In reply to Florencia Davidzon's post on Fri 2 Apr 2010 :
Quite a few are going, Florencia, including me (I'll be screening my film THE KIDS GROW UP). Can you tell us more about yourself in the Introduce Yourself topic?
In reply to Florencia Davidzon's post on Fri 2 Apr 2010 :
Quite a few are going, Florencia, including me (I'll be screening my film THE KIDS GROW UP). Can you tell us more about yourself in the Introduce Yourself topic?
one last reminder – folks near Chicago. big-ass party tomorrow for a documentary film. will be totally amazing with dancing and good beer and good coffee and so much more. BE THERE!
Can't wait to see KIDS at Hot Docs, Doug!! Hopefully I'll be there working on something, nothing yet so far. But, I should still be around.
NEW YORK CITY PREMIERE of my new film
"DIRTY MARTINI AND THE NEW BURLESQUE":
Sunday, June 13th, 8:00 pm
With LIVE Burlesque performances by Dirty Martini and other performers included in the film
Abrons Arts Center/Henry Street Settlement
212.598.0400 | 466 Grand Street (at Pitt Street) New York, NY 10002
I'll be in Boston April 14-20 shooting for my doc WinCatherine and am looking to rent a few P2 cards from someone. (The DP I hired only has (2)16GB cards and I know we'll need more than that.) I'm looking to rent (2)32GB cards or similar. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help or know anyone who can. Thanks!
PS. I'll be coming from Philly so renting from there is an option too. Rule was way too expensive in Boston.
Our April DocuClub will take place on Wednesday, April 21, 7 p.m., at DCTV [http://www.dctvny.org/], located at 87 Lafayette Street (at Walker; take N/R/Q/6 trains to Canal).
We will be showing a rough cut of short documentary BISMILLAH by Jolene Pinder and Sarah Zaman. The film follows the beginnings of one Muslim womanâ€™s groundbreaking struggle against Americaâ€™s political structure. BISMILLAH tells the story of Farheen Hakeem, a feisty 31-year-old Muslim Girl Scout troop leader who puts herself under public scrutiny by taking part in the consummate patriotic act: running for office. The daughter of Indian immigrants, Farheen is the first Muslim woman to run for office in Minnesota. Putting Midwestern niceties aside, she is neither apologetic for her religious beliefs nor silent about the biases she sees in her community. She lives the phrase emblazoned on her favorite t-shirt: â€œThis is what a radical Muslim feminist looks like.â€
BISMILLAH was a finalist for the International Documentary Association's David Wolper Award, won first place in the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' College Television Awards (Student Emmys) and was the recipient of a CINE Golden Eagle Award.
Co-director Sarah Zaman was born and brought up in Pakistan, and came to the U.S. in the fall of 2002 to pursue an undergraduate degree in Communication Studies at Eastern Illinois University. While earning her B.A. in Mass Communications, she worked as a news producer, reporter, cameraperson, writer and assignment editor for three years at WEIU-TV (the PBS affiliate) in Charleston, Illinois. Sarah graduated from the University of Florida's Documentary Institute in 2007. Currently, she works as an anchor and producer for Voice of America's Urdu TV show in Washington, DC.
Co-director Jolene Pinder is currently the Festival and Outreach Director at Arts Engine. Prior to this work with AE's Media That Matters Film Festival [wwwmediathatmatteresfest.org], she was an Associate Producer at Big Mouth Films (the production arm of Arts Engine) [http://www.artsengine.net/bigmouthfilms]. She is currently a co-producer on the Arts Engine work-in-progress Asexuality: The Making of a Movement [http://www.artsengine.net/asexuality]. In her role in the production department, she was Associate Producer for Outreach and Distribution on Arts Engine's latest releases, Arctic Son [http://www.artsengine.net/arctic_son] and Election Day. Recently, she screened the short film Little Fountains (co-directed with Josh Solondz) at MoMA as part of her work with the UnionDocs Collaborative. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from the University of Chicago and a Masters in Journalism and Communications from the University of Florida's Documentary Institute.
