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Leon Gerskovic


I’m writing to share a grant opportunity for documentary filmmakers that may be of interest. NIST, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, is offering a grant of up to $500,000 for the creation of a documentary film about the world-wide endeavor to redefine the kilogram and reboot the international measurement system.

This is an opportunity to create a film that chronicles a fascinating and largely untold story in the world of science. To learn more and apply, visit

If you or your members have any questions, please let me know. Questions can also be emailed to documentary.question(DOT)nist(DOT)gov

Aqiyla Thomas

Hi docu folks! I'll be relocating from DC to NYC in August for a new job in arts education management in the city and I'm currently looking for housing in Upper Manhattan (Harlem/Washington Heights, Bronx) or Brooklyn (Williamsburg, Bed-Stuy areas). Does anyone have any friends in those areas who are looking for a roommate or even subletter for the Fall/Winter until I find my permanent home? My budget is $1200 or less and I am coming with a small dog named Chuck. I'm primarily looking at rooms available with shared kitchen/bathroom, studio apts, & 2-bedrooms. But, I'd prefer not living with anymore than 2 roommates. If you have any leads or suggestions on housing in NYC, please reach out at Thanks much and look forward to connecting!


Natasha Livia Mottola

Hi All,

I was wondering if anyone knew of any Fixers in the campania region of Italy.

I am going to finally start shooting on location for my personal documentary that I have been working on since 2008. I will be leaving for Italy on 7/25 and will begin shooting when I get to my family's land on 8/13. The location I will be shooting in is Ostigliano, near Salerno Italy. Might be a long shot, but I feel like the d-word is the only place a long shot becomes shorter. Any recommendations are welcome. Please email natashamottola(@)gmail(dot)com ! 

Natalie Shmuel

Hope everyone is enjoying the summer season!

Please share this post with your network, we are looking to fill in TWO available spots for our internship, located in the Sunset Park area of Brooklyn.

Much appreciated and best,

Natalie S.


Seeking a few Interns to work in post-production on RESISTANCE AT TULE LAKE (, a documentary on the long-suppressed story of Japanese Americans who refused to cooperate with U.S. government’s World War II mass incarceration program, and were segregated in a special, militarized camp for "disloyals."

"Resistance at Tule Lake" is a project of Third World Newsreel (aka Camera News, Inc.), an alternative media arts organization that fosters the creation, appreciation and dissemination of independent film and video by and about people of color and social justice issues. It is produced and directed by independent filmmaker Konrad Aderer ( The project is funded by a National Park Service grant through the Japanese American Confinement Sites grant program, as well as the Center for Asian American Media and the Puffin Foundation.

The Interns will experience all there is to know in making a documentary, and will be supporting us through the post-production phase of the film as we are reaching the finish line - transcription updates, assisting with archival & historical WWII research, rights & clearances, supporting outreach for the documentary via multiple social media platforms, and taking on other tasks as needed.

Though the internship is unpaid, each Intern will gain insight into the process of developing and producing a historical documentary for public television & festivals, with a particular focus on post-production and outreach for the film. He/she will work directly with the director, producers, editor, and other members of the production team as needed, gaining valuable hands-on experience and skills essential to the process. The Intern will have the opportunity to seek mentorship and guidance from the production team regarding his or her personal/professional goals, and to receive college credit and/or a letter of recommendation assuming satisfactory completion of the internship.

The project will be in post-production and outreach from now through Summer 2016. We are looking for Interns who can commit 2-3 days a week, 6-8 hours a day, between the hours of 11am-7pm, on a weekly schedule to be arranged, with some flexibility.

We do not require extensive experience from our Interns, but please let us know in your cover letter and resume of any qualifications or interest you have in these areas:

* transcription ability: good typing and comprehension

* documentary post-production

* good written communication and proofreading skills

* historical research

* social media for films, organizations or companies

* familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, particularly Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Bridge and Photoshop

* attention to detail and ability to work independently

* demonstrated interest in related subject matter

* Ability to understand and/or read Japanese is a PLUS!!


Interested applicants should send resume and cover letter to Natalie Shmuel, Associate Producer, producer(at)lifeorliberty(dot)org.

Riccardo Valsecchi

Looking for a cameraman in Chattanooga, TN for Saturday Jul 30th. Please write with resume and reels

Fouzia Najar

 Hi all, I'm looking for Sound, DIT and a PA near Gainesville, FL - August 17 and 18. Please email fouzia[AT}marketroadfilms{DOT]com with referrals or for more information.

Melissa Fondakowski

$15,000, a GoPro Hero 4 Black, a trip to the Sundance Mountain Resort...and so much more!

