Didn't mean to sound nasty, btw. Just trying to watch out for potential problems down the line for you guys.
Public Classifieds and Announcements
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)
In reply to Doug Block's post on Wed 18 Dec 2013 :
Whew – I didn't want to mess up on my very first day :)
Hardly, Sandra. If you want the full D-Word experience, btw, you should apply for "professional" status: www.d-word.com/users/apply. Will give you access to all 50 discussion topics.
Not sure I'm in the proper section, I'm doing a doc on a Montreal Boxer who is fighting in Washington on SHOWTIME SPORTS at the end of January. Does anyone know who I may be able to speak to about access to shoot and or to their footage?
Talk to the promotor. You most likely will not be allowed to shoot if it is on Showtime, but he can put you in touch with whoever you need to license it from. Good luck!
At Rough Cuts, a documentary work-in-progress series I produce in San
Francisco, we don't normally pass the hat around. In fact, we never
have. But this holiday, we're doing it, largely in an effort to raise
funds this winter to expand our support for filmmakers in the Bay Area and beyond
(we've had many filmmakers come up from L.A. for our events).
Also, through December 31st, we're offering a number of our best films
as a (free) thank you to our contributors. They include Yoav
Potash's"Crime After Crime," Jim Granato's "D tour," and Micha
Peled's "Bitter Seeds."
If you can consider us as part of your giving this holiday, we would
be very grateful.
More about us is at: http://sfroughcuts.com
And more about how to give at: http://sfroughcuts.com/give.html
We are deeply grateful for the support of all of our friends and
colleagues, and we look forward to seeing you next year.
Rough Cuts Director
In reply to Jill Morley's post on Sun 22 Dec 2013 : Thanks Jill, that's a great idea. A no brainer really. Where was my brain? :-) All the best
The heartwarming documentary There's No Place Like Shalom which tells the story of three remarkable people on a journey to spiritual authenticity is now available online. Check out my @Wix site http://mitchellgersten.wix.com/film
Hello D-Word-ers! I am a documentary producer / director looking for work in 2014. I have over 10 years of experience working on short and long-term projects around the globe, for major networks including Nat Geo, NBC, Bravo, etc. My current feature FINDING HILLYWOOD (www.findinghillywood.com) is screening at festivals and I'm ready to work on some new projects. Happy to send credit list and references!
I'd be pleased to audition for documentary narration. American male baritone. Please visit www.theateroftheear.com for clips and credits. Email: info (at) theateroftheear.com
Looking for an exceptional India-based DP to hire for a 1/2 day commercial shoot – Must have sample work/experience with the RED, C300, Scarlett, or 5D/7D with natural light. Preferably based in Mumbai, Ahmadabad, or Vadodara. Job is asap.
email me at email@example.com. thanks!
Hey New York folks,
I'm looking for a Brooklyn sublet or available room for Feb 1st.
I'm 34, a freelance editor/composer.
A little info on my bio page: http://www.resurrectdead.com/bios/
Please email if you know of anything. Thanks!
Hi! I am looking for someone who is willing to donate their services for 1-2 hours of translation, Arabic (Iraqi) to English. We are in post-production on a film about a little girl who came to America from the Diwali Province in Iraq, and are looking to translate a phone call from her mother. Check out our website at thebeautythatremains.com and email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. Many thanks!
A friend in DC is looking to hire someone to shoot their wedding this spring. Rate negotiable. Email robhatchmiller at gmail if interested and I'll pass the info along.
Deadline 1/31/2014 – $80/short, $100 feature
LAST CHANCE TO SUBMIT TO 2014 NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL!
Back by demand! The Newport Beach Film Festival’s extended Withoutabox deadline is coming up fast! Submit by JANUARY 31st to for a chance to be a part of the 2014 Festival!
For more information, visit our website at www.NewportBeachFilmFestival.com, and receive a discount when you submit through Withoutabox!
The Festival will run from April 24th to May 1st, 2014.
Happy 2014 D-Worders. Time to bring back the Navigating HD seminar. We'll be offering classes two Mondays in February, the 10th and 24th. Take a look at back postings here or on FB for Navigating HD for information. Thanks.
