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Amy King
Mon 4 Jun 2007Link
Hey D-Worders - don't miss out on SILVERDOCS 2007! It starts next
Tuesday, June 12!
We can offer the AFI member pass discount to D-Word members - just
email Registration@SILVERDOCS.com and Violette will give you the
discount code.

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

2007 FEATURED PANEL STRANDS AND WORKSHOPS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Plus:

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

More info: 301.495.6750 or Registration@SILVERDOCS.com

Jj Mccabe
Fri 29 Jun 2007Link
SAGAS IS STILL HIRING DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKERS

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

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

Dear Videographer,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Best regards,


J.J. McCabe
SAGAS

Randy Bell
Thu 5 Jul 2007Link
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!
The Tank is a non-profit visual and performing arts organization
located in the heart of Tribeca that is currently accepting rolling
submissions for our two monthly film series New York Experimental and
New Documentaries.

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

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

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

Mail New Documentaries and General Submissions to:
Randy Bell
The Tank: Film
P.O. Box 2026
New York, NY 10013

Erica Ginsberg
Thu 5 Jul 2007Link
Docs in Progress returns to Washington DC next week with screenings
of two works-in-progress, followed by a moderated audience feedback
session.

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

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

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

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

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

This program is organized by Docs in Progress and sponsored by The
Documentary Center at the George Washington University.

Jennifer Fox
Fri 13 Jul 2007Link
DON’T MISS THE LAST WEEKEND OF
“FLYING: CONFESSIONS OF A FREE WOMAN” AT THE FILM FORUM
BEFORE ITS EXCLUSIVE TWO WEEKS ENDS ON TUESDAY JULY 17TH!!

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

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

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

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

By JEANNETTE CATSOULIS

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

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

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

By turns playful, sexy, tragic and contemplative, “Flying” is an
addictive soap
about sexuality and sisterhood. And if that makes the average
man’s eyeballs roll,
all the more reason for his honey to buy him a ticket.

Jennifer Fox
Fri 13 Jul 2007Link
TICKET GIVEAWAY FOR CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED FILM THIS WEEKEND! Hello
Friends, Our film, FLYING: CONFESSIONS OF A FREE WOMAN, is
playing at Film Forum Right Now! The New York Times called it:
"playful, sexy, tragic and contemplative" and an "addictive soap
about sexuality and sisterhood" and Variety called it
"Miraculous"! To share the love, we'd like to invite the first 50
people who RSVP with the subject heading: FLYING LOVE to
info@flyingconfessions.com to join us for a FREE screening of
FLYING: CONFESSIONS OF A FREE WOMAN. The available screenings
are:
- Saturday, July 14th at 1:15pm OR 8:15pm - Sunday, July 15th at
5:00pm
- Monday, July 16th at 1:15pm OR 8:15pm - Tuesday, July 17th at 5:
00pm

And of course we wouldn't want anyone to fly solo, so you will be
able to reserve 2 tickets, one for yourself and one for a friend.
Please RSVP with: - Your name - The date and time of the screening
you would like to attend - If you would like 1 or 2 tickets held
for you. You will need to arrive at Film Forum 15 minutes prior
to the screening. Your name will be on a list at the Box Office.
Film Forum is located at 209 W Houston St between 6th Avenue and
Varick Street. For directions go to: www.filmforum.org. Check
out the trailer at www.flyingconfessions.com!

Larissa Distler
Wed 8 Aug 2007Link
Hi, the Full Sail Real World Education Documentary Film Society is
looking for documentary filmmakers in the Orlando area who would like
to speak at a Q&A event for aspiring documentarian film students. We
are willing to fundraise to pay for gas or a night's stay if necessary.
There are many film students just itching to get out there and be
documentarians. Imagine how invaluable it will be to talk to someone
already where they want to be.
Any willing documentarians please contact Larissa Distler at
larissadistler@yahoo.com

Lisa Blackstone
Sun 19 Aug 2007Link
LA Film Screening of "Polka Time" at Broad Humor Film Festival

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Gibbon Polka Fest.

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

Come out and get your boogie on!

Paul Sturtz
Sun 9 Sep 2007Link

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

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

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

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

Check out www.truefalse.org for more details

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


Doug Block
Mon 10 Sep 2007Link

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


Peter Gerard
Mon 10 Sep 2007Link

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


Paul Sturtz
Mon 10 Sep 2007Link

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


Heather Denehy
Mon 10 Sep 2007Link

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

Eyes of the World Media Group is looking for interns!

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

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

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

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

Hope to hear from you!

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


Heather Denehy
Mon 10 Sep 2007Link

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

Meaningful Media is looking for interns!

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

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

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

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

Hope to hear from you!

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


Ben Kempas
Mon 10 Sep 2007Link

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


Joan Widdifield
Mon 10 Sep 2007Link

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

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


Adam Salkin
Wed 12 Sep 2007Link

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

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

Please email docposition@gmail.com for more information.

Thanks,

Adam


Ben Kempas
Thu 13 Sep 2007Link

Moved from Introduce Yourself :

The Times BFI 51st London Film Festival Education Program

17 October – 1 November

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

www.lff.org.uk/education


Dale Galgozy
Thu 13 Sep 2007Link

Sound Mixer looking for new projects. Please email: rollemfilm@yahoo.com


Erica Ginsberg
Fri 14 Sep 2007Link

WASHINGTON DC EVENT

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

See hidden section for event details.

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Linda Morgenstern
Tue 18 Sep 2007Link

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

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


Nick Higgins
Tue 18 Sep 2007Link

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


Doug Block
Tue 18 Sep 2007Link

Forgiven, Linda.


Gaurav Khanna
Wed 19 Sep 2007Link

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

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


Erica Ginsberg
Wed 19 Sep 2007Link

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

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


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