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Erica Ginsberg
Host

Docs In Progress is offering up to the three documentary filmmakers
the opportunity to participate in the 2009 Robert Flaherty Film
Seminar as Docs In Progress Fellows from June 19-26 on the campus of
Colgate University in Hamilton, New York.

As an incubator for independent documentary filmmakers, Docs In
Progress believes strongly that filmmakers can be empowered and
energized by experiencing unique opportunities to share ideas and
experiences with others. Therefore, we are pleased to offer this
Fellowship Program, possible through a generous cost-share with the
Philadelphia Foundation. The Docs In Progress Fellowship covers the
registration fee (which includes room, board, and all special events
throughout the week) and travel costs in getting to the seminar.

Deadline to receive applications is Wednesday, April 15, 2009. For
more information on eligibility and to download an application, please visit our website at http://www.docsinprogress.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=105&Itemid=90

Erica Ginsberg
Host

Docs In Progress also begins a new round of classes in downtown Silver Spring, MD next week:

Documentary Filmmaking from A to Z
April 15-May 20 (six consecutive Wednesdays) 7-9 pm
How can you identify and tell your documentary story effectively while maintaining focus throughout the filmmaking process? Participants will develop a proposal and budget and learn strategies for planning production, editing, and distribution. Open to new and experienced filmmakers.

Documentary Fundraising
April 14-May 19 (six consecutive Tuesdays) 7-9 pm
This workshop provides participants with concepts and tools that can help documentary filmmakers complete their documentary projects by securing resources necessary to do so. Participants will learn how to develop a fundraising plan, track the fundraising effort, conduct donor research, conduct a fundraising drive, and solicit grants from corporations and foundations. Open to new and experienced filmmakers.

What Is Documentary? (Documentary Appreciation)
April 16-May 21 (five consecutive Thursdays) from 7-9 pm
Through seeing and discussing clips from many documentaries (and additional film viewing outside of class), participants will understand more about documentary film language; different approaches to voice and point of view; and the ethical issues faced by documentary filmmakers in presenting their takes on truth. Open to non-filmmakers as well as filmmakers.

Documentary Production
April 18-May 30 (six consecutive Saturdays from 9 am-12 noon/no class May 23)
This hands-on workshop focuses on how to plan, shoot and edit. Participants will work in teams to produce a 3-5 minute video. Open to new filmmakers.

Advance registration is highly recommended. To register, visit the Docs In Progress website at http://www.docsinprogress.org or contact Adele Schmidt at (301) 789-2797 or adeleATdocsinprogressDOTorg

Tatiana Petrone
Fan

We are currently accepting films for the 2009 American Conservation Film Festival until June 1. The Festival will take place November 5-8, 2009 in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.
Our mission is to promote outstanding films that educate and inspire people to become engaged in conservation. Ideally we would like to present films that:
• Show humans as part of the environment, and/or living in a continuum of cultural tradition.
• Present stories about the natural World/Ancient culture.
• Explore human's/culture's relationship with the environment and or cultural roots.
• Explore ways we connect with the natural world, and history.
• Explore issues driven by natural resource conservation.
• Explore our relationship with the environment and our efforts to conserve what we can and how we cope with what we can't save.

We encourage both professional and student filmmakers to submit. Additionally, all filmmakers are encouraged to participate in our Traveling Festival.
Student filmmakers are eligible to compete for cash awards in our annual student filmmaking competition.
There is no fee for submission. If your film is selected, you will be invited to attend the festival and the American Conservation Film Festival will provide lodging and meals.
Please download the submission form from our website, www.conservationfilm.org, and send it along with a copy of your film.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Tatiana Petrone
Festival Manager
Info@conservationfilm.org

Monica Rankin
Fan

Documentaries in HiDef
A Workshop on Broadcast-Quality Documentary Production
Oaxaca, Mexico, July 5-16, 2009

This 10-day workshop focuses on the production of broadcast-quality High Definition documentaries. Emmy-award winners videographer and editor Dan Duncan and host David Yetman from the PBS and Discovery Channel Series “The Desert Speaks” will direct the workshop. Participants will be divided by experience into groups no larger than 5 and receive instruction in filming on location and in post-production editing to produce a final broadcast quality documentary.

Participants will have the opportunity to film in such places as Oaxaca City, Teotitlán del Valle, the Mixteca, and Oaxaca's desert valleys and on such topics as Oaxaca’s street musicians and the colonial organs of Oaxaca’s pueblos. Other video projects will be considered

Participants will join in seminar sessions and on-location visits to the CIESAS (Mexico’s Institute of research in Social Anthropology) Laboratorio Visual and INHA (Mexico’s National Institute of History and Anthropology) program of ethnographic documentaries. Evenings will feature the presentation of documentaries and discussion with the producers. These will include James Cullingham, Toronto-based documentary producer and Ph.D. student at York University, and Ethelia Ruz, INHA ethnographic documentary producer. Participants who have produced documentaries are encouraged to bring them to the workshop for screening and discussion.

Participants receive a certificate of completion at the end of the workshop.

Costs and logistics:
The participation fee for the workshop is $1950 dollars that includes the use of the latest high definition video and sound equipment and editing programs, and the cost of field trips (with translators when necessary). Some financial aide is available on a competitive basis. For an additional cost, participants can request housing with a Mexican family ($17 US a night for separate bedroom and breakfast) or hotel ($60 US a night for room in a moderate priced hotel within walking distance of the workshop). For travel arrangements, there are flights to Oaxaca from Mexico City or convenient bus travel of 5 hours. The workshop staff can provide additional information.

Application information can be found at the following website:
http://www.utdallas.edu/~mrankin/oaxacaweb/documentaryweb.htm

For additional information, contact:
William H. Beezley
Department of History
University of Arizona
Tucson, Az 85721
beezley@u.arizona.edu

Rida Solano
Fan

Looking for paid doc work – producing/editing/DVD Authoring/Photoshop etc.... :

QUALIFICATIONS
• Write compelling story driven copy, short promo’s and V.O’s
• Work with production team to maintain the Producer’s overall creative vision, and the highest technical quality.
• Conduct and organize research for projects, including rights and licensing, legal work and prepping all deliverables
• Booking or casting guests/experts/actors/hosts/V.O’s
• Basic Avid and After Effects, advanced Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, Compressor (and other codec’s), DVD Studio Pro,
HTML, LexisNexis, and a solid understanding of HD and SD post procedures, tech specs etc
• Understanding of video and art formats (Quicktime compressions, aspect ratios, jpegs vs tiff, etc.)
• Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Internet research savvy, Mac/PC user, Type 65 WPM
• Arrange brainstorming sessions, help track projects in development, prep pitches
• Arrange and coordinate shoots, including scheduling facilities, personnel, equipment, etc
• Facilitate the day to day work involved in creating bibles, one sheets, and marketing materials
• Point person for non-broadcast television repackaging projects.
• Occasionally assume producer/director role on shoots, as needed.


AWARDS
Highest Achievement Award – Thesis 25 minute short film – Art Institutes

LANGUAGES
Fluent English and Spanish


nycproducer212@gmail.com
**Please e-mail me for full resume

Felix Endara
Pro

DocuClub in April!

Our next DocuClub screening will take place on Wednesday, April 29, 6 p.m., at The Tank, located at 354 West 45th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues, near Times Square).

Our moderator will be A.M. Peters. Peters' independent film banner, Dinomonster Films, develops and produces documentaries and feature films, as well as music and corporate videos offering a fresh style and perspective on characters and culture. Her produced scripts include such animated shorts "Jack Quack (The Path)" and "Corporate Whore," and the comedy Electronic Devices. Peters worked as the Assistant to Academy-Award nominated director Nanette Burstein on the documentary "American Teen." She has also worked with other clients such as Smith Barney and Merrill Lynch. Peters’ most recent film, "No Cross, No Crown," will screen at Patois: The 6th Annual New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival.

We will screen "Lil Poison" by Beth Earl. At five years old, Victor De Leon III is the youngest professional video game player in the world. "Lil Poison" follows Victor and his father/manager, SicVic, as they travel to video game tournaments across the country hoping to win prize money, score sponsorship deals and place in the top sixteen of the Major League Gaming circuit. Gaming gives them the opportunity to travel, earn money and recognition, and escape their financial woes and family predicament. The documentary offers insight into this gaming world and shows us the life of a kid who could become the poster child for his generation.

Director and producer Beth Earl is the founder of Massive Productions. She graduated with a degree in International Relations from Brown University, and went on to get a certificate in digital filmmaking from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Beth worked with Albert Maysles on his upcoming project, "In Transit." "Lil Poison" is her first documentary.

Admission is free for current DocuClub members and $5 for non-members.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to: docuclub@artsengine.net.

Membership is an annual $50 and it includes free admission to all DocuClub events. It takes five minutes to join online:

www.artsengine.net/store/#tools_consul

About DocuClub
DocuClub is Arts Engine’s monthly film screening series of works-in-progress documentaries. For more info, please go to: www.docuclub.org.

About The Tank
The Tank is a non-profit arts presenter whose mission is to provide a welcoming, creative, collaborative, and affordable environment for artists and activists engaged in the pursuit of new ideas. Through a wide range of low-cost, high-concept arts and public affairs programming, The Tank seeks to cultivate a new generation of audience for live performance, civic discourse, and the work of emerging artists.

Mario Berlinguer
Fan

Featured on NextCat.com!

I have had the nice surprise of being selected as featured talent (composer) by the entertainment website NextCat.com. My profile will be sported for a few weeks on their music opening page here .

You can check out some of my work on my website at
www.marioberlinguer.com or on my NextCat page at www.nextcat.com/marioberlinguer .

For any artists working in the enterteinment industry, NextCat is a great place to be. And for any documentarists in need of a composer, feel free to contact me there or on my website.

Cheers,
Mario

Felix Endara
Pro

MASTER CLASS: Kim Longinotto and Documentary Filmmaking
Co-presented by Women Make Movies, DocuClub, and DCTV
Saturday, May 9, 2009
1-4 p.m.
$50 for DocuClub members and members of co-sponsoring organizations
$75 for everyone else
Location: DCTV, 87 Lafayette Street, 3rd Fl Studio
RSVP to fsprogram@wmm.com or 212.925.0606 x.302

DocuClub is proud to co-present a session of the Women Make Movies Master Class filmmaking series featuring award-winning documentary filmmaker Kim Longinotto ("Rough Aunties;" "Hold Me Tight, Let me Go;" "Sisters in Law").

