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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)

Jana Kadrevis
Pro

Institute of Documentary Film – Call for Articles

Two months into the adventure that is the www.DOKweb.net portal, the Institute of Documentary Film would like to announce a call for articles. We encourage documentary practitioners, industry insiders, students in a film or a film-related programme and other documentary professionals to send us submissions that deal with the theory or practice of documentary filmmaking in any part of the world.

Preference will be given to texts accessible to a broad audience. Possible topics may include, but are not limited to, an account of your experience with international co-production, funds or broadcasters; documentary funding in Western Europe or North America; difficulties encountered in the development of your project; an outline of legal or other issues hampering the audiovisual industry in your country; advice and suggestions concerning various aspects of documentary filmmaking; views from the other side (overseas contributors, commissioning editors, funders). Film reviews are not part of the current call.

Submissions of 2 – 6 standard pages may be sent in English, Czech or Slovak. Texts selected by IDF's editorial staff will be posted in English and Czech on our portal, www.DOKweb.net, the largest online resource for East European documentary film. Following an agreement with the author, texts may be edited or trimmed. Authors of published submissions will receive CZK 250 per standard page.

There is no fixed deadline; submissions are considered on an ongoing basis. Please send your text in .doc format to dokweb@dokweb.net. The authors of accepted and rejected texts will be notified by email within two weeks.

We're looking forward to reading your views and insights!

For other inquiries, please drop us a line at dokweb@dokweb.net.

Linelle Schultz
Fan

Calling all Filmmakers – Be Discovered in Hollywood!

Submit your film NOW! The 14th Annual Hollywood Film Festival is now open for submissions. Visit http://www.hollywoodfestival.com to submit your film. We are accepting the following categories: Features, Documentaries, Shorts.

The Deadline has been extended, so submit ASAP!!!

Innbo Shim
Fan

Hey LA Doc-fans,

I'm working on the community engagement campaign for Laura Poitras's documentary THE OATH and it will open in LA on May 21, 2010 at Laemmle's Sunset 5 in West Hollywood. I've heard it's really hard for docs to find their audience in LA – prove those naysayers wrong! Here is info about the film:

Watch trailer: http://www.zeitgeistfilms.com/theoath/

Synopsis

From the director of the Oscar-nominated My Country, My Country, The Oath is a spectacularly gripping documentary that unspools like a great political thriller. It’s the cross-cut tale of two men whose fateful meeting propelled them on divergent courses with Al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, 9/11, Guantanamo Bay Prison and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Abu Jandal is a taxi driver in Sana’a, Yemen; his brother-in-law Salim Hamdan is a Guantanamo prisoner and the first man to face the controversial military tribunals. Jandal and Hamdan’s intertwined personal trajectories—how they became bin Laden’s bodyguard and driver respectively—act as prisms that serve to explore and contextualize a world which has confounded Western media. As Hamdan’s trial progresses, his military lawyers challenge fundamental flaws in the court system. The charismatic Jandal dialogues with his young son, Muslim students and journalists, and chillingly unveils the complex evolution of his belief system post-9/11. Winner of Best Documentary Cinematography at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, The Oath offers a rare window into a hidden realm—and the international impact of the U.S. War on Terror.

Emily Meyers
Pro

Let your friends know that Eyes of the World Media Group is looking for interns for the Summer Training Program.

Here is some information about the program, but of course let me know if anyone is interested or has any questions!

TRAINING PROGRAM: Use media to make change!

Looking for a training program that gives you responsibilities, career coaching, opportunity to work directly with the organizations leaders, and make the world a better place?

Eyes of the World Media Group (www.eowmg.com) is a production company specializing in the creation of socially relevant media (video, web, design, and animation).

We make it a high priority to match you with projects that will help you gain experience and skills you will need to be successful in a variety of careers.

Some of the training opportunities we offer include:

* Graphic Design
* Web Development
* Video Production
* Animation
* Business Development & Marketing

For more info visit: www.eowmg.com/training_program.html

Requirements
We're looking for creative, smart, and organized individuals with a passion for socially conscious media.

The program length is 200 hours that can be completed over various periods to accommodate your scheduling needs. At minimum, you must be able to commit at least 13 hours a week.

Email resumes and cover letters to: connect@eowmg.com. Please indicate that you are applying for the Training Program in the subject line.

We hope to hear from you!

~Carrie

Hima B.
Pro

PRODUCER search

I'm looking for a Producer who can help me fundraise on a documentary I am directing about strippers & working violations. This person must have experience with writing & successfully getting grants esp from documentary funders and other social-issue funders. Plus would be if they have experience with targeting individual donors, using social media, Kickstarter, & other avenues to get completion funds. Please send me a resume with URL links to projects that you have worked on.

Here's some info about the project:
LICENSE TO PIMP is a feature-length personal documentary about labor conditions for exotic dancers who must pay for the privilege to strip. The film follows a whistle-blower, a teenage club prostitute, a woman who strips outside the club circuit, & myself (the filmmaker and a former stripper). The film follows the choices we and other workers make as our workplaces engage in illegal & unsafe practices that violate our rights as workers.

