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.)
Public Classifieds and Announcements
Here's your chance to reach a broad public interested in documentaries. Get the (D-)Word out!
Please include a LOCATION. Spam will be deleted.
As this is a PUBLIC forum, it is also a good idea to write email addresses longhand (person[AT]d-word[dot]com)
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.
Urgently looking for a web designer to do some very quick fixes (today...) and then a design overhaul for Pincus & Small Films' company website over the next few weeks. Filmmakers are premiering "The Axe in the Attic" at The New York Film Festival on Oct 6th. Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Apology to hosts: I just noticed the Public Classifieds wider reach and have comitted the double post offense!)
Linda, if you are in a hurry post an ad on Craigslist and prepare yourself for the avalanche.
After the success of its First Nine contests, Filmaka has launched its Tenth contest 'The Clinic'. Submissions are accepted till 30th September 2007.
This month’s topic is "The Clinic" and all 1-3 minute films must be uploaded by midnight PST, 30th September, 2007. The annual grand prize is a feature film contract.
Filmaka.com is a new online competition, judged by award winning filmmakers including Werner Herzog, Neil LaBute, Paul Schrader and Wim Wenders, and founded by leading independent producers and financiers. Filmmakers have a new chance to enter each month, and submissions are accepted in 10 different languages.
Please visit www.filmaka.com to see past contest submissions, and for complete rules, terms and conditions. Membership is free for full time students: email email@example.com from your school issued email account for more information
For those of you in the DC area who might be interested...
Preview of the "THE WAR"
Wednesday, September 19th, 7 pm
Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U Street NW
WETA TV 26 will screen portions of Ken Burns' film, followed by a panel discussion about the human experience of war, featuring the filmmaker moderating conversations with World War II veterans, veterans of other American wars, and current soldiers. Guests should R.S.V.P. online at http://www.weta.org/war/?page_id=66, by calling (703) 998-2456, or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
And another event of interest to Mid-Atlantic doc-makers...
Doctoring Your Doc: How to Structure Your Documentary: An all-day seminar on story structure for documentaries with story consultant Fernanda Rossi, "The Documentary Doctor"
Saturday, October 6, 2007 from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Jack Morton Auditorium at the George Washington University
805 21st Street, NW (21st and H Streets) Washington DC
For more information, please visit http://www.docsinprogress.org/trailer_mechanics.htm or
Posting this for a friend - he can be reached at: email@example.com
I'm headed to NY next week to shoot my close friend
(and great artist) Lucinda Williams in concert. It's a no budget
shoot - a labor of love. But she's one of the best in the country at
what she does. And she rarely lets anyone videotape her, so this is
an extremely rare event.
I'm looking for camera operators willing to work for little to no pay
- basically for the love of the music. In return they get to witness
one of the best live acts in the country today. These shows also
promise a series of special guests. (I just finished shooting 5
nights in LA - guests included Emmy Lou Harris, Robbie Krieger ((the
Doors)), Mike Campbell ((Tom Petty's band)), Steve Earl and more.)
It's a perfect opportunity for an AC or operator who wants to add
some celebrity footage to their reel. And it's an even better opportunity for
anyone who loves shooting good music. She's playing 5 nights in NY. 2 at Irving
Plaza Sept 29 and 30. 3 @ Town Hall Oct 2-4.
One last thing - we're shooting mini DV. 24p. 16:9 aspect ration.
Hello, everyone. Just wanted to let you know that I am conducting a seminar in documentary filmmaking in Santa Monica, CA the weekend of October 13-14th. It's called The Documentary Film Makers Course and taught by myself and Genevieve Jolliffe, the authors of The Documentary Film Makers Handbook: a Guerilla Guide. We teach from a practical standpoint as opposed to theoretical.
Go to www.script-tonic.com or call 310-941-2168 for more info. We will give $50 off to anyone from The D Word. Call to get a coupon code. Hope to see you there!
Do you or someone you know want to get paid to write about your
experience at the Hamptons Film Festival, London Film Festival or the Hollywood Film Festival? We're looking for someone to be our "Festival Tour Roadie" who can submit some blog entries for
For example we had Robert Ell, the talent booker for Dailies, do the one
It's just a way to get a little local color on the site.
Have a great weekend!
Just took on a new feature film but will be free as of Feb/1/2008.
Sound mixer with experience wants to work on your documentary.
Tamra, do you want anything from DOK Leipsig? Email me if so please. When I go down it will be to concentrate on the target country co-production meetings that last about two or three days. But the week-long festival is celebrating its 50th and has what sounds like a wonderful range of films. Worthwhile getting someone else, if not me, to write about that.
I am looking for a person that would be enthusiast about video editing, operating cameras, Internet video hosting sites, blogs, organization, and communication.
Job would require (Mac) capturing, logging and editing.
Posting video on web on sites like YouTube, MySpace mymovienetwork.com and etc.
Monitoring web sites and communicating through blogs, e-mail and letters.
Burn DVDs and send video files and operate camera on video shoots.
