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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)
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.
competition is exclusively for North American filmmakers.
U.S. Theatrical Premiere of
NOTES ON MARIE MENKEN
A film by Martina Kudláček (director of "In the Mirror of Maya
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
More on the film:
NOTES ON MARIE MENKEN tells the story of this legendary artist
(19091970), 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 Menkenreportedly the inspiration for the
character of "Martha" in Edward Albee's play Who's Afraid of Virginia
Woolfalso 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 lifeincluding a night-shift job at Time magazine and her
marriage to filmmaker Willard Maasand provide colorful reminiscences
of both Menken and the New York art scene of the era.
The ACE grant is open to filmmakers around the world.
Let me know if you have any other questions!
"The perfect place to start your career as a producer
of documentaries." Norm H
The authors of The Documentary Film Makers Handbook and the best
selling Guerilla Film Makers Handbook are offering their seminar this
March. Learn how to get your documentary MADE, how to avoid the
pitfalls of the industry and how to save time money and gray hairs
with this intensive two day course.
Topics include: refining your concept, finding financing, legal
issues, production and post, film festivals survival, standard and
alternative distribution and sales and voluntary workshoping your
idea to help pinpoint specific issues and answers.
Genevieve Jolliffe and Andrew Zinnes are working filmmakers who have
worked in both the narrative and documentary world for nearly two
decades! Their docs have been seen on the MTV, PBS, BBC, ITV and
When: March 10 & 11th, 10AM-6PM
Where: The Heart Touch Project, 3400 Airport Avenue, Suite #42, Santa
Monica, CA 90405.
Go to www.script-tonic.com or call 310-941-2168 for more information
and to sign up!
"Andrew and Genevieve shared their passion and
knowledge and inspired me to pursue my film." Chris
for a smart, self-motivated, and well-organized person to help manage
Paradigm Consulting. Must have excellent people skills and a passion
for independent film. Duties include correspondence, scheduling,
travel arrangements, research, organizing, and client relations.
Proficiency on Mac; solid writing and typing skills essential. Prior
filmmaking or web experience a plus; attitude an insurmountable minus.
Opportunity to build valuable contacts, contribute to innovative
projects, learn the independent film business, and experience the
cutting edge of distribution. Part-time, 3 days a week, approximately
20 hours. To learn more about Paradigm Consulting, visit
www.peterbroderick.com. To apply, please send a cover letter and
resume (in the body of the email not as an attachment) to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not call. We will not be able to
respond to all applicants and plan to fill the position by mid-March.
Beginning February 22 at 7:30 PM at the AERO THEATER
Nikolaus Geyrhalter's amazing documentary shows the places where food is produced: surreal landscapes plasticized and optimized for tractors and agricultural machinery, clean rooms in cool industrial buildings designed to ensure logistic efficiency, machines that require uniform materials for smooth processing. What might look like something from the world of science fiction is reality. Our food is produced in spectacular spaces which are seldom seen. Theres little space for humans here.
OUR DAILY BREAD shows the industrial production of food as a reflection of our societys values: plenty of everything, made quickly and simply by a specialized few. Dispensing with commentary and explanatory interviews, the film unfolds on the screen like a disturbing dream: a detailed feast of images, an insistent gaze, accompanied by whirring, clattering, booming, slurping, the machines hydraulic breathingonly the screeching of chickens is louder.
"Superb! The films formal elegance, moral underpinning and
intellectually stimulating point of view also make it essential. Takes
us inside worlds of wonder and of terror."
Manohla Dargis, New York Times
The first vidster video festival will take place in Hawaii on Labor
Vidster This is based on the pixelvision video festival that takes
place every NOVEMBER in Venice CA and tours to Santa Monica, San
Francisco and Echo Park every year.
