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Dawn Scibilia
Pro
D-Worders in Dublin Ireland
My doc, "Home" will screen on
SATURDAY, MARCH 24 2007 11:30 am
The Irish Film Institute
6 Eustace Street
Temple Bar
Dublin 2
This is a distributor screening for Irish and UK distribs. All U.S.
distribs have passed and I am assuming all the rest will too....
This is our final effort to find a distributor. I am now focusing on
self-distributing the dvd. We are in need of funding for it. "Home"
was completely self financed and I'm unable to continue financing
it. So if anyone is interested in seeing the film, or has any ideas
on who in Ireland we can approach for funding or invite to this
screening, please let us know. I don't have the funds to make it to
the screening, so I won't be there, but you can reserve a seat with
the co-producer, writer and narrator of "Home", Alan Cooke
call 086 179 1410 or email alanmcooke@gmail.com
For more info about the film check out
http://homethemovie.com
http://myspace.com/homethemovie
Many Thanks to all.
Erica Ginsberg
Host
DOCS IN PROGRESS – TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2007

Docs in Progress is a bimonthly film series in Washington DC where
documentary filmmakers screen their works in progress for the public.
Screenings are followed up by a feedback session with the audience.
Tuesday night's screening will feature two films:

HIP HOP IS ALIVE by Michael Chu (10 minutes)
Hip Hop is more than just music for Dres tha Beatnik, an independent
Hip Hop artist and beatbox champion from Atlanta.

CONGO: HOPE ON THE BALLOT by George Lerner (57 minutes)
Elections finally come to the Democratic Republic of Congo, a nation
which lost an estimated four million people to a civil war largely
ignored by the world. But what does democracy mean to a society
still working to maintain a fragile peace?

WHEN? Tuesday, March 27, 2007, from 7:00-10:00 pm
WHERE? Jack Morton Auditorium, George Washington University (805 21st
Street, NW Washington DC)
COST? $5 suggested donation (at the door)
MORE INFORMATION? See our website at http://www.docsinprogress.org or
contact us at (240) 505-8696 or contact@docsinprogress.org

These workshops are organized by Docs in Progress and sponsored by
The Documentary Center at the George Washington University. The
general public is welcome to attend.

More information at http://www.docsinprogress.org
Hanna Jakku
Fan
Hopefully I post this under the right topic... However, I thought this
might be interesting to you all, since we have a new competition in
our programme:

MUSIXINE INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FILM CONTEST IN FINLAND SEP 5-9, 2007

Oulu Music Video Festival introduces MusiXine International Music Film
Contest into its film programme, making MusiXine the burning point of
the upcoming festival. MusiXine adds a new dimension to the OMVF scene
that already includes music videos, special screenings and air guitar
battling. The contest will be arranged during the 14th edition of the
festival on 5-9 September, 2007.

MusiXine is a contest for films on music, music making and related
phenomena, and the MusiXine Main Award for the best film in tune
totals *10,000.

As an annual part of the Oulu Music Video Festival from now on,
MusiXine will showcase the latest trends in music film. The contest
will aim to encourage new film artists, their work and ideas, bring
out the music film as an art form and serve as a forum for screening
films on various music phenomena. In MusiXine, films will be evaluated
for their cinematic merit in the context of music film, and the most
important evaluation criteria for a successful work are the film's
insightful treatment of its topic and its artistic achievements.

More information on how to submit your film at www.musixine.com. Pump
up the beat and participate! You have time 'til 8 June, 2007.

For more information, contact
Festival Producer Hanna Jakku
Tel. +358 8 5700 500
hanna(at)omvf.net
Doug Block
Host
this is the right topic, indeed, hanna. thanks for posting this.
Amy King
Pro
JOB OPPORTUNITY AT NPR - VIDEO PRODUCER
This looks like an amazing opportunity!
NPR.org is looking for a creative video producer and filmmaker with
passion and skills for working in multiple media to join the talented
team that is turning NPR.org into one of the premier news, music and
information sites on the Web. Help develop the stories and strategy that
translate NPR’s signature style of in-depth storytelling and journalism
to a new medium. This is a full-time union position in Washington, DC.
http://mediabistro.com/joblistings/jobview.asp?joid=54574&c=mbeajob
Michelle Coe
Pro
Howdy Makers,

I wanted to let everyone know about our NYC Filmmaker Workshops (now
through the end of May). We actually have a great one on digital
downloads and internet outreach coming up next week. Details below.
D-Word members can register at the discounted rate.