Pretty much doing everything.
This is in the midwest. Small town of 4000. Chicago, Minneapolis, Des Moines and others are 3 hours away. Great pubs in town though. Dubuque is 24 minutes east and Iowa City is 60 minutes south.
My editor is graduating from college and moving on to a nursing career.
Looking for a Sound Mixer and HD camera assistant local to Noa Scotia, Canada, for a PBS documentary series show about sustainable architecture. Shoot dates are Oct 15 - 23. Please email Soo w/your resume if interested. Thanks.
I'm looking for a line producer to assist in developing the budget for my documentary "Project One".
"Project One" addresses the factors that influence unhealthy relationships and sexual behaviors, examine current HIV/AIDS prevention policy and its effectiveness, empower girls and women to create better lives, explore ways to shift attitudes, foster positive change, inspire, educate and entertain one person at a time.
Please email me your resume and/or experience.
In reply to Dale Galgozy's post on Thu 13 Sep 2007 :
I'm not a sound mixer, but I had to say 'hi' since I grew up in Kent. What's up, fellow Buckeye!
Looking for intern to help out in the office...Email applications only. Email RRProd@aol.com
London International Documentary Festival 2008
- A Conversation in film
CALL FOR FILMS
PocketVisions is calling for film submissions for the expanded London International Documentary Festival (LIDF) - A Conversation in Film, 2008. The festival is presented in association with the London Review of Books, and with the support of the British Museum. 2008 sees a continued association with The Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival (New York).
The LIDF will run for 6 days between Monday 31st March, and Saturday, April 5th, 2008. The opening and closing night gala screenings and reception will take place at the British Museum. Other venues include the Barbican Centre, the Curzon Soho, the Renoir Cinema and the Roxy Bar and Screen.
The call for submissions goes out to an international field of applicants. All successful applicants will be invited to be present at the LIDF. We are looking to support new and innovative filmmaking talent, and to ask filmmakers to participate in a series of intertwining ‘conversations’ to be run alongside the screenings. These ‘conversations’ will involve academics, journalists, policy-makers, NGOs, and other cultural commentators.
The LIDF is calling for documentary films produced between January 1st 2006 and December 6th 2007, and is particularly, although not exclusively, interested in films that fall within the following categories:
* Human Rights
* Heritage and the Arts
* Other social and development issues
Submission Procedure: Film-makers can enter their films, pay entry fees and find out how to submit their DVD or VHS preview copy at http://www.lidf.co.uk
Once the on-line submission has been made entrants will receive a confirmation email and a unique Entry Reference Number.
Deadline for Submissions: 6th December 2007
Late entries accepted until 30th December with penalty (see regulations). Films can only be returned if the ‘return fee’ is included in the submission.
Selected films from the LIDF will be automatically submitted for selection to the Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival, November 2008.
We look forward to seeing your films.
Dok Leipzig, 29.10 - 04.01, I will be commuting most of that week between Berlin and Leipzig, by car, several times. The drive is a bit over 2 hours each way. If one or two people would like to join me and can share in the costs, please contact me by email firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll call you. Thanks!
Hi Soo Kim,
I don't have anyone to recommend, unfortunately, but I did work as an editor at an Architecture magazine here in Toronto that takes a huge interest in sustainable architecture. They run a Green issue every year and it's thoughtful. Really parses what we mean by green and doesn't seem to be after the ad dollard like a lot of publications. If you would like me to pass on the name of an editor there for a potential interview, I'd be happy to do so. Best of luck in your search!
In reply to Soo Kim's post on Tue 2 Oct 2007 :
First day on D-Link - heard great things, so here goes-
I'm in post-production on a feature-length documentary film with my co-director, and we're looking for a great assistant to work with on finishing this project.
Here's my listing:
Looking for a passionate, brilliant, motivated, enthusiastic and organized
To work with on a
documentary film in post-production
This is a feature-length documentary about Iraq that has garnered a lot of media attention and is a very interesting project
A great opportunity for the right person who is looking to be part of finishing a big documentary with two directors
Responsibilities would include:
Media Management for film and photography
Editing studio is located in Red Hook, Brooklyn
Looking for a 20 hour commitment per week, or more
If interested, please email me your information at
Thanks, look forward to hearing from you.
Um, this here's The D-Word, Marie-Helene, not D-Link. Then again, we do know how to link
Point well-taken, and taking steps to correct my subliminal slip - seeing if I can link up with fellow filmmakers on D-Word :) Thanks for the head's up and the welcome.
Now that we've properly lashed you, Marie-Helene, why don't you properly introduce yourself at the Introduce Yourself topic? Then we can give you a proper welcome with trumpets and everything.
I am in need of an experienced PA in San Jose CA. Someone who lives in SJ or nearby and knows the area well. Please be bright, hardworking and drive like a grandmother. Driver's license required (obviously). Will be assisting in setup of an interview room, so if you know what a C-stand is and are able to lift 50lbs,, then please send a resume to email@example.com
Days needed: October 27 + October 28. Thanks!
