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. https://www.withoutabox.com/login/4410
We're a small documentary film company with 3-5 people is looking to sublet some furnished space in Brooklyn or Manhattan – possibly long term.
Ideally, we'd like one room with a door we can use as an edit suite (we have our own system) and 2-3 desks either in an adjacent office or open space.
We're losing our current space on Feb 1, so we'd like to move as soon as possible.
Please contact Edna at 212.367.8475 x 111 or ealburquerque[at]panglossfilms[dot]com
The Guga Hunters of Ness with Mike Day
Saturday, February 4th at 7:30pm, $9 suggested donation.
Join director Mike Day and writer Jennifer Merin (About.com) for a screening of his documentary "The Guga Hunters of Ness" at UnionDocs.
â€œA gorgeously shot documentary feature that takes viewers into the heart of this ancient tradition, celebrating its longevity and lamenting its decline without once being patronizing, overly worthy or dull. The Guga Hunters Of Ness is poetic, haunting, its beautiful imagery making it hard to look away.â€ â€“ EYE FOR FILM
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:
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In reply to Daniel Gilbert's post on Mon 16 Jan 2012 :
Dan, I'd recommend InterNation very highly.....Eric Derkatsch is the guy there.....Internation.com
Im a Documentary Filmaker (www.alifeascending.com) four weeks from launching the film on DVD and itunes and I just lost the person managing the website, ecommerce, and digital marketing. Looking to hire someone or more than one person immedietely to help with some
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I'm currently in Houston shooting some material for a documentary I'm making about the radio program, the Prison Show.
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UNIONDOCS WORKSHOP: Can Documentaries Change the World? Assessing, Funding, and Harnessing the Social Impact of Nonfiction Film
Sunday, February 12th at 4:00pm, $15
Filmmaker and activist Judith Helfand (Everything's Cool), philanthropist and filmmaker Abigail Disney (Pray the Devil Back to Hell), and Debika Shome (The Harmony Institute), in conversation with distributor Caitlin Boyle (Film Sprout), as they explore the promise and potential of documentary to effect social change.
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:
Looking to rent an HDV deck or camera (in Seattle) 1/31/12 or 2/1/12 to capture a couple tapes. margaretlongley[at]gmail[dot]com
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The Documentary Summit Washington D.C. MARCH 10th and 11th, 2012
London's successful Documentary Summit is coming to Washington DC on March 10th and 11th, 2012. This intensive 2 day event is hosted by the authors of The Documentary Film Makers Handbook in association with The Documentary Center at The George Washington University.
The 2 days are filled with panels that will take you through EVERY step of the process including storytelling, fundraising, cutting edge filmmaking techniques, distribution, and social media strategies. Our visiting documentary experts include successful & critically acclaimed filmmakers and producers, commissioning editors, foundation directors, social media gurus, DSLR and HD experts, as well as distributors and online platform Dynamo Player's founder, Rob Millis.
For more information and to book tickets, go to www.documentarysummit.com and click Washington DC. Early bird price for the 2 day event is only $99 (normally $149) until February 10th. Seating is limited so book now!
Looking to rent a DVC Pro deck to digitize some tapes shot on DVC-Pro 50. Does anyone know of any affordable rentals in the DC/MD/VA area? Or of places that would give an indie filmmaker a deal on digitizing 7-8 tapes to a drive? Thanks!
DocuClub in February!
Our next DocuClub screening will take place on Thursday, February 23, at 7p.m., at DCTV, located at 87 Lafayette (at Walker).
This month, we will screen a rough cut of "Miracle on 42nd Street" by Alice Elliot. The film documents the unique apartment complex called Manhattan Plaza located in Manhattanâ€™s historic theatre district, a neighborhood also known as Hellâ€™s Kitchen. Located on the block between 42nd and 43rd Streets, it is often called the â€œMiracle on 42nd Streetâ€ due to the near-miraculous effect the complex has had on the once-blighted neighborhood and on the lives of its residents. Seventy percent of the occupants work in the performing arts and thirty percent are Hellâ€™s Kitchen residents who are elderly, disabled or have been relocated from substandard housing. The film tells the story of how this innovative affordable housing experiment came to be, the artists it has nurtured, the close community its residents and management have created and the positive impact it has had on the economy of Manhattanâ€™s West Side. By making this film, the filmmakers want to tell the story of the pioneering people, community leaders, government and business people who joined together to resurrect a blighted neighborhood. To watch a trailer of the film, please go to: http://miracleon42ndstreet.org/home.
Director Alice Elliott is an Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker whose films are dedicated to celebrating the role of community activism in elevating the quality of peopleâ€™s lives.
Producer Mary Jo Slater was an original tenant of Manhattan Plaza. As a working single mother, she was able to launch a successful career as an award-winning casting director while also supporting the career of her son, actor Christian Slater.
Producer Nancy Perkins lived in Manhattan Plaza in the 1980s along with her actor husband, Ron Perkins, where she began a successful career in casting, rising to become head of casting at Universal Television Studios for fourteen years.
Editor/Producer Lisa Shreve has lived in Manhattan Plaza since the building opened and resides there today, working as an editor of award-winning documentary and narrative films.
Producer Erika Lockridge of Bahr Productions has joined on as a producer because of her belief in the Manhattan Plaza concept of affordable housing.
Producer Cindy Cowan is currently producing the feature "Red Lights" (starring Robert DeNiro).
