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Michael Sheridan
Wed 14 Sep 2011Link

Community Supported Film presents 10 Afghan-made documentaries that provide an unseen view of the Afghan experience since 9/11 and the US-led invasion of Afghanistan. “The Fruit of Our Labor” full series will be available to be watched online from September 11th until October 7th. You can watch the films at www.csfilm.org/films.

The 10th anniversaries of 9-11 and the October 7th US-led invasion of Afghanistan are upon us. As Americans reflect on the impact of these events on our lives, Community Supported Film is providing an opportunity to also reflect on the situation from an Afghan perspective.

CSFilm is hoping to get these films seen as widely as possible, and is seeking collaborations with organizations, groups, government officials, schools, activists, organizers, and individuals to get these films put to use in discussions about Afghanistan. Please contact us with your ideas at info[at]csfilm.org.

These 10 films come from The Fruit of Our Labor – an intimate collection of stories about survival in war-ridden Afghanistan, made in a filmmaking training in Kabul last fall. Each documentary short offers a personal and first-hand point of view rarely seen or heard in the US, even after 10 years of intense media coverage. As a series, these films bring to life Afghans’ daily efforts to address their challenging social and economic conditions – providing an insider perspective behind and beyond the battlefront.

Seven of the 10 films focus on women and women's issues; four of which were filmed and produced by Afghan women. Their cameras eavesdrop on the saucy banter of women as they tend to everyday tasks such as baking bread and planting seedlings, and on their consoling but firm words as they counsel each other in the aftermath of traumatic war injuries. One video short documents a woman’s search for her lost husband – one of the nations’ 1 million addicted to heroine, while a pregnant woman navigates the options for healthcare and birth control – without a functioning maternity clinic nearby. The Fruit of Our Labor details Afghans’ inexorable struggle to survive: from the constant quest for water for themselves and for their fields, to the humble hawking of fruit from urban pushcarts.

As an organization that trains Afghan documentary filmmakers, Community Supported Film works for an Afghanistan that is not abandoned and left to survive another humanitarian crisis. CSFilm’s online airing of The Fruit of Our Labor between the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and the 10/7 invasion of Afghanistan seeks to put Afghans into our daily considerations and invigorate conversations about the immediate and long-term future of Afghanistan.

Community Supported Film
CSFilm trains local women and men in documentary filmmaking with a focus on their community’s social and economic development issues. Their stories, rooted in realities often unrepresented in the media, are used to influence local and international perspectives on sustainable paths to a more peaceful and equitable world. In the interest of amplifying the voices and expertise of Afghans, Community Supported Film conducted an intensive 5-week training of 10 Afghans in documentary production in the fall of 2010. The resulting films are gathered in the collection, The Fruit of Our Labor, and can be seen at www.csfilm.org.


John Burgan
Wed 14 Sep 2011Link

Great that your model is centred on training Afghans to enable them to tell their own stories. Keep up the good work.

Edited Wed 14 Sep 2011 by John Burgan

Rob Rooy
Wed 14 Sep 2011Link

Michael, great to see you here, and I'm so glad to see that your labor of love has come to fruition!


Erica Ginsberg
Mon 19 Sep 2011Link

FOR MEMBERS IN THE WASHINGTON DC AREA...

Participatory video engages and empowers groups of people to work together to tell their own stories, experiences, and viewpoints through video. Facilitated by more experienced filmmakers, participatory video can help provide a voice for marginalized communities with potential for advocacy, therapeutic benefits, and community-building. The process of filmmaking is often as important as the resulting films.

Docs In Progress is excited to welcome local facilitating filmmakers and participants to talk about the process and impact of making a participatory video and share their resulting works. It is a way to find out more about this unique genre of documentary filmmaking both from a logistical perspective and to examine larger issues of the relationship between filmmakers, “subjects,” and audiences.The participants will include filmmakers Joy Haynes and Ellie Walton, accompanied by Maureen Jais-Mick, the Director of Community Outreach and Volunteer Services at Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital; and filmmakers Brandon Kramer and Lance Kramer, accompanied by James Magruder, a Green Corps trainee.

WHEN?
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
6:30 pm Networking and Refreshments
7:00 – 8:30 pm Program and Q&A

WHERE?
Docs In Progress
8700 First Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Walking distance to the Silver Spring Metro and convenient to garage parking.

REGISTRATION FEE?
$10 if register and pay online no later than 5 pm on September 21.
($20 if paying at the door. Cash only)

REGISTRATION LINK

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Ellie Walton and Joy Haynes from Video Diary Productions, LLC have produced a range of radio and video documentaries, from an ex-guerrilla radio station in Guatemala to prisons in London, from Scotland to Washington, DC. Feature length documentaries include, Chocolate City, which explores the gentrification of Washington, DC, and Igual Que Tú, which takes you through a week in the life of an immigrant day laborer. Their most recent project, Voices From Within, is an intimate look into the lives of five residents of Saint Elizabeths psychiatric hospital, Washington DC’s public psychiatric hospital. Like many of their other works, Voices From Within represents a collaborative approach to filmmaking where the subject is not just examined, but is the examiner. By providing equipment, training, and support to communities who are often generalized and stereotyped, Video Diaries LLC offers an unexpected glimpse into the lives of immigrant day laborers, senior citizens, incarcerated teens, and long-term residents of mental hospitals, among others. The belief is that filmmaking as an interactive and transformational experience that reveals and inspires deeper understanding and dialogue around our common community. They will be joined by Maureen Jais-Mick, the Director of Community Outreach and Volunteer Services at Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital who was instrumental in making the Voices From Within project possible. Jais-Mick was previously a volunteer with Lens & Pens, Brushes & Friends at Saint Elizabeth’s while working as director of Development and Community Outreach at Green Door, a program that supports adults with mental illness who live in the community. Before joining the staff of Green Door, she was director of Development at N Street Village, a community for homeless women and low-income families.

Brandon Kramer and Lance Kramer from Meridian Hill Pictures are award-winning filmmakers and educators dedicated to producing and sharing innovative documentaries from diverse community perspectives. Based in Washington DC, their focus is on crafting films that advance dialogue and impact broad audiences. They have worked with a diversity of local and national organizations and programs, including the Kennedy Center’s On Location program, Seeds of Peace, Human Rights Campaign, and the Center for Inspired Teaching. Their latest participatory video project is with Washington Parks & People’s DC Green Corps. Funded by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act, Green Corps is an innovative green job training program empowering low-income Washington DC residents with the knowledge and tools to enhance community parks and other public spaces throughout the city. Through a collaborative media education project with Meridian Hill Pictures this past spring, 34 Green Corps trainees employed video storytelling to express in their own voice how urban forestry and greening are helping to meet critical needs in DC’s underserved communities. The Kramers will be joined by James Magruder, one of the Green Corps trainees and narrator of one of the Green Corps videos.

Edited Mon 19 Sep 2011 by Erica Ginsberg

Garret Savage
Tue 20 Sep 2011Link

KAREN SCHMEER FILM EDITING FELLOWSHIP

Only ten days until applications are due: Applications must be received by September 30, 2011.

http://www.karenschmeer.com/

The Fellowship is a year-long experience that encourages and champions the talent of an emerging editor. It creates opportunities to help cultivate an editor’s artistry and craft, and expand his or her professional and creative community. The Fellowship includes:

• 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)

We're on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/KarenSchmeerFEF

And Twitter:
@KarenSchmeerFEF

The Karen Schmeer FEF Committee:
Robin Hessman
Ann Kim
Ellie Lee
Garret Savage
Lewis Wheeler


Ruh iShamim
Tue 20 Sep 2011Link

I’d like to invite you to an event that will connect you with the latest trends, interests and trail-blazers in the field of documentary film. The Paley Center’s DocFest 2011 (October 20th-29th) will explore how documentaries are investigating media to develop connections between individuals and larger society as well as the past with the future.

This year’s theme, “Media is the Connection” will be explored through screenings, conversations the filmmakers and subjects of the presenting films, and lively Q&A discussions that are a hallmark of the Festival. Complimentary wine receptions will take place before each screening.

Be sure to check out two special PaleyDocFest events which have become mainstays of the Festival:
• DocuJam, October 20th at 5 pm: celebrates outstanding works produced by young documentary filmmakers nationwide, presented in collaboration with Downtown Community Television New York.
• The Art of the Documentary Pitch, October 29th at 2pm: a workshop/competition wich awards a $5,000 grant for toward the completion of a documentary film, sponsored by DocChannel.

For a list of other events in the PaleyDocFest lineup, check out http://www.paleycenter.org/paleydocfest2011. Ticket prices include admission to The Paley Center for Media, wine receptions, and attendance at the question and answer panel discussion related to the events. DocuJam is included with general admission to The Paley Center for Media.


Lahoe Ku
Wed 21 Sep 2011Link

Hello! Please come to this great event, presentation & party!
'The Unsung Heroes of Documentary'
Hosted by New York Film Academy & The Doc Tank
7PM, Sep 27 (Tue) at Screening Room of New York Film Academy
(100 E 17th ST NY10003)
The first guest is Rosemary Rotondi, archival footage researcher.
She found footage for many films including 'Inside Job'
For more information: http://www.thedoctank.com/unsung


Doug Block
Thu 22 Sep 2011Link

A great idea for a series, Lahoe, and no better honoree to kick it off than Rosemary. Hope folks will turn out in full force.


Catherine Stratton
Thu 22 Sep 2011Link

[Edited to switch the email addresses to (at) and (dot). Remember, this is a public topic, folks, and you don't want spam.]

I just posted this in the professional classifieds. Hope it's ok to double post here too.

This was passed on to me by a fellow alumni. Sounds exciting – if you don't mind moving to Haiti for a while. If interested, please contact Valerie (info below) and tell her that you found out about the position through me.

Thanks!!!
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Ciné Institute, Haiti's only professional film school, provides Haitian youth with university-level film education, technical training and media-related micro-enterprise opportunities. The Institute trains aspiring local filmmakers in all aspects of production and produces films of all kinds, in partnership with our students and graduates. Our objective is to provide Haiti's talented youth with the knowledge and tools necessary to build a local audiovisual industry.

