fourcornersmedia.net

Thanks, look forward to hearing from you.

Marie-Helene

Marie-Helene Carleton
Pro

Point well-taken, and taking steps to correct my subliminal slip - seeing if I can link up with fellow filmmakers on D-Word :) Thanks for the head's up and the welcome.

Doug Block
Host

Now that we've properly lashed you, Marie-Helene, why don't you properly introduce yourself at the Introduce Yourself topic? Then we can give you a proper welcome with trumpets and everything.

Danielle Beverly
Pro

I am in need of an experienced PA in San Jose CA. Someone who lives in SJ or nearby and knows the area well. Please be bright, hardworking and drive like a grandmother. Driver's license required (obviously). Will be assisting in setup of an interview room, so if you know what a C-stand is and are able to lift 50lbs,, then please send a resume to danielle.beverly@projectrebirth.org

Days needed: October 27 + October 28. Thanks!

Robert Richter
Pro

Looking for a bright motivated and reliable intern for our mid-town Manhattan production office. We have some interesting projects here and need someone we can count on regularly. Check our website www.RichterVideos.com to see what we do and email RRProd@aol.com with your contact information.

Jo-Anne Velin
Pro

Still? Robert, if you can take a Canadian, I can pass this on to friends who have film school contacts in Montreal...Just let me know, please.

Nina Gilden Seavey
Pro

The Documentary Center at George Washington University is in search of a Fellowship Coordinator for its newly announced Documentary Center/Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Fellowship for 10 documentary filmmakers representing 5 Emerging Nations.

This position will live at the epicenter of every aspect of the fellowship program. The position begins January 1 and concludes September 30, 2008. Position description is attached.

Robert Richter
Pro

Jo-Anne
Not still looking, looking again. The intern we had for many months had to leave, so now we are looking for a new one. Film school contacts are welcome and appreciated.

Jo-Anne Velin
Pro

Okay. Will copy and paste this to a few people I know.

Also, I don't know him personally except for the briefest email exchanges, but why not fire this off directly to Peter Wintonick? Last I read, he's teaching at Concordia University filmschool in Mtl (a good one)... pw@necessaryillusions.ca

Tamsin Rawady
Pro

Hi D-Worders,
We have just about finished our documentary and we're selling our equipment.

Please email Tamsin at tamsin@bsffilm.com for more information.

CAMERA PACKAGE # 1 $4,000.00

PANASONIC HVX200 HD CAMCORDER

LIKE NEW WITH ALL ORIGINAL PACKAGING. THIS WAS OUR BACKUP CAMERA AND WAS USED ON ONLY TWO OCCASIONS.

HVX200 CAMCORDER
(1) CAMCORDER BATTERY
(1) AC ADAPTER / BATT CHARGER

ACCESSORY MICROPHONE HOLDER
COMPONENT VIDEO CABLE

REMOTE CONTROL
(1) 82MM SKYLIGHT FILTER
(1) 8 GB P2 CARD
(1) KATA CAMERA BACKPACK

HVX200 ACCESSORIES

ZACUTO LIGHTWEIGHT BASEPLATE $500.00

ZACUTO LIGHTWEIGHT FOLLOW-FOCUS $1000.00

ZACUTO FOCUS RING FOR HVX200 $150.00

ROCK PZF1 VARIZOOM (WIRED ZOOM CONTROL) $250.00

HD ONBOARD MONITOR PACKAGE – LIKE NEW $1,800
WE ONLY USED THIS MONITOR ON ONE SHOOT. IT IS A GREAT MONITOR IN PERFECT CONDITION. I HAVE PACKAGED IT IN A PELICAN CASE WITH A BATTERY SYSTEM – ALSO IN PERFECT CONDITION.

MARSHALL 7” HD ONBOARD MONITOR (V-R70P-HVA)
IVX ENDURA - 50 BATTERY CHARGER
(2) IVX ENDURA-50 BATTERIES

MONITOR TRIPOD

PELICAN CASE

KINOFLO DIVA-LITE 400 KIT $1,000.00

IN VERY GOOD CONDITION. WE USED THIS KIT FOR A COUPLE SHOOTS, THEN SWITCHED TO AN HMI SYSTEM AND DID NOT USE IT AGAIN.