Our moderator will be Iris Morales, a life-long activist, educator, media producer and writer. She is the producer, writer and co-director of !PALANTE, SIEMPRE PALANTE! THE YOUNG LORDS, an award-winning documentary that chronicles Puerto Rican activism in the United States in the Sixties. Broadcast on P.O.V in 1996, it continues to be widely screened at film festivals, colleges, high schools, and community venues across the country. Morales has also produced several short films and web-based projects, and has published articles about Puerto Rican migration, immigration and detention, gender equality and other social justice issues. Recently, she produced and launched US-PuertoRicans.org, a web-based multi-media project that integrates commentary, news, video, photographs, maps, and history dedicated to the Puerto Rican Diaspora. She is also an attorney and currently serves on advisory boards of the Caribbean Cultural Center and Teatro Vida, has previously served on the boards of Women Make Movies, the Association of Hispanic Arts, and Black and Hispanic Images (BHI) and on artists panels at the National Endowment for the Arts [www.arts.gov], P.O.V. Television Series [www.pbs.org/pov], Urbanworld Film Festival [www.uwff.com], Media That Matters Film Festival [http://www.mediathatmattersfest.org/], New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and Independent Television Service (ITVS), among others.
Admission is free for current DocuClub members and $6 for non-members.
If you plan to attend, please RSVP at email@example.com [firstname.lastname@example.org]. Our previous screenings have sold out and although admission for non-members is on a first-come, first-serve basis, it is highly recommended if you let us know that youâ€™ll be attending.
Membership is an annual $50 and it includes free admission to all DocuClub events. It takes five minutes to join online:
In reply to Marisa Murgatroyd's post on Mon 8 Mar 2010 :
I came across Peter's job posting on the International Documentary Association's job board the other day. I sent in my application materials yesterday, but I noticed that the posting is almost a month old. Do you happen to know if the position has already been filled? It looks like a tremendous opportunity!
don't know if the position has already been filled, but they are well on their way to deciding... they got more than 600 applications! (and i was already rejected...)
In reply to Felix Endara's post on Wed 7 Apr 2010 :
My only question is: why is this incredibly interesting story "only" a short? How short is short?
Well if you were rejected, Christopher, then I have absolutely zero chance :( Thanks for letting me know! I'll just have to keep on the lookout for other great opportunities.
i wouldn't say that, kaitlin. people who have met me often tell me how much smarter i seem in my picture... and those are my good friends!
but it just seems like this job was "perfect" for so many of us in the filmmaking world – on the cutting edge of distribution, being able to work from home, and having a relatively stable income. oh well... back to making films and eating ramen noodles.
lol Chris. Having never met you, and only seen your picture. I always thought you were a brainiac. Thanks for the warning about the let down.
In reply to Christopher Wong's post on Thu 8 Apr 2010 :
could you let me know about the job?! I want to try my chance!
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I will be going out of town from April 24 – May 9, and am looking to sublet my studio, located in central Brooklyn Heights. It's spacious (600 sq ft), with a gorgeous view of the East River, Bridges, and entire skyline from its balcony. It is located in a doorman building with a great courtyard, near many subway lines (2/3, A/C, R, F, 4,5,6) and near the Brooklyn Promenade, too. 700$ includes internet, cable, electricity, AC, the works.
I priced the rent a little lower because of the following – I have two cats that I need to be looked after. So... if you're looking at this posting, you should probably be okay with the felines :) They're a great pair, no health probs or anything like that. Fun and cute!
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Free Streaming of DOC ALLIANCE SELECTION 2009, APRIL 21 â€“ 25
To celebrate the upcoming 16th edition of Visions du Reel NYON (April 15 â€“ 21), DocAllianceFilms.com will offer free streaming of the FIVE documentaries from the Doc Alliance Selection 2009, from April 21 to 25.
Maggie in Wonderland by Ester Martin Bergsmark, Beatrice "Maggie" Andersson und Mark Hammarberg
(Sweden, Finland 2008, 72 min)
Maggie, a young woman from Kenya, films her world in the Swedish city of MalmÃ¶. A creative portrayal of the meaning of social isolation.
WINNER OF THE DOC ALLIANCE SELECTION 2009
Auto*Mat by Martin MareÄek (Czech Republic 2009, 90 min)
Martin Marecek invents a militant, jubilatory action to combat the automatisms generated by Pragueâ€™s automobile culture.
Big John by HÃ¥vard Bustnes (Norway 2008, 86 min)
The rise and fall of a young boxer coached by his father â€˜Big Johnâ€™ â€“ who was also his trainer, impresario and agent.
Hotel Sahara by Bettina Haasen (Germany 2008, 85 min)
Nouhadibou in Mauritania: a melting pot of dreams, hopes and the terminus of countless young African emigrants who end up here.