Apply now for a Redford Center Grant! Redford Center Grants supports feature-length documentary projects in early development that are focused on driving awareness, education and tangible action on environmental topics. Customarily, feature-length films must be at least 60 minutes in length. Grants specifically need to be used for attending a story development summit to develop a treatment, and creating a proof of concept short film that can be used for fundraising and other interest-generating distribution opportunities. It is a competitive grant process for filmmakers, and all applicants must use our online portal to apply. Please visit for complete details and instructions.

Applications can be uploaded now through Aug. 10. HURRY!

Lev Deych

 I am looking for an  editor to help with with a fundraising trailer for a feature documentary. I have about 4-5 hours of footage, which needs to be cut into 2 - 3 min trailer. Since I am only preparing to raise money for the project there is no budget yet, and no one working on the project is being paid. I can offer credits, and a possibility of future paid work if there is a match between the candidate and the rest of the team (and if I get the money ; a lot of ifs, I know). A description of the film can be found here . I hope to have the edited reel ready by mid-August. So, if you or someone you know is between the projects and want to help, please drop me a line at lev dot deych at Thanks.

Kiera Lewis Kyoto

Documentary to screen in Middle East this September. In search of English to Arabic translation for a short 17 min film in NYC. Let me know if you have suggestions. Paid job!

Doreen Danielson

The 17th Beverly Hills Film Festival is offering a $10,000 CASH grant in all its film and screenplay categories, and it introduces a BRAND NEW STUDENT COMPETITION with lower submission prices and grants!

Mark your calendars for APRIL 26-30 at the iconic Chinese Theater in the heart of Hollywood and be a part of a spectacular event!

Rebecca Romani

In reply to Kiera Lewis Kyoto's post on Mon 1 Aug 2016:

 Perfect! I have three sources for you! 

Najah Abdlekhader (Iraqi):

Halla Daoui (Libyan):

Ghassan Zakharia (Jordanian) : he was my Arabic teacher this year and is extremely well -educated (teaches Arabic at San Diego State University):

Just tell them I gave you their names and it should be great!


Let me know if you need anything else.

Reid B. Kimball

WANTED: Crohn's End has just been unleashed into the galactic interwebs. I updated my website: and hit the social media channels. Now I just sit back and start planning my retirement.


It was an incredible experience. Thanks to many of you for your support and help over the years of development. I'm looking forward to seeing what happens next. 

Catherine Lee

Little Monster Films LLC is looking for a full time Production/Post-Production Assistant to work in our busy production office in Morningside Heights. Please see attached PDF for details on the position. If interested please send resume and 1-2 references to

Bill Kerrigan

I’m planning to travel to New York mid September to promote sales of my camera / equipment / rail dolly cart.

Any suggestions where I could give a demonstration would be appreciated.

The Kerri Kart should interest cinematographers, ACs, Steadicam Operators, Grips, Data Wranglers, Drone Operators, Sound Recordists, Film Teachers and anyone who works in Video Village.

I'm authorized to offer a discount, during this visit.



Ben Bauman

Hi all, we are a digital media startup building a platform for interactive television. The basic idea is that we're going to have a network of YouTube shows that all use our app to gather, rate, and incorporate user generated content.

In order to raise our next round of funding from investors, we are creating several pilot episodes of shows that would be on our network. They are basically talk shows, so they are relatively simple to film.

We have lots of experience with app development, but not that much experience with TV/film production. After our next round of funding we plan to bring production fully in-house and hire someone full time to be in charge of it. Right now we do have our own studio, and we have a bunch of our own equipment, but it's basically DIY-prosumer and we don't really have that much experience with cinematography etc. Basically we want these pilots to look better than what we can produce on our own at this stage.

Bottom line, we're looking to hire someone who can help us produce these pilots. We were hoping to find someone who is kind of a jack-of-all-trades, able to do both the filming and the editing, as well as consult and advise us on the project in general.

We will be responsible for:
- Scripts
- Talent
- Direction
You will be responsible for:
- Working with us to understand the needs for each shoot in advance
- Coming to each shoot with the right camera, audio, and lighting equipment.
- Setting up each shot
- Filming all the required scenes and lines in the show
- Filming an intro sequence for each show
- Editing the footage to produce the final pilot episodes, incorporating the user-submitted clips (which will be provided us)

Please reply to ben at leavetv dot com with a link to your work, and tell us why you'd be perfect for this job.

Damian Kudelka

In reply to Delaney Ruston's post on Tue 12 Jul 2016:

 Hi.  I'm an aspiring filmmaker taking a sabbatical, which will largely be devoted to creating  a documentary (not-related to mental health).  I agree brainstorming and collaborating are enjoyable and aid in the creative process. I'm certainly interested in meeting to see if there is chemistry and if I can be of use. 

