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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)

Christoph Baaden

Hello Documentary Production Friends and Colleagues.

I am a fellow documentary director and our production company Film For Thought is looking for office mates – we are about to take over a 4 room office but we only 2 of the rooms so the plan is to build a little documentary production community. The offices are located in the great Spring Arts Tower Downtown.

Check it out:

Interested – give me a call at 310. 502 1988. Thanks.


Elisa Saracino

For everyone that want to find a producer or want to promove their creations i've found few days a go a new website that works uploading videos that are going to be seen by producers that are also logged into the site. The lin is :

Hope that could be useful!

Steve Holmgren

Fair Use Without Fear!
Copyright for Participatory Culture Workshop at UNIONDOCS

Saturday, October 29 at 4:00pm, $20 suggested donation.
322 Union Ave, Brooklyn NY

Join scholar Patricia Aufderheide, filmmaker David Van Taylor, and law professor Brian Frye in this in-depth and hands-on investigation of fair-use. Stick around after the panel for an informal happy hour and your chance to talk with the presenters.

UnionDocs is a non-profit center for documentary arts based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY.

For more details and to purchase tickets, check out the event post here:

Daria Price

Seeking Recommendations for a Shooter in WashingtonDC/Baltimore area – November 10 – couple hours at most, it's an interview at John Hopkins Applied Physics lab for my doc, Out on a Limb, about advances in the science of prosthetics for amputees.
Also might need a PA with a car
can contact me at:
dasha68 at gmail dot com

Andrea Swift

FAIR USE FOR DOCUMENTARIES UNDER THREAT. OUR HELP IS NEEDED: Fair Use is under threat from certain wording in The Digital Copyright Act. Please click on this link and email in your response the questionaire to help provide the ammunition that The International Association (Ida Documentary) needs to fight for an exception for filmmakers.

A DMCA Exemption for Filmmakers: We Need Your Help


Jay Heyman

I am looking for a Brazilian Portuguese speaking AP/Researcher for a series of short documentaries. Good phone skills necessary. This job is for pay and you would be working out of an office in Manhattan (SOHO) and/or reporting to that office. Please reply to jheyman [at] sdintegrated [dot] com

Jessica Clark

Producers: Help AIR Reinvent Public Media! Visit today.


It’s heating up. Producers and stations are flocking to apply for Localore, which will provide more than $1 million in support for makers to work with public stations on multiplatform storytelling projects.

More stations are coming onto the Localore Station Runway this week and next…WLRN/Miami and WRVO/upstate New York are the latest to date. Producers, get busy watching them all and reaching out as you finesse your proposals to be one of the 10 selected to lead our station-based initiatives—designed to expand local innovation capacity. See which local outlet is right for you. We provide a contact link for you to be in touch with them on the station profile page.

Stations, keep your options open! Open the door to talent and see what comes in. You can name up to three potential producers. The sooner you get your media up, the more eyeballs you'll attract.

Guidelines are here:
Take time to read them if you haven’t yet.

<<November 10>> Deadline for proposals. If you'd like to be one of our lead Localore producers, that's when you must submit proposals for project ideas at By that same deadline, stations hoping to serve as Localore incubators must get media uploaded to our Station Runway.

<<December 2>> Finalists notified. Up to 30 lead producers and incubator stations will be invited to submit a second-round proposal. Final teams will be announced by late January, and projects will begin launching in March.

Want to learn more?

• Read our FAQ:

• Study the Guidelines:

• Watch the project's 6-minute launch video:

• Check out the article on the whys and whats of Localore in Current:

Interested in helping us spread the word? Learn more here.

Questions? Contact Executive Editor Noland Walker at

Produced by the Association of Independents in Radio with support from CPB, the MacArthur Foundation, the Wyncote Foundation, and the NEA, Localore will charge producers with inventing new, multiplatform models for fresh, locally-sourced, high quality journalism. Selected producers will lead a 9-12 month station-based project designed to expand the station's innovation capacity.

Christoph Baaden

Hi Everyone.

I am a fellow documentary director and our production company Film For Thought is looking for office mates, either in a private suite or as shared office space.

Our company has offices in the Spring Arts Tower in Downtown LA (two blocks away from Pershing Square for public transportation and the Red Line) and there is still 1 private, lockable office available in this 4-room suite that we would like to rent out, starting now. And if you are looking for something more inexpensive, this generous space can be shared with a colleague. We would be happy to help facilitate.

If you or anybody you know is looking for space, please let us know.

Thank you so much!!

323. 928 7979

Michael B. McGee

Hello again,
I just wanted to let everyone know that I'm a non-union Director of Photography / Camera Operator with over 10 years of experience working on national TV commercials, music videos, and feature narrative films. My years of working in still photography gave me an extensive understanding of lighting and composition which I've segued into my cinematography. I'd like to get involved in making docs. Please check out my profile and feel free to contact me if you're in need of a DP and/or Camera Op.

thanks for your time,

Sarie Horowitz

Flaherty NYC at 92YTribeca this Wednesday, November 2 @ 7:30pm. Screening Agnes Vard's MUR MURS (1981,16mm)

A visitor (Juliet Berto) explores street life in early eighties Los Angeles, looking at music, subcultures and where murals interact with graffiti, in this little seen Varda documentary, one of several of her documents of California life.

The screening will be followed by a party DJ’ed by Dave Tompkins, author of the book How to Wreck a Nice Beach, who will play soul, 80s electro-soul and decay ballads.

For the complete series schedule, please visit Snapshots: Tourism in Cinema

For Ticket Information (no fees to purchase online):

Felix Endara

DCTV Presents
Co-presented with VSM Productions and DocuClub       
Mon, 11/07/2011 – 7:30pm        
DCTV, 87 Lafayette Street, NYC        
Join us for this special evening of film, art and discussion on the representation of veterans in art and media:

Screening of Hidden Battles with Director Victoria Mills
How does killing change the person who pulls the trigger? Hidden Battles is a dramatic and deeply personal documentary film about the psychological impact of war on five soldiers. Representing a cross-section of nationalities, gender, class and race, these soldiers unveil intimate memories about the central act of combat — killing another human being — and how they create a life for themselves afterward.

Victoria Mills is an award winning documentary filmmaker as well as a full-time practicing psychoanalyst. In conjunction with the films, she leads workshops with universities, national women's organizations, and grassroots community groups. As an analyst with 25 years experience, Victoria has worked extensively with people of different cultures who have experienced trauma, including those who suffered from 9/11. She is also is a training analyst and on the faculty of the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis, and supervises graduate and PhD students at several universities.

Slideshow of Soldiers' Stories from Iraq and Afghanistan with Artist Jennifer Karady
Jennifer Karady is an artist whom has worked with American veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan for the past four years to create staged narrative photographs that depict their individual stories and address their difficulties in adjusting to civilian life. After an extensive interview process with the veteran and his/her family, Karady collaborates with the veteran to restage a chosen moment from war within the safe space of their everyday environment, often surrounded by family and friends.

