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Erica Ginsberg
Tue 8 Feb 2011Link

For DC-area folks...

Docs In Progress is excited to partner this year with the Our City Film Festival to present a special Work-In-Progress Screening as part of their fourth annual festival. It will take place this Sunday, February 13 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Goethe Institut in Chinatown.

We are especially excited because both of the films being featured are by filmmakers whose previous films were also shown at Docs In Progress so they know what to expect and are ready for your feedback on their rough cuts:

SHE'S A SENSEI (20 minute rough cut)
by Michael Blain
Carol Middleton is a seventh-degree taekwondo black belt and a pioneering female martial artist. This film chronicles Carol's journey from the midwest to Washington DC where she founded and directs the DC Self-Defense Karate Association, working with students of all backgrounds and ages.

LETTING IN THE JUNGLE (40 minute rough cut)
by Jesse Achtenberg
Follow young explorer James Graham of Anacostia as he uncovers the hidden lives of urban wildlife, and what their increasing presence in our backyards means for environmental education. As the challenges faced by eagles, osprey, deer, foxes and coyotes are revealed, James begins to uncover why conservation pioneers are increasingly looking at the concrete jungle to teach environmental values.

WHEN?
Sunday, February 13
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

WHERE?
The Goethe Institut-DC
812 Seventh Street, NW
Washington DC
Closest Metro: Gallery Place/Chinatown

TICKETS?
$10 each. Note this is an Our City Film Festival event and these are set ticket prices, NOT a suggested donation. We also highly recommend that you get tickets in advance at https://app.etapestry.com/cart/Yachad/default/item.php?ref=4092.0.20045843

More on the full festival program at http://www.yachad-dc.org/Films2011.shtml


Ron McCullagh
Tue 8 Feb 2011Link

New member.

We have a commissioned project to produce a number of films in Africa. To this end we are looking for experienced African investigative journalists with good stories to tell.
Insight News Television in London.
http://www.insightnewstv.com


Sarie Horowitz
Tue 8 Feb 2011Link

FLAHERTY NYC VALENTINE'S DAY SHORT FILMS SCREENING at Anthology Film Archives (New York City)

A Show for Valentine’s Day, A Collection Of Nine Love Inspired Shorts
Monday, February 14, 7:30pm
Anthology Film Archives
http://www.flahertyseminar.org/?sb=3&mb=1

For the February installment of the Flaherty NYC monthly screening series, The Flaherty will present A Show for Valentine’s Day, A Collection Of Nine Love Inspired Shorts. There will be a post-screening discussion with various filmmakers, moderated by Flaherty NYC programmer Penny Lane, an independent filmmaker, video artist, educator and writer.

Romantic longings and romantic realities collide in this heartwarming and heartbreaking program of films and videos by Jodie Mack, Jacqueline Goss, Peggy Ahwesh, Bradley Eros, Matt McCormick, Ben Coonley, Alison Kobayashi and more. Who said experimental nonfiction was all brain and no heart? Several filmmakers in attendance!

FILMS INCLUDE:

HONEYMOON HOTEL (Tony Ganz and Rhody Streeter, 1971, 4 min)
This humorous short film features interviews with newlyweds staying in an outrageously furnished hotel in America's honeymoon resort capital, The Poconos.

SINCERELY, JOE P. BEAR (Matt McCormick, 1999, 4 min)
A love letter from a heartbroken polar bear.

FROM ALEX TO ALEX (Alison Kobayashi, 2006, 6 mins)
In the fall of 2003 I found a letter on the Winston Churchill Blvd QEW overpass. It was labeled, “From: Alex To: Alex.” This is a film based on the contents of that letter.

EROS C'EST LAMOUR (Bradley Eros and Tim Geraghty, 2008, 8 min)
Dorothy's l'amour fou evoked in evanescent fragments unexpectedly encountered. The missing link between Rose Hobart and Maria Montez via Rrose Selavy's bride stripped bare by the song of the sarong.

