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Ben Kempas
Sat 6 Dec 2003Link
Found this in my inbox...

Australian Int. Documentary Conference 2004

Take the Journey to the Australian International Documentary
Conference 2004

Journey to where the sand and sea meet for one of the largest
recurrent screen industry conferences in Australia - the 2004
Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC).

The 9th AIDC - hosted by ScreenWest - will run for three
inspirational and stimulating days from 26-28 February 2004 at The
Esplanade Hotel in the picturesque port city of Fremantle.

AIDC is expected to attract more than 600 national and international
delegates who will traverse a very practical program covering topics
such as film content, craft, contemporary theory, technology,
marketplace demands and future directions in documentary production.
Program highlights include:

· Refugees in the World The numbers grow each year, governments make
it harder for the refugee, and film makers to keep telling stories of
the individual who is the person behind the name - refugee. Do their
films make any difference?

· Documentaries - What's New? Are audiences really watching the same
TV show for 20 years? Has anything really changed in the TV guide
between 1984 and 2004? Is Steve Irwin a recycled Harry Butler?

· Different Ways of Measuring A single documentary can alter a
person's life forever. How do you measure that? A look at the impact
of some documentary programs on people's lives.

Rachael Cochrane Mills Wilson ------------------- Telephone:+61 8
9228 1999 Facsimile: +61 8 9228 1970 Mobile: 0411 771 004 Suite 2/ 642
Newcastle Street Leederville WA 6007

Dallas Brennan
Sat 6 Dec 2003Link
I am looking to hire an excellent, fast, totally competent person
(based in NYC ideally) to do archival clearance work (and some
archival research) starting ASAP and finishing in mid-January for
a Sundance bound feature documentary film. It involves
negotiating a good licensing rate, getting the masters and then
starting the process for clearance for misc. footage from the 60's
through last winter and newspaper clippings. It would be great if
this person had some connections at CBS/BBC, CNN, Chicago
Tribune, and ABC as well. Please email me ASAP your resume,
availability, references and day/week rate:
dallas@bigmouthproductions.com

Paul Devlin
Sat 6 Dec 2003Link


"Gripping!  A real- life thriller!"
           ;  -- David Chute, LA Weekly
 
Power Trip has been nominated for an
New York City at Film Forum, Dec 10-23,
while spectacular news comes out of
Tbilisi, Georgia!
 
Fraudulent elections led to weeks of demonstrations
in the streets of Tbilisi. Protestors eventually stormed
Parliament, forcing a hasty retreat by President
Eduard Shevardnadze and his eventual resignation .
 
Paul Devlin's award-winning film, Power Trip 
provides important context and unique insight
into today's headlines, with a graphic,
on-the-ground depiction of a society crippled by
corruption and the challenges facing globalization
of multinational companies in emerging markets.
 
Check out these stories in Filmmaker and indieWIR E
and look for upcoming stories about Power Trip in
Newsweek, The New York Times, and
Time Out New York.  
 
In addition to the Independent Spirit Award
nomination, Power Trip has also added two
new festival awards, the "Golden Lynx" -
First Prize for Best Journalistic Achievement,
Freiburg, Germany and The Grand Prix,
Ecomove Film Festival, Berlin, Germany.
 
Please spread the word about Film Forum and
other upcoming screenings below.  More info at
 
  
Berlin Film Festival
Florida Film Festival
Hot Docs, Canadian Int'l Documentary Film Festival
Transparency International Film Festival
Port Townsend, WA Film Festival
Red Bank, NJ Film Festival
Freiburg Okomedia Environmental Film Festival, Germany
Ecomove Film Festival, Berlin, Germany

 
December

Webster University Film Series, St. Louis, Missouri
Human Rights Watch Traveling Film Festival
2 Dec, 7PM

Global 03, Berlin
4-10 Dec

Film Forum, New York City
10-23 Dec

Tursak, Istanbul
12-19 Dec

(2004 dates still to come...)
 
 
Thanks for all your support.


Ben Kempas
Mon 8 Dec 2003Link
Pitching Forum - 3-7 March 2004 in Thessaloniki, Greece

"Docs in Thessaloniki" gives the independent producer a unique chance
of presenting a project internationally, to meet colleagues and create
alliances for future cooperation in Europe. Pitch your project to a
wide range of com. editors from different European TV-stations.

Organized by EDN, European Documentary Network in collaboration with
the "Thessaloniki Documentary Festival-Images of the 21st Century"(1-7
March), which includes a national & international program as well as a
doc market and parallel events. The participants of the Pitching Forum
will also have access to the festival.

European producers are invited to apply for participation in the
documentary pitching forum that consists of 5 days intensive training
and information:

Day 1: A general overview of the market situation for documentaries
in Western Europe.

Day 2 & 3: Group work, where the producers meet with international
experts and colleagues, who help them improve and target their
projects to the international market. Pitching training.

Day 4 & 5: Pitching to a panel of European commissioning editors from
different European countries. During the two mornings the projects are
pitched in public to the panelists with individual meetings in the
afternoons.

To apply the producers must send in - in English - a two page
description of their documentary project containing the following
elements:

- title, length, format, overall budget, financing plan of the
project

- name of producer and director etc., CV, filmography

- synopsis, visual treatment, director's idea

- remember address, phone, fax and e-mail of your company

Deadline: Friday 23 January 2004.

The selection will be done by EDN.

Participation for producers with project: 250 EUROs including 4
lunches and festival pass.

Participation for observers without project : 150 EUROs including 4
lunches and festival pass.

Projects should be sent to EDN by email.

More information: Anita Reher, EDN (anita@edn.dk). Telephone: +45 33
13 11 22, fax: +45 33 13 11 44.

Melissa Hacker
Mon 12 Jan 2004Link
MY KNEES WERE JUMPING; REMEMBERING THE
KINDERTRANSPORTS has just been released on dvd by IFC
and copies can be bought through Amazon.com

Melissa Hacker's documentary, My Knees Were Jumping:
Remembering the Kindertransports, is about the Jewish
children who were saved by emigrating to Britain (from Germany,
Austria, Poland and Czechoslovakia) 60 years ago. Since Ms.
Hacker is the daughter of one such emigre -- the costume
designer Ruth Morley, an Academy Award nominee for "The
Miracle Worker" -- she approaches her poignant subject matter
in a particularly earnest, intimate way. In this gentle
documentary, Ms. Hacker's mother and others who shared the
young refugees' experience speak at length about its impact...
-- Janet Maslin, The New York Times

Surviving participants vividly recall the excitement and the
downside of this "adventure".....These stories are
heart-rending....Editing weaves together talking-head interviews,
newsreel footage, old photos and other material to sketch
far-reaching psychological and historical reverberations. Tech
package is crisp and pro....
-- Dennis Harvey, Weekly Variety

Melissa Hacker's My Knees Were Jumping: Remembering the
Kindertransports narrates the trauma of history as a tragedy of
generational loss....Narration by Joanne Woodward is intercut
with Hacker's own personal reflections on the impact of the
Kindertransports on her mother and family....the film is not just
about her specific story; it is also about family and the legacy of
experience in the broadest sense.
-- Yosha Goldstein, Filmmaker Magazine feature
(Special Sundance issue)

MY KNEES WERE JUMPING was screened at the Sundance
Film Festival and many international film festivals, on PBS, on
Channel 4 in Britain, and named an "Outstanding Documentary"
by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.