I'm happy to tell U more about the project & share the work sample if you contact me.

CONTACT: himaphiliac@gmail.com

Hima B.
Pro

seeking POST-PRODUCTION INTERNS for Documentary projects

We want smart, energetic individuals who can commit time to learn about all aspects of independent film production. Duties will range from the daily tasks of operating a production company to specific work on different documentary projects in various stages of production. Position will be supporting an independent filmmaker with day to day activities and projects. The themes of various documentaries include sex work, HIV/AIDS, domestic violence, & gay/lesbian issues.

This is a great opportunity to learn about development, production, & post-production in a creative environment. You must have a sense of humor, positive attitude, & a desire to delve deeper into social issues that impact women/girls, queer people, & people of color.

A background in post-production editing is essential. The candidate should be eager to learn about documentary filmmaking and have a foundation in film/video production & post production. Candidate must have Final Cut Pro editing experience and your own Apple laptop computer with Final Cut Pro (version 6.06), MS Word,& Photoshop. U must be able to work independently, multi-task by managing multiple projects, & prioritize workload as needed. Please note, we cannot accept people who only have PC laptops as all work is streamlined to Apple computer & editing applications.

LENGTH OF INTERNSHIP: Begins immediately. 3 month commitment is asked.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Transcribe documentary interviews
• Log & digitize documentary footage with Final Cut Pro
• Assist with research and licensing of archival photographs, music, and footage
• Production assistance
• Database entry and management
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

BONUS: Website development, knowledge of Illustrator, Flash, After Effects, outreach, and fundraising skills

TIME COMMITMENT: 2 to 3 days per week from 1pm to 7pm. Minimum 12-18 hours/wk (Mon. through Fri only).

LOCATION: Based in NYC

APPLY: send a resume and info about yourself

CONTACT: himaphiliac@gmail.com

COMPENSATION: No pay. Credit for college is OK. You will also be credited on the films that you work on.

Anayansi Prado
Pro

NEW DAY FILMS – CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

New Day Films is currently accepting submissions from filmmakers with social issue documentary and fiction titles for non-theatrical distribution. Our upcoming submission deadline is May 31, 2010. We invite you to submit an application to join our vibrant and creative film collective.

WHO WE ARE...
New Day Films is a filmmaker-run distribution company providing award-winning films to educators since 1971. Democratically run by more than 100 filmmaker members, New Day delivers over 150 titles that illuminate, challenge and inspire. Collectively, New Day titles have won an Academy Award, 9 Academy Award nominations, 4 Emmys, and hundreds of awards at prestigious film festivals. Our films have been broadcast on PBS, HBO and other media outlets.

New Day brings together talented and accomplished filmmakers dedicated to both finding educational audiences for our films and earning revenue to support the independent filmmaking process. A vibrant, creative organization, New Day is a strong brand, which buyers have relied on for decades.

Distributing independent social issue films since 1971, New Day has developed a strong brand within the educational community, built a huge knowledge base on effective distribution and marketing, and grown revenues to over $1 million annually. When you join New Day you become part of a dynamic, democratically run collective of filmmakers.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR...
We actively seek a diversity of voices among our members as well as in our film collection. Short and long-format documentary, fiction and experimental works are welcome. Your film must address a social issue. Those applying should be comfortable joining a collective, where members market their own films, work as a team and volunteer for tasks. Please visit our website to learn more about joining New Day Films.

APPLICATION PROCESS...
The upcoming submission deadline is RECEIPT by May 31, 2010.
Please contact us to request an application today.

www.newday.com

Francisco Bello
Pro

Tickets are on sale for the NYC première of WAR DON DON at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival: http://www.filmlinc.com/wrt/onsale/hrw10/wardondon.html

We’ll have three screenings at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, Walter Reade Theater:
Saturday, June 12 PREMIERE at 6:45pm with panel discussion and reception to follow
Sunday, June 13 at 2:00pm with Q&A to follow
Wednesday, June 16 at 4:00pm with Q&A to follow

We’ll sell out the weekend screenings pretty quickly, so I encourage you to buy your tickets soon! And check out our website for latest awards, reviews, and other upcoming screenings: http://wardondonfilm.com

Sign up for the newsletter (link below) to hear about the screenings, reactions from civil society organization, former combatants, and the Special Court. It’s an exciting time for the film – and I’m looking forward to sharing it with you in June.

NEWSLETTER: http://eepurl.com/hcGF
TWITTER: http://twitter.com/wardondon
FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/wardondon

Kindest Regards,
Francisco Bello
Producer / Editor, WAR DON DON

Stephanie Caruso
Pro

Hi All,

I'm a grad student in New York working towards my MFA in Documentary Studies. I'm in the Boston area for the summer and looking to find work on any projects that might be going on. I've develop editing, producing, shooting, and writing skills in the program and I have a strong film background as well (I have my BA in Film Studies/Production). I'm a hard worker and willing to get my hands dirty. I've posted my reel and please email me at stephaniecaruso5@gmail.com for my resume. Thanks!

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