New Yorkers: my son (late 20's) will be enrolled in a one-year master's program at Columbia starting this summer. He needs modest single or shared housing in NYC (ideally upper west side) from June 7 – July 31. And, a year's accommodation for three responsible twenty-somethings beginning August 1. Any leads, please contact me offline and I'll forward them. Any general suggestions as to other viable (more affordable?) neighborhoods welcome too!
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From Emmy award-winning filmmaker, Gayle Kirschenbaum of A DOG'S LIFE: A DOGAMENTARY and MY NOSE, comes a work-in-progress screening of MY NOSE: THE BIGGER VERSION at The People's Film Festival (TPFF) Friday May 18th, 2012 at 6pm at Maysles Cinema in New York.
Filmmaker Gayle Kirschenbaum introduces us to her critical mother in a humorous short film about her mom's quest to get her to have a nose job.
Be a part of the development in this groundbreaking film; join the filmmaker for a Q&A and audience engagement discussion following the presentation.
Check out the People's Film Festival trailer below
Ticket prices for individual film programs: $10.00
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Friends, I am looking to borrow or rent one kinoflo (or similar) 4 tubes 2 feet daylight plus tripod for the shooting of some interviews for research for a new project. Would be 8 or 9 June in Houston, 11 June in Denver and 13 June in Grand Rapids (MI) for just a few hours. Who can help? Thank you. (koen[at]elrayofilms[dot]com)
LA friends -
<b>seeking asian female</b> is screening at 7pm tonight, May 11, and 3pm tomorrow, May 12, at the LA Asian Pacific Film Festival. These are the first screenings since our successful premiere at SXSW. We'd love to see you there!
Tickets & details here: http://laapff.festpro.com/films/detail/seeking_asian_female_2012
This is a short documentary that I will be trying to exhibit/submit to film festivals this year. The title is THE GOLDEN SCHOOL, which centers around a Madrassa (school) in Quiapo, Manila. The running time is around 25 minutes. More info of it, here
Any suggestions regarding what festivals to send it?
Raymund, you already posted this in the Festivals topic (a much more appropriate place for it) and we really try to discourage double postings. Trust that people really will find it if it's in the right topic.
In reply to Doug Block's post on Sat 12 May 2012 :
Oh ok. Growing pains! :) I had a mistake on posting this here, and i couldn't erase it anymore. My bad.
No worries at all, Raymund, happens all the time. We're really happy to have you here on The D-Word, and that you've thrown yourself into the discussions so enthusiastically and generously.
A new episode of my podcast THE REAL STUFF is posting today, please give it a listen.
The podcast is a series of interviews with the makers of unscripted tv & film.
You can listen to it on my site www.darrencoyle.com or subscribe to it on iTunes. A new one posts every two weeks.
My guest this episode of Pete Penebre – he is an audio engineer living and working in Washington DC
Looking for a VERY EXPERIENCED ASSISTANT EDITOR in the WASHINGTON, DC area to MEDIA MANAGE film files and do so some drive cloning IMMEDIATELY. Please get in touch with me: JehanHarney@aol.com
The summer issue of Canada's magazine about documentary filmmaking, Point of View magazine is now available, featuring articles about doc premieres at Toronto's Hot Docs Film Festival (including Indie Game: The Movie and China Heavyweight), changes within Canada's documentary landscape and much more.
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Seeking assistant editor for a one and half week gig starting Monday, May 21, near Columbia University in Manhattan.
The position is unpaid, but an opportunity to work with two award winning filmmakers on a very cool film shot in Africa.
The film follows the recent presidential elections in Senegal that started off with a great deal of turmoil and evolved into a fascinating story.
Production is complete and we are editing a 15 minute work sample to use in seeking additional funding for post-production.
Candidates must be smart, have knowledge of final cut pro, ability to pull selects and edit basic scenes.
Our next DocuClub screening will take place on Wednesday, May 23, at 7p.m., at 92YTribeca, located at 200 Hudson Street @ Canal. This month, we will screen a rough cut of THE INTERNET MUST GO by Gena Konstantinakos. The moderator will be Arts Engine’s own Marilyn Ness.
THE INTERNET MUST GO is an online film-based campaign designed to ignite a national conversation about threats to the open Internet. At its center is a comedic documentary about a fictional character on a misguided mission to take the power of the Internet back from regular people, and restore it to corporations.
If you’re a DocuClub member planning to attend, please RSVP to
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Seating is limited so please act now.