This Master Class is part of several May weekend events and talks for Longinotto’s film retrospective at MoMA, May 7-23. For a full retrospective schedule visit MoMA at www.moma.org.

Longinotto is renowned as a purveyor of cinéma vérité and lauded by critics for her sensitive treatment of groundbreaking subject matter, and rarely seen perspectives from around the globe. She will share clips, documentary techniques, working experiences, as well as craft and process from her 30+ year career as a documentarian. She will talk about the difficulties of filming in foreign countries and cultures, about the ethics of documentary filmmaking, and her relationship to her subjects.

Longinotto's newest film, "Rough Aunties,"an inspirational film about women-led social change in post-apartheid South Africa, won the Sundance World Cinema Jury Prize in Documentary this year and will be broadcast on HBO in 2010. Another of her films, "Hold Me Tight, Let Me Go," will screen on POV in July. Don't miss this special event with one of documentary film's most unique and accomplished voices!

Debra Zimmerman, Executive Director of Women Make Movies, will moderate the event.

The $50 discount rate is available to DocuClub members and members of co-sponsoring organizations. Become a DocuClub member (www.artsengine.net/store/#tools_consul)!

RSVP soon as seating is very limited!

Bridge Screenplay
Fan

SCREENWRITERS BAILOUT!!!

With our final screenplay submission deadline just a week away, we got to thinking – isn’t it time someone helped the creative backbone of our society instead of rewarding those who are destroying it? With that said, we’re very excited to introduce the Screenwriters Bailout 2009! From now thru Wednesday, April 22 at Midnight (EST), you can submit your script to Bridge International Screenplay Competition and pay only50% of the current entry fees! We know times are tight, and you shouldn’t be expected to throw your hard work into a dusty drawer, never to be seen again, just because contest fees are too high. This exclusive opportunity is our gift to you. See, recessions can be fun!

Submitting your work to Bridge Int’l Screenplay Competition puts you in the running for the ultimate promotional package. This is a serious competition – for serious writers. Winners and finalist scripts are relentlessly exposed to the industry’s leading executives, readers, directors, agents and producers from all over the world! This can be your big shot, and with the Screenwriters Bailout, you have no excuses – submit your work today!

http://www.submitbridge.com/bailout.htm

Jason Caminiti
Pro

I'm involved in a yearly festival of Arts in Fall River, Massachusetts called "Arts Around the Block." Last year we showed my film "Pawtucket Rising"

This year, I am looking for documentary shorts to show to the public during this festival.

I am looking specifically for documentary shorts (under 20 minutes) that have to do with Arts, Economic Development, Architectural History, Revivals of cities.

Because our festival is free, and runs with absolutely no budget, we cannot compensate for playing the films. I will however return the films to you at my cost after showing. I could also make a copy or receive these digitally if possible.

Please contact me at jason@fallrivershow.com

Maya Jakubowicz
Fan

*Please help Women Make Movies in forwarding this post to anyone who might be interested!*

Spacious 1,000 – 3,000 Sq Ft Soho Production Office/Loft Space Available | Short or Long Term Sublease

Gorgeous, sunny loft office sublease space available on Broadway at Grand Street. Located in a landmark building spaces feature hardwood floors, 15 foot ceilings, oversized windows, passenger and freight elevators, 24/7 secured access to building, on-site building super, and up to a four year sublease. Mixed tenant building features architects, media/print/graphics firms and non-profit organizations. Ideal business location in the center of Soho's finest shops and galleries. Conveniently located near 4, 5, 6, N, R, B, D, and F trains.

Space can be rented on a month-to-month basis or annually

Recently reduced rent – amazing space and price compared to other spaces in Soho, Nolita, and Tribeca!

Perfect spaces for Creative Offices, Showrooms, Non-profits, Photographers, Designers, Production Companies, Law Firms, and Agencies

2850 sq. ft. loft space
- Huge, corner loft
- South and West walls lined with oversized windows
- 4 built-out offices
- Three separate entrances to main office
- As low as $8000/month

1500 sq. ft. loft space
- Central air conditioning
- Wired and ready for move-in
- 3 built-out offices
- Two separate entrances to main office
- As low as $4000/month

1000 sq. ft. loft space
- Huge, corner loft!
- South and West walls lined with oversized windows
- 2 built-out offices
- Rent negotiable!

Please contact Maya Jakubowicz at mj@wmm.com or call 212.925.0606 to inquire.

Alex Antar
Fan

Video/YouTube Production Volunteer –
Job title: Video/YouTube Production Volunteer
Organization name: MHPA
Location of job (Country): Kenya – Remote
Location of job (City): Kenya – Remote
Last date of receiving volunteer applications: Open
Contact details for receiving applications: antarworld@gmail.com
Reference:

Volunteer job description:
The Maasai Heritage Preservation Foundation (MHPF) mission is to provide education to communities who do not have access to education. The MHPF have recently opened a school in Kenya for poor Maasai children and, plan to produce a series of video/YouTude documentaries about the school to celebrate the vulnerable children, their disappearing culture and also highlight the achievements and challenges ahead. 46 million children in Africa (which is nearly half the school age population), have never set foot in a classroom. Sadly, the smallest expenses are hampering the enrolment numbers at schools. We believe passionately that EVERY child has the right to an education. It is through education that we believe that we will begin to see change in poor countries.

We are a small, open-minded, and dedicated team looking for a few good people to visit the schools independently in the remote villages in Kenya in order to make the videos. If you are passionate about saving children and their education and would like to help us create this responsible free documentary, we want to hear from you.
The MHPF is currently looking for Video Production Volunteers enthusiastic beginners seeking useful experience and seasoned professionals are welcome. You produce videos about our Maasai schools or other messages mainly for TV broadcast or publishing on YouTube . You coordinate your work with our team in Europe and Kenya.
Your tasks:
- You design, draft and produce short Business-to-Consumer (B2C) videos for The MHPF
- You coordinate your work with the our Team in Europe and Kenya,
- You have ability to work with animations
Our requirements:
- You are willing to do what it takes to produce quality consumer videos, including the technical details (e.g. file conversion)
- Using your own video & sound equipment is a bonus
- Ideally you are a student or have a university degree in film production, graphic design or similar studies or an apprenticeship in these fields
- You understand how to translate a brand into a video format
- You understand the field web/multimedia
- You are totally dedicated to your job and can work 100% self-motivated
- Strong grasp of the English language
- Ideally you are willing or have experience in working remotely for a week or two in harsh climate conditions (remote villages have very minimum necessities such as water, toilets, etc)
- You have strong cross-cultural skills and share our environmental-, social- and cultural-friendly mindset
- Positivity is your way to think (more below)
Location: remote work with Maasai tribes in Kenya
Working times: 5-10h/week
This is a volunteer position. As an early adopter and volunteer team member you will have the chance to help shape the future of an exciting project. We offer an enriching and challenging experience, and the chance to see your responsibilities and desires grow alongside the project.
- You have a positive vibe: you live your life in a positive way and you want to inspire people positively. You are a positive thinker and you like to handle all situations in life with a positive perspective. You understand that in order to improve your own and everybody else's life on this planet one must think positively and inspire other people to think positively.
- You communicate proactively and openly: you understand that positive communication is the key to solving problems. You also know that positive communication is key to raising awareness both inside and outside so that everybody is pulling in the same direction

Interested? Contact us at:
Email: antarworld (at) gmail.com

Michael Collins
Pro

NYC – Summer Internship

We are currently in post production on a feature doc with the working title "Give Up Tomorrow." It is a murder-mystery social-justice story set in the Philippines. We already have broadcasts secured with PBS and BBC.

We’re seeking intern(s) to assist with post-production in the New York City area. Responsibilities will vary depending on individual’s skills but will center on media management. The position is unpaid, but we’ll cover transportation and working meals. School credit, general mentorship/advice, and credit on the final film will certainly be provided to excellent interns. The ideal candidate will be: bright, enthusiastic, self-motivated, and patient, – very attentive to detail, interested in the editorial process and documentary filmmaking – able to give 10-20 hours per week to the project (schedule flexible, open to discussion), preferably experienced in Final Cut Pro, and open to learning Photoshop. Offices located in Williamsburg.

Please send your cover letter and resume to michael@thoughtfulrobot.com, indicating your availability as well as your aspirations in the world of filmmaking.

I would be happy to provide you with more information about the project or discuss any questions you might have.

- Michael

Sarah Hesterman
Pro

FREE FURNITURE & EQUIPMENT! Production company where I work is selling/giving away a lot of old equipment, including 2 old Avid Meridian systems and G4 computers. All for pick-up at 43 E. 20th Street 7th Floor tonight btw 6 – 7:30 PM.
See the craigslist ad – <http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/gms/1145782934.html> Please don't contact me, use the email in the ad.

Erica Ginsberg
Host

Docs In Progress returns to Washington DC on Friday, May 8 with documentary work in progress screenings. The featured films are:

JOE THE BROTHER by Liz Lovern (22 minutes)
A politician running for office rarely runs alone. Few people know this as well as Joe McCain, John McCain's brother. Joe and others on both sides of the political fence reflect on how political campaigning impacts family members of the candidate.

TO SEE by Chris Wohlers and Michelle Lia (41 minutes)
An experiment in experiencing a world without sight leads a filmmaker to a different understanding of blindness.

The screening takes place on Friday, May 8 from 7:00-9:30 pm at the George Washington University's Media and Public Affairs Building (805 21st Street, NW Washington DC). Suggested donation: $5.

The program is organized by Docs In Progress and sponsored by The Documentary Center at the George Washington University. More
information at http://www.docsinprogress.org

Jeremy Weinstein
Fan

Open Source Documentary project called Docummunity. The idea is to aggregate content on a topic in this case it's 'MONEY' and by collecting footage/pictures/audio/music. This will enable a filmmaker who contributes a small amount (say 2 minutes) they will then have access to 200 minutes (if there are only 100 contributors) of stuff to download and use in the production of their very own Documentary.

The idea of mashing and remixing other peoples work, whether complete or incomplete is very exciting to a lot of emerging practitioners. So if you've got something that fits the theme of money – let me know because the site will hopefully go live in 6 weeks and we want to launch it with content already there.

I think it's the future of documentary filmmaking so come along and try it out – you wont be disappointed.