Our moderator will be Caitlin Boyle. A leading champion of grassroots and community distribution for independent films, Boyle is the architect of national screening and audience outreach initiatives for dozens of feature documentaries, including "King Corn," "Pray the Devil Back to Hell," "The End of the Line," "A Small Act" and "Bag It." Previously on staff at NPR affiliates WFIU and WFUV and PBS affiliate Thirteen/WNET, she is a graduate of Columbia University and the Indiana University Graduate School of Journalism. Her workshops and presentations have rallied filmmakers at SXSW, Hot Docs, Independent Film Week, Sheffield Doc/Fest, the Los Angeles Film Festival, and The New York Foundation for the Arts. She serves on the board of Brooklyn documentary arts center UnionDocs, and on the advisory board of New York Universityâ€™s Tisch School of the Arts Research Institute for the Advancement of Cinema Arts and Commerce. To learn more about her film services, visit: www.filmsprout.org.
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Hello filmmakers! My nonprofit is launching a new short (very short... 5 min. and less) film competition on the topic of mental health. The winning film will be used in our education, advocacy and field-building work on college campuses and nonprofits around the U.S., plus win $1,000 award for future work.
I hope some of you will consider putting something together for this. The quality of the work will really determine the caliber of nonprofit partners we can attract, and I know we've got some heavyweights on this list! We already have some pretty major players (national NGOs) interested in using the films in their work – assuming it's well done. In many ways this is about using your film to create positive change through dialogue.
If you have comments, or questions, please get in touch: cary [at] artwithimpact.org and more info is on our website: artwithimpact.org
Washington DC-area folks, Docs In Progress has two programs this week:
Thursday, February 9 from 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm at the Takoma Park Community Center (7500 Maple Avenue in Takoma Park, MD)
We'll be screening a documentary by one of our alums, Lillie Paquette. WE ARE EGYPT looks at the story behind the story of 2011's Arab Spring. The 85-minute film showcases Egyptâ€™s passionate democracy activists who toiled for years before seeing success from their sacrifice. It is an account of their struggle against extraordinary odds to remove an uncompromising authoritarian regime determined to stay in power. Following the screening, filmmaker Lillie Paquette will answer questions about the film. This is a free community screening and no tickets are required. More info at http://docsinprogress.org/events/38/free-alumni-screening-of-we-are-egypt/
Sunday, February 12 from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm at the Goethe Institut (812 Seventh Street, NW Washington DC)
We'll be offering a special Docs In Progress work-in-progress screening at the Our City Film Festival. This is an opportunity to provide feedback on story and character development to a documentary filmmaker presenting a not-quite-finished version of a film while you also support the festivalâ€™s sponsor Yachad, a nonprofit dedicated to affordable housing and community development in Washington DC. The rough cut being screened is Ellie Walton's FLY BY LIGHT which follows a group of DC high school students as they go through a transformational journey in the mountains of West Virginia. Tickets are $10 and can be ordered through Our City Film Festival's website
We'll also be at the Center for Social Media's Media That Matters Conference on Friday and Saturday and hope to see many of you there.
Hey Everybody! My name is Kevin Hallagan. I am a cinema student but my goal is to become a documentary filmmaker. Do you know of any Independent documentary filmmakers who are looking for an assistant this summer or wouldn't mind having a shadow? I have earned a lot academically and I am a videographer for my university, but I am looking for some in-field experience this summer because I know I haven't learned a lot of things I'll need to know if I'm going to dive into filmmaking right out of college.
so... is anyone looking for some helping hands?
Good luck on your endeavors
– Kevin Hallagan
Call for Entries!
A&E and the New York TV Fest seeking treatments for original unscripted TV shows;â€¨ Five finalist projects will receive development funding from the network with one winner earning $10,000 and the opportunity to participate in pilot production. FREE to enter. More info below and at http://www.nytvf.com/2012_ae_pipeline.html
The A&E Unscripted Development PipelineÂ
A&E Network and the New York Television Festival are back with the second installment of anÂ innovative program seeking original unscripted television treatments from independentÂ producersÂ andÂ doc production companies.Â
The A&E network is seeking submissions that focus on big characters in exciting and fresh worlds that are highly entertaining and of the moment.Â Producers must include:
*Â A short treatment (1-2 pages) describing their originalÂ unscripted format
*Â A brief video (2-4 minutes)Â introducing the subject(s).
- 25 semi-finalists will be presented to A&E development executives. All semi-finalists are invited to participate in the 2012 New York Television Festival, Oct 22-27,Â as Official Artists (details below).
- Five finalists, selected by A&E,Â will receive notes on their projects and $2,500 to shoot additional tape.
- One winner, selected by A&E, will be awarded $10,000 and the opportunity to participate in pilot production. Â
Deadline: Tuesday, April 3, 2012Â (noon)
Free to enter.
Additional opportunities for Semi-Finalists:
Official Semi-FinalistsÂ will be invited to participate as Official Artists at the 2012 New York Television Festival in NYC in October, with exclusive access to:
*Participate in NYTVF Pitch, offering guaranteed development deals from:â€¨Â Bio Channel, Hasbro Studios, Logo,Â SevenOne International, Sundance Channel, Channel 4â€¨â€¨
*Network, meet and collaborate with over forty U.S.-based television networks, studios, agencies, fellow TV creators and MORE.
Full details about the NYTVF Artist Experience here: http://www.nytvf.com/artists.htmlâ€¨â€¨
Want to participate in these exclusive Artist-Only programs? Only NYTVF Official Artists are invited to take part, so submit toÂ one of NYTVF's current initiativesÂ now!
