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Jonathan Vogel


Now entering its fourth year, The 2012 Talking Pictures Festival invites independent filmmakers to submit their new films. The festival takes place in Spring 2012 in Evanston, IL and attracts filmgoers from the entire Chicago metro-area.

What we're looking for...
We seek films that are thought-provoking, intriguing, entertaining, vibrant, authentic, artful and informative. From dramatic films to hard-hitting documentaries, comedic shorts, animation or experimental films, we invite independent filmmakers to send us their work for consideration. All genres, styles, lengths and both film and video entries welcome! Cash awards for winning entries.

Connecting with the audience...
True to its name, screenings at The Talking Pictures Festival foster a lively dialogue between filmmakers and audience members and get the community involved. If you made a film with real impact, this is the place to show it.

"Early Bird" DEADLINE: October 31, 2011
Regular DEADLINE: November 23, 2011
Late DEADLINE: December 5, 2011

Entry form and more info at:

Submit your entry at:

Questions? Please contact us at: 847.371.2804 or

Kathy Barbini

Looking for an assistant proficient at doing the footwork to get our film and info on all online sites like Distrify, and general internet marketing.

Laura Perlman

A belated thanks to all of you for your warm welcomes and thanks for the info about the Betty Carter doc.
If you are looking for a composer feel free to contact me.
Best to all,

Nick Ravich

Looking for professional audio (for video production) workshop/classes in the New York area. Ideal would be something slanted towards documentary field recording, esp for HDSLR workflow, for someone with basic audio operating experience. So not for a total novice, but someone who learned on the job and so doesn't have a very good handle on the fundamental whats/whys/hows.
I know about DCTV in Chinatown. Any other suggestions would be great.
Thanks, Nick.

John Burgan

Folks new to The D-Word – you don't need to sign your name at the bottom of your posts – it's there already as part of your profile.

Doug Block

Very exciting news indeed, Corinne, and much congrats. But next time you should post something like this in the Shameless Self-Promotion topic. Just to show we have no hard feelings, and to celebrate your success, free drinks for you today in the Bar & Grill.

Roberto S. Oregel

Good Morning :
Hope everyone is doing well. I wanted to ask you for a huge favor...I've entered my doc, Eloy Take Two into a festival...It needs votes to be screened...Can you be most kind to share the link and paragraph below with your fbook friends and Help get this film screened........Thank you so much!! rso

Here's the Paragraph and link...Please share both Gracias!:
(feel free to change the paragraph if you like or leave as is)

My Friend's documentary, ELOY TAKE TWO, featuring Chicano artist, ELOY TORREZ and CHEECH MARIN has been entered into the ArcLight film festival. The film who's Trailer receives the most "likes" on the YouTube link will be accepted into the festival. Please take a moment to visit the link and click "Like" on the YOUTUBE page. Vote for Eloy Take Two!! Thank you!!