Doug Block
Host

Will be very interested to follow your progress, Jeremy. May be the future of docs, indeed. Good luck with it.

Rida Solano
Fan

animator needed for documentary mocking Disney/media

- need animated original transitions
- lower thirds
- intro/outro
- funny/creative archival segments

Must have previous TV Broadcast credits/extensive experience/ VERY high production value reel

**No Amateurs

Jon Goldman
Pro

In reply to Rida Solano's post on Mon 4 May 2009 : My animation partner and I are interested– you can see one of our recent pieces, now showing at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. <http://thoughtballoonmedia.com/swim2009.mov> which was previously aired on WGBH in 2008.
The award winning "SWING" is here: <http://thoughtballoonmedia.com/swing11.mov> ( slamdance, crossroads film festival)
The collaboration with Jim Uhls, screenwriter of FIGHT CLUB is here: <http://www.thoughtballoonmedia.com/Asrant.mov>
Based on Leo Tolstoy short story ( Called "the greatest of the literature" by James Joyce) "HOW MUCH LAND DOES A MAN NEED?" using archival Russian COLOR images from 1905 a sample of which is here:
<http://www.thoughtballoonmedia.com/howmuchsm2.mov>

Irene Herrera
Pro

We are a nonprofit educational arts organization with more than 100 collaborators in 8 countries and we are looking for volunteers in Beirut to participate in the project. While participation will not be remunerated, the project offers broad, worldwide exposure for collaborators' work and the opportunity to be a part of a growing and dynamic collective of creative and socially-minded filmmakers.

We are mainly interested in female video camera operators (HVR-A1U and V1U) and producers, fixers or production assistants willing to support the logistics. All candidates should preferably be bilingual and available from May 13th to May 16th for the shoot of the GL Project in Lebanon. While the volunteers are not expected to work all these days they must be available all day on May 14th into May 15th and be able to carry out 3 hour continuos shifts of camera work. Although the shoot only takes place during 24 hours we will have at least two preproduction meetings during this time. The project will take place in a Palestinian refugee camp and will feature a young girl.

If you are interested please fill out the following form.

http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=ckw5empVNHdBZkpLUXZJVDc2ZVI4OVE6MA..

For further information please read:

http://globallives.org/community/latestnews

http://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/12296

http://globallives.org/community/node/138

Thank you!

Stephanie Foerster
Pro

Hello there, I'm looking for a web designer and programmer who could build a very clean site with a simple CMS for the client to be able to update news, thumbnail photos, and eventually short video clips. The topic is forest carbon markets and mitigating climate change. Ideally I'd like to work with someone who can polish our design and build the front and back end--and be able to talk about both aspects clearly to non-programmers! The rough layout and content are already finished, and the hosting service and url are set up. If interested please email me at spfoerster@watchstepfilms.com.

Gregory Rossi
Pro

In reply to Doug Block's post on Thu 30 Apr 2009 :

I definitely think doc filmmaking is migrating, slowly, in that direction. BURMA VJ (look forward to the May 20 screening) is a step in that direction.

Look forward to seeing how Jeremy's piece works out.

Jo-Anne Velin
Pro

Have you seen the Remix Manifesto produced by the NFB? Google the title, it should give you a good view of the process they are using to create it.

Gregory Rossi
Pro

Thanks for the link. I've seen the first couple chapters before. And my enthusiasm nor the idea isn't anything new, I just keep praising this concept because I'm guessing someone is going to blow up with one of these ideas. Then you know they'll be the original innovator despite all the work that was done before it, but the genre will also become a little more dynamic.

Rida Solano
Fan

Hi John I passed on the message :) thanks for applying!

Tristan Dyer
Pro

http://www.newenglandfilm.com/festival
____________________________________________________
Call for Films: The Online New England Film Festival
Screen Online for 45 days * Audience & Jury Awards * Winners Screen at
Coolidge Corner in Boston * Prizes & more...

The 1st Annual Online New England Film Festival, presented by NewEnglandFilm.com, will launch as an online showcase of selected films from September 1, 2009 through October 15, 2009. The Online New England Film Festival will showcase films under 30 minutes in the following categories: animation, children/family, comedy, documentary,and drama. The films will be selected by NewEnglandFilm.com staff and the festival's esteemed jury. In addition, the festival has partnered with Women in Film Video New England (WIFVNE) who will jury the special category New England Women Above the Line for films under 30
minute produced, directed, or written by a woman or women based in New England.

$25 Regular Deadline: May 15, 2009
$30 Late Deadline: June 1, 2009
$50 Extended (Withoutabox only): June 15, 2009
Note: $5 discount for students with a photocopy of a valid ID and
Withoutabox member plans.

Shelly Helgeson
Fan

Calling all College Students or Recent Grads!

Zohe Film Productions an independent documentary film company, owned by acclaimed filmmaker Jennifer Fox, is seeking post- production interns on their latest feature length documentary, “Learning to Swim.” The film documents a Buddhist Master and his son as they travel the world in hopes of saving their Tibetan culture. Consequently, the footage contains several languages including Tibetan, Italian and English. We greatly need interns who speak Italian and/or possess knowledge in website development, as we are in the beginning stages of creating an online presence for the film.

Some of the many responsibilities include transcribing, subtitling, translating (if applicable) and doing light editing on Avid Xpress Pro as well as some general office duties. Ideal candidates should possess an enthusiasm for nonfiction films and have an interest in post-production. However, previous knowledge of Avid is not necessary.

This is an unpaid internship but those completing a three-month, 20 hour/week commitment will receive a credit in the film as well as a professional recommendation from Ms. Fox.

Interested applicants should email a resume and concise cover letter to shelly@zohefilms.com. Please include POST PRODUCTION INTERN “YOUR NAME” in the subject line.

Erica Ginsberg
Host

For Washington DC/Baltimore-area filmmakers...

Seminar on Legal Issues for Filmmakers
Saturday, June 6 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
at the Docs In Progress Documentary House in Silver Spring, MD

Knowing a few legal basics can make the difference between watching your work on the big screen or seeing your big dreams go up in smoke. Legal issues arise in every aspect of film production. This workshop, led by media and entertainment lawyer Laura Possessky, is designed to teach film professionals about key legal issues and concepts to navigate common legal problems and to determine when legal counsel may become necessary. Core concepts of copyright, contracts and business law will be covered. This is an interactive program with class exercises and discussions. Participants are encouraged to submit requests for discussion topics in advance and to come to the workshop with questions – lots of them!

Space is limited to 12 participants so register early. Cost: $150 includes light refreshments. Docs In Progress is located in downtown Silver Spring, walking distance from the Silver Spring Metro and with convenient free parking on Saturdays.

Visit our website for more details and to register: http://www.docsinprogress.org

Jennifer Yoo
Fan

TRICKLE UP
Freelance Video Producer/Editor
India Short Documentary (Bengali/English subtitles)

About Trickle Up:
Founded in 1979, Trickle Up empowers people living on less than $1 a day to take the first steps out of poverty, providing them with resources to build microenterprises for a better quality of life. In partnership with local agencies, we offer very poor people business training and seed capital to launch or expand a microenterprise, and savings support to build assets. Trickle Up works with partner agencies in 8 countries in Asia, Africa, and the Americas. In 2009, we will help start or expand nearly 11,000 businesses, improving the lives of 60,000 people around the world. Trickle Up’s annual budget is approximately $5 million, and we have headquarters in New York City and field offices in India, Mali, Uganda and Guatemala.

The Opportunity:
Trickle Up seeks a freelance video producer/editor for a short documentary project featuring our CGAP project in India. The producer will report to the Communications Officer in and work in collaboration with our Asia program team headquartered in New York.

This project will be the second in a series of three short films documenting several participants and their families over the course of a three-year project in West Bengal, India that helps people living in extreme poverty start sustainable livelihoods. Filming has already been completed; this project will require editing the captured footage to produce part two of the series. The final video should be about 10 minutes in length and consistent in style with the first video in the series. Click here to view the first video (“Trickle Up India: A Family Portrait”).

The Person:
• Candidates MUST be fluent in both Bengali and English, as the footage is filmed in Bengali and will require translation into English
• Ideal candidates will demonstrate strong work experience in production, timeliness and attention to detail
• A demonstrated interest in international development is preferred.
• Time in the office is possible, but not required beyond project check-ins
• Bachelor’s degree required; graduate-level degree or current enrollment in graduate program preferred

Salary and benefits:
This is a paid, short-term freelance position from May-July 2009. Benefits are not included in the compensation for this position. To Apply This position is currently vacant. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until May 31st. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to freelanceproducer@trickleup.org with your name in the subject line. If samples of your video work are available online, please send a link as well. We will only contact those individuals we are interested in interviewing. Please, no phone calls.

Trickle Up is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value a diverse workforce and extend equal opportunity to all applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status or disability. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Andrea Feder
Pro

For Montreal Area Filmmakers:

Registration open for the 7th edition of the 2880 Film Blitz! Go to 2880.ca today to register.

Montreal’s premier 48-hour filmmaking contest, the 2880 Film Blitz, is back for its 7th annual showcase of our city’s biggest and brightest cinematic wild childs! From May 29 to 31, 12 teams will take part in a feverish race against the clock to write, shoot and edit a 5-minute short film in under 2880 minutes. The event caps off with a gala screening on Sunday, May 31st at Club Soda (1225 Saint-Laurent), where jury and audience prizes will be awarded to the finest films. The 2009 jury is comprised of Brett Gaylor (Director, RIP: Remix Manifesto), Dany Lennon (Programmer, Prends Ça Court!), Marie-Anne Raulet (Executive Director, RIDM) and Natalia Wysocka (Film Editor, ICI / Famous Québec).

2880 Film Blitz’s Producers have chosen documentary and its offbeat cousin the mockumentary as the genres of choice for this special Doc or Mock? edition of the contest, as all shorts produced must fit into one of the aforementioned genres. The Blitz is always made all the more nerve-racking for contestants thanks to a secret theme and object that they must incorporate into their films…and which are only revealed once the countdown begins at 7 p.m. on May 29!