(1) DIVA-LITE 400
DIMMING FIXTURE
(1) FLOZIER DIFFUSER
(1) REMOVABLE LAMP CASE
(1) TRAVEL CASE
(8) SPARE TUBES

EDIT WORKSTATION #1 $4,500.00

THIS WORKSTATION WAS PURCHASED FROM PROMAX INC. FOR $9,000 IN 2006.

BOXX 8200 3.2 GHZ DUAL XEON
2 GB RAM
250 GB HITACHI 7200 INTERNAL HD
PIONEER DVD BURNER
NVIDIA QUADRO FX 1400 PRO VIDEO CARD
AVID XPRESS STUDIO HD WITH MOJO
AVID XPRESS KEYBOARD
MICROSOFT INTELLIMOUSE

(2) VIEWSONIC VG920 19” DISPLAY
(PAIR) MACKIE TAPCO S5 STUDIO MONITOR SPEAKERS
BEHRINGER UB1002 AUDIO MIXER
TRIPP LITE BC PRO 600 UPS

EDIT WORKSTATION #1 $3,500.00

THIS WORKSTATION WAS PURCHASED FROM PROMAX INC. FOR $7,000 IN 2006.

PROMAX 3.2 DUAL XEON
2 GB RAM
250 GB HITACHI 7200 INTERNAL HD
PIONEER DVD BURNER
NVIDIA QUADRO FX560V PRO VIDEO CARD

AVID XPRESS STUDIO HD WITH MOJO
AVID XPRESS KEYBOARD
MICROSOFT INTELLIMOUSE
(2) VIEWSONIC VG920 19” DISPLAY
TRIPP LITE BC PRO 600 UPS

ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT

MIDDLE ATLANTIC 24-SPACE RACK – VERY GOOD SHAPE (MRK 2431) $300.00

BELKIN 8-PORT GIGABIT SWITCH – LIKE NEW $50.00

DATAVIDEO TBC-1000 – VERY GOOD CONDITION $200.00

LITEON LVC-9016G VHS / DVD COMBO – DVD BURNER $100.00

PANSONIC PV-D4745 VHS / DVD COMBO $75.00

TOSHIBA 26” HDTV – DVD / VCR COMBO (MW26G71) $300.00

IKEA FREDERIK COMPUTER WORKSTATION 50.00

IKEA FREDERIK DESK $50.00

IKEA SOFA: $100

6 X IKEA KIRBY BOOK CASES: $10 each

IKEA FLOOR RUG: $20

Doug Block
Host

Tamsin, are you getting out of the film business or something?

Tamsin Rawady
Pro

Hi Doug,
Just finished a big project and can't keep everything. Time to start the next one! Hopefully we won't need three AVIDs, two cameras and 16 terrabytes of storage on the next one....exhausting!

Doug Block
Host

Curses, you're not selling a Sony DSR-11 deck for a ridiculously low price.

Riley Morton
Pro

Doug,
you in the market for a DSR-11?
i've been giving some thought to selling mine...

Doug Block
Host

Might be, Riley. Have one already but would be good to have a second for clones. It would have to be pretty cheap, though, because it's probably overkill for what I need.

Amelia Hanibelsz
Pro

Hi i am looking to hire an Associate Producer who has strong experience with archive.

I am producing five biographies for A&E, Biography Channel and History International .

If anyone is interested please send your resume to : amelia@pangolinpictures.com

Many thanks !!

John Burgan
Host

Fundraising Manager, CHANNEL FOUR BRITISH DOCUMENTARY FILM FOUNDATION

The Channel 4 British Documentary Film Foundation is a not-for-profit re-inventing British independent documentary.

Through our film fund and festival, we inspire and connect filmmakers and organisations, ensuring that groundbreaking documentaries are made and seen.

We need a FUNDRAISING MANAGER to:

- Manage and nurture existing relationships with public sector funders (e.g. Film Council, Skillset)

- Foster relationships with new partners/sponsors for the BRITDOC 08 festival, especially within film industry and public sector

We need an experienced, motivated and organised person, with proven track record of closing deals.

Working hours flexible.

£35k pro rata + performance bonuses.

More info & to apply: http://www.britdoc.org/apply

Patrick Brown
Fan

I need information on issues related to exporting in FCP as quicktime movie.
Before I post in detail here I want to be certain this is appropriate.
Please advise or recommend a location or site.
Thanks!