Reading from Sand Queen with Author Helen Benedict
Helen Benedict's sixth novel, Sand Queen, is culled from real life stories of female soldiers and Iraqis, offering a story of love, courage and struggle from the rare perspective of two young women on opposite sides of a war. Benedict has won three major awards for her work on soldiers: The 2010 Exceptional Merit in Media Award from the National Women’s Political Caucus, The Ken Book Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness for 2010, and the 2008 James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism. She has testified twice to Congress on behalf of women in the military. She is a professor of journalism at Columbia University.

Discussion with Scott Thompson
Scott Thompson is the Director of Social Dialogue and Training Initiatives for Intersections International, a New York based NGO that works at the intersection of communities in conflict. His expertise is in programming for returning military persons and civilians, utilizing psychological healing processes to help heal the rift between these groups. He oversees Intersections’ Veteran-Civilian Dialogue project, a community building effort for returning soldiers to provide meaningful tools of reconciliation and healing.

$6 / DCTV & DocuClub Members
$8 / Shooting People, NYWIFT, IFP Members, and students with ID
$10 / General

Purchase tickets here
Remaining tickets will be sold at the door, cash only.
Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Doors open 7pm. Event starts at 7:30pm.
No admittance after 8pm.

Erica Ginsberg

The final Docs In Progress screening of 2011 will take place this Thursday, November 3 in Washington DC. We hope you will join us in watching a documentary work-in-progress by a local filmmaker and then participating in a post-screening constructive critique session to help her get a reality check on her story structure and character development and be able to move forward with the editing process.
These screenings are open to the general public. You do not need to be a documentary filmmaker to attend. This program is organized by Docs In Progress and sponsored by The Documentary Center at the George Washington University.


by Isabelle Carbonell
Buzos (“trash divers”) in the Dominican Republic struggle to maintain a normal life even as they live off a smoking garbage dump in the outskirts of the city. For the pennies they scrape together each day the buzos risk injury, infection, food poisoning, violence and continuing a cycle of illiteracy, malnutrition, and being considered little more than pariahs to local government officials.

Thursday, November 3 from 7:00-9:30 pm

George Washington University
Media and Public Affairs Building
805 21st Street, NW
Auditorium B-07
Washington DC

Closest Metro: Foggy Bottom. Parking garage across the street.

Suggested donation $10. Cash only at the door. No advanced tickets or RSVP.

More info on our website:

Jason Hutt


The office is clean and large with wood floors, high ceilings, great natural light and central air conditioning/heat. The building is safe and quiet with lots of friendly, creative neighbors on the floor: filmmakers, photographers, etc. Great location, a few blocks from either the 7th Avenue or 15th Street/Prospect Park F stops and lots of great bodegas, cafes, Prospect Park, Celebrate Brooklyn, etc.

Space is available December 1st for short or long term rental. The ideal candidate is someone who works independently or creatively and is not on the phone all day. You'd get a large work space that includes wireless internet, refrigerator and espresso/coffee machine. There is currently an oversized desk, chair and shelves for your use or you can bring your own.

Rent is somewhat negotiable, between $250-300, depending on your work schedule so please let me know what kind of work you do and your typical work week--if you have one. Photos upon request.

Contact me at

Angela Tucker


I am looking for a shooter in the Denver/Colorado Springs area for Monday, November 21st for a one day shoot on a feature length documentary about the black church. We need a DP who has a Canon 5D camera. Please send links to your work at

Thank you!

Mila Turajlic

Hi everyone,

I'm looking for someone who could lend/rent me a camera, tripod and mic for one day in Cleveland on Thursday. I will be travelling there to hold a guest lecture on the invitation of Prof Daniel Goulding, whose book The Yugoslav Experience on Yugoslav cinema, was a great inspiration to me in making Cinema Komunisto. I was thinking of using the opportunity of my visit to shoot a brief interview with Prof Goulding for the Cinema Komunisto website and would be very grateful if there's anyone in the Cleveland area who could help me find a (very basic) camera to do this. I can offer tickets for the screening of Cinema Komunisto at the Cleveland Museum of Art on Wednesday evening in return.
Thank you!

Michael B. McGee

Hello again,
I just wanted to let everyone know that I'm a non-union Director of Photography / Camera Operator with over 10 years of experience working on national TV commercials, music videos, and feature narrative films. My years of working in still photography gave me an extensive understanding of lighting and composition which I've segued into my cinematography. I'd like to get involved in making docs. Please check out my profile and feel free to contact me if you're in need of a DP and/or Camera Op.

thanks for your time,

Rob Hatch-Miller

Looking for a shooter in the Durham, NC area on the weekend of November 19-20. Panasonic HVX 200, HPX 170 or HMC 150 preferred. This is for my feature doc on soul music legend Syl Johnson, who's performing that Saturday night at the Carolina Theater. We need a 2nd camera to film the show and some interviews backstage and at his hotel. Email me: robhatchmiller [at] gmail

Here's some of my footage of Syl performing in Brooklyn:

Felix Endara

Looking for Editor in Washington, D.C.

Big Mouth Films is looking for an experienced, skilled editor based in Washington, D.C. to do a 2 week edit in early January 2012. Project is a 3-minute commissioned piece that will premiere in early 2012. Please have your own editing system (FCP).

Please send your availability for the first two weeks in January 2012, rate, and link to online reel to not to me.
Sorry, only qualified applicants will receive a response.


Caitlin Ryan

Hi There,

My company is looking for a sound person and a shooter who are owner/operators based in the Washington DC area for a short National Science Foundation-funded video shoot on November 20th.

The project will spotlight ethics as a positive force in scientific innovation.

Please send any referrals/requests for more info to: production[at]eowmg[dot]com.


arisleyda Dilone

Hi all,

I am currently producing an independent personal documentary about gender and immigration. I am in need of a sound recordist and cameraman willing to sacrifice their Thanksgiving to film my family. Lodging, food, and travel will be covered other details can be discussed upon contact. I can promise you a fun interesting Thanksgiving with all the fixins. Please email @ if you are interested.

John Burgan

Arisleyda, it's probable that this job is in NY, but always best to specify the location

Alex Margineanu

Hi all. Looking for an experienced production assistant, PA, or otherwise fixer with good knowledge of London with a driver's license and car (if no car we can rent one) for a professional documentary production in London, England, from Nov. 18-26. This is a paid position for a Canadian broadcast documentary production. Please reply to
or post here.

Christoph Baaden

I am a fellow documentary director and our production company Film For Thought is looking for office mates, either in a private suite or as shared office space.

Our company has offices in the Spring Arts Tower in Downtown LA (two blocks away from Pershing Square for public transportation and the Red Line) and there is still 1 private, lockable office available in this 4-room suite that we would like to rent out, starting now. And if you are looking for something more inexpensive, this generous space can be shared with a colleague. We would be happy to help facilitate.

