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Here's your chance to reach a broad public interested in documentaries. Get the (D-)Word out!

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As this is a PUBLIC forum, it is also a good idea to write email addresses longhand (person[AT]d-word[dot]com)

Robert Goodman

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

Marj Safinia

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

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.

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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

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:

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! (

We look forward to welcoming you to Boston!

P.S. Have Questions? Comments? Concerns? Check out our web site or contact

Marj Safinia

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

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

Ernesto Ardito

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:

a film by Virna Molina and Ernesto Ardito


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.


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:
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
This documentary won 16 international awards.

Chandler Griffin

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  

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.

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.
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  

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.

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

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.

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.

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 ( 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:

Linelle Schultz

Be Discovered in HOLLYWOOD! Great Networking Opportunity!

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.

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:

Erica Ginsberg

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.

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

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

$5 suggested donation. Cash only at the door or order tickets online in advance. Visit our website at to order tickets in advance.

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

Reva Goldberg

Film Fellowship Opportunity, Cinereach's Reach Film Fellowship

Deadline July 15th

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

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.

Local team members will also be asked to provide camera and sound equipment.
To find out more, check out our website at 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

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

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


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.


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.

Marj Safinia

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

The National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture is excited to announce this year's conference program has been posted at: 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:

Shelley Chance

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 and my Linked In account at Please feel free to contact me at if I can assist you with your future transcription needs.

Amy Korngiebel

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:

Gregory Rossi

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

Paula Vaccaro

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.


Karen Everett

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:

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:

Featured E-courses in Documentary Post-production training

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

2. Directing Personal Documentaries

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:

Henry Warnakulasuriya

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

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


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 ( Company specializing in socially conscious media projects (ex. video, interactive, animation, and print).

Meaningful Media ( 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.

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
We hope to hear from you!

Richard Burst-Lazarus

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!

Christopher Wong

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

Everyone checkout the DOCStore for documentaries on DVD from around the world. We've got 355 titles for sale and counting at 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 and DocChannel YouTube. Thanks.

Michael Pardo

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

Sarah Schutzki

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, 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

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...


Jonathan Bland

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

Contact: Joy Tuttle
Phone: (310-229-5365

  • * * * 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

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

For the complete history of WIN see
For more information contact Joy Tuttle at or 310-229-5365.

Doug Block

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

Lisa Gossels


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

Cynthia Close

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:

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

Ask for Cynthia Close, Executive Director

Le Sheng Liu

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!

Marilyn Perez

Hi everyone. I am now just posting this, please tell me what you think.

I'd like to introduce you to the film "Smokescreen – Conjuring the Spirit of Cuba," which NEEDS WORK. This personal narrative and lyrical film is part of a larger project which, calls forth our common humanity and together uplifts us by the evocative and creative spirit we celebrate of Cuba, in particular as invoked by the tradition of the Cuban Cigar.

Nearly 15 years ago, I began this road movie in the style of "the journey is the destination." Now you're invited to help (without or with pay) to roll this project into the center.

If you would like to collaborate in one or more of the following creative ways please read ON...
---locate more funding;
---to shoot more;
---to rewrite stuff
---and then as well to explore the edit.

MEANWHILE the FINANCING comes in, these positions are "mostly" unpaid. I feel the more creative we were to be with the money, the more there would be money! Your percentage of the financing is as high as you care to make it. I feel there are already several very good potential "supporters in training" who'd get the spirit in a reasonable amount of time, if not now.

The mission of "Smokescreen – Conjuring the Spirit of Cuba" project is about nurturing a feeling of closeness through the insight the people in Cuba offer us. If you are passionate about what you do and are interested in Cuba, please consider this an edifying and fruitful adventure to embark upon. One which goes towards deepening our peace and friendship. May the heavens agree that we be in touch.

Please send me anything you want that communicates your ability to transcend mortal limitations to Thanks for your Thunder.

Marilyn Perez-Uncal
Hand Made By Cuban Films
---locate more funding;
---to shoot more;
---to rewrite stuff
---and then as well to explore the edit.

MEANWHILE the FINANCING comes in, these positions are "mostly" unpaid. I feel the more creative we were to be with the money, the more there would be money! Your percentage of the financing is as high as you care to make it. I feel there are already several very good potential "supporters in training" who'd get the spirit in a reasonable amount of time, if not now.

The mission of "Smokescreen – Conjuring the Spirit of Cuba" project is about nurturing a feeling of closeness through the insight the people in Cuba offer us. If you are passionate about what you do and are interested in Cuba, please consider this an edifying and fruitful adventure to embark upon. One which goes towards deepening our peace and friendship. May the heavens agree that we be in touch.

Please send me anything you want that communicates your ability to transcend mortal limitations.
Marilyn Perez-Uncal
Hand Made By Cuban Films

Please don't forget to stay in touch at:

Thanks for your Thunder!

Danielle Beverly


LA and Chicago-based team making a documentary about prison reform seeks a Production Assistant in Washington DC for the period of October 3-7. We are looking for someone to assist with the gear and help us get around (please know D.C well, including the Georgetown University area).

Please be mature, mellow, flexible, and eager to learn! No pay but meals provided.


Felix Endara

DocuClub partners with UnionDocs to bring you "Sita Sings the Blues"!

DocuClub is partnering with Brooklyn’s UnionDocs to co-present a special screening of Nina Paley’s "Sita Sings the Blues" on Saturday, September 12, at 7 p.m.