DC area folks...
Docs In Progress is offering a series of fundraising workshops specifically for documentary filmmakers, beginning next week. Space is still available.
About the Workshops
For many documentary filmmakers, the most frustrating part of the journey is fundraising. Too many filmmakers either give up on their dreams because they can’t raise the funds needed for their films or they end up scraping together personal funds and a lot of barter arrangements to make their first film, and then vow never to do that again for their next film. Docs In Progress is offering a series of workshops which will help documentary filmmakers improve their fundraising skills with both grantmakers and individual donors.
These workshops can be taken as individual workshops or save by signing up for all four:
Session 1: Monday, February 3 from 7-9 pm: Building a Fundraising Strategy
Why do you need a strategy for fundraising? What are different ways to fundraise? When do you need a fiscal sponsor? What questions do you need to answer before you even begin to put together a grant application or a crowdfunding campaign? If you’ve never raised funds for a documentary before, this session will give you the foundations of what is involved in planning for fundraising.
Lead by Docs In Progress Executive Director Erica Ginsberg
Session 2: Wednesday, February 5 from 7-10 pm: Researching Grants
How do you identify potential grant-makers beyond the usual suspects which support documentaries? Where can you research these funders and how can you determine whether they would support your project?
Lead by Docs In Progress Co-Founder Sam Hampton
Session 3: Monday, February 10 from 7-10 pm: Writing Grant Proposals
What are the pieces you need to have in place to create a template of a grant application which you can adapt to the needs of different funders? How do you ensure you are following the guidelines of what a funder is asking for in a proposal?
Lead by Docs In Progress Co-Founder Sam Hampton
Session 4: Wednesday, February 12 from 7-10 pm: Crowdfunding
How can you best leverage Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other online crowdfunding sites to boost your budget and profile? How do you identify a realistic fundraising goal, timeline, and plan for the highs and lows of a campaign? How do you create an effective pitch video, rewards, and social media strategy to accompany the campaign?
Lead by Docs In Progress Board Member Kiley Kraskouskas
For more information and to register for any of these workshops, visit http://www.docsinprogress.org
Free Film and talk February 26th NYC
"SLAVERY BY ANOTHER NAME" and Film Director Sam Pollard
February 26th, Wednesday
6:30 PM in Shepard Hall, Rm 291
160 Convent Avenue
City College of NY
(#1 to 137th st., ABCD to 145th St)
This fascinating 90 minute documentary challenges one of America's most cherished assumptions: the belief that slavery ended with Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation of 1863. The documentary recounts how in the years following the Civil War, insidious new forms of forced labor emerged in the American South, keeping hundreds of thousands of African Americans in bondage, trapping them in a brutal system that would persist until the onset of World War II. SLAVERY BY ANOTHER NAME premiered at Sundance and aired on PBS in 2012.
Sam Pollard, who directed EYES ON THE PRIZE, I'LL MAKE ME A WORLD, and THE BLUES, is also the highly acclaimed editor of Spike Lee's When the Levee's Broke, 4 Little Girls, Girl 6, Clockers and many other films. Mr. Pollard will talk about the making of SLAVERY BY ANOTHER NAME, and his approach to documentary production.
Free, limited seating. RSVP to email@example.com
Cosponsored by: Documentary Forum@CCNY, the MCA Department, the Black Studies Program, the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership and Third World Newsreel and the Black Documentary Collective.
March 1st, 2014 in NYC
NYC's First Home Video Day
DCTV, 87 Lafayette St. (2 blocks south of Canal)
1-6 PM. Free
OPEN CALL FOR FAMILY and COMMUNITY HOME VIDEOS
Family and community VHS and mini DVs to be featured
On Saturday, March 1, 2014 from 1:00pm – 6:00pm DCTV, Activist Archivists and Third World Newsreel will host the first New York City “Home Video Day” to highlight the importance of saving VHS and miniDV memories.
Families, community groups, individuals and artists are being asked to bring their VHS and miniDV tapes – old, but perhaps personally important videos – to show them and learn how to save these images. A special outreach is being made to the Chinatown community, as DCTV, a community media center, is located right at 87 Lafayette Street. This free event is open to all – and refreshments are being provided.