About the Filmmaker:
Gena Konstantinakos is an award-winning documentary producer and cinematographer whose work has appeared on ABC News (Peabody Award-winning Hopkins, Boston Med), MTV (Emmy Award-winning MADE), MSNBC (CINE Award-winning Lockup: Getting Out), PBS (NOW with Bill Moyers, Life 360), Discovery/New York Times (Politics and the Media), in independent films, and elsewhere. She has a passion for stories that shed light and inspire positive change.
About the Moderator:
Marilyn Ness is a two-time Emmy Award-winning documentary producer. Before joining Arts Engine, Marilyn founded Necessary Films in 2005, directing short films for non-profits and developing documentaries for broadcast. Her most recent film BAD BLOOD: A CAUTIONARY TALE broadcast nationally on PBS in 2011. Prior to that, Ness spent four years as a producer for director Ric Burns, collaborating on four award-winning PBS films: ANSEL ADAMS; THE CENTER OF THE WORLD; ANDY WARHOL; and EUGENE O’NEILL. Ness’s other credits include films for TLC, Court TV, and National Geographic, as well as films for the PBS series AMERICAN EXPERIENCE.
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Once again: I am looking to borrow or rent one kinoflo (or similar) for the shooting of some interviews for research for a new project. Would be 8 or 9 June in Houston, 11 June in Denver and 13 June in Grand Rapids (MI) for just a few hours. Who can help? Or what rental houses could I call? Thank you. (koen[at]elrayofilms[dot]com)
Hello. Google: Lowing Light for Grand Rapids, MI. They've got a great selection for the area. Feel free to contact me with any other questions. I've shot in that town quite a bit over the years. tanner at tannerwolfe dot com. Best.
I am a student at the Duke Center For Documentary Studies and going to be in Santa Fe, NM for July & August taking some classes at the Santa Fe Photographic Center. Looking for some work or an internship in Documentary Video or any type of photography. I do have my own equipment, I am a great writer and have a working knowledge of Final Cut Pro 7. Just looking to learn while I am out there! reply to email@example.com
Hello everyone, I'm the founder of the hopeprojectdc.org, based in DC. its a career training program for young people. I looking for a partner to help develop a documentary about this very success program. Im try to highlight the lack of quality career training for socially and economically disadvantaged people while celebrating our successful program, our students have an average salary of $36K a year. Please visit the website for more info about the program. raybelljr at gmail dot com – http://www.hopeprojectdc.org/Services/HOPE-Project-Video.aspx
Heist:Who Stole the American Dream? Will be screening at Netroots Nation on June 8, The Little Theatre in Rochester, NY on Monday, June 11th 7:00pm, and Take Back the American Dream Conference on June 18th, 4:45pm in Washington, DC.
In reply to raymond bell's post on Sat 26 May 2012 :
Raymond, Do you know of the organization Stone Soup Films in D.C.? They train young people to make videos about local non-profits. They might be a good partner for your documentary idea. Check it out: stonesoupfilms.org
I wasn't sure where to post this. Doug, is this right? I just heard about the Filmshop, an organization for filmmakers with a chapter in Brooklyn and Manhattan. It looks interesting but there's a fee to join and I wanted to see if anyone on the Dword might be a member or share any opinion or insights about the group. You can private email me, if you'd like.
<p>Documentary artists in film, video, radio, photography, interactive: Want to push your practice & experiment with new approaches? Need to expand your understanding of the field? Open to collaborating on original projects? Applications now accepted for The UnionDocs Collaborative Studio starting Sept. 2012 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. </p>
<p>Deadline: June 30. International fellows encouraged, visa & residency options available. </p>
<p>The UnionDocs Collaborative Studio (CoLAB) is a one-year program for a select group of 12 emerging media artists from the US and abroad. Based in one of NYC’s most exciting neighborhoods, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, UnionDocs offers a platform for exploring contemporary approaches to the documentary arts and a process for developing a collaborative project. The program consists of weekly production meetings, seminars, screenings and other public programs, along with regular masterclasses and critiques with visiting artists. Key benefits include:</p>
<p>- Dynamic interaction among a network of talented peers.</p>
<p>- Direct exchange with visiting artists and industry experts.</p>
<p>- A structured environment for research and experimentation.</p>
<p>- Mentoring on the production of original work and regular group critique.</p>
<p>- Exhibition opportunities for the year's collaborative project.</p>
Came across an opportunity for Native artists and filmmakers.