322 Union Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 395-7902

"Sita Sings the Blues" is a musical, animated personal interpretation of the Indian epic the Ramayana, focusing on the relationship between the gods Sita and Rama, juxtaposed with the filmmaker’s story of the dissolution of her marriage.

Because some of the songs featured in "Sita Sings the Blues" have not been secured due to copyright issues, the film uses a Creative Commons license for its distribution.

Learn more about the film here:

On-site dispensing dessert will be Sweet Tooth of the Tiger, a d.i.y. food and participatory art project that takes the form of a bake sale that utilizes the public sphere as a place for eating, feeding, and talking with your mouth full. Details here:

A post-screening discussion on "Sita Sings the Blues"’ funding and distribution strategy will be held by Karl Fogel of

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

If you are a current DocuClub member who plans to attend, please RSVP to: Non-members need not RSVP.

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

Natalia Almada



“a tour de force of cinematic imagination bristling with beauty, contradiction, and the epic scope of Mexico’s last 100 years of history.”
Cara Mertes, Sundance Documentary Institute

Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 6:30pm ***followed by a reception
Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 4:00pm

Thursday, September 10 at 7pm

Felix Endara

DocuClub in September!

Our September DocuClub will take place on Wednesday, September 30, 7 p.m., at DCTV [], located at 87 Lafayette Street (at Walker; take N/R/Q/6 trains to Canal).

Our moderator will be Merrill Sterritt, Production Assistance Program Coordinator at Women Make Movies, the leading distributor of films directed by and about women. WMM’s Production Assistance Program works with emerging and established independent filmmakers to produce and complete their films through its workshop series, resources and newsletters, and fiscal sponsorship of projects directed by women. Sterritt is in charge of the operations of the P.A. Program, managing the workshop series, and working with 200+ fiscally sponsored filmmakers on all aspects of their projects. She also works as an editor, with films that have premiered at Sundance and the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

We will screen "Caris’ Peace" co-directed by Gaylen Ross and Rebecca Nelson and produced by Steve Skrovan. The documentary profiles theatre and film actress and Yale graduate Caris Corfman, whose life and career were altered with the removal of a brain tumor that left her without short-term memory Corfman was once an actress whose talent presumed a lifetime career, whether starring opposite Ian Holm in the dramatic film "Dreamland" or in the original Broadway cast of "Amadeus" with Ian McKellen and Tim Curry. Now she can’t remember a line of dialogue, a stage direction, or an entrance or exit cue – the very foundation of her profession. The simplest dance step or lyric of a song eludes her, though she trained in dance and music since childhood. The documentary depicts Corfman’s resolute effort to reclaim her life in theater and return to the world that she loved. It is a personal, real life story crafted as a unique hybrid of verite, interview, and performance, and includes Corfman’s
friends and colleagues, such as actors Lewis Black, Kate Burton, Tony Shaloub, and playwright and producer Eric Overmyer.

Gaylen Ross has directed and written award-winning documentary films that have received national and international broadcast and exhibition. Her documentary film "Dealers Among Dealers" debuted on P.O.V. and she also wrote and produced the Emmy award winning "Blood Money: Switzerland's Nazi Gold." Her new documentary, "Killing Kasztner," which premiered at last year’s Toronto Film Festival, will have its New York opening in October.

Rebecca Nelson is an actress, director and teacher. As an actress, her work spans three decades in theatre, television and film. Notable are her roles in films, including Hal Hartley’s "Trust," "Surviving Desire," and "Henry Fool." She is a friend and colleague of Caris Corfman, having met as students at the Yale School of Drama.

Steve Skrovan’s first documentary feature, "An Unreasonable Man" was a profile of Ralph Nader. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Skrovan has worked as a stand-up comedian and television comedy writer, most notably, for "Seinfeld" and "Everybody Loves Raymond," where he was also an executive producer. He is now a consulting producer on Kelsey Grammer’s new television comedy, "Hank," and just completed directing his first narrative feature film, "Fred and Vinny."

Andrew Ford is a film editor and producer specializing in multi-award winning long form documentaries and narrative features. Recent credits include "The Last Kiddie Ride" (James Gandolfini and Famke Janssen, to be released 2010), "A Walk to Beautiful" (Emmy nomination 2009 and released theatrically 2008 and broadcast on Nova) and with Gaylen Ross, "Killing Kasztner." Ford edited "Until the Light Takes Us," on black metal music in Norway, which will be opening in New York this Fall.
Admission is free for current DocuClub members and $5 for non-members.

If you 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:

Tim Horsburgh

Live Q&A with producers and directors of The New Americans on 09/16/09

To mark the finale of the Chicago PBS re-broadcast of The New Americans, Kartemquin will be hosting a live chat with Series Producer Gita Saedi Kiely, and many more of the producers and directors who worked on the epic 7-part series on immigration to the United States.

Join in with the chat at 1pm CST on 09/16/09 by visiting

Can't make the live chat? Submit questions to the filmmakers in advance via

Hope some of you can join in with this – the level of debate on here is first class.

Marj Safinia

Hey LA People,

IDA is hosting "An Evening with Ondi Timoner", multiple-award-winning director of the fantastic films DIG! and We Live in Public. Thursday September 24th in Hollywood. We Live in Public opens that weekend. This should be a "don't miss" event. Follow the link to buy tix.

Angela Alston

Host a House Party for the TV premiere of A SEA CHANGE

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 26, 8 pm EST
WHERE: Your house & Planet Green Network
SIGN- UP: On our Brave New Theaters page:

“This film is both a love letter to the planet and an urgent plea to its citizens.”—San Francisco Chronicle

A SEA CHANGE premiers on Sept. 26 on Planet Green, 8 pm EST. It’s the first film about the evil twin of climate change, ocean acidification.

