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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
http://www.nfb.ca/playlist/rip-remix-manifesto/ = there you go.
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.
Hi John I passed on the message :) thanks for applying!
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.
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, â€œLearning to Swim.â€ 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 email@example.com. Please include POST PRODUCTION INTERN â€œYOUR NAMEâ€ in the subject line.
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 â€“ 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
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 Upâ€™s annual budget is approximately $5 million, and we have headquarters in New York City and field offices in India, Mali, Uganda and Guatemala.
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 (â€œTrickle Up India: A Family Portraitâ€).
â€¢ Candidates MUST be fluent in both Bengali and English, as the footage is filmed in Bengali and will require translation into English
â€¢ Ideal candidates will demonstrate strong work experience in production, timeliness and attention to detail
â€¢ A demonstrated interest in international development is preferred.
â€¢ Time in the office is possible, but not required beyond project check-ins
â€¢ Bachelorâ€™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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
For Montreal Area Filmmakers:
Registration open for the 7th edition of the 2880 Film Blitz! Go to 2880.ca today to register.
Montrealâ€™s premier 48-hour filmmaking contest, the 2880 Film Blitz, is back for its 7th annual showcase of our cityâ€™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 Ã‡a Court!), Marie-Anne Raulet (Executive Director, RIDM) and Natalia Wysocka (Film Editor, ICI / Famous QuÃ©bec).
2880 Film Blitzâ€™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 filmsâ€¦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 â€“ 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) â€“ 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 QuÃ©bec is the organization responsible for selecting the short list of contenders for the Jutra Awardsâ€™ annual Best Documentary Prize.
The Blitzâ€™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
Do we have any D-Worders in New Zealand?
Wellington Saturday 9 May, 3.30pm Sunday 10 May, 1.00pm
Auckland Saturday 16 May, 3.30pm Sunday 17 May, 1.00pm
Christchurch Saturday 23 May, 3.30pm Sunday 24 May, 1.00pm
Dunedin Saturday 30 May, 3.30pm Sunday 31 May, 1.00pm
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.â€™s executive director to evaluate films submitted to P.O.V., oversees P.O.V.â€™s annual call for entries, and coordinates P.O.V.â€™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 Producerâ€™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 canâ€™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:
If you are a DocuClub member and plan to attend, please RSVP to: email@example.com.
Membership is an annual $50 and it includes free admission to all DocuClub events. It takes five minutes to join online:
DocuClub is Arts Engineâ€™s monthly film screening series of works-in-progress documentaries.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Imagine Project
THE IMAGINE PROJECT Inc., is a not for profit 501(c) 3 corporation founded in 1992, dedicated to nurturing a childâ€™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.
This past winter, the Imagine Project submitted a childrenâ€™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 email@example.com with links to samples of your work available online.
>> 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:
*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:
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:
...for more details, and to find out how you can help!
Ar'kun Ch'ran, D-Word
JR, Mr. Tol, and the CamboFest Team
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.
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.
D-Word Members may take the classes at the IDA member fee.
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,
Any doc other filmmakers out there living and working in Mumbai....? India?
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.
And no need to double post, Jonathan. People will find your post in the appropriate topic, to be sure.
I have a brother who lives in Mumbai/Hydrebad Who is doc filmmaker director this e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org hope this might be helpful.
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 John/ Dharma...... :)
Rochelle, please email me off list and I'd be pleased to help! dannabev at yahoo dot com