NYTVF is also accepting entries to:
TheÂ 2012 Independent Pilot Competition
- Win guaranteed deals from the following US network partners IFC, MTV, and VH1.Â Â More info here: http://www.nytvf.com/2012_ipc.htmlâ€¨
Regarding the ad above, I"m curios as to what other people think about this. Although it does seem like an interesting contest, from what I can tell after reading their rules/regulations, it appears that basically by entering the contest you are forfeiting any right to your concept and material and that A&E can basically take whatever they want and don't owe you anything for it. So by doing this contest, they potentially get the rights to thousands of concepts and only have to pay $10,000 to a winner who will be able to "participate" in the production of a pilot but also, from what I can tell, will actually not have any right to their concept.
There are many "contests" like this, Greg. Many people still submit.
Also, when one submits cold to Discovery, for instance, you basically have to sign something similar before anyone will look at your stuff. From their point of view, they get thousands of submissions, many for ideas that look pretty similar to each other, and would rather be protected from what they see as reasonable-looking, but actually not, stolen ideas. Particularly if the submitted does not have an industry track record.
IDA's DocuDay is almost here. An all-day orgy of documentary deliciousness featuring back to back screenings of all the nominated shorts and features. Happening in LA and NY. LA screenings feature the filmmakers and subjects in attendance. You can buy a single tickets or an all-day pass. It's a heap of fun.
Story Consultant needed – After working on my political documentary for 4 years, I realize that I need someone experienced with fresh eyes who help shape what I've put together into an exciting must watch documentary. Since this is a political documentary, the subject matter won't be for everyone, as I'm telling a story, not pushing an agenda.
Pay would be in some combination of salary and equity. This is an independent film, however, so keep that in mind. DBLasdon AT ca.rr dot com
On Monday night in LA, I'll be moderating a special International Documentary Association Doc U dedicated to the pursuit of the little golden man, and how the Academy's new Oscar rules might change that lovequest in the coming year. Join me and Steve Pond (The Wrap), Dana Harris (IndieWire), James Moll (AMPAS) and Dusty Smith (Roadside Attractions) at Cinefamily @ The Silent Movie Theatre on Monday at 7:30pm. I plan to ask a lot of questions :)
Sounds good. Is there a D-Word promotional code? IF not, no probs!
Nope. But $15 if you're an IDA member. You ARE an IDA member, right Jill? Not that I'll fight with you over it, but ya know...
In reply to Laura Heckman's post on Fri 9 Dec 2011 :
Don't Miss Out! Deadlines are fast approaching for both initiatives! Submit Now!
Call for Entries! The New York Television Festival is seeking original, independently produced TV pilots 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 UK producers through the competition! Submissions should be 4-22 minutes in length – more info here: http://www.nytvf.com/2012_ipc_london.htm
DP and Sound Needed in Minneapolis, MN in July, 2012
I will be shooting a series of interviews in Minneapolis for a week in July. Not sure of the specific dates quite yet. The film is about a blind telephone hacker, who spent the last part of his life (he passed away in 2007) living in Minneapolis.
Please send me an email if you are interested with links to work, previous experience, whether you own equipment and if so what.
Feel free to post elsewhere.
Award winning editor/writer/producer/director Doug Blush (that's me!) is offering up documentary project consultations on Kickstarter to support our latest film, OF TWO MINDS. Two different levels of consultation, that also come with lots of other goodies, in the rewards section of our campaign page here:
Five time Sundance filmmaker, multiple Tribecas and SXSWs, PBS, HBO, and network films, nine theatrical releases...I can help your film too! Please pass this on to friends' projects also...join us and help out our new film, premiering soon!
I am a tv producer working in unscripted tv in DC. I have been making a podcast about the creators of unscripted film and tv called "The Real Stuff". It's direct, one-on-one interviews. You can listen for free on my site www.darrencoyle.com or you can subscribe on iTunes for free. Please give it a try, and if you like it tell a friend. It relies on word of mouth. I think most people who go to this site will want to check it out!!
Last minute tickets are still available for tonight's IDA/DOC U event in Los Angeles. We'll be discussing the Academy Award for Documentary, and the new rule changes. How will they affect the environment for doc makers? What were the problems they were trying to solve, and do the new rules actually address them, or make them worse.
Join me and Steve Pond (The Wrap), Dana Harris (IndieWire), James Moll (AMPAS) and Dusty Smith (Roadside Attractions) at Cinefamily @ The Silent Movie Theatre on Monday at 7:30pm.
I've also now secured a D-Word discount for the event. You can buy tickets at http://doc-u-feb-20.eventbrite.com/?discount=DWORDDOCU and enter the discount code DWORDDOCU.
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The Documentary Center at George Washington University is currently recruiting for the position of Executive Associate to the Director.
The role of the Executive Associate at The Documentary Center is an exceptionally important one. This position acts as the right hand, and frequently on behalf of, the Center Director. We are a small office but have a very large mandate, which is to teach documentary production, to host screening exhibitions, and to produce award-winning films for international audiences.
Ranked as one of the top ten documentary programs in the nation, it is the responsibility of the Executive Associate to maintain the standards and presence of The Documentary Center to many and varied communities. The person in the position has daily responsibilities for the administrative and fiduciary organization of the Center, responds to inquiries from potential students and manages our admissions process for The Institute for Documentary Filmmaking, oversees our digital production and post-production technologies as our students move through the Institute process, plans and executes all screening and special events that frequently include partnerships with embassies, film festivals and other academic institutions, conducts all of our social media, marketing, advertising, and promotional campaigns, manages our web presence, and provides general assistance in the support of Documentary Center films and distribution.
The ideal candidate is someone who has superior writing and organizational skills, with a strong foundation in social media, website, digital media and post-production technologies and applications, can manage many kinds of projects at the same time and who can work well independently.