Will you help make a HUGE SPLASH and let everyone in the US know about the threat excess carbon dioxide poses to ocean life?

If you have cable or satellite TV, please INVITE FRIENDS or FAMILY over to watch with you, discuss, and take action.

"Just go to A SEA CHANGE on Brave New Theaters to host your own party": . Your party can be public or private, just as you choose.

*BONUS* If you’re hosting a house party on Sept. 26 to watch A Sea Change on Planet Green , we’ll send you a FREE DVD to say THANKS for helping get out the word out about climate change and the ocean!

Let’s get ocean lovers and climate change activists working together for a FAIR, AMBITIOUS and BINDING (FAB) climate treaty in December! And finish off Climate Week NYC with a TSUNAMI of action!

“A Sea Change could not be more timely. I believe acidification of our oceans is actually a greater threat to our survival than is temperature or sea level rise, the conventional “global warming” threats. Acidification is confusing and difficult to even imagine for most people—we need your film.”
—Rob Moir, Ph.D., OceanRiver Institute

Amanda Woods

Hello to all. Simon Kilmurry, the executive producer of P.O.V. (Point of View) saw something I posted on one of their blogs about documentary websites and suggested I come to this site to post something.

I'm just getting started in web design and have done only author websites. However, I'm a huge documentary enthusiast and it only occured to me after seeing P.O.V.'s blog that there is a way that I could help support the making of documentaries.

If anyone is in need of a website for their documentary, please feel free to contact me. I'm willing to do it at very little cost simply because I love documentaries so much and want to help.

My designs are very clean, simple, well-organized, yet stylish. I don't do anything too fancy like flash and the like, but if anyone is in need of a simple straight-forward website, I can help with that. I don't have anything to link to right now because I'm in the midst of redesigning a couple of websites I've done, but I can always email screenshots of those if you're interested.

I'm in school full-time right now and have a couple of websites on my plate currently, but I could be available in December to take on another project.

Here is my email address if you'd like to contact me:

~ Amanda

Doug Block

Very kind of you to offer, Amanda. Hopefully, some of us will take you up on it.

Karen Everett

Hey everyone! Screenwriters are free to dream up plot twists for a three-act story, but we documentary filmmakers must design scenes based on what was actually filmed in real life. These two constraints–“what was filmed” and “real life”--present special challenges. Whether a documentary editor is using a three-act storyboard or some other narrative design, how does she stay true to actual happenings when she must persuade and contort them into climaxes and plot turns?

I’m teaching my popular weekend seminar, “Structuring the Character-Driven Documentary,” on October 10 and 11 at the San Francisco Film Society. This class will outline the principles of classic three-act narrative structure as taught by professional screenwriters, and we’ll learn how documentary filmmakers can adapt these structural demands to the randomness of real life. For more information, click

Alexandra Branyon

Hi, I've never done a blog and I am doing my first documentary. I don't seem to be able to get this writing to appear. Alexandra

Jonathan Bland

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.

Jehan Harney

Hi there,
I am putting together a strong production team for an ITVS-funded film for national broadcast on PBS. I need: an editor experienced in character development and story structure – a producer for film outreach, promotion, fundraising, and distribution – and an executive producer. The documentary in production is on the Iraqi refugees in the U.S. Please contact:

Krystal Lord

Looking for UK based crew for doc shoot in London and possibly Edinburgh Oct. 26-29. Please send any recommendations to:

Many thanks and kind regards,


Patrice Williams

The Going Green Film Festival is currently taking submissions for our April 2010 Film Festival in Beverly Hills, CA. This is the only festival of its kind to focus exclusively on green filmmaking, from production to content!

Shorts/Features are being considered for three main categories in the festival:

*GREEN PRODUCTION, where a film’s production worked to lessen the carbon footprint left on the planet (with sufficient documentation of this process);

*OUR PLANET, where the film’s topic covers third world issues, ecology, nature or the environment; and

*HYBRID/ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION, where the film features a hybrid vehicle, bicycle, electric scooter or public transportation.

You think your film is Green enough? Submit it for a chance to win a hybrid, tons of other filmmaker prizes and more.
Twitter @goinggreenfest

John Burgan

In reply to Krystal Lord's post on Mon 5 Oct 2009 :

No need to double post at the D-Word, Krystal. This is the correct Topic, however.

[Some additional information from Krystal]

We're looking for:

Steady cam and/or B-cam operator
AC with P2 card experience (must know how to download footage for us)
PA (needs to be able to drive producer, director and interviewee to and from locations)

We may also be looking to shoot some aerial footage and I would love suggestions for that as well!

Please email me at:

Many, many thanks and kind regards,

Krystal Lord
Associate Producer, “Cool It”
1019 Entertainment

Stephanie Foerster

I'm looking for a web developer to implement a creative web design that includes a CMS and multimedia (photos, video) elements. This website is for a non-profit in its first year, doing very exciting things in DC. Big on enthusiasm with a small-ish budget. Please email me at if interested, or if you can recommend someone.

Many thanks!

Sydnye White

Hi D-Word:

I am selling a CD from a teleseminar I hosted on How To Fund Your Dream Documentary. Please take a look at the website and let me know if you think folks would be interested in buying such an information product. Visit Thanks!