2880 Film Blitz
Doc or Mock? Edition

Sunday, May 31 – 7:00 PM
Club Soda (1225 Saint-Laurent)

The 2880 Film Blitz is the flagship fundraising event for the Quebec branch of DOC (Documentary Organization of Canada) – the non-profit professional and advocacy organization that supports independent documentary filmmakers of all stripes through lobbying, workshop and visibility initiatives. (http://www.docquebec.ca) The Doc or Mock? edition makes all the more sense given that DOC Québec is the organization responsible for selecting the short list of contenders for the Jutra Awards’ annual Best Documentary Prize.
The Blitz’s official rules and registration forms, complete list of prizes and sponsors, as well as the winning films from previous editions, are available at www.2880.ca

Felix Endara
Pro

DocuClub in May: Wednesday, May 27, 7 p.m.

DocuClub is holding its May screening on Wednesday, May 27, at the beautiful new theater facilities of the 92YTribeca, located at 200 Hudson Street (at Canal). You can take the E, 1, or 6 trains to Canal.

Our moderator will be Yance Ford. Ford is Series Producer of P.O.V. and has been instrumental in curating the acclaimed documentary film series on PBS for seven years. Ford works closely with P.O.V.’s executive director to evaluate films submitted to P.O.V., oversees P.O.V.’s annual call for entries, and coordinates P.O.V.’s annual programming advisory board. Privately, Ford is a Programming Associate, Documentary Features for the Sundance Film Festival and serves on the IFW Advisory Committee. She is also a consultant and pre screener for Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, True/False, and Newport International Film Festival among others. She has served on juries at Full Frame, Silverdocs, and ITVS, appeared on panels at True/False, Sunny Side of the Doc and mentored emerging filmmakers at the NALIP Producer’s Academy. A graduate of Hamilton College and the production workshop at Third World Newsreel, Ford is currently in development on her first film, a documentary film about race and murder in the suburbs of New York City.

We are excited to be screening PARTING THE WATERS Co-directed and co-produced by Josh Waletzky and longtime DocuClub member Jenny Levison. Despite the fact that swimming pools have been racially integrated for over fifty years, two thirds of black and Latino children still can’t swim. PARTING THE WATERS follows African-American Olympic swimmers Maritza Correia and Cullen Jones, and three talented young black and Latino swimmers coming up behind them, in a fish-out-of water story that takes place in the water. You can see a trailer of the film at: dotellproductions.com/site/partingthewaters.

Josh Waletzky, Director, Editor and Co-Producer, is a highly acclaimed documentary filmmaker who has made dozens of films that probe deep into the lives of people caught in social and cultural crossroads. His extensive body of documentary work includes Academy Award-nominated Music For The Movies: Bernard Herrmann, Image Before My Eyes, Partisans Of Vilna, Sacred Stage: The Marinsky Theater, and Shaker Heights: Struggle For Integration.

Producer, Co-Director and Writer Jenny Levison is a screenwriter, playwright, and filmmaker who specializes in the use of arts media in social justice organizing. Her writing and production credits include the CD of Mexican and Mexican American labor music, Nuestras Voces Se Levantan Para la Justicia; the musical theater work Shtil, Mayn Corazon- A Yiddish Tango Cabaret; the documentary films Niel and Phil and Live Free or Dye; and the satiric media campaign Billionaires for Bush (or Gore).

Please note special admission details: Admission is free for current DocuClub members and $8 for non-members.

We expect a full house, so it is strongly advised that non-members purchase advance tickets here:

www.92y.org/shop/event_detail.asp?productid=T-MM5FM22

If you are a DocuClub member and plan to attend, please RSVP to: docuclub@artsengine.net.

Membership is an annual $50 and it includes free admission to all DocuClub events. It takes five minutes to join online:

www.artsengine.net/store/#tools_consul

About DocuClub
DocuClub is Arts Engine’s monthly film screening series of works-in-progress documentaries.

Carey Davidson
Fan

Job title: Documentary Filmmaker
Organization name: Imagine Project, Inc. http://imagineproject.org
Location of job: New York City
Last date of receiving volunteer applications: Open
Contact details for receiving applications: cdavidson@imagineproject.org

About Imagine Project
THE IMAGINE PROJECT Inc., is a not for profit 501(c) 3 corporation founded in 1992, dedicated to nurturing a child’s creativity through the arts. Through the design and delivery of creative and performing arts programs to inner city children in homeless shelters, community centers and NYC public schools, we create and facilitate a safe environment for children to explore and engage their creative energy.

The Opportunity
This past winter, the Imagine Project submitted a children’s musical to the 2009 New York International Fringe Festival, the largest multi-arts festival in North America, and last week, we were notified that our submission won one of three spots in the FringeJR program. The show will be cast with at least 50% homeless shelter kids. This as an outstanding opportunity for a talented filmmaker to capture a unique, exciting narrative chronicling the experience of talented children living under daunting circumstances as they endeavor to pull off a professional musical at the New York International Fringe Festival.

This is an unpaid opportunity, as the Imagine Project is a low budget organization with the bulk of our funding going toward our youth programs. However, we would be willing to discuss covering some small portion of the costs. The filmmaker should be available to start as soon as possible and will work approximately 3-4 hours per week through the week of 8/14/09.

Requirements
The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in documentary filmmaking, preferably with directly related subject matter. Timeliness and attention to detail required. Access to up to date equipment and financiers is preferable.

Apply
Qualified applicants send a cover letter and resume to cdavidson@imagineproject.org with links to samples of your work available online.

Jason Rosette
Fan

>> Submissions for CAMBOFEST: Film, Video, and Animation Festival of Cambodia now tax-deductible [for US filmmakers at least] <<

*Submit via hardcopy entry form on our submissions page at:
http://www.cambofest.com/submit/submit.html

*Remit your entry fee through Media Alliance, our fiscal sponsor (per instructions on submission page @ http://media-alliance.stores.yahoo.net/restoolandte.html)

*Send your DVD screeners and printout from the Media Alliance online portal to us in Cambodia:

CAMBOFEST
Attn: Jason Rosette & Phun Sokunthearith
PO Box 707
12000 Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA

ALSO: We're still in urgent need of virtual volunteers, advisors, and financial & in-kind support. We've been able to make up the difference in the past through external revenue and teaching gigs, but the global meltdown has hit us hard, and there are far fewer support gigs out here than there are in the developed world.

Please see our support page at:

http://cameradosocialissue.blogspot.com/

...for more details, and to find out how you can help!

Ar'kun Ch'ran, D-Word

JR, Mr. Tol, and the CamboFest Team

Mitchell Block
Pro

I'm doing two workshops for the International Documentary Association on funding May 30 and 31.

Financing and Producing Documentaries in on May 30. This class provides a solid overview of funding for docs.

http://docworkshop0530.eventbrite.com/

Documentary Tune Up, Looks at Projects and addresses how to make them "sell." This workshop features Eva Orner who produced the TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE and GONZO: THE LIFE AND WORK OF DR. HUNTER S. THOMPSON.

The focus will be on one-offs and features.

http://docworkshop0531.eventbrite.com/

D-Word Members may take the classes at the IDA member fee.

Yixi Villar
Fan

Hi.. how are you? I am looking for a paid position in production or post production on a documentary film project. I have a BA in Television Production and have experience in Television and Film. If your interested i will send you my resume and a bio.
Thank you for your time.

All the best,
Yixi

Jonathan Bland
Fan

Hi Folks,
Any doc other filmmakers out there living and working in Mumbai....? India?

John Burgan
Host

Jonathan, the best thing to do is to do a search of D-Word members by country – to get there just click on the "People" link at the top left of this page and then select "Advanced Search"

You'll see that we have quite a few members in Mumbai, although not many regulars.

Doug Block
Host

And no need to double post, Jonathan. People will find your post in the appropriate topic, to be sure.

Rochelle Rose
Fan

I am a student who wishes to view the film, Learning to Swallow by Danielle Beverly.
Does anyone know how to get a copy or if Danielle Beverly sees this post reply and give me some ideas!?
My teacher was thoroughly impressed with this film and will give me extra credit if I can even find it!
Thanks!

Danielle Beverly
Pro

Rochelle, please email me off list and I'd be pleased to help! dannabev at yahoo dot com

Ben Bach
Pro

Anyone need a hand during production any time in the next month and a half? Camera, sound, lighting, I can do it all, and I have a PD-170 package if you need a 2nd camera (or first!). I am completely open, schedule wise, and would love to pick some gigs up! Just finished a nonfiction piece for Huggies as assistant story editor: www.pull-upspottyproject.com and here's a link to my camera work: www.kenfrenchmedia.com.

I appreciate the consideration!

-Ben

Evan Schlossberg
Pro

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Please contact edsjaa@juno.com if you need anything transcribed.
Thanks!

Dan Gasiewski
Fan

A national competition seeking the best videos, photographs, and stories describing how individuals, families and communities are managing during these hard times.

One of the unexpected outcomes of the Great Depression was a decade of creative outpouring that covered the U.S. map. Under the auspices of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), thousands of artists fanned across the country documenting the experiences of everyday Americans as they worked to maintain their families, their communities, and their way of life in the face of a national economic crisis.

Now, as Americans are again experiencing financial hardship and uncertainty, First Person Arts invites artists to document how this generation of Americans is coping.

Inspired by the artists of the WPA, who documented the experiences of Americans in every part of the country, First Person Arts is asking artists to help craft the first draft of the history of our era by capturing, in photographs, on video, or in writing, the stories of America and its people during these difficult times.

Our goal is to gather stories from all 50 states.

Artists:
We are looking for short memoirs and essays, documentary films, and photographs that depict Americans from all walks of life. We are especially interested in stories that are unique to your family, your community, your town, your region – that capture the idiosyncratic things that are happening where you live – the slices of life that, taken together, will give us a First Person picture of America in 2009 – the good, the bad, the ugly and the beautiful.

Guidelines:
Writing submissions – up to 2,500 words.
Film and video submissions – up to five minutes, excluding credits.
Photography submissions – may include up to five photographs, with or without accompanying text of up to 100 words per image.

Submission deadline: June 30, 2009

Finalists in each category (writing, film, and photography) will be featured on the First Person Arts website (www.firstpersonarts.org) and at the First Person Festival of Memoir and Documentary Art, November 4-8, 2009. First place winners in each genre will be invited to Philadelphia to participate in the festival. A cash prize will be awarded to the best story overall.

Competition website: www.hardtimes.firstpersonarts.org

Evan Schlossberg
Pro

Miranda,

I do know your sister! In fact I went to prom with her all those years ago and just last year she helped me and our friends win the Coney Island Sand Sculpture contest. How funny! Definitely email me. I was actually going to email you after I found out you worked on IOUSA because I've been working as an associate producer and assisstant editor for a company doing a doc on the financial crisis.