Ben Kempas
Mon 12 Jan 2004Link
Congratulations, Melissa! I'll buy your DVD as soon as I buy a DVD
player (which I need to do anyway, being a proud owner of the Stone
Reader Limited Edition and Keith Richards & X-pensive Winos DVDs). :-)

Ben Kempas
Mon 12 Jan 2004Link
PS. Melissa, don't forget to join The D-Word Community
<www.d-word.com/community>

right here: <www.d-word.com/join>

Melissa Hacker
Tue 13 Jan 2004Link
Thanks.I am a member, I just read and didn't want my first
posting to be self promotion. But I'll go now & post this over
there.

Erica Ginsberg
Mon 19 Jan 2004Link
A&E is looking for New York-based International Masters Post-
Production Coordinator.

PRIMARY DUTIES

o Monitor edit sessions and format producers, and backup format
producer functions as needed to ensure that project assignment and
execution is followed according to schedule/specifications.
o Acquire missing materials needed in the mastering process by
working with the domestic Library Services department. Determine the
technical specifications required for edit (such as textless
backgrounds and audio tracks).
o Schedule and track all International masters and submasters through
a timely revision process. Analyze all rejected masters, make
recommendations for alternative solutions. Screen all rejections and
source materials, acquire alternate material from supplier and
implement new edit process.
o Provide support, as needed to the Managing Producer -
International, in all post production activities, including screening
final masters following the edit process and prioritizing the edit
schedule, recommending and making revisions according to the needs of
the department.
o Monitor the program packaging elements to insure timely repackaging
of all materials as new elements are introduced. Disseminate new
materials to ventures, manage the revision process of out-dated
masters and maintain control of our assets. Review catalog for given
series and make sure all versions are most up-to-date.

REQUIREMENTS

BA/BS and 3+ years post-production experience. Strong Word and Excel
skills. Effective communication and organizational skills. Flexible
to changing priorities and ability to multi-task.

Contact: Tom Tooker

Email: tom.tooker@aetn.com
URL: http://www.aetn.com

Jo-Anne Velin
Wed 28 Jan 2004Link
RIde available: Driving from Brussels to Berlin for the Berlinale,
via Antwerp ring / Duisburg bridge / Hannover autobahn. Departure
04.02 late afternoon - 15.02 pre-dawn departure), space for others;
some baggage room. Contribution to gas appreciated. No in-car smokers
please; velinontheroad@hotmail.com

Linda Morgenstern
Sat 31 Jan 2004Link
Job Listing: Documentary film with national theatrical release seeks
Assistant to Outreach Director.

Skills required: Excellent internet research skills, telephone and
written communication including email and business letters. Must be
organized, reliable and self directed. Position requires excel
spreadsheet fluency. Interest and knowledge of rafting, outdoor
sports and environmental issues helpful, but not necessary.
Experience in outreach, grassroots organization and film
distribution, a plus.

Time Commitment: 20 hours a week, minimum 3 month commitment. Flexible
schedule, work from home.

Pay scale: $650.00 per month.

Please send cover letter and resume to tsrt@lmorgenstern.com
Website: www.samerivertwice.com

Stefan Forbes
Mon 2 Feb 2004Link
InterPositive Media, LLC is looking for experienced doc editors who know
Final Cut Pro. We produce socially conscious video on all scales, from PSA's
shot on 35mm to a series of 4 videos, shot on MiniDV, that we're doing about
Intimate Partner Violence for the CDC. We have drives and software, but you
must have your own Mac to work on, experience in the genre, and love for the
work. Please don't call but do send a reel and resumé to: InterPositive Media,
LLC, 96 Avenue C, 3rd floor, 10009. Thanks!

Ben Kempas
Tue 3 Feb 2004Link
Why is it that only New Yorkers don't see the need to mention where
they're based ... ? :-)

Erica Ginsberg
Tue 3 Feb 2004Link
New York-based crew sought for Washington-based production company.
Experience with Beta SP, Digi-Beta, and DV and shooting long format
docs for networks.

Contact is Milena Schwager
Silver Arrow Productions
(301) 537-0697
schwager1@sprintmail.com

Melody Gilbert
Thu 5 Feb 2004Link
In case some of you are interested, here are some festivals
where my documentary *Whole* will be screening in the next
month or so. I will be at most of the screenings for Q and A.

SAN FRANCISCO INDIE FEST (www.sfindie.com)
Sat, Feb. 8 (I*ll be there for this one only) and Sunday, Feb. 14th.

DIRECTOR*S VIEW FILM FESTIVAL (Stamford, CT)
(www.dvff.org) Saturday, Feb. 15th

DC INDIE FEST (www.dciff.org)
Saturday, March 6

FLORIDA FILM FESTIVAL (Orlando, FL)
(www.floridafilmfestival.com)
March 7 and March 10

For more information about "Whole," check out my website at
www.whole-documentary.com. ~Melody

Ben Kempas
Thu 5 Feb 2004Link
Congratulations, Melody! :-)

Angela Alston
Fri 13 Feb 2004Link
AIVF Seeks Exec. Director

The Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers
(AIVF) is a 30-year-old national trade association based in New York City,
providing support to individual media artists and producers.
As the primary spokesperson for the organization, the Executive Director
must have a keen understanding of and a
passion for the media arts and be able to act as a leading advocate
for the role of independent media in the 21st Century.

Responsibilities include: fund development, staff and
operations management, community relations, programming,
marketing and strategic planning. The Executive Director also
serves as publisher of The Independent Film & Video Monthly.