Still? Robert, if you can take a Canadian, I can pass this on to friends who have film school contacts in Montreal...Just let me know, please.
The Documentary Center at George Washington University is in search of a Fellowship Coordinator for its newly announced Documentary Center/Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Fellowship for 10 documentary filmmakers representing 5 Emerging Nations.
This position will live at the epicenter of every aspect of the fellowship program. The position begins January 1 and concludes September 30, 2008. Position description is attached.
Not still looking, looking again. The intern we had for many months had to leave, so now we are looking for a new one. Film school contacts are welcome and appreciated.
Okay. Will copy and paste this to a few people I know.
Also, I don't know him personally except for the briefest email exchanges, but why not fire this off directly to Peter Wintonick? Last I read, he's teaching at Concordia University filmschool in Mtl (a good one)... firstname.lastname@example.org
We have just about finished our documentary and we're selling our equipment.
Please email Tamsin at email@example.com for more information.
CAMERA PACKAGE # 1 $4,000.00
PANASONIC HVX200 HD CAMCORDER
LIKE NEW WITH ALL ORIGINAL PACKAGING. THIS WAS OUR BACKUP CAMERA AND WAS USED ON ONLY TWO OCCASIONS.
(1) CAMCORDER BATTERY
(1) AC ADAPTER / BATT CHARGER
ACCESSORY MICROPHONE HOLDER
COMPONENT VIDEO CABLE
(1) 82MM SKYLIGHT FILTER
(1) 8 GB P2 CARD
(1) KATA CAMERA BACKPACK
ZACUTO LIGHTWEIGHT BASEPLATE $500.00
ZACUTO LIGHTWEIGHT FOLLOW-FOCUS $1000.00
ZACUTO FOCUS RING FOR HVX200 $150.00
ROCK PZF1 VARIZOOM (WIRED ZOOM CONTROL) $250.00
HD ONBOARD MONITOR PACKAGE – LIKE NEW $1,800
WE ONLY USED THIS MONITOR ON ONE SHOOT. IT IS A GREAT MONITOR IN PERFECT CONDITION. I HAVE PACKAGED IT IN A PELICAN CASE WITH A BATTERY SYSTEM – ALSO IN PERFECT CONDITION.
MARSHALL 7” HD ONBOARD MONITOR (V-R70P-HVA)
IVX ENDURA - 50 BATTERY CHARGER
(2) IVX ENDURA-50 BATTERIES
KINOFLO DIVA-LITE 400 KIT $1,000.00
IN VERY GOOD CONDITION. WE USED THIS KIT FOR A COUPLE SHOOTS, THEN SWITCHED TO AN HMI SYSTEM AND DID NOT USE IT AGAIN.
(1) DIVA-LITE 400
(1) FLOZIER DIFFUSER
(1) REMOVABLE LAMP CASE
(1) TRAVEL CASE
(8) SPARE TUBES
EDIT WORKSTATION #1 $4,500.00
THIS WORKSTATION WAS PURCHASED FROM PROMAX INC. FOR $9,000 IN 2006.
BOXX 8200 3.2 GHZ DUAL XEON
2 GB RAM
250 GB HITACHI 7200 INTERNAL HD
PIONEER DVD BURNER
NVIDIA QUADRO FX 1400 PRO VIDEO CARD
AVID XPRESS STUDIO HD WITH MOJO
AVID XPRESS KEYBOARD
(2) VIEWSONIC VG920 19” DISPLAY
(PAIR) MACKIE TAPCO S5 STUDIO MONITOR SPEAKERS
BEHRINGER UB1002 AUDIO MIXER
TRIPP LITE BC PRO 600 UPS
EDIT WORKSTATION #1 $3,500.00
THIS WORKSTATION WAS PURCHASED FROM PROMAX INC. FOR $7,000 IN 2006.
PROMAX 3.2 DUAL XEON
2 GB RAM
250 GB HITACHI 7200 INTERNAL HD
PIONEER DVD BURNER
NVIDIA QUADRO FX560V PRO VIDEO CARD
AVID XPRESS STUDIO HD WITH MOJO
AVID XPRESS KEYBOARD
(2) VIEWSONIC VG920 19” DISPLAY
TRIPP LITE BC PRO 600 UPS
MIDDLE ATLANTIC 24-SPACE RACK – VERY GOOD SHAPE (MRK 2431) $300.00
BELKIN 8-PORT GIGABIT SWITCH – LIKE NEW $50.00
DATAVIDEO TBC-1000 – VERY GOOD CONDITION $200.00
LITEON LVC-9016G VHS / DVD COMBO – DVD BURNER $100.00
PANSONIC PV-D4745 VHS / DVD COMBO $75.00
TOSHIBA 26” HDTV – DVD / VCR COMBO (MW26G71) $300.00
IKEA FREDERIK COMPUTER WORKSTATION 50.00
IKEA FREDERIK DESK $50.00
IKEA SOFA: $100
6 X IKEA KIRBY BOOK CASES: $10 each
IKEA FLOOR RUG: $20
Just finished a big project and can't keep everything. Time to start the next one! Hopefully we won't need three AVIDs, two cameras and 16 terrabytes of storage on the next one....exhausting!
