Linda, if you are in a hurry post an ad on Craigslist and prepare yourself for the avalanche.
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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.