Doug Block
Host

Kindly take this to The Mentoring Room topic, Patrick.

John Keltonic
Pro

Sony DSR-PD150 3CCD Professional Camcorder PD-150 for sale - $1950.00 including all extras listed below.

I bought this camera for one project, and as the project is complete, no longer need this camera package anymore. As far as I can tell, this camera is in flawless condition, and in perfect working order.

Included with this camera are the following:

- Century .55X Wide Angle Adapter C65255
- TWO Sony NP F960 infoLihium Extra Life Batteries
- Teffen 58 mm Black Pro-Mist 1/8 Filter
- Teffen 58 mm Bladk Pro-Mist 1 Filter
- Teffen 58 mm 812 Warming Filter
- Sony BC V615 Battery Charger (charges all 3 batteries listed above)
- Sony RMT-811 Remote Control
- Sony NP – F330 Standard Battery
- Sony Lens Hood and Lens Cap
- Microphone Holder
- Aluminum Custom foam lined Flight Case

According to recent ebay sales I checked,
- the Century Wide Angle Len averages $360.00 on eBay
- the extra long life batteries average $40 to $50 each on eBay
- the ProMist 1/8 Filter was $47.90 on ebay (new)
- the Pro-Mist 1 Filter averaged $39.90 on ebay
- the Pro-Mist 812 Warming Filter averaged $39.00 on ebay
- the custom flight cases average 56.00 on ebay

The value of all of these extras is conservatively over $600, according to ebay sales. Please check ebay prices yourself to confirm.

Hours Meter Lists Total Hours:
Operaton 63 X 10 H
Drum Run 31 X 10 H
Tape Run 18 X 10 H
Threading 89 X 10

Ebay Auctions Recently Sold List (which do not include the $600 in extras listed above):

$1895.00
http://cgi.ebay.com/Sony-DSR-PD150-3CCD-MiniDV-Camcorder-PD-150-Low-hours_W0QQitemZ230176819696QQihZ013QQcategoryZ20333QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

$1835.00
http://cgi.ebay.com/Sony-DSR-PD150-3CCD-MiniDV-Camcorder-PD-150-19x10-Hrs_W0QQitemZ280157263305QQihZ018QQcategoryZ20333QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

$1825.00
http://cgi.ebay.com/Sony-DSR-PD150-3CCD-Camcorder-27x10-Hrs-PD-150-Case_W0QQitemZ280157263284QQihZ018QQcategoryZ20333QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Amelia Hanibelsz
Pro

Pangolin is based in New York. Right now I am looking for AP's who have experience working for major cable networks i.e National Geographic, Discovery, A&E , etc. They need archive experience !!

I am also looking for an editor to work on one of these biographies for A&E . Must have experience editing a one hour for a network and confidence to work on a four week edit for both rough and fine cut.

If interested please email me at amelia@pangolinpictures.com

Melanie La Rosa
Pro

I'm looking for a good transcription service in NYC. Could be either an individual or a company, doesn't matter as long as its good quality work. Would welcome all referrals. Thanks d-worders ...

Andrea Kreuzhage
Pro

The AFI Fest is opening today in Los Angeles! Please join us for the world premiere of 1000 Journals. We are screening in the International Documentary Competition, on

Sunday, November 4th, at 9:15 PM
Monday, November 5th, at 3:15 PM

All screenings are at the ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood. The film guide and box office are online at...
http://filmguide.afifest.com/tixSYS/2007/filmguide/title/detail/

Several of the 1000 journals will be attending, and you don't want to miss that!

More information, trailer, blog, and news on our website
http://www.1000journalsfilm.com/

If you are around, please grab me and say hello. Hope to see you at the screenings!

Christopher Wong
Pro

Hi Andrea,
Congrats on having your work screened at the AFI Fest -- your world premiere no less! Your website and trailer are fascinating, as is the concept of the 1000 Journals. We are very happy for you, and also glad that you have joined us here at the D-Word.

(I'm not quite sure why the Topic Cops erased your post in "Shameless Self Promotion" because many, many others have done the same thing; and as far as double-posting goes, i think it kind of makes sense for you to post both in the public and private topics b/c not all members read the public postings...)

