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

Please include a LOCATION. Spam will be deleted.

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

Doug Block
Host

Tailinh, whatever those folks are paying you it's not enough.

Leila McCullough
Fan

IN SEARCH OF MEMORY at IFC CENTER
Friday January 8, 2010 - Thursday January 14, 2010
from 8:00pm11:00pm
IFC Center
323 Sixth Avenue
New York City, New York 10014

"Memory is everything. Without it we are nothing," says neuroscientist Eric Kandel, winner of the Nobel Prize for his groundbreaking research on the physiology of the brain's storage of memories. As he explains, memory is the glue that binds our mental life together and provides a sense of continuity in our lives.

IN SEARCH OF MEMORY is a compelling blend of autobiography and history that recounts the life of one of the most important neuroscientists of the 20th century and illuminates scientific developments in our understanding of the brain's role in recording and preserving memory. In addition to archival footage and dramatic re-creations of Kandel's childhood experiences in Nazi-occupied Vienna and his formative years as an emigrant in New York, the film features discussions with Kandel, friends and family, as well as his public lectures in Vienna and New York, which explore both his professional and personal life, especially his emotional ties to Judaism.

Both through its personal journey into the memory of this amazingly spry and witty 79-year old, especially his traumatic experiences during the Holocaust, and a visit to his Columbia University laboratory, where Kandel and his colleagues demonstrate their experimental research, IN SEARCH OF MEMORY examines how the brain stores memories, the difference between short-term and long-term memory, Alzheimer's and age-related memory loss, and structural modifications to the brain that enhance memory.

In revisiting the people, places and objects of Kandel's lifetime experiences, IN SEARCH OF MEMORY reveals how everything we undergo changes the brain, even our genetic make-up, and can determine the focus of a life's work.

http://icarusfilms.com/new2009/mem.html
http://www.ifccenter.com/about/

Gregg Schwenk
Fan

2010 NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE APPROACHING!

Friendly reminder that the regular deadline to submit your film to the Newport Beach Film festival is DECEMBER 18, 2009.

Check out our festival on YouTube at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2iPH8M3Zuw

Submit directly at Withoutabox:
http://www.withoutabox.com/login/1249

Newport Beach Film Festival runs April 22-April 29, 2010
www.NewportBeachFilmFest.com

Follow us on Twitter:
www.twitter.com/NBFF

Tailinh Agoyo
Fan

It's today! December 21, 2009 from 12-4pm. DocuMentors is having their 50% off sale. This includes How To's, DVD's, and Mentoring Services (they will consult with you on any stage of your project or process). Coupon code: YA1221

Also, be advised that Membership rates will be going up in the New Year, so if you join now, you can start benefitting from things like DOC TALKS with ITVS, Sundance Film Fest and more, and the new Budgeting Templates and Tutorial in the Members Area. Many of the upcoming DOC TALKS and tutorials will be for Members Only in the New Year.

Erica Ginsberg
Host

Any folks in the DC area who are still looking for a special gift for themselves or a loved one...Docs In Progress starts up with a new round of classes and workshops in January. Here's what's coming up:

Saturday, January 23: Documentary Fundraising 101 (an all day workshop)

Tuesday, January 26 – Tuesday, March 2: Intro to Final Cut (a six week
evening class limited to 6 participants)

Wednesday, January 27 – Wednesday, March 3: Documentary Filmmaking
from A to Z (a six week evening class aimed at new filmmakers or
filmmakers transitioning into independent documentary filmmaking)

Thursday, January 28 – Thursday, February 11: The Art of Writing
Documentary Treatments (back by popular demand in a longer workshop
format)

Saturday, January 30 – Saturday, March 6: Documentary Production (a
six week Saturday morning class aimed at first-time filmmakers)

More information on these programs plus screenings, salons, guest experts, and more on the Docs In Progress website at http://www.docsinprogress.org.