SYNCHRONIZED FOUNTAIN #2, DUBAI (Peggy Ahwesh, 2010, 3 min)
This is footage of the famous fountain at the Burj Khalifa in Dubai that I shot in April, 2010 when I was there for the art fair. The song is Amvaj (Waves) by Bijan Mortazavi. I made it as a wedding gift for Penny Lane and Brian Frye.

VALENTINE FOR PERFECT STRANGERS (Ben Coonley, 2006, 4 min)
A romantic e-card from Otto, a feral cat seeking love from a stranger on the Internet. Otto edits himself into clips from the 1980’s sitcom Perfect Strangers and asks strangers on YouTube to return the favor.

TYING THE KNOT (Jacqueline Goss, 2010, 2 min)
More risqué than it seems at first, a short ode to marriage.

YARD WORK IS HARD WORK (Jodie Mack, 2008, 28 min)
An experimental animation and mini-musical that wants also to be a romantic comedy. Using various combinations of 2D cut-out and pixilation, the piece follows a pair of newlyweds as they learn the perils of homeownership and life in general.

PEOPLE IN ORDER OF #3: LOVE (Lenka Clayton and James Price, 2006, 3 min)
48 couples arranged by length of relationship. From a series of films about human lives shot while touring the UK in a camper van.

TICKET INFORMATION:
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General admission tickets to the Flaherty NYC series at the Anthology Film Archives are $9, and $6 for Anthology members. Tickets can be purchased at the Anthology box office the day of the show.

Anthology Film Archives is located in the old Second Avenue Courthouse building in the East Village at 32 Second Ave. at the corner of 2nd Street. For subway take F, V to Second Ave., B, D, F, V to Broadway-Lafayette, 6 to Bleecker.


Suzanne Hillinger
Tue 8 Feb 2011Link

DOCUMENTARY RESEARCH INTERNSHIP...

Flicker Flacker Films, a Brooklyn-based documentary film company, seeks an intern enthusiastic about the research and development side of documentary filmmaking.
 
Candidates must be extremely organized and not only comfortable, but detective-like in online and phone-based research. They must have a passion for documentary filmmaking and storytelling. This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to learn more about how to do research both developing and promoting documentaries. This person must have excellent research and writing skills and be comfortable making cold-calls.

This is a no-pay, part time internship that can be done in-office and/or remotely. Possible future hire for the right person.
 
PLEASE EMAIL COVER LETTER AND RESUME TO SUZANNE at: info@flickerflacker.com

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

Thanks!


Bryony Byrne
Wed 9 Feb 2011Link

Call for Entries for the Aesthetica Short Film Competition!

We're really keen to see short documentaries entered into the competition and last year a documentary film was the winning entry.

The Aesthetica Short Film Competition is an international competition open to all filmmakers, regardless of experience. The winning filmmaker will receive:

- £500 (apx. $800)
- Screenings at a number of established UK film festivals
- Training with Raindance
- Membership to Shooting People
- DVD publication (distributed to Aesthetica's 60,000 readers)
- Editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine

The runner-up will also receive £250 (apx. $400) and a shortlist of finalists will be published on the DVD and receive screenings at the discretion of the film festivals involved.

Entry is £15 (apx. $24) per film.

Films should be not longer than 25 minutes long.

Deadline for entries is 31st April 2011

Please visit www.aestheticamagazine.com/shortfilm for more information.


Leslie Bornstein
Fri 11 Feb 2011Link

I'm looking for a Portuguese-speaking editor, preferably New York based, to assist on a documentary about heavy metal musicians in Mozambique (between Tanzania and South Africa). The website is heavymetalinmozambique.com (though I haven't updated it since my first trip).

Leslie Bornstein
212-239-0296
saintbornstein@aol.com


Joseph Valle
Fri 11 Feb 2011Link

Nostalgia For the Light
Friday 3/18/11-Thursday 3/31/11
IFC Center

Master director Patricio Guzmán travels 10,000 feet above sea level to the driest desert on earth for this remarkable documentary. Here, the sky is so translucent that it allows astronomers to see the boundaries of our universe. Yet the Atacama Desert climate also keeps human remains intact: pre-Columbian mummies; explorers and miners; and the
remains of disappeared political prisoners. Women sift the desert soil for the bones of their loved ones, while archaeologists uncover traces of ancient civilizations and astronomers examine the most distant and oldest galaxies. Melding celestial and earthly quests, NOSTALGIA FOR THE LIGHT is a gorgeous, moving, and deeply personal odyssey.

