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Lani Simeona


Full Frame exhibits nearly 100 documentary films in various categories. By completing the online application, you will be submitting to NEW DOCS, the festival’s competitive program which includes films completed in the last two years. In 2011, 66 films were selected for NEW DOCS from 1200 entries. NEW DOCS are eligible for a number of awards in various categories. The 2011 festival offered 9 awards, with prizes totaling over $50,000 in cash and services. The 2012 festival will take place Thursday, April 12, through Sunday, April 15.

Regular Deadline: October 15, 2011 ($40)
Late Deadline: November 30, 2011 ($60)

Please visit our website for submission guidelines and requirements. (

Garret Savage


The fellowship is designed to help emerging editors in both doc and fiction by developing their talent, expanding their creative community, and furthering their career aspirations.

If you've edited at least one feature film (over 60 minutes) and are based in the US, we'd love for you to consider applying.

Deadline: September. 30, 2012 (earlier than last year)

Our 2011 Fellow, Erin Casper, has had an amazing past few months as she's attended the SXSW and IFFB film festivals, both ACE EditFests in New York and Los Angeles, met with editors Jean Tsien and Geof Bartz for career and craft advice, and received a shipment of books and DVDs from Powell's. Her first doc feature, "Our School," is showing at film festivals around the world. Lately she's been working with Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady on a new doc project. She's written about some of these experiences in blog entries on our site: More posts to come soon.

In addition to our continuing partnerships with ACE, Manhattan Edit Workshop, SXSW, IFFB, Stranger than Fiction, and Docuclub, we’ve added a $1000 cash award and a new partnership with Rooftop Films.

The website has all the info:

Press release in the Hidden Section.

Twitter @karenschmeerFEF




Annual Fellowship Provides Extensive Opportunities for Emerging Film Editors;
Open Call for Submissions Begins AUGUST 10, 2011

LOS ANGELES / NEW YORK – The Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship was created to assist emerging editors by supporting and developing their talent, expanding their creative community, and furthering their career aspirations. In conjunction with American Cinema Editors (ACE) and other partners, the Fellowship, in its second year, offers a wide array of opportunities for promising film editors, in both documentary and fiction.

Awarded once a year, the Fellowship honors the memory of gifted editor Karen Schmeer (“Fog of War;” “Fast, Cheap & Out of Control”; “Bobby Fischer Against the World”), who was killed in a hit-and-run car accident at age 39, on January 29, 2010.

OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – the Fellowship will accept applications from now through September 30, 2011. The Fellow will be notified in January 2012. More details about the Fellowship and application requirements/forms can be found

The 2012 Fellowship benefits include:

• Mentorship with an ACE editor, tailored to the fellow’s interests
• Full festival passes to ACE EditFest in New York and Los Angeles
• Class at the Manhattan Edit Workshop – an Apple, Adobe & Avid Authorized Training Center
• Film Badge with full film festival access to the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas
• Chrome Pass with full festival access to the Independent Film Festival Boston
• Travel expenses to two of the aforementioned festivals/classes (airfare, 3 nights of hotel, per diems)
• Summer Series Triple Membership for Rooftop Films, NYC, plus a $1000 equipment rental credit
• Season Pass to Stranger than Fiction at the IFC Center in NYC
• Year-long Membership to DocuClub in NYC
• $1000 cash award
• $500 online gift certificate to Powell’s Books in Portland, Oregon (Karen’s favorite)

KAREN SCHMEER, A.C.E., was an award-winning film editor whose work included Errol Morris’ “The Fog of War” (Academy Award Winner for Best Documentary), “Mr. Death,” and “Fast, Cheap and Out of Control.” She edited “Sketches of Frank Gehry,” directed by Sydney Pollack, “The Same River Twice,” “My Father the Genius,” and “American Experience: A Brilliant Madness.” Her fiction film “American Son” premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. For the HBO film Sergio, Karen won the Best Editing Award at Sundance in 2009. Karen was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, and attended Boston University. On her way home from editing Liz Garbus’ “Bobby Fischer Against the World,” Karen was struck and killed by a car fleeing a robbery in New York City on January 29, 2010.

AMERICAN CINEMA EDITORS (ACE) is an honorary association of professional film editors that celebrates & promotes the art of editing. Editors are included on the basis of professional achievement, dedication to educating others, and commitment to the craft of editing.