Learn how to successfully maximize your efforts and get your project out of the “dream” phase and into funded production with this exciting new 45-minute teleseminar.

There are a million stories to be told in the big city… and everyone one of them needs money to make them a reality. Do you have a documentary idea that you want to bring to life? Have you tried to get grants but got disheartened because of rejections or an overwhelming process? Do you work for a production house and need to improve your funding success rate? This recorded teleseminar will demystify the process of funding your dream documentary so that you can share your vision with audiences around the world.

Krystal Lord

I am seeking a UK based Production Coordinator/Manager to assist us with coordinating shoots in the UK that will be taking place Oct. 26-29. We need someone on the ground there to help us with coordinating interviews and locations in London and possibly Edinburgh, Scotland.

We need assistance as soon as possible.

Please send recommendations and suggestions to: Krystal at

Krystal Lord
Associate Producer, “Cool It”
T: 310-255-0907
C: 323-313-5402

Rob Rooy

Vivian Norris de Montaigu, a producer based in Paris, has contacted me to help her find a good videographer in the Washington / Baltimore area to shoot one or two interviews on October 22nd or 23rd. It's in conjunction with a documentary about Pres. Obama's mother. My usual people are all booked; can anyone give me some leads? I don't know Dr. Norris de Montaigu personally, but she comes highly recommended by a friend in the area of microfinance, a subject that I've dealt with a lot. She's also developing a feature film based on the life and work of Muhammad Yunus of Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, Nobel Peace Prize winner in 2006 and someone I've also worked with a great deal. She wants to shoot in high def, and would rely on the camera person to arrange for equipment and quite possibly also a sound recordist. Here's a link with info about Norris de Montaigu:

Robert Goodman

Denis Boni is a terrific camera person. Tell him I said hello

Stephanie Foerster

Looking for a volunteer camera assistant for a VERY short shoot tomorrow in DC, from approx. 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Anyone know someone who's looking for experience and up for a little adventure? Please email me at

Patrick Shirley

This is your opportunity to work on a short documentary film (5-10 minutes) in a group (3/4 person crew) in a supported environment. During these weeks you will be encouraged to think about how to use your stories/footage/first films to leverage yourself into the next phase of your work. After all your hard work you will be able to enjoy watching all the finished films at a screening hosted at the London Film Academy.

For more info please visit:
or contact:

Mike Thomas

Hi everyone,

I'm looking for any recommendations that people might have for an experienced editor. Of course, people are welcome to apply to the email below but it would be great if anyone had advice and suggestions. (This is a paid position by the way). Here's the spec;

We are looking for a talented editor for a feature length foreign documentary with a strong narrative. You need to have solid experience in character development and story structure.

Editing will begin in either December or January and ideally, you will be able to travel abroad to edit, but this is not a deal breaker (flight and accommodation will be covered)

You should be skilled in editing in Final Cut, have a quality reel with broadcast credits and references that can be checked.

We also want to produce a trailer.

For full details contact us at

Felix Endara

DocuClub in October!

Our October DocuClub will take place on Wednesday, October 28, 7 p.m., at the 92YTribeca, located at 200 Hudson Street (at Canal). You can take the E, 1, or 6 trains to Canal.

We will screen a rough cut of BAD BLOOD by Marilyn Ness. Through the eyes of survivors and family members, BAD BLOOD chronicles how a “miracle” treatment for hemophilia became an agent of death for 10,000 Americans. Faced with evidence that pharmaceutical companies and government regulators knew the product was contaminated, they launch a powerful and inspiring fight to right the system that failed them and to make it safer for all.

Director/Producer, Marilyn Ness, is a two-time Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker with 14 years of experience. She founded Necessary Films in 2005, directing short films for non-profits and developing documentaries including BAD BLOOD and GENOME. Prior to that, Ness spent four years as a producer for Director Ric Burns, collaborating on four award-winning PBS films: ANSEL ADAMS; THE CENTER OF THE WORLD; ANDY WARHOL; and EUGENE O’NEIL. Ness’ other credits include films for TLC, HBO, Court TV, and National Geographic, as well as films for the PBS series American Experience and the theatrical feature THE LIFE AND TIMES OF HANK GREENBERG.

Other credits for BAD BLOOD include Editor Marian Sears Hunter, Director of Photography David Ford, Writers Sheila Curran Bernard and Marilyn Ness, and Coordinating Producers Kristen Vaurio and Christina King.

Our moderator will be Robert Bahar. Bahar is the Emmy-award winning producer/writer of the documentary MADE IN L.A. Funded by ITVS, POV and the Sundance Documentary Fund, MADE IN L.A. premiered on PBS' POV series in 2007 and has screened extensively at festivals around the world. The film, which has received an Emmy Award, the Sidney Hillman Prize and a Henry Hampton Award from the Council on Foundations, is currently the focus of a multi-year DIY outreach and distribution initiative. Bahar previously produced and directed the award-winning documentary LAID TO WASTE, and has line-produced and production managed independent films including ITVS’s DIARY OF A CITY PRIEST, which premiered at Sundance, and PITTSBURGH, which premiered at Tribeca. In addition to his work as a filmmaker, he is the director/co-founder of Doculink, a grassroots and online community of over 2,500 documentary-makers. He has served on the Board of the International Documentary Association and holds an M.F.A. from The Peter Stark Program at USC.

Admission is free for current DocuClub members and $8 for non-members.