Archivists will be on hand to inspect tapes and advise on ways to keep the content of these videos alive for future generations, and tapes will be projected on DCTV’s large screen to share. Throughout the day, local community groups and artists will show some of the work from their own collections, alongside the home videos of anyone willing to participate.
For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/614641928590625/
Hey D-Word World,
I'm a recent grad of Marquette University in Milwaukee and currently residing in Chicago. I'm currently looking for any kind of work in the Chicago-Milwaukee area or elsewhere if it's long term (very willing to relocate).
Here's my Vimeo page: https://vimeo.com/user5922636
Feel free to contact me via email at vic.r.jac[at]gmail[dot]com
Deadline for registration for the Doc Challenge is coming up. I have done this in past years and it is a fun time.
Check out http://www.docchallenge.com
REAL LIFE. FILMED REAL FAST. WITH REAL BENEFITS.
Take the Challenge: February 26 – March 2, 2014
The Doc Challenge is a short documentary competition in its 9th year. Filmmakers from all over the world world have 5 days to make a short 4-7 minute non-fiction film.
If you decide to register, list my name in the recommended by box of the form!
Looking for a NYC-based transcriber. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks!
Looking for crew in Tampa / St.Pete FL area
Cinematographer with gear – 5D, 7D or C300 and can light
Sound recordist with gear
Hair and Makeup
This is for a 2 day documentary shoot in mid-March. Please email me recommendations email@example.com
Mason City, Iowa February 18 – 22 (events are Feb 19 – 21)
What is it Like Growing Up in a Frank Lloyd Wright House?
I am hoping to find a documentarian or small film crew interested in producing a program, movie or series of videos about What it is like Living in a Frank Lloyd Wright House. I am able to access many Frank Lloyd Wright-designed properties and draw out interesting stories about what it is like living with the public’s curiosity, managing constant renovations and enjoying inhabiting a work of art. www.kimbixler.com
I am an educator, lecturer and Frank Lloyd Wright historian. I grew up in a house designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1908 in Rochester, New York. My book Growing Up in a Frank Lloyd Wright House was just published and I can be seen in the recently released PBS documentary Frank Lloyd Wright's Boynton House: The Next Hundred Years.
In 2013 I visited and lectured at over 30 different venues (many of them Frank Lloyd Wright-designed buildings).
I'll be in Mason City, Iowa from February 18th – 22nd doing 9 school programs (first grade through college), an adult community lecture, a private event and touring the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Hotel and Bank in the area.
I live in Los Angeles and will be speaking at the Modernism Conference in Palm Springs on February 15th:
Modernism Week Events: Palm Springs, California February 15, 2014 3:00pm
This is an unpaid position.
See my YouTube lecture series promo video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6pIjBLdTCc
or search YouTube: Frank Lloyd Wright Lecturer
I realize this is last minute, but it could be an amazing opportunity to produce something that may eventually become a film, television program or even a YouTube video series.
Please contact me if you are interested.
About Kim (Brown) Bixler:
Kim has written and edited five other books, including Get a Clue: Guide to Cornell & Ithaca, NY, 365 Great Things about Atlanta, The Cigar Book, Austin from Boston and My Twin, My Friend. She currently lives with her husband and two teenage children near Los Angeles, CA and is lecturing throughout the country. She graduated from Cornell University in 1991.
Producing a program, movie or series of videos for nothing, really? Funny how unpaid positions are always such an amazing opportunity.
Doug – Sorry my wording was offensive. I am an honest gal from Rochester New York and believe in asking for help. I have been working on this labor of love for years (unpaid and unfunded). Several Los Angeles producers have approached me after my lectures and said, "You should do a show." Since this is not my area of expertise, I am reaching out to the community. Hopefully someone will be interested and see the opportunity. I realize it is not for everyone. Until that visionary comes along, I'll keep plugging away with my book sales, lectures and visiting incredible Frank Lloyd Wright homes and buildings.
Apology accepted, Kim, and sorry if I was a bit snippety. I'm sure you're an honest gal and very well intentioned. It's really just a matter of how you framed the request.
The project does sound interesting and sincerely wish you the best with it.