Contact information:
Garret Savage
Board Member, KSFEF

Find the Fellowship on Facebook and Twitter @KarenSchmeerFEF


Travis Burgess


Coalition Film and CABULA6 in New York editing a feature documentary about Death Metal musicians in Angola organizing the first ever national rock concert. The footage is beautiful. The stories are fascinating. The music is awesome. And we have a world class post-production team assembled. It has every possibility of being a great film. The film is all in Portuguese. We need a number of TRANSLATORS to work on this project as we are currently in the editing process– this

We are in desperate need of TRANSLATORS. PORTUGUESE TRANSLATOR NEEDED! You can contact me at

War ravaged and potentially the richest country in Africa, Angola is the epicenter of the African hardcore music scene. Sonia Ferreira and Wilker Flores live and breath rock and roll. They run and live in the Okutiuka orphanage in Huambo, Angola and have a dream. They are going to mount the first ever national rock concert, bringing together for the first time the best and the brightest in Angolan hardcore death metal, thrash metal and melodic deathcore. The site will be Huambo – the town most devastated during the war. Their shared dream is to pick up the pieces, reverse the ruinations of the past and lay down roots for the future, providing home and family for the burgeoning community rockers, much in the way they have provided refuge and continuity for the orphans of war they live and work with.

In a country where only 20% of the population have access to internet, radio and television they have their work cut out for them. But regardless of the obstacle, the drive is strong enough to overcome almost anything. As Wilker and Sonia explain, for them Rock is about "poetry, love and joy. It innovates and opens minds. It speaks about the fallacies of war and opposes cruelty, it pulls things out of our souls that we never knew were there. Rock is a form of expression that enables us to remove all the debris and our suffering from all the years of war. We are at the beginning of a great story. 10, 20 years from now people are going to tell this story. They'll look at us and and say, 'hey, you're one of the people who inspired rock, who inspired all of us here now, who love rock and play rock.'" So they set out on their quest to mobilize the loudest most powerful bands they can find to jointly and joyously scream into the night.

You can contact me at

These are beautiful: Check out some of the stills @

Richard Burst-Lazarus

Call for Entries / Upcoming Deadline Aug. 17: Paley Center for Media $5,000 Documentary Pitch Workshop

The Paley Center for Media in Manhattan is now accepting entries for its 12th annual documentary pitch workshop for emerging directors with work-in-progress films. The regular entry deadline is Wednesday, August 17.

This is a competition for a $5,000 finishing grant for a relatively new documentary directors (two or less projects) with a project they've started but haven't finished. This year's sponsor is The Documentary Channel.

To apply, you'll need to submit ten minutes of selects from your project. PCM chooses five finals to pitch their projects in Manhattan in late October in front of an audience and a panel of judges, who choose the winner of the grant.

Regular deadline is August 17, with entry fees going up for subsequent deadlines.

Nancy Crowley


The Nature Conservancy is looking for an individual or firm to create a series of branded video documentaries that showcase some of our most important conservation work in California.

If you think you might be interested in this project, please take a look at the attached RFP.

Here is the summary:

The Nature Conservancy seeks to hire an individual or firm to create a series of five to six branded documentaries about the California program’s key conservation priorities. The purpose of the films is to inspire major financial investment by current and prospective donors, including large and sophisticated foundations. Each film should tell a story about that individual priority. We expect each film to be approximately three minutes in length, feature video of beautiful natural areas and include interviews with key stakeholders.

All proposal responses must be received electronically by September 9, 2011, 5 p.m. Pacific to: Nancy Crowley at ncrowley(at)tnc(dot)org. Additional materials can be mailed to Nancy Crowley, The Nature Conservancy, 201 Mission Street, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105.

Doug Block

Nancy, I added the (at) and (dot) to your email address. The Public Classifieds are open to search engines so we don't recommend anyone put their @ and .

Jill Morley

Looking for a DP with a camera (preferably EX3) in Denver, Colorado for a half day shoot for a low budget doc. Please email me, jill(at)jillmorley(dot)com (Thanks for the reminder, Doug!)

Lynn Cassaniti

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Catherine Stratton

Hi There,
Not sure this is the best place to post, but I recently began making short profiles of creative people and organizations. Not sure if it's become a viable niche market yet, but it's something I'm good at and want to make more. I have embedded my latest video on the humor artist, Rick Parker called 'Finding Humor in Art.' To get an idea of the type of work he does, he recently finished the satiric comic, 'Harry Potty.'

I've pasted the url below.

Any ideas, tips or other chit-chat will be much appreciated.


Catherine Stratton

Looks like I screwed up in the last post. Let my Vimeo Plus account expire. Anyway, below is the YouTube link to my video.


Catherine Stratton

Okay, I know this is probably getting annoying – but, if any of you know of someone who would like to have a profile made of them, love to know . . . ;-))

Yixi Villar

Looking of an EXPERIENCED DOCUMENTARY FILM DP in the New York Area!! Experience on a Panasonic HVX and 16mm film camera would be ideal!

We are a quarter of the way through shooting a doc "Life In The Balance" which lifts the veil on a testing procedure that helps tailor cancer treatment to the individual. This is single handedly changing the way cancer is treated in America. We are gearing up to pitch to networks and are presently re-cutting the trailer as well as putting together a 20min sample of film. This is our first documentary so we are looking for someone who is experienced ideally someone who has been recognized for their work. Please email resumes along with reels to the email below. If you want further details or have any questions please feel free to contact us.
Yixi Villar at:

Check out our funding trailer:

Yixi Villar


We are looking for a graphic designer to help us simplify some of the heady subjects in our documentary "Life In The Balance", which highlights a testing procedure that tailors cancer medication to the individual, taking the guess work out of treatment. We will need you to start ASAP as we are in the process of re-cutting our trailer and will also need your expertise in shaping 20 min sample we are cutting of the film. We would like to get the trailer finished within a month and the sample within 2 months, as we will be pitching to networks.
Salary: is negotiable, we are willing meet industry standard rates.

