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Here's your chance to reach a broad public interested in documentaries. Get the (D-)Word out!

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Andy Schocken
Pro

Anyone in NYC have a 5d Mark II (body+cards+batteries) available for rent Tue 10/5?

Kai Hsing
Fan

We are a Peabody Award-winning youth-driven converged media production company that delivers the best youth news and culture and undiscovered talent to a cross section of audiences.

In the coming months, we are looking for experienced documentary filmmakers with a strong sense of storytelling and style who can tell unique stories for a culturally diverse, sophisticated young adult audience.

Though our budget is limited, we have distribution from public media outlets across the country and we are looking to support innovative shortform storytelling and experimentation.

Please send a short cover letter to videojobs@youthradio.org describing your filmmaking experience and interests, resume and links to relevant clips, as well as a description of your role in each film.

Felix Endara
Pro

DocuClub in October!

Our October DocuClub will take place on Wednesday, October 20, 7 p.m., at DCTV [http://www.dctvny.org/], located at 87 Lafayette Street (at Walker; take N/R/Q/6 trains to Canal).

We will screen a rough cut of AN INTERVIEW WITH SIMONE WEIL by Julia Haslett. What response does seeing human suffering demand of us? Haslett seeks an answer in the controversial French philosopher and activist Simone Weil (1909-1943), whose life and work took on this question in a dramatic way. Adopting Weil as her guide through an engaging and profound moral landscape, Haslett goes on a journey to understand Weil’s loss of faith in revolutionary politics and the spiritual awakening that followed. Driving her obsession with Weil is the interwoven story of suffering within Haslett’s own family – her father's suicide when she was 17 and now her older brother's severe depression. When Weil dies from self-starvation at the height of World War II, Haslett is left wondering if death was the logical conclusion to Weil’s philosophy and her attempt to share the pain of others? The result is a deeply moving and unique documentary about what it means to bear witness to suffering, both near and far.

Director/Editor/Producer Julia Haslett makes expressionistic documentaries about contemporary and historical subjects. She is producer/director of the highly acclaimed WORLDS APART (2003) series about cross-cultural medicine, and producer of the companion hour-long documentary HOLD YOUR BREATH (2005), which broadcast on PBS in 2007. Her documentary shorts HURT & SAVE (2001), FLOODED (2003), ECLIPSED (2007), and PURE & SIMPLE (2008) have screened at numerous venues, including the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Rooftop Films, and the Black Maria Film Festival. She has worked at WGBH-Boston, the Discovery Channel, and as a Filmmaker-in-Residence at the Stanford University Center for Biomedical Ethics. Haslett was awarded a MacDowell Colony Fellowship to advance her work on AN INTERVIEW WITH SIMONE WEIL, which is her first feature-length film.

Producer Fabrizia Galvagno has worked as a Project Development Manager and Producer with Arte, National Geographic, PBS, and TV Ontario. She developed LEONARDO DA VINCI: THE MAN BEHIND THE TURIN SHROUD? (2002) for National Geographic; RICE GIRLS (2003, Venice Film Festival) recently broadcast on Al Jazeera International; THE PRIME MINISTER AND THE PRESs (2003) for PBS; and GELATO: AN ENDLESS PASSION (2005), which aired on the Sundance Channel.

Producer Enrico Rossini Cullen is the Director of Development and External Affairs at Arts Engine. He has been a consulting producer on several of Arts Engine’s Big Mouth films, including ELECTION DAY (2008), ARCTIC SON (2007), and PUSHING THE ELEPHANT (2010), which premiered in June at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival in New York City.

Cinematographer Thomas Torres Cordova is a filmmaker and installation artist. He shot the award-winning PBS-broadcast documentary STRANGE FRUIT (2002) directed by Joel Katz. His films/videos have aired on the Sundance Channel and screened at numerous festivals. His latest film, EVERYBODY LOVES THE SUNSHINE (2007), was featured last January in a solo show at the Amie and Tony James Gallery in New York City.

Consulting Editor Jonathan Oppenheim’s editing credits include SISTER HELEN, which won the documentary directing award at Sundance and CHILDREN UNDERGROUND, which was nominated for an Oscar and won the Sundance Special Jury Prize, Gotham, and IDA awards. He edited the classic documentary feature PARIS IS BURNING, and edited and co-produced Laura Poitras’ THE OATH.

Our moderator will be Shaady Salehi, Deputy Director at Active Voice, a nonprofit media strategy organization. Working as the intermediary between film producers and NGOs, Shaady specializes in the use of film and media to support long-term social change. She has spoken at film festivals and conferences nationwide, including SILVERDOCS, Making Your Media Matter, NAMAC and the National Black Programming Consortium's New Media Summit. Prior to joining the Active Voice team, she did her graduate studies in Cultural Anthropology, focusing on the role of the Internet in provoking cultural resistance and social change among urban youth in Iran. She holds an M.A. in Anthropology from the University of California, Davis, and is currently enrolled in Columbia University's Strategic Communications program, with an emphasis in communications for social justice.

Admission is free for current DocuClub members and $6 for non-members.

If you’re planning to attend, please RSVP to docuclub@artsengine.net [docuclub@artsengine.net].