If you have any additional questions, please contact Director of
Programs and Services Adele Schmidt at adeleATdocsinprogressDOTorg

Rachael Rakes
Fan

Hello, I'm writing to let you all know that the call for entries for this year's Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant is online. More info below:

http://www.fullframefest.org/garrett2010.php
Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant

What: This grant funds first time documentary makers for travel and accommodations at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, April 8-11, 2010. For four days, grant recipients will be given access to films, participate in master classes and be mentored by experienced filmmakers. TWO filmmakers will be chosen for the grant in its third year.

Deadline: Applications must be RECEIVED BY Friday, February 5, 2010. Applicants will be notified by email in early March.

About the Grant: Garrett Scott made a distinctive mark in documentary during his short career. Without any formal training in film, he directed Cul De Sac: A Suburban War Story, examining the case of a methamphetamine addict who stole a tank from an armory and went on a rampage through the San Diego suburbs. The film prompted Filmmaker Magazine to cite Scott as one of 25 New Faces of Independent Film. He went on to make Occupation: Dreamland, co-directed with Ian Olds, about U.S. soldiers in Falluja, Iraq. It won prizes at Full Frame and the Independent Spirit Awards. Both films were broadcast by the Sundance Channel. In 2006, Scott died of a heart attack at age 37.

Scott's work examined how the forces of state power and economics impact individuals. Stylistically, his films broke convention, giving audiences new perspectives on familiar milieus like suburbia or war torn Iraq. He was a beloved member of film communities in San Francisco and New York City and several points in between.

His friends, family and colleagues established this development grant to help other emerging filmmakers reach their potential. The grants selection committee looks especially for filmmakers who somehow fulfill Scott's example, by bringing a unique vision to the content and style of contemporary documentary making.

Previous grant recipients include Elinyisia Mosha and Cameron Yates in 2009, Rebecca Richman Cohen, Nathan Fisher and Mai Iskander in 2008 and Robin Hessman and Lee Lynch in 2007.

Criteria: Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or green card holder and live in the continental United States; any age 18 or older. By "first time filmmaker," we mean someone who is in the early stage of their documentary career and has not yet received significant recognition (such as major festival play or broadcast). All applicants should anticipate finishing their first project by March 2011. You still qualify as a "first time filmmaker" if you've made shorts or student projects, worked professionally as a crew member on other people's films, or if you've recently completed a documentary that hasn't been released yet. The grant is open to students and non-students alike.

How: Applicants should send a 2 page letter addressing these areas:

1) Project summary: Describe the documentary you're working on. It doesn't matter whether the film is a short or a feature, though the judging tends to favor more ambitious projects. Describe the characters, structure, visual approach and what stage you're at.

2) Director's statement: Describe how you came to filmmaking and how you've trained as a filmmaker. It doesn't matter whether you went to film school or are self-taught. Describe what you want audiences to take from your film.

Work sample: Applicants must send a 5-10 minute DVD sample of a work-in-progress or a past work. You may send a longer work sample, but judges may only review the opening minutes.

Submit TWO COPIES of both the letter and DVD along with your...

Name:
Address:
Phone:
E-mail:

Send to:
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
ATTN: Garrett Scott Documentary Grant
324 Blackwell Street. Suite 500
Washington Building, Bay 5
Durham, NC 27701

Question or comment? e-mail us submissions@fullframefest.org
Thanks, RR

Tailinh Agoyo
Fan

an awesome new blog post from Jilann just went up on DocuMentors. it's an interesting and super informative take on documentary budgeting. here's an excerpt:

How the heck are you supposed to know what your film is going to cost before you even begin shooting it? I am working on a budget right now for the film that we wa...nt to shoot this summer, STILL DREAMING, and it’s a bit like dreaming up your treatment when you don’t know how your film is going to play out. It’s a series of creative and educated guesses that can dramatically impact your film. The way I start the budgeting process is...

READ MORE at http://documentaryhowto.com/documentary-blog

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