Hey Kim, since it sounds like you have a very clear vision of what you want this documentary to be, instead of trying to find a filmmaker to take it on pro bono (which I'll agree with Doug might be challenging), you might want to produce it yourself and just hire a crew to shoot it. I'd start with following up with those L.A. producers for advice and/or the person who produced the PBS show you were in. Surely there must be humanities funds and/or wealthy FLW fans which could help with this.
I just wanted to make sure everybody was aware that Austin Film Festival has already begun accepting submissions for this year’s film program. My name is Hatley Moore and I work as an intern in the Film Department and I am happy to answer any questions you may have about submitting your film to us. Last year we received more entries than ever before and this year we are already on a record pace. Our Earlybird deadline is just two months away, April 30th, until which the submission fee is only $50. If you submit online through our website (not Withoutabox) you will receive $5 off:
Documentaries are particularly prized at our festival as we try to highlight the films with the strongest story. Several documentaries from 2013 alone have gone on to find distribution including Sole Survivor, The Great Chicken Wing Hunt, and Icebound. In addition, several documentary filmmakers (both features and shorts) have told me they were invited to submit to countless festivals after screening at AFF, often with fees waived.
Known as “The Writer’s Festival” since its inception 21 years ago, Austin Film Festival celebrates films built on strong storytelling. AFF recognizes the importance of the creator at the core of filmmaking and screens the highest caliber narrative, documentary, and animated films — all of which demonstrate the power of a well-told story.
AFF provides filmmakers an invaluable platform among industry professionals and film-lovers. Offering A-list jurors, amazing venues, and an opportunity to network and learn, Austin Film Festival is the place to be this October. All of AFF’s juried categories—Narrative Features, Documentary Features, Narrative Shorts, Student Shorts, Animated Shorts, Dark Matters, Documentary Shorts, and our brand new category, Comedy Vanguard—have cash awards. In addition to the competitions, all submissions will be eligible to screen out-of-competition in special sections such as the Texas Independents Series. On top of all that, the winning films in the Narrative Short, Documentary Short, and Animated Short categories are Academy Award®-eligible!
Early Bird Deadline: April 30 ($50)
Regular Deadline: June 16 ($60)
Late Deadline: July 15 ($75)
1st Place Winners in both the Narrative Feature Category and Documentary Feature Category receive a cash prize of $2,500; reimbursement (up to $500) of one round-trip airfare to Austin to attend the 2013 AFF; reimbursement (up to $500) for stay at an AFF hotel during the 2013 Festival; and the AFF Bronze Typewriter Award. The 1st Place Winner in the Dark Matters Feature Category receives a cash prize of $1,000; reimbursement (up to $500) of one round-trip airfare to Austin to attend the 2013 AFF; reimbursement (up to $500) for stay at an AFF hotel during the 2013 Festival; and the AFF Bronze Typewriter Award.
For Shorts, 1st Place Winners receive a cash prize of $1,000 (Narrative Short Category only) or $500 (Narrative Student Short, Documentary Short, Animated Short Categories); reimbursement (up to $500) of one round- trip air fare to Austin to attend the 2013 AFF; reimbursement (up to $500) for stay at an AFF hotel during the 2013 Festival; and the AFF Bronze Typewriter Award.
In addition, all films are eligible for the Audience Award in their respective categories.
We look forward to receiving any entries you all want to send us. I’ll be checking this post frequently and I am happy to answer any questions or check out our FAQ: http://www.austinfilmfestival.com/submit/film/faq/
Film Department Intern
Austin Film Festival
Hi Everyone, my name is David Bee. I am a documentary editor located in Portland, Oregon. I'm new to the D-Word community and glad to be here. I've cut three features and a handful of shorts and am interested in mostly any compelling topic, but in the past have worked with issues surrounding war reportage, activism, social justice, baseball, autism, Parkinson's, nature deficit, and media culture. I'm currently available for another project. If anyone knows of anyone in need of an editor with years of experience working on independent productions, please send 'em my way.
Attached are my resume and commercial reel. Other documentary samples available upon request.
Washington DC folks, there's a Docs In Progress screening this Friday night. More details in hidden section.