The position is full-time, compensation is between $40,000-$45,000 with full health, dental, and tuition benefits.
In order to apply go to: https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/7392
The position is listed as an Executive Support Assistant III in the Center for History in the Media (now known as The Documentary Center)
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Hi D-Word Community-
First met Doug Block in Thom Power's Documentary Producing class at NYU last year and I'm glad to be here.
Anyway, we all know the power of a really great doc trailer as a calling-card to open doors and build production teams – so we're looking for a editor / "trailer doctor" in NYC to re-cut our 10min trailer down to less than 3 min (see link to YT). The doc is called "Get It All Out" – and it's a story about the power of a long-lost music songbook to survive decades in the hearts and minds of those who first heard it and made it. It's cross-platform project that includes a feature, an album, an eBook and a 10 piece orchestra (down from 13 last year, due to market conditions).
Give it a look and let us know what you think by sending along an email to info(at)mediagroove(dot)com with your CV/resume, experience and links to your previous editing work.
Hey, Will, glad to see you made it here. I edited your post only to change your email address (spelling out the "at" and "dot"). Since this is a public topic, you'd be subjected to spammers, otherwise.
Thanks, Doug – forgot about that! I hope to see you at DIY Days this year.
Love DIY Days, so hope to go again this year. Have they announced when it is?
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT 101
I Made a Film, Now What?
Mar. 22, 6-10 pm, New York City
This is a hands-on workshop for independent filmmakers. We'll provide you with the tools for creating a working outreach plan. You'll leave with the draft of your outreach outline, the basic building block for your film's campaign. Come prepared to engage!
creative outreach strategies
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Limit: 12 participants.
Requirements: laptop equipped for wifi; a film you're working on (at any stage)
Note: If space is still available, registration at the door will be $100 for members of partner organizations/students/seniors and $125 for the general public.
NYC Partner Organizations: I Can Still Do That Foundation, Shooting People NY, D-Word.
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Doug – Sorry for missing your reply – DIY Days is THIS SATURDAY, March 3rd. Same location as last year – New School. http://diydays.com/
Urgh, wish I knew sooner. Just committed to something else on Saturday.
Selling my Zacuto Z finder. Bought it new for $400. If interested, make me an offer.
Hello all. I am looking for an archival research/copyright clearance person. Must have experience doing research and copyright work for documentary film/publishing. This may be a full-time job for the month of March. San Francisco Bay Area a plus, but not required. Contact yyohan 'at' yahoo.com
Wonderful office is available for share. 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: doc 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 April 1 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 negotiable, between $275-300, depending on your work schedule (nights, weekends, days, etc) so please let me know what kind of work you do and your typical work week--if you have one.
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Looking for a Native American Documentary-maker
A NYFA thesis student from Bulgaria will soon begin shooting a doc about an Omaha Sioux family who are trying to maintain and nourish their traditional ways against rather daunting societal, economic, and now medical odds. She and I would both like to get her connected to a Native American documentarian for mentoring as she goes. It could be as significant or minimal as anyone is willing to do. She has great craft mentors through the school. And she will have the guidance and advice of several Omaha people. Still, while some of her faculty have made docs with and about Native Americans, none of the Omaha advisers knows anything about filmmaking and none of us has the prospective that an actual Native American might lend her. She'd love to find someone Omaha but will thrilled with anyone who could combine some knowledge of film making with a Native American personal perspective.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you, or someone you know, might be willing to help.
Looking for shooter in Cincinnati for Thursday March 28 and Friday March 29, with gear, for medical related interviews & b-roll. The person will also being doing sound and need to have appropriate lav mic for interview. Possibly lighting also. I will be there as producer and camera assistant. Will need to capture or transfer files on location before I return to NYC. $600/day. jill at jillwoodward dot com
Christina King might have ideas for you, Andrea. She is currently Director of Production at Arts Angine in NYC, and she is Native American (Navajo, I think?) She is on Facebook, or feel free to email me for her contact info.
In reply to Andrea Swift's post on Wed 7 Mar 2012 :
I'll pass your request on to a few friends.
Need steady cam op with EX1/3 with wide angle 3 days of week of 3/19 on long island. anyone have anyone? email@example.com
Looking for a handheld rig suitable for the Sony F3 for Tues. March 13th--in Seattle. Please email me: margaretlongley(at)gmail(dot)com Thanks!
I am looking for a field sound recordist in Missouri. We'd especially like it if you had your own package. Please email me: tracy(at)dinkypictures(dot)com
Anthology Archives NYC
"Speaking for Myself" Directed by Bert Shapiro, screens tonight 6pm.
Just joined D-Word so would be happy to meet other members who can attend.
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Our next DocuClub will take place on Thursday, March 22, 7 p.m. at DCTV, located at 87 Lafayette (at Walker). This month, we will screen a rough cut of Changing Face of Harlem by award-winning filmmaker Shawn Batey. March's DocuClub will be moderated by Marilyn Ness, Arts Engine's Director of Production.
Changing Face of Harlem is a one-hour documentary that examines the revitalization of Harlem told through the deeply personal stories of its residents, small business owners, politicians, developers and clergy. The film takes a critical look at Harlemâ€™s history, early development, and present transformation. Twenty years ago, according to the press, Harlem was a crime-ridden ghetto full of hoodlums and drugs. Though recognized internationally as â€œThe Black Mecca,â€ the historic neighborhood was overlooked for decades. Longtime residents weathered the storm despite the lack of city services and building landlord abandonment. Bank practices of redlining in the 1980â€™s prevented many residents from purchasing turn of the century brownstones within their own blocks. Recently, however Harlem has matured into a prosperous locale for commercial and corporate interests. As New York City exhausts its scarce amount of centrally located prime real estate, it has marketed Harlem as an ideal investment. With this influx of new investment has come a younger, more professional, and affluent class of residents. The film offers fresh perspectives from community members on the pressing issues of class, cultural preservation and sustainability.