In keeping with the spirit of PXL THIS,
there are no entry fees for submission although donations are
Vidster is a camcorder sold by Mattel designed for children. In the
years since the introduction of the pixelvision 2000 camera, the
camera has become a highly sought after camera by filmmakers who have
its technological shortcomings, low resolution black and white video
image that doesnt even fill the screen and whose audio track has the
sound resembling a vacuum cleaner. Most pixelvision cameras are sold
websites like eBay. The cameras sell anywhere from 75 dollars to 600
they are no longer being manufactured.
The Vidster camera has the same limitations of low-resolution imaging
time the picture is in color and the sound quality is much improved.
also has a rudimentary zoom feature. The vidster requires only four
batteries to power up compared to the six needed for a pixelvision
the spirit of the pixelvision camera, the Vidster camera has a
difficult to use
battery compartment. You need a Philips screwdriver to remove the
Vidster camera through seemingly in short supply as seen through the
eBay is very much available in stores like Toys R Us and Circuit City.
price has been raised 20 dollars from 59 dollars to 79 dollars but
is much more affordable than the Pixelvision camera is now. Buy two
to use and another as a spare.
The vidster camera has been designed to be very friendly for computer
The video or still pictures are recorded to SD memory cards. You can
video storage capacity of the card by switching to a higher memory
The camera comes with a 32 mb card, enough for six minutes of video.
Although the camera only comes with video editing software for Windows
Mac users do not need to worry. All a Mac user needs to do is to
camera via the USB port; Power on, switch to playback and the camera
a drive called No name. Open the drive and drag the contents of the
100Media to a folder in your computer. You can easily import these AVI
Final Cut Pro or iMovie.
The AVI QuickTime video files are 320 by 240, the perfect size for the
The submission requirements:
Videos should be doubled in size to 640 by 480 pixels.
Video should be outputted in the Quicktime DV codec and burned as a
either a CD or DVD ROM.
Please keep your videos under twenty minutes. The festival reserves
the right to
request an edit to a shorter length or to show an excerpt at the
Please do not send your only copy or Master tape.
All genres are open to Vidster video submissions: Documentary,
personal, rants raves.
I also need help in spreading this call for entries far and wide so
please forward to all media makers.
Mail DVDs or CDs by August 1, 2007 to
1522 Alewa Drive
Honolulu HI 96817
Please use your real name when posting here.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
www.NomadsLand.com a new Internet platform for social issue
filmmakers launches its Alpha site, prepares for growth
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Feb. 17, 2007 - NomadsLand.com an internet video
platform for social issue filmmakers has launched its Alpha website
in its mission to offer alternative distribution for cinema with a
Like YouTube and Google Video, anyone from professional filmmakers
to video enthusiasts can upload their films to www.NomadsLand.com.
The company will host feature films, documentaries, music videos and
satire for free as long as the film seeks to make a social
commentary, stimulate political conversation or encourage some social
NomadsLand is many things to many people, says founder and CEO Davin
Hutchins. Its an entertaining information site, an informative
entertainment site, a window to the world, but above all, a forum for
social ideas and ultimately a grass-roots campaign for change.
Although much of the video can be viewed for free, www.NomadsLand.com
will offer secure downloads and rentals on premium films featured on
the site, sharing 50 percent of its revenues with each director.
Among the initial films being distributed on www.NomadsLand.com are
Dhruv Dhawans From Dust and Davin Hutchins The Art of Flight. From
Dust, a touching documentary which examines the socio-political
aftermath of the Asian tsunami, premiered at the Tribeca Film
Festival, HotDocs, OneWorld Human Rights Film Festival, Dubai
International Film Festival and the Kara Film Festival.
The Art of Flight is a guerrilla documentary tracing the trail of
Sudanese refugees from Darfur to Egypt and their tales of survival.
The film premiered at AFI Fest Hollywood, International Documentary
Festival Amsterdam and the Bangkok International Film Festival. Other
films explore topics such as homelessness in San Francisco, belly
dancing in Egypt and the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Human
Most independent films are grossly under-distributed, says Hutchins.