Web 2.0: Downloads and Digital Distribution
When: Wednesday, May 2, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Where: WMM’s office: 462 Broadway (between Broome and Grand in SoHo)

Web and online outreach experts Rick Bolton (filmfresh.com), Vanessa
Arteaga (jaman.com), and DEADLINE producer Katy Chevigny (Arts
Engine) will discuss new ways to utilize the internet to share your
film and reach a global online community. Moderated by WMM's Debra
Zimmerman.

For complete details and registration:
http://www.wmm.com/filmmakers/workshops_registration.shtml

Hope to see you!

cheers,

michelle coe
Agnes Varnum
Pro
If you have some energy after Tribeca!
Screening announcement:

LOOKING FOR AN ICON Opens at Film Forum, May 9!
Tickets are available now for the upcoming limited engagement of
LOOKING FOR AN ICON screening with THE DAY YOU'LL LOVE ME (El Dia Que
Me Quieras). Both films examine the significance, from historical to
emotional, behind iconic photographs of the last century. CBC News
said of ICON, "Much more than the story of four photographs... It is
also an exploration of the meaning and importance of photojournalism
itself." The two-week run begins on May 9 at New York City's Film Forum.

Times, tickets and directions plus more on the films:
<http://www.filmforum.org/films/looking.html>
Erica Ginsberg
Host
Docs in Progress presents in Washington DC...

TRAILER MECHANICS: HOW TO MAKE YOUR FUNDRAISING TRAILER?
An All-Day Workshop with Fernanda Rossi, The Documentary Doctor
Saturday, May 12

More info in next hidden posting.
Erica Ginsberg
Host
Click below to view hidden post.
Docs in Progress presents in Washington DC...

TRAILER MECHANICS: HOW TO MAKE YOUR FUNDRAISING TRAILER?
An All-Day Workshop with Fernanda Rossi, The Documentary Doctor
Saturday, May 12

If you are a documentary filmmaker, at some point, you are going to
need to make a trailer for your film...especially if you are trying
to raise funds. Nobody knows more about the ins and outs of trailers
than story consultant Fernanda Rossi, who will be coming to
Washington DC as a special guest of Docs in Progress.

Also known as "The Documentary Doctor," Rossi has doctored over 150
documentaries, fiction scripts and fundraising trailers including
this year's Academy Award Nominee Recycled Life by Leslie Iwerks.

This day-long seminar will help documentary producers, directors,
writers and editors:


* Learn the foundational story structures for fundraising trailers.
* Uncover the most common mistakes filmmakers make when making their
trailers.
* Think about the purpose of trailers in a whole new way.
* See and discuss case studies of trailers before and after doctoring
and (in the best Docs in Progress tradition!) get and give feedback
on several participants' trailers.

WHEN?
Saturday, May 12, 2007
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

WHERE?
Jack Morton Auditorium
George Washington University
805 21st Street, NW (21st and H Streets)
Washington DC

COST?
Earlybird Registration (through Friday, May 4): $125 ($110 for Docs
in Progress alumni, members of Women in Film and Video-DC, and
fulltime students with ID)

Regular registration (after Friday, May 4): $150 ($125 for discounted
groups noted above)

The registration fee includes attendance at the workshop, handouts,
and a coffee/snack break. Time will be included for participants to
have lunch on your own.

Space is limited. Advance registration is highly recommended.

For more information, visit our website:
<http://www.docsinprogress.org/trailer_mechanics.htm>
Online registration:
<http://www.documentarydoctor.com/updatestuff/moreinfoDC.html>

Special thanks to The Documentary Center at the George Washington
University and VER - Video Equipment Rentals.


Adele Schmidt and Erica Ginsberg
Docs in Progress
<http://www.docsinprogress.org>
Landon Van Soest
Pro
Introducing the BROOKLYN FILMMAKERS COLLECTIVE

Join us for the first meeting of the BROOKLYN FILMMAKERS COLLECTIVE at
Ad Hoc Art Space Tuesday May 29, at 7 p.m. Come enjoy beer and wine,
meet fellow filmmakers, and learn more about the collective’s upcoming
season.

BROOKLYN FILMMAKERS COLLECTIVE is a group dedicated to creating and
advancing an active filmmaking community in Brooklyn, New York. The
collective focuses on weekly peer workshops where members present
their works-in-progress and receive feedback, support, and ideas from
other group members. Films and videos created by BFC members are
promoted and marketed through special screenings at film festivals,
broadcast, galleries and theatrical outlets.

For more information, please visit our website:
www.brooklynfilmmakerscollective.com.

Directions: Ad Hoc is located at 49 Bogart Street, next to The Archive
coffee shop and Brooklyn’s Natural grocery. It is one short block from
the Bogart St. exit of the Morgan Ave. stop on the “L” train. The
front is painted red, you can’t miss it. For more info, visit their
website at: www.adhocart.org
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