If youâ€™re planning to attend, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Admission at DCTV is free for current DocuClub members and $6 for non-members.
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Point of View Magazine's Marc Glassman had a chance to talk to Wim Wenders about his successful documentary "Pina." To accompany the most recent issue's cover piece, we have uploaded the interview for you to enjoy on YouTube. Check it out!
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Hello! I am looking for a grant writer to help with my film – Star in the RIng – it tells the story of when Jews DOMINATED the sport of boxing. It is a part of Jewish history / American history and sport history, that is all but forgotten.
I am honored to say that I received a grant from The Righteous Persons Foundation.
The ideal grant writer could start with helping me write a two page letter of inquiry that can be tailored to the foundations I have narrowed down. I am part of NYFA – which makes this project have a 501 – c – 3 status. I am hoping the good people here – who have done this adventure, may have some recommendations they had good experience and are willing to share. I have been in touch with Joanna Rabiger – she sounds wonderful from people on here... but she is not available till the summer.
Thanks so much for any help!
Here is a link to my website:
and my email is:
pugilistpictures (at gmail dot com)
Hello. I'm shooting a feature in Eastern Washington state some time this summer. I'm curious if anyone can point me towards the best grip and electric rental house in Seattle. If there is even more than one. I'm looking for a good deal on a 5 ton package and a 500 amp genny. I'm also looking for local talent in the grip and electric departments. I know this isn't strictly along documentary lines, but I thought I'd give this forum a try, as I'm striking out in other places.
Hi Holden, I recommend Anne Seidlitz, I have worked with her several times on similar projects. I have forwarded your listing to her. Good luck!
Is anyone in need of audio post production services for their documentaries? I work independently as well as with a world class post production studio called Clatter&Din studios. I was recently lead sound designer for the feature films "Safety Not Guaranteed" and "Eden" which did extremely well at Sundance and SXSW respectively. I have also worked on a number of documentary projects including a 50 minute doc called "Uncertain Ice" which you can find a clip from on my website.
I hope to hear from some of you soon.
Award-winning director is seeking an editor for a major high-def PBS documentary with an airdate. Post production to begin shortly.
Willing to consider editors with all levels of experience, but you must be able to work in a team environment, on our site, and you must be fast on FCP 7.0.3
Please respond with current bio or CV to email@example.com (rfilmprod [at] gmail [dot] com
My podcast "The Real Stuff" is a series of one-on-one interviews with the makers of unscripted tv & film.
There is a new one posting today and it was a lovely conversation, I hope you will find it interesting too!
Please check it out on my website: www.darrencoyle.com
My guest this episode is Ray Foley.
Ray is a documentary director and producer working in New York.
In reply to Elizabeth Westrate's post on Wed 28 Mar 2012 :
Thank you so much Elizabeth. I started to work with Joanna Rabiger and will let the group know how it goes. So far she has been more then quick with her communication and full of wonderful ideas! Thanks for the recommendation of Anne.
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 April 15th:
(If you miss our April 15th deadline, don't worry. We review proposals
quarterly – Jan 15, April 15, July 15, Oct 15.)
The Southern Documentary Fund is based in Durham, North Carolina, and
serves independent media makers from 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!
Executive Director, SDF
10 years of nurturing Southern storytelling!
on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/SouthernDocumentaryFund
on Twitter – @SouthernDocFund
If anyone is looking for a nice Sony EX-3 package, we are selling ours right now and it includes the camera, two lenses (the 14x stock lens and the wide angle lens) plus some other goodies (full list of items in the hidden section).
Everything is in great condition and well taken care of. If you would like any more information you can contact me through eBay or send an email to elgin [at] backtrackfilms [dot] com
For those of you who teach college/film school students, I'm looking for a summer intern to help us out this coming summer. I'm working with a graduate school that relies heavily on doc-style video in its curriculum. I've attached the job description. Feel free to share with your students or distribute to your campus film department list.
I am currently seeking a MARKETING/OUTREACH INTERN to assist with outreach for our documentary film, WORDS OF WITNESS.
WORDS OF WITNESS follows a young female journalist navigating historical times in Egypt. It premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in 2012. We are currently gearing up for our US premiere.
A minimum commitment of 3 months is required for all internships 10 hours a week. Candidate should have his/her own laptop. To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. After 3 month internship is completed, this position has the potential to lead to a long term paying job.
Depending on your interest, responsibilities may include:
+ Work directly with the Director and the Distribution and Outreach Coordinator
+Assist with administrative tasks around screenings
+ Extensive knowledge of Twitter, Facebook, and other Social Media
+ Coordinate events and screenings
+ Research and contact educators, community organizations, social justice institutions, activists, and filmmakers on outreach, content, networking, and various opportunities
+ Candidate should have good oral and written communication skills
+ Comfortable working on Mac environments and with applications like Word, Excel, internet, Mail, etc.
+ Ability to think outside of the box and multi task while paying close attention to detail
+ The ideal candidates will be highly motivated self-starters, able to work independently and collaboratively
+ Knowledge of Arabic is a plus though not a requirement
DocuClub Screenings: Next DocuClub Wednesday April 18th at DCTV!