Survival Song by Yu Guangyi (China 2008, 94 min)
A family of Chinese peasants is condemned to poverty and broken apart in the name of modernity. A deeply moving and sublime social tale.
DC-area folks, it's high time for another Docs In Progress Work in Progress screening, don't you think? Join us this Friday night.
Docs In Progress is back with a triple feature of works-in-progress in Washington DC. The program is sponsored by The Documentary Center at The George Washington University.
Following a screening of each film, the audience will be invited to participate in a feedback session with the filmmakers to help them get to the next stage of completing their films.
JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF ARTOMATIC (3 minute trailer)
by Jay Krasnow
Artomatic began with 350 visual artists a decade ago and has grown into a Washington institution which attracts more than 1,000 artists, musicians, comedians, poets, and filmmakers and is a model for grassroots arts festivals.
LIFE ON DEATH BEACH (7 minute segment)
by Jeff Arak
A coastal town in Oaxaca is a microcosm of struggles for recognition within Mexican society, as told from a group of volunteer lifeguards or the patients and therapists at a center working to rehabilitate people with disabilities.
FORGOTTEN SOLDIERS (80 minute rough cut)
by Donald Plata
Considered one of the most elite groups of the U.S. army during the Second World War, the Phillipine Scouts were credited with one of the greatest success stories for the Allies in the Pacific – keeping Japan from invading Australia. Although they fought America's first major ground battle of the war, their story remains largely unknown.
Friday, April 16, 2010
at The George Washington University
Media and Public Affairs Building
805 21st Street, NW (corner of 21st and H Streets)
Auditorium B-07 (one floor down from street level)
Washington DC 20052
Convenient to garage parking and the Foggy Bottom Metro.
Suggested Donation: $10 (cash only at the door)
This Saturday, April 17th, in Los Angeles. Full day workshop with Morrie Warshawski fundraising guru. Workshop entitled: Shaking the Money Tree: The Art of Getting Grants and Donations for your Film/Video Project.
I haven't taken a Morrie workshop before, but I know others here have and speak highly about the experience. Sign up now if you're interested, space is limited. Pricing is $85 for IDA members and $110 for non-members. Taking place at The Standard, Downtown.
As I said elsewhere, Morrie is the very best at what he does. He simply knows his stuff, and there's a lot to know. It's really worth going.
We're looking for an inexpensive (re: really CHEAP) video screening room in NYC – any ideas out there? Say around 70 seats, project HDCAM or Digibeta, an early evening in May, during the week? We've looked at DCTV, 92ndSty Tribeca, Bowery Poets . . . thanks!
You might try http://www.thetanknyc.org/ We screened Second Skin there for 4 days. They split the door with us, and it was a totally decent space with nice staff. However, it is not a true movie screening room, more like a black box theater that has a projector. Sadly they have no HDCAM or Digibeta for sure.
Hi there...working on a new documentary and looking for an LA based pa on a part time basis for running errands and also looking for interns for research.
Docs In Progress Webinar: Budgeting for Documentaries
Wednesday, April 21 2010
7:00pm â€“ 8:00pm eastern standard time
Having a comprehensive budget for your documentary film is essential not only as a part of funding proposals, but as a means to keeping control over the production process from beginning to end. The budget is as much a story of the film as the trailer or treatment. This one-hour webinar from Docs In Progress co-founder Adele Schmidt will focus on why you need a budget, how you structure a budget, what elements should be included in a budget, and how a budget evolves over the course of making the documentary. Webinar participants will also receive a sample budget which can be used as a template for your own projects.
This webinar is appropriate for anyone who is making their first independent documentary or for more experienced international filmmakers who want to understand common budgeting formats for raising funds in the United States. Since the webinar is conducted entirely online, all you need is Internet access at a computer with speakers or headphones at the time of the webinar and the ability to call in to a U.S. phone number via landline, cell phone, or Skype. There is no software to download.
Wednesday, April 21 from 7:00-8:00 pm eastern standard time (5 hours behind GMT)
Wherever you are. The beauty of webinars is you can be based anywhere as long as you have access to a computer with Internet access and sound through speakers or headphones and the ability to telephone in to a U.S. phone number.
Regular Fee â€“ $35 USD
Payment can be made on the Docs In Progress website via credit card or PayPal. Fee does not include any long distance or other fees you may incur calling into the U.S. phone number.