We seek two full-time teachers to join our faculty:

POSITION ONE Production Teacher
Responsible for teaching all technical aspects of film production. This includes: photography, cinematography, sound, production and editing.

POSITION TWO Executive Producer
Responsible for building up Ciné Institute's income-generating employment division, Ciné Services. Candidate will be tasked with the role of procuring local and international clients, engaging Ciné Institute graduates to produce work for clients, and teaching our strongest producers how to establish a successful production company. Candidate must be a business entrepreneur, experienced producer and passionate teacher. Financial incentives built in to base compensation package.

To apply, please send CV and cover letter to info(at)cineinstitute(dot)com Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
ABOUT CINÉ INSTITUTE

http://www.cineinstitute.com/news/recovery-and-reportage

http://www.cineinstitute.com/about-us/team.php

Valerie Sutton
Director, Career Services Office
Harvard Graduate School of Education
13 Appian Way, 025 Longfellow Hall
Cambridge, MA 02169
617-496-1676
suttonva(at)gse(dot)harvard.edu

Edited Fri 23 Sep 2011 by Doug Block

Andrea Swift
Fri 23 Sep 2011Link

Tuesday, September 27 · 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Please join us to kick off a groundbreaking new evening series, UNSUNG HEROES OF DOCUMENTARY with a celebration of ROSEMARY ROTONDI, the shy master of archival research whose nearly silent talents have raised countless docs to new heights (including last year's Oscar-winner.)

(It's FREE and there'll be inexpensive wine with which to toast our inaugural hero, as many times as you want! :-)

We're inviting the entire NYC documentary community to join us at the New York Film Academy (NYFA) in its historic Tammany Hall Building at 100 East 17th Street, on the northeast corner of Union Square.

In case there are any among us who don't know, ROSEMARY ROTONDI is a world-class, beloved and much sought-after archival footage researcher, whose credits include: INSIDE JOB (2011 Academy Award-Winner), HBO’s WE STAND ALONE TOGETHER (Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, producers), REGRET TO INFORM and THE BRANDON TEENA STORY, and SO many others.

Director Crayton Robey and NYFA’s Academy Award-nominated prof, Immy Humes will join Rosemary to present and discuss her work, and to share a well-guarded secret, or two, of the trade. Then we’ll raise a glass in Rosemary’s honor. And then maybe a few more in the after-mingle.

Free for the NYC Doc community, NYFA Docsters, grads and faculty, and anyone who loves and appreciates the art of the doc.

The Unsung Heroes of Documentary series:
Let's get together to Recognize, Educate, Celebrate!
Directors of Photography, editors, sound recordists, mixers, graphic artists, designers, colorists, composers—these are the brilliant specialists who save the day countless times on countless documentary films, lending their skill and soul again and again to enable Directors and Producers to realize their dreams. But do they get credit and recognition? Love and understanding? Not enough! We thought it would be fun, fitting, and overdue, to bring the whole documentary community together to drag some of our shy artistic and technical masters into a little spotlight. We’ll explore their critical, quiet crafts and celebrate their enormous and under-celebrated contributions to the films of their far more famous directing/producing brethren.

The Honoree will present and discuss clips of his/her work, take questions, and be toasted en masse, followed by mingling with cheap drinks and refreshments. Director/Producers who have worked with the Honoree will be invited to testify to their powers. We hope to attract an intergenerational audience: film students who can learn about important professional film career paths, and Doc Makers who want to raise a glass in appreciation.

We're planning an experimental run for 3 Tuesdays this fall 2011 and if it catches on, we'll get to bring it back full force in the spring. HEROES TBA: 10/4 & 10/11

(Send us ideas, nominations, suggestions! Please help spread the word & let us hear from you at unsung@thedoctank.com. Brought to you by Andrea Swift, Chair of Documentary Department at NYFA, and The Doc Tank (a documentary center run by NYFA doc faculty member, filmmaker Immy Humes). contact: Immy Humes doctank@gmail.com or Andrea Swift aswift@nyfa.edu)

Edited Fri 23 Sep 2011 by Andrea Swift

Doug Block
Fri 23 Sep 2011Link

Congrats to Rosemary – I'll do my best to make this. Andrea, you wrote it begins at 6:30pm but the Doc Tank website says 7. Which is it?


Andrea Swift
Fri 23 Sep 2011Link

Hi Doug! The doors open at 6:30pm and we'll start the presentation at 7:00pm. It would be great to see you there. We're really hoping to get a good turnout for Rosemary and a strong enough showing that we can make the series ongoing. And I've been wanting to connect with you anyway.


Doug Block
Fri 23 Sep 2011Link

I'll do my best to make it, Andrea. Meanwhile, if you put your photo up here there's a far better chance I can find you at the event.


Anne Checler
Mon 26 Sep 2011Link

An actor friend of mine is coming from France to do a writing residency in NYC from October 15th to November 1st. She is looking for a sublet (studio, or room) in Manhattan or Brooklyn. If you have any leads, please e-mail me and I will forward the info to her. Contact: achecler (at) yahoo (dot) com.
Thanks!


Immy Humes
Tue 27 Sep 2011Link

Hey y'all! and to Doug especially, thanks for the encouragement re: our UNSUNG HEROES series.

Tonight we kick off with Rosemary Rotondi, 7PM at NYFA on 17th Street, just east of Union Square, in their very cool old building, the old Tammany Hall.

Next HERO is STEVE PEQUIGNOT of GLUE, post-production pro extraordinaire (Barbara Rick's words, thanks Barbara!) 10/4 at NYFA off union square 7PM (doors open at 6:30). low-key but fun events I hope, I've never done events before so nervous and would love community input.

A note to director/producers: please keep this series in mind if you have deep admiration for and gratitude to a specialist whom you've worked with. Maybe this is a place to honor them? Would be happy to hear from you. Thanks to all. (Love the D-Word!!!)

http://www.thedoctank.com/unsung


Doug Block
Wed 28 Sep 2011Link

Wow, Steve's a fantastic choice! He's done the post on my last two films and I don't know of a more knowledgeable guy who can communicate it all in plain English. You're two for two, Immy.

Sorry I couldn't make it tonight but I'll do everything I can to be there next week.


Immy Humes
Wed 28 Sep 2011Link

Oh Doug it would be great if you can make it next week.

We had a wonderful event tonight – it went really really well!

Rosemary was fantastic. I learned a lot. I had no idea how much straight out investigative reporting she does. quite amazing, under the guise of looking for visuals she's really sleuthing out PROOF on several productions (i don't want to spill all the beans, i think some of the current things she mentioned tonight may be news scoops actually)

Crayton Robey also spoke, about working with Rosemary on his film, and was inspirational about Rosemary and about the passion of filmmaking overall –
the students had many excellent questions, just kept going and going, i couldn't have been happier!

and Rosemary looked great in her NYFA hoodie (the big swag of the nite)


Elizabeth Westrate
Wed 28 Sep 2011Link

I'm still seeking a skilled Mongolian to English translator to create written English transcripts from apx. three hours of raw interviews which were conducted in Mongolian. We are in New York, however this work can be done remotely. Please email me beth(at)fivespotfilms(dot)com

Thanks!


Andrea Swift
Wed 28 Sep 2011Link

Here's to the first UNSUNG HERO OF DOCUMENTARY toasted in NYFA's new guest speaker series! We had a great time last night learning about the secret life of a world-class archival researcher. And we thoroughly enjoyed dragging, our shy but brilliant colleague into the spotlight for the first time so that the doc-makers whose films she has enhanced immeasurably – and the students who were thrilled to learn from her – could celebrate her special creative artistry.

In case you missed it, Here's to Rosemary Rotondi!!


Barbara Rick
Thu 29 Sep 2011Link

In reply to Immy Humes's post on Tue 27 Sep 2011 :

You're welcome, Immy! Fantastic-– :)


Nadia Awad
Thu 29 Sep 2011Link

Looking for a DP with experience shooting Canon 7D and comfort lighting on the fly and a SOUND MIXER for 2-day shoot this weekend in Brooklyn, NY.

Further info, please contact me at nawad8 (at) gmail.com.


Marj Safinia
Thu 29 Sep 2011Link

So the Arclight Cinema in Hollywood is launching a new documentary festival, with a multi media twist. Submissions are via uploading trailers online, which the general public votes on. The top 10 vote getters will be invited to submit full features, and will be juried by 4 judges including yours truly.

The 10 nominees will be screened at the Arclight Hollywood, and the winner will win a $10,000 cash prize.

If you're in the market for $10k, and you have a kick ass trailer for a completed feature, and you're not averse to crowdsourcing votes, then I'd say it's a great opportunity!

More information, including submission guidelines at http://www.alpromos.com/. And you can see some of us docupeeps sharing our wisdoms in a series of short clips at http://www.youtube.com/arclightcinema.


Andrea Swift
Fri 30 Sep 2011Link

We had such great time at the inaugural UNSUNG HEROES OF DOCUMENTARY event that THE NEW YORK FILM ACADEMY can hardly wait to announce our second honoree in this great new series.

Please join us Tuesday, October 4th · 7:00pm – 9:30pm (doors open at 6:30pm) at The New York Film Academy (NYFA) in its historic Tammany Hall Building at 100 East 17th Street, on the northeast of Union Square to celebrate:

STEVE PEQUIGNOT, post-production pro extraordinaire. Online editor, colorist, designer and co-owner of GLUE EDITING & DESIGN, Steve has won the love of tons of NYC documentary-makers, who rely on his unflappable attitude, personal generosity, supreme technical knowledge & unfailing creative artistry to get them over the finish line time after time. The many films he’s helped bring home include: Entre Nos, 51 Birch Street, and The Education of Shelby Knox.

Two of Steve’s devoted directors, D-Word's own beloved founder, Doug Block and NYFA's Academy Award-nominated Director/prof, Immy Humes will join Steve to present & discuss some of his remarkable work, including key sections of their own critically acclaimed documentaries. Then, rumor has it, Steve will let slide an insider tip or two before we all raise a glass in honor. (And perhaps a few more in the after-mingle.)