This month, we will screen a rough cut of MEXICAN DREAM. Our moderator will be Vanessa Erazo of New York International Latino Film Festival.
MEXICAN DREAM is about one group of indigenous migrants who change a pastoral but poverty-stricken life in Mexico for a new home in a small meatpacking town in Minnesota. It introduces several families from an impoverished agrarian community in the state of Oaxaca in southern Mexico. It also presents a Midwestern meatpacking town that was at the center of a crushing national defeat of the meatpackerâ€™s union during the Reagan administration, where the Mexican migrants have formed their own community that exists uncomfortably alongside the mostly white population.
A mix of observational documentary and montage with reportage via interviews and several inter-titles shows how the strong sense of community amongst these immigrants perseveres in the U.S. while the anxieties of working class life set in. The social effects on the families of migrants back home are profound. MEXICAN DREAM brings these pressing issues to light and humanizes the denigrated, undocumented â€œillegals.â€ It also discusses how these same anxieties haunt the long time white community. Shot on both sides of the border, it shows the contradictions in many Americansâ€™ ideas about immigration
and how Mexican society has accepted it as a convenient outlet for decades.
About the filmmaker:
Jon Wetterau (Videography/Co-Producer) has worked on documentary productions in various roles in India, Central America and Cameroon. He initiated and photographed ONE COUNTRY, CAMEROON; TWO QUARTIERS. He has directed two other projects in his native Queens, New York City and has a work-in-progress about Americans gentrifying San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
About the moderator:
After having spent several years working for various film festivalsâ€”such as the International Latino Film Festival – San Francisco Bay Area, the International Contemporary Film Festival of Mexico City(FICCO) and the Havana Film Festival New Yorkâ€”in a variety of roles, Vanessa Erazo now acts as the Documentary Programmer at the New York International Latino Film Festival. She has curated films on a wide range of topics such as human rights, autism, sports, adoption and homelessness. Until recently, she served as the Programming Co-chair for the New York chapter of the National Association of Latino Independent Producers. She is also a regular film contributor for Remezclaâ€”an online Latino culture guide. Vanessa holds a Masterâ€™s degree in Latin American and Caribbean Studies from New York University, and a B.A. in Political Science from San Francisco State University.
Admission at DCTV is free for current DocuClub members and $6 for non-members.â€¨
Tickets will be sold at the door, cash only.â€¨
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. No admittance after 7:15 p.m.â€¨â€¨
Membership is an annual $50 and it includes free admission to all DocuClub events. It takes five minutes to join online:â€¨â€¨
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Looking for a shooter in NASHVILLE April 20th. Interview and b-roll, prefer Canon 5D, 7D, or T2i. Drop me a line if you are interested or have a recommendation. margaretlongley(at)gmail(dot)com
Buy your tickets now to the 13th annual Newport Beach Film Festival!!
Los Angeles D-Worders:
Two great Doc U event coming up next week. I've managed to arrange D-Word discounts for both:
DOC U: TRAILER MECHANICS WITH FERNANDA ROSSI
SATURDAY, APRIL 21 FROM 9:30AM TO 6PM
THE ANNEX, SANTA MONICA
Your trailer should be the ultimate pitch, the one thing that sells potential funders on the potential of your project. A fundraising trailer can make or break your film. We want you to stop guessing what works and what doesn't.
IDA has asked internationally renowned author, speaker and story consultant Fernanda Rossi to host a full-day workshop for producers, directors, writers and editors to help make your trailer all that it can be. In this workshop, held on the 3rd floor of The Annex in Santa Monica, you will learn the foundational story structures for fundraising trailers, and hear some of the most common mistakes filmmakers make when crafting their proposals, budgets, and trailers. This workshop will also give you a chance to see Fernanda's work applied to actual trailers, with before and after examples and a few of the successful fundraising trailers.
IDA is offering a limited number of discounted tickets to D-Worders using code "DWORDTRAILER". Buy tickets here
Seriously people, if you're working on fundraising trailers, you need to take Fernanda's class
DOC U: YES, BUT IS IT ART?
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18 AT CINEFAMILY
With the growing popularity of documentary film, many have admirably seized on the power of non-fiction storytelling to affect change around social and political issues. But in all the discussion about content and impact, have we forgotten to explore documentary as cinema, as art? In a lively conversation about how they mobilize aesthetic choices to generate meaning, filmmakers discuss stylistic strategies, creative inspirations, story structure, and the tension between form and content.
On Wednesday, April 18 join Caroline Libresco, Senior Programmer at the Sundance Film Festival, as she moderates a discussion with filmmakers whose documentary work not only delivers a powerful message, but also storytelling impact through visual imagery.
IDA is offering D-Worders the IDA Member discount rate, which you can get by using code "DWORDDOCU" when buying tickets here
I'm holding a big open house equipment sale Saturday April 21 in Manhattan (w 38th st.)
I'm helping a domestic violence nonprofit (Makers of Memories) unload a bunch of film equipment that they bought but do not want or need. There is a long list so I have attached a PDF of the items.
Some of these items are currently being used and are marked as not for sale but if you're interested in anything in particular let me know and I can see if we can part with them. Otherwise they should become available within a month.
We are looking for about 75% of the purchase price for these items but are open to negotiation.
Tell your friends!
In reply to Charles Farrell's post on Sun 15 Apr 2012 :
Can you give me more information about the time and location of the sale? Is it possible for you to set aside equipment? I'm very interested in a few items and can stop by on Saturday to pick them up at the sale. Thanks – email@example.com
Looking for NYC indie producers who would like to gather regularly to screen, share resources, and support each other. Please contact me if you;re interested and if you're already meeting, can I join?