Michael Raines

Peak Teams is currently looking for an Assistant Editor, to work on a per-job basis, with the possibility of extending into full time work in the future.  Responsibilities as Assistant Editor will include:

Data Organization 
Assembling project files to include all necessary media into easily editable sequences.
Creating assembly cuts
Bin Organization
Audio Syncing 


Ideal candidates would be highly proficient in Final Cut Studio, Final Cut X, Adobe Creative Cloud, OS X, understanding various codecs and, in general, be a very detailed oriented person who learns fast and is motivated to explore new developing software and technologies relevant to the field.

Additional interests in videography, sound tech and directing are a major plus as there will be growth opportunities in these roles.

At least 3 years of experience, either in a full-time, part-time, or in an intern position is desired.  Salary TBD.

We are a boutique leadership development consulting firm that believes in the power of visuals to emotionally engage leaders and managers in mid-sized and large companies.  We create powerful experiences connecting the adventure, neuroscience, and leadership, all wrapped in an amazing brand.  You’ll be working on a small and mighty (fun) team.


Please email Michael Raines @ michael[AT]peakteams[dot]com

Michael  Almanza

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John Burgan

Michael - you made three identical posts advertising your company's services - this is neither appropriate, nor necessary. As such, we've deleted two of them.

You should note that The D-Word is a community of filmmakers, so please read the FAQ, in particular the guidelines on posting.



Fouzia Najar

 Can anyone recommend a fixer in Morocco? You can email me at fouzia[AT]marketroadfilms[DOT]com if so. 


Kiley Kraskouskas

Dear D-worders,

Below is our posting for a documentary writer for our film, Black Diplomacy.  We will be writing the script in preparation for the NEH production grant deadline in August 2017. 




FLOWSTATE Films, LLC is hiring an experienced documentary film writer for our historical documentary, Black Diplomacy (wt), which tells the story of three African American diplomats who served the U.S. during the Cold War and broke through a legacy of racial barriers along the way. The film also takes a look at how America's race relations, at the height of the civil rights movement, impacted our legitimacy abroad as we fought an ideological battle against communism.  

We are thrilled the NEH has awarded a scripting grant to the project which is executive produced by Sam Pollard and has an esteemed team of humanities scholars.

The writer should have experience and credits for hour-long historical documentaries for television, such as National PBS programming.  The writer will work very closely with the production team based in the Washington DC area as well as with scholars on the development of the script. Candidate must be highly collaborative and open to feedback. Experience and knowledge writing about African American history, American race relations and identity, and/or the Cold War a huge plus. Experience writing scripts for NEH production grants also a plus.

Please send CV, cover letter, references and work samples to:

We will accept applications through Tuesday, September 20th 2016 with the intended kick-off in mid-October.  Script will need to be finished by July 2017.


You can learn more about the film on our website, 






Chris Arnold


Acclaimed documentary producer/director with multiple Emmys is seeking an accomplished Avid Assistant Editor to support an Oscar-nominated editor on a new feature documentary. Ability to speak and understand Cuban Spanish, a big plus. Minimum of 4 years experience and Avid fluency required. Starts ASAP. Lasts 20 weeks.  Send links and resume to:

Tianjing Zhou

Dear all, I am the design manager for Anbang International, who is the owner of Waldorf Astoria NY. We are looking for a top documentary producer/director to discuss opportunity of documenting the hotel. Please let me know any recommendations. We'd prefer someone based in NYC. And he/she has to be award winning, has rich portfolio and among the best ones across the country.

My email is

Thank you and nice meeting with you all.

Ngawang Choephel

I am looking for assistant/junior editor who can work on FCP efficiently and who can start as soon as possible. We are working on documentary project on Tibetan Buddhism. Please let me know if you might know anyone who might be interested. Thank you so much. Please contact at this email:

Markie Hancock

I have a 71-min. doc that needs a color correct. Again, (or as always) the budget isn't huge but it's a very straight-forward doc. The film goes to festivals in October so need the colorist very soon. Recommendations are welcome as well. Thank you. email here:

Garret Savage

The Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship is now accepting applications for its seventh annual award. The deadline is September 30, 2016. 

Applicants must be based in the US, reside there March 2017 – March 2018, and must have edited at least one feature-length documentary (60 minutes or longer), but no more than three feature-length films (fiction or documentary).