Free for the NYC Doc community, NYFA Docsters, grads and faculty, and anyone who loves and appreciates the art of the doc.

The Unsung Heroes of Documentary:
Please join us to Recognize, Educate, Celebrate!
Directors of Photography, editors, sound recordists, mixers, graphic artists, designers, colorists, composers—these are the brilliant specialists who save the day countless times on countless documentary films, lending their skill and soul again and again to enable Directors and Producers to realize their dreams. But do they get credit and recognition? Love and understanding? Not enough! We thought it would be fun, fitting, and overdue, to bring the whole documentary community together to drag some of our shy artistic and technical masters into a little spotlight. We’ll explore their critical, quiet crafts and celebrate their enormous and under-celebrated contributions to the films of their far more famous directing/producing brethren.

The Honoree will present and discuss clips of his/her work, take questions, and be toasted en masse, followed by mingling with cheap drinks and refreshments. Director/Producers who have worked with the Honoree will be invited to testify to their powers. We hope to attract an intergenerational audience: film students who can learn about important professional film career paths, and Doc Makers who want to raise a glass in appreciation.

We're floating an experimental run for 3 Tuesdays this fall 2011 and hope to bring it back full force in the spring. HERO TBA: 10/11


Andrea Swift
Fri 30 Sep 2011Link

In reply to Doug Block's post on Fri 23 Sep 2011 19:35 UTC :

Thanks so much for joining us for the "singing" of Steve next Tuesday!! And yes, I'll def post a pic. Thanks for the reminder.


John Burgan
Sun 2 Oct 2011Link

Opportunity for budding film critics at Rotterdam Film Festival (originally posted by Jo-Anne Velin)

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Bill Kerrigan
Mon 3 Oct 2011Link

Can anyone recommend a dop with a Red and a grip familiar with rigging cars… in Las Vegas?

Thanks,
Bill
bill@kerrigan.ca


Niki Bhattacharya
Mon 3 Oct 2011Link

For anyone who has considered an MFA in Documentary Filmmaking we are hosting an Information Session on November 5th at 2pm in the MFA Social Documentary Filmmaking department at the School of Visual Arts in NYC (136 W 21st street, ground floor). This event will provide a clear sense of what the SocDoc program is all about and will feature faculty, staff, current student and alumni presentations followed by a Q&A session, department tour and a mixer hour.

More about the program: www.mfasocdoc.sva.edu

Please register online here: http://www.sva.edu/GradInfoSessions/


Elisabeth James
Mon 3 Oct 2011Link

I'm looking for an assistant for about 10 hours of work per week in my Durham, NC based office. It is a paid gig. Ideal candidate will have excellent research and computer skills (including really basic FCP familiarity), a can-do attitude, an outgoing personality and will believe that no job it too big or too small.....

The assistant will be working directly with me on my new hybrid documentary, Lucy: A Portrait. Tasks will be as varied as archival research, casting assistance, office organization and management, hands-on help during shoots, location/prop scouting and keeping me generally sane by helping with whatever comes up day to day.

I will consider working with graduate students or highly motivated undergrads. Must have car.

Position is for 3-6 months.

Please e-mail me your qualifications and/or resume. biz(at)thornapplefilms(dot)com

Thanks!


Chandler Griffin
Tue 4 Oct 2011Link

Two-Week Documentary Workshop – Mississippi Delta – February 2012
Dates: February 12th – 26th, 2012

This two-week HD workshop runs twice a year in the heart of the Mississippi Delta and is designed for those who want to learn documentary filmmaking top to bottom in an intensive setting.
Past participants have included new and established filmmakers, writers, journalists, artists, photographers, graphic designers, theater actors and directors, musicians, educators and non profit organizations. Previous experience with filmmaking is NOT required. Producers, cinematographers, editors and writers with narrative experience who are considering working in non-fiction filmmaking are also encouraged to enroll. Photojournalists and print journalists who are looking to make the move to video journalism should strongly consider this workshop.

Students learn all aspects of the process including the importance of the still image, HD cameras, archives, compact lighting methods, wireless mics, how to structure and weave the story and how to edit in the field with Final Cut Pro.

To view an extended version of the course description, visit our website at www.barefootworkshops.org.

This is one of many workshops that Barefoot is hosting in 2012. In addition to the Documentary Filmmaking in The Mississippi Delta, check out our website to learn more about our Photo and Editing workshops in the Mississippi Delta along with more documentary workshops in Marfa, Texas and Cape Town, South Africa.

You can view examples of work here:
http://www.barefootworkshops.org/alumni_gallery/alumni_gallery.html

Homepage: www.barefootworkshops.org
Contact: info(at)barefootworkshops.org
Tuition: $2,339.00 (includes tuition and meals. Housing not included)

Instructors: Chandler Griffin, Alison Fast & Edward Symes

Past Equipment Sponsors: Apple, Canon, Lowepro, GoPro, Tekserve, B&H, Bogen, Gitzo, Kata, Tiffen, Sennheiser, Glyph, G-Tech, Litepanels, Anton Bauer, Lowel, D&M Professional
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Other documentary workshops we offer:

January 8th – 28th, 2012
3-Week Documentary – Cape Town, South Africa
Instructor: Chandler Griffin, Alison Fast & Edward Symes
Tuition: $3,850.00 (housing not included)

March, 2012
2-Week Documentary In MARFA, TEXAS
Instructor: Chandler Griffin, Alison Fast
Tuition: $2,339.00 (housing not included)

Contact: info(at)barefootworkshops.org

Barefoot Workshops is a New York City-based not-for-profit 501(c)3, founded in 2004, that offers short, intensive workshops around the world in narrative and documentary filmmaking. We assist organizations and individuals to use media, music and the arts, to accelerate progress and program goals in areas such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, conflict resolution, resettlement, youth empowerment, civil rights, and democracy building. We have worked with partners as diverse as UNESCO, Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation, The U.S. State Department and The Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI), to pioneer new formats and “media templates” that reinforce citizen-led, community-owned solutions to these challenges.

The main goal of Barefoot Workshops is to equip students with the knowledge and confidence to use the latest and most sophisticated equipment while having a foundation that allows a person to create beautiful images and story, regardless of the tools. At Barefoot, growing and learning as a filmmaker means growing and learning as an individual.

Edited Tue 4 Oct 2011 by Chandler Griffin

Marj Safinia
Thu 6 Oct 2011Link

Los Angeles, October 15th. IDA is hosting an all-day Focus on Funding seminar with fantastic panelists including Morrie Warshawski, and folks from Tribeca, Sundance, CCH, Fledgling Fund and Catapult Film Fund. There will be opportunities to have small roundtable lunches with the different funders, and to learn from the master of fundraising, Morrie Warshawski himself. You can sign up for all or part of the day. More information at: http://doc-u-oct-15.eventbrite.com/


Todd Lillethun
Thu 6 Oct 2011Link

Swimming Safely in Treacherous Waters: Attorney Michael Donaldson Answers Your Pesky Legal Questions

Monday October 24, 7 – 9:30 pm
at Chicago Filmmakers, 5243 N. Clark St.
Cost: $10 for IFP and Chicago Filmmakers members/ $12 for all others
IFP-Chicago, Kartemquin Films, The Kindling Group, and Chicago Filmmakers welcome entertainment attorney and author Michael Donaldson.

Copyright law can pose serious barriers and liabilities for any production. Learn how to navigate a swarm of legal issues without putting yourself or your film at risk! Michael Donaldson is an internationally recognized attorney and specialist on copyright law, and will be making a rare Chicago appearance to share practical advice for independent filmmakers. Topics include: fair use, hidden cameras, public domain, privacy, contracts, and a wide range of intellectual property issues. This workshop is highly recommended for both documentary and narrative filmmakers, and deeply relevant for remix work, reality TV, web series, interactive, experimental films, and a range of new media.

http://chicagofilmmakers.org/cf/content/swimming-safely-treacherous-waters-attorney-michael-donaldson-answers-your-pesky-legal-quest


John Burgan
Thu 6 Oct 2011Link

Note to "Chicago Filmmakers" – welcome to The D-Word, but as the registration FAQ clearly states, you can only join The D-Word as an individual, not as a couple, company or institution. Please login at the first opportunity and update your profile to prevent its deletion – thanks.


Brent E. Huffman
Fri 7 Oct 2011Link

I am looking for a Dari and Pashto translator in the Chicago area.

This is the project I am directing:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Buddhas-of-Aynak/134054606683556?created&sk=page_getting_started

Please contact me at:
brent(at)germancamera(dot)com


Thomas Lennon
Tue 11 Oct 2011Link

Do you know MANDARIN? I am looking for an assistant editor or junior editor who reads and understands Mandarin and is comfortable with Final Cut Pro. Paid assignment, full or part-time.

please write to TL@thomaslennonfilms.com

Thomas Lennon
Co-Founder
Chang Ai Media Project
www.campfilms.org


John Burgan
Tue 11 Oct 2011Link

Thomas – presume this is in NYC – as we mention above, always helps to spell out the location.


Jonathan Vogel
Wed 12 Oct 2011Link

2012 TALKING PICTURES FESTIVAL – CALL FOR ENTRIES

Now entering its fourth year, The 2012 Talking Pictures Festival invites independent filmmakers to submit their new films. The festival takes place in Spring 2012 in Evanston, IL and attracts filmgoers from the entire Chicago metro-area.

What we're looking for...
We seek films that are thought-provoking, intriguing, entertaining, vibrant, authentic, artful and informative. From dramatic films to hard-hitting documentaries, comedic shorts, animation or experimental films, we invite independent filmmakers to send us their work for consideration. All genres, styles, lengths and both film and video entries welcome! Cash awards for winning entries.

Connecting with the audience...
True to its name, screenings at The Talking Pictures Festival foster a lively dialogue between filmmakers and audience members and get the community involved. If you made a film with real impact, this is the place to show it.