If you or anybody you know is looking for space, please let us know.

Thank you so much!!

323. 928 7979

Beth Levison

Hi All,

I've posted here before and had terrific luck. I am looking for a talented producer/shooter in the Rochester, New York area, who ideally has (or has access to) a 5D or an HD video rig to do a short piece for us here at Etsy. We do 3-4 minute doc shorts here, and this one would be a stylized, process piece of about 90 seconds – it needs to shoot at the end of the month.

An example of our most recent short is here: If anyone has any recommendations or connections in Rochester, please let me know. I would be so appreciative!

Thank you so much!

917.687.5894 m

Roselly Torres

November 18, 2011

Third World Newsreel
Contact: Chas. B. Brack
Tel: (212) 947-9277 ext. 10

Third World Newsreel and New Filmmakers Present FILM EMERGENCE! A Program of Short Films.

(New York, NY)— Third World Newsreel (TWN) and New Filmmakers are proud to present FILM EMERGENCE! at Anthology Film Archives. Please join us on December 6, 2011 for the New York premieres of films from our annual filmmaking program and one tribute in memoriam to workshop alum and TWN family member Akoma Miriam Perez.

December 6-, 2011 at 6:03 PM
Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Avenue at 2nd Street
F train to 2nd Ave, R train to 8th Street
Admission: $6

Affording Progress: A Community Response to Gentrification by Nuala Cabral, Jaisal Noor and Thanu Yakupitiyage
Community activists and residents of Prospect Heights (Brooklyn), expose the fears and hopes for their neighborhood, sending a local and universal message about the difference between development and affordable progress. This short documentary is a Third World Newsreel Workshop production directed by Nuala Cabral and produced by Jaisal Noor and Thanu Yakupitiyage.

Clandestined by Claro de los Reyes
In this narrative short, a young man finds out that there are some things in life too hard to escape.

Walking with FUREE by Akoma Miriam Perez
Post 9/11, Wanda Imasuen, a Harlem raised believer in the American Dream, found herself jobless and going to the welfare office. The humiliation of her treatment and the persistent efforts of the women at FUREE (Families United for Racial and Economic Equality), led Wanda to become an activist and speaker and to recruit other women to empower themselves.

New York is Killing Me by Regina Eaton, Dalila-Johari Paul and Jaira Placide
New York City streets and the people who walk them are filled with all kinds of dreams and potential. When NYC calls out people flock, only to realize the bittersweet fruit that smells like New York, can also "kill" them if they hold on to a facade for too long. The 3 1/2-minute film pays a cinematic tribute to poet Gil Scott Heron.

Third World Newsreel (TWN) is a media arts organization dedicated to fostering the creation, appreciation and dissemination of independent social issue media made by and about people of color. TWN also has a variety of workshops and classes throughout the year on film and video production. TWN is supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ford Foundation, the North Star Fund, the Funding Exchange, the Asian Women Giving Circle, Materials for the Arts, as well as individual donors. Visit

Immy Humes

Hi everyone!

Who can quickly capture 4 HDV tapes (mini-DV cassettes) into FCP 7 for me?

I'm in Brooklyn, Prospect Heights, so local or Manhattan is good.
contact info in hidden section. any ideas appreciated.

Ines Sommer

Very doc-friendly film fest invites your doc submissions! Regular deadline for the 2012 Talking Pictures Festival is Wed, Nov 23.

Now entering its fourth year, The 2012 Talking Pictures Festival
takes place March 8 – 11, 2012 in Evanston, IL and attracts
filmgoers from the entire Chicago metro-area.

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 doc with real impact, this is the
place to show it!

Regular deadline: Nov 23
Late deadline: Dec 5
Inquire about an extension if needed.

Entry form and more info at:

Submit your entry at:

Questions? Please contact us at: 847.371.2804 or

David Spodak

Hi Everyone,

I'm a new pro member. I am working on a doc that requires me to be in London UK January 3 – 8. On less than a shoe string but have a few bucks for rent and an aerobed. Anyone have any ideas or contacts I could try.


David Spodak

Doug Block

I just booked an inexpensive room in a great funky house for SXSW this coming March thru airbnb and very happy with how they work. Easy to use and great customer service.

Felix Endara

DocuClub in December!

Our December DocuClub will take place on Wednesday, December 14, 7 p.m., at 92YTribeca, located at 200 Hudson (at Canal). 

This month, we will screen a rough cut of My Brooklyn by Kelly Anderson. The documentary chronicles the dramatic changes that have occurred in Downtown Brooklyn over the past ten years, and shows how these changes are not natural, but fueled by public policy. The film documents how an obsession with upscale environments driven by the Wall Street bubble is threatening the very economic, racial, and ethnic diversity and neighborhood character that have historically drawn many generations to Brooklyn, and made it unique. This process has led to a fierce battle over the soul of the city, the themes of which resonate with urban communities across the county. See a trailer here:

Director/Producer Kelly Anderson is an award-winning independent producer and director of documentary and narrative films. Her most recent production is Never Enough, a documentary about American’s relationship with their material possessions, which won an Artistic Excellence award at the 2010 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival. Other recent directing work includes Someplace Like Home, a documentary about the redevelopment of Fulton Mall in Downtown Brooklyn, which she made for FUREE (Families United for Racial and Economic Equality). In 2004, Anderson produced and directed (with Tami Gold) and edited Every Mother's Son, a documentary for ITVS about mothers whose children have been killed by police officers and who have become national spokespeople on the issue of police brutality. Every Mother's Son premiered at Tribeca Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award, and had its broadcast premiere on PBS’s P.O.V. series. Gold and Anderson also made Making a Killing, a half-hour documentary that addresses the marketing practices of the tobacco industry in the developing world. Making a Killing premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival, was screened for delegates at the World Health Organization and aired on television in Nigeria, Serbia, Lagos and Vietnam. In 2000, Anderson completed Shift, a one-hour drama for ITVS about the volatile relationship between a North Carolina waitress and a telemarketing prison inmate, which premiered at the Rotterdam International Film Festival and aired on many PBS stations. Her other documentaries include Out at Work (with Tami Gold), which was screened at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival and was shown on HBO. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Film and Media Studies at Hunter College in New York City. Learn more about her films at:

Writer/Producer Allison Lirish Dean has covered arts, culture, and urban planning and policy issues for public radio, and for publications such as The Next American City and Gotham Gazette. Her film production credits include Someplace Like Home (2008), an award-winning video for FUREE, a Brooklyn-based community organization. My Brooklyn grew in part out of extensive ethnographic research Dean conducted about the Fulton Mall as part of a study led by the Pratt Center for Community Development. In addition to her work as an independent media producer, Dean is Communications Associate for PolicyLink, a non-profit focused on equity and public policy.