Curses, you're not selling a Sony DSR-11 deck for a ridiculously low price.
you in the market for a DSR-11?
i've been giving some thought to selling mine...
Might be, Riley. Have one already but would be good to have a second for clones. It would have to be pretty cheap, though, because it's probably overkill for what I need.
Hi i am looking to hire an Associate Producer who has strong experience with archive.
I am producing five biographies for A&E, Biography Channel and History International .
If anyone is interested please send your resume to : firstname.lastname@example.org
Many thanks !!
Fundraising Manager, CHANNEL FOUR BRITISH DOCUMENTARY FILM FOUNDATION
The Channel 4 British Documentary Film Foundation is a not-for-profit re-inventing British independent documentary.
Through our film fund and festival, we inspire and connect filmmakers and organisations, ensuring that groundbreaking documentaries are made and seen.
We need a FUNDRAISING MANAGER to:
- Manage and nurture existing relationships with public sector funders (e.g. Film Council, Skillset)
- Foster relationships with new partners/sponsors for the BRITDOC 08 festival, especially within film industry and public sector
We need an experienced, motivated and organised person, with proven track record of closing deals.
Working hours flexible.
£35k pro rata + performance bonuses.
More info & to apply: http://www.britdoc.org/apply
I need information on issues related to exporting in FCP as quicktime movie.
Before I post in detail here I want to be certain this is appropriate.
Please advise or recommend a location or site.
Sony DSR-PD150 3CCD Professional Camcorder PD-150 for sale - $1950.00 including all extras listed below.
I bought this camera for one project, and as the project is complete, no longer need this camera package anymore. As far as I can tell, this camera is in flawless condition, and in perfect working order.
Included with this camera are the following:
- Century .55X Wide Angle Adapter C65255
- TWO Sony NP F960 infoLihium Extra Life Batteries
- Teffen 58 mm Black Pro-Mist 1/8 Filter
- Teffen 58 mm Bladk Pro-Mist 1 Filter
- Teffen 58 mm 812 Warming Filter
- Sony BC V615 Battery Charger (charges all 3 batteries listed above)
- Sony RMT-811 Remote Control
- Sony NP – F330 Standard Battery
- Sony Lens Hood and Lens Cap
- Microphone Holder
- Aluminum Custom foam lined Flight Case
According to recent ebay sales I checked,
- the Century Wide Angle Len averages $360.00 on eBay
- the extra long life batteries average $40 to $50 each on eBay
- the ProMist 1/8 Filter was $47.90 on ebay (new)
- the Pro-Mist 1 Filter averaged $39.90 on ebay
- the Pro-Mist 812 Warming Filter averaged $39.00 on ebay
- the custom flight cases average 56.00 on ebay
The value of all of these extras is conservatively over $600, according to ebay sales. Please check ebay prices yourself to confirm.
Hours Meter Lists Total Hours:
Operaton 63 X 10 H
Drum Run 31 X 10 H
Tape Run 18 X 10 H
Threading 89 X 10
Ebay Auctions Recently Sold List (which do not include the $600 in extras listed above):
Pangolin is based in New York. Right now I am looking for AP's who have experience working for major cable networks i.e National Geographic, Discovery, A&E , etc. They need archive experience !!
I am also looking for an editor to work on one of these biographies for A&E . Must have experience editing a one hour for a network and confidence to work on a four week edit for both rough and fine cut.
If interested please email me at email@example.com
I'm looking for a good transcription service in NYC. Could be either an individual or a company, doesn't matter as long as its good quality work. Would welcome all referrals. Thanks d-worders ...
The AFI Fest is opening today in Los Angeles! Please join us for the world premiere of 1000 Journals. We are screening in the International Documentary Competition, on
Sunday, November 4th, at 9:15 PM
Monday, November 5th, at 3:15 PM
All screenings are at the ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood. The film guide and box office are online at...
Several of the 1000 journals will be attending, and you don't want to miss that!
More information, trailer, blog, and news on our website
If you are around, please grab me and say hello. Hope to see you at the screenings!
Congrats on having your work screened at the AFI Fest -- your world premiere no less! Your website and trailer are fascinating, as is the concept of the 1000 Journals. We are very happy for you, and also glad that you have joined us here at the D-Word.
(I'm not quite sure why the Topic Cops erased your post in "Shameless Self Promotion" because many, many others have done the same thing; and as far as double-posting goes, i think it kind of makes sense for you to post both in the public and private topics b/c not all members read the public postings...)
Anyways, congratulations again and have a wonderful time! If I can make it out the ArcLight, I certainly will stop by and say hi.
Explanation given in the Shameless topic. But, hey, are Topic Cops not human?
