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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)
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.
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: http://doc-u-dec-12.eventbrite.com/?discount=DWORDDOCU
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: http://www.documentary.org/doc-u
DOC U ON THE ROAD
Made possible by a grant from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
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: http://www.nytvf.com/2012_ipc_london.htm
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
And YOU'RE INVITED!!!
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
THE 2011 NEW YORK FILM ACADEMY DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
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)
CALL FOR ENTRIES JUST $11 WITH WAB DISCOUNT UNTIL JANUARY 2012 – GREAT JUDGES!
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.
ENTRY FEES & DEADLINES
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 http://www.redrockfilmfestival.com/RedPages/entries.html
*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!
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. email@example.com
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: www.sunkissedthefilm.com.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. This is a non paying gig.
Anybody had any dealings with Emphasis Entertainment Group [http://emphasisentertainment.com/]?
Any thoughts on doing business with them?
Thanks for any insights you may have!
I want to thank Doug Block and D-word's help with my project currently funding on Kickstarter.com, 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.
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
~New York, New Jersey, Connecticut
~Pennsylvania, near Harrisburg
if interested please email Maryam Henein email@example.com with rates and resume.
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: http://schedule.filmwax.com.
If you’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.
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:
Follow us on Twitter!
Stay abreast of DocuClub’s latest: twitter.com/docuclub.
In reply to Matt Marxteyn's post on Thu 15 Dec 2011 :
Just submitted CONFIDENCE GAME via Withoutabox!
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: http://tinyurl.com/6lotf8h
or contact Teresa Hollingsworth at thollingsworth(at)southarts.org
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, 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.
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.)
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!
Interim Executive Director, SDF
celebrating 10 years of nurturing Southern storytelling
on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/SouthernDocumentaryFund
on Twitter – @SouthernDocFund
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 www.thedocumentaryinsider.com 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. www.stephaniehubbard.com
If you are a documentary filmmaker, and in New York this coming Wednesday (Jan. 11), please join us for a group discussion.....
CINEMA EYE FILMMAKER’S FORUM
INVITATION AND CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
YOU ARE INVITED TO A CONVERSATION WITH YOUR COLLEAGUES
IN CREATIVE DOCUMENTARY.
WHEN: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2011
11.00am – 12.30pm
WHERE: FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER
ELINOR BUNIN FILM CENTER (Amphitheater)
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: email@example.com
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
George Washington University Media & Public Affairs Building
805 21st Street, NW
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 http://www.docsinprogress.org
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
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
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 email@example.com