Editor Kathryn Barnier has been working in documentary productions for over 20 years. She edited Banished: How Whites Drove Blacks Out of Town in America (directed by Marco Williams), which was shown at Sundance, The Pan African Film Festival, True/False, the Miami International Film Festival (Grand Jury Prize), Full Frame, Silver Docs, Nashville Film Festival, Atlanta Film Festival, Sundance at BAM, and Human Rights Watch Film Festival. Her other editing credits include Out of Status, The Mystery of Love and The Search For Solutions.

Co-Producer Lisa Willis is an intellectual property attorney who has lived in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, since 2006. She has been involved with a number of documentaries, including Skid Row (2008), about the homeless community in downtown Los Angeles, and A.W.O.L. (in production), about African-American athletes. Before law school, Willis taught children with special needs and ran a preschool and afterschool in Harlem. Because of her experience as an educator, she always knew that she wanted to raise her daughter in a diverse community and Fort Greene seemed like the perfect place. As a resident of this changing neighborhood, she is very familiar with the benefits and challenges of living in a gentrifying community. She was drawn to My Brooklyn because she believes residents of gentrifying communities need to have an honest and real conversation with each other and believes this film can be a catalyst for this.

Our moderator will be Mary Kerr. She began her film industry career working in the hospitality department of the Sundance Film Festival in 1993. She worked for the Sundance Institute in various capacities over the next several years, eventually becoming a film programmer. In 1999, she left Sundance to work as a writer in radio/television, but continued programming as a consultant for the Los Angeles Film Festival, Gen Art, and Maryland Film Festivals, as well as the IFP Market. In 2003, Kerr became director of programming for the inaugural SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival and helped it to become one of the world’s premiere documentary festivals. Since 2006, she has served as executive director of the Flaherty/International Film Seminars, Inc., presenters of the annual Robert Flaherty Film Seminar and monthly screening program, Flaherty NYC. She has served on panels for the Independent Gotham Awards, ITVS, P.O.V., Tribeca Gucci Fund, and juries for the Full Frame, Newport, Sarasota, Black Maria, and Nordisk Panorama Film Festivals. She was also curator of the 2009 and 2010 Council on Foundations Film and Video Festivals.

If you’re planning to attend, please RSVP to

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

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
No admittance after 7:15 p.m.

This is our last DocuClub of the year. Don't miss out!

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

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Marj Safinia

Angelenos, and those in the vicinity:

On Friday, the 2011 IDA Awards Gala is happening in Los Angeles at the DGA. Hosted by an all-star cast of doc community superstars (Eddie Schmidt, Josh Fox, Tiffany Shlain and Lucy Walker as DJ), it's a chance to celebrate the best films of the year, and support the IDA to help continue all the advocacy work and educational work they carry out on behalf of the whole community. It's a fun party, and a chance to catch up with the movers and shakers before the end of the year. You can buy tickets at Hope to see you there!

Anna Lee


Working Films, with support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, announces Reel Aging: Real Change, an initiative that will tie compelling documentary films and transmedia projects that explore aging to ongoing policy work and grassroots campaigns supporting older populations globally. Reel Aging: Real Change will begin on March 23, 2012 with a four-day residency where eight to ten media teams will sharpen their strategies for audience and community engagement. On Tuesday, March 27, the teams will present their projects to regional, national and global NGOs, funders, government agencies, activists, and policy makers – all leaders in the field of aging who have a track record of supporting elder rights, respect and health. The goal: to embed the film and media projects into on-the-ground efforts by the advocates in the room. Hosted in Washington, DC in collaboration with American University’s Center for Social Media, this day-long, strategic convening will launch a collaborative campaign between the participating media makers and the NGOs.

We are seeking applications from media makers for participation in Reel Aging: Real Change. All nonfiction projects that explore the aging experience are eligible to apply, and applicants may be at any stage of production or distribution, from new and completed projects to works-in-progress.

Please complete the application form online at

Application Deadline: January 6, 2012

Registration Fee: NONE. The residency includes lodging, meals, and materials. Participants are responsible for covering their own travel; stipends are available.

Please Help Spread the Word: Please forward this announcement to friends and colleagues and share on Facebook and Twitter.

Gwyn Welles


See link below for a great house for anyone attending Sundance...

The house is available for rent January 18-23 and sleeps 11 people. It is located at the Deer Valley Resort, which is beautiful and only a few minutes from the heart of the festival. There is even a free shuttle that will bring you back and forth from the festival.

Total house rental for the 5 nights (including taxes) is $4406, which is a great deal!

If interested, please contact Liz Wilkes at:

Here is the link:

Michael B. McGee

Hello again,
I just wanted to let everyone know that I'm a non-union Director of Photography / Camera Operator with over 10 years of experience working on national TV commercials, music videos, and feature narrative films. I'd like to get involved in making docs. Please check out my profile and feel free to contact me if you're in need of a DP and/or Camera Op.

thanks for your time,

Ines Sommer

2012 Talking Pictures Festival: LATE postmark DEADLINE: Monday, Dec 5!

Just in case you have a new documentary ready for the festival circuit... please consider our very doc-friendly Talking Pictures Festival in Evanston, IL (just outside Chicago).

We emphasize connecting with the community, so dialogue between filmmakers, community groups, and audience members are at the core of our fest. If you made a film with real impact, this is definitely the place to show it.

More info at: or

Dave Kreatrix

Hello, all.

As a fellow admirer, I'd like to offer a service of free from copyright, music. We have several songs available as instrumental and/or vocal. These are original film scores, composed with over ten years of experience. The label " Kreatrix" has produced 6 undergound techno albums. You're welcome to message us for material and/or produce a score for your doc. We know what the power of imagery can bring with an emotional score behind it. Thank you.

Marj Safinia

New Yorkers:

IDA's DOC U ON THE ROAD is coming to New York on Monday and IDA is offering a discount to D-Worders who wish to attend. Tickets are $10 but discounted to $5 if you use this link:

The International Documentary Association in association with POV presents:
Doc U: Can Your Doc Really Change the World?

Monday, December 12, 2011
Doors Open: 6:30pm
Discussion & Audience Q&A: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Join the speakers for a reception following the discussion.

20 Jay St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201

IDA Members: $5 • General Admission: $10
IDA is happy to offer tickets at the IDA member rate to D-Word members

Can a documentary really change the world? These days it seems as though more and more doc-makers are giving it a try. But if you’re hoping to use the power of film to advocate for solutions to complex social issues and to urge people to take action, how can you make sure that your documentary has the greatest possible impact? What kinds of outreach and marketing campaigns are the most effective? How can you best partner with non-profits to get your message out? What do funders and broadcasters expect from documentary filmmakers? And what’s the best way to build a successful social action campaign? The panel of filmmakers, organizational changemakers, and communication experts we’ve assembled address all of these questions and many more. What they have to say could change the way you think about changing the world.