Hi David, make sure your Vimeo showreel is embeddable anywhere, or add d-word.com to the permitted domains. Cheers and welcome on board!
Camera Equipment stolen in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Camera – Sony F5 serial # 100581
Viewfinder- Sony DVF-L350 serial # 100662
Lens – Fujinon Cabrio serial # 700048
Monitor – Sony PVM-740 serial # 7002218
So sorry to hear about this. It's happened to me too.
In reply to Bill Kerrigan's post on Thu 20 Feb 2014 :
I co- chair the PGA Rough Cuts West Committee and we're on the hunt to screen works-in-progress in March. Get great feedback from your peers and networking opportunity. Must be a PGA member. Submit to firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, I'm looking for an assist editor for a week- starting Monday. Must known and have FCP on laptop.
Searching for Hell – new documentary project from FilmmakersPond is looking for filmmaking talents!
FilmmakersPond – Innovative Video Content Production Platform is looking for filmmakers to participate in our new, exciting film project – Searching for Hell – collaborative creative documentary film examining the theme of Hell. We are looking for multi-skilled filmmakers with ability to produce film content. If you're interested in joining our project, please visit official website www.searchingforhell.com or contact FilmmakersPond via info (at) filmmakerspond (dot)com
Looking to rent editing space in Brooklyn. DUMBO would be ideal, but anywhere off the F/G would work. Need a semi-private space for an editor that can handle a couple of extras part-time. Not a full production office. Looking for 4-6 month lease, beginning in the next few weeks. Feel free to share this with any leads, and they can contact me at aschocken (at) gmail.com. Thanks!
I’m co-producing a panel with Veena Rao, sponsored by NYWIFT, called “Pushing the Boundaries: Telling Stories that Defy Categorization” tomorrow night, Wednesday Feb 26th at 7:00pm at NYU Arthur Carter Journalism Institute, 20 Cooper Square. Panelists are filmmakers Lynne Sachs, Iva Radivojevic, Leslie Tai and moderated by Marian Masone of the Film Society of Lincoln Center.
We are in a renaissance of documentary filmmaking: filmmakers are taking artistic risks, experimenting with form and creating incredible work. Sarah Polley's Stories We Tell and Joshua Oppenheimer's Oscar-nominated The Act of Killing are just two examples of critically acclaimed documentaries that have blurred the line between documentary and fiction in recent years, pushing viewers to reexamine how they define documentary. Are filmmakers and viewers alike adopting a more flexible definition of the form, where films do not have to follow certain rules? Can documentaries defy categorization and ultimately become another way to tell a good story?
Pushing the Boundaries will showcase three films that challenge the traditional documentary form by employing narrative or experimental techniques. These filmmakers are working outside of conventional documentary labels; the focus shifts from the label to the story. We will discuss the definition of documentary, hybrid, narrative and experimental film, the line between documentary and fiction, and the history of experimental and narrative techniques in documentary filmmaking.
More info, register here: http://www.nywift.org/article.aspx?id=4895
I'm looking for someone this Friday to help me with some very simple and light editing for a 2 to 3-minute video for our D-Word crowdfunding campaign. Shouldn't take more than a few hours, I'd think.
We'd be taking some webcam stuff recorded as Quicktime files and moving them to FCP to do the edits, then output to Dropbox.
It would be in my Dumbo office. No pay but we'll have a good time and it's for the very best of causes – to help upgrade The D-Word!
Lemme know ASAP, either here or: doug(at)d-word(dot)com
In reply to Austin Film Festival's post on Tue 18 Feb 2014 :
Just a reminder of our deadlines:
Earlybird entry fee if postmarked by April 30, 2014 – $50
Regular entry fee if postmarked by June 16, 2014 – $60
Late entry fee if postmarked by July 15, 2014 – $75
If you have any question, please reply to the post or check out our FAQ: austinfilmfestival.com/submit/film/faq
The 2014 Florida Documentary Film Festival Edition will take place within the beautiful city of Boca Raton, Florida, presented by DocMiami International Film Festival and in partnership with Willow Theatre at Sugar Sand Park. This new edition of DocMiami is designed to bring the film festival experience to different cities throughout the Sunshine State. DocMiami is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing enriching cultural experiences to elevate and showcase the art form of documentary filmmaking at a global level.