To register, click here. Once registered, you should expect an e-mail on the date of the webinar with further instructions on how to call and connect in for the webinar.
This week! FREE Webinar. Increase your documentary's presence on the internet – Webinar on Website Search Engine Optimization. April 22nd at 5pm PST. Space is limited – register now – go to www.documentaryhowto.com and click on free teleseminar.
I am an award winning documentary filmmaker based in Brooklyn, New York who is just finishing a new experimental short documentary about remembering called FORGET ME NOTS. In addition, I am in the process of crowd funding the 10th Anniversary DVD of my documentary film DAUGHTER OF SUICIDE and I am working on two new projects – one is a web-based extension of DoS and FMN, the other is a documentary about Oliver Sacks.
I am seeking an intern who can help me with several aspects of my work:
â€¢ Reach out to blogs and organizations that write about surviving suicide and ask them if I can write a guest post or if they are willing to feature me in some way. The goal is to promote the Kickstarter campaign that is currently running to fund the DoS DVD.
â€¢ Help me to create to brainstorm, research and create the Grassroots Distribution Tour of DoS and FMN. This includes creating a workshop/theme/packaging that can we used to promote the tour and at screening sites as well as contacting potential participants in the tour.
â€¢ Help to create the web based extension that will be the foundation of the Tour and outreach efforts.
â€¢ Help to build and maintain my social media profile.
I'm sure there is more... but that's a big start! I'd like an intern who can employ critical and creative thinking skills, work independently in my home office (or at their home some of the time if that seems to work for both of us), is familiar with Mac computers, is child friendly and trustworthy! (I have two young children who are around and about which can make my schedule chopped up and hectic. I'd like an intern who likes kids because they are around sometimes and an intern who can deal with the fact that my attention can be distracted by the kids sometimes.)
This is an opportunity to help put together a grassroots tour and distribution campaign from the ground up!
To learn more about my work please visit www.dempseyrice.com
If you have any questions please do email me. If you are interested in the position please send a resume and cover letter telling me a little bit about your experience and what you bring to the table.
All the best,
Film Distribution & Movie Marketing Seminar with Expert Panel Discussion – NYC – 4/29
Learn about film distribution & movie marketing strategies for your film in this unique seminar with NEW information lead by film distribution executive Allen Chou. After the presentation, there's a BONUS panel discussion with industry experts ready to answer your questions. Join us as we discuss current strategies on topics such as:
- How to find the best distributors for your film
- What film & TV markets you should attend immediately
- How to find & select a â€œlegitimateâ€ producerâ€™s rep or sales agent
- How to use film festivals as a launch pad for releasing your film
- How to properly use Twitter, FaceBook, & YouTube for film promotion
- How to use Social Media Marketing to engage with your audience & build a fan base
- How can you give away your film for FREE & still make money?
- The value of your film in foreign markets. Will it sell?
- Crowd sourcing & fund raising for your film
- The Pro's & Con's of DIY distribution
- Digital delivery with Netflix, Itunes, Hulu, & VOD
- Why everything we know about distribution has changed
For more information about the seminar/panelists & to register for the event, visit http://marketmymovie.eventbrite.com
JOB POSTING- DP
Iâ€™m producing a film about a medical maverick who sees the world as made up of waves. The application of his wave theory has enhanced professional athletic performance and has resulted in the most successful Cold Fusion experiments in the world. Furthermore, many people feel he is helping heal their diseases, from Parkinsonâ€™s to Cancer.
Weâ€™re looking for an experienced DP who is innovative, patient, and collaborative.
There will be a fair amount of travel between May and November of 2010 ranging from New York to London. Interviews are being held from April 21st to April 27th.
Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
In reply to Shahira Motani's post on Tue 20 Apr 2010 :
All D-word members can use discount code "DW429" to receive $5 off registration for the seminar!
We hope to see you there!
Vasilios here with a humble yet urgent request from The Guarani Project Documentary:
Hey D-word Community,
My name is Vasilios Sfinarolakis, Producer and Director of Photography for the Guarani Project Documentary
I want to take 5 minutes of your time to ask you for your help. If there is any one community of people that can help us here at the Guarani project, it's the D-worders.