"Early Bird" DEADLINE: October 31, 2011
Regular DEADLINE: November 23, 2011
Late DEADLINE: December 5, 2011

Entry form and more info at: www.talkingpicturesfestival.org

Submit your entry at:
www.withoutabox.com/login/8776

Questions? Please contact us at: 847.371.2804 or filmvideoforum@yahoo.com


Kathy Barbini
Wed 12 Oct 2011Link

Looking for an assistant proficient at doing the footwork to get our film and info on all online sites like Distrify, and general internet marketing.


Laura Perlman
Wed 12 Oct 2011Link

A belated thanks to all of you for your warm welcomes and thanks for the info about the Betty Carter doc.
If you are looking for a composer feel free to contact me.
website: lauraperlman.net
email: ljperl@earthlink.net
Best to all,
Laura


Anne Pollack
Fri 14 Oct 2011Link Tag

Greetings,

I am available for film-scoring...

www.AnnePollackProductions.com

And reachable at: music@AnnePollackProducitons.com

thanks,
Anne


Nick Ravich
Fri 14 Oct 2011Link

Hello-
Looking for professional audio (for video production) workshop/classes in the New York area. Ideal would be something slanted towards documentary field recording, esp for HDSLR workflow, for someone with basic audio operating experience. So not for a total novice, but someone who learned on the job and so doesn't have a very good handle on the fundamental whats/whys/hows.
I know about DCTV in Chinatown. Any other suggestions would be great.
Thanks, Nick.


John Burgan
Sat 15 Oct 2011Link

Folks new to The D-Word – you don't need to sign your name at the bottom of your posts – it's there already as part of your profile.


Thomas Lennon
Sun 16 Oct 2011Link

In reply to Thomas Lennon's post on Tue 11 Oct 2011 :

To clarify: the gig listed above, for an Asistant Editor / Jr. Editor who reads and understands Mandarin, is in New York City


Corinne van der Borch
Tue 18 Oct 2011Link

I'd love to let you know about the most exciting thing happening right now in my career- my documentary 'Girl with Black Balloons' about the oldest resident of the Chelsea Hotel will have a US premiere on Sunday Nov 6th and Mon Nov 7th @DOCNYCfestival. I hope to see you there. For tickets http://www.docnyc.net/film/girl-with-black-balloons/


Doug Block
Wed 19 Oct 2011Link

Very exciting news indeed, Corinne, and much congrats. But next time you should post something like this in the Shameless Self-Promotion topic. Just to show we have no hard feelings, and to celebrate your success, free drinks for you today in the Bar & Grill.

Edited Wed 19 Oct 2011 by Doug Block

Roberto S. Oregel
Thu 20 Oct 2011Link

Good Morning :
Hope everyone is doing well. I wanted to ask you for a huge favor...I've entered my doc, Eloy Take Two into a festival...It needs votes to be screened...Can you be most kind to share the link and paragraph below with your fbook friends and Help get this film screened........Thank you so much!! rso

Here's the Paragraph and link...Please share both Gracias!:
(feel free to change the paragraph if you like or leave as is)

My Friend's documentary, ELOY TAKE TWO, featuring Chicano artist, ELOY TORREZ and CHEECH MARIN has been entered into the ArcLight film festival. The film who's Trailer receives the most "likes" on the YouTube link will be accepted into the festival. Please take a moment to visit the link and click "Like" on the YOUTUBE page. Vote for Eloy Take Two!! Thank you!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnIINtW5tdQ&list=LLb9VJ2REqJVm0DnBfoDw8Pw&index=1


Sara Nodjoumi
Thu 20 Oct 2011Link

Partner Pictures is looking for a few people good people to join forces with. We are about to complete a Middle-Eastern-themed film directed by an award-winning filmmaker, assembled by an editor whose previous films have received an Academy Award and multiple other honors, and executive produced by a co-producer whose films have been nominated for an Academy Award and won multiple other honors. Although the film was produced on a shoe-string budget, it was finished by one of Europe's premier post-production facilities with a distinctly high-end color correction and superb sound-design.

The ideal candidates are extremely talented and hard working, dedicated and understands this pro bono work as a unique opportunity to branch or expand into the world of high-quality independent film.

Please apply only if you are extremely professional, hard-working and can demonstrate your track record via online portfolio.

Payment is on a lo/no/deferred basis.

http://www.partnerpictures.com

Apply to: Sara Nodjoumi snodjoumi21 (at) gmail (dot) com

Here are the positions we're looking to fill:

TRAILER EDITOR: Ideal candidate can create an emotional and extremely engaging reel for an independent feature documentary that is preparing for its world premiere.

GRANT RESEARCHER/FUNDRAISER: The ideal candidate is extremely good at researching grant opportunities for a film that touches upon human rights, current affairs, sports, politics, religion, travel, feminism and other elements.

OUTREACH/SOCIAL NETWORKING COORDINATOR: The ideal candidate is extremely good at building and nurturing the widest possible audience for this film, draw traffic to the film's website, and create maximum visibility for the film through social media and other avenues.

WEB DESIGNER: We are looking for an outstanding web designer to produce a visually unique, efficient and easy-to-update website for an independent feature documentary that is preparing for its world premiere at a major international film festival.


Donald Goldmacher
Thu 20 Oct 2011Link

Do any of you have Occupy footage shot outside the US that you would be willing to share? Heist: Who Stole the American Dream? just sold out 3 screenings at the Mill Valley Film Festival and we urgently need HD quality footage of Occupy groups in other countries. Please email asap.
donald.goldmacher@gmail.com
www.Heist-themovie.com

Edited Thu 20 Oct 2011 by Donald Goldmacher

Michael B. McGee
Sun 23 Oct 2011Link

Hello,
I just wanted to let everyone know that I'm a non-union Director of Photography / Camera Operator with over 10 years of experience working on national TV commercials, music videos, and feature narrative films. My years of working in still photography gave me an extensive understanding of lighting and composition which I've segued into my cinematography. I'd like to get involved in making docs. Please check out my profile and feel free to contact me if you're in need of a DP and/or Camera Op.

thanks for your time,
Mike


Felix Endara
Mon 24 Oct 2011Link

DocuClub in November!

Our November DocuClub will take place on Wednesday, November 16, 7 p.m., at DCTV, located at 87 Lafayette (at Walker).

This month, we will screen a rough cut of Brasslands by the Meerkat Media Collective. Once a year, a tiny Serbian village explodes with brass cacophony and riotous celebration as half a million fans descend upon Guča, the world’s largest trumpet competition. On the 50th anniversary of the festival, an unlikely American brass band undertakes a journey to the source of their inspiration, barely a decade after NATO bombs rocked Belgrade. The citizens of Guča prepare for the oncoming hordes with a mix of national pride and nervous energy. The older generation has lived through world war, socialist rule, national fragmentation, and ethnic cleansing – all of which has given way to a festival at the center of a evolving national identity. Middle-aged business owners hope to capitalize on a growing festival and huge influx of cash. The youngest watch the best trumpeters in the world play their country’s traditional music; some yearn to play on that stage, while others throw on their headphones to pump Metallica and Lady Gaga. Brasslands explores the moment when cultural appropriation confronts its origin – in this war-scarred landscape, disparate societies find common ground in a joyous, deeply transcendent music that leaves no ear unaffected. For more info about the film, and to preview a trailer, go to: http://brasslands.com/mkm-collective.

Meerkat Media Collective is a self-organized community of media makers committed to creating innovative and thought-provoking films through shared authorship. Since 2005, they have produced and distributed over twenty short films and two features. Their first feature documentary, Stages (2010), won Best Documentary and Audience Award at the HBO New York International Latino Film Festival. Work of the production team of more than fifteen meerkats behind Brasslands has been broadcast on PBS, HBO, The Discovery Channel, ESPN, MTV and Arté; streamed online via Time Magazine and The Onion News Network; and featured at festivals internationally, including Cannes, Silverdocs, Nashville Film Festival, Media that Matters, Locarno Film Festival and Sheffield Doc Fest. Learn more at meerkatmedia.org.

Our moderator will be filmmaker Kelly Anderson. She is an award-winning independent producer and director of documentary and narrative films. Her most recent production is Never Enough, a documentary about American’s relationship with their material possessions, which won an Artistic Excellence award at the 2010 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival. Other recent directing work includes Someplace Like Home, a documentary about the redevelopment of Fulton Mall in Downtown Brooklyn, which she made for FUREE (Families United for Racial and Economic Equality). In 2004, Anderson produced and directed (with Tami Gold) and edited Every Mother's Son, a documentary for ITVS about mothers whose children have been killed by police officers and who have become national spokespeople on the issue of police brutality. Every Mother's Son premiered at Tribeca Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award, and had its broadcast premiere on PBS’s P.O.V. series. Gold and Anderson also made Making a Killing, a half-hour documentary that addresses the marketing practices of the tobacco industry in the developing world. Making a Killing premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival, was screened for delegates at the World Health Organization and aired on television in Nigeria, Serbia, Lagos and Vietnam. In 2000, Anderson completed Shift, a one-hour drama for ITVS about the volatile relationship between a North Carolina waitress and a telemarketing prison inmate, which premiered at the Rotterdam International Film Festival and aired on many PBS stations. Her other documentaries include Out at Work (with Tami Gold), which was screened at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival and was shown on HBO. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Film and Media Studies at Hunter College in New York City. Learn more about her films at: www.andersongoldfilms.com.

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

Admission at DCTV is free for current DocuClub members and $6 for non-members.
Tickets will be sold at the door, cash only.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. No admittance after 7:15 p.m.

Our last DocuClub of the year is confirmed for December 14. Save the Date!

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

Follow us on Twitter!
Stay abreast of DocuClub’s latest: twitter.com/docuclub.


Gregg Schwenk
Mon 24 Oct 2011Link

2012 NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL EARLY BIRD DEADLINE OCT 28!

The Newport Beach Film Festival Early Bird Deadline is approaching! Submit
your film now to be part of the 2012 Newport Beach Film Festival!

The 13th annual Newport Beach Film Festival will spotlight over 350 films
from over 47 different countries, including feature length narrative,
documentary, short, animated and student films that will compete for a
series of Jury, Festival Honors and Audience Awards.

In addition to film screenings, the Festival hosts premiere galas, an
industry seminar series, spotlights, and question and answer sessions with
filmmakers.