Download full job description and application details:

http://www.aivf.org/about/jobs.html

Anne Labro
Thu 19 Feb 2004Link
COLLATERAL DAMAGES
A FILM BY ETIENNE SAURET

Shot over the course of a year, the film presents an intimate portrait
of New York firemen experiencing the emotional fallout of September
11th

WINNER SPECIAL JURY AWARD
SILVERDOCS - AFI/DISCOVERY DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL

Opens, New York City, Wednesday, March 3rd, 2003

FILM FORUM TWO WEEKS ONLY !
Theater Information
Film Forum
209 W. Houston Street
New York, NY 10014
Box office: 212-727-8110
www.filmforum.com
Showtimes: 1:00, 2:45, 4:30, 6:15, 8:00, 10:00

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

Complementing this film is

THE FIRST 24 HOURS, by the same filmmaker.
The film takes a haunting tour of the WTC following the attacks. Lower
Manhattan, the world’s dominant financial center is transformed in an
eerie ghost town.
Official Selection : Sundance / Double Take / Manchester
&
IMAGINE, a cine-poem, made in 1986, by Academy Award-winning director
Zbigniew Rybczynski, set to John Lennon’s eponymous musical sco

Paul Zoglin
Fri 5 Mar 2004Link
Seeking Mentors:

The Digital Clubhouse Network in New York City runs a program in
which a small group of teenagers (aged 12-17) create a 3-5 minute
video about an important event that happened either to them or
someone they're close to.

We are seeking volunteer Mentors to work with students on their
projects. Over a 12 week period mentors help the students as they
write a story, construct a storyboard and then edit narration and
imagery to produce the final piece. The students work on Macintosh
iMac computers using Microsoft Word for scripting and storyboarding,
Adobe Photoshop for image scanning and manipulation, and Adobe
Premiere for video editing.

Mentors work one-on-one and in small groups with the students on
Saturdays and/or a weekday afternoon. Ideally we'd like people
available for the entire 12 week cycle. However, if you can only come
in a few times we can still use your help.

The next cycle will begin March 20th and another on April 17th. I'm
responsible for recruiting mentors so if you're interested please
email me at pzoglin@bmcc.cuny.edu. You can find out more about the
Digital Clubhouse Network on their website at www.digiclubnyc.org

Greet Pauwels
Sun 7 Mar 2004Link
I, Greet Pauwels, am a communications science student at the
University of Brussels. For my dissertation I am conducting a study
concerning the E.U.’s MEDIA Plus program and in particular the
financial support it provides for the development phase in the
production of documentaries.

For this I am looking for people who work in the field of documentary
to fill in a questionnaire concerning both the financing of
documentaries in general as well as the financial development support
provided by MEDIA Plus. But you don't necessarily need any experience
with this program to fill in the questionnaire. Even if you or your
company do not meet up to the conditions laid down by the E.U. as so
that you cannot apply for the program, your input would still be very
welcome. The only requirement for taking part in this study is that
you have to work in the field of documentary.

You can find the questionnaire at
http://www.stevechaloner.com/jsp/greet/survey

It is made up out of three parts but it should only take up a small
amount of your time to fill this in and your effort would be more
than appreciated.

Important note: All of the questions, unless when specified
otherwise, only concern documentary projects and the work you do in
the documentary field. Please take this into account when answering
the questions.

The final results of my research will be put to the disposition of
the European Documentary Network so my work will also serve a
practical goal. My father, Paul Pauwels from Periscope Productions
and former president of EDN, started a survey last year concerning
the same subject and my research is actually meant to be a more
complete version of it.

There have been some compatibility problems with some people who use
Macs but for them there is now a text version available which you can
dowload to your computer and then email to me. You can find this text
version at the same adres as the on-line questionaire.

In case of any further problems with the questionnaire, please
contact me immediately.


I thank you in advance for your co-operation.

Kind regards,
Greet Pauwels
greet.pauwels@vub.ac.be

Ben Kempas
Mon 8 Mar 2004Link
It's great you're doing this survey, Greet. Send our warmest regards
to your Dad - in other words: greet Pauwels, Greet Pauwels!

Can I ask all European D-Worders to help with this EDN-supported
poll?

Greet Pauwels
Mon 8 Mar 2004Link
I will do so. :)
It took a few minuts for the name - joke to sink in :p

Non-European D-workers are also welcome to fill in the questionnaire.
Even though they'll obviously have little to say about MEDIA Plus,
there are still two other parts in the questionnaire (general
information and financing) which apply to everyone.

Paul Devlin
Fri 12 Mar 2004Link
"A riveting documentary...
Intelligent, revealing and
sometimes hilarious."
        --  Christian Science Monitor
 
 
Power Trip continues its US theatrical
run in March with openings in Houston,
San Antonio, Sacramento, San Diego
 
The premiere of Power Trip in Tbilisi,
Georgia (where it was shot) was a great
success, generating huge buzz with print
and TV coverage. The sold-out screening
in Tbilisi's largest theater was attended by
many of the city's luminaries, including
Georgia's new First Lady.
 
Power Trip had a special screening
this month for the World Bank's annual
Energy Conference in Washington DC,
where the movie had significant impact 
and sparked thoughtful debate about how
development lending policies might be
improved.
 
There have been other opportunities for special
screenings and we are seeking more. 
Please let us know if you have suggestions.
 
And please spread the word about the upcoming 
March screenings below. More info at
 
  
March

BROADCAST: SVT, Sweden
4 March, 10PM

Hyde Park Picture House, Leeds, England
Sheffield International Documentary Festival on Tour
6 March

MacRobert Arts Centre, Stirling, Scotland
Sheffield International Documentary Festival on Tour
8 March

Edinburgh Filmhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland
Sheffield International Documentary Festival on Tour
12-14 March

Angelika Film Center, Houston, TX
12-18 March

Bijou at Crossroads, San Antonio, TX
12-18 March

Yer ba Buena Arts Center, San Francisco, CA
Human Rights Watch Traveling Film Festival
12 March, 7:30PM

Inter national House, Philadelphia, PA
Human Rights Watch Traveling Film Festival
14 March, 7PM

The Olympion Cinema Complex, Greece
Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival
15-21 March

Tower Cinema, Sacramento, CA
19-25 March

Woodrow Wilson International Center, Washington, DC
Enviromental Film Festival
23 March, 3:00PM

Madstone Hazard Center Cinema, San Diego, CA
26 March - 1 April

Madstone Briarwood, Ann Arbor, MI
26 March - 1 April

(April dates still to come...)
 
 
Best Documentary
 
Berlin Film Festival
Florida Film Festival
Hot Docs, Canadian Int'l Documentary Film Festival
Transparency International Film Festival
Port Townsend, WA Film Festival
Red Bank, NJ Film Festival
Freiburg Okomedia Environmental Film Festival, Germany
Ecomove Film Festival, Berlin, Germany 
 
 
Thanks for all your support.
 


Jonathan Robinson
Sat 13 Mar 2004Link
EVERY CHILD IS BORN A POET: THE LIFE & WORK OF PIRI THOMAS

a film by Jonathan Robinson

2 upcoming New York screenings:

Tuesday, March 16th THE NEW YORK DOCUMENTARY CENTER*S "DOCSHOP" THE PIONEER THEATER 155 E 3rd Street (at Avenue A) New York City 212.254.3300 www.docfest.org/docshop.html PIZZA & BEER Reception at 7:00 PM Screening and Discussion with the Filmmaker at 8:00pm To reserve tickets, please call 212.668.1575. Reservations must be made by 5:00 PM on Monday, March 15th. Reserved tickets must be claimed by 7:30 PM on the night of the screening.