Please purchase your tickets online in advance here:

Only DocuClub members who plan to attend need to RSVP at:

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

Tracie Holder

The Secrets of Successful Proposals

Next Wednesday, Oct 21 | 6:30-8:30pm | $50/$40 | WMM NYC Office

Women Make Movies' Fall Workshop Series kicks off with The Secrets of Successful Proposals. As film funding becomes increasingly scarce and competition grows equally fierce, how will you make your proposal and film stand out in the crowd?

Join us for an essential evening of grant-writing how-to’s. Topics will include identifying a proposal’s 13 elements, writing an effective synopsis, approaching the best funders, and avoiding common mistakes. Successful proposals will be passed out and discussed. Don’t miss this opportunity to improve your skills and take the intimidation out of grant writing! Presented by Michelle Materre, fundraising and grant writing consultant.

Register today! Space is limited. The $40 discount rate is available to D-Word members!

Tim Horsburgh

On November 4th, 2009, Kartemquin’s Board of Directors will host a special evening in celebration of the 15th anniversary of the iconic documentary, Hoop Dreams.

Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a rare opportunity to engage with leading documentary filmmakers and prestigious guests. Highlights will include an intimate conversation with Hoop Dreams filmmakers Steve James and Peter Gilbert and the film’s stars William Gates and Arthur Agee, a keynote by acclaimed Chicago journalist Alex Kotlowitz, and exclusive sneak previews of Kartemquin’s upcoming productions.

The evening will take place at the Gene Siskel Film Center and will feature a discussion on the impact Hoop Dreams had on a generation of viewers and filmmakers, and the legacy of Kartemquin Films moving forward. We wish to create dialogue and build empathy among the attendees of the evening around the urgent, and still relevant issues Hoop Dreams explores.

Join us for this special event to benefit the Kartemquin Films Development Fund. The Kartemquin Films Development Fund will provide critical seed money in support of ­ tomorrow's significant social issue documentary films.

Can't attend on November 4th? We're also hosting special events at Columbia College Chicago on October 26th with IFP, and at the Better Boys Foundation on October 16th. Check the Hoop Dreams news and Facebook pages for more details.

Doug Block

Dang, take that on the road and come to NY, Tim. Would love to be there to help celebrate a great doc and a great doc company. Give my best to Steve and Peter.

Sara Booth

Hello All,
I'm producing a one day shoot in Boston this Thursday for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation( documenting a teen led event to promote healthy relationships and prevent dating violence among young people. Could anyone recommend a documentary style photojournalist who could shoot stills of the event? We're looking for local talent in Boston, someone who is unobtrusive, who can tell a story through moments, and of course high production value. Any suggestions?

Julia Welbourne

In reply to Sara Booth's post on Mon 19 Oct 2009 :

Hi Sara-
I lived and worked in Boston for 7 years and can recommend you contact Natasha Moustache: (,, 617-869-4742)
Full disclosure: she's a friend, but she's very talented and versatile. I think she's been doing a lot of club-type photography lately to pay the bills, but even if her style is not what you are looking for, she would be a good resource for other photo people in the area. I'll try to think of who else is working there...

Good Luck!

Gregg Schwenk


Celebrating its 11th year, the Newport Beach Film Festival (California, USA) is open for submissions. Take advantage of our Early Bird Deadline and save.

The 2010 Newport Beach Film Festival will spotlight over 350 films from around the world, including feature length narrative, documentary, short, animated and student films that will compete for a series of Jury, Festival Honors and Audience Awards. The 2010 NBFF will host red carpet Opening and Closing Night Gala Celebrations, International Spotlight events, an Action Sports Film Series, an Environmental Film Series, a Family Film Series, a Collegiate Showcase, a Youth Film Showcase and a free Seminar Series.

The Festival runs from April 22nd to April 29th, 2010.

Newport Beach Film Festival
April 22 – 29, 2010


Gregg Schwenk


Early Bird Deadline approaching!


Features $35
Shorts $30

Newport Beach Film Festival
April 22-29, 2010

For more information on submitting, visit

Doug Block

Virendra, you may also want to email Jonathan directly, since he posted over a month ago and there's no telling how often people check in here. You can get it by clicking on his profile.

Andrew Zinnes

The Documentary Filmmakers Course is coming back to The East Bay Media Center in Berkeley, CA November 14-15, 2009. Get great tips and advice on how to get your documentary film project from idea to the screen from documentary producer, consultant and author of The Documentary Film Makers Handbook, Andrew Zinnes.

Topics include: story, research, legal aspects, finance, production, post and sales and distribution. Receive 25% off all sections by registering before November 9th, 2009 with the coupon code DOCDISCOUNT. Please pass this listing on to whomever you think may find it useful.

Go to or call 310-941-2168 for more information or to register fro the seminar. For website signups please select from entries marked "Berkeley."

Tristan Dyer

I came across this today. Thought it may be of interest to any fellow Veteran/Filmmakers out there. See hidden section. Please note that I am not an agent of this org., I am just passing along something that I found to be a potentially good opportunity.


Operation In Their Boots is a one-of-a-kind Filmmaking
Fellowship sponsored by Brave New Foundation where five OIF and OEF veterans,
reservists, national guardsmen and women, and currently enlisted service
members* will be selected to direct their own, fully funded documentaries. Participants in this program will be
selected from a 2-stage, online application process that includes the applicants
pitch or proposal for a documentary that will capture their unique perspective
of how the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have impacted their lives, and the
lives of their families, loved ones and their communities.

participants will be paid a stipend of $7,500 and Brave New Foundation will
designate a budget that will cover the selected project´s production

Too be among the first applicants please attend and apply at the Brave New Foundation
informational presentation:

In Their Boots Launch

9, 10:00 am

Presented by Executive
Producer, Richard Ray Perez

Brave New Foundation

10510 Culver Blvd. Culver
City, Ca. 90232

Please contact if you plan on attending or have any quetions.