Eileen Meyer ("Best of Enemies"), is our current fellow. Past recipients were Anna Gustavi ("Seymour: An Introduction"), Colin Nusbaum ("Tough Love"), Jim Hession ("Rich Hill"), Lindsay Utz ("Bully") and Erin Casper ("American Promise").

Our mission is to assist emerging documentary editors by developing their talent, expanding their creative community, and furthering their career aspirations. In conjunction with American Cinema Editors (ACE), Manhattan Edit Workshop, SXSW, the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program and other partners, the fellowship offers a wide array of opportunities including mentorship. We are also the co-hosts of the Art of Editing Brunch at the Sundance Film Festival.

View for more details.

Julie Schapiro-Thorman

Documentary production company looking for an experienced production manager. Ability to handle and expedite international travel logistics and experience in high risk locations necessary.  Please send CV's to -  subject: SOF Intl. Production Mgr. 

William E Badgley


Wanted to drop a quick line in regards to The Documentary Center (, a new and unique resource for beginning and/or established documentary filmmakers in Los Angeles, CA. 

The Documentary Center is a public production office that offers documentary filmmaking classes and also creates content, and provides services. 

Our aim is to make documentary content both accessible & affordable for those who wish to develop the skills themselves as well as for those who are interested in commissioning all or part of a project. We also provide transcription, translation & subtitling services for film & television. 

So if you'd like to take classes, need services or are interested in teaching here or just want to say hi, please get in touch and introduce yourself, we're looking forward to meeting and working with as many people as possible.


Cheryl Hess

Is anyone going to the Camden International Film Festival next week and have an extra room or some type of accommodations to share?  I wasn't planning on going but now I am thinking, yes, I would like to do that.

John Burgan

Cheryl - and everyone else - all contact information such as email addresses & phone numbers are instantly available if you click on the name and/or photo  of a member, so no need to add this in a post.

Louise Carmichael

Multi-media Editor/Producer wanted! Global Witness has a unique opportunity for a brilliant Multi-Media Producer to transform the way the organisation collects and uses content to enhance our campaigning and fundraising work.
This will be Global Witness’ first-ever in-house multi-media position. They will work with our teams to identify and plan visual stories and investigations, champion the power of multi-media, create, commission and edit content for all our channels, and make sure we have the right processes and systems in place. For more information and to apply click here: 

Sadie Tillery

2017 Call for Entries Now Open! 
The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival exhibits nearly 100 documentary films in a variety of programs. By submitting an application, your film will be considered for both the NEW DOCS and Invited Program categories. Filmmakers whose films are selected for Full Frame will be notified at the time of acceptance whether their films will be screening in the NEW DOCS or Invited Program categories. Films screening in the Invited Program are not eligible for awards.


ENTRY FORM:  Full Frame partners with the online submission service Withoutabox. A direct link to the entry form is available at the bottom of this page. Submission fees can be paid by credit card or check.

ENTRY FEE & DEADLINES:  Submission fees are the same for shorts (40 minutes or less) and features (41 minutes or longer).

Regular deadline: September 1 – October 31 / $40
Late deadline: November 1 – December 15 / $60

Screeners received after October 31 will be charged the late deadline fee. Screeners received after December 15 may not be considered. Entry fees are non-refundable.

ELIGIBILITY:  Short and feature documentary films completed after January 1, 2016, are eligible for Full Frame 2017.

SUBMISSION FORMAT:  Full Frame accepts Withoutabox Secure Online Screeners or Vimeo links. Vimeo links are preferred.

NOTIFICATIONS:  Notifications regarding acceptance will be sent no later than March 3, 2017.

Submission FAQ:

Questions: submissions(at)fullframefest(dot)org

Erica Ginsberg

Want Feedback on Your Rough Cut from a Washington DC Audience?

Docs In Progress is seeking submissions of documentary works-in-progress for our November 18 Work-in-Progress Screening taking place in Washington DC in partnership with The Documentary Center at the George Washington University.

Since 2004, Docs In Progress has screened more than 150 documentary rough cuts through our Work-in-Progress Screening program. After each screening, Docs In Progress Executive Director Erica Ginsberg facilitates a session where the filmmaker gets constructive feedback from an audience made up of a mix of filmmakers and people interested (and often experts) in the topics of the film. If you are looking for a way to get a reality check on your documentary before locking picture or have specific concerns about something which isn't quite working, you may find this helpful.

While we are based in the Washington DC area, this is one of the programs Docs In Progress offers which is open to filmmakers based anywhere in the United States, as long as you can commit to attending the screening in person at your own expense. There is no fee to submit.

The deadline to apply for our November program is this Thursday, September 15. In addition to submitting an online form, you will need to provide a link to an online screener of your rough cut.