Sunday, March 21, 1:00 pm HARLEM FILM FESTIVAL presents: CREATIVELY SPEAKING 2004 Aaron Davis Hall City College of New York between West 133rd and 135th Streets on Convent Avenue To reserve tickets, please call 212-650-7100 For more information, www.aarondavishall.org/ecards/04ff/ecard2.htm

EVERY CHILD IS BORN A POET: THE LIFE & WORK OF PIRI THOMAS

synopsis

An incendiary mix of documentary, poetry, and storytelling, Every Child is Born a Poet explores the life and work of Piri Thomas, the Afro-Cuban-Puerto Rican author of the classic autobiographical novel Down These Mean Streets (1967). The film traces Thomas* path from childhood to manhood in New York City*s Spanish Harlem, El Barrio, from the 1930's through the 1960*s - his parents* immigrant experience, home life during the Great Depression, membership in barrio youth gangs, his struggle to come to terms with his mixed-racial identity, travels as a teen-age merchant marine, his heroin addiction, his notorious armed robbery of a Greenwich Village nightclub, his six years spent in prison, and his emergence as a writer. Thomas* coming-of-age story is counter-pointed with dramatizations, spoken word poetry performance sequences, and verité scenes of his on-going work of forty-five years as an educator and activist empowering marginalized and incarcerated youths. A stylized, genre-spanning production, Every Child is Born a Poet includes a spellbinding collage of rare archival film footage, still photographs and provocative mixed-media artwork, as it examines Thomas* use of creative expression as a means of confronting poverty, racism, violence and isolation. Pulsating with an original Latin Jazz score, Every Child is Born a Poet is a riveting portrait of a life lived through struggle, self-discovery, and transformation.

* Winner of the OPERA PRIMA AWARD at the LOS ANGELES LATINO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2003

* Awarded HONORABLE MENTION in the DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION at the URBANWORLD FILM FESTIVAL 2003

* Nominee for DISTINGUISHED DOCUMENTARY FEATURE AWARD 2003 by the INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY ASSOCIATION (IDA)

* Finalist for the SILVER WOLF AWARD at the INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILMFESTIVAL AMSTERDAM (IDFA) 2003

* Official U.S. Selection for INPUT 2004, Barcelona, Spain

www.everychildisbornapoet.com


Erica Ginsberg
Fri 19 Mar 2004Link
This is a radio job, but might be of interest to some D-Worders who
also have radio experience. Even if you are not interested in the
job, they also accept freelance program submissions. Check out their
website for guidelines.

********************************
The National Radio Project (NRP), producer of the weekly show Making
Contact, seeks a highly motivated individual with strong radio
production and journalism skills to join our team as a full-time
Associate Producer.

NRP, a 10-year old, non-profit, independent media group, is
committed to high quality reporting on critical issues while
highlighting voices, perspectives, and solutions not often heard in
mass media. “Making Contact” is currently aired by 160 radio stations
in the U.S., Canada, South Africa, and Indonesia. For more
information, please our website at radioproject.org.


The Associate Producer reports to and works directly with the
National Radio Project's Director of Production and Training. This
is a detail-oriented job that requires both strong radio production
skills and administrative skills. The Associate Producer’s primary
responsibility is to mix and package the “Making Contact” weekly show.

Responsibilities and tasks include:

Mixing the weekly show, editing audio, arranging interviews,
researching, writing show scripts, and mixing and engineering
reporters’ segments.

Overseeing the weekly post-production checklist: creating show
documents, converting audio for the web, and burning cds.
Coordinating weekly mailings to radio stations with NRP's
administrative department. Managing archival materials and supplies.

Recording, writing, editing, narrating, and mixing in-house segments
on a regular basis.

Working with the Director of Production and Training in the framing
and coordination of “Making Contact” shows.

Assist the Director of Production and Training in the supervision and
development of interns and volunteers.

Qualifications:

* At least two-years experience working in the field of radio
journalism
* Able to work under deadline pressure
* Excellent writing, interviewing, and oral communication skills
* Solid computer and digital audio editing skills
* Strong analysis of policy and current affairs

Considered a plus:

* Ability to speak languages in addition to English
* Familiarity with community-based organizations

Application Deadline: Monday, April 12, 2004, no later than 5 p.m..
Expected start date, May 1st. Salary: $32-35K, depending on
experience, plus benefits, including health.

Send via POSTAL MAIL a cover letter, resume, 3 references, radio
script writing sample, and an audio sample of your work (CD or
cassette) to Director of Production and Training Aimee Pomerleau.
1714 Franklin Street, #100-251, Oakland, CA 94612, NO PHONE CALLS,
please.

--------------------------------------------------------------
Aimee Pomerleau, Director of Production and Training
National Radio Project/Making Contact
http://www.radioproject.org

Angela Alston
Wed 24 Mar 2004Link
Directing Actors for Film w/ Adrienne Weiss in NYC

An Intro to the Foundation Workshop: 8 Essential Tools for Getting
Great Performances from Actors

Oliver Stone says: "Take a class with her!"

This April Adrienne Weiss brings her unique directing approach to
CineWomen NY in a special one-day format. With this craft-based
approach, you'll learn how to get consistently fresh, natural
performances from your actors while realizing the directorial vision
for your film.

The morning session introduces the practical concepts that are the
hallmarks of Adrienne's work. In the afternoon, participants will
apply the concepts, analyzing scenes, and working with actors.
Students may bring scripts; one or two will be chosen to use in the
workshop. Registration is limited to 30.

Participants in this CineWomen NY workshop can enroll in Adrienne's
full two-weekend intensive at the discounted rate of $550 (saving
$100). The next NYC intensive begins on the evening of April 21 and
continues on the weekends of April 24 and May 1.

DATES: Sat., April 17 TIME: 10:00am - 6pm LOCATION: Shambhala
Meditation Center, 118 W. 22nd St., bwtn 6th & 7th aves. TRAINS: F,
1/9, C/E, R/W

COST for Early Registration (before Apr. 13): CWNY/NYWIFT Members:
$70; General public: $115

COST for Late Registration (after Apr. 13): CWNY/NYWIFT Members: $80;
General public: $130. Credit cards not accepted at the door.

To register or for more info: http://www.cinewomenny.org/events.html
workshops@cinewomenny.org

Adrienne Weiss has led private directing, acting and writing
workshops since 1997. Adrienne now also coaches directors
individually. She is currently working with director David Jacobson on
the set of Down in the Valley. The cast includes Ed Norton, Ellen
Burstyn, David Morse, and Evan Rachel Wood.