Great to see you here!

Miranda Yousef
Pro

Sounds good--definitely e-mail me.

To everyone else-especially in LA-do you know of anyone seeking a feature editor? I've got a couple of things that have been up in the air for a while, and need to nail something down.

Thanks,
- Miranda

Ben Kempas
Pro

Our documentary UPSTREAM BATTLE is playing at DOXA in Vancouver B.C. this Saturday at 12:30pm.

A coalition of Native Americans battle to force the removal of dams owned by billionaire Warren Buffett that have devastated the salmon population on California's Klamath River. The hydro-power dams contributed to one of the worst fish die-offs in U.S. history and continue to turn the water into a toxic soup. 'If the fish are sick, we're sick,' says Merv George of the Hoopa Tribe. To rescue their river and save their culture, Merv and his combatants first travel to Scotland, then to the richest man in the United States. The dam owners praise hydro power as a low-cost, climate-friendly source of energy, a valuable resource they say they couldn't afford to lose. Yet, the tribes may soon trigger the largest dam removal project in history.

The film has been shown at more than 25 festivals, including the Toronto International Film Festival. It won a Human Rights Award, Best Environmental Film, and most recently, the EarthVision Grand Jury Prize in Santa Cruz.

More about the film:
http://www.upstreambattle.com

Become a fan of the film on Facebook to get news about the dam removal campaign and to be notified when and where you can see the film:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Upstream-Battle/8732137676

Event information for the DOXA screening:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=76905593004

DOXA website for info and tickets:
http://www.doxafestival.ca/festival/films/upstream_battle.html

Andrew David Watson
Pro

Just wanted to say how awesome everyone is at First Person Arts. There contest and events are always a blast!

Dan Gasiewski
Fan

Thanks Andrew, I enjoy all the events and contests as well!!!!

Josh Dinner
Fan

T H E // P E R S O N A L // H I S T O R Y // P R O J E C T//

The Personal History Project TM
is a service that provides people with an affordable and convenient opportunity to capture their life’s story on video and preserved on a DVD that will last forever. Each Personal Documentary is a high quality video production that integrates photographs, home movies, and an in-depth interview shot in the comfort of your own home!

We are currently in production in California. If you or your family would like more information, please visit www.EarthrisePictures.com and click on “The Personal History Project" or e-mail Josh at josh@earthrisepictures.com.

Riley Morton
Pro

yeah, don't they degrade and become unplayable in a decade or two?

Robert Goodman
Pro

actually computer burned DVDs have a shelf life of 3-5 years.

Marj Safinia
Host

Wanted to let all D-Worders know about this month's IDA Doc U event, an Evening with Ross Kauffman, director of the Academy Award winning documentary Born Into Brothels

I'll be moderating a conversation with Ross in a small, intimate setting with lots of opportunities to ask questions and mingle. Ross will be talking about the journey of "Born into Brothels" from concept to screen to Oscar and discussing challenges, tips, and advice for shooting in foreign countries, co-directing, the value of mentors, making the move from documentary into narrative and the evolution of a career that starts with an Oscar for your first film.

Space is very limited so I suggest buying tickets early. The event takes place on Thursday June 11th at the Kodak Screening Room in Hollywood at 7pm. You can read more and book your tix here

Felix Endara
Pro

DocuClub in June: Tuesday, June 23, 7 p.m.

Our next DocuClub screening will take place on Tuesday, June 23, 7 p.m., at The Tank, located at 354 West 45th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues, near Times Square).

Our moderator will be Irene Villaseñor. She is an independent media professional and non-profit consultant. She got her start in media as a youth producer at Educational Video Center where she produced her first documentary, Out Youth In Schools, which was broadcast locally on PBS. From 2000 to 2008, she served as the Youth Views Director at P.O.V., the longest running nonfiction film series on television. At P.O.V., Villaseñor trained youth across the country in how to use independently produced media to promote dialogue and action in their communities and contributed to building national outreach campaigns for P.O.V. broadcasts. She has served as an advisor for the Ford Foundation, Kentucky Foundation for Women, Tribeca Film Institute and the Women, Action and the Media Conference at MIT.

We will screen "Ultimate Christian Wrestling" by Jae-Ho Chang and Tara Autovino. The documentary follows disenchanted former pro-wrestlers Billy Jack (“God’s Property”), Rob Adonis (“The Modern Day Warrior”), and Justin Dirt (“The Custodial Crippler”) as they try to find a new way to combine their passion with ministry. "Ultimate Christian Wrestling" was awarded Honorable Mention at the Tribeca All-Access Creative Promise Awards in 2007.

Jae-Ho Chang attended the Rhode Island School of Design where he studied Film, Video and Animation. He is now completing his final year of studies in the graduate film program at New York University. In 2005, he was nominated for the IDA/David L. Wolper Student Documentary Achievement Award for his documentary "Love to Hate, Hate to Love." Two years later, his film "The Last Vacation" was awarded the Craft Award for Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Acting, and was selected as a Wasserman Finalist at New York University’s First Run Film Festival. Chang is also a recipient of the Martin Scorsese Young Filmmakers Scholarship and the Ang Lee Scholarship Award.

Co-director Tara Autovino received her B.A. in philosophy from Hunter College. She is a recipient of the Dean’s Fellowship at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she is completing her final year in the graduate film program. Her short, "For a Swim with the Fish," premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival.

Admission is free for current DocuClub members and $5 for non-members.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to: docuclub@artsengine.net.

Membership is an annual $50 and it includes free admission to all DocuClub events. It takes five minutes to join online:

www.artsengine.net/store/#tools_consul

About DocuClub
DocuClub is Arts Engine’s monthly film screening series of works-in-progress documentaries. For more info, please go to: www.docuclub.org.

Follow us on Twitter!
Stay abreast of DocuClub’s latest: twitter.com/docuclub.

About The Tank
The Tank is a non-profit arts presenter whose mission is to provide a welcoming, creative, collaborative, and affordable environment for artists and activists engaged in the pursuit of new ideas. Through a wide range of low-cost, high-concept arts and public affairs programming, The Tank seeks to cultivate a new generation of audience for live performance, civic discourse, and the work of emerging artists.

Sara Jane Keskula
Fan

Dear Colleagues:

The National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture invites you to join us in Boston from August 26 – 29 for Commonwealth, NAMAC’s biennial convening for media and visual arts leaders, practitioners, researchers, technologists, advocates, scholars, students, funders, and policymakers.

Come to share your experiences and pool your knowledge as we convene across networks within the arts, media and culture fields, to cross-pollinate ideas and chart an innovative path forward.

Register Now: www.namac.org/conference

Join us for 3 incredible days of:

  • Big Idea Discussions about policy developments in arts and media; arts as economic development; new and emerging media technologies; arts and social change…

  • Best Practice Presentations highlighting creative uses of technology, funding strategies, resource sharing among organizations…

  • Skill Building Workshops in social media and Web 2.0+, organizational leadership, policy advocacy, and monetizing media and arts in the digital age…

  • “Open Space” discussions, both structured and unstructured, on the hot-topics that YOU are eager to discuss with your peers…

  • A Media Arts Town Hall Meeting, where we gather for a dialogue to clarify our community’s priorities for policy and advocacy…

  • Meet & greets with Funders, where you can converse directly with grant makers…

  • Tours of Boston’s most exciting media and arts organizations and landmarks by bus, foot, bike, and even boat …

  • Fun parties, including a reception at the Massachusetts State House and a closing party at the new Institute for Contemporary Art building, designed by award-winning architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro.

Register Now! (http://www.namac.org/conference)

We look forward to welcoming you to Boston!

P.S. Have Questions? Comments? Concerns? Check out our web site www.namac.org/conference or contact conference@namac.org

Marj Safinia
Host

Reminder for LA D-Folk – An Evening with Ross Kauffman moderated by yours truly (I've always wanted to play James Lipton) tomorrow night in Hollywood. Buy tix in advance to save on the price. Brought to you by the IDA

Niam Itani
Host

Maybe he needed a female friend and then things happened in Swat 8-)

Ernesto Ardito
Fan

Hi, we are Virna and Ernesto from Argentina. We are pleased to inform you that the DVD of our new documentary Heart of the Factory, is now available. The acquisition can be made through the PayPal system, from all over the world. The film is about the workers of Zanon Ceramic in Argentina. They take the factory in their own hands when the owner closes it. They start to produce ceramics again, but without bosses. We were living and filming inside the factory for 2 years. You can find all the information at: www.cdfdoc.com.ar

HEART OF THE FACTORY
a film by Virna Molina and Ernesto Ardito

SYNOPSIS:

In Argentina, the workers of Zanon Ceramic take the factory in their own hands when the owner closes it. They start to produce ceramics again, but without bosses.
Now, they feel free. They’ve found in their work a way to grow humanly. But at the same time, they have to assume a series of responsibilities and challenges. Usually, this provokes serious arguments among them or with themselves. During that process, the workers had to study and to overcome themselves in order to solve all the problems linked to the areas of production. Through the democratic assembly, they found a way to support their organisation and learn how to take their own decisions in the management. In a country devastated by an economic debacle, they created two hundred new jobs. Now they are 470 people working in the factory. Together with 5,000 Neuquen’s inhabitants who support them, workers have resisted four attempts of evictions. They do not consider themselves as the new owners of the ceramic factory: on the contrary, they consider the Neuquén community as the only owner. And they give back in donations to the most needed sectors the surplus that the factory produces. This is a permanent challenge where every day they have to fight against a political and economic system that tries to boycott them. Their biggest obstacle though does not come from the outside. It is about their own fears inculcated by this society. Although many of them do not know it, if they win the battle in their consciences they will open the door to build a completely different world.

AWARDS:

First Kodak Award to Best Latin American Project
Mexico City International Contemporary Film Festival (FICCO-Cinemex).
Best Documentary Film
Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO).
Special Jury Prize
Catalunya Latinamerican Film Festival (Spain).