Find out more at


Elisa Levine

Greetings all. My producer and I will be coming to Brooklyn from Seattle early next Friday for IFP Film Week (Spotlight on Documentaries.) I am in search of a place for her to crash as it appears the Airbnb room is now not sure about having 2 people. She is a very neat, sweet, and talented longtime producer/filmmaker who has worked on some great films of note. Looking for something fairly close to where the meetings will be held (26 Bridge St, 11201) . The events are all in the Vinegar Hill / DUMBO area. As you might guess, we don't have much in the way of funds but would figure something out. Please get in touch with me with ideas at elisaharadon at gmail dot com

Greatly appreciated. 

Toni Bell

GETTING REAL- Documentary Film Conference 2016 “Together Stronger” SEEKING VOLUNTEERS

A filmmaker-to-filmmaker event

Produced by the International Documentary Association and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, GETTING REAL is an unprecedented 3-day national conference for documentary filmmakers that will take place in Los Angeles from September 27 - 29, 2016. The conference will be held in the heart of Hollywood at the Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study, The Los Angeles Fire Department Museum and Memorial and the Arclight Hollywood.

In order to make this conference a success, we depend on volunteer assistance to make it happen. That’s where you come in!

Volunteer duties include being a gift bag arrangement and distribution, runner, checking in guests and filmmakers, A/V assistance, ushering, social media, filmmaker assistance, and venue setup and breakdown.

If you are interested in joining our volunteer team, please sign up here.

For more information about the GETTING REAL 2016 visit



Karen Rodriguez

I wanted to share this as widely as possible, so putting it in this category-- a filmmaker in residency program for emerging female filmmakers at the Center for Investigative Reporting in California - deadline Sept 23rd!

From the add:

The residency is intended to support recent graduates and women in the first five years of their careers. It will begin in mid-October 2016 and continue until mid-August 2017. Filmmakers must be based in or willing to move to the San Francisco Bay Area for the duration of the residency. This is a full-time position that pays $50,000 plus benefits for the 10-month residency. In addition, filmmakers will receive resources and funding to help them produce and complete their final projects.


Amy Halpin

IDA is still looking to fill several volunteer positions for Getting Real 2016.

Volunteers get admittance to one session for each volunteer shift they do. The conference is oversold so this is the only way to get in right now if you don't already have a pass! 

Here is what is currently available:

If you can fill any of the below shifts, please email Toni Bell at and fill out the VOLUNTEER FORM.

If you can drive a 15 passenger van and would be willing to shuttle panelists staff and volunteers between sessions we especially need your help. Driver shifts are listed below. 

(ALL THREE DAYS - one shift for all three days is preferred)
Morning 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Afternoon 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Evening 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Tuesday - September 27
7:30AM Call Time/8:00AM-12:30 PM shift - 3 positions
11:00 AM Call Time/11:30 AM - 4:00 PM shift - 3 positions
3:00 PM Call Time/ 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM - 1 position

Wednesday - September 28
7:00 AM Call Time/7:30 AM - 12:00 PM - 2 positions
10:00 AM Call Time/11:00 AM - 3:00 PM - 2 positions
10:30AM Call Time/11:00 AM - 3:00 PM - 1 position
11:00 AM Call Time/11:30 AM - 4:00 PM  - 7 positions
11:30AM Call Time/12:00 PM - 4:00 PM - 1 position
2:30 PM Call Time - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM - 1 positions

Thursday - September 29
7:30 AM Call Time/8:00 AM - 12:30 PM - 1 position
8:00AM Call Time/ 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM - 5 positions
9:15 AM Call Time/9:45 AM - 11:00 AM - 1 position
10:00 AM Call Time/11:00 AM - 3:00 PM - 1 position
11:30 AM Call Time/12:00 PM - 3:30 PM - 1 position
12:00 PM Call Time/12:30 PM - 5:00 PM - 7 positions
12:45 PM Call Time/1:15 PM - 4:00 PM - 1 position
1:00 PM Call Time/1:00 PM - 4:00 PM - 1 position



For more information on Getting Real '16


Dempsey Rice

I have one ticket to see "The 13th" at the NY Film Festival on Friday evening. My ticket is for the 9:30pm screening. I'm not able to go. Message me if you are interested. I'm not looking to recoup the $25 ticket price. Just want to see it used!  Email me if interested:

You can read about the film here:



tad fettig

looking for  animators, manly working with adobe after effects.  need different levels of experience.  Working on MOOCs for The UN's SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals).  beginning immedietly.  please contact karena and tad at: karena(at)krfilms(dot)com  and  tad(at)krfilms(dot)com

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