Angela Alston
Wed 24 Mar 2004Link
AIVF presents

Doctoring Your Doc: How to Structure Your Documentary
Led by Script & Documentary Doctor Fernanda Rossi, Author of The Independent monthly column "Ask the Doc Doctor" & D-Word member

Sat., April 24, 10am-5:30pm, in NYC

A full-day experiential hands-on workshop for producers, directors, writers, editors & composers

Stuck in the cutting room? Or maybe you've got lots of ideas and even footage but no clue where to get started? A solid structure is as necessary to your documentary as a strong script is to a narrative film. With hands-on exercises and analysis of films, this workshop can give you the guidelines you need to find solutions true to your documentary's style. If you like, bring your work-in- progress (notrequired to attend). Co-sponsored by CineWomen NY.

Where: Goldcrest Post, 799 Washington St. near 13th St., NYC
Directions: A, C, E, L, 1, 2, 3, and 9 to 14th St.
Cost: $95 AIVF members, Partner Organizations* and Students w/valid ID;
$115 General Public
$115 workshop pass with Trailer Mechanics registration (offered May 1 in 2 sessions)

*Partner Organizations: CineWomen NY, DCTV, IFP NY, DCTV and NALIP.

To RSVP and for more info: http://www.documentarydoctor.com/ workshops.html Register by April 21st. Limited seats.

For a map visit http://www.goldcrestpost.com/directions.


Angela Alston
Wed 24 Mar 2004Link
AIVF presents

Trailer Mechanics:
How to Make Your Fundraising Trailer

Led by Script & Documentary Doctor Fernanda Rossi,
Author of The Independent monthly column "Ask the Doc Doctor" & D- Word member

Sat., May 1, in NYC Two sessions: 10 am-1 pm or 2-5 pm -- choose one

"Can I see your trailer?"

Let's face it, a trailer can make or break your film. It can get you funded or it can put you on the "passed" list. Trailer Mechanics is a three-hour workshop for producers, directors, writers and editors on building a short trailer/demo of a documentary film. We'll consider principles of narrative structure and screen and analyze different trailers, including those of workshop participants. If you like, bring your footage -- raw or cut -- for discussion (not required to attend). Co-sponsored by CineWomen NY.

Cost: $50 AIVF members, Partner Organizations* and Students w/valid ID; < br>$60 General Public
$115 Workshop Pass with Doctoring Your Doc registration (offered Apr. 24)
Where: Goldcrest Post, 799 Washington St. near 13th St, NYC
Directions: A, C, E, L, 1, 2, 3, and 9 to 14th St.
For a map visit http:// www.goldcrestpost.com/directions.

*Partner Organizations: CineWomen NY, DCTV, IFP NY, DCTV and NALIP.

To RSVP and for more info: http://www.documentarydoctor.com/ workshops.html
Register by April 21st. Limited seats.

Note: previously offered in the fall, this workshop is now offered in the spring only.


Jonathan Robinson
Sat 27 Mar 2004Link
EVERY CHILD IS BORN A POET:
THE LIFE & WORK OF PIRI THOMAS
on Independent Lens

Come watch the PBS television broadcast premier
with special guest poets LIVE!!! at THE BOWERY POETRY CLUB
featuring Lemon (Def Jam Poetry on Broadway), Nancy Mercado
(It Concerns The Madness), Farbeon (Collective Memory), and others.

Tuesday APRIL 6TH @ 10:00 PM $6
THE BOWERY POETRY CLUB
308 Bowery Street in Manhattan
For more information & directions:
www.bowerypoetry.com
212.614.0505

Or if you can't make it, watch it at home on
Thirteen/WNET New York City
Tuesday APRIL 6TH 2004 @ 10:00 PM
Friday APRIL 9TH 2004 @ 12:30 AM

For more details and broadcast information for other cities,
check out: www.pbs.org/independentlens/everychildisbornapoet

Eric Steel
Tue 30 Mar 2004Link
san francisco based feature length documentary, already in production needs
experienced, motivated production manager/associate producer. should also
have work/experience with final cut pro 4.
responsibilites will include managing complicated logistics of shooting
schedule, budget and crew as well as digitizing & logging extensive footage
(all digitial). also ability to draw from local resources for manpower and
troubleshooting. effective research and communication skills a must.
please email resume to
ericsteel@mac.com

Marilyn Perez
Wed 21 Apr 2004Link
DON'T MISS..........WAY OF STORY --APRIL 24 & 25TH
..............W/ Cathrine Ann Jones
........(The Craft and Soul of Writing)
Here at last is a professional writer teaching writing, not from
theory alone, but
from hard practice. This experiential workshop offers a balance
of solid craft with
intuitive skills and expect to be writing during the two days.

Writing can be a healing function for both author & audience. The
transformation
of good writing depends on making it ones own from within.

* *For writers of all levels & all narrative forms including
plays, screenplays, stories, novels, & memoir
* *Seven Steps to Story Structure
* *Create memorable characters & dialogue
* *Balancing craft with intuitive skills
* Access and free your potential story

http://www.wayofstory.com
Where:Kiva, 309 Canal Street, 5th Floor by Broadway
When: April 24-25, 2004 (Sat-Sun: 10-4 p.m.)
Contact: Marilyn Perez 212.353-1111
Cost: $275. pre-registered and $300. the day of workshop
Email: studio1101@earthlink.net

CATHRINE ANN JONES is an award-winning playwright &
screenwriter whose films
include UNLIKELY ANGEL (Dolly Parton), THE CHRISTMAS
WIFE (Jason Robards), and
the television series, TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL. She co-wrote
the independent film, Angel
Passing(Hume Cronyn/Calista Flockhart), which played at
Sundance then garnered fifteen
awards both in America and abroad. As a New York playwright,
ten plays were produced
both in and out of New York City as well as several articles and
short stories.
She has served on the writing faculty at The New School, UCLA,
and the Esalen
Institute. A Fulbright Research Scholar to India and winner of the
National Endowment
for the Arts Award, Ms. Jones, also teaches in the Psyche and
Sacred Seminars at
Pacifica Graduate Institute. She lives in Ojai, works as a story
and script consultant,
and lectures internationally.

From NY Times interview with Cathrine Ann Jones:

" We've become lopsided living only in our heads. Writing, in
order
to serve the soul, must integrate outer craft with the inner world
of intuition
and feeling."


Comments about writing
Cathrine Ann Jones is in possession of a powerful
talentâ?�nothing is more
*rare in my opinion. Norman Mailer, novelist

Cathrine Ann Jones is an important writer and has an
extraordinary power.
******- Julie Harris, actress

DON'T MISS HER SHE IS EXCEPTIONAL!

"the more the more profound...."

Erica Ginsberg
Wed 21 Apr 2004Link
CRUCIBLE OF WAR, made by D-Worders Leon Gerskovic and Erica Ginsberg
will premiere in Los Angeles this weekend. We'll be there, so feel
free to introduce yourself after either of the screenings...