Recently, I, along with my partner Annabel Symington have been in the throws of raising money to produce and shoot a documentary concerning water in Latin America. Over the last two months we've been trying to raise a target of $14,500 so we can make an initial 2 month research trip into the region. We are close to our goal via Kickstarter but there is still a good amount of funds to be raised.
If we don't hit that $14,500 target within 4 Days, we don't get a dime of the over $9,000 already pledged.
The support and positive feedback that I've had from people regarding this Project has been overwhelming. What's been harder is getting people to translate their enthusiasm into a pledge.
In the last 56 days of fundraising so much has happened that further strengthens the reach and potential of this documentary, from being featured in various Online and Print Media, having the CEO of the Brazil Foundation personally contact us, to having the very respected hydrologist at Oregon State University, Dr. Michael Campana join the team as our water advisor.
The fact of the matter is water use has grown at twice the rate of the worldâ€™s population for the last century, and weâ€™ve reached peak water, the point at which the renewable supply is forever outstripped by unquenchable demand. Compounding this problem, the hydrologic cycle is growing less predictable as climate change alters established temperature patterns around the globe. As countries look to alternatives sources of water to alleviate shortages the worldâ€™s largest body fresh water, The Guarani Aquifer, is going to be high on the list.
And yet, despite it all, we are still coming up short in funding, and the clock is ticking. In 4 days, we need over $4000. And we know we can do it.
But not without help.
So I humbly ask of you, if you find the project a worthwhile one, that you Forward our Message to your friends, family, and colleagues, and equally important, Donate whatever amount you feel comfortable donating.
Again, here is our website, which I hope you have time to look over: The Guarani Project
And you can pledge via our Kickstarter page here: http://kck.st/c36RKN
I very much appreciate your efforts, and I thank you in advance for your help and contribution to the Guarani Project Documentary.
Please feel free to contact me with questions, comments, or ideas at Vasilios [at] theguaraniproject.com; I look forward to hearing from you.
The Guarani Project
Producer, Director of Photography
Following on the heels of a packed and very successful IDA Doc-U all day workshop with Morrie Warshawski last weekend, I'm pleased to announce our next all day event will be TRAILER MECHANICS: MAKING A FUNDRAISING DEMO THAT ACTUALLY GETS FUNDING with D-Word's own talented Fernanda Rossi. Saturday May 15th in Hollywood.
More details here: http://doc-u-fernanda-rossi.eventbrite.com/
Until April 25th, priority tickets are being sold to IDA members only. General public tickets will be available from 26th.
It's rare that the gifted Ms. Rossi finds herself on the West Coast, so this is a not-to-miss workshop if you're planning to use a trailer for fundraising anytime soon. Space is super limited, so don't delay.
Looking for a filmmaker interested in 1920's American bank robbers.
I am a writer who has done extensive research on Herman K. Lamm, often called "the father of modern bank robbery" and "the man who taught Dillinger." Very little was known about Lamm. No biographies. No movies. This would be the first. I have written a screenplay about Lamm, but would prefer to work with a documentary filmmaker. History is my first love.
A few of the dynamics of the Herman Lamm story.
He was an expatriated Prussian officer who came to America just before World War One.
Lamm came into contact and was likely influenced by Wobblies.
He worked on a prison road camp in Utah on the old Outlaw Trail and came into contact with former members of Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch, which is the source of legends about Lamm being involved with Cassidy.
He is considered one of the most prolific bank robbers of the 1920's and the "Lamm Method" was copied by many other robbers.
His final robbery and chase by a posse in 1930 is one of the most exciting bank robbery stories in American history.
If anyone is interested in his story, please let me know. It is an important part of American history and is yet to be documented.
(posted also in Cameras section)
anyone in here have a wide-angle lens they could lend me that would fit on a DVX-100a? i need one this coming weekend for a non-profit dance performance. i can pick it up anywhere in L.A.
since i'm being paid "squadoosh" (that's the technical term) on this project, i can't really pay anything in cold hard cash, but i can definitely owe you one in the favor department... thanks!!!
Meet the Broadcaster: Tabitha Jackson, Channel 4 (UK)
April 27 | 6:30-8:30pm | WMM Office | $25/$20
Register at http://bit.ly/9Yg7Pt
Women Make Movies (www.wmm.com) is thrilled to offer filmmakers a unique opportunity to meet Tabitha Jackson, Commissioning Editor of More4 – Channel 4's high-end digital channel. Tabitha oversees the flagship international documentaries strand, True Stories, and is responsible for pre-sales, co-productions and acquisitions.
