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Agnes Varnum
Thu 22 Dec 2005Link
2nd Annual Making Your Documentary Matter Producers Workshop
1/30/06 from 9 AM - 6 PM
@ American University, Washington DC

This is an annual workshop for documentary filmmakers on how to make
outreach and audience engagement part of the production planning of
your documentary. The theme this year is "Public Engagement Strategies
That Work!" with keynote address by Cynthia Lopez of P.O.V. See the
CSM site (link below) for full schedule.

Engagement strategies not only make powerful tools to extend the reach
and effectiveness of your documentary, they can also be part of your
fundraising plan!

Registration required: $50 which includes lunch and networking reception!

More info at http://www.centerforsocialmedia.org

Agnes Varnum
Thu 22 Dec 2005Link
Public Media Roundtable with David Liroff, WGBH
1/13/06
12-2:00 PM at Nations Building, Conference Room 333, 444 North Capitol
Street NW, Washington DC

The Center for Social Media is launching a new speaker series that
explores public media in the US - present as well as new
frontiers. Join David Liroff, VP & Chief Technology Officer at WGBH
for this new rountable discussion series.

RSVP by Jan. 9 to socialmedia@american.edu or by calling 202-885-3107
so you will get a boxed lunch!

More info at http://www.centerforsocialmedia.org

Lynnette Gryseels
Fri 6 Jan 2006Link
Enroll in Film Arts Spring Classes

Film Arts offers classes that focus on the many aspects and genres
of media making and provide ongoing training for filmmakers at all
levels of experience. The following is a list of classes that are
open for enrollment. Call (415) 552-8760 x312 to sign up for
registration.

DOCUMENTARY TRACK

Documentary Tune-Up: Examining Ideas and Proposals
Co-presented with International Documentary Association (IDA)
Friday, Jan. 20, 10 am-5 pm
Can't find funding? No one wants to invest? Get a doc proposal
tune-up. This workshop can help you decide whether that dream doc
is worth pursuing. Pitches or projects at any stage of development
are welcome; submit proposal for review upon registration.
Mitchell Block has handled the distribution and marketing of
hundreds of films, which have won 23 Oscars and received 52
Academy Award nominations. Since 1998, he has consulted on
documentary projects for HBO/Cinemax, and he executive-produced
HBOs 2001 Oscar-winning film Big Mama.
Limited to 20. $95/Filmmaker-level members and IDA members;
$145/others.

Financing and Producing Documentary Films and Videos
Co-presented with International Documentary Association (IDA)
Sat. & Sun., Jan. 21 & 22, 10 am-5 pm
Learn to design a successful documentary by exploring the ins
and outs of fundraising, distribution, and marketing
opportunities, packaging your work to attract support, selecting
festivals, and more. Share your clips and written material and
have them evaluated as part of the class.
See Documentary Tune-Up for Mitchell Block's bio.
Limited to 20. $225/Filmmaker-level members and IDA members; $250/
others.

History of Documentary
Tuesdays, Jan. 24-Mar. 21, 7-10 pm (no class 02/21)
Explore the history of documentary filmmaking. Examine its
origins, forms, goals, and contemporary styles. Issues covered
include: documentary voices and styles, history and memory, the
filmmaker's relationship to subject and viewer, and the impact of
technology on documentary techniques. Directors
discussed include Leni Reifenstahl, Marcel Ophuls, Peter Davis,
Barbara Kopple, Michael Moore, and Ken Burns.
David L. Brown is an Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker, who
has produced, written, and directed more than seventy productions
and nine broadcast documentaries. His recent works include: The
Bridge So Far: A Suspense Story, Seniors for Peace, Surfing for
Life, Bound by the Wind, and Digital Divide.
Limited to 20. $240/Filmmaker-level members and IDA members;
$265/others.



Michele Turnure-Salleo
Director of Education
Film Arts Foundation
145 Ninth Street, #101
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 552-8760 x312
michele@filmarts.org
http://www.filmarts.org/

Stephen Slocomb
Wed 18 Jan 2006Link
Les Blank to attend Big Sky Documentary Festival (starts Feb 15th):
http://highplainsfilms.org/festival/home.html

My friend, Doug Hawes Davis's film festival, has really taken off. In
its third year, it has received over 800 entries. It is held in the
gorgeous Wilma theatre in downtown Missoula Montana. Missoula is a
vivbrant university town with an active film going populace. Last
year they did a retrospective on the Maysles brothers. Albert wasn't
able to attend because of the Cristo deal in Central Park. Doug is a
prolific documentary film maker. He is now doing a project on the
bison killing controversy outside Yellowstone park.