**********************************

Veterans questioning why they fought. A middle class family trying in
vain to maintain their lifestyle in spite of economic hard times.
Ordinary individuals dealing with fear after acts of violence they
never envisioned could happen to them. We have a lot to learn from
the people of the Balkans. A new film, CRUCIBLE OF WAR, will tell
their stories when it makes its U.S. premiere at the Egyptian Theater
in Hollywood this coming weekend.

CRUCIBLE OF WAR focuses on ordinary people in Bosnia, Croatia, and
Serbia who have survived war, violence, ethnic hatred, and
displacement and are now working to rebuild their lives and
communities. The film's director, Leon Gerskovic is one of those
survivors. Gerskovic will be in town to attend the screenings of the
film, which is being shown in a program of the Artivist Film Festival.

WHEN?
Saturday, April 24 at 11:30 am
Sunday, April 25 at 6:00 pm

WHERE?
Egyptian Theater (6712 Hollywood Boulevard) as part of the Artivist
Film Festival

MORE INFORMATION
About the film: http://www.crucibleofwar.com
About the L.A. screening:
http://www.crucibleofwar.com/la_press_release.htm
About the festival: http://www.artivistfilmfestival.org

Lorenzo Meccoli
Sat 8 May 2004Link
NOAM CHOMSKY, HOWARD ZINN, GORE VIDAL, AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL, HUMAN
RIGHTS WATCH, AMY GOODMAN, HARRY BELAFONTE, THE NATION, SUSAN
SARANDON, ANGELA DAVIS, PETE SEEGER, JESSE JACKSON AND MANY OTHER
VOICES OF DISSENT IN BUSH'S AMERICA

in

"XXI CENTURY" The Last Empire a REAL independent documentary film by
Gabriele Zamparini & Lorenzo Meccoli http://thecatsdream.com/

NOW AVAILABLE on DVD and VHS WATCH THE TRAILERS ON OUR NEW WEBSITE
http://thecatsdream.com/

REVIEWS:

"POWERFUL TESTIMONIES! THIS CERTAINLY DESERVES TO BE SEEN BY A BROAD
AUDIENCE." - HOWARD ZINN Historian - Author of "A People's History of
the United States"

"AN EXCEPTIONALLY WELL DONE PANORAMA OF SIGNIFICANT POLITICAL EVENTS
AND IDEAS SURROUNDING SEPTEMBER 11, 2001 AND THE AMERICAN EMPIRE.
SUPERBLY EDITED, WITH A CAST OF LEADING PROGRESSIVE THINKERS AND
ACTIVISTS, IT TOUCHES ALL THE BASES." - WILLIAM BLUM Historian -
Author of "Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since
World War II" Read more on http://thecatsdream.com/

FEATURING:

NOAM CHOMSKY - GORE VIDAL - HOWARD ZINN - ARNO J. MAYER - AMNESTY
INTERNATIONAL - HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH - SCOTT RITTER - SUSAN SARANDON -
AL SHARPTON - PETE SEEGER - THE NATION - SEPTEMBER ELEVENTH FAMILIES
FOR PEACEFUL TOMORROWS - NELSON MANDELA - JESSE JACKSON - DESMOND TUTU
- RAMSEY CLARK - DANNY GLOVER - ANGELA DAVIS - JESSICA LANGE -
DEMOCRACY NOW! - PAX CHRISTI - GREG PALAST - OSSIE DAVIS - AMERICAN
CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION - FAIRNESS AND ACCURACY IN REPORTING - HARRY
BELAFONTE - VETERANS FOR PEACE - UNITED FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE -
AMERICAN FRIENDS SERVICE COMMITTEE (QUAKERS) - PACIFICA FOUNDATION -
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY ANTI-WAR COALITION - INDYMEDIA - INTERNATIONAL
PHYSICIANS FOR THE PREVENTION OF NUCLEAR WAR - MEDIACHANNEL - NAACP -
INSTITUTE FOR POLICY STUDIES - AMERICAN- ARAB ANTI- DISCRIMINATION
COMMITTEE - PEACE ACTION - NOT IN OUR NAME - INTERNATIONAL ANSWER -
CENTER FOR ECONOMIS AND SOCIAL RIGHTS - INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC ACCURACY
AND MANY OTHER VOICES OF DISSENT... Read more on
http://thecatsdream.com/

Erica Ginsberg
Thu 13 May 2004Link
NYC-based PA needed for one day (tomorrow, 5/14) to help out with a
field shoot. Rate is $125. Contact is Erin Essenmacher
(eessenmacher@yahoo.com)

I know nothing more about this. Please contact Ms. Essenmacher
directly.

Liz Reeves
Fri 14 May 2004Link
CALL FOR ENTRIES

The American Jewish Film Festival
Dates of Festival: November 6th-7th 2004
Deadline for Entries: June 15th 2004
Festival Location: Chicago and Evanston,Illinois

Marking the 350th year of the arrival of the first
Jews to the U.S., Chicago-based Spertus Institute of
Jewish Studies in collaboration with Reeltime
Independent Film & Video Forum, is hosting this
festival to celebrate American Jewish life. The main
focus of films should contain themes relating to
Jewish life in the United States.

Festival is non-competitive, no entry fees required.
Preview Formats: VHS or DVD
Exhibition Formats include: VHS, DVCAM, DVD, Beta,
16mm, 35mm
All genres accepted: documentaries, features,
animation, experimental, shorts

CONTACT INFORMATION:www.reeltimeevanston.org
Phone: 847-866-0312

Reeltime
Evanston Public Library
1703 Orrington Avenue
Evanston, Illinois 60202

(Phone) 847-866-0312
(FAX) 847-866-0313

Lorca Shepperd
Sun 23 May 2004Link
Other People's Pictures

a documentary by Lorca Shepperd and Cabot Philbrick

Premiering at SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel
Documentary Festival, Silver Spring, MD
June 16th, 4:45 pm

http://www.SILVERDOCS.com/films/wv.aspx

We hope to see you there!

**********************************************************************
'Other People's Pictures,' set in New York City's Chelsea Flea
Market, showcases nine photography collectors who share an
unlikely addiction - vintage snapshots that have been lost,
disposed of, or sold by their original owners. As our subjects
comb the market, ready to pay anywhere from a few cents to
hundreds of dollars for a single snapshot, they reveal the
experiences of loss and reclamation that fuel their pursuit of
these cast-off images.

Erica Ginsberg
Mon 24 May 2004Link
An Associate Producer is sought to work with an award-winning video
documentary director/producer on a national public television
documentary program about the future of Americaâ*™s cities. The
program will examine the current national debates over urban and
suburban land use policies, smart growth and regional equity.
Description Assist producer in all phases of the production and post
production, including research for story development, location
scouting, conducting preliminary interviews, locating archival
materials, coordinating production shoots, assisting with the
preparation and completion of scripts, proposals and budgets. Assist
with production planning and logistics. Must be willing to travel.