*Receive a discount when you submit through Withoutabox!

EARLY BIRD DEADLINE:

OCTOBER 28

FEATURES: $40

SHORTS: $35

The 2012 festival will run from April 26th to May 3rd, 2012

Visit
www.NewportBeachFilmFest.com<http://www.newportbeachfilmfest.com/>to
submit

Follow us on Twitter! www.twitter.com/nbff


Christoph Baaden
Tue 25 Oct 2011Link

Hello Documentary Production Friends and Colleagues.

I am a fellow documentary director and our production company Film For Thought is looking for office mates – we are about to take over a 4 room office but we only 2 of the rooms so the plan is to build a little documentary production community. The offices are located in the great Spring Arts Tower Downtown.

Check it out: http://FilmForThoughtinc.com/OfficeSpace/Office_Space_for_rent.html

Interested – give me a call at 310. 502 1988. Thanks.

Christoph


Elisa Saracino
Wed 26 Oct 2011Link

For everyone that want to find a producer or want to promove their creations i've found few days a go a new website that works uploading videos that are going to be seen by producers that are also logged into the site. The lin is : http://www.qooid.com/

Hope that could be useful!


Steve Holmgren
Wed 26 Oct 2011Link

Fair Use Without Fear!
Copyright for Participatory Culture Workshop at UNIONDOCS

Saturday, October 29 at 4:00pm, $20 suggested donation.
322 Union Ave, Brooklyn NY

Join scholar Patricia Aufderheide, filmmaker David Van Taylor, and law professor Brian Frye in this in-depth and hands-on investigation of fair-use. Stick around after the panel for an informal happy hour and your chance to talk with the presenters.

UnionDocs is a non-profit center for documentary arts based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY.

For more details and to purchase tickets, check out the event post here:
http://www.uniondocs.org/fair-use/


Daria Price
Thu 27 Oct 2011Link

Seeking Recommendations for a Shooter in WashingtonDC/Baltimore area – November 10 – couple hours at most, it's an interview at John Hopkins Applied Physics lab for my doc, Out on a Limb, about advances in the science of prosthetics for amputees.
Also might need a PA with a car
can contact me at:
dasha68 at gmail dot com


Andrea Swift
Thu 27 Oct 2011Link

FAIR USE FOR DOCUMENTARIES UNDER THREAT. OUR HELP IS NEEDED: Fair Use is under threat from certain wording in The Digital Copyright Act. Please click on this link and email in your response the questionaire to help provide the ammunition that The International Association (Ida Documentary) needs to fight for an exception for filmmakers.

A DMCA Exemption for Filmmakers: We Need Your Help

http://www.documentary.org/dmcastories

Thanks!


Jay Heyman
Fri 28 Oct 2011Link

I am looking for a Brazilian Portuguese speaking AP/Researcher for a series of short documentaries. Good phone skills necessary. This job is for pay and you would be working out of an office in Manhattan (SOHO) and/or reporting to that office. Please reply to jheyman [at] sdintegrated [dot] com

Edited Fri 28 Oct 2011 by Jay Heyman

Jessica Clark
Sun 30 Oct 2011Link

Producers: Help AIR Reinvent Public Media! Visit Localore.net today.

DEADLINE FOR PRODUCER PROPOSALS AND STATION RUNWAY SUBMISSIONS:
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2011

It’s heating up. Producers and stations are flocking to apply for Localore, which will provide more than $1 million in support for makers to work with public stations on multiplatform storytelling projects.

More stations are coming onto the Localore Station Runway this week and next…WLRN/Miami and WRVO/upstate New York are the latest to date. Producers, get busy watching them all and reaching out as you finesse your proposals to be one of the 10 selected to lead our station-based initiatives—designed to expand local innovation capacity. See which local outlet is right for you. We provide a contact link for you to be in touch with them on the station profile page.

Stations, keep your options open! Open the door to talent and see what comes in. You can name up to three potential producers. The sooner you get your media up, the more eyeballs you'll attract.

Guidelines are here: http://bit.ly/uOAAjo
Take time to read them if you haven’t yet.

<<November 10>> Deadline for proposals. If you'd like to be one of our lead Localore producers, that's when you must submit proposals for project ideas at Localore.net. By that same deadline, stations hoping to serve as Localore incubators must get media uploaded to our Station Runway.

<<December 2>> Finalists notified. Up to 30 lead producers and incubator stations will be invited to submit a second-round proposal. Final teams will be announced by late January, and projects will begin launching in March.

Want to learn more?

• Read our FAQ:
http://airmediaworks.org/sites/default/files/imce/pdf/LocaloreFAQ.pdf

• Study the Guidelines:
http://airmediaworks.org/sites/default/files/imce/pdf/Localore-guidelines.pdf

• Watch the project's 6-minute launch video:
http://vimeo.com/29561666

• Check out the article on the whys and whats of Localore in Current:
http://www.current.org/indies/indies1118localore-schardt.html

Interested in helping us spread the word? Learn more here.

Questions? Contact Executive Editor Noland Walker at noland@airmedia.org.

Produced by the Association of Independents in Radio with support from CPB, the MacArthur Foundation, the Wyncote Foundation, and the NEA, Localore will charge producers with inventing new, multiplatform models for fresh, locally-sourced, high quality journalism. Selected producers will lead a 9-12 month station-based project designed to expand the station's innovation capacity.


Christoph Baaden
Sun 30 Oct 2011Link

Hi Everyone.

I am a fellow documentary director and our production company Film For Thought is looking for office mates, either in a private suite or as shared office space.

Our company has offices in the Spring Arts Tower in Downtown LA (two blocks away from Pershing Square for public transportation and the Red Line) and there is still 1 private, lockable office available in this 4-room suite that we would like to rent out, starting now. And if you are looking for something more inexpensive, this generous space can be shared with a colleague. We would be happy to help facilitate.

If you or anybody you know is looking for space, please let us know. http://FilmForThoughtinc.com/OfficeSpace/Office_Space_for_rent.html

Thank you so much!!

Best.
Christoph
323. 928 7979
christoph@filmforthoughtinc.com
www.hoodtocoastmovie.com


Michael B. McGee
Mon 31 Oct 2011Link Tag

Hello again,
I just wanted to let everyone know that I'm a non-union Director of Photography / Camera Operator with over 10 years of experience working on national TV commercials, music videos, and feature narrative films. My years of working in still photography gave me an extensive understanding of lighting and composition which I've segued into my cinematography. I'd like to get involved in making docs. Please check out my profile and feel free to contact me if you're in need of a DP and/or Camera Op.

thanks for your time,
Mike


Sarie Horowitz
Mon 31 Oct 2011Link

Flaherty NYC at 92YTribeca this Wednesday, November 2 @ 7:30pm. Screening Agnes Vard's MUR MURS (1981,16mm)

A visitor (Juliet Berto) explores street life in early eighties Los Angeles, looking at music, subcultures and where murals interact with graffiti, in this little seen Varda documentary, one of several of her documents of California life.

The screening will be followed by a party DJ’ed by Dave Tompkins, author of the book How to Wreck a Nice Beach, who will play soul, 80s electro-soul and decay ballads.

For the complete series schedule, please visit Snapshots: Tourism in Cinema
http://flahertyseminar.org/flaherty-nyc/upcoming_flaherty_nyc/

For Ticket Information (no fees to purchase online):
http://www.92y.org/Tribeca/Events-Details-and-Categories/Events/Art-Gallery/92YTribeca-Film-Screenings/Film-Series/Flaherty-NYC.aspx


Felix Endara
Mon 31 Oct 2011Link

DCTV Presents
OUTSIDERS LOOKING IN
Co-presented with VSM Productions and DocuClub       
 
Mon, 11/07/2011 – 7:30pm        
DCTV, 87 Lafayette Street, NYC        
 
Join us for this special evening of film, art and discussion on the representation of veterans in art and media:

Screening of Hidden Battles with Director Victoria Mills
How does killing change the person who pulls the trigger? Hidden Battles is a dramatic and deeply personal documentary film about the psychological impact of war on five soldiers. Representing a cross-section of nationalities, gender, class and race, these soldiers unveil intimate memories about the central act of combat — killing another human being — and how they create a life for themselves afterward.

Victoria Mills is an award winning documentary filmmaker as well as a full-time practicing psychoanalyst. In conjunction with the films, she leads workshops with universities, national women's organizations, and grassroots community groups. As an analyst with 25 years experience, Victoria has worked extensively with people of different cultures who have experienced trauma, including those who suffered from 9/11. She is also is a training analyst and on the faculty of the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis, and supervises graduate and PhD students at several universities.

Slideshow of Soldiers' Stories from Iraq and Afghanistan with Artist Jennifer Karady
Jennifer Karady is an artist whom has worked with American veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan for the past four years to create staged narrative photographs that depict their individual stories and address their difficulties in adjusting to civilian life. After an extensive interview process with the veteran and his/her family, Karady collaborates with the veteran to restage a chosen moment from war within the safe space of their everyday environment, often surrounded by family and friends.

Reading from Sand Queen with Author Helen Benedict
Helen Benedict's sixth novel, Sand Queen, is culled from real life stories of female soldiers and Iraqis, offering a story of love, courage and struggle from the rare perspective of two young women on opposite sides of a war. Benedict has won three major awards for her work on soldiers: The 2010 Exceptional Merit in Media Award from the National Women’s Political Caucus, The Ken Book Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness for 2010, and the 2008 James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism. She has testified twice to Congress on behalf of women in the military. She is a professor of journalism at Columbia University.

Discussion with Scott Thompson
Scott Thompson is the Director of Social Dialogue and Training Initiatives for Intersections International, a New York based NGO that works at the intersection of communities in conflict. His expertise is in programming for returning military persons and civilians, utilizing psychological healing processes to help heal the rift between these groups. He oversees Intersections’ Veteran-Civilian Dialogue project, a community building effort for returning soldiers to provide meaningful tools of reconciliation and healing.