The film was selected in the official section of the following film festivals:

International Documentary Festival of Amsterdam (IDFA- The Netherlands), La Habana International Festival of the New Latin American Cinema (Cuba), Mexico City International Contemporary Film Festival (M̩xico), Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival (Greece), San Diego Latino Film Festival (USA), BAFICI РBuenos Aires International Independent Film Festival (Argentina), Reykjavik Shorts&Docs Film Festival (Iceland), 1001 International Documentary Film Festival (Turkey), Valdivia International Film Festival (Chile), Festival de Biarritz (France), Trieste Latinamerican Film Festival (Italy), Latin American Film Festival of Catalunia (Spain), African, Asian and Latin American Film Festival of Milan (Italy).

The film was possible with the financial support of:

Jan Vrijman Fund – IDFA – International Documentary Festival of Amsterdam (Holland).
Heart of the Factory was awarded with the Grant for Production an Postproduction.

Alter-cine Fondation (Canada).
Heart of the Factory was awarded with the annual grant of the fund

La Base, Avi Lewis and Naomi Klein, ...and with the solidarity of many people and organizations from all over the world that helped us to finish the film through the pre buy of the DVD during the filming.

More information and trailer at:
WWW.CDFDOC.COM.AR
Official Website

From this page you can also buy our other film Raymundo, about the argentine filmmaker,
Raymundo Gleyzer, kidnnaped and murdered by military dictatorship in 1976. The website is www.filmraymundo.com.ar
This documentary won 16 international awards.

Chandler Griffin
Pro

2 Week Documentary Workshop – Mississippi Delta
Start Date:  September 20th, 2009

This 2-week HDV workshop is designed for photojournalists who are looking to make the move to videojournalism and the web, new documentary filmmakers who want to launch their careers in web and television documentaries and for those with experience in some aspects of filmmaking that are looking to expand their skill, understanding and mastery of the whole process.  Producers, cinematographers, editors and writers with narrative experience who are considering working in non-fiction filmmaking are also encouraged to enroll.

Students will learn all aspects of the process including the importance of the still image, HDV camera, compact lighting methods, field sound, field editing and how to weave the story.  To view an extended version of the course description, visit our website at www.barefootworkshops.org.  

This is one of many workshops that Barefoot will be running in 2009.  In addition to the Mississippi Delta, check out our website to learn more about our workshops in Africa and how you can participate.

Homepage: www.barefootworkshops.org
Contact: chandler@barefootworkshops.org
Tuition: $2,250.00 (includes tuition, housing and food)

Past Equipment Sponsors:  Apple, Canon, Tekserve, Bogen, Gitzo, Kata, Tiffen, Sennheiser, Anton Bauer, Lowel, D&M Professional

Barefoot Workshops is a New York City-based not-for-profit 501(c)3, founded by Chandler Griffin in 2004, that offers short, intensive workshops around the world in narrative and documentary filmmaking. We assist organizations and individuals to use media, music and the arts, to accelerate progress and program goals in areas such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, conflict resolution, resettlement, youth empowerment, civil rights, and democracy building. We have worked with partners as diverse as UNESCO, Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation, The U.S. State Department and The Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI), to pioneer new formats and “media templates” that reinforce citizen-led, community-owned solutions to these challenges.

The main goal of Barefoot Workshops is to equip students with the knowledge and confidence to use sophisticated equipment while having a foundation that allows a person to create beautiful images regardless of the tools. At Barefoot, growing and learning as a filmmaker means growing and learning as an individual.
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4 Week Documentary Workshop – Cape Town, South Africa
Start Date: November 15th, 2009

Take a workshop with Barefoot and make a difference in the world by using your knowledge together with HDV technology. Create skills that will allow you to continue making positive change anywhere and everywhere.

This class is structured for individuals who are interested in mixing travel, social activism, and HDV documentary filmmaking into one amazing month in Cape Town, South Africa. The workshop is set up for the adventurers who feel the pull to use their skills to contribute to a grassroots non-profit organization (NGO) in sub-Saharan Africa. Subject matter is not limited to NGO stories. Cape Town is rich with stories that have not been told.

Possible topics: Environment, cuisine, HIV/AIDS, music, agriculture, orphans, building sustainable communities and civil rights.

Students should have some experience with video and editing. If you are interested in the workshop and have never worked with video, please just write and let us know.

This 4-week workshop is designed for new documentary filmmakers who want to launch their careers in film and television documentaries or for those with experience in some aspects of filmmaking that are looking to expand their skill, understanding and mastery of the whole process. Producers, cinematographers, editors and writers with narrative experience who are considering working in non-fiction filmmaking are also encouraged to enroll. This workshop is ideal for working professionals who want to develop important skills, which will allow them to work with other filmmakers.

Students will learn all aspects of the process including the importance of the still image, HDV camera, compact lighting methods, field sound, field editing and how to weave the story.  To view an extended version of the course description, visit our website at www.barefootworkshops.org.  

This is one of many workshops that Barefoot will be running in 2009.  In addition to the Cape Town, South Africa, check out our website to learn more about our other workshops and how you can participate.

Homepage: www.barefootworkshops.org
Contact: chandler@barefootworkshops.org
Tuition: $3,850.00 (includes tuition, housing and food)

Past Equipment Sponsors:  Apple, Canon, Tekserve, Bogen, Gitzo, Kata, Tiffen, Sennheiser, Anton Bauer, Lowel, D&M Professional

Barefoot Workshops is a New York City-based not-for-profit 501(c)3, founded by Chandler Griffin in 2004, that offers short, intensive workshops around the world in narrative and documentary filmmaking. We assist organizations and individuals to use media, music and the arts, to accelerate progress and program goals in areas such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, conflict resolution, resettlement, youth empowerment, civil rights, and democracy building. We have worked with partners as diverse as UNESCO, Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation, The U.S. State Department and The Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI), to pioneer new formats and “media templates” that reinforce citizen-led, community-owned solutions to these challenges.

The main goal of Barefoot Workshops is to equip students with the knowledge and confidence to use sophisticated equipment while having a foundation that allows a person to create beautiful images regardless of the tools. At Barefoot, growing and learning as a filmmaker means growing and learning as an individual.

Dan Gasiewski
Fan

A national competition seeking the best videos, photographs, and stories describing how individuals, families and communities are managing during these hard times.

One of the unexpected outcomes of the Great Depression was a decade of creative outpouring that covered the U.S. map. Under the auspices of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), thousands of artists fanned across the country documenting the experiences of everyday Americans as they worked to maintain their families, their communities, and their way of life in the face of a national economic crisis.

Now, as Americans are again experiencing financial hardship and uncertainty, First Person Arts invites artists to document how this generation of Americans is coping.

Inspired by the artists of the WPA, who documented the experiences of Americans in every part of the country, First Person Arts is asking artists to help craft the first draft of the history of our era by capturing, in photographs, on video, or in writing, the stories of America and its people during these difficult times.

Our goal is to gather stories from all 50 states.

Artists:
We are looking for short memoirs and essays, documentary films, and photographs that depict Americans from all walks of life. We are especially interested in stories that are unique to your family, your community, your town, your region – that capture the idiosyncratic things that are happening where you live – the slices of life that, taken together, will give us a First Person picture of America in 2009 – the good, the bad, the ugly and the beautiful.

Guidelines:
Writing submissions – up to 2,500 words.
Film and video submissions – up to five minutes, excluding credits.
Photography submissions – may include up to five photographs, with or without accompanying text of up to 100 words per image.

Submission deadline: Was: June 30, 2009 Now extended: July 15,2009

Finalists in each category (writing, film, and photography) will be featured on the First Person Arts website (www.firstpersonarts.org) and at the First Person Festival of Memoir and Documentary Art, November 4-8, 2009. First place winners in each genre will be invited to Philadelphia to participate in the festival. A cash prize will be awarded to the best story overall.

Competition website: www.hardtimes.firstpersonarts.org

Linelle Schultz
Fan

Be Discovered in HOLLYWOOD! Great Networking Opportunity!
http://www.hollywoodfestival.com

The 13th Annual Hollywood Film Festival is now open for submissions in the following genres: Features (drama & comedy), Docs, Shorts, and Music Videos!

Visit Hollywood FILM Festival, Hollywood COMEDY Film Festival, Hollywood HORROR Film Festival and Hollywood MUSIC VIDEO Awards to submit.
http://www.hollywoodfestival.com

P.S. Hustle and Flow’s Craig Brewer was discovered at the HFF!

Also, follow the Hollywood Film Festival on Facebook to get the latest updates on all our events coming up this summer:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Beverly-Hills-CA/Hollywood-Film-Festival/44778704966?ref=share

Erica Ginsberg
Host

Docs In Progress Rough Cut Screening in Washington DC Friday, July 10
Join us for a screening and feedback session for the following films:

BACK UP! concrete diaries (15 minute excerpt)
by Monique Hazeur and Nijla Mumin
Sidewalks, street crossings, corridors, and hallways are hostile territory where women and girls experience verbal assault from men on a daily basis. How are women fighting back and defining their own personal and public spaces?

KEEPING THE KIBBUTZ (60 minute rough cut)
by Ben Crosbie and Tessa Moran
An examination of the challenges of a community in transition from the perspective of members of an Israeli kibbutz who are facing the inevitable end of their communal living experience.

WHEN?
Friday, July 10, 2009
7:00-10:00 pm

WHERE?
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

COST?
$5 suggested donation. Cash only at the door or order tickets online in advance. Visit our website at http://www.docsinprogress.org to order tickets in advance.

Special thanks to The Documentary Center at George Washington University for sponsoring our Washington DC screenings.

Reva Goldberg
Pro

Film Fellowship Opportunity, Cinereach's Reach Film Fellowship

Deadline July 15th
www.thereachfilmfellowship.com

The Reach Film Fellowship is a granting program supporting filmmakers who have recently completed a film studies program (or who have an equally rigorous, self-taught background) and are producing socially relevant short films.

Four fellows are selected per year to receive a $5,000 grant, production support from sponsors, mentorship, workshops, career coaching and industry exposure.

Every year, one fellow is awarded an additional achievement award of $5,000 for his/her next film, or for the distribution and exhibition of his or her Reach film.

In 2009, we will consider applications from filmmakers who have (or will have) graduated from film school in 2008 or 2009, and who will live or stay in the New York Tri-State Area during the course of the Fellowship cycle. Self-taught filmmakers, please email us to discuss your eligibility.

Irene Herrera
Pro

Global Lives South-Central Asia shoot: Seeking collaborators

The Global Lives Project is planning a shoot in South-Central Asia for August/September 2009. We will be recording the life story and 24 hours in the life of an as-yet-to-be-selected person from one of the following countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan or Uzbekistan. The subject will be age 10 or younger and will come from a religious community outside of the world’s major religions. See the subject selection page on the Global Lives website for more details on the proposed subject profile.