True Stories looks for high quality international feature-length documentaries that have a strong directorial voice, are character-driven, and reveal compelling truths about the contemporary world. For those not familiar with Channel 4, it is one of Britainâ€™s most cutting edge, controversial and creative broadcasters. Channel 4 places a premium on innovation and experimentation in the form and content of its programming.
Donâ€™t miss this rare chance to learn about this leading international broadcaster, what they are interested in, how much money is available and how to get your documentary seen in the U.K. Come with questions.
Register today at http://bit.ly/9Yg7Pt! Cost is $20 if you are a member of one of WMMâ€™s partner organizations.
I work as Surround Staff for a summer Writer's Retreat called "Squaw Valley Community of Writers." I'm in the screenwriting program, although there's also a novel program. For the last 5 years I've been with them, spending a week in Lake Tahoe working on a script exclusively with other screenwriters.
You work with a mentor, who reads through your script in advance and then, each afternoon, has a small group of students that they meet with in groups and one-on-one. They know your script in advance so you get a lot of direct attention on your specific story, which was a huge help for me early on.
I do surround staff, which is basically like setting up the DVD projector and the like. I attended on a scholarship my first year and have been going back since just to help however I can. Hashing out problems in my screenplay with a seasoned professional was great for understanding screenwriting as a whole, and spending a week lodging in this mountainous resort was inspirational for the new ideas I'm always looking for.
Here's the official copy:
The Squaw Valley Screenwriting Program focuses on individual attention and work-in-progress, mentored by award-winning writers and writer-directors. Crystallize the story you want to tell, and excise extraneous elements. Designed for both screenwriters and filmmakers, this unique program invites both narrative features and character-driven documentaries that are currently in development. Our goal is to assist writers to improve their craft and thus move them closer to production.
Deadline for application is May 1, notification by June 10. Check our web site for further details: www.squawvalleywriters.org/swriter_ws.htm
So I can answer any questions, but if you're interested in taking a week to really work on your idea, this is a great way to do it.
EDIT: Just in case there's any issue, I'm not involved with any of the acceptance process or sales or anything like that, I just handle some staff stuff during that week and post around about it.
Greetings, Jason. This is a website for documentary filmmakers but I'm sure some of us still harbor delusions of fiction film grandeur. Squaw Valley sounds like a great program, so thanks for posting.
I did this for two years and had a really good time. Basically they let you attend this crazy, fun and amazing music camp for free and make some sort of movie under the mentorship of the great Garry Beitel. You also help out by filming their incredible concerts. I heard they are still waiting for people to apply. This is in the Laurentians in Quebec, but there is a bus ride included from Montreal.
For more info you can go to www.klezkanada.org (where you can see the short Klez Kebec that I made as well) or contact me.
David Stein Memorial Filmmaking Scholarships
David Stein was a talented young filmmaker who passed away suddenly in 2004 at age 34. David produced a wide variety of works in his prolific career including documentary features, music videos, short art films, and a variety of corporate and commercial work. His films screened at a number of international film festivals, as well as on Bravo!, History Television, Vision TV, and Star TV among others. David was well-known in the Jewish film and music community and with his ever-present camera in tow was a ubiquitous presence at many Yiddish culture events, including two stints at KlezKanada in 1998-99. In addition to his artistry as a filmmaker, David was known for his vibrant spirit, larger-than-life personality, and unforgettable smile. The David Stein Film Scholarship is an opportunity for emerging filmmakers to explore KlezKanada creatively through the cameraâ€™s eye. Under the supervision of veteran documentary filmmaker and teacher Garry Beitel, participants will hone their documentary skills through workshops and filmmaking projects – using performances and interactions with the leading lights of the Yiddish culture scene and the 450+ KlezKanada enthusiasts as their subjects.
We Want Roses Too Now Available at www.DocAllianceFilms.com
Doc Alliance Films recently acquired the stunning visual masterpiece We Want Roses Too (Italy, Switzerland, 2007, 85 min) by acclaimed Italian director Alina Marazzi. The film is an exuberant testament to the resolve of women of the 1960s and 1970s sexual revolution and feminist movement in Italy. Marazzi takes viewers on a gorgeous storytelling journey through archival footage, advertisements, and colorful images juxtaposed with the true-life struggles and first-hand accounts provided by the diaries of three women.