This Monday, join producer/director, and co-founder of Doculink, Robert Bahar (Made In L.A.), as he moderates a discussion with Diana Barrett, founder of The Fledgling Fund, filmmaker Rachel Libert (Semper Fi: Always Faithful, Boomtown), Cynthia Lopez, Co-Executive Producer of POV, and Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Roger Ross Williams (Music by Prudence), on the ways and means of producing documentary films with the potential to effect real change.

Join us after the discussion at a reception with your moderator, panelists and fellow audience members.

For more information on IDA's Doc U:

Made possible by a grant from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Laura Heckman

Hi all, just wanted to pass along this competition for any interested filmmakers:

The New York Television Festival is calling for original, independently produced television pilots from UK-producers for the UK Section of their Independent Pilot Competition. Warner Bros. International Television Production and Fox Television Studios, in conjunction with Apostle, are each offering development opportunities exclusively to U.K. producers through the competition. Submit scripted or non-scripted pilots, 4-22 minutes in length – more info here:

Andrea Swift

Tonight, New York Film Academy’s Documentary Department will top off a week of classes with three Oscar-winners, the Supervising Editor of HBO’s Documentary Department and A&E's newest showrunner with:

The Winter Screening of The 2011 New York Film Academy Documentary Festival


Come see what NYFA’s latest Doc-stars accomplished in a One-Year Documentary Consortium that utilizes master instruction from industry luminaries and the production of six increasingly complex documentaries to take students from zero experience to the creation of frequently award-winning thesis films.

From Tanzania, to Peru, to a picaresque Italian village and a remote Venezuelan island, this year’s thesis films take you through a vast landscape of surprising stories.

A born-again Alabama athlete faces paralysis and an offer of embryonic stem cells that might help him walk again. Someone finally speaks about a heartbreaking life – and changes the world. A photographer follows the traces of a celebrated but enigmatic poet through Peru, searching for a connection to the only other artist in her family. A unique housing project in the Bronx makes it possible for determined grandmothers to keep their progeny out of the system and off the streets. In a beautiful Italian village, a Moldavian immigrant spends her days and nights caring for a sweet, silent, old woman. The fishermen of Isla Margarita, Venezuela prepare to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the day that The Virgin of the Valley first appeared to watch over them. A small group of abandoned children find a unique home an old, gothic, Greek Orthodox Academy outside Garrison, New York. A once-famous prima ballerina tries to find new symmetry in life after the ballet has ended. And the children of a Tanzanian orphanage use video cameras to explore and record their world, under the watchful eye of a once wanted Black Panther.

Look for the real life Harry Potter in the unlikeliest of appearances and stay for wine, cheese, and a round of diplomas to follow. It’s free!

The Winter Screening of
Friday December 9, 2011
Screening Room at NYFA's Union Square campus
100 East 17th Street
New York, New York 10003

Screening at 6:00 pm
Reception to Follow

LifeLine by Louisa Merino (22 minutes)
La Casa Delle Bambole (The Doll House) by Ilaria Polsonetti (24:05)
The Sacred Cells by Todd Leatherman (20:40)
Image Hunter by Alejandra Cabrera Perez (20:49)
Grandma's House by Andrea April Blake (16:34:05)
The Virgin of The Valley by Emiliana Romero (22 minutes)
The Royal Knowledge by Francesco Neri Molteni (22:59)
Growing Up in Saint Basil Academy by Eleni Vasileiou (17min)
Ballerina y Martina Sonksen de Siqueira (13:29)

Matt Marxteyn

The Call for Entries for the Red Rock Film Festival of Zion Canyon is open and the entry fee is just $11 until January 2012! Held beneath the red rocks of Zion National Park in culturally unaware* Southern Utah, the tiny international 6th Annual Red Rock Film Festival comes back in November of 2012 with more excellent programming that will both challenge and educate the mind. In 2011, the festival screened 144 films!

The Xtreme sports docs and off-the-charts dramatic features make for surprising accessories to the festival’s staple of humanity-themed documentaries and foreign film.

The festival boasts a strict "no back-door" fairness policy directing all competition entrants, including friends and "high-profile" films to submit online and get in line like everyone else. Judges in the Documentary categories have included Oscar nominee Adrian Belic, Oscar nominee Mia Iskander, Oscar winner Steven Okazaki and several others.

Early Bird Deadline: January 31, 2012, $16
Quadruple Chance Deadline: February 28, 2012, $20, $16 Student
Triple Chance Deadline: March 31, 2012, $25, $20 Student
Double Chance Deadline: April 30, 2012, $30, $25 Student
Regular Deadline: May 31, 2012, $40, $35 Student
Late Deadline: June 30, 2012, $50, $45 Student

You may enter on withoutabox or link to our online form at

*Meaning, this is the place where audiences NEED to hear your message. If you keep showing your film to the same easy audiences, no one may be left to show up for your theatrical release. Plus the filmmaker hikes in the Canyons are the icing on the cake!

Erica Modugno

URGENT – Need a shooter to cover a 7pm town hall meeting this evening (12/15) in Cedar Bluff, VA (six hours outside of DC, 3.5 hours out of Charleston, NC, one hour away from Blountville, TN (I think)). I'm up in Boston and can't make it there on time without spending an arm and a leg. It does not need to be the greatest footage on earth, just covered competently.

Please email me directly if you are available or know anyone who might be able to make it there.

Adi Lavy

Looking for a student intern for our documentary film Sun Kissed. We are based in Brooklyn, Williamsburg, off the Bedford stop. Please check out our website to see what we've been working on:

Please email for more details. This is a non paying gig.

Thank you!

David Spodak

I want to thank Doug Block and D-word's help with my project currently funding on, titled, Paths of Glory: Anatomy of a Film.

We passed our $8,000 fund goal and closing in on $10,000 with 17 days to go! We can now complete production and hope to bank some seed money for costs related to distribution.

maryam henein

Big Voice Pictures is producing a documentary about adult survivors of child sexual abuse, who are seeking justice by bringing sexual offenders to court. The film explores the challenges victims face and how the system and current laws often protects pedophiles while re-traumatizing the victims.

We are looking for non-union grips and sound people with experiences in documentaries in the following states.

The shoots will take place in the early part of 2012.

~Ft. Lauderdale/Palm Beach area Florida
~St. Paul Minnesota
~Austin Texas
~Washington DC
~New York, New Jersey, Connecticut
~Pennsylvania, near Harrisburg
~Syracuse, NY
~Boston MA
~Portland, Oregon

if interested please email Maryam Henein with rates and resume.

Felix Endara

DocuClub in January!

Our next DocuClub screening will take place on Wednesday, January 18, at 7p.m., at DCTV.