Tickets
$6 / DCTV & DocuClub Members
$8 / Shooting People, NYWIFT, IFP Members, and students with ID
$10 / General

Purchase tickets here http://www.dctvny.org/outsiderslookingin.
Remaining tickets will be sold at the door, cash only.
Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Doors open 7pm. Event starts at 7:30pm.
No admittance after 8pm.


Erica Ginsberg
Tue 1 Nov 2011Link

The final Docs In Progress screening of 2011 will take place this Thursday, November 3 in Washington DC. We hope you will join us in watching a documentary work-in-progress by a local filmmaker and then participating in a post-screening constructive critique session to help her get a reality check on her story structure and character development and be able to move forward with the editing process.
These screenings are open to the general public. You do not need to be a documentary filmmaker to attend. This program is organized by Docs In Progress and sponsored by The Documentary Center at the George Washington University.

WHAT'S SCREENING?

SOMOS BUZOS: THE TRASH DIVERS
by Isabelle Carbonell
Buzos (“trash divers”) in the Dominican Republic struggle to maintain a normal life even as they live off a smoking garbage dump in the outskirts of the city. For the pennies they scrape together each day the buzos risk injury, infection, food poisoning, violence and continuing a cycle of illiteracy, malnutrition, and being considered little more than pariahs to local government officials.

WHEN?
Thursday, November 3 from 7:00-9:30 pm

WHERE?
George Washington University
Media and Public Affairs Building
805 21st Street, NW
Auditorium B-07
Washington DC

Closest Metro: Foggy Bottom. Parking garage across the street.

TICKETS?
Suggested donation $10. Cash only at the door. No advanced tickets or RSVP.

More info on our website: http://docsinprogress.org/events/16/work-in-progress-screening-nov-3-2011/


Jason Hutt
Wed 2 Nov 2011Link

GREAT OFFICE AVAILABLE FOR SHARE – DECEMBER 1st

The office is clean and large with wood floors, high ceilings, great natural light and central air conditioning/heat. The building is safe and quiet with lots of friendly, creative neighbors on the floor: filmmakers, photographers, etc. Great location, a few blocks from either the 7th Avenue or 15th Street/Prospect Park F stops and lots of great bodegas, cafes, Prospect Park, Celebrate Brooklyn, etc.

Space is available December 1st for short or long term rental. The ideal candidate is someone who works independently or creatively and is not on the phone all day. You'd get a large work space that includes wireless internet, refrigerator and espresso/coffee machine. There is currently an oversized desk, chair and shelves for your use or you can bring your own.

Rent is somewhat negotiable, between $250-300, depending on your work schedule so please let me know what kind of work you do and your typical work week--if you have one. Photos upon request.

Contact me at jasonscotthutt@hotmail.com.


Angela Tucker
Thu 3 Nov 2011Link

LOOKING FOR A COLORADO BASED SHOOTER:

I am looking for a shooter in the Denver/Colorado Springs area for Monday, November 21st for a one day shoot on a feature length documentary about the black church. We need a DP who has a Canon 5D camera. Please send links to your work at tuckergurl@gmail.com.

Thank you!


Mila Turajlic
Mon 7 Nov 2011Link

Hi everyone,

I'm looking for someone who could lend/rent me a camera, tripod and mic for one day in Cleveland on Thursday. I will be travelling there to hold a guest lecture on the invitation of Prof Daniel Goulding, whose book The Yugoslav Experience on Yugoslav cinema, was a great inspiration to me in making Cinema Komunisto. I was thinking of using the opportunity of my visit to shoot a brief interview with Prof Goulding for the Cinema Komunisto website and would be very grateful if there's anyone in the Cleveland area who could help me find a (very basic) camera to do this. I can offer tickets for the screening of Cinema Komunisto at the Cleveland Museum of Art on Wednesday evening in return.
Thank you!


Michael B. McGee
Mon 7 Nov 2011Link

Hello again,
I just wanted to let everyone know that I'm a non-union Director of Photography / Camera Operator with over 10 years of experience working on national TV commercials, music videos, and feature narrative films. My years of working in still photography gave me an extensive understanding of lighting and composition which I've segued into my cinematography. I'd like to get involved in making docs. Please check out my profile and feel free to contact me if you're in need of a DP and/or Camera Op.

thanks for your time,
Mike


Rob Hatch-Miller
Tue 8 Nov 2011Link

Looking for a shooter in the Durham, NC area on the weekend of November 19-20. Panasonic HVX 200, HPX 170 or HMC 150 preferred. This is for my feature doc on soul music legend Syl Johnson, who's performing that Saturday night at the Carolina Theater. We need a 2nd camera to film the show and some interviews backstage and at his hotel. Email me: robhatchmiller [at] gmail

Here's some of my footage of Syl performing in Brooklyn:
http://vimeo.com/22723464


Felix Endara
Wed 9 Nov 2011Link

Looking for Editor in Washington, D.C.

Big Mouth Films is looking for an experienced, skilled editor based in Washington, D.C. to do a 2 week edit in early January 2012. Project is a 3-minute commissioned piece that will premiere in early 2012. Please have your own editing system (FCP).

Please send your availability for the first two weeks in January 2012, rate, and link to online reel to kim@artsengine.net not to me.
Sorry, only qualified applicants will receive a response.

Thanks!


Caitlin Ryan
Mon 14 Nov 2011Link

Hi There,

My company is looking for a sound person and a shooter who are owner/operators based in the Washington DC area for a short National Science Foundation-funded video shoot on November 20th.

The project will spotlight ethics as a positive force in scientific innovation.

Please send any referrals/requests for more info to: production[at]eowmg[dot]com.

Thanks!


arisleyda Dilone
Mon 14 Nov 2011Link Tag

Hi all,

I am currently producing an independent personal documentary about gender and immigration. I am in need of a sound recordist and cameraman willing to sacrifice their Thanksgiving to film my family. Lodging, food, and travel will be covered other details can be discussed upon contact. I can promise you a fun interesting Thanksgiving with all the fixins. Please email @ arisleydadilone@gmail.com if you are interested.


John Burgan
Mon 14 Nov 2011Link

Arisleyda, it's probable that this job is in NY, but always best to specify the location


arisleyda Dilone
Mon 14 Nov 2011Link

In reply to arisleyda Dilone's post on Mon 14 Nov 2011 :
Sorry about that. The shoot takes places in Long Island, New York.


Alex Margineanu
Mon 14 Nov 2011Link

Hi all. Looking for an experienced production assistant, PA, or otherwise fixer with good knowledge of London with a driver's license and car (if no car we can rent one) for a professional documentary production in London, England, from Nov. 18-26. This is a paid position for a Canadian broadcast documentary production. Please reply to
christine[at]intuitivepictures[dot]ca
or post here.
Cheers,
Alex


Gregg Schwenk
Tue 15 Nov 2011Link

In reply to Gregg Schwenk's post on Wed 6 Jan 2010 :

The Newport Beach Film Festival's Thanksgiving Special is around the corner!

2012 NBFF THANKSGIVING SPECIAL

Submit your film now to save.

NOVEMBER 21

Features $50

Shorts $45

Submit on the web withWithoutabox.com and receive a discount!

www.NewportBeachFilmFest.com


Basia Myszynski
Tue 15 Nov 2011Link

Need to find a new CPA who works in the film/video industry, preferably in Orange County. Any recommendations?

Thanks,
basia@solareye.biz


Elena Rossini
Wed 16 Nov 2011Link

Looking for:

- sound man
- runner
- camera assistant

in Boston, MA – December 6th through December 10th. Please send a resumé + brief intro at illusionists.film@gmail.com


Christoph Baaden
Thu 17 Nov 2011Link

I am a fellow documentary director and our production company Film For Thought is looking for office mates, either in a private suite or as shared office space.

Our company has offices in the Spring Arts Tower in Downtown LA (two blocks away from Pershing Square for public transportation and the Red Line) and there is still 1 private, lockable office available in this 4-room suite that we would like to rent out, starting now. And if you are looking for something more inexpensive, this generous space can be shared with a colleague. We would be happy to help facilitate.

If you or anybody you know is looking for space, please let us know. http://FilmForThoughtinc.com/OfficeSpace/Office_Space_for_rent.html

Thank you so much!!

Best.
Christoph
323. 928 7979
christoph@filmforthoughtinc.com
www.hoodtocoastmovie.com


Beth Levison
Thu 17 Nov 2011Link

Hi All,

I've posted here before and had terrific luck. I am looking for a talented producer/shooter in the Rochester, New York area, who ideally has (or has access to) a 5D or an HD video rig to do a short piece for us here at Etsy. We do 3-4 minute doc shorts here, and this one would be a stylized, process piece of about 90 seconds – it needs to shoot at the end of the month.

An example of our most recent short is here: http://vimeo.com/32113233. If anyone has any recommendations or connections in Rochester, please let me know. I would be so appreciative!

Thank you so much!

Beth
blevison@etsy.com
917.687.5894 m


Roselly Torres
Fri 18 Nov 2011Link

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 18, 2011

Third World Newsreel
Contact: Chas. B. Brack
Tel: (212) 947-9277 ext. 10
Email: twn@twn.org

Third World Newsreel and New Filmmakers Present FILM EMERGENCE! A Program of Short Films.

(New York, NY)— Third World Newsreel (TWN) and New Filmmakers are proud to present FILM EMERGENCE! at Anthology Film Archives. Please join us on December 6, 2011 for the New York premieres of films from our annual filmmaking program and one tribute in memoriam to workshop alum and TWN family member Akoma Miriam Perez.

December 6-, 2011 at 6:03 PM
Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Avenue at 2nd Street
F train to 2nd Ave, R train to 8th Street
Admission: $6

Affording Progress: A Community Response to Gentrification by Nuala Cabral, Jaisal Noor and Thanu Yakupitiyage
Community activists and residents of Prospect Heights (Brooklyn), expose the fears and hopes for their neighborhood, sending a local and universal message about the difference between development and affordable progress. This short documentary is a Third World Newsreel Workshop production directed by Nuala Cabral and produced by Jaisal Noor and Thanu Yakupitiyage.

Clandestined by Claro de los Reyes
In this narrative short, a young man finds out that there are some things in life too hard to escape.