We Want Roses Too can be streamed or downloaded at www.docalliancefilms.com
Please be aware that there is a territory restriction on this film. We Want Roses Too is NOT available in: Switzerland, Italy, Rep. San Marino, Vatican, Capodistria, Monaco, Romania, Hungary, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Serbia and Montenegro, Bosnia, Greece, Slovenia, Lithuania, Latvia, Turkey, Russia, and Poland.
I am going to take Fernanda Rossi workshop in San Diego, does somebody will attend? I am looking for a place to stay May 8 in San Diego, some idea?
Looking for a good sound person in Baton Rouge, Louisiana the week of May 10th and in Salt Lake City, Utah the week of May 24th. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Please email me at: email@example.com
Jan Siklâ€™s Private Century Offered on www.DocAllianceFilms
Starting May 1, Doc Alliance Films will present Private Century, an 8-part series from one of the Czech Republicâ€™s prominent documentary filmmakers, JAN SIKL. The political and social upheavals of twentieth-century Czechoslovakiaâ€”war and occupation, the twin specters of Nazism and Communism, the Velvet Revolutionâ€”have never been more intimately rendered than in Private Century. Composed entirely of family home movies, still photographs, letters, and diaries dating from the 1920s to the 1960s, the series explores how sweeping historical events transform the private lives of ordinary people, and how small domestic pleasures can crystallize into profound and enduring memories.
On May 1 & 2, you can stream two films from Private Century, Statuary of Granddad Vinda and King of Velichovky, FOR FREE!
Please visit www.docalliancefilms.com
In reply to Koen Suidgeest's post on Thu 8 Apr 2010 :
That's a good question, Koen, and I think it's best posed to the filmmakers themselves. In BISMILLAH'S case, it is Jolene Pinder and Sarah Zaman. Sometimes, it's strategic as a short film is a way get interest in/funds for a longer version of the film. For example, Jennifer Redfearn's short THE NEXT WAVE, which was shown at Media That Matters in 2009, was later expanded to SUN COME UP, which recently premiered at Full Frame. But it's also a question that perhaps many others in this forum can answer.
I wanted to let the D-word members know about our new online ongoing documentary film festival at www.docspopuli.com. Conceived and curated by accomplished documentary filmmakers, Docs Populi groups accepted films into thematic collections which include both familiar and less well known works of all eras and lengths. Filmmakers submit their work for consideration and pay an entry fee as in most other film festivals. Unlike many other film festivals, Docs Populi responds to every entry with written comments, and if accepted, the film and the filmmaker are given a unique page within Docs Populi whose sole purpose is to preview and promote the film and the filmmaker, and to sell DVDs of the work to the internet public. Films that do not fit easily into one of the thematic collections, may be submitted to the "One of a Kind Docs" collection. Filmmakers with a work-in-progress can submit to "Films Looking for Funding" as a way to find finishing funds from interested individuals and film funding foundations recruited to the site by our staff. Docs Populi also provides a consultation service, whereby interested filmmakers can submit a rough cut of a film to a specific curator for feedback. Please check us out and let us know what you think!
Hello D-Word Members,
My name is Alie McNeil and I am a documentary film student at Stephens College, a small women's college in Columbia, Missouri and one of the only women's colleges with a film production program. I am looking for an internship in the field of documentary filmmaking for the summer of 2010. I am experienced with Final Cut Pro as well as Soundtrack Pro, DVD Studio Pro, and several Adobe programs. I am hardworking, extremely organized and very reliable. If anyone needs an unpaid intern for the summer please contact me!
My resume and samples of my work can be found on my website at www.alisonmcneil.com.
We are looking for a local runner for a shoot in Greece from the 21st june 5th july.
We need someone who speaks greek, english and/or spanish, they should know the place and have a driving license.
Any tips would be of great help!
Thanks a lot.
You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Where in Greece, Andrea? There are lots of islands!
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Hi there John, we'll be travelling around, a couple of days in Athens, six in Santorini and six in Mykonos. It's all about filming people on holiday!
The second annual TALKING PICTURES FESTIVAL will take place this week in Evanston (right next to Chicago): www.talkingpicturesfestival.org
We have a terrific line-up of 14 documentaries at the fest this year: from ECHOTONE, a brandnew doc about the Austin music scene to Steve James' NO CROSSOVER: THE TRIAL OF ALLEN IVERSON, Tom Shepard's WHIZ KIDS to Laura Israel's WINDFALL... lots of great films to see!