One of the main goals of NomadsLand is to assist filmmakers who were
short changed after their festival run. Through viral e-mail, search
engines and RSS, they can reach a vastly larger audience. Likewise,
film aficionados can see quality films theyd never see otherwise
without sifting through a cloud of amateur video. We think films can
make a lasting impact of they permanently premiere for people who
care deeply about these issues.
Not everyone is a born storyteller. But everyone has a story. We want
to provide the resources and royalties to develop an ever-growing army
of raconteurs which can help return mass media back to the masses, he
# # #
MEDIA CONTACT:*NomadsLand Press Relations, press [at] nomadsland.com,
sees everything here.
Hi D-Worders! I'd like to welcome you to the theatrical premiere of BLOCKADE and AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER at Film Forum in NYC from March 14 - 27.
BLOCKADE (2005, 52
min.) by Sergei Loznitsa
During the siege of Leningrad, hundreds of thousands died in one of the longest battles of World War II. This compilation film uses newly discovered silent footage and a meticulously reconstructed soundtrack to place us in the middle of the streets as the citizens attempt normal life while starvation and cold descend upon them.
PHOTOGRAPHER (2004, 26 min.) by Irina Gedrovich
Gerhard M. was an amateur photographer sent to the Eastern Front as a German soldier. He took along a camera to record his combat experiences as he and his unit marched into the Soviet Union. Based on his wartime diary and photo album, Gerhard M. was later tried and executed for war crimes by the Soviet Union.
Tickets for the program go on sale online on March 7. For showtimes, directions and to purchase tickets, visit the Film Forum website.
The Fulbright Scholar Program is offering 12 lecturing, research or
combined lecturing/research awards in film studies during the 2008-
2009 academic year. U.S. Fulbright Scholars in 150 countries and all
regions of the world enjoy an experience of a lifetime, one that
provides a broad cultural perspective on their academic disciplines
and connects them with colleagues at institutions around the globe.
Awards range from two months to an academic year. Faculty and
professionals in film studies may apply not only for awards
specifically in their field, but also for one of the many All
Discipline awards open to any field. Grants are awarded to faculty
of all academic ranks, including adjunct and emeritus. In most
countries lecturing is in English, though awards in Latin America,
Francophone Africa, and the Middle East may require proficiency in
The application deadline for Fulbright traditional lecturing and
research grants worldwide is August 1, 2007. U.S. citizenship is
required. For other eligibility requirements, detailed award
descriptions, and an application, visit <http://www.cies.org>, or
send a request for materials to email@example.com.
REAL TO REEL DOCUMENTARY FILM SERIES @ CINEMA ARTS CENTRE OUR DAILY BREAD
Members $9 Public $12 (w/reception & book signing) Advance reservations recommended
Guest Speaker: Marion Nestle, Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, NYU. Author of What to Eat and Food Politics
Superb! Part of the films brilliance is how it lays out the images and their wells of meaning with such cool deliberation. Manohla Dargis, NY Times
A mesmerizing and illuminating look at our brave new world of technological food production, Our Daily Bread screens at Real to Reel: Cinema Arts Centres ongoing documentary film series on Tuesday, March 20 at 7:30pm. Discussion, book signing and wine and cheese reception follows the film with Marion Nestle, the Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at NYU & Author of Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health ,who will sign this & her latest book, What to Eat . Members $9 Public $12 Advance reservations recommended: 631-423-7611 or CAC box office 423 Park Ave, Huntington
Germany, 2005, 92 min., color Director/writer/cinematographer: Nikolaus Geyrhalter Co writer: Wolfgang Widerhofer
New York Film Festival Grand Prize: Paris Festival of Films on the Environment Best Film: ECOCINEMA
My doc, "Home" will screen on
SATURDAY, MARCH 24 2007 11:30 am
The Irish Film Institute
6 Eustace Street
This is a distributor screening for Irish and UK distribs. All U.S.
distribs have passed and I am assuming all the rest will too....