Anyways, congratulations again and have a wonderful time! If I can make it out the ArcLight, I certainly will stop by and say hi.

Doug Block
Host

Explanation given in the Shameless topic. But, hey, are Topic Cops not human?

Lisa Moricoli-Latham
Pro

FOR SALE:

VERY LOW MILEAGE Canon Xl-1, used on a couple of rock videos, with great soft case
Focus Enhancements HD DTE Recorder, used two hours
Mac Book Pro 17", used two months, PRISTINE, with red protective cover
Pelican Case, used one month, gray with interchangeable nylon-covered foam dividers

Scarlett Shepard
Pro

Hello,
We are very proud to announce our call for entries.
Please feel free to share this message with your
friends, family and colleagues.
Thank You
Scarlett, Executive Director
SF Women's Film Festival


San Francisco International Women's Film Festival is a
community for advancement, celebration and
representation of women filmmakers. Our films and
screenings are selected and hosted by filmmakers,
professors and other notable figures in the world of
film.

San Francisco International Women's Film Festival
accepts films and videos of all lengths and genres:
narrative,documentary, music video, experimental
and animation.Films and video must be directed
or co-directed by women.

All Submissions should include an entry form. No entry
fee required. For more information or to request an
entry form email:scarlett@womensfilmfestival.us
Website: www.sfwff.com
www.myspace.com/sf_wff
Phone: 415-820-1500
(Deadline: December 1, 2007)

Lauren Feeney
Pro

Garlic and Watermelons--Philly Screening

Our film Garlic and Watermelons will be screening on Friday night as part of the First Person Arts Festival.

Friday, November 9, 2007
5:00pm
2111 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA

For more information about the fest:
www.firstpersonarts.org

and more about the film:
www.patternfilms.com/garlic

Hope to see you there!

John Burgan
Host

Monica, you may wish to email Lisa directly as she may not be checking in regularly. Click on her name for contact details.

Jo-Anne Velin
Pro

Scarlett, thanks for the posting. Nice to see a film festival in the US that does not require entrance fees and will on-post to other groups if you like, via Cinema Nova. They have a terrific network of independent filmmakers from several countries. Good luck!

Sarah Hesterman
Pro

Melanie, if you are still looking for someone, I do transcription. I have tons of experience transcribing interviews for docs. Email me sarah(at)lyricalfilms(dot)com

Amir Bar-Lev
Pro

Hello everyone,
I'm considering an office move to Brooklyn, and wonder if anyone is interested in either SUBLETTING me a few desks' worth of space in their existing office, or in going in on a space together. Anywhere in the Burough will do. We'll likely be between 1-3 people on any given day.
Thanks!
Amir

Doug Block
Host

amir, you should register for the professional side of the d-word. you've only gone halfway in the process.

Niam Itani
Host

Amir, Robert Richter had an office to sublet somewhere in New York, am not sure where but you might want to check it through the search engine or contact Bob directly.

Sumi Somaskanda
Fan

Documentary Filmmakers--are you tired of election coverage? Help Current TV change the way traditional media covers our national elections!

We're asking documentary filmmakers to produce a short-form, mini-documentary (3-7 minutes long) about one of the important election issues--environment, economy, healthcare, education, etc. Tell us a personal story about how one of these issues affects you or your loved ones.
If you upload your piece to our website by Dec. 15th, you could be considered to join the Current TV team at the New Hampshire primaries! You'd be one of our paid producers on the ground. Oh, and of course, Current TV could buy your piece to air on our international cable network. So email us at currenttvjournalism@gmail.com. And get those cameras rolling!

Erica Ginsberg
Host

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)

WHAT'S SCREENING?

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

Amy King
Pro

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 ’pre-
eminent US documentary festival” (Screen International) and as “non-
fiction nirvana” (Variety). The Festival features 100 films,
representing over 45 countries, and awards over $50,000 in cash and
prizes.

Documentaries should have been completed on or after March 2007, and
not screened on television or theatrically in the US prior to the
Festival.

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.