I'd love to invite D-Word folks in the Chicago area to attend, meet some of the visiting filmmakers and participate in the many post-screening discussions we've planned.
DocuClub in May!
Our May DocuClub will take place on Wednesday, May 19, 7 p.m., at 92YTribeca, located at 200 Hudson Street, at Canal. (Take 1, A/C/E to Canal Street).
We will be showing a rough cut of "DeAf Jam" by Judy Lieff. The documentary traces the journey of five deaf teens from New York City as they discover and explore American Sign Language (ASL) poetry with some of this nationâ€™s most acclaimed ASL poets, and then bring their poetry to their hearing peers at youth poetry slams and other spoken word events. Performing in ASL, a dramatic visual language, the poets use rhythm, movement and body language to create a cinematic equivalent to oral poetry. The poets use sign language and poetry also to raise issues about disability and the future of ASL. Pitted against the journey of the poets and contributing to this bittersweet story, is a counter-narrative, which traces the increasing erosion of this indigenous art form in the face of technologies and the educational system â€œservingâ€ to mainstream the Deaf into the hearing world. One of the highlights of the film is a collaboration between a deaf Israeli poet and a hearing Palestinian poet. Without â€œspeakingâ€ each otherâ€™s language, they manage to navigate through the collaborative process both with and without an interpreter. Eventually, they create a hearing/deaf duet that metaphorically relates to the world around them. Watch a trailer of the film here: http://www.deafjam.org/trailer.html.
Director/Producer Judy Lieff is a dancer, filmmaker, and teacher. She began her relationship with the Deaf community through the making of an award-winning experimental film, "Duties of my Heart." The film became a catalyst for four consecutive grants to teach video production workshops she designed for deaf teens in Los Angeles. In 2000, Lieff received a National Dance/Media fellowship from the Pew Charitable Trusts. In 2004 and 2007, she was awarded a New York State Council on the Arts independent film grant for production on "DeAf Jam." In 2009, the film was awarded finishing funds from the Independent Television Service Open Call competition.
Steve Zeitlin, Co-producer, served as co-producer of "From Mambo to Hip Hop," a documentary about the South Bronx funded by ITVS and broadcast on public television across the U.S. as part of the Voces series of Latino Public Broadcasting. He received his Ph.D. in folklore from the University of Pennsylvania, and is the director and co-founder of City Lore, an organization dedicated to the preservation of New York Cityâ€™sâ€”and Americaâ€™sâ€”living cultural heritage.
Editor Keiko Deguchi cut award-winning documentary films such as Jeremiah Zagarâ€™s "In a Dream," Linda Hattendorfâ€™s "The Cats of Mirikitani," and John Valadez and Cristina Ibarraâ€™s "The Last Conquistador." Her most recent film, "To Catch a Dollar: Muhammad Yunus Banks on America," was shown at Sundance Film Festival 2010. She is the recipient of the James Lyons Editing Award at Woodstock Film Festival in 2008.
Our moderator will be Doug Block, a is a multiple award-winning, New York-based documentary director, cameraman and producer. His films "The Heck With Hollywood" and "Home Page" have been released theatrically in the U.S., won awards at leading international film festivals and have been broadcast around the world. "51 Birch Street" was named one of the 10 Best Films of 2006 by a number of leading critics, including The New York Times, and was selected as one of the outstanding documentaries of the year by the National Board of Review. His latest film, "The Kids Grow Up," is about his relationship with his daughter and only child, Lucy, shot over a period of 18 years and focusing on her last year at home before she left for college. The film is set for an early Fall theatrical release and a later broadcast on HBO. Block is also founder and co-host of The D-Word, an online community for documentary filmmakers, which now has over 4,000 members from 80 countries.
Weâ€™ll announce our rough cut soon. Stay tuned!
Admission is free for current DocuClub members and $8 for non-members.
For this screening, only DocuClub members need to RSVP at email@example.com. Our previous screenings have sold out and although admission for non-members is on a first-come, first-serve basis, it is highly recommended that you purchase your tickets in advance via 92YTribeca.
Membership is an annual $50 and it includes free admission to all DocuClub events. It takes five minutes to join online:
In reply to Andrea Ferrando's post on Mon 3 May 2010 :
I might have a couple of candidates for you – I'll email you directly