The only thematic requirement the documentary projects applicants propose is that
they must tell stories about the impact the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are
having on people here in the United States, and they must done from a
non-partisan, non-ideological perspective. The applicants proposed projects may be autobiographical
documentaries, intimate family stories, or documentary projects that focus on
issues related to how the conflicts have impacted our nation.

enlisted servicemembers an other potential participants must get their
commanding officers prior approval to participate in this program).


· Prospective participants MUST BE IRAQ and/or AFGHANISTAN WAR

· Prior filmmaking experience is
preferred, but not required. Applicants who can demonstrate strong storytelling
skills and the proven ability to complete and deliver projects similar in scale
to a 15-minute documentary will be considered.

· Participants must commit to attend
a 3-day "Documentary Filmmakers Bootcamp" in Los Angeles March 12 – 14,
2010. (Travel
expenses for those who need it will be paid by Brave New Foundation)

· Participants
must deliver a documentary of approximately 15-minutes by a deadline to be
established by Brave New Foundation.

· Must
collaborate with the In Their Boots Productions staff on the execution of
production decisions and on establishing and maintain the thematic and creative
direction of their project.

· Participants
must agree to a "Producer Agreement" to participate in the program, and must
agree to participate in all press-related events and campaigns.

Selected applicants will be notified by, or around January 1, 2010 and will have
approximately two weeks to accept or deny participation in the program.

In Their Boots will fund the participants´
projects. Participants
will work with the ITB production staff to develop the stories they
produce. The editing of all
projects will take place at the ITB production offices in Los Angeles by ITB
editors. The ITB production staff
retains the right to make all final editorial and content decisions. The final projects will remain the
property of Brave New Foundation.

Operation In Their Boots is funded by a generous grant from the
Iraq Afghanistan Deployment Impact Fund (IADIF), a private fund administered by
The California Community Foundation.

Lisa Liu

Hello D-Word friends,

Have you ever make a film in China or India? Was it difficult getting permission to film in those countries? Can you please let me know how long did take you to get a permit. Thanks.

Doug Block

Lisa, D-Word member Tom Lennon works in China frequently – he won an Oscar for best documentary short two years ago (for The Blood of Yingzhou District). I'm sure he'd be fine about your contacting him:

And when you get the chance, feel free to register for full D-Word membership , which will give you access to all the discussion topics.

Lisa Liu

Hi Doug, Thank you so much for your help. I'll email Tom Lennon.

Stefan Immler

Needed someone to design and setup a web site for my upcoming doc (domain and hosting already in place). Smallish budget, but if you can help, please drop me a line: giganova @


Lisa Liu
Stefan, I'm not a web designer, but I can give you some suggestions.
Erica Ginsberg

Docs In Progress' popular work-in-progress screening series returns to Washington DC this Friday, November 6. Please come join us and bring your critical thinking skills (and any friends who have them).


Battle for the Big Easy by John Patrick King and Ed Stephenson
Five people from different parts of New Orleans strive to keep alive the city's distinctive Mardi Gras culture after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Are they saving a culture or is the culture saving them?

Friday, November 6, 2009
7:00-9:30 pm

George Washington University Media and Public Affairs Building
805 21st Street, NW (21st and H Streets)
Auditorium B-07 (one floor down from street level)
Washington DC

Special thanks to the Documentary Center at the George Washington University for sponsoring this screening.

$5 suggested donation. Cash only at the door.

More info:

Nicole Opper

Hi D-Word friends: I'm looking to rent out my edit suite which I won't be in need of for at least another six months. I'm also open to bartering for access to a good HD camera kit (ideally the Panasonic HVX200) since I'll be back in production mode soon. Thank you!

A list of the goods (all bought a year ago and in top condition):

MacPro 8-core Two 2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon/2GB/GeForce 8800
GT/320GB/16x Superdrive/Bluetooth
Dual Samsung 245T Syncmaster 24” LCD Monitors
Sony HVR-M15U 1080i HDV VTR (DV Deck)
Internal 1.5TB RAID media drive 6GB Mac Pro 800MHz RAM
Edirol MA-15DBLK Digital Monitors/Speakers
APC Back-UPS 1500VA LCD 120V
Canon Canoscan LIDE90USB Color Flatbed Scanner
Lightscribe DVD burner
Applecare for Mac Pro
Airport Wireless Card for Mac Pro
All necessary cables

Software includes:
Apple Final Cut Studio 2 / Final Cut 6.0.3
Cinema Tools
Soundtrack Pro
DVD Studio Pro, Toast, DiscLabel
Photoshop CS3, After Effects CS3, Illustrator CS3
Microsoft Office

I can also throw in a big sturdy desk and comfortable swivel chair! And I will deliver it to you myself. I also have a lot of production equipment I won't be needing for awhile too, including a DVX camera,
if anyone's interested.

Please email to negotiate rates!

Felix Endara

DocuClub in November!

Once again, we are thrilled to partner with Tribeca All Access for our November DocuClub. The screening will take place on Wednesday, November 18, 7 p.m., at the Tribeca Cinemas, located at 54 Varick Street (corner of Laight, on block below Canal). You can take the 1, A, C, E, trains to Canal Street.