Basil Shadid
Thu 26 Jan 2006Link
I'm working on a project that follows the process of running a fair
trade business, and I need two interviews done: 1 in Washington DC;
and 2: in Gainesville, FL. I'm not getting any money for production,
so I'm hoping that someone who lives in each area would be interested
in donating their time and shooting the interviews. I can trade you
some product from the business that I'm following (www.alaffia.com).
Email me if you're interested (basil@beingmedia.com).

Agnes Varnum
Wed 1 Feb 2006Link
NYC Event:

Free Speech? Fair Use
Who Owns Our History? Who Shapes Our Culture?

When: March 3, 2006 at 7:00 PM Where: The Cantor Film Center at NYU, 8th St. and University Place, Greenwich Village

What: Filmmakers, broadcasters, lawyers and scholars rally to explain and discuss how documentary filmmakers are taking back the right to claim fair use of copyrighted material in certain circumstances using the new handbook Documentary Filmmakers' Statement of Best Practice in Fair Use. Documentary filmmakers across the country are learning how to utilize this new 8-page handbook developed by filmmakers for filmmakers and vetted by a legal team to understand when and how to use fair use. Find out more about fair use and how you can begin using it in your work.

Speakers include:
George Stoney, Filmmaker & NYU faculty
Pat Aufderheide, Center for Social Media
Jack Willis, FreeSpeech TV
John Alpert, Downtown Community TV
Dan Caughlin, Manhattan Neighborhood Network
Marjorie Heins, Brennan Center for Justice, NYU
Byron Hurt, Filmmaker
David Van Taylor, Filmmaker

More information: www.centerforsocialmedia.org

Sponsored by NYU, Center for Social Media and NYC Film/Video Council


Lynnette Gryseels
Thu 2 Feb 2006Link
MEET THE MAKER: Rupert Murray
Screening of Unknown White Male with Q&A
Free/Film Arts Members $5/General Public
Friday February 10th ? 7:30pm
At Film Arts - 145 Ninth Street (btw. Mission & Howard)
 Sometime between 8pm on July 1st and 7am on July 3rd, 2003, Doug
Bruce lost
himself. That morning, riding alone on a New York subway headed
towards
Coney Island, he could not remember his name, where he worked, who
his
friends were, how much money he had in his bank account. He was
without his
identity.
UNKNOWN WHITE MALE is the true story of how Bruce, a successful
former
stockbroker, struggles to learn who he was and who he will become.
The
documentary, produced, directed and edited by Bruce©ˆs longtime
friend,
Rupert Murray, chronicles this profound journey.
Sundance Film Festival 2005
Chicago Film Festival 2005
Los Angeles Film Festival 2005
Seattle Film Festival 2005

Lynnette Gryseels
Thu 2 Feb 2006Link
Creative Capital's Strategic Planning Workshop for Filmmakers &
Video
Artists
At Film Arts Foundation (call 415-552-8760 ext 312 to sign up)
145 Ninth Street, San Francisco (between Mission and Howard)
NEW REDUCED PRICE! $100/Filmmaker level members $125/others
Co-presented by The Rex Hotel
Wed. & Thurs., Feb. 15 & 16, 6:30?10 pm
One of the keys to success as a filmmaker or video artist is
planning. Take
an in-depth look at your process, and learn how to organize, plan,
and
sustain your creative career using Creative Capital©ˆs strategic
planning
methods.  Topics include: communicating clearly and effectively
about your
work, fundraising and marketing techniques, planning tools for
building your
career, effective techniques for presenting your work, and
assessment and
evaluation. Envision your professional future and create a map for
getting
there.
           Colleen Keegan has developed the strategic planning
portion of
Creative Capital©ˆs PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM.  She is a
partner in
Keegan Fowler Companies, a strategic planning and business affairs
firm for
companies such as Hanna-Barbera, Paramount Pictures, Sony New
Technologies,
and Sony Pictures Entertainment. She was president of Pacific Arts
Video
Production and Washington Video Services, and worked as a producer
for MTV
Networks, WETA, and SHOWTIME. Ellen Bruno is a Creative Capital
Grantee and
Artist Facilitator in the PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM. She is
a San
Francisco-based documentary filmmaker whose films on homelessness,
Burmese
prostitution, Tibetan nuns, healthcare in Cambodia have won more
than 25
national and international awards.