Membership is an annual $50 and it includes free admission to all DocuClub events. It takes five minutes to join online:

http://www.artsengine.net/store/items/docuclub_membership_individual_rate

Gregg Schwenk
Fan

In reply to Gregg Schwenk's post on Wed 18 Aug 2010 :

2011 NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL EARLY BIRD DEADLINE OCT 22!

The NBFF Early Bird Deadline is approaching! Submit your film now to be part of the 2011 Newport Beach Film Festival and save!

*Receive a discount when you submit through Withoutabox!

EARLY BIRD DEADLINE:
OCTOBER 22

FEATURES: $35
SHORTS: $30

The 2011 festival will run from April 28th to May 5th, 2011

Visit www.NewportBeachFilmFest.com to submit

Katie  Cook
Fan

Find out HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY SUBMIT TO INDEPENDENT LENS! Join us tomorrow, Oct. 14th for the FREE DOC TALKS live interview with Lois Vossen, curator for the PBS series, Independent Lens. Listen in, ask questions and get the inside scoop on acquisition. Thursday, Oct. 14th 5pm Pacific (8pm Eastern) Register Now! http://bit.ly/3Z5Zjh

Learn more about DOC TALKS at http://www.documentaryhowto.com

Elizabeth Gesas
Fan

Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker seeks full time Assistant. General administrative duties include answering calls, scheduling appointments and conference calls, maintaining both personal and work calendars, making travel arrangements, data gathering, ordering supplies, acting as runner, etc. Applicants must be high-energy, detail-oriented, self-motivated, willing to travel, and have a car.

PLEASE EMAIL RESUME: documentary.assistant@gmail.com

Don Alexander
Pro

Seattle-area Assistance Needed!

Hi, I'm requesting camera help for an acquaintance in the Seattle area, who is one of the blogosphere's most promising talents. He is a Harvard MBA who is posting information and videos about how the REAL economy works to transfer wealth into the pockets of those who need it least. He already has an excellent series of Powerpoint-style videos on the Web, and is presently putting together some simple lecture-video tutorials. The content is wonderful, but his production technique borders on stone-age... (White balance and good audio would go a long way by themselves.) Compensation, if any, would be minimal, but any help at all with the shooting would make a big impact, and be greatly appreciated. Please send inquiries to Damon, at: strabes23@gmail.com
(It may take a day or two for reply.)
Thanks for reading!

Felix Endara
Pro

“SHOOTING POVERTY” Film Screening and Networking Event, October 26, 7 p.m., New York City

Arts Engine, Oxfam, and Shooting People are proud to present a special screening of three short documentaries exposing the true cost of armed violence on poor communities around the world.

The films were made by young independent filmmakers from India, Brazil and Burundi as part of “Shooting Poverty,” a film competition sponsored by Oxfam (www.shootingpoverty.org).

The filmmakers will be present for a post-screening Q&A and a networking reception. (You must be 21 or older to attend the reception.)

Tuesday, October 26, 7 p.m.
Tribeca Cinemas, located at 54 Varick Street (New York City)
Admission is $8

For more details and to purchase tickets, please go to:
http://shootingpoverty.eventbrite.com/

Renata Fukuda
Fan

Super Shorts and My Movie, a weekly programme of MY TV channel available on Sky 219, is now accepting short films submissions for consideration.
For all who recently directed or produced a short films, films, documentaries, animations, series and would like a wider audience to see it, please contact us.

Submissions are free of charge and all productions should be submitted individually, even when sent by the same director or producer.

About the channel
Website: http://www.tvmychannel.com/
My TV is an independent British entertainment channel available on Sky 219. Our daily schedule features fashion, gastronomy, music, films, shows and sports.

How to submit:
Please send a DVD (only DVD, we do not accept tapes) with your project and the release form signed to the follow adress:
My TV Channel
Super Shorts – Production
199-201 Seven Sisters Road
London – UK
N4 3NG

About the release form (Please contact us at production@tvmychannel.com)
This is a simple authorization as it is your work and you have to give us broadcast permission. You remain with all content copyright and there is no restriction regarding submitting the same material to film festivals.

Next step:
Our production will contact the producers to confirm if the submission was successful.

FAQ:

1) Will I still be able to send my work to other events and festivals?
Yes. We do not require exclusivity regarding festivals and events premieres. All producer / filmmakers are free to submit to as many as they feel doing so.

2) Will I be notified when my work will be shown on My TV?
Once you know your production has been approved, you can check My TV schedule available online at www.tvmychannel.com/tvschedule.html. The schedule is updated every Friday.

3) What else do I need to send?
We definitely need a synopsis about what is the production about. We also need warning in case of use of strong scenes, sexual or religious reference as it may affect the slot time where the film will be broadcast due OFCOM regulations.
If the producer/filmmaker send a press release or photos about the production we may use it to promote throughout or channels (website, newsletter and PR) but we can’t guarantee any exposure and pictures will not be returned.

4) When you deconstruct my work to use for channel publicity, will I be credited for my work?
If used only random scenes to promote the programs it won’t be credited individually. However when using pictures for printed material it will be credited.

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