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Here's your chance to reach a broad public interested in documentaries. Get the (D-)Word out!
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As this is a PUBLIC forum, it is also a good idea to write email addresses longhand (person[AT]d-word[dot]com)
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 :-)
FREE SCREENING OF SEEDS on Thursday 15 July as part of the Martin Luther King DREAM series.
THURSDAY 15 JULY
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
SmartSound Software and the International Documentary Association are hosting a Soundtrack Creation Workshop and Screening on Dec. 7 at Culver Studios in Culver City. I would like to encourage anyone interested in learning how to maximize their scoring budget while getting the highest-quality result possible to attend this event.
At this unique soundtrack creation workshop, independent and documentary filmmakers will learn the latest tips and tricks to create professional-quality soundtracks for projects of any budget. Filmmaker Rick McKay will share the secrets he used to score his award-winning documentary *Broadway: The Golden Age,* including how he used SmartSound technology and music to score almost a third of his movie for about $500. A screening of the movie and an open Q&A session with McKay will follow the workshop.
Creating a professional-quality soundtrack is a growing concern for independent and documentary filmmakers and editors. Frequent time and budget constraints make it very difficult to score projects to a level that meets their standards. This event will show filmmakers new ways to effectively score their scenes.
Culver Studios is located at 9336 W. Washington Blvd. in Culver City. Tickets are $10, and must be purchased in advance. They can be purchased by calling (818) 920-9122 or by visiting http://www.smartsound.com/workshop.
I hope to see as many of you as possible at the show!
East Austin Stories December the 8th 6:30 and 10:00p.m.
The latest of short videos produced in and about East Austin by this University of Texas film class screens next Wednesday night. Meet Pearl Pease. Doing hair is not just a job, it is an essential part of life for the customers at the House of Elegance. Some have been clients for over twenty years. One loyal customer drives all the way from Oklahoma to East Austin to have Ms. Pease, Pearl, and Tommi give her hair a shampoo, weave, and style. Youll see this story and more when the East Austin Stories Documentary Series shows the newest videos, December 8th at 6:30 in the Our Lady of Guadalupe Church hall, or later, at 10:00 that same night, in the courtyard of Café Mundi coffee house (bring a lawn chair and a blanket!)
The broad range of videos making up the 90-minute show includes cooking at the taco stand, El Rey Polo, and Polos dream of owning a restaurant; two undocumented workers telling the story of their journeys to earn a better living for their families; a visit to a new alternative music venue; the making of a Vortex Theater production; the transition a Garza student is making to attend U.T. and his conflicted feelings about it; the last genuine, hot-lead and real fire monotype machine in Austin; and public defenders and volunteers working with defendants unfairly denied their constitutional rights, and much more.
You can look at all of the previous East Austin Stories documentaries, on-line, at www.EastAustinStories.org. But you can only see this seasons new ones by joining with old and new friends at the live screenings:
December 8th at 6:30 in the Our Lady of Guadalupe Church hall, across from
the Texas State Cemetery, 1206 E. 9th Street,
or at the second screening that same night, at 10:00, outside, at Café Mundi,
1704 E. 5th Street.
Want to find out how to use outreach to make your documentary effective or even how to make outreach part of your funding strategy? The Center for Social Media is offering a workshop designed to help producers with strategic design for their docs. Learn in this one-day workshop from some of the most respected professionals in outreach and community engagement, and find out how their strategies helped great documentaries get made, and make a difference in the world.
Panelists include: Joy Moore, Annie E.Casey Foundation; Diana Ingraham, US Independents; Robert West, Working Films; Cheryl Head, Corporation for Public Broadcasting; Judith Ravitz, Outreach Extensions; Cara Mertes, P.O.V.; Ellen Schneider, Active Voice.
Premiere Film Screening of Tod Lending's new film OMAR AND PETE; discussion with Tod following the screening.
More information and registration can be found at:
Making Your Documentary Matter
Sponsored by the Center for Social Media.
Cosponsored by AIVF, IDA and US Independents. Funded by the Annie
E. Casey Foundation. $50 registration fee (Waivers available).
MANA--Beyond Belief, a new feature-length doc/essay about the power of objects (shot on HD and transferred to 35mm, directed by Peter Friedman and Roger Manley) will be screened at the Water Reade Theatre at Lincoln Center as part of the Independents Night series, on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005 at 6:30 pm.
For details see www.filmlinc.com/wrt/programs/recur/indie/indie.htm