Basil Shadid
Mon 6 Feb 2006Link
http://www.iwatchtrailers.com is live! A site dedicated to
independent movie trailers. Visit and if you're a filmmaker, we
want your trailers.

Lynnette Gryseels
Mon 6 Feb 2006Link
Auditions and Casting: Choices and Challenges

At Film Arts Foundation, 145 Ninth Street, San Francisco (between
Mission
and Howard) Tel: 415-552-8760 ext 312
Co-presented with Bay Area Women in Film and Television (BAWIFT)

Tues. & Thurs., Feb. 21 & 23, 7­10 pm

Casting better actors makes a better movie. From casting
announcements
To callbacks, directors and producers need to know how to run a
Professional audition, screen résumés, and evaluate actors.
Learn about scheduling,character descriptions, audition
breakdowns,
open calls, cold readings,
And how to improve your audition procedures.

Hester Schell has directed and performed in numerous stage and
film
productions. She is a member of SAG and AFTRA, and CEO of Bay Area
Casting News, an online newsletter for actors in the Bay Area.
Limited to 16. $60/Filmmaker-level members; $75/others.


Michele Turnure-Salleo
Director of Education
Film Arts Foundation
145 Ninth Street, #101
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 552-8760 x312
michele@filmarts.org
http://www.filmarts.org/

Ben Kempas
Wed 15 Feb 2006Link
Remember that this is a documentary forum...

Erica Ginsberg
Sun 19 Feb 2006Link
Ah, but some of us need to cast actors and voiceover artists for our
documentaries. I am in the midst of this and wish I'd been to such a
seminar before running current round of auditions...Which brings me
to a similar event, being sponsored by Women in Film and Video in
Washington DC:

WORKING WITH TALENT - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1
Women in Film and Video's ongoing "Wednesday One" professional
development series returns on Wednesday, March 1 with a program
focused on how to work with the amazing wealth of talent in the DC
area. This panel will help producers and directors better understand
how to get the right actor for a project, whether it's a fiction
film, commercial, industrial, documentary reenactment, or voiceover
narration. What can you tell from a head-shot or demo reel? What's
involved with working with a casting agency? How do you run an
effective audition? What do you need to think about contracts and
unions? And, once you get your talent on board, what kind of
direction do they need from you?

Panelists will include actor Michael Gabel, producer/director
Virginia Williams, entertainment attorney Kurt Klaus, TV One Casting
Director Nikki Webber, and local SAG/AFTRA rep Jane Love.

The program will take place at the historic Charles Sumner School,
1201 17th Street (at M Street), NW Washington DC. Closest Metro
station is Farragut North. Join local actors and directors for
networking at 6:30 pm, with the panel to start at 7:00 pm. Free for
WIFV members, $15 for all others. More information at
<http://www.wifv.org>

Erica Ginsberg
Sun 26 Feb 2006Link
Forwarding on...

Sundance Institute seeks intern 15-20 hours/week to assist in
producing/programming Sundance's 25th anniversary project in New York
this spring. Duties will be largely administrative, but will give the
candidate the opportunity to work in the programming department of
the Sundance Film Festival. Looking for someone passionate about
independent film with smarts and a sense of humor. March-May. Please
send resumes to caroline_libresco@sundance.org.

Erica Ginsberg
Tue 21 Mar 2006Link
Docs in Progress returns on Tuesday, March 28 with politics and music
on the mind. If you want to be a part of what has become one of the
most provocative and fun film discussion events in Washington DC, you
won't want to miss it.