This is our final effort to find a distributor. I am now focusing on
self-distributing the dvd. We are in need of funding for it. "Home"
was completely self financed and I'm unable to continue financing
it. So if anyone is interested in seeing the film, or has any ideas
on who in Ireland we can approach for funding or invite to this
screening, please let us know. I don't have the funds to make it to
the screening, so I won't be there, but you can reserve a seat with
the co-producer, writer and narrator of "Home", Alan Cooke
call 086 179 1410 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more info about the film check out
Many Thanks to all.
Docs in Progress is a bimonthly film series in Washington DC where
documentary filmmakers screen their works in progress for the public.
Screenings are followed up by a feedback session with the audience.
Tuesday night's screening will feature two films:
HIP HOP IS ALIVE by Michael Chu (10 minutes)
Hip Hop is more than just music for Dres tha Beatnik, an independent
Hip Hop artist and beatbox champion from Atlanta.
CONGO: HOPE ON THE BALLOT by George Lerner (57 minutes)
Elections finally come to the Democratic Republic of Congo, a nation
which lost an estimated four million people to a civil war largely
ignored by the world. But what does democracy mean to a society
still working to maintain a fragile peace?
WHEN? Tuesday, March 27, 2007, from 7:00-10:00 pm
WHERE? Jack Morton Auditorium, George Washington University (805 21st
Street, NW Washington DC)
COST? $5 suggested donation (at the door)
MORE INFORMATION? See our website at http://www.docsinprogress.org or
contact us at (240) 505-8696 or email@example.com
These workshops are organized by Docs in Progress and sponsored by
The Documentary Center at the George Washington University. The
general public is welcome to attend.
More information at http://www.docsinprogress.org
might be interesting to you all, since we have a new competition in
MUSIXINE INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FILM CONTEST IN FINLAND SEP 5-9, 2007
Oulu Music Video Festival introduces MusiXine International Music Film
Contest into its film programme, making MusiXine the burning point of
the upcoming festival. MusiXine adds a new dimension to the OMVF scene
that already includes music videos, special screenings and air guitar
battling. The contest will be arranged during the 14th edition of the
festival on 5-9 September, 2007.
MusiXine is a contest for films on music, music making and related
phenomena, and the MusiXine Main Award for the best film in tune
As an annual part of the Oulu Music Video Festival from now on,
MusiXine will showcase the latest trends in music film. The contest
will aim to encourage new film artists, their work and ideas, bring
out the music film as an art form and serve as a forum for screening
films on various music phenomena. In MusiXine, films will be evaluated
for their cinematic merit in the context of music film, and the most
important evaluation criteria for a successful work are the film's
insightful treatment of its topic and its artistic achievements.
More information on how to submit your film at www.musixine.com. Pump
up the beat and participate! You have time 'til 8 June, 2007.
For more information, contact
Festival Producer Hanna Jakku
Tel. +358 8 5700 500
This looks like an amazing opportunity!
NPR.org is looking for a creative video producer and filmmaker with
passion and skills for working in multiple media to join the talented
team that is turning NPR.org into one of the premier news, music and
information sites on the Web. Help develop the stories and strategy that
translate NPRs signature style of in-depth storytelling and journalism
to a new medium. This is a full-time union position in Washington, DC.
I wanted to let everyone know about our NYC Filmmaker Workshops (now
through the end of May). We actually have a great one on digital
downloads and internet outreach coming up next week. Details below.
D-Word members can register at the discounted rate.
Web 2.0: Downloads and Digital Distribution
When: Wednesday, May 2, 6:30 9:00 p.m.
Where: WMMs office: 462 Broadway (between Broome and Grand in SoHo)
Web and online outreach experts Rick Bolton (filmfresh.com), Vanessa
Arteaga (jaman.com), and DEADLINE producer Katy Chevigny (Arts
Engine) will discuss new ways to utilize the internet to share your
film and reach a global online community. Moderated by WMM's Debra
For complete details and registration:
Hope to see you!
LOOKING FOR AN ICON Opens at Film Forum, May 9!