This month, we will screen a rough cut of The Great Chicken Wing Hunt by Matt Reynolds. The Great Chicken Wing Hunt follows a band of misfits on a quest to find the world’s best Buffalo wing. It takes a humorous look at the popularity of Buffalo wings, one of America’s most most loved foods, relationships, globalization, and the way trivial things inspire us. It asks the question, are there perfect things?

Director/Editor Matt Reynolds. From 2004 to 2007, he reported on eastern and central Europe for Reuters and The New York Times. Since moving to New York in 2008, he has worked as a film editor. As an assistant editor, he worked under Suzy Elmiger ("Big Night") and the late Karen Schmeer ("Fog of War;" "Fast, Cheap and Out of Control"). In 2001, Reynolds was editor for the launch of NHL Live, a daily talk show on NHL Network, and recently co-edited History Channel’s "Zombie’s: a Living History." "The Great Chicken Wing Hunt" is his first feature as a director.

Producer Elizabeth Mandel has worked for over ten years as a documentary producer and director. Most recently, she directed "Pushing the Elephant," together with Beth Davenport (broadcast on PBS’s “Independent Lens” on March 29, 2011). Her producing credits include "Arctic Son" (Dir: Andrew Walton, broadcast POV 2007), and, as co-producer on Jennifer Fox’s "Flying: Confessions of a Free Woman."

Supervising Editor Mary Manhardt has cut some of the most respected American documentaries of recent years, including "Street Fight," nominated for an Oscar in 2006, and "American Teen" (2008). Her work has won awards at Sundance, Hot Docs, SXSW, Tribeca and IDFA film festivals and aired on HBO, PBS, MTV, ABC, and AMC. Among the films she has edited or co-edited are "Monica & David," "The Farm" and "Camp Victory, Afghanistan."

Our moderator will be filmmaker Adam Schartoff, who curates the Film/Wax screening series. Learn more about it here:

If you’re planning to attend, please RSVP to

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

Tickets will be sold at the door, cash only.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
No admittance after 7:15 p.m.

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

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Cindy Burstein

Call for New Indie Films!

Are you a filmmaker ready to screen your work in front of new audiences? If so, apply today to be a part of the 2012-2013 Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers.

Southern Circuit is the nation's first regional tour of independent filmmakers, providing communities in a nine-state region in the South with an interactive way to experience independent film and engage with indie filmmakers. The tour utilizes an intimate context to connect audiences with filmmakers and connect with films they might not otherwise have the opportunity to see. Films, including animation, documentaries, experimental and narrative work, are submitted for consideration for the Circuit through an annual nationwide open call for submissions.

Southern Circuit is open to any filmmaker living in the United States with a valid driver's license. Filmmakers may submit a feature-length work or a group of short films whose combined time reaches feature length – at least 45 minutes with a maximum of 120 minutes.

The application deadline is Wednesday February 15, 2012. Early Bird Registration ends Tuesday January 31, 2012.

For more information, visit:
or contact Teresa Hollingsworth at thollingsworth(at)

Dylan Robertson

Radiant Features is looking to hire a documentary camera person and a sound person in San Francisco who is available either January 9th, 10th, or the 11th. We are setting the days at the moment and don't know our exact schedule.) We are working on a short doc about the biotech industry. The shoot will be entirely interviews and we will be shooting on a 5d.

If you are interested, please send us a link to your work. I'd say the pay scale is medium.

Thanks so much for your interest.


Dylan Robertson
Radiant Features
(323) 646-2984

Elizabeth Westrate

Dylan, Rob Humphreys is an excellent DP, he shot most of our design:e2 series and is now based in the Bay area.. His number is (310) 428-1770. Tell him Beth Westrate sent you.

Rachel Raney

Seeking fiscal sponsorship for a documentary film made in or about the
American South? Look no further... The Southern Documentary Fund is
accepting proposals for new projects thru January 15th:

(If you miss our Jan 15th deadline, don't worry. We review proposals
quarterly – Jan 15, April 15, July 15, Oct 15.)

About SDF:
The Southern Documentary Fund is based in Durham, North Carolina, and
serves independent media makers around the Southeast and beyond. We
connect documentary artists with resources and audiences through:
networking events, screenings, seminars, project consults, and fiscal
sponsorship. Follow us and our great sponsored projects via our
website, Facebook and Twitter (links below).

Join our community of Southern docmakers!

Rachel Raney
Interim Executive Director, SDF
celebrating 10 years of nurturing Southern storytelling
on Facebook –
on Twitter – @SouthernDocFund

Sheila Huettl

There’s a new Documentary Film Workshop starting up in Los Angeles next week, taught by award-winning documentary editor, director and producer Stephanie Hubbard. Stephanie’s workshop is for anyone who is stuck in their doc, looking to start a doc, or needs a little support. Stephanie meets folks wherever they are in the process and helps them to fill in the gaps, and get clear on their story, their fund raising approach and their technical specs for production and post with experience, intelligence, intuition and imagination. She’ll also help you plan for successful distribution.

Get the documentary in your head started and sorted in 90 days! In this powerful workshop, you will:
• Get clear on what you want to say with your film
• Discover the elements and beats of your story
• Optimize your process to save thousands of dollars by working things through before you're done shooting
• Learn from some of the best documentaries ever made, and be empowered to use the same techniques

Choose from: Tuesdays 10:30am to 1:30pm or Wednesdays 7-10pm. Classes begin January 10, 2012. Location is at 5768 Pico Boulevard – two blocks east of Fairfax Boulevard in Los Angeles. Space is limited to 6 participants in each workshop, so sign up now!
The cost for the 12 week class is $300 per month for the 3 month course.

For more information, visit or e-mail Stephanie directly: huranghu – at – gmail – dot – com.

More about Stephanie Hubbard:
Stephanie Hubbard has been writing and editing films in Los Angeles since 1996. She wrote and edited her first award winning documentary in 2001, and has worked in documentary ever since. Most recently, she story consulted and edited "MC252" about the Gulf Oil spill, as well as directed, edited and wrote, "Bible Storyland" which has distribution before it's even premiered.

After years of frustration in seeing filmmakers tapped out on their projects without the proper elements to tell the story they wanted to tell, Hubbard began The Documentary Insider Blog and workshop to really help people make the films they wanted to make, cost effectively and artistically.

Sean Farnel

If you are a documentary filmmaker, and in New York this coming Wednesday (Jan. 11), please join us for a group discussion.....




11.00am – 12.30pm

144 W. 65th St

Cinema Eye invites directors and producers with at least one feature doc credit to
participate in this open conversation about key issues impacting our community.

Moderated by Cinema Eye Nominations Committee Chair Sean Farnel, our goal is to identify some common challenges and opportunities. And, knowing how engaged this community can be, we expect that this discussion will engender great ideas and actions.

The discussion will revolve around several broad topics (Festivals, Funds, Distribution, etc.), though we are also open to submissions. This could be a creative issue, a business issue, a community issue, a master plan, a dangerous idea, a beef, a kudo, a haiku, a manifesto...well, you get the idea. Those selected will be given five minutes to introduce their topic, followed by a moderated discussion and some proposals for next steps.