In reply to Andrea Kreuzhage's post on Thu 1 Nov 2007 :
VERY LOW MILEAGE Canon Xl-1, used on a couple of rock videos, with great soft case
Focus Enhancements HD DTE Recorder, used two hours
Mac Book Pro 17", used two months, PRISTINE, with red protective cover
Pelican Case, used one month, gray with interchangeable nylon-covered foam dividers
We are very proud to announce our call for entries.
Please feel free to share this message with your
friends, family and colleagues.
Scarlett, Executive Director
SF Women's Film Festival
San Francisco International Women's Film Festival is a
community for advancement, celebration and
representation of women filmmakers. Our films and
screenings are selected and hosted by filmmakers,
professors and other notable figures in the world of
San Francisco International Women's Film Festival
accepts films and videos of all lengths and genres:
narrative,documentary, music video, experimental
and animation.Films and video must be directed
or co-directed by women.
All Submissions should include an entry form. No entry
fee required. For more information or to request an
entry form email:firstname.lastname@example.org
(Deadline: December 1, 2007)
Garlic and Watermelons--Philly Screening
Our film Garlic and Watermelons will be screening on Friday night as part of the First Person Arts Festival.
Friday, November 9, 2007
2111 Sansom Street
For more information about the fest:
and more about the film:
Hope to see you there!
Monica, you may wish to email Lisa directly as she may not be checking in regularly. Click on her name for contact details.
Scarlett, thanks for the posting. Nice to see a film festival in the US that does not require entrance fees and will on-post to other groups if you like, via Cinema Nova. They have a terrific network of independent filmmakers from several countries. Good luck!
Melanie, if you are still looking for someone, I do transcription. I have tons of experience transcribing interviews for docs. Email me sarah(at)lyricalfilms(dot)com
I'm considering an office move to Brooklyn, and wonder if anyone is interested in either SUBLETTING me a few desks' worth of space in their existing office, or in going in on a space together. Anywhere in the Burough will do. We'll likely be between 1-3 people on any given day.
amir, you should register for the professional side of the d-word. you've only gone halfway in the process.
Amir, Robert Richter had an office to sublet somewhere in New York, am not sure where but you might want to check it through the search engine or contact Bob directly.
Documentary Filmmakers--are you tired of election coverage? Help Current TV change the way traditional media covers our national elections!
Docs in Progress returns to Washington DC on Friday, November 16. We will be screening two work-in-progress documentaries from Baltimore and Chicago. The filmmakers are eager to get feedback from a DC audience.
WHEN? Friday, November 16 from 7:00-10:00 pm
WHERE? Jack Morton Auditorium on the campus of George Washington University. Street address is 805 21st Street, NW Washington DC (at the corner of 21st and H Streets).
HOW MUCH? $5 suggested donation (cash at the door or in advance via Pay Pal)
THE WALK-ONS by Tim Durham and Aimee Nowland (30 minutes)
College football may be best known for the frenzied competition for top recruits. But what of the local students who want to play for the team? With no full rides offered, these kids work part-time jobs to pay for their tuition. Trampled daily and sold on the hope that after a season or two, they might catch the coach's eye, these walk-ons are not ready to let go of their dreams to go further than the practice field.
MARE IGNOTUM (SEA OF MYSTERY) by Loretta Oleck Berger and Linton Suttner (70 minutes)
It's hard to miss Max Shapiro. Whether on his Harley or showing off his tattoos and pet snake, Max has traveled many lonely roads in his 70 years. But it is the less traveled inner road which most interests his niece as she takes us on a journey to discover more about him and herself in the process.
This program is organized by Adele Schmidt and Erica Ginsberg from Docs in Progress and is co-sponsored by The Documentary Center at the George Washington University.
For those not already familiar with Docs in Progress, you can find out more at www.docsinprogress.org
SILVERDOCS CALL FOR ENTRIES!
SILVERDOCS 2008 is open for submissions, seeking films that celebrate
the creative vision of independent filmmakers and the power of
documentary to expand our world-view and enhance our understanding of
the events around us.
Now entering its sixth year, SILVERDOCS has been hailed as the ’pre-
eminent US documentary festival” (Screen International) and as “non-
fiction nirvana” (Variety). The Festival features 100 films,
representing over 45 countries, and awards over $50,000 in cash and
Documentaries should have been completed on or after March 2007, and
not screened on television or theatrically in the US prior to the
SILVERDOCS is also accepting documentary grant proposals for the
$10,000 ACE (Animal Content in Entertainment) Grant for theatrical,
television, or new media projects featuring animal-related content.
DVD or VHS (NTSC or PAL)
Early: January 11
Regular: February 15
Late: March 7
Past SILVERDOCS award winners include JESUS CAMP, BORN INTO BROTHELS,
DARWIN’S NIGHTMARE, MY ARCHITECT and STREET FIGHT, all of which were
nominated for Academy Awards. SILVERDOCS presented the world premiere
of THE BLOOD OF YINGZHOU DISTRICT, which won the 2007 Academy Award
for best documentary short.