Tickets are available now for the upcoming limited engagement of
LOOKING FOR AN ICON screening with THE DAY YOU'LL LOVE ME (El Dia Que
Me Quieras). Both films examine the significance, from historical to
emotional, behind iconic photographs of the last century. CBC News
said of ICON, "Much more than the story of four photographs... It is
also an exploration of the meaning and importance of photojournalism
itself." The two-week run begins on May 9 at New York City's Film Forum.
Times, tickets and directions plus more on the films:
TRAILER MECHANICS: HOW TO MAKE YOUR FUNDRAISING TRAILER?
An All-Day Workshop with Fernanda Rossi, The Documentary Doctor
Saturday, May 12
More info in next hidden posting.
Join us for the first meeting of the BROOKLYN FILMMAKERS COLLECTIVE at
Ad Hoc Art Space Tuesday May 29, at 7 p.m. Come enjoy beer and wine,
meet fellow filmmakers, and learn more about the collectives upcoming
BROOKLYN FILMMAKERS COLLECTIVE is a group dedicated to creating and
advancing an active filmmaking community in Brooklyn, New York. The
collective focuses on weekly peer workshops where members present
their works-in-progress and receive feedback, support, and ideas from
other group members. Films and videos created by BFC members are
promoted and marketed through special screenings at film festivals,
broadcast, galleries and theatrical outlets.
For more information, please visit our website:
Directions: Ad Hoc is located at 49 Bogart Street, next to The Archive
coffee shop and Brooklyns Natural grocery. It is one short block from
the Bogart St. exit of the Morgan Ave. stop on the L train. The
front is painted red, you cant miss it. For more info, visit their
website at: www.adhocart.org
airs on Showtime May 31st at 9PM. Hope some of you get to see it.
This stunning documentary tells the true story of international
human rights icon Mukhtaran Mai, a Pakistani peasant who was gang-
raped and publicly shamed in her village, but used her trauma to
spark a legal revolution that exposed centuries of brutal tribal
conflict and government mismanagement.
Selected FIlm Festival's Official Selection:
Toronto International Film Festival
Tribeca Film Festival
International Documentary Festival of Amsterdam
Winner at Full Frame Festival and Chicago Doc Festival.
PREMIERS MAY 31st, 2007 on Showtime
Showtime May 31 9:00 PM
Showtime Too Jun 3 8:00 PM
Showtime Jun 6 6:15 PM
Showtime Jun 11 6:30 PM
Showtime Too Jun 12 5:55 PM
Here is the MySpace page for the film:
Here is the trailer on YouTube:
Here is the official film announcement on Showtime's website:
documentary film, PROJECT KASHMIR.
From directors Senain Kheshgi and Geeta V. Patel comes PROJECT KASHMIR
a feature documentary in which the directors, two American friends
from opposite sides of the divide, investigate the war in Kashmir and
find their friendship tested over deeply rooted religious biases they
never had to face in the US. PROJECT KASHMIR explores war between
countries and war within oneself by delving into the fraught lives of
young people caught in the social/political conflict of one of the
most beautiful, and most deadly, places on earth Kashmir.
The goal of the PROJECT KASHMIR outreach strategy is to create
awareness and increase understanding of the conflict in Kashmir; to
generate interfaith dialogues in the United States and to encourage
communities to become active in organizations working to promote
conflict resolution, religious tolerance and peace building in regions
of conflict, especially Kashmir.
The Digital/Online Marketing & Outreach Director will work closely
with director/producers Senain Kheshgi and Geeta Patel to develop and
implement online PR, advocacy, and release strategies.
o Develop and implement online PR and content strategy for PROJECT
KASHMIR Campaign to amplify our reach online and to grow our e-
subscriber list ?
o Coordinate and e-produce house parties around the world.
o Research and implement web-based PR and marketing activities
including blogs, tagging, social networking, viral marketing, search
engine marketing, text messaging and other forms of electronic
o Monitoring blogs and Web sites (South Asian, Conflict Resolution,
film, faith, human rights/social change etc.) to identify
opportunities for PROJECT KASHMIR campaign.?