Walking with FUREE by Akoma Miriam Perez
Post 9/11, Wanda Imasuen, a Harlem raised believer in the American Dream, found herself jobless and going to the welfare office. The humiliation of her treatment and the persistent efforts of the women at FUREE (Families United for Racial and Economic Equality), led Wanda to become an activist and speaker and to recruit other women to empower themselves.

New York is Killing Me by Regina Eaton, Dalila-Johari Paul and Jaira Placide
New York City streets and the people who walk them are filled with all kinds of dreams and potential. When NYC calls out people flock, only to realize the bittersweet fruit that smells like New York, can also "kill" them if they hold on to a facade for too long. The 3 1/2-minute film pays a cinematic tribute to poet Gil Scott Heron.

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Third World Newsreel (TWN) is a media arts organization dedicated to fostering the creation, appreciation and dissemination of independent social issue media made by and about people of color. TWN also has a variety of workshops and classes throughout the year on film and video production. TWN is supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ford Foundation, the North Star Fund, the Funding Exchange, the Asian Women Giving Circle, Materials for the Arts, as well as individual donors. Visit www.twn.org.


Immy Humes
Fri 18 Nov 2011Link

Hi everyone!

Who can quickly capture 4 HDV tapes (mini-DV cassettes) into FCP 7 for me?

I'm in Brooklyn, Prospect Heights, so local or Manhattan is good.
contact info in hidden section. any ideas appreciated.

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Ines Sommer
Tue 22 Nov 2011Link

Very doc-friendly film fest invites your doc submissions! Regular deadline for the 2012 Talking Pictures Festival is Wed, Nov 23.

Now entering its fourth year, The 2012 Talking Pictures Festival
takes place March 8 – 11, 2012 in Evanston, IL and attracts
filmgoers from the entire Chicago metro-area.

True to its name, screenings at The Talking Pictures Festival foster
a lively dialogue between filmmakers and audience members and get the
community involved. If you made a doc with real impact, this is the
place to show it!

Regular deadline: Nov 23
Late deadline: Dec 5
Inquire about an extension if needed.

Entry form and more info at: www.talkingpicturesfestival.org

Submit your entry at:
www.withoutabox.com/login/8776

Questions? Please contact us at: 847.371.2804 or
filmvideoforum@yahoo.com


David Spodak
Tue 22 Nov 2011Link

Hi Everyone,

I'm a new pro member. I am working on a doc that requires me to be in London UK January 3 – 8. On less than a shoe string but have a few bucks for rent and an aerobed. Anyone have any ideas or contacts I could try.

Thanks,

David Spodak
561-716-7484
das22-at-att-dot-net


John Burgan
Tue 22 Nov 2011Link Tag

I have used http://www.crashpadder.com/ and http://www.airbnb.com/ with happy results up to now – lots to choose from in London


Doug Block
Tue 22 Nov 2011Link

I just booked an inexpensive room in a great funky house for SXSW this coming March thru airbnb and very happy with how they work. Easy to use and great customer service.


Daniel Zana
Fri 25 Nov 2011Link

In reply to Immy Humes's post on Fri 18 Nov 2011 :

did you find someone to help you out?


Felix Endara
Mon 28 Nov 2011Link

DocuClub in December!



Our December DocuClub will take place on Wednesday, December 14, 7 p.m., at 92YTribeca, located at 200 Hudson (at Canal). 


This month, we will screen a rough cut of My Brooklyn by Kelly Anderson. The documentary chronicles the dramatic changes that have occurred in Downtown Brooklyn over the past ten years, and shows how these changes are not natural, but fueled by public policy. The film documents how an obsession with upscale environments driven by the Wall Street bubble is threatening the very economic, racial, and ethnic diversity and neighborhood character that have historically drawn many generations to Brooklyn, and made it unique. This process has led to a fierce battle over the soul of the city, the themes of which resonate with urban communities across the county. See a trailer here: http://www.mybrooklynmovie.com/?author=7.

Director/Producer Kelly Anderson is an award-winning independent producer and director of documentary and narrative films. Her most recent production is Never Enough, a documentary about American’s relationship with their material possessions, which won an Artistic Excellence award at the 2010 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival. Other recent directing work includes Someplace Like Home, a documentary about the redevelopment of Fulton Mall in Downtown Brooklyn, which she made for FUREE (Families United for Racial and Economic Equality). In 2004, Anderson produced and directed (with Tami Gold) and edited Every Mother's Son, a documentary for ITVS about mothers whose children have been killed by police officers and who have become national spokespeople on the issue of police brutality. Every Mother's Son premiered at Tribeca Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award, and had its broadcast premiere on PBS’s P.O.V. series. Gold and Anderson also made Making a Killing, a half-hour documentary that addresses the marketing practices of the tobacco industry in the developing world. Making a Killing premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival, was screened for delegates at the World Health Organization and aired on television in Nigeria, Serbia, Lagos and Vietnam. In 2000, Anderson completed Shift, a one-hour drama for ITVS about the volatile relationship between a North Carolina waitress and a telemarketing prison inmate, which premiered at the Rotterdam International Film Festival and aired on many PBS stations. Her other documentaries include Out at Work (with Tami Gold), which was screened at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival and was shown on HBO. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Film and Media Studies at Hunter College in New York City. Learn more about her films at: www.andersongoldfilms.com.


Writer/Producer Allison Lirish Dean has covered arts, culture, and urban planning and policy issues for public radio, and for publications such as The Next American City and Gotham Gazette. Her film production credits include Someplace Like Home (2008), an award-winning video for FUREE, a Brooklyn-based community organization. My Brooklyn grew in part out of extensive ethnographic research Dean conducted about the Fulton Mall as part of a study led by the Pratt Center for Community Development. In addition to her work as an independent media producer, Dean is Communications Associate for PolicyLink, a non-profit focused on equity and public policy.

Editor Kathryn Barnier has been working in documentary productions for over 20 years. She edited Banished: How Whites Drove Blacks Out of Town in America (directed by Marco Williams), which was shown at Sundance, The Pan African Film Festival, True/False, the Miami International Film Festival (Grand Jury Prize), Full Frame, Silver Docs, Nashville Film Festival, Atlanta Film Festival, Sundance at BAM, and Human Rights Watch Film Festival. Her other editing credits include Out of Status, The Mystery of Love and The Search For Solutions.

Co-Producer Lisa Willis is an intellectual property attorney who has lived in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, since 2006. She has been involved with a number of documentaries, including Skid Row (2008), about the homeless community in downtown Los Angeles, and A.W.O.L. (in production), about African-American athletes. Before law school, Willis taught children with special needs and ran a preschool and afterschool in Harlem. Because of her experience as an educator, she always knew that she wanted to raise her daughter in a diverse community and Fort Greene seemed like the perfect place. As a resident of this changing neighborhood, she is very familiar with the benefits and challenges of living in a gentrifying community. She was drawn to My Brooklyn because she believes residents of gentrifying communities need to have an honest and real conversation with each other and believes this film can be a catalyst for this.

Our moderator will be Mary Kerr. She began her film industry career working in the hospitality department of the Sundance Film Festival in 1993. She worked for the Sundance Institute in various capacities over the next several years, eventually becoming a film programmer. In 1999, she left Sundance to work as a writer in radio/television, but continued programming as a consultant for the Los Angeles Film Festival, Gen Art, and Maryland Film Festivals, as well as the IFP Market. In 2003, Kerr became director of programming for the inaugural SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival and helped it to become one of the world’s premiere documentary festivals. Since 2006, she has served as executive director of the Flaherty/International Film Seminars, Inc., presenters of the annual Robert Flaherty Film Seminar and monthly screening program, Flaherty NYC. She has served on panels for the Independent Gotham Awards, ITVS, P.O.V., Tribeca Gucci Fund, and juries for the Full Frame, Newport, Sarasota, Black Maria, and Nordisk Panorama Film Festivals. She was also curator of the 2009 and 2010 Council on Foundations Film and Video Festivals.

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

Admission at DCTV is free for current DocuClub members and $8 for non-members.


Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
No admittance after 7:15 p.m.



This is our last DocuClub of the year. Don't miss out!



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



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Marj Safinia
Mon 28 Nov 2011Link

Angelenos, and those in the vicinity:

On Friday, the 2011 IDA Awards Gala is happening in Los Angeles at the DGA. Hosted by an all-star cast of doc community superstars (Eddie Schmidt, Josh Fox, Tiffany Shlain and Lucy Walker as DJ), it's a chance to celebrate the best films of the year, and support the IDA to help continue all the advocacy work and educational work they carry out on behalf of the whole community. It's a fun party, and a chance to catch up with the movers and shakers before the end of the year. You can buy tickets at http://idaawards.eventbrite.com/. Hope to see you there!


Anna Lee
Wed 30 Nov 2011Link

ATTENTION MEDIA MAKERS ADDRESSING AGING AND ELDER RIGHTS

Working Films, with support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, announces Reel Aging: Real Change, an initiative that will tie compelling documentary films and transmedia projects that explore aging to ongoing policy work and grassroots campaigns supporting older populations globally. Reel Aging: Real Change will begin on March 23, 2012 with a four-day residency where eight to ten media teams will sharpen their strategies for audience and community engagement. On Tuesday, March 27, the teams will present their projects to regional, national and global NGOs, funders, government agencies, activists, and policy makers – all leaders in the field of aging who have a track record of supporting elder rights, respect and health. The goal: to embed the film and media projects into on-the-ground efforts by the advocates in the room. Hosted in Washington, DC in collaboration with American University’s Center for Social Media, this day-long, strategic convening will launch a collaborative campaign between the participating media makers and the NGOs.

We are seeking applications from media makers for participation in Reel Aging: Real Change. All nonfiction projects that explore the aging experience are eligible to apply, and applicants may be at any stage of production or distribution, from new and completed projects to works-in-progress.

Please complete the application form online at www.workingfilms.org/reelaging

Application Deadline: January 6, 2012

Registration Fee: NONE. The residency includes lodging, meals, and materials. Participants are responsible for covering their own travel; stipends are available.

Please Help Spread the Word: Please forward this announcement to friends and colleagues and share www.workingfilms.org/reelaging on Facebook and Twitter.