We will screen a rough cut of BEIJING TAXI by Miao Wang. The feature-length documentary vividly portrays the ancient capital of China going through a profound transformational arch. Through a humanistic lens, the intimate lives of three taxi drivers thread through the morphing city of Beijing confronted with modern issues and changing values. Though each faced with their own struggles with modernity, the three characters radiate a warm sense of humanity. With stunning imagery of Beijing combined with a contemporary score rich in atmosphere, the audience experiences a visceral sense of the common citizens’ persistent attempts to grasp the elusive. Its society is living through enormous contradictions adjusting to a new capitalist system from a Communist-ruled and educated society. BEIJING TAXI uses the Olympic games as the backdrop for the film. The Olympics is the biggest metaphor and China’s coming-out party to mark this era of China in transition. Candid and perceptive in its filming approach and highly cinematic and moody in style, BEIJING TAXI takes us on a lyrical journey into fragments of a society riding the bumpy roads to modernization. Though the destination is unknown, they continue to forge ahead.

Born and raised in Beijing, Director Miao Wang immigrated to the United States in 1990. Her first documentary, YELLOW OX MOUNTAIN, has screened at over twenty festivals, received a Best Short Film Award and a broadcast on WNET Thirteen. Wang has worked as an assistant at Maysles Films, and has edited documentaries for PBS and programs for National Geographic. For BEIJING TAXI, Wang has received grants from the Sundance Documentary Fund, the Jerome Foundation, and the New York State Council for the Arts. She has participated in the IFP Filmmaker’s Lab, Tribeca All Access, and Independent Film Week and currently splits her time between New York and Beijing. BEIJING TAXI is her first feature-length documentary.

Producer Ivana Stolkiner was born in Argentina, and moved to New York in 1998. After graduating with honors from Hunter College’s film program in 2004, Stolkiner assisted the producers of Kartemquin Films in several award-winning documentaries--MAPPING STEM CELL RESEARCH: TERRA INCOGNITA, MILKING THE RHINO and IN THE FAMILY, among others. She has assisted Engel Entertainment in films for the Discovery Channel and National Geographic, and has also served as an associate producer at Pacific Street for the documentaries IN DEBT WE TRUST and BEYOND WISE GUYS.

Editor Sikay Tang received her film training with Spike Lee’s production of JUNGLE FEVER (1991) and MALCOM X (1992). A year later, during the making of her first video, Tang began her interest in film editing. Her editing credits include the documentaries CHISHOLM 72: UNBOUGHT AND UNBOSSED (2004) by Shola Lunch, and THE GOOD SOLDIER (2009) by Michael Uys and and Lexy Lovell. Tang works as a film and video editor and lives in New York City.

Our moderator will be Adella Ladjevardi, Grants Manager at Cinereach, a not-for-profit organization that facilitates the creation of films that “challenge, excite, innovate, offer new perspectives and inspire action.” Most recently, she was the Associate Producer for 2009’S MY NEIGHBOR, MY KILLER, a documentary feature by Emmy-award winner Anne Aghion. Ladjevardi was also Associate Producer for the four-hour cut of acclaimed filmmaker Jennifer Fox’s 2008 documentary mini-series FLYING: CONFESSIONS OF A FREE WOMAN, broadcast on the BBC and SBS; and served as the Distribution and Outreach Manager for the educational and non-theatrical markets for FLYING’s six-hour version. Prior to working with Fox, Adella worked for three years in marketing and publicity at documentary film distributor Icarus Films. She was also Associate Producer of Tanaz Eshaghian’s 2002 short doc I CALL MYSELF PERSIAN: IRANIANS IN AMERICA, broadcast on PBS and screened at MoMA’s Documentary Fortnight. Ladjevardi received a BFA in photography from the Rhode Island School of Design.

Admission is free for current DocuClub members and $6 for non-members.

If you 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:

Michael Fox

Mendocino Film Festival's Call for Entries
Final Deadline Dec. 1, 2009

Set in the historic village of Mendocino on the spectacular Northern California coast, the Mendocino Film Festival (June 4-6, 2010) has been praised by attending filmmakers as “a filmmaker’s film festival,” an intimate gathering place for independent artists hailing from across the country and around the globe.

The Mendocino Film Festival offers attending filmmakers the warmest hospitality for three nights in the private homes, lodges, and inns of Mendocino and neighboring communities. With screenings and discussions by day, filmmakers and audience members gather in the evenings for informal celebrations and special events. Gatherings include an opening reception and a private filmmakers’ party at an historic Victorian home overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The atmosphere is profoundly relaxed, intimate and festive.

"The Mendocino Film Festival is the near perfect film festival. It is about great films, talented filmmakers and wonderful film lovers, all set in a breathtakingly beautiful place," said filmmaker Adrian Belic.

The festival has been proud to host beloved documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles, actor Carl Lumbly, actor and activist Danny Glover, Sydney Pollack, documentary theoretician Bill Nichols, Academy Award nominees Tia Lessin and Carl Deal, and many others.

The Mendocino Film Festival focuses on creative kinship and great films. Filmmakers come to Mendocino to turn off their cell phones, hike our beautiful coastline and share their work with passionate colleagues and attendees. Mendocino is known for its artistic and politically active population—our audiences are informed, engaged and supportive.

Located on the Northern California coast a scenic three-hour drive from San Francisco, Mendocino is a charming and historic village with everything in walking distance. The town’s unforgettable setting has served as the backdrop for over sixty films, including East of Eden, Same Time Next Year, Summer of ‘42, The Russians Are Coming, The Majestic, and Murder She Wrote.