Every other month, Docs in Progress showcases works in progress by
local and visiting documentary filmmakers. Following a screening of
each film, moderators and Docs in Progress founders Adele Schmidt and
Erica Ginsberg lead the audience in a feedback session with the
filmmakers. This month's films address politics and music:

AMERICAN FEUD (by Richard Hall and Simone Fary) probes inside
liberalism and conservatism to find out what those terms really
mean even as they become labels which divide our nation. Running
Time (not including discussion): 55 minutes

I REMEMBER BABE (by Ray Bolger and Jesse Achtenberg) follows musician
Steve Keith on a journey back to New Orleans and the
Mississippi Delta to learn more about the life and legacy of his
blues mentor, Babe Stovall. Running Time (not including discussion):
50 minutes.


WHAT? Docs in Progress Screening and Workshop
WHEN? Tuesday, March 28, 2006 at 7:00 pm
WHERE? Jack Morton Auditorium, George Washington University (805 21st
Street, NW Washington, DC) Metro: Foggy Bottom.
WHO'S INVITED? This program is open to both the film community and
the general public. Please pass the word on.
HOW MUCH? $5 (at the door = cash only; advance purchase via PayPal)
MORE INFO? Visit our website at http://www.docsinprogress.org for
more information.

Special thanks to our sponsor, The Documentary Center at the George
Washington University.

Ross Williams
Tue 28 Mar 2006Link
Hi all,

I've been writing a documentary column for Jeffrey Wells website
http://hollywood-elsewhere.com - called Truth Be Told -
http://hollywood-elsewhere.com/truth - So far I've been writing a bit
about the film I'm working on, but mostly I've been covering films
that are fairly well known, and that are already out on DVD.

So, this is an announcement for you to check out the column, but to
also ask for comments, suggestions and possible film submissions.
I'd like to know what other aspects of documentary films you think I
should be writing about. And if you're interested, I could review
your films... help them get a just a bit more exposure. I'll be
happy to link to your websites or say whatever else you'd like to
get out there about your film.

Email me at: ross@eraticate.com - if you've got any suggestions or a
film that you'd like me to review.

Thanks!

Karen Coshof
Wed 29 Mar 2006Link
THE GREAT WARMING IS COMING TO THE VILLAGE EAST CINEMA (181 Second
Avenue, New York, NY) BETWEEN APRIL 7TH - APRIL 14TH!

Narrated by Alanis Morissette and Keanu Reeves, The Great Warming is
a dramatic film about climate change, that sweeps around the world to
reveal how a changing climate is affecting the lives of people
everywhere.
The Great Warming includes statements from scientists, opinion-
makers, and social leaders, and a blunt assessment of America's
leadership - or lack of it - in what is clearly the most critical
environmental issue of the 21st century. Filmed in the USA, China,
Europe, and South America, this wide-ranging, compelling film taps
into the growing groundswell of public concern about climate change
to present an emotional, accurate picture of our children's planet.

For more information, please visit www.thegreatwarming.com.

Nina Gerstenberger
Thu 30 Mar 2006Link
OUR WORLD IS ROUND
A 90min documentary to be distributed worldwide about…

32 Independent Filmmakers following
32 Worldwide Fans supporting each of the 32 World Cup Teams,
But as with any knockout competition- there can only be one Winner!

We are searching the planet for 32 talented student or independent
filmmakers to compete for a place in what is possibly the biggest
global independent collaborative film project ever about soccer fans
and produce sections for a 90 min documentary feature film.

The score is this: each of the 32 filmmakers or production teams
need to follow one fan of one of the 32 qualifying nations for the
duration their teams last in the world cup. Your subject fan (could
even be yourself) should be passionate about football and be
following the World Cup in an extraordinary or special way. As soon
as the fan's team gets knocked out of the cup, he/r and the following
filmmaker drop out of the documentary. A final statement from
filmmaker and fan can be recorded but the producers won’t accept any
additional footage after the team has left the tournament. You send
a copy of your tapes to the ‘Our world is Round’ production team as
well as an edit log of preferred shots you want to see in the film
and then we splice the whole 90mins together with your section
included!

Filmmakers will be credited in the documentary as directors for their
sections when:
-The fan is filmed during the entire time his or her team lasts in
the World Cup
-The footage produced is of usable quality – Good sound is the most
important!
-You don’t film international football stars or go for any
professional match footage! This film is purely about the fans and
must focus on them and we will not use any such footage in the final
film.