Attend SILVERDOCS’ International Documentary Conference for four days
of cutting edge content in an intimate environment. The Conference
runs concurrently with the Festival and is fast becoming the must-
attend event for media professionals working at the cutting edge of
content, commerce and community.
Eyes of the World Media Group is hiring an Associate Producer for an educational video series on methamphetamine funded by The State of California and Tom and Stacy Siebel Foundation. Candidate must have significant production experience, strong handle on technology, excellent communication skills, and capability to handle demanding workload. Eyes of the World specializes in producing socially conscious media. More info on the company and the project at www.eyesoftheworldmediagroup.com. Offices near Sony Studios in Culver City. Compensation range is $600-800/wk depending on experience. To apply, send resume to email@example.com.
$600-$800 a week for an experienced AP?! That's Internship bordering on junior researcher pay in my world. Project sounds interesting, but the money offered is taking the P...
Hazel Wolf Environmental Film Festival Call for Films!
We're looking for the best in environmental documentaries, narratives, shorts, ad campaigns, PSAs, and new media. We welcome entries related to climate change, consumption, solutions, environmental justice, energy, transportation, sustainable living, food production, wildlife, oceans, rivers, forests, restoration, and other environmental topics. Films addressing social themes with an environmental component will also be considered.
This is our 10-year anniversary; entries that explore how environmental media and messaging have developed over that time (or generally) are also encouraged.
English or English subtitles only. While the maximum length for submissions is 90 minutes with rare exceptions, screening time is limited and shorter pieces may have a better chance of being accepted.
Selected films have the chance to become part of the "Best of Fest," approximately 10 films so honored after the festival based in large part on audience ratings.
Deadlines and entry fees are as follows:
By December 15: $25 (reg) $20 (student)
By January 15: $40 (reg) $30 (student)
By February 15 deadline: $50 (reg) $35 (student)
See our site for more information!
Seeking finishing funds for MONTAUK UNVEILED, our doc about The Montauk Project. First of its kind, the subject has never been tackled before. Alleged mind control, time travel experiments and abductions carried out at the old Camp Hero at Montauk Point, New York between 1970 and 1983. Principal photography is done and we are beginning post now. A tease trailer is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Igt9BEHE12g
++ CAMBOTUBE.COM ~ Upload your Cambodia / Cambodia (and SE Asian region) Related Clips ++
Just launched, Cambotube.com is a Youtube-style video sharing community dedicated to videos about Cambodia and the Region.
The Cambodia Daily has already heralded Cambotube as "an important tool for democracy" [see the article at www.cambotube.com/documents/c_daily_cambotube.pdf]
We continue to seek clips related to:
- Indigenous Perspectives
- The ongoing KR Trials
- Contemporary Issues in Cambodia (and the region)
- Movie Clips and Trailers
Check out http://www.cambotube.com for more info, it's FREE to register and upload!
Cambotube is currently a grass roots, voluntary initiative; if you would like to be involved in helping to support and grow Cambotube, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
((( Sok Sabai )))
hi peoples -
i have a used pd-150 bare bones with a charger and a bag at a dirt cheap price on ebay. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MESEX:IT&item=300174137316
i also have a dsr-11 for anyone interested, make me an offer. im buying an hvx and looking to sell some of the sd gear.
how many hours does your dsr-11 have? and are you the first owner?
im the first owner. prob a bazillion hrs but it works great. i can check when i get home sunday.
Hello doc community. I am new to D-word. This is my first posting.
Seeking an intern (20 hours/week) to help with distribution of my new film THE AXE IN THE ATTIC. Right person with enough experience, minimal pay. Dreaming for someone who wants to develop into a Producer to help with future projects.
AXE premiered at the New York Film Festival and is featured as the opening night screening for Boston's Human Rights Watch Film Festival at the MFA, January 16.
I recently relocated from Boston (hi Boston) to New York (hi NY). Temporary home office in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
Thank you all, and thank Doug Block for your support!
INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY WORK-IN-PROGRESS COMPETITION
Docs in Progress is partnering with NomadsLand to curate a special virtual work-in-progress competition for short and feature documentaries from around the world which are seeking to gain valuable feedback at the rough cut stage of the editing process. Please see Hidden Section below for more details.
Welcome, Lucia. I'm not clear, are you thanking me for my support or imploring everyone else to thank me for their support? (Though people can certainly feel free to thank me for no reason whatsoever.)
Anyway, good to have you posting here at last. Now get your butt over to the Introduce Yourself topic and tell us all about yourself.
Eyes of the World Media Group is hiring a Production Assistant. Candidate must have production experience and solid computer skills in addition to excellent communication and problem solving abilities. Assistant Editor experience or knowledge of Final Cut is preferred. Eyes of the World specializes in producing socially conscious film and media. More info on the company and our current production at www.eyesoftheworldmediagroup.com. Offices near Sony Studios in Culver city. $ 12 per hour. To apply, send resume to email@example.com.