The Mendocino Film Festival invites filmmakers to submit entries by Dec. 1, 2009, to one of these special categories:

• Films on the Arts – Films on the lives, work and creative process of artists in the visual, literary, applied and performing arts.
• Films for our Future – Environmental, social justice, and spiritually themed films that offer models, solutions, and inspiration for our future.
• Documentary Features – Strong, well-crafted stories that inform, infuriate, inspire and change how we see the world.

For full details and submissions, go to:

Matt Sharp

Creating opportunities for writers on a global scale!

Accepting screenplays thru Nov 19, 2009.

Back by popular demand is the 2nd Annual Bridge International Screenplay Competition. We are currently accepting screenplays and teleplays from around the world. Don't miss this priceless opportunity to have your work in front of over 8,500 industry professionals. Submitting your script is fast and easy with our simple online entry form.

Thanks to the overwhelming response we received last season from writers world-wide, we're able to offer $10 entry fees this year! You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Submit today!

$10 ENTRY FEES – Submit Your Script Now!

Stefani Saintonge

MFA Documentary Program at Hofstra University is hosting a screening of Made in L.A. tonight at 7pm. The film will be shown on the university campus in Breslin 211 following a guest speaker.

Information about the film:
Emmy award-winning feature documentary that follows the remarkable story of three Latina immigrants working in Los Angeles garment sweatshops as they embark on a three-year odyssey to win basic labor protections from a trendy clothing retailer.
Guest Speaker: Nadia Marin, Attorney / Executive Director, the Workplace Project of Long Island.

Matt Peterson

Ongoing series of non-fiction screenings in NYC: Red Channels ( Today we start a Jackie Raynal retrospective at UnionDocs in Brooklyn.

Tailinh Agoyo

NEW DOCUMENTARY RESOURCE WEBSITE that offers weekly free teleseminars/webinars.

The DocuMentors website gives you a fun, supportive, money-saving way to stay ahead of the curve in the documentary industry. If you are new to the field, membership will save you years of time navigating the ins and outs of a very complex field. If you are a veteran, there’s plenty here for you too – the latest equipment info, funding updates, and filmmaker case studies. New features and content are being added weekly.

Enjoy privileged access to DOC TALK calls, our teleseminar series with documentary industry experts. You don’t want to miss this biweekly event, packed with the latest info on everything from raising documentary money to getting into the best film festivals and more. Plus, listen to the inspiring and encouraging real world stories of how award-winning filmmakers have made their films a reality. You’ll have access to the DOC TALK Archive and can listen to the recorded calls at your leisure.

Get exclusive access to everything you need to make your documentary happen now. This rich, up-to-the-minute treasure trove of documentary resources includes:
Fundraising Materials that will guide you down the tricky path of fundraising
Sample Trailers that have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars from various foundations and funders
Funded Proposals that have been awarded monies from sources such as ITVS and the Sundance Institute
Actual Budgets—Real budgets from real films. A must-have for any beginning filmmaker. A good, realistic budget gives funders confidence in you, giving you a huge edge when seeking documentary money. You’ll also get blank budget templates. (coming soon)

Release Forms
Budget Templates (coming soon)
Crew Agreements (coming soon)
Production Forms (coming soon)
Composer Agreements (coming soon)
Distribution Agreement Templates (coming soon)

And More!

Gregg Schwenk

In reply to Gregg Schwenk's post on Tue 20 Oct 2009 :


Submit your film now and save!

The deadline is NOVEMBER 20-

Features $45

Shorts $40

Submit on the web with and receive a discount! You can find
the NBFF submissions link to withoutabox at<>

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2010 Newport Beach Film Festival
April 22-29th, 2010

Amanda Salazar
Associate Director of Programming
Newport Beach Film Festival
4540 Campus Drive
Newport Beach, CA, 92660
(949) 253-2880 ex 226

The 11th annual Newport Beach Film Festival will run April 22nd – 29th, 2010

Rob Jackson

Serac Adventure Film School has spots available for the 2010 Colorado Backcountry Adventure Film School this Jan. 25th – Feb. 2nd!

Travel deep into the Rocky Mountains for life-saving avalanche training, winter backcountry skills and weather forecasting, all while making your very own film. The trip includes high-elevation snow camping and 2 overnights in a rustic backcountry cabin, part of the 10th Mountain Division Hut circuit.

What will you film? Everything from in-depth character stories and stunning landscape sequences to breathtaking powder skiing shots—you decide!

Check out the website at:

Or, check out Behind-the-Scenes footage from last year's backcountry film school at:

Melis Birder

We're in the process to produce DVDs for an award winning documentary The Visitors.

The film is about the passengers of a charter bus that leaves New York City every weekend for various prisons located in upstate New York, most of them long hours away from the city.

The DVDs will be available for sale from our website that is currently being updated:

We need a part-time/freelance outreach, marketing person to help us bring this film to as many people as possible.

Duties include:

- Take part in our online grassroots outreach campaign by identifying audience segments and how to effectively reach them.

- Enlist fans to spread the word.

- Generate sales through partnerships with other sites, organizations, and blogs.

- Develop and manage film’s Facebook page 

- Field film screening and distribution inquiries

- Email list creation and management.

Skills Required:

• Online marketing and outreach experience
• Familiarity with film business
• Bachelors degree; film or business degree preferred
• Interest in criminal justice issues

This is a non-paid but commission based job. And some of the profits will go help the families of the incarcerated.