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Cheryl Low
Wed 3 Jan 2007Link
*WILDLIFE ASIA FILM FESTIVAL - CALL FOR ENTRY!*

What: Wildlife Asia - an international wildlife and environmental
film festival
Where: Singapore
When: 13 - 16 March 2007
Deadline for film entry: 10 February 2007
Early bird rate: Us$500 until 31 Jan 2007 (US$600 thereafter)

The new wildlife film festival, Wildlife Asia, will take place in
Singapore from March 13 to 16, with support from the Singapore
Tourism Board, Animal Planet Asia and the WWF.

The event will feature participation from Animal Planet, the BBC,
Conservation International, Discovery, National Geographic Channel,
NHNZ, NHK, UNDP, UNEP, WCS and WWF. The conference and festival
schedule will explore issues related to wildlife filmmaking in the
region.

The opening address will be given by Wong How Man, dubbed by Time
magazine as “the most accomplished living explorer of China”. Other
key events include: Wild Night at the Zoo, celebrating the career
of “India’s Attenborough,” Valmik Thapar; and Green is the Colour of
Money, where experts will discuss the economic implications of
failing to take care of the environment. The festival ends with the
Lion Awards, celebrating the best in wildlife, conservation and
environmental films and new media, with awards for films, websites,
photography and journalism. There will also be seminars, workshops
and networking and pitching sessions.

For more information see www.wildlifeasia.org.

Amy King
Fri 5 Jan 2007Link
Karen,
I'm sure your soundtrack is way cooked by now, but thought I would go
ahead and recommend composer David Harris, who did the soundtrack for a
doc called SEOUL TRAIN. I haven't worked with him, but the soundtrack
he did for that film was extraordinary and unforgettable!! You can
contact him via the filmmakers info@seoultrain.com.

Corine Dhondee
Sun 21 Jan 2007Link
Hi I'm in the process of directing a documentary about an Iranian
asylum seeker in Britain. I wanted to know if anyone has footage of
Iran such as images of crisis, prisoners, for more information about
the footage please do write to me. The footage will give some visual
context for the reasons he had to leave Iran in 1995. I'm very sorry
to say there is no funding available for the project. Thanks Corine

Erica Ginsberg
Tue 30 Jan 2007Link
Docs in Progress

WHEN? Tuesday, January 30, 2007, from 7:00-10:00 pm

WHERE? Jack Morton Auditorium, George Washington University 805 21st
Street (at H Street), NW Washington DC. Closest Metro: Foggy
Bottom. Convenient garage parking across the street. Free street
parking sometimes available after 6:30 pm.

COST? $5 suggested donation (at the door).

WHAT'S SCREENING?

REDEMPTION STONE: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF TOM LEWIS by Tom Dziedzic
From growing up dirt-poor in a small Southern town to working the
streets of Washington DC, Tom Lewis had left no stone unturned
looking for redemption. He eventually finds it "fishing in the rivers
of the mind."

STILL CALLING by Steven Holloway
In an accelerated mass media age, is it still possible to stop and
reflect deeply about the world? Artists in a variety of disciplines
share how they have found meaning in their creations. This visual
meditation considers the questions, "What is beauty? What is faith?
What is art?"

Visit our website <http://www.docsinprogress.org> for more
information on these films.

These public workshops are organized by Docs in Progress and
sponsored by The Documentary Center at the George Washington
University.

Amy King
Fri 2 Feb 2007Link
Do you have an animal related doc project?
Apply for the ACE $10,000 grant - no strings attached!

SILVERDOCS and ACE are requesting documentary grant proposals for
theatrical, television, or new media distribution (20 to 90 minutes).
The project must cover one of the animal issues from the ACE tip sheet
list which can be found on the ACE website www.ace-tvfilm.com. The
project may be in any stage of development or in need of finishing
funds.
Deadline is March 9 - apply via Withoutabox.com
More info: http://www.silverdocs.com/2007/ace.aspx
or Acegrant@Silverdocs.com

Amy King
Fri 2 Feb 2007Link
I just read an article in MovieMaker mag about a new cable show hosted
by Rebecca Carroll (former Independent editor) called Docstock.
The show is on Plum TV, which serves highbrow communities such as
Telluride, Vail, The Hamptons and Nantucket.
It focuses on docs-in-progress, so if you're looking to promote your doc
project to those who may have the cash to help you finish it!!
Check it out: www.plumtv.com/shows/dockstock

Doug Block
Sat 3 Feb 2007Link
good to know, amy. thanks.

Erica Ginsberg
Sun 4 Feb 2007Link
I've seen a few episodes of Plum TV and it is very well done. The
cool thing is that, after the interview with the filmmaker, it
includes info on the budget and how much remains to be raised, so it
is a strong hint for viewers who have been dazzled by the preview to
contribute to help make the finished product happen.

John Burgan
Mon 5 Feb 2007Link
Amy - it's not clear from the guidelines if the ACE/SILVERDOCS
competition is exclusively for North American filmmakers.

Agnes Varnum
Tue 6 Feb 2007Link
Thought this might be interesting for this group -

U.S. Theatrical Premiere of
NOTES ON MARIE MENKEN
A film by Martina Kudlá&#269;ek (director of "In the Mirror of Maya
Deren")

Screening Schedule and Special Events:
February 9 - February 18 at 7:00 & 9:00 nightly.
Additional screenings on Saturday and Sunday, February 10 & 11 at 5:00.

Reception will be held with opening night 7pm screening. Filmmaker
WILL BE PRESENT AT THE FOLLOWING SCREENINGS for Q&A: February 9, 7 & 9
PM and February 10, 7 PM

Tickets: http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/tickets/

More on the film:

NOTES ON MARIE MENKEN tells the story of this legendary artist
(1909—1970), a Lithuanian immigrant who became one of New York's
outstanding underground experimental filmmakers of the 1940's through
the 1960's, inspiring artists such as Stan Brakhage, Andy Warhol,
Jonas Mekas, Kenneth Anger and Gerard Malanga. The large (a hefty 6'
2"), loud and tempestuous Menken—reportedly the inspiration for the
character of "Martha" in Edward Albee's play Who's Afraid of Virginia
Woolf—also became a Warhol Superstar, making memorable appearances in
The Life of Juanita Castro and The Chelsea Girls.

Originally an abstract painter and collage artist, Menken produced
nearly two dozen experimental shorts, using a hand-held Bolex to
create rhythmic patterns of light, color, form and texture, visual
poems that extracted beauty from the world around her. NOTES ON MARIE
MENKEN features lengthy excerpts from many of her films as well as
never-before-seen footage by the filmmaker salvaged from basements and
storage vaults, including a camera "duel" for Bolexes on a Brooklyn
rooftop between Menken and Andy Warhol.

Complemented by a jazzy score by New York composer John Zorn, NOTES ON
MARIE MENKEN features interviews with the filmmaker's friends,
relatives and colleagues, including Alfred Leslie, Kenneth Anger,
Gerard Malanga, Peter Kubelka, Mary Woronov and Jonas Mekas. They
discuss Menken's distinctive film technique, her artistic struggle and
personal life—including a night-shift job at Time magazine and her
marriage to filmmaker Willard Maas—and provide colorful reminiscences
of both Menken and the New York art scene of the era.

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