The registration deadlines are:
Early Bird Deadline, February 15, 2014
Regular Deadline, April 15, 2014
Late Deadline, June 15, 2014
WAB Extended Deadline, July 15, 2014
Where to Submit: http://tinyurl.com/fldocsubmit
The submission guidelines are:
Feature Documentaries with a total running time from 61 – 180 minutes. (All films in a language other than English require English subtitles)
Short Documentaries with a total running time between 4 and 30 minutes. (All films in a language other than English require English subtitles)
Documentary Medium-Length and Essay Forms:
Medium-length documentaries and documentarian film essays with a total running time between 31 and 60 minutes. (All films in a language other than English require English subtitles)
About the 2014 Florida Documentary Film Festival
The 2014 Florida Documentary Film Festival will take place within the beautiful city of Boca Raton, Florida. Presented by DocMiami International Film Festival and in partnership with Sugar Sand Park, this new series of the festival is dedicated to showcasing the best that documentary filmmakers have to offer worldwide. The festival hosts documentary screenings and provides expert panel workshops at the event for the filmmakers and the community to attend. Past recipients of the “El Rey” Tito Puente Contribution to the Arts Award include: Willy Chirino, Carlos Santana and “Queen of Bolero”, Olga Guillot. In 2011, the festival was recognized by Productionhub.com as the "Spiciest Film Festival" in their 2011 Festival planner. The festival brings together emerging documentary filmmakers, students’ grades 6 -12, as well as film and music enthusiasts. In addition, the amazing concerts have included performances by: Tito Puente, Jr., Melton Mustafa, Prince Emmanuel Abiodun Aderele, Javier Batiz "The Godfather of Mexican Rhythm and Blues", Fito de la Parra, Jamie Catto, Rich Ferguson, Luis Bofill, Kiki Sanchez and Eloy "Rali".
Looking for shared office space in Los Angeles. Need room for one desk, filing cabinet and storage shelves. Ideal would be something in the Hollywood area. Thanks!
IIRC, Lisa and Guy at Vox Pop Films are renting a room in downtown LA. Ah, here's the link Guy posted on FB:
Submissions for DocsBarcelona Pitching Forum 2014 are open!!!
DocsBarcelona Pitching Forum is a market of financing and promotion for documentary industry, a meeting point for professionals from all over the world. It is the perfect place to promote and finance your project to potential financiers and film distributors.
The 29th of May 2014, 14 projects will pitch in front of a panel composed by 20 international financers and distributors. 300 observers attend each year DocsBarcelona Pitching Forum
To participate find all the information, fees and forms here: http://kcy.me/10etp
The deadline to submit projects is April 3rd 2014 at 1.00 p.m. The cost for submitting a project is 10€ (taxes included).
DocsBarcelona Pitching Forum is a profitable investment for producers: 57% of projects submitted to the Pitching Forum are finished and 15% are now in production.
Visit www.docsbarcelona.com for more information.
Looking for a solid DP (or recommendation for one) to film Easter festivities this year in Haiti for a documentary for WNET. DP would need to be based in Haiti and able to work locally. The location is Souvenance in the Artibonite Department of Haiti. Please e-mail me at email@example.com. Thank you.
Documentary Intensive taught by Award-Winning Filmmakers Doug Pray, Pete Vogt, Shana Hagan and John Jacobsen
Applications to attend this year's Wild Mind Film Camp 11-day documentary intensive close on Saturday, March 15. Created and taught by filmmakers Doug Pray (Hype!, Surfwise, Art & Copy) and Peter Vogt (Hype!, Icons Among Us), this camp supports filmmakers who are interested in taking their nonfiction storytelling skills to the next level.
Other instructors include the talented Shana Hagan (Queen of Versailles) and John Jacobsen (PBS' The Artist Toolbox). Each day features a balance of instruction, discussion, collaboration, and physical production, with a focus on storytelling within documentary filmmaking. A great opportunity for those who want to take their nonfiction storytelling skills to the next level: http://www.wildmindfilmcamp.com/apply.html