We are a nonprofit educational arts organization with more than 250 collaborators in 8 countries and we are looking for volunteers in South-Central Asia to participate in the project. While participation will not be remunerated, the project offers broad, worldwide exposure for collaborators’ work and the opportunity to be a part of a growing and dynamic collective of creative and socially-minded filmmakers. While our current priority is to find a Producer, we need all of the following types of people and organizations:

Partner institutions – We are looking to partner with a university’s communications department, a museum, a video production studio, or any other cultural institution interested in being involved in the shoot from start to finish, and also with organizing an exhibition in the future.
Co-director/producer – Involved in subject selection process from the beginning, making preparations for shoot on the ground. Approximately 6-8 days total of time commitment including preparations and shoot. Also involved in post-production.

Camera operator – Commitment for the day of the shoot only + transportation time. Works usually in 2-person teams for 8-hour shifts.

Photographer – Day of shoot only + transport, 8 or 12-hour shifts.
Production assistant (good position for a film student) – Providing support throughout selection process to the director/producers with preparations for shoot. Commitment to assist with post-production also helpful.

Interpreter/translator – Needed for the day of the shoot as well as for pre- and post-production.

Crew Members
We already have three experienced Global Lives Project volunteers ready to join with local collaborators to produce the shoot:

Nobuhiro Awata
Nobuhiro Awata is an experienced video producer and director, photographer and audio technician. Born and raised in Japan, Nobuhiro lived in New York City for five years and now is living in Taipei where he is studying for a degree in Computer Science. Nobuhiro was a co-Producer of the Global Lives Japan shoot in 2007 and a camera operator and still photographer for the Global Lives China shoot in 2008.

Chieko Kato
Chieko Kato is from a small, traditional city called Takayama in the mountains of Japan. From a young age Chieko was eager to see the world, and made it her mission to travel at every chance she gets. In between extended bouts of travel, she studied commercial photography and worked for 5 years in New York as a freelance photographer, photographer’s assistant, and photo retoucher. In 2007, she returned to Japan and has been working as a freelance photographer, producer and interpreter for small video shoots, and as a studio assistant. She participated in the Global Lives Japan shoot in 2007, as a still photographer and production assistant and again as a still photographer on the Global Lives China shoot in 2008.

Hes Mundt
Hes has been a freelance cameraman for 19 years, working for Dutch National TV and public stations like the VPRO, NPS. He has shot a number of documentaries on political subjects and music. Hes was a cameraman on the Global Lives Serbia shoot in 2009.
http://www.hesmundt.nl
http://current.com/items/88845093/idp_camp_in_naivasha_kenya.htm

Local team members will also be asked to provide camera and sound equipment.
To find out more, check out our website at http://globallives.org and send an email to production [at] globallives [dot] org. Emails will be understood easily if sent in English, Russian, Spanish or French. If you can translate this email to any other language, please do and send it along freely!

Felix Endara
Pro

DocuClub CALL-FOR-ENTRIES: September 2009

DocuClub is seeking submissions for 2009.

Every month at DocuClub a filmmaker presents a rough cut of her film to DocuClub members and the public. A facilitated discussion follows each screening. Past films that have been shown at DocuClub include "Born Into Brothels" (Academy Award for Best Documentary, 2004), "Prodigal Sons" (Telluride Film Festival 2008), and "Disturbing the Universe: Radical Lawyer William Kunstler" (Sundance Film Festival 2009).

DocuClub is accepting entries that fit the following criteria:

  • They are in the rough-cut stage and thus ready to be screened.
  • They are no longer than 95 minutes and no less than 45 minutes.
  • They have specific challenges that you wish to workshop.

We're specifically looking for a rough cut to show at our September screening on Wednesday, September 30. Please note that the screening will take place in New York.

If you would like to be considered, please mail a clearly labeled DVD screener to the address below. (Please note that your screener will not be returned unless you provide a SASE.)

Felix Endara
Filmmaker Services Coordinator
Arts Engine, Inc.
104 West 14th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10011

Christopher Allen
Pro

The UnionDocs Collaborative:
A new program for non-fiction media research and group production.
www.uniondocs.org

Overview

The UnionDocs Collaborative (UDC) is a one to two-year program for twelve emerging media producers, theorists, and curators. It is both a rigorous platform for exploring contemporary approaches to the documentary arts and a process for developing an innovative group project. The program focuses on providing what we believe are the most effective educational resources for individuals at the beginning of their careers:

* direct contact and structured exchange with visiting artists.
* exposure to a wide variety of practices and models.
* dynamic interaction among a network of talented peers.
* regular group critique sessions.
* mentorship toward the production of an original work.
* exposure through a toured exhibition and/or publication.

The UDC has been set up to be affordable and scheduled for individuals who may need to work full-time or freelance while being involved in the program. It offers an intensive learning experience at a price that one might expect to pay for just a single credit at a university. While the UDC may have many parallels to parts of a masters program, it is designed to be an alternative-approach that focuses on inspiration from working artists and self-organization within a group, rather than a teacher-led environment. The UDC does not grant degrees or certificates; instead, the completion of an excellent collaborative project is the goal.

For some, participation in the program may lead to further study. For others, it may lead to independent projects or the beginnings of careers within the industry. For all, it is an unparalleled immersion in the expansive field of non-fiction media and art.

Masterclasses and Events

The twelve carefully-selected participants in the UDC have open access to all UnionDocs public screenings, lectures, exhibitions, workshops, and resources. Over the course of the year beginning in September, participants also attend private masterclasses with over thirty visiting artists. These artists represent a broad range of work in non-fiction film, radio, photography and interactive documentary. In these private meetings, the visiting artist shares the detailed history of a particular project from both a practical and a theoretical perspective and then enters into an extended discussion with the group. When appropriate, visiting artists may also offer critiques of works-in-progress by participants of the UDC. Based on individual initiative and with support from the Program Director and the UnionDocs staff, participants may curate public events, bringing the artists of their choice for masterclasses and presentations. Check back soon for a growing list of confirmed masterclasses and screenings for Fall 2009.

Production

The program also facilitates the production of an annual project, a unique collaborative documentary work, offering a way for the group to author individual pieces within the context of a larger framework. The annual project approaches a singular subject from multiple perspectives, following multiple stories, and containing work in multiple media, which may included critical writing or curatorial work. The structure is left open to reflect the interests and talents of the individual participants. The process for developing this work is led by a Mentor with expertise in both non-fiction media and collaborative structures. The final manifestation of the whole project will vary from year to year as a suitable constellation of formats are chosen by the Mentor and Executive Director; one year's project might be a DVD and book, another might end up as an installation and a website. All projects will be shown first at UnionDocs and then designed to be reproducible and seek broader channels of distribution.

View Program Details and Online application.
Deadline for resident applications Aug. 31st.
www.uniondocs.org

Marj Safinia
Host

IDA is doing an upcoming Doc-U session on getting the best score for your film on Thursday 23rd July at the Kodak Screening Room in Hollywood. Miriam Cutler will be talking about the process from the perspective of the composer, the filmmaker and the editor. Promises to be very educational. Tickets sell early and space is very limited, so if you're in the market to learn more about composing and music for docs, I encourage you to attend.

Sara Jane Keskula
Fan

The National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture is excited to announce this year's conference program has been posted at: http://namac.org/conference-schedule. We hope all of you Documentary professionals will join us in Boston.

Some not to be missed highlights include:

  • Opening reception at the MIT Museum's Connections exhibit that explores the social potential of new communication technologies.
  • Thomas Allen Harris' Digital Diaspora Family Reunion taps into a vast network of black photographic archives across the nation to bring a fresh look at African-American history and community.
  • Hands-on workshops offer skills in fundraising, leadership, advocacy, audience-building, and social media.
  • A Media and Arts Town Hall Meeting convenes us to clarify our priorities for policy advocacy.
  • Open Space sessions offer opportunities for you to convene discussions on the hot topics you are eager to discuss with your peers

Join a dynamic and diverse group of veteran and emerging leaders, practitioners, and thinkers in the media and visual arts for an event chock full of big ideas, exciting connections, and opportunities for collaboration.

Register before Early Bird deadline July 22 and save: http://namac.org/conference-register.

Shelley Chance
Fan

Hi folks – My name is Shelley Chance (Pro Docs); I'm an independent contractor providing affordable, high-quality transcription services on a full-time basis. Clients past and present include: independent producers, radio talk shows, oral historians, veterans projects, oral history firms, authors, numerous universities/colleges throughout the US, PhD candidates, research firms, and more. I invite you to visit my website at www.prodocservices.com and my Linked In account at http://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleychance. Please feel free to contact me at prodocs@goeaston.net if I can assist you with your future transcription needs.

Amy Korngiebel
Fan

IDA DocuWeeks call for volunteers!

The International Documentary Association is seeking energetic and motivated individuals to volunteer at the 13th Annual DocuWeeks Theatrical Documentary Showcase in Los Angeles from July 30th – August 20th at the ArcLight Hollywood.

If you’re interested in joining our team, and are available anytime between July 30th – August 20th, click the link for more info: http://bit.ly/xvZQt

Gregory Rossi
Pro

I'm working with Academy Award nominee Mark Mori on a documentary about Bettie Page and we're looking for interns for the fall. Here's the copy:

Academy Award nominated filmmaker seeks interns to work on post-production and online marketing of the authorized Bettie Page documentary, Bettie Page Reveals All.

Post production interns will work on a variety of logging, transcribing, and editing tasks that support the completion of the film.

Online Marketing interns will help modify, manage and support the online content for a multi-pronged online marketing approach using the latest in web 2.0 technologies.

Please respond with a cover letter that includes the type of internship you are interested and any relevant experience. Additionally attach a current resume with your contact information.

please respond to mark.mori@bettiepagemovie.com
http://www.bettiepagemovie.com

Paula Vaccaro
Pro

Ok here we go with some long shots. Producer on low budget meetings here is...