Please email rsvps and discussion ideas, by Monday, January 9, to:

Erica Ginsberg

Hey DC folks, is one of your new year's resolutions to finally check out a Docs In Progress screening?

Join us next Thursday, January 12 at 7 pm with a work-in-progress screening in Washington DC. This program is organized by Docs In Progress and sponsored by The Documentary Center at the George Washington University. After each film screens, we'll be moderating a workshop-style audience critique session. This honest but constructive feedback is aimed at helping the filmmakers get to the next stage of completing and distributing their films. This screening is open to the general public.


The Rosenwald Schools (22 minute sequences) by Aviva Kempner
Between 1915-1932, businessman and philanthropist Julius Rosenwald joined with Booker T. Washington to create challenge grants that built schools for poor, rural African-American children at a time when few received any public education in the segregated South.

A Sister's Call (78 minute rough cut) by Kyle Tekiela
Call Richmond disappeared in 1977 and remained missing for 20 years. After Call's sister Rebecca found him homeless and suffering from severe paranoid schizophrenia, she dedicated her life to putting her brother back together. We journey with Call and his family on a roller coaster ride to recovery.

Thursday, January 12, 2012
7:00-10:00 pm

George Washington University Media & Public Affairs Building
805 21st Street, NW
Auditorium B-07
Washington DC 20037

The building is located at the corner of 21st and H Streets in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood. The auditorium is one floor down from street level. Closest Metro: Foggy Bottom. Convenient garage parking.

$10 suggested donation. At the door. No advance tickets or RSVP. We now accept both cash and credit cards.

More info at

Roselly Torres

2012 TWN Video Production Workshop – Applications now available

Low cost hands-on training program emphasizing the training and support of people of color and members of marginalized communities. Aimed at working people, the 4 month workshop meets evenings and films during weekends. Limited to 9 participants, students focus on the pre-production, production and post-production skills necessary to take a short project from conception to completion, with training in scriptwriting, research, lighting, camera, sound and editing. Led by film professionals, this 34 year program will begin in early April. The workshop is time intensive and participants must be able to attend regular class meetings as well as meet the out-of-class demands of pre- production, production, and post-production. Prior film, video or related experience is recommended but not required; creativity, self-initiative, time and a collaborative spirit are. The cost of the 2012 workshop will be $600.

The 2012 Application is available NOW –
Application deadline: March 5th, 2012.
The Production Workshop will start April 4th, 2012.
Download the application form at

Third World Newsreel
545 Eighth Avenue, 10th Floor
New York, New York 10018
Phone: 212-947-9277 x 15

Roselly Torres

2 Room office/edit room sublet

Affordable, two-room office space, totaling 625 rentable square feet with windows facing east. Sublet with separate entrance by nonprofit arts organization, Great space for small production company or editing suite. 24/7 access on 8th avenue with security guard, located midway between Port Authority and Penn Station – 8th Ave and 38 st.
Centrally located near film labs, theatre row, the fashion district and MTA stations for 1, 2, 3, 7, N, R, Q, A, C, and E subways. $1600/month includes utilities. Lots of storage. Free Desk available.
contact: jt[at]

Mattie Akers

Hi everyone,

I'm looking for an Italian-English translator for a small job – about 10 minutes of video. NY-based translator preferred. Please email me for more details: Thanks!

Claire Ratinon

Hi NY filmmakers!

Old School Films is looking for volunteer documentary filmmakers to mentor a team of three young students (ages 12-17) in an afterschool filmmaking program.

Each student will make one short film about an elderly person from their community. Students will learn everything from camera operation to interviewing skills, lighting, sound, producing and editing.

Classes meet from 4:30-6:30PM one day a week (either Monday or Wednesday) for 10 consecutive weeks starting in February.

If you're interested in finding out more about the program and how you can be a part of it, please email


Steve Deline

Hey D-Word Community -

Seeking an enthusiastic FCP editor to take on at least one episode of a limited series doc project intended for public television. If you or someone you know might be a good fit, I'd love to get in touch or hear any and all recommendations!

The Film: "The Times of John McDonogh" (working title) tells the story of the startling bequest to education that a single eccentric millionaire made upon his death in 1850, how that bequest led, by 2006, to the creation of both some of the most blighted public schools and one of the most privileged private schools in the US and how, in the current tumultuous moment in education, each of these disparate schools is now fighting to either re-make itself or protect the things that made it strong in the first place.

Creatively, the aim is to interweave two distinct narrative approaches. First are the stories, told via verite footage, of specific teachers and students at five of the schools that still bear this founder's name and legacy today (two traditional public schools in New Orleans, two more newly-chartered public schools in New Orleans, and one private school in Baltimore) as they live and teach over the course of one pivotal school year. The second is the historical narrative of how these five schools evolved from one man's very specific, utopian vision to such contrasting places along our contemporary spectrum of education. With these two stories intertwined, the twists, turns, and questions raised along the way lead straight through many of the turning points of segregation, political gamesmanship, neglect, and socio-economic inequality that have shaped US schools from the beginning.

Project Status: The wealth of material involved is both blessing and curse. We shot, over the course of the school year we spent in the schools, 300 (!) hours of verite footage of (and interviews with) a select group of teachers, students, and administrators. What's more, there's a rich and surprising array of archival material about the history of the schools to pull from, much of it already gathered together by the production. But there is also a very clear plan. Every inch of the footage is meticulously logged, all of the interviews are thoroughly sub-clipped and labelled, and a paper script outline is in place for the series from start to finish, scene by scene, both for the compelling contemporary characters and the historical narratives, and the ways they might well intermix. We have a work-in-progress-trailer (I can send it to you upon request) and there's a rough assembly of most of the first episode.

What We're Looking For: Over the next five months, our goal is to edit as many episodes of the series as we can manage (at minimum three, with the other three to follow thereafter). Though we could work with someone who could only foreseeably tackle one. To date, all of the editing work has been done by me, the beleaguered, lone gunman producer/director, and while my enthusiasm for the material runneth over, I am neither a very good, nor particularly fast, editor, nor do I have the distance from the material that would probably help the process most at this point. So we're seeking a sharp editor who'd be excited about helping shape this kaleidoscope of specific stories into something awesome. While I'm working on a first-time indie doc-maker's meager budget, I'm not expecting someone to work for free either, so we could talk more about what might make sense for a rate in the short term. Grant writing will soon be in progress. I'm in Los Angeles, and would prefer to work with someone local, though I wouldn't rule out other arrangements. The editor would need their own FC7 system. My hunch is this would not be the right undertaking for a first-time feature doc editor, considering the expansive and interlocking nature of the raw material (not to mention my own green-ness). But someone with a practiced hand and eye would, I suspect, find the way well-paved for a really rewarding collaboration, no ego involved. More than anything, I hope to find someone (this is starting to sound like a dreamy-eyed singles ad) who is passionate about social documentary storytelling, curious about looking at the same subject from different angles, and excited about young people, teachers, and the inner lives of schools.