Skills Required Minimum two years experience working on television
documentary production. Preferably PBS. BA in journalism or related
filed. Good communications, research and writing skills as well a
keen interest in the documentary form. Knowledge of smart growth,
urban planning issues, federal and state urban policies, community
development, metropolitan equity or environmental justice issues a
plus.

People of color encouraged to apply.

This is a temporary, three month position which may be renewed.

Please send or email a cover letter and resume
atorrice@mindspring.com Attn to: Andrea Torrice, Producer Torrice
Productions 509 Riddle Rd. Cincinnati, Ohio 45220

Please no phone calls

This position is located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Only applicants willing
to temporarily relocate should apply.

Charles M Clemmons
Thu 3 Jun 2004Link
SEEKING AGGRESSIVE DISTRIBUTION AND BROADCAST--

Mystic Voices LLC seeks knowledgeable, experienced
person/distributor, representative or agency to help distribute and
obtain broadcast of new documentary Mystic Voices: The Story of the
Pequot War.

What led to the first declared war in American history, waged against
Native Americans? Why has the seldom talked-about massacre not been
broadly presented before Mystic Voices? Why are there so many
differing accounts of this early and brutal event in American history?

Missituck, Connecticut, 1637: In the last hours of moonlight,
Puritans surround a Pequot village wielding swords, torches and guns;
they kill 400-700 men, women and children in one hour. Seldom told,
the 'victory' over the 'heathens' formed Colonial-American Indian
policy for three centuries across America.

The only film on this tragedy presenting viewpoints of historians AND
Native American descendants. Mystic Voices allows participants both
living and dead to speak via their first hand accounts and oral
history, through reenactments and commentary, artwork and music.
Of possible interest for viewers interested in history, anthropology,
sociology, visual anthropology, oral history, religious studies,
Puritan and Native American literature, Indigenous studies, military
studies, archaeology.

Please email inquiries and/or resumes to:
mysticvoicesllc@optonline.net
www.pequotwar.com

Erica Ginsberg
Fri 4 Jun 2004Link
"If you're the relentlessly honest type,
this is probably the program for you."
- Washington City Paper

WHAT? Docs in Progress will be featuring two works in progress by
DC filmmakers Rebecca Kingsley and Rouane Itani at our monthly
feedback workshop.

WHO? You and anybody else who likes to offer their two cents on films.

WHEN? Tuesday, June 8 at 7:30 pm

WHERE? The Warehouse Theater (1021 Seventh Street, NW in Washington
DC/across from the new convention center/just a few blocks from the
Gallery Place or Mt. Vernon Square Metro Stations/food and drink on
site)

HOW MUCH? $5 at the door. When's the last time you paid $5 to see
two films?

WHY? You'll be supporting the local documentary scene, networking with
your peers, helping fellow filmmakers, and checking out what's it all
about for your own possible future screening at Docs in Progress.

MORE ON THE FILMS:

DAUGHTERS of THE LEVANT - Rouane Itani (30 minutes)
Women have often been at the forefront of immigrant families and
Arab-American women are no exception. This film traces the stories of
Lebanese and Syrian women immigrants to the United States who settled
with their families in cities and small towns across the country and
emerged as entrepreneurs, artists, and activists in their new
communities.

THE LAST COLONY - Rebecca Kingsley (20 minute excerpt)
In Washington DC, the capital of the world's best known democracy,
local citizens continue to be denied political rights that other
Americans take for granted -- the right to be governed by their own
locally-elected leaders rather than by the U.S. Congress. This film
looks at the history of Washington DC's unique relationship with the
federal government and its impact on the city's residents.

MORE ON DOCS IN PROGRESS: http://docsinprogress.org/

Melissa Hacker
Fri 11 Jun 2004Link
Free screening in NY Thursday June 17

TREMBLING BEFORE G-D

A FILM BY SANDI SIMCHA DUBOWSKI


See this powerful & unforgettable documentary at The Village
Temple. Meet special guest, Israel Fishman, who is featured in
the film and will be joining us for an after-film discussion. There
is no charge for this event.

Date:        Thursday, June 17, 2004

Time:        7:00 PM

Location: The Village Temple
33 East 12th Street (btw. University Place & Broadway)
phone: 212.674.2340 x300
e-mail: info@villagetemple.org
Web: http://www.villagetemple.org

Trembling Before G-d is an unprecedented feature documentary
that shatters assumptions about faith, sexuality, and religious
fundamentalism. Built around intimately-told personal stories of
Hasidic and Orthodox Jews who are gay or lesbian, the film
portrays a group of people who face a profound dilemma - how
to reconcile their passionate love of Judaism and the Divine with
the drastic Biblical prohibitions that forbid homosexuality. As the
film unfolds, we meet a range of complex individuals - some
hidden, some out - from the world's first openly gay Orthodox
rabbi to closeted, married Hasidic gays and lesbians to those
abandoned by religious families to Orthodox lesbian high-school
sweethearts.

Vividly shot with a courageous few over five years in Brooklyn,
Jerusalem, Los Angeles, London, Miami, and San Francisco,
Trembling Before G-d is an international project with global
implications that strikes at the meaning of religious identity and
tradition in a modern world. For the first time, this issue has
become a live, public debate in Orthodox circles, and the film is
both witness and catalyst to this historic moment. What emerges
is a loving and fearless testament to faith and survival and the
universal struggle to belong.

Diana Wynne
Sat 12 Jun 2004Link
My doc "Joyce to the World" will be screening in cities across the US plus in Toronto and
Melbourne this coming week for Bloomsday. The film is an hour, and many screenings are
free.

"Joyce to the World" celebrates the passionate readers of James Joyce's Ulysses, the
greatest novel of the 20th century that no one's actually read. It features Brian Dennehy,
Frank McCourt, Fionnula Flanagan, Senator David Norris, and everyday people from Kobe
College to Kansas City.

June 12
Rosenbach Museum & Library , Philadelphia, PA 4 p.m.
Bloomsday Books, 301 E. 55th St, Kansas City, MO 6:30 p.m.

June 13 Rosenbach Museum & Library, Philadelphia, PA 4 p.m.

June 16--Bloomsday 100!
-Chapters Books, 110 Bloor St. W., Toronto, Canada 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
-Jubilation Joyce! Selby Library, Sarasota, FL 1 p.m.
-Rosenbach Museum & Library, Philadelphia, PA ongoing
-Symphony Space, New York, NY 6 p.m. as part of Bloomsday on Broadway
-Mechanics' Institute Library, San Francisco, CA 57 Post Street at 12 and 8 p.m. after the 6
p.m. performance readings. rsvp@milibrary.org (Diana Wynne and Zippy Lehnus will
appear)
-Echo Park Film Center,1200 N. Alvarado Street, Los Angeles, CA 8 p.m. (213) 484-8846
-7 Dudley Cinema at Sponto Gallery, Venice, CA 8 p.m. (Fritzi Horstman will appear)
-The Celtic Club, 320 Queen Street Melbourne, Australia 6:30 p.m.