- Looking for a flat/room to rent in Berlin on August 16th and eventually 17th.
- Looking for a room/flat in NYC to rent-exchange (LOndon flat exchange that is) from August 20th until Sept 12-19th aprox (all dates of the NYC needs are flexible)

And last, but not at all least, I need to know if any kind soul in NYC can allow me to watch 120 hours of rushes on avid format (I will watch any time of the day and accommodate as needed. Likely to watch bet 5 to 6 hours a day max). So, for free or very little money, I need to check these rushes on an AVID. I can operate the playback, etc myself and leave my ID etc etc. The project is a long running documentary about Budd Schulberg (in case any Budd's fans feel like helping with a big thanks in the credits).

The viewing facility can also be in Brooklyn and I can do anytime (including overnight). This is between August 20th and September 12th-19th.

thanks!

Karen Everett
Pro

Hi Everyone,

Newsweek has declared the recession over, but for us documentary filmmakers who are relying on grants and corporate sponsors, it may take a awhile for the good news to trickle down. Here’s tip #6 (one my favorites) for hiring an editor in today’s economy. Click here to read all 7 tips: http://newdocediting.com/hiring-an-editor/

Tip #6 Sync Your Collaboration Styles.

Have you ever sat with an editor in your office, asked them to suggest a line of narration and then been met with a blank look? Before jumping to the conclusion that your editor is inept, consider that she might be a brilliant introvert.

How do you like to work with editors? Do you want to be in the edit room (on your premises) and sit with your editor several hours a day? Or do you prefer to hand off the digital files and leave your editor to work in their own space for a few days at a time? Knowing your collaboration style and hiring someone who synchronizes with it will save you the nightmare of having an unhappy editor resign mid-project.

Deborah Hoffmann, an Academy-nominated editor and director who now works exclusively as a story consultant, preferred to hole up with the footage for a spell without the director breathing down her back. She compares working successfully with a director to making a marriage work. “Some people read self-help books and others stumble along on their own,” says the modest Hoffmann. “I’m more of a stumbler. But bottom line is it’s all about communication, in both cases.”

To delve a bit deeper into the psychology of communication and work habits…

Read more at: http://newdocediting.com/hiring-an-editor/tip-6-sync-your-collaboration-styles/

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Featured E-courses in Documentary Post-production training

1. Editing the Character-Driven Documentary, a 6-part e-course

http://newdocediting.com/products/

2. Directing Personal Documentaries

http://newdocediting.com/products/

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Coming Up!

Structuring the Character Driven Documentary

Join me Oct. 11 and 12 for this popular 2-day seminar sponsored by the San Francisco Film Society.

Register here:
http://www.sffs.org/classes-and-workshops.aspx

Henry Warnakulasuriya
Pro

Being a documentary film director I made a short film "Endless Journey" in 2008. It had been selected to feature in more than 10 International Film festivals so far.
Now it is in the the Culture Unplugged on-line film festival
Out of 600 odd films it is fluctuating within first 28 films in the first page of th website.
Link is http://www.cultureunplugged.com/play/1639/Endless-Journey

I invite you to spare few minutes for log-in and vote.
I highly appreciate to read your comment on my film.
Please send this link to your colleagues also.

Emily Meyers
Pro

WANT TO USE MEDIA TO MAKE CHANGE? HERE’S YOUR OPPORTUNITY.
ASSISTANT

This is a good opportunity for someone passionate about socially conscious media who wants to learn about business and media. Our new assistant will be primarily focused on marketing, sales, and business development.

You will be providing support for two organizations:

Eyes of the World Media Group (www.eowmg.com): Company specializing in socially conscious media projects (ex. video, interactive, animation, and print).

Meaningful Media (www.meaningfulmedia.org): A non-profit network committed to changing our world through media.

Responsibilities Include
30% Marketing, Sales, and Business Development
30% Administration
20% Media Creation (ex. Content Development, Layouts, and Web Updates)
20% Supervision of the Intern Training Program

Good attitude, sharp mind, and warm heart required. Must be tech-savvy, good with people, and hard working.

Capability with Macs and the following software required: Photoshop, Illustrator, MS Office.

Details
Reports to: Emily Meyers (President)

Pay: $13/hr
Type: 20-30 hrs/week
Locations: Our office is located near Sony Studios in Culver City, CA.
To Apply: Email resume to connect@eowmg.com
We hope to hear from you!

Richard Burst-Lazarus
Fan

Call for entries! PaleyDocFest09 Pitch Workshop in New York. Deadline: September 25, 2009

How do you sell a documentary? In this workshop/competition, five preselected emerging nonfiction filmmakers will pitch their ideas to a panel of distinguished documentary producers. The producers will give them feedback on their concept as well as their presentation skills—great lessons for all aspiring filmmakers. The winner will receive a $5,000 grant, sponsored by SnagFilms, to be used toward the completion of the pitched film.

Deadline: September 25, 2009
Submit now! http://www.paleycenter.org/paleydocfest09-pitch-workshop

Christopher Wong
Pro

enter this event, people! do it, do it... the last two winners of the PaleyDocFest Pitch Workshop have been D-Worders. do not let this streak be broken ;)

Gregory Crofton
Pro

Everyone checkout the DOCStore for documentaries on DVD from around the world. We've got 355 titles for sale and counting at http://www.documentarychannel.com/store. The DOCStore is part of The Documentary Channel which has been broadcast on DISH Network 197 since January 2006. Our programs are also online at sling.com and DocChannel YouTube. Thanks.

Michael Pardo
Fan

I own a firm called The DubHouse that is a resource for independent filmmakers. We can author your finalized film to DVD, replicate your discs and print any custom packaging needed. (plants in NY, L.A., FL, IN & NC). We give favorable rates to independents. We also are starting a Media on Demand service where your customers can download your movie and pay on-line (like itunes). Let me know if I can be of assistance.

Michael Pardo
The DubHouse
877-900-DUBS
mike@thedubhouse.net

Sarah Schutzki
Pro

Hi all! I am a previously-New-York-based filmmaker who just moved to Paris, France. I am currently working on my first feature doc, as well as running a program for a film festival based here in Paris – and I'm really interested in meeting fellow filmmakers here and learning a bit about the French/European industry.

Please reach out to me via D-Word, or directly at sschutzki@gmail.com, if you know of anyone I might like to meet, have any ideas or suggestions for me or are interested in meeting with me yourself! Thanks in advance, looking forward to hearing from you.

Amy Duzinski Janes
Pro

Hi Filmmakers,

Hope all is well!

A group of local filmmakers have started a coop (if you will) of gear and we are working together to be able to rent out equipment for great prices.

I personally have a EX3 available that I would love to share when we are not using it. We rent it out for $750 a week or $250 a day – comes with memory. It is a pretty sweet deal and a great camera!

Drop me a line and let me know if we can help you get your film done...

Cheers!

Jonathan Bland
Fan

Hi All,

I'm wondering if anyone out there might be interested in coming out to South India to help me with a doc that I'm developing/ shooting on the international eco/ spiritual community of Auroville. I'll be here for the next 1-2 years and would be interested in working closely with someone who is good with ideas and people. I can't really offer much in the way of payment..... I'll rent the house and keep it running. I'll be in Montreal for late November in the event that anyone is interested in meeting up to discuss and explore options.

Looking forward......

Joy Tuttle
Fan

Contact: Joy Tuttle
Phone: (310-229-5365
Email: info@thewinawards.com

  • * * * FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE * * * * WIN Combines Its Two Annual Events: The WIN Awards & The WIN Film Festival
    WIN Now Accepting Film Entries

August 24, 2009 (Los Angeles) Women's Image Network announces The WIN Film Festival (formerly WINFemme) 2009 Entry Call seeking independent narrative and documentary features as well as short film entries. The Early Entry Deadline is August 31st while the Final Entry Deadline is September 15, 2000.

While The WIN Film Festival supports (male and female) independent filmmakers who create dimensional female media images, The WIN Awards pay tribute to competing studio films and network television that either feature a female protagonist or are created by a woman.

Now in its sixth year, The WIN Film Festival 2009 will be held November 1st to 3rd in Los Angeles and will book end The WIN Awards, its annual high-profile event which will be held on Monday, November 2nd.

The WIN Awards 2009: Honors competing broadcast network television shows and released studio films. To be held on Monday, November 2, 2009.

The WIN Awards Woman of The Year 2009 Honoree
TBD

WIN Mission
Since 1993, Women's Image Network, (WIN), a 501c3, non-profit charity has produced The WIN Awards to thank film and television producers, directors, actors and executives, who create dimensional female media images and thereby promote economic and social parity.

WIN History
A few former WIN Award honorees and recipients include: Meryl Streep, Lily Tomlin, Cloris Leachman, Helen Mirren, Lauren Bacall, Drew Barrymore, Jodie Foster, Jane Campion, Lynn Redgrave, Laura Ziskin, Lauren Shuler Donner, Tichi Wilkerson, Ralph Fiennes, Pierce Brosnan, Diane Ladd, Catherine Hardwicke and Gurinder Chadha. Previous Event Chairs are Martha Luttrell, Susan Sarandon and Jane Fonda while on behalf of Robert Redford, Mary McDonnell presented our 2007 Woman of The Year tribute to Barbara Boxer.

The WIN Award present awards in seven competive categories. Former hosts, presenters and participants are: Rachel Weisz, Katie Holmes, Seth Rogen, Jon Peters, Angelina Jolie, Frances Fisher, Harry Shearer, Sam Neill, Lili Fini Zanuck, Kathy Griffin, David Brown and David O. Russell.

In addition to producing The WIN Awards show WIN also created the ABC Primetime Special 50 YEARS OF FUNNY FEMALES. Find additional information at http://www.thewinawards.com.

For the complete history of WIN see www.thewinawards.com.
For more information contact Joy Tuttle at info@thewinawards.com or 310-229-5365.
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Doug Block
Host

Hopefully the first of many, Jesse. Thanks for the info.

Lisa Gossels
Pro

Jesse,

I just saw your short doc, "24x25x36," about mannequins/
the beauty industry on POV--and would love to see the
other films in your series. Bravo to you! And, great
post-interview.

Cynthia Close
Pro

Documentary Educational Resources, a well established (41 years in the business) documentary distributor, seeks a full time IT person with excellent DVD authoring skills. We are looking to hire ASAP.

To check details of the requirements for the position and how to apply, go here: http://der.org/community/?p=703

Phone calls are also OK: 1-617-926-0491

Ask for Cynthia Close, Executive Director

Le Sheng Liu
Pro

I was wondering if anyone had recommendations for event planners in the LA area. A colleague of mine is shopping around for a company to help him get a party off the ground for his doc TV series premiere. Thanks!

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