This is my first posting. I can not believe it took me so long to join! I work at Big Mouth Films, the production arm of Arts Engine, Inc. (Check us out at www.artsengine.net.) We are hiring. Here are the stats:
Coordinator, Docuclub and Fiscal Sponsorship Programs
This full-time position is an excellent opportunity to join a team of experienced film and web professionals and help Arts Engine, Inc. better serve the independent film community. Candidate should be a resourceful self-starter and able to take initiative in a fast-paced media arts organization. They must be able to work calmly in a demanding, and visible position. The ideal candidate will be able to anticipate needs and keep staff informed of problems or issues affecting specific projects and the organization as a whole.
Responsible for the day-to-day execution and success of all events and communication related to launching Docuclub at Arts Engine. Also responsible for tasks associated with serving as liaison to filmmakers with respect to Arts Engine’s Fiscal Sponsorship Program.
Coordinator will work closely with other staff in the Production Department as well as with the Director of Operations to ensure consistent and timely coordination of all Docuclub activities and filmmaker relations.
• Oversee all aspects of membership relations for Docuclub.
• Coordinate all Docuclub events, including In-The-Works screenings.
• Generate ideas for marketing and promoting Docuclub and Arts Engine’s Fiscal Sponsorship Program.
• Serve as liaison to all fiscal sponsorees.
• Coordinate production information sessions.
• Work with Docuclub partners to develop program.
• Coordinate other necessary services for filmmakers affiliated with Arts Engine’s programs.
• Bachelor’s Degree
• Experience coordinating events
• Familiarity with the field of independent documentary film.
• Must work well with a team
• Superior communication skills
• Detail-oriented, with excellent organizational and planning skills
• Proficient with Mac computers, Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.
Email applications to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please no phone calls or faxes.
Angela, would be great if you could do a more in-depth intro to the glory of you at the Introduce Yourself topic.
Angela is a fine producer and great pal, just in case anyone was wondering. Big Mouth/Arts Engine is a fantastic organization. Glad to see you here, Angela!
And thanks, Doug, Just... in general.
WIN $500.00 WITH YOUR DIRECTING TALENT
Are you out of ideas? Need a little cash and a project for your portfolio? Indy artist Michael Paul is looking for an up-and-coming director to create a music video for his new single, “Struggle (Symphonic).” Work from an existing storyboard/concept or create your own. Artist is available for participation.
There will be three winners – 1st place wins $500.00, 2nd $200.00 and 3rd $100.00 cash. Submissions must be received by June 1, 2008. You can get more information, download a copy of the existing storyboard and check out Michael Paul’s new single, “Struggle (Symphonic),” by going to http://MichaelPaulMusic.com
Please come out and support Miss GULAG at our IFC one-time only screening presented by Stranger Than Fiction. Here's all the info – we're super psyched and excited – I'm even coming from Azerbaijan – so please tell your friends, forward in an email, text message, fax, telegram, carrier pigeon etc.
Q&A with director Maria Yatskova,
producers Raphaela Neihausen & Irina Vodar
Stranger Than Fiction
Thursday Night Special
THURSDAY, DEC 13: STF has one more 2007 treat. Director Maria Yatskova, visiting from Baku, Azerbaijan, will join her NY-based producers Raphaela Neihausen and Irina Vodar to present MISS GULAG. This will be its first New York sneak preview following its celebrated festival run at Berlinale, Silverdocs, Seattle, Sheffield and others.
ORDER MISS GULAG TICKETS NOW!
WINTER SPECIAL SCREENING
THURSDAY, DEC 13, 8 PM
Individual tickets on sale now.
"A smashing debut by a young documentarian who discovers a unique way to investigate contemporary Russian society." (Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter). Miss Gulag chronicles the lives of three inmates at a Siberian women's prison during the time of its annual beauty pageant. Although they endure incredible adversity in and out of prison, they manage to uphold their humanity and humor through the comforts of music, love, and outrageous fashion.
Hi Everyone! Happy Holidays! Just want to make all aware and offer my services as a researcher if requiring an archival researcher for any 2008 projects. My resume is located on-line at:
http://www.archivalfilmresearch.com. I have 22 years of experience. All the best, Rosemary Ann Rotondi
A few people from time to time say that they are seeking a transcriber in NYC. I know a good person, Donna Cheng, email@example.com.
Hi to everyone. A friend recommended I check this site out and post my services here as a composer.
I'll try to keep my CV brief! I'm writing music for a feature-length drama at the moment, and will be scoring two documentaries over the next few months. Past credits include another feature film, video-pods for Current TV and work for various media companies.
In the end it's the music that counts, so I'll post a link and let it speak for itself: www.soundclick.com/benbeiny
Let me know if you like the sound of it, and whether you think I would suit a project you're working on. Rates are reasonable and negotiable, and I can also supply a full CV with references on request.
I hope some of you will apply to the Working Films Residency at MASS MoCA. This is a great opportunity for filmmakers who want to develop an outreach strategy for your film. See the full info below.