There will be a Q&A with director Patricio Guzman on 3/18/11.

Tickets: Adults $13, Children 12 and under $9, Seniors $9 Members $8
For information about specific screening time call (212) 924-7771 or visit http://www.ifccenter.com/
For more information about the film, please visit: http://icarusfilms.com/new2011/nost.html

IFC Center
323 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10014-4403


Angela Snow
Fri 11 Feb 2011Link

In reply to Tanaz Eshaghian's post on Wed 12 Jan 2011 :

http://www.joshsgibson.com/
Great DP with a speciality in travel filming


Ria Murphy
Sat 12 Feb 2011Link

Internship: Intern for Promises Films and work directly with Academy nominated, Emmy Award winning documentary filmmaker.

Location: Berkeley, CA at the Zaentz Media Center
Duration: Through 2011
Salary: Unpaid. (our FCP system is available to this intern).
Hours: 10 hours week, as many hours as you wish, can be done from your home.
Application deadline: February 25th, 2011
How to apply: Send cover letter and resume to ria@promisesfilms.com

Promises Films is an independent documentary production company located at the Saul Zaentz Media Center in Berkeley, CA. We are in the Outreach/Distribution/Publicity phase for our latest documentary film Our Summer in Tehran, which follows filmmaker (and former Globetrekker host) Justine Shapiro and her 6-year-old son to Tehran where they spend the summer with three very different Iranian families. The film will be broadcast on public television stations across the nation in April 2011. To learn more about the film and view clips, visit our website at www.oursummerintehran.com.

We are looking for a very organized individual who is has strong computer skills and is able to update our website using HTML and CSS. We want to find someone honest, who possesses common sense, integrity, and self-initiative. We yearn for that special person who is interested in being part of the final phase in making a film: distribution or who is fascinated by the themes this film explores: US-Iran relations, citizen diplomacy, interfaith relations, cross cultural communication, and alternative media. This is a wonderful job for a motivated college student or anyone interested in learning more about how an independent documentary film gets out into the world.

In this position, you will learn about how an independent documentary attracts publicity, outreach, domestic and international distribution and broadcast. You will be exposed to some fundraising and screening events. This internship offers you an opportunity to connect with other filmmakers at the Zaentz Media Center, build your resume, and learn the nuts and bolts of how to make an independent film. Past interns and employees have gone on to do their masters in journalism and filmmaking (USC and Stanford) and work at Pixar, Pilot Films and TV Production in London. This internship does not involve hands-on, field production.

Promises Films is a non-profit organization.

Required Skills
• Must have strong skills in editing HTML and CSS in order to make necessary updates to company websites
• Technical excellence with Apple computers, Microsoft Office, and Google docs
• A whiz with social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter
• Ability to communicate well over the telephone, email, and in person
• Well-organized with strong follow-through and attention to detail
• Ability to take direction and work independently, without the need for constant supervision
• Familiarity with Final Cut Pro a plus! (on-going editing for new web-clips)

Responsibilities will include
• Updating company websites and social media sites
• Mailing/shipping and tracking shipments of DVD screeners
• Outreach to the Iranian-American community, museums, libraries, schools, and universities to host screening events of Our Summer in Tehran
• Maintaining the office contact database on FileMaker pro.
• Coordinating receipts, invoices, and donations with our office bookkeeper
• Post content about Our Summer in Tehran on organizational websites, list-serves, and social networking sites
• Editing clips for the film’s website and YouTube (optional-depending on your interest and skill with editing)

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to ria@promisesfilms.com.


Gabrielle Weiss
Sun 13 Feb 2011Link

Anyone filmed or done any work in Sudan, specifically Juba? I'm trying to budget for a fixer, driver and not too sure what the rate would be.
Also, any suggestions to Juba accomodations would be great!


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