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Alex Antar

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:

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)

Michael Collins

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, 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

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 – <> Please don't contact me, use the email in the ad.

Erica Ginsberg

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

Jeremy Weinstein

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

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

Rida Solano

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

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. <> which was previously aired on WGBH in 2008.
The award winning "SWING" is here: <> ( slamdance, crossroads film festival)
The collaboration with Jim Uhls, screenwriter of FIGHT CLUB is here: <>
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:

Irene Herrera

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.

For further information please read:

Thank you!

Stephanie Foerster

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

Gregory Rossi

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

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

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

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

Tristan Dyer
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, 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 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

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 Please include POST PRODUCTION INTERN “YOUR NAME” in the subject line.

Erica Ginsberg

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:

Jennifer Yoo

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 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

For Montreal Area Filmmakers:

Registration open for the 7th edition of the 2880 Film Blitz! Go to 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. ( 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

Felix Endara

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:

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:

If you are a DocuClub member and plan to attend, please RSVP to:

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

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

Carey Davidson

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

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.

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.

Qualified applicants send a cover letter and resume to with links to samples of your work available online.