PREVIEW FORMATS:
DVD or VHS (NTSC or PAL)

ENTRY FEES:
Shorts: $25-40
Features: $30-50

DEADLINES:
Early: January 11
Regular: February 15
Late: March 7

Past SILVERDOCS award winners include JESUS CAMP, BORN INTO BROTHELS,
DARWIN’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 SILVERDOCS’ 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.

www.SILVERDOCS.com

Heather Denehy
Fan

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 heather@eowmg.com.

Danielle Fab
Pro

$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...

Grace Stahre
Pro

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!

http://hazelfilm.org/2008fest/2008submit.html

John Brodie
Pro

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

Jason Rosette
Fan

++ 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)
  • Opinions
  • 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 camerado@camerado.com

((( Sok Sabai )))

Christopher Wong
Pro

how many hours does your dsr-11 have? and are you the first owner?

Jesse Zook Mann
Pro

im the first owner. prob a bazillion hrs but it works great. i can check when i get home sunday.

Lucia Small
Pro

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.

Please send resume to: lucia@smallangstfilms.com
Web Sites: http://www.theaxeintheattic.com
and http://www.myfatherthegenius.com

Thank you all, and thank Doug Block for your support!

Erica Ginsberg
Host

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.

ABOUT THIS INITIATIVE

Since Docs in Progress first began screening documentary works in progress in 2004, we have become the place for documentary filmmakers from Washington DC and surrounding U.S. states to gain valuable feedback on their works in progress.

We often get queries from filmmakers from other parts of the country or the world about whether something similar exists in their cities. The reality is that there are only a handful of places where film organizations provide a space for filmmakers to get feedback at a critical point in their editing process. While the Internet has opened up a virtual space for such feedback, it is often difficult to find a way to target your audience to people who can provide truly constructive feedback.

We thought about a way to meld the two – to provide a means for filmmakers based anywhere to get feedback on their documentary rough cuts from a targeted audience which is educated, socially aware, and already conversant with the language of critique. Just the kind of audiences who typically come to our Docs in Progress workshops in Washington.

After talking with Davin Hutchins, the founder of NomadsLand, a new and growing Internet distribution hub for social media, we decided to collaborate on this virtual workshop.

We welcome submissions from filmmakers based anywhere.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Between now and January 4, 2008, filmmakers can upload a 10-minute segment of their documentary rough cut to NomadsLand.com. After meeting the minimum criteria, the segment will be available for public viewing. The general public can view each unfinished film, rate it, and write comments and constructive criticism.

From this group, ten films will be selected as Finalists and spotlighted on a special player on NomadsLand.com between January 7-February 1.

One short documentary work-in-progress (under 15 minutes) and one feature documentary work-in-progress (16-90 minutes) will be selected to screen in their entirety at a special Docs in Progress public workshop session to take place at Busboys and Poets in Washington DC on Sunday, February 10 with the filmmaker participating via Skype.

WHAT ARE THE CRITERIA FOR CONSIDERATION?

  • We accept submissions of both Documentary Shorts (under 15 minutes) and Documentary Features (16-90 minutes).

  • Films must be at the rough cut stage. No trailers or completed works. Please note that only up to 10 minutes of a film can be uploaded to the website for competition consideration.

  • Although we define "documentary" rather broadly and may screen documentaries with dramatized, experimental, political, or advocacy elements, we do not screen pure fiction films, mockumentaries, music videos, industrials, or works that are purely promotional in nature. We reserve the right to deactivate any film. Any offensive or purely pornographic material uploaded to the site will be deleted.

  • Films in languages other than English must either be subtitled or dubbed in English.

  • Filmmakers must be willing to allow up to 10 minutes of your film to be screened online for the general public to view. This initiative is clearly marked as a "work in progress" program if there are any concerns about it taking you out of consideration for other forms of exhibition or distribution.

  • This is not exclusive. Filmmakers are also welcome to have the same content hosted on other sites.

  • If selected as a winner, the filmmaker must be available to participate in a live feedback session with an audience in Washington DC on Sunday, February 10, 2008 between 19:00-22:30 (7:00-10:30 pm) U.S. Eastern Standard Time. We do not have funds to pay for filmmaker travel, but can patch filmmakers in via Skype (either Skype-to-Skype , Skype-to-Phone or Skype Webcam).

More information at Docs in Progress or NomadsLand

Questions? E-mail us at contact <at> docsinprogress.org

Doug Block
Host

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.

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