2013 NACF Artist Fellowships
NACF embraces the notion that Native artists offer profound contributions to intellectual inquiry and community sustainability. Native artists are at thresholds of exploration in unfolding creative terrains. They are deepening their impact on the field of contemporary arts practice and are forging new recognition in national and global communities. Through the fellowship program, we hope to foster the creativity of our Indigenous artists, allowing the opportunity for study, reflection, experimentation, and discovery.
We are currently accepting applications for the 2013 awards. Please see the following criteria:
DEADLINE: June 21, 2012
Artists must demonstrate excellence, having made a significant impact in their discipline, earned respect from their colleagues, and achieved recognition in the field.
The artists work must be evolving and current.
Awards are $20,000
Awards will be made in six disciplines:
1) Visual Arts
6) Traditional Arts
Film fellowships will be considered for artists who have completed feature length narrative or documentary films of at least 60 minutes which have been screened on television, in theaters, or at film festivals. Short formats are not being considered at this time.
Literature fellowships will be considered for writers of fiction and poetry. Playwriting, screenwriting, and non-fiction are not being considered at this time.
Traditional Arts are defined as visual arts including practices in pottery, carving, basketmaking, textile weaving, jewelry making, beadwork, or regalia-making.
Native artists are defined as American Indian from federally and state recognized US tribes, Native Alaskan, or Native Hawaiian.
Applications will be reviewed by panel in September and Fellows will be announced in November, 2012.
All applicants must apply online. Please go to the following link: www.nacf.us/user/register
Please contact Reuben Roqueñi, Program Director, for questions and support: firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-718-7057
ARTS ENGINE presents: DOCUCLUB! 6/20/2012
Our next DocuClub screening will take place on Wednesday June 20 at DCTV, at 7p.m., located at 87 Lafayette (at Walker). This month, we will screen a rough cut of Cary McClelland’s WITHOUT SHEPHERDS. Our moderator will be Arts Engine’s own Phil Lane.
If you’re planning to attend, please RSVP to email@example.com.
Admission at DCTV is free for current DocuClub members and $6 for non-members.
Tickets will be sold at the door, cash only.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. No admittance after 7:15 p.m.
WITHOUT SHEPHERDS is a rare and essential glimpse into brave lives trapped in the turbulent waters of Pakistan today. The film begins in wake of Benazir Bhutto’s assassination, in the midst of the first national election in ten years. Just as the country faces an unprecedented opportunity to shape a new future, each of our characters takes their first steps in bold new directions of their own: a cricket star building a new political party, a female journalist working behind Taliban lines, an ex-mujahid seeking redemption, a trucker crossing dangerous territory to feed his family, a supermodel pushing feminism through fashion, and a subversive Sufi rocker using music to heal.
Whether explicitly or not, they are all part of a moderate core that is beginning to emerge in Pakistan, looking for progressive allies both domestic and abroad to help them address the decades old conflicts that are tearing their country apart. Each of them sees the world from a different perspective and has differing answers to questions regarding the government, the impact of Western foreign policy, the role of Islam, and the uncertainty of what kind of country will emerge. As the “war on terror” continues with no end in sight and dangerous consequences for the region and the world, WITHOUT SHEPHERDS is a record of this moment, where Pakistan sits at the center of a deeply broken world, and of those inside the country who try to find a way forward for all of us.
About the Filmmaker:
Cary McClelland is a documentary filmmaker and human rights advocate working in Brooklyn, NY. His work has taken him from East Timor to Egypt, from Zimbabwe to Myanmar. In 2006, he worked with Search for Common Ground using community theatre as a tool for peacebuilding in Eastern Congo, and since then, has worked for the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting, PBS, Witness, and SABC. He continues to work to build bridges between cultures, as the the Project Manager and Lead Curator of the new YouTube Human Rights Channel in conjunction with WITNESS and Storyful. He has a BA in Screenwriting from Harvard College, and a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University.
About the Moderator:
Phil Lane manages the fiscal sponsorship program of Arts Engine’s MediaMaker services. Before joining Arts Engine, Phil worked in the San Francisco Bay Area for a variety of start-ups and independent media organizations. From 2003 through 2007, he served as Operations Manager for the nationally renowned Ninth Street Independent Film Center. As a mediamaker, his feature length documentary, WORKING TITLE, screened at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Montclair Art Museum, and is now being distributed to colleges and universities around the world. Phil has a degree in Film and Television from Boston University and an MBA from San Francisco State University.
Founded in 1972, DCTV is an independent media arts center and resource for NYC’s indie filmmaking community, providing: hands-on workshops; low-cost production equipment, facility, and post-production rentals; a signature screening & event series; renowned youth programming; and countless award-winning documentary productions to broadcast air.