Sample films whose graphics we like:
- Inside Job
- Freakanomics
-Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed

Please send reel and resume to:
Yixi Villar

Doug Block

In reply to Catherine Stratton's post on Fri 19 Aug 2011 :

Nicely done, Catherine, but not sure whether you're looking to get hired to do more of your short pieces or looking for subjects to build up your collection of them (for possible distribution?). Can you tell us more about what your plans are?

Catherine Stratton

Thank you Doug. I'm glad you liked it. To answer your questions, both really. I hadn't thought about creating a compilation piece but it definitely is food for thought. Also, I want to mention that I'm not just interested in creating films for artists but also any person who creates something unique and valuable in some way – chef, teacher, gardener, founder of an organization that helps others or a cause or creative endeavor, artisans, a filmmaker that creates a unique approach to filmmaking (like you???) – I have also made short videos nonprofits/NGOs and looking for more opportunities to do that too.

Currently I'm planning to make a few short films – one about someone who continues to do hand engraving, while machines are taking over and another about a man who builds clocks.

Below I have posted another video I made for the World Wide Orphans Foundation that I shot in Haiti. The founder is Jane Aronson who's been getting a lot of press coverage lately. It's only about 5 minutes. I'd love it if you can take a look at it.

One last thing that I know you can help with since you are the webmaster extroardinaire for the D-Word. How do I customize my settings so I receive an email when somebody responds to my posts. I have it set up so I'm emailed the post after mine but these are not always responses but posts that are on different topics.

Thanks again – cathy

World Wide Orphans: Helping Haiti's Children

Meet the children of Haiti. Experience their beauty and resilience while the founder of Worldwide Orphans Foundation travels to orphanages with WWO board members following last year's devastating earthquake.

Diane Hendrix

YoungWorldInventors- tweet: Watch #global #innovators at #work!

Wednesday 6 am EDT is the deadline for our Kickstarter campaign [ and we are short ~$1600 in pledges, lest we lose them all. See update #8 for a nice link to Next Billion post. Funding is for transcripts, editing and music, by the first viral video band in Kenya. In fact, the first $1000 donor can meet the talented Just a Band – comics, photos, videos, music and teaching computer literacy to teenagers in Kibera, Africa's largest slum – at their video installation in NYC in late August, their first USA trip.

One YWI KS backer says:
"I have no connection to this project, other than I think it is very cool and the goals are near to my heart. I pledged $125, did a favor for someone and they pledged $100; posted it on Facebook and said this is what I wanted for my birthday and people pledged various amounts. My birthday wish was to be a funding "angel" and I hope you'll join me....every little bit not charged if goal not reached."

Review rewards at –and welcome to our community! Kickstarter is the new networking tool!

Qs to: Diane Hendrix at twitter: @ynginventors
blog: PLS LIKE us

Jennilyn Merten

Working on a feature documentary premiering at TIFF in 3 weeks! We need a 3-5 second piece of stock footage ASAP.

3-5 seconds
HD or 35mm (Most of the film was shot on HD DVCPro 23.98 960x720)
High Production Value
Daytime, medium sunlight (it is London...)
Driving shot FROM inside of a car of an ICONIC London area/street. (Need to ID our subject is in London)
*A wide beauty shot of the city might work as well or in addition to the driving shot.
We need it immediately.
*Would love to get footage in return for a film credit, but can negotiate a purchase price.

You can respond directly to:



Richard Burst-Lazarus

Call for entries, Paley Center Pitch Workshop. Deadline Aug. 31

The Paley Center for Media in Manhattan is now accepting entries for its 12th annual documentary pitch workshop for emerging directors with work-in-progress films. The late entry deadline is Wednesday, August 31.

This is a competition for a $5,000 finishing grant for a relatively new documentary directors (two or less projects) with a project they've started but haven't finished. This year's sponsor is The Documentary Channel.

To apply, you'll need to submit ten minutes of selects from your project. PCM chooses five finals to pitch their projects in Manhattan in late October in front of an audience and a panel of judges, who choose the winner of the grant.

Andrea Swift

Looking for documentary/reality TV series teachers for the Fall. You'd be teaching in The Documentary Program of The New York Film Academy, which is different from other college programs in a few crucial way. Most importantly, classes do not have to meet at the same times each week and rarely require an entire semester's commitment.

If you have relevant experience and are interested in teaching, please email me at: ASWIFT [at]NYFA [dot] edu

Andrea Swift
Chair, Documentary Department
New York Film Academy

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