We have $5000 credit with Panavision for sale for less than its value. Open to offers. Contact me directly if you're interested. Thanks!
In reply to Rachael Morrison's post on Mon 16 Apr 2012 :
Hey everyone, we are going to have to reschedule the big equipment sale to Saturday the 28th. I hope this doesn't inconvenience anyone too much. Same items are avaliable, come check them out.
More details (exact address, start time) to follow.
See you on the 28th!
My name is Jenny, I'm a second year doc MFA student at Hofstra with a BFA in film from UCF. I looking for an internship this summer. I'm not above slavery, but as a poor, starving graduate student paid is preferred. I've interned with Supermarche (Catfish, Paranormal Activity 3) and have done (and am doing) several independent projects.
I speek geek, comfortable and confident editing, shooting, researching or writing... I can get a mean cup of coffee. I've had festival experience, marketing, social media, etc. Basically, I want to be around other artists, learn what I can, meet who I can and eventually become one of you.
Here's a documentary I did finding my biological mother , and here's a spec trailer of my current film about the death of my father. Willing and excited to learn anything. Those are both reflexive, but I've done and will do other types.
Please let me know if you're looking for someone, or if you know of someone needed extra help.
TV_Talk06 at mac dot com
Any recommendations for a post house that will capture about 100 HDV tapes at a reasonable rate?
I hate to do this but we are postponing the equipment sale this Saturday again. More details to come
A friend needs a DP willing to work a short time for nominal pay to contribute to a really great cause. Read below:
Writopia Lab, a non-profit that offers creative writing workshops for kids ages 8 to 18, is producing 85 plays in a two-week Off-Broadway run, May 8th to 20th. We are looking for someone to shoot all 12 performances. Each night consists of six to eight 10-minute plays. Actors will not be mic'ed, so we'll have to hang some mics or run some digital recorders to get sound.
We can pay you a stipend for this work. You will be contributing to a life-changing experience for these kids. For more information about the project, please see writopialab.org/plays.
Hey there, everybody! I am a third-year cinema student and am looking for a summer job/internship. Really, I am looking for an experience that will help me move further down the path to becoming a documentary filmmaker. I have no money, so I can't buy gear and make my own stuff yet, but I have a lot of experience with professional, prosumer, and consumer HD cameras as well as Super 8mm and 16mm. I am proficient at FCP 7 and have experience in Premier Pro, Photoshop, After Effects, and FCP X (though I hate FCP X) and am learning Avid. I have an experimental background but am in a very mainstream commercial position at my university right now, so I have experience on both sides of the spectrum. I work very well with others but also by my self. Does anyone need an extra hand or brain this summer? even if you're traveling and need someone to take care/keep track of your equipment I would be down for that (I just need the experience of being involved with a professional production so I feel more sure of the whole process when I start my own next year)
Anyway, I hope everybody is having a great day. If any of you are interested, contact me at K[dot]R[dot]Hallagan [at]Gmail[dot]com
[Kevin, as this is one of our few public forums, I've removed your full email address to keep it away from spambots]
Thank you very much, John
I am renting a SONY HDR-FX7 HDV camera I use to shoot small projects. This is no Canon C300 but if you're on a budget, it'll get the job done. Great for students or indie/doc projects with a lo/no budget. For a $100 rental fee per day, you'll get the following package listed below. All rentals are subject to a rental agreement and/or deposit. If you are interested in renting individual items, I have an a la carte price list as well. Feel free to email or text me: vjuare[at]yahoo[dotcom] or 718.909.2227
ENTIRE PACKAGE RENTAL: $100/day
Sony HDR-FX7 (incl original battery pack)
Rode NTG-2 shotgun mic w/ Shock Mount
Sony UWP-V1 Wireless Lavalier Microphone Package (incl XLR)
3-Pin XLR-M to Angled 2-Pin XLR-F Cable
Sony NP-F970 Battery Pack (12-hour life)
The Big Equipment Sale is finally happening, this Saturday May 5 at 263 West 38th Street in New York.
We'll be running from 11am to 3pm. Here is a list of the equipment we're selling with the original purchase price. We're looking for about 75% of the original price but are open to negotiating. Come by Saturday to check it out. We'll be taking cash or Paypal, no checks or credit cards.
This gear was purchased for Makers of Memories, a domestic violence awareness organization who got very little use out of it. They no longer need it so you can help yourself with a good deal and help out a good cause at the same time.
Please email me with any questions or just to let me know you're interested in coming.
Call for Entries! Lifetime Network Seeking Docu-series TV Treatments, Teasers
NYTVF – Lifetime Unscripted Development Pipeline
Lifetime Networks, home of cableâ€™s number one competition series, "Project Runway," and TV hits "Designing Spaces,â€ and "Dance Moms", has teamed up with the NYTVF for an innovative initiative seeking concepts for original unscripted television programming from independent artists and production companies.
Twenty-five semi-finalists will be considered by Lifetime with five finalists each receiving $2,500 to shoot additional tape. One winner will receive $10,000 and the opportunity to participate in pilot production with the network.
Free to submit.
Unscripted formats of all genres are welcome, with particular interest in docu-series, social experiment, close-ended competition, and game show formats.
TV show concepts and characters should revolve around big, unique personalities and worlds that bring a fresh perspective to the television landscape.
Submissions must include:
- A short treatment (1-2 pages) describing your original unscripted format
- A brief video (2-4 minutes) introducing the subject(s).
Deadline: July 18, 2012.