June 18 Verde Gallery, 17 East Taylor St, Champaign IL 6 p.m.

July 11 The Ould Sod, 3373 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 12 noon as part of the annual
Bloomsday pub crawl ($30). Film free. For reservations 619/284-6594

Hope you can make it! More details including purchasing info on our website at http://
www.joycetotheworld.com or e-mail me.

Sarah Hesterman
Tue 22 Jun 2004Link
EXPERIENCED TRANSCRIPTIONIST available.
I am an independant documentary producer looking
for some extra cash. I have several years of experience
transcribing documentary interviews for POV, feature doc
Trembling Before G-d, many short docs and my own interviews.
Fast turnaround, reasonable rates, negotiable based on project.
Please contact <sarah@gothampictures.tv>.

Doug Block
Wed 23 Jun 2004Link
We don't spam or double post here, Jeff. I left up the post in the
Introduce Yourself topic.

Marj Safinia
Tue 6 Jul 2004Link
Hey people in the San Francisco Bay Area:

Our new feature doc, SEEDS (which just premiered as the Opening Night Film at SILVERDOCS to 4 sold out theaters), is coming to the Bay Area.

SEEDS will be screening 4 times as part of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival:

"SEEDS introduces us to ten courageous teenagers trying to accomplish what most adults can never bring themselves to do: sit down in peace to face their enemy....Like a grown-up, harder-edged heir to the documentary Promises, SEEDS shows that coexistence, even temporary, is tough work, and often elusive" SFJFF, 2004

In order to make peace with your enemy, you have to go to war with yourself.

Sunday, 25 July, 4.15pm, Castro Theater, SF
Sunday, 1 August, 1pm, Century 16 Cinemas, Mountainview
Tuesday, 3 August, 6pm, Wheeler Auditorium, Berkeley
Saturday, 7 August, 1.30pm, San Rafael Film Center, San Rafael

More information on the venues and ticketing and the other great films at < http://www.sfjff.org>

If you're thinking of coming and are unsure which date to come, please come to the first screening at the Castro -- that's a 1100 seat theater, which we'd like to fill!

We'll be doing an interesting panel before that screening with filmmakers and subjects from another film, and two of our boys will be here from the Middle East, so come check us out.

Please spread the word to your local friends and family, and if anyone is interested in passing on an email flyer to their email list, please let me know. That would be great :-)


John Merriman
Fri 9 Jul 2004Link
Attention Filmmakers,

The final deadline for the 11th Annual Austin Film Festival is
quickly approaching, and I could use your help getting the word
out to more filmmakers. Below is more information about our film
competition. I can offer you a $5 discount off our entry fee(see below).

Thank you for your time and help,
John Merriman
Documentary Film Program Director
Austin Film Festival




CALL FOR ENTRIES * 2004 AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL

The Winter 2004 issue of MovieMaker Magazine ranked the Austin Film Festival
among the 20 Film Festivals Worth Your Entry Fee.

Submit your work in these categories:
* Documentary Feature
* Documentary Short
* Narrative Feature
* Narrative Short
* Narrative Student Short

The 11th Annual Austin Film Festival runs October 14-21, 2004 in Austin, Texas.

Get $5 off your entry fee with this e-mail

Final Deadline: July 15, 2004

For an entry form and more information, visit:
www.austinfilmfestival.com

Marj Safinia
Sat 10 Jul 2004Link
Any D-Worders in the Atlanta area:

FREE SCREENING OF SEEDS on Thursday 15 July as part of the Martin Luther King DREAM series.

THURSDAY 15 JULY
7.30pm
MLK National Historic Site
450 Auburn Avenue NE

"..a spectacular film...truly impressive"
Judy Woodruff, CNN

We feel very honored to have been chosen as part of such an inspirational series of films, and IT'S FREE!! So please spread the word to anyone you know in the Atlanta area.

------------

SEEDS introduces us to ten courageous teenagers from Israel, Palestine, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and American living together for three weeks at a camp in Maine, and trying to accomplish what most adults can never bring themselves to do: sit down in peace to face their enemy. Like a grown-up, harder-edged heir to the documentary Promises, Seeds shows that coexistence, even temporary, is tough work. SEEDS intimately documents this difficult journey, where there are no superficial resolutions.

"In order to make peace with your enemy, you have to go to war with yourself"


Tom Furtwangler
Wed 21 Jul 2004Link
DV or Beta SP shooter with gear needed in Nassau, Bahamas
on about Aug 11, 12, 13. Broadcast-level pay. Know anybody?

tomfurt@u.washington.edu

Erica Ginsberg
Sat 24 Jul 2004Link
Washington DC area...

Researcher needed for the investigative documentary that is currently
in production.Major Broadcasters are involved. The assignment will
last for 2-4days.Very flexible hours. Paid.

The researcher/PA must have experience with the video footage
research and the National Archives.

Contact: Milena Schwager/ Producer (301) 537-0697 or
schwager1@sprintmail.com

Jasmine Dellal
Sun 8 Aug 2004Link
NYC (August 8), seeking absolutely great editor to wrap up a feature doc...

I'm approaching the home stretch of editing on a feature documentary
about Gypsy musicians around the world. The unsophisticated but efficient
way to describe it is that it's a kind of, 'Romani Vista Social Club'. It's got
stunning footage (Al Maysles.. concert film and scenes from Spain, Macedonia,
Romania & India). Great people. Good stories. Set for worldwide theatrical
with a prestigious sales agent. Presold to PBS. etc...

It also has an overwhelmed director. Me. Hence the suggestion of working
with an editor to complete the film. Interviewing people now to find
the perfect fit... Please call/e-mail ASAP.
Jasmine Dellal

P.s. more about the film at www.littledust.com ...click on Gypsy Caravan
--
Little Dust Productions
104 West 14th St., #4
New York, NY 10011
+1-212-228-7777
www.littledust.com

Robin Macpherson
Mon 9 Aug 2004Link
UK documentary producers and those who want to spend a year in the
World's Festival capital, Edinburgh, may be interested in a new
Masters degree in Screen Project Development, hosted at the Scottish
city's Napier University. Geared towards producers it covers story
development, financing, working relationships and, crucially,
encourages participants to develop a project(s) during the one year
full-time or two years part time programme. Convened by documentary
producer Robin MacPherson (that's me) we hope to offer some of the
modules online from 2005, meantime you can get all the details at
http://www.napier.ac.uk/dama/html/fmmd_des.html.

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