o Update and maintain PROJECT KASHMIR presence on social networking
sites like MySpace, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, etc.?
o Develop new Web and organizational partnerships to publicize PROJECT
KASHMIR campaign - link exchanges with other sites, mailing lists,
website discussion areas, online newsletters, web press, etc.?
o Oversee Web site administration including attracting more user-
contributed content, updating sections of the Web site and overseeing
the upload of videos ?
o Create and send email newsletter ?
o Manage email database ?
o Set up affiliate marketing relationships and liaison with DVD
distributor and fulfillment house
o Evaluate and report on the popularity and effectiveness of the
campaign and Web site traffic?
o Additional duties as assigned.
The ideal candidate will have:?
o Enthusiasm and passion for PROJECT KASHMIR, the issues at its core,
and spreading the message around the world.?
o Interest in online engagement, public interest advocacy or
campaigns, film, as well as experience in an Internet or web-based
role, including online organizing, Web site development, implementing
online campaigns, online PR, blogger outreach.
o Familiarity with Kashmiri, Indian, Pakistani, Hindu, Muslim
communities is a bonus.
o Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel),
web publishing tools, as well as Internet research skills?
o Ability to juggle multiple tasks under deadlines
o Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in
written format, with staff, media and external partners
START DATE: July?
TYPE OF POSITION: This is likely a eight-month part-time position but
could be longer (beginning with a trial period)?
LOCATION: ideally LA or NYC but not necessarily?
SALARY: Commensurate with experience
Please send a resume, a cover letter about why you would like to work
on this project, and contact info for three references to
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
SILVERDOCS INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY CONFERENCE
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, NGOs 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 TELEVISIONA 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
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
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
*Project Greencode: Rising to the Challenge of Eco-Ethical
*Creating a Fundraising Blueprint with Debra Zimmerman, Women Make
*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:
More info: 301.495.6750 or Registration@SILVERDOCS.com
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!
In case you still haven't heard of us, here's the story:
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mail New York Experimental submissions to:
The Tank: New York Experimental
P.O. Box 2026
New York, NY 10013
Mail New Documentaries and General Submissions to:
The Tank: Film
P.O. Box 2026
New York, NY 10013
of two works-in-progress, followed by a moderated audience feedback
Tuesday, July 10 at 7:00 pm (until 9:30 or 10:00 pm)
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
"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.
$5 suggested donation (at the door or in advance via PayPal:
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.
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
FILM FORUM SCREENING INFO
Weds July 4th Tues July 17th, 2007
209 West Houston St., NYC 10014 212-727-8112
PART 1: MON/WED/FRI/SAT at 1:15pm & 8:15pm, TUES/THURS/SUN at 5:
PART 2: MON/WED/FRI/SAT at 5:00pm, TUES/THURS/SUN at 1:15pm & 8:
READ THIS GREAT REVIEW FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES:
NEW YORK TIMES MOVIE REVIEW | 'FLYING: CONFESSIONS OF A FREE
"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
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
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
sometimes hilariously, with women whose choices are far less
luxurious. Her humility
is the films strength; employing a technique she calls passing
the filmmaker shares point of view to create a living
By turns playful, sexy, tragic and contemplative, Flying is an
about sexuality and sisterhood. And if that makes the average
mans eyeballs roll,
all the more reason for his honey to buy him a ticket.
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
email@example.com to join us for a FREE screening of
FLYING: CONFESSIONS OF A FREE WOMAN. The available screenings
- Saturday, July 14th at 1:15pm OR 8:15pm - Sunday, July 15th at
- Monday, July 16th at 1:15pm OR 8:15pm - Tuesday, July 17th at 5:
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!
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
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,
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
were 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!
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.
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.
Busted! And now that I read both public and private topics I actually noticed...
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please specify that you are applying for the Meaningful Media Internship.
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.)
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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:
Sound Mixer looking for new projects. Please email: email@example.com
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.