Details here: http://www.nytvf.com/2012_lifetime_pipeline.html
Additional opportunities for Semi-Finalists:
All 25 Official Semi-Finalists will be invited to participate as Official Artists at the 2012 New York Television Festival in NYC in October, with exclusive access to:
- Participate in NYTVF Pitch, offering guaranteed development deals from: Â Bio Channel, Hasbro Studios, Logo, SevenOne International, Sundance Channel, Channel 4
- Network, meet and collaborate with over forty U.S.-based television networks, studios, agencies, fellow TV creators and MORE.
NYTVF is also accepting entries to:
The 2012 Independent Pilot Competition
- Accepting independent TV pilots and web series 4-22 min in all genres.
- Win guaranteed deals from US network partners IFC, MTV, SyFy and VH1.
- Early Deadline May 11; Final Deadline June 15; Late Deadline June 29 More info here: http://www.nytvf.com/2012_ipc.html
I'd love to invite you all to apply to join Storyhunter. We connect video journalists, doc filmmakers, and multimedia storytellers to the world's top digital publishers. Our mission is to help tell the world's most important, untold stories. Please check out www.storyhunter.tv for more information.
Hi there, I know of a position for a top-notch story and people researcher to work on a social anthropology documentary series that appears on a major cable network. Perfect for people who love to unearth hard-to-find stories and don't mind rejection and dead ends. Position is full time but short term and located in Los Angeles. Please email me privately with a few lines about your background and I can give you the information on where to submit a resume.
juliehaire AT yahoo DOT com
I'm very ashamed to do this again. We will sadly not be having a sale this Saturday after all. It has been an issue getting access to the office where the gear is being held and I feel as jerked around as many of you probably do.
Very sorry all
Docs In Progress is back at the George Washington University next Thursday, May 17 for a documentary rough cut screening of FATE OF A SALESMAN by D-Worders Ben Crosbie and Tessa Moran. This program is sponsored by The Documentary Center at the George Washington University.
We'd love to see you there. More on the film, location, and tickets at http://docsinprogress.org/events/43/work-in-progress-screening-dc/
Local News: Three Neighborhood Films by John Smith at UnionDocs
Saturday, May 12th at 7:00pm. $9 suggested donation.
For more information see:
Between 1988 and 1996, John Smith made three quasi-documentary works that register the disastrous effects of the construction of the M11 Link Road on the filmmakerâ€™s East London neighborhood. While all three function to preserve the memory of this vanishing landscape, and implicitly participate in the large-scale protests that met the highwayâ€™s construction, Smith â€” one of Englandâ€™s most consistently inventive avant-garde filmmakers â€” puts the material to various suggestive uses, crafting three very different formal investigations whose unfolding stimulates a profound reflection on memory, time, history, and the lived experience of the city.
John Smith will appear via conference for a conversation with UnionDocs Critical Writing Fellow Colin Beckett.
29 Panasonic Varicam DVC PRo tapes for sale – name your price.
I have a last minute shoot tomorrow in Manhattan and Brooklyn, and am looking for an intern/P.A. to help. We're shooting on the new Canon C300 which is really cool.
The shoot is actually a Kickstarter video for a very cool new product.
The budget is minimal, but I can pay a bit of cash for the day.
Hello D-Worders, we're very excited to be screening our new feature doc OF TWO MINDS this Saturday at 2pm at the Cobble Hill Cinemas in Brooklyn as part of the New York United Film Festival!
Fresh off our sold out screenings at Cleveland International FF and winning both the Jury and Audience Awards at the LA United Fest, we'll be at Saturday's screening with people from the film to talk about their experiences. Hope to see you there!
More info: http://www.oftwomindsmovie.com/
Doug Blush, co-director
OF TWO MINDS
New Yorkers: my son (late 20's) will be enrolled in a one-year master's program at Columbia starting this summer. He needs modest single or shared housing in NYC (ideally upper west side) from June 7 – July 31. And, a year's accommodation for three responsible twenty-somethings beginning August 1. Any leads, please contact me offline and I'll forward them. Any general suggestions as to other viable (more affordable?) neighborhoods welcome too!
Email address for the above: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
From Emmy award-winning filmmaker, Gayle Kirschenbaum of A DOG'S LIFE: A DOGAMENTARY and MY NOSE, comes a work-in-progress screening of MY NOSE: THE BIGGER VERSION at The People's Film Festival (TPFF) Friday May 18th, 2012 at 6pm at Maysles Cinema in New York.
Filmmaker Gayle Kirschenbaum introduces us to her critical mother in a humorous short film about her mom's quest to get her to have a nose job.
Be a part of the development in this groundbreaking film; join the filmmaker for a Q&A and audience engagement discussion following the presentation.
Check out the People's Film Festival trailer below
Ticket prices for individual film programs: $10.00
Tickets can be purchased at Ticketbud.com http://thepeoplesfilmfestival.ticketbud.com/tpff
Friends, I am looking to borrow or rent one kinoflo (or similar) 4 tubes 2 feet daylight plus tripod for the shooting of some interviews for research for a new project. Would be 8 or 9 June in Houston, 11 June in Denver and 13 June in Grand Rapids (MI) for just a few hours. Who can help? Thank you. (koen[at]elrayofilms[dot]com)
LA friends -
<b>seeking asian female</b> is screening at 7pm tonight, May 11, and 3pm tomorrow, May 12, at the LA Asian Pacific Film Festival. These are the first screenings since our successful premiere at SXSW. We'd love to see you there!
Tickets & details here: http://laapff.festpro.com/films/detail/seeking_asian_female_2012