If you'd like to find out more, or recommend someone, I'd love to hear from you. I'm at stephen.deline(at)gmail(dot)com or 410-960-2098. Thanks!

Marcia Jarmel

PatchWorks Films is seeking a Distribution and Admin Support Intern!

PatchWorks Films ( is a San Francisco-based production and distribution company making documentaries that explore contemporary social issues via intimate character stories, while forming innovative partnerships with key stakeholders. Our award-winning documentaries have been broadcast worldwide and have screened at theaters, film festivals, schools, universities, museums, libraries and community events. Our last film “Speaking In Tongues” ( broadcast on PBS stations across the country last fall, and we are deep into our next film “Got Balz?” ( about a boy’s struggle to donate baseball equipment to kids in Cuba despite the U.S. embargo.

We are seeking an unpaid intern to work in our office (Richmond district, San Francisco) 5-10 hours per week for approx. 6 months, helping us finish our new film and distribute “Speaking In Tongues” and our other titles. There may be some assistant editing work but the majority of the work is assistant producing. This is a great opportunity to learn about the real work life of an independent filmmaker (10% production, 90% producing), while contributing to films that have impact and exposure.

Duties and responsibilities:
• Database management & data entry (knowledge of Filemaker a plus!)
• Internet and sales research
• Social media and website management
• Generic admin and office duties such as mailing, shipping, filing, and record-keeping
• Errands and other miscellaneous tasks that come up in the course of things.

Required skills and abilities:
• Mac fluency and working knowledge of MS Office programs
• Strong communication and writing skills
• Accurate and swift data entry
• Ability to work well with PatchWorks’ diverse staff and independent contractors
• Web savvy
• Working knowledge and/or interest of and in social media
• Detail and deadline oriented
• Great organizational skills
• Focused problem-solving (macro and micro attention)
• Super-reliable, committed, and trustworthy with confidential information.

Extra-desirable qualities:
• Can bring your own Mac laptop (some work may be done from home as well)
• Have a valid CA driver’s license (having your own car is a plus but not necessary)
• Have a desire to do what it takes to get great documentaries made and seen

Please send a LETTER OF INTEREST in addition to your RESUME to pwfilmssfo[at]gmail[dot]com with all requests directed to Rebecca Chan.

Explain what you are looking for in an internship and why you think you are a good match for PatchWorks.

College credit is available; ask your school.
No phone calls, please.

Daniel Gilbert

Hello! I'm currently working on a fantastic project for PBS – part of which was shot in Cambodia – and I need a few qualified Khmer translators to help us out in the edit room. Ideally, we need someone based in NY, but we can also send out footage if need be. Fully paid @ a very competitive rate.

If you know anyone, please write me back at dan[at]showofforce[dot]com

Thank you!

Kate Juanengo

We're Hosting 3 Film Distribution Panels 1/24 in Park City!

If you're at Sundance, stop by for any or all of our 3 exciting panels at the Silver King Hotel in Park City.

Panel 1: Documentary Distribution:
What Are the Best Opportunities Available for Your Film?
10:00am – 11:30am

Film distribution strategies have changed dramatically in today's fast paced market. Join a panel of industry experts and learn about the best options available for marketing and distributing your film. Panelist include: Peter Broderick, Christina Rogers, Mat Levy, Andrew Mer, Sarafina DiFelice, & Anna Darrah. Read bios below. Topics include:

How can niche films find profitable audiences?
The pros & cons of new digital outlets.
Why are DVD sales still the largest source of revenue for most films?
How do I find an educational distributor that's right for my film?
How to set up a paid speaking tour.
How & where can I set up community screenings or "theatrical events"?

Panel 2: Using Social Media to Supercharge Your Film's Distribution Plan!
1:00pm – 2:30pm

It's no surprise that many distributors and filmmakers depend on social media channels to promote their film. But is anyone listening? Are clicks resulting in sales? If you're new to social media marketing or looking for new ideas to improve your existing campaigns, come attend this savvy interactive social media marketing workshop and learn the following from industry experts Allen Chou and Diana Iles Parker:

Revenue opportunities for your film.
Building audiences & buzz!
Developing your NEW influential & authoritative status.
How to develop endless content ideas for your Twitter and Facebook campaigns.
Finding your target audience.
How to use lesser-known but still effective platforms to broaden the reach of your social media strategies.

Panel 3: Didn't Get Into Sundance? No Worries.
Learn How to Go Beyond Big Name Festivals to Secure Distribution
4:00pm – 5:30pm

Every year, thousands of films are not accepted into Sundance, yet many still become BIG hits. Learn from industry experts on how the former "Plan B" of distribution could surprise you as being your NEW "Plan A"! Panelist include: Brian Newman, Mat Levy, Josh Levin, Mike Grice, & Michael Tuckman.

Why films can still be highly successful without any major festival exposure.
What other factors do distributors consider beyond being an "official selection".
Securing theatrical distribution – Is it worth the expense?
How can a publicist or social meida campaign help?
Building a fan base with every festival appearance.
The pro's & con's of DIY self-distribution. Decision time?

For more details and to order your tickets in advance, visit:

*Enter promo code "DWORD" and receive a discount at check out!

goro toshima

hi all,

does anybody know where/from whom i can rent an EX-3 in chicago?

i'd prefer to rent from d-worder if possible.

thanks for any/all suggestions.


Richard Lipman

Seeking an Assistant Director (£360 per week) and Sound person (£330 per week) for a small crew indie crime thriller feature film in London

Steve Holmgren

Everything You Want To Know About Transmedia Storytelling But Are Afraid To Ask!

Transmedia Workshop at UNIONDOCS.

Sunday, January 29th at 4:00pm, $20 suggested donation.
322 Union Ave, Brooklyn NY

Join Designer Takaaki Okada (ConditionONE), game designer Nick Fortugno (Diner Dash), new media strategist Brian Newman (sub-genre), filmmakers Amam Ali and Bassam Tariq (30 Mosques), in conversation with producer and strategist John Bruce (Forward Mapworks).

UnionDocs is a non-profit center for documentary arts based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY.

For more details and to purchase tickets, check out the event post here:

J. Clay Tweel

Hey D-Word people,
I'm looking for a camera person in Omaha, NE. Anyone got a contact there that I could reach out to?
I prefer if they have their own equipment and it would be super if it were panasonic, but not essential.

Contact me at


Matt Marxteyn

The Red Rock Film Festival still has plenty of room in the Documentary Featurette and Documentary Short-Short categories as well as the Young Filmmaker Documentary, Documentary Feature and Documentary Short standards. But, of course, it's not until November.