Gwyn Welles
Wed 30 Nov 2011Link

GREAT SUNDANCE HOUSING AVAILABLE:

See link below for a great house for anyone attending Sundance...

The house is available for rent January 18-23 and sleeps 11 people. It is located at the Deer Valley Resort, which is beautiful and only a few minutes from the heart of the festival. There is even a free shuttle that will bring you back and forth from the festival.

Total house rental for the 5 nights (including taxes) is $4406, which is a great deal!

If interested, please contact Liz Wilkes at: ewilkes13@gsb.columbia.edu

Here is the link: http://www.lodgingcompany.com/a8-k0-y2012-m01-d19-l270-n5-r148-t3-u10793/b3455.html


Michael B. McGee
Fri 2 Dec 2011Link

Hello again,
I just wanted to let everyone know that I'm a non-union Director of Photography / Camera Operator with over 10 years of experience working on national TV commercials, music videos, and feature narrative films. I'd like to get involved in making docs. Please check out my profile and feel free to contact me if you're in need of a DP and/or Camera Op.

thanks for your time,
Mike


Ines Sommer
Mon 5 Dec 2011Link

2012 Talking Pictures Festival: LATE postmark DEADLINE: Monday, Dec 5!

Just in case you have a new documentary ready for the festival circuit... please consider our very doc-friendly Talking Pictures Festival in Evanston, IL (just outside Chicago).

We emphasize connecting with the community, so dialogue between filmmakers, community groups, and audience members are at the core of our fest. If you made a film with real impact, this is definitely the place to show it.

More info at: www.talkingpicturesfestival.org or www.withoutabox.com/login/8776


Jill Woodward
Thu 8 Dec 2011Link

Sony PD150 DVcam camcorder for sale. Willing to ship if outside New York. See ad on craigslist


Dave Kreatrix
Thu 8 Dec 2011Link

Hello, all.

As a fellow admirer, I'd like to offer a service of free from copyright, music. We have several songs available as instrumental and/or vocal. These are original film scores, composed with over ten years of experience. The label " Kreatrix" has produced 6 undergound techno albums. You're welcome to message us for material and/or produce a score for your doc. We know what the power of imagery can bring with an emotional score behind it. Thank you.


Marj Safinia
Fri 9 Dec 2011Link

New Yorkers:

IDA's DOC U ON THE ROAD is coming to New York on Monday and IDA is offering a discount to D-Worders who wish to attend. Tickets are $10 but discounted to $5 if you use this link: http://doc-u-dec-12.eventbrite.com/?discount=DWORDDOCU

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The International Documentary Association in association with POV presents:
Doc U: Can Your Doc Really Change the World?

Monday, December 12, 2011
Doors Open: 6:30pm
Discussion & Audience Q&A: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Join the speakers for a reception following the discussion.

Location:
POV
20 Jay St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201

IDA Members: $5 • General Admission: $10
IDA is happy to offer tickets at the IDA member rate to D-Word members

Can a documentary really change the world? These days it seems as though more and more doc-makers are giving it a try. But if you’re hoping to use the power of film to advocate for solutions to complex social issues and to urge people to take action, how can you make sure that your documentary has the greatest possible impact? What kinds of outreach and marketing campaigns are the most effective? How can you best partner with non-profits to get your message out? What do funders and broadcasters expect from documentary filmmakers? And what’s the best way to build a successful social action campaign? The panel of filmmakers, organizational changemakers, and communication experts we’ve assembled address all of these questions and many more. What they have to say could change the way you think about changing the world.

This Monday, join producer/director, and co-founder of Doculink, Robert Bahar (Made In L.A.), as he moderates a discussion with Diana Barrett, founder of The Fledgling Fund, filmmaker Rachel Libert (Semper Fi: Always Faithful, Boomtown), Cynthia Lopez, Co-Executive Producer of POV, and Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Roger Ross Williams (Music by Prudence), on the ways and means of producing documentary films with the potential to effect real change.

Join us after the discussion at a reception with your moderator, panelists and fellow audience members.

For more information on IDA's Doc U: http://www.documentary.org/doc-u

DOC U ON THE ROAD
Made possible by a grant from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences


Laura Heckman
Fri 9 Dec 2011Link

Hi all, just wanted to pass along this competition for any interested filmmakers:

The New York Television Festival is calling for original, independently produced television pilots from UK-producers for the UK Section of their Independent Pilot Competition. Warner Bros. International Television Production and Fox Television Studios, in conjunction with Apostle, are each offering development opportunities exclusively to U.K. producers through the competition. Submit scripted or non-scripted pilots, 4-22 minutes in length – more info here: http://www.nytvf.com/2012_ipc_london.htm


Andrea Swift
Fri 9 Dec 2011Link

Tonight, New York Film Academy’s Documentary Department will top off a week of classes with three Oscar-winners, the Supervising Editor of HBO’s Documentary Department and A&E's newest showrunner with:

The Winter Screening of The 2011 New York Film Academy Documentary Festival

And YOU'RE INVITED!!!

Come see what NYFA’s latest Doc-stars accomplished in a One-Year Documentary Consortium that utilizes master instruction from industry luminaries and the production of six increasingly complex documentaries to take students from zero experience to the creation of frequently award-winning thesis films.

From Tanzania, to Peru, to a picaresque Italian village and a remote Venezuelan island, this year’s thesis films take you through a vast landscape of surprising stories.

A born-again Alabama athlete faces paralysis and an offer of embryonic stem cells that might help him walk again. Someone finally speaks about a heartbreaking life – and changes the world. A photographer follows the traces of a celebrated but enigmatic poet through Peru, searching for a connection to the only other artist in her family. A unique housing project in the Bronx makes it possible for determined grandmothers to keep their progeny out of the system and off the streets. In a beautiful Italian village, a Moldavian immigrant spends her days and nights caring for a sweet, silent, old woman. The fishermen of Isla Margarita, Venezuela prepare to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the day that The Virgin of the Valley first appeared to watch over them. A small group of abandoned children find a unique home an old, gothic, Greek Orthodox Academy outside Garrison, New York. A once-famous prima ballerina tries to find new symmetry in life after the ballet has ended. And the children of a Tanzanian orphanage use video cameras to explore and record their world, under the watchful eye of a once wanted Black Panther.

Look for the real life Harry Potter in the unlikeliest of appearances and stay for wine, cheese, and a round of diplomas to follow. It’s free!

The Winter Screening of
THE 2011 NEW YORK FILM ACADEMY DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
Friday December 9, 2011
Screening Room at NYFA's Union Square campus
100 East 17th Street
New York, New York 10003

Screening at 6:00 pm
Reception to Follow

LifeLine by Louisa Merino (22 minutes)
La Casa Delle Bambole (The Doll House) by Ilaria Polsonetti (24:05)
The Sacred Cells by Todd Leatherman (20:40)
Image Hunter by Alejandra Cabrera Perez (20:49)
Grandma's House by Andrea April Blake (16:34:05)
The Virgin of The Valley by Emiliana Romero (22 minutes)
The Royal Knowledge by Francesco Neri Molteni (22:59)
Growing Up in Saint Basil Academy by Eleni Vasileiou (17min)
Ballerina y Martina Sonksen de Siqueira (13:29)


Matt Marxteyn
Thu 15 Dec 2011Link

CALL FOR ENTRIES JUST $11 WITH WAB DISCOUNT UNTIL JANUARY 2012 – GREAT JUDGES!
The Call for Entries for the Red Rock Film Festival of Zion Canyon is open and the entry fee is just $11 until January 2012! Held beneath the red rocks of Zion National Park in culturally unaware* Southern Utah, the tiny international 6th Annual Red Rock Film Festival comes back in November of 2012 with more excellent programming that will both challenge and educate the mind. In 2011, the festival screened 144 films!

The Xtreme sports docs and off-the-charts dramatic features make for surprising accessories to the festival’s staple of humanity-themed documentaries and foreign film.

The festival boasts a strict "no back-door" fairness policy directing all competition entrants, including friends and "high-profile" films to submit online and get in line like everyone else. Judges in the Documentary categories have included Oscar nominee Adrian Belic, Oscar nominee Mia Iskander, Oscar winner Steven Okazaki and several others.

ENTRY FEES & DEADLINES
Early Bird Deadline: January 31, 2012, $16
Quadruple Chance Deadline: February 28, 2012, $20, $16 Student
Triple Chance Deadline: March 31, 2012, $25, $20 Student
Double Chance Deadline: April 30, 2012, $30, $25 Student
Regular Deadline: May 31, 2012, $40, $35 Student
Late Deadline: June 30, 2012, $50, $45 Student

You may enter on withoutabox or link to our online form at http://www.redrockfilmfestival.com/RedPages/entries.html

*Meaning, this is the place where audiences NEED to hear your message. If you keep showing your film to the same easy audiences, no one may be left to show up for your theatrical release. Plus the filmmaker hikes in the Canyons are the icing on the cake!


Erica Modugno
Thu 15 Dec 2011Link

URGENT – Need a shooter to cover a 7pm town hall meeting this evening (12/15) in Cedar Bluff, VA (six hours outside of DC, 3.5 hours out of Charleston, NC, one hour away from Blountville, TN (I think)). I'm up in Boston and can't make it there on time without spending an arm and a leg. It does not need to be the greatest footage on earth, just covered competently.

Please email me directly if you are available or know anyone who might be able to make it there. emodugno@mac.com

Edited Thu 15 Dec 2011 by Erica Modugno

Adi Lavy
Fri 16 Dec 2011Link

Looking for a student intern for our documentary film Sun Kissed. We are based in Brooklyn, Williamsburg, off the Bedford stop. Please check out our website to see what we've been working on: www.sunkissedthefilm.com.

Please email adi@sunkissedthefilm.com for more details. This is a non paying gig.

Thank you!


Andrea Swift
Mon 19 Dec 2011Link Tag

Anybody had any dealings with Emphasis Entertainment Group [http://emphasisentertainment.com/]?

Any thoughts on doing business with them?

Thanks for any insights you may have!
Andrea Swift


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