The Content + Intent Documentary Institute
Working Films Residency at MASS MoCA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Wilmington, NC. December 18, 2007) – It’s that time of year again! Working Films is accepting applications for its five-day residency for documentary filmmakers at MASS MoCA. The residency, which is called the Content + Intent Documentary Institute, will take place March 12-16, 2008 in North Adams, MA. Applications for admission to the Institute may be found online at www.workingfilms.org (or you can contact Anna Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org). The application deadline is January 25, 2008.
Ensuring that a film’s release has an impact is as important as its production. The Content + Intent Documentary Institute will guide approximately ten filmmakers and advanced film students through the development of outreach plans for their film projects. Linking the documentaries-in-progress to organizations committed to progressive social change will be a key component of the Institute. Participants will create an audience engagement plan for their films, identify community partners, and develop support materials, including effective timelines, budgets, and implementation strategies. Working Films will offer insight on the development of web sites, fundraising tactics and press strategies.
Filmmakers accepted to participate in the Institute must submit a $500 enrollment fee to attend. (Some scholarships are available.) The enrollment fee covers housing costs and some meals. Attendees will reside in MASS MoCA’s artist housing which is within walking distance of the training site.
Working Films will announce accepted applicants on February 7, 2008.
About Working Films
Based in Wilmington, NC, Working Films is a national nonprofit that connects documentaries to social change through a variety of ways. Their services range from coordinating rough-cut community feedback screenings, to developing strategies for a documentary’s outreach, to constructing collaborative campaigns between filmmakers and organizers. Working Films is also the only national media outreach organization offering free consultations on using films for social justice to independent filmmakers, with over 400 to date. For more information on Working Films, please visit www.workingfilms.org.
About MASS MoCA
Housed on a restored 19th century factory campus in North Adams, Massachusetts, MASS MoCA is the largest center for contemporary visual and performing arts in the country.
In reply to Doug Block's post on Tue 18 Dec 2007 :
Thanks Doug. It really is an amazing opportunity for filmmakers and I hope lots of folks apply. Feel free to repost this announcement to any other forums of which you are a part.
Call for entries for 7th Encuentros del Otro Cine International Documentary Film Festival
Submissions are now being accepted for the 7th Encuentros del Otro Cine International Documentary Film Festival, EDOC, which runs in the three Ecuadorian cities of Quito, Guayaquil and Manta from 8 – 25 May 2008.
EDOC is looking for innovative and exciting documentary films from across the globe.
The previous edition of the festival, in May 2007, was attended by a passionate audience of 12 thousand spectators and received a broad coverage by the media. Sixty-two films were screened, including a wide program featuring the best of contemporary documentary with films such as Into Great Silence, Jesus Camp, Blockade, Acidente, Cocalero, In the Pit, My Father The Turk, amongst many others.
Previous guests of the festival include Albert Maysles (USA), Patricio Guzmán (Chile), Joaquim Jordà (Spain), Fernando 'Pino' Solanas (Argentina), Nino Kirtadze (Georgia), Lourdes Portillo (Mexico-USA), Philip Gröning (Germany), Andrei Paounov (Bulgaria), Evaldo Mocarzel (Brasil) and Joseph Morder (France), amongst others.
You can fill the entry form on-line at http://www.cinememoria.org/cinememoria.php?c=460
If you have any problems with the form, or have any other queries about submissions, please contact the Festival Office at email@example.com
Submission deadline is 1st March 2008
Doing my first documentary film in Italy in January. The sound guy backed out, and now I'm doing my own sound. Really, I just need a shotgun mike/shock mount (windscreen and cable) and boom pole. While I can't afford to buy my own right now, I'm wondering if anyone has one they can loan me. It would be SO greatly appreciated. I can give you a deposit and return it in perfect condition.
I'm at firstname.lastname@example.org, located in New Jersey and can pick up in the area or New York or pay for shipping.
Recommendations needed for documentary sound recordist in London, UK. Dates are 20 and 21 January. Involves stereo and lots of singing.
We are a small DC-based independent filmmaking team, with several award-winning shorts under our belts, seeking a creative editor for collaboration on our first feature-length project: a documentary about the simmering conflict between religious fundamentalists and increasingly open gay and lesbian people in rural and small town America.
The ideal candidate will have experience in weaving together intimate verite footage, interviews, archival clips, graphic animation, and personal narration to craft a fast-paced film that is engaging and informative.
Check out this link for a brief introduction to the project: http://qwaves.com/qwaves38/Heartland.html
Please reply with resume, or for more information, to: email@example.com
Joe Wilson & Dean Hamer
"Rose & Nangabire," a documentary we are working on, now has an element that may be taking place in Congo. If you know of anyone there – videographers, producer, fixers, etc. Any leads would be great! We need to film a conference for most of January and would love to hire someone who is already there.
You can learn more about the project here: http://www.artsengine.net/big_mouth_films/in_the_works.php