4 Good reasons to get involved in this documentary:
1) Participants will have their own profile page on the Our World is
Round website and their own forum section where they can post updates
on their progress!

2) Media solicited contract that guarantees the filmmakers a certain
share of any takings and profits made from this film.

3) Media coverage about the project, International Film Festival
distribution, prospectus worldwide cinema distribution.

4) Being part of a totally unique and special film event and adding
it to your very own portfolio!

If you are interested, we need from you:
1. The country you are from and a short 100 word profile of yourself
(including photograph) with details of previous projects/portfolio
etc.

2. Details of the exciting fan character you are proposing to follow,
details of the team they support, and why you believe they are worthy
of screen time in a feature documentary! We want larger than life,
quirky, but more than anything – interesting characters!
This information can be emailed to:
filmmakers@ourworldisround.co.uk

Remember to suggest this to friends / colleagues and spread the word!
If you are interested, introduce yourself on the message board on our
website:
www.ourworldisround.co.uk

We need serious filmmakers with serious commitment. If you're
interested, please get in touch:

Nathan Mackintosh, Producer, UK - English
nathan@ourworldisround.co.uk
tel: +44(0)7737 372 159
Nina Gerstenberger, Producer, UK/Germany – Deutsch and English
nina@ourworldisround.co.uk


Project Consultancy team:
Chris Morris:
BAFTA Award Winning Freelance Documentary Filmmaker: Director /
Producer
Peter Watkins-Hughes:
BAFTA Award Winning Drama and Documentary Producer / Director -
Freelance Production Consultant for Independent and BBC Productions

Jorgiana Jake
Mon 3 Apr 2006Link
SCREENING FOR ACADEMY CONSIDERATION (APRIL 28-MAY 5 in L.A.)

As many of you know, the cost for a single independent producer to
rent a theater in LA or NY for 7 days (in order to be eligible for
Academy consideration) can run up to $15,000. We want to release
our film on DVD as soon as possible, yet still be eligible for Academy
consideration. Because of that, we have decided to organize a Los
Angeles screening ourselves and invite other filmmakers to share the
cost.

We can show films from 10:00am until 10:00pm at Laemmle’s and each
film will be screened once a day for 7 consecutive days (thus meeting
the requirement for Academy consideration). The cost will be split by
all the filmmakers who participate. This will happen on April 28th
through May 5th. So if your documentary, short or feature is ready,
please contact us immediately to reserve a slot. We will be working
with Rick Pollard at Laemmle's to make this event happen.


The 7 day screening in LA or NY is just one of a long list of
requirements the Academy has. More information can be found here:

http://www.oscars.org/78academyawards/rules/rule12.html

In order to screen at Laemmle's during the run we have plannede (April
28-May 5), certain requirements must be met.

Here are the requirements:

1) Your film can be either Feature or Short Documentary.

2) It needs to be 24-or 48-frame progressive scan digital format ONLY
(minimum native resolution 1280 by 1024 pixels). If you do not have
it on this type of format and you need to transfer it, we know some
great places to get it done.

4) The cost is estimated around $700-$800 per 15 minutes. So if your
doc is 60 minutes you are looking at about $2800-$3200, which is much
cheaper than $15,000, if you were to do it by yourself.

5) We are accepting films from all over the world.

6) If you are not in LA and would like to participate, you can contact
Tim Jack at 818 728-0720. He will be in charge of handling out-of-town
films. (there is an extra fee for this).

This could be a great way to meet some of the requirements without the
extraordinary cost. Let's all help each other!

Please call or email for more information or to reserve your spot.


Thanks,
Jorgiana Jake
Human Revolution Entertainment
13547 Ventura Blvd Suite #188 Sherman Oaks, CA 91423 818 728-0720
E-mail: jorgiana@mac.com

Robert Goodman
Wed 5 Apr 2006Link
You also have to advertise the showings of the film by name in the Los
Angeles Times or an equivalent newspaper.

Jorgiana Jake
Wed 5 Apr 2006Link
A SPECIAL FUNDRAISING EVENT
Sunday April 9th 2006
11:00am

Over half a million mothers have sent their sons to war since the
tragedy of September 11th, 2001. Some of them have supported their
child’s patriotic service and sacrifice with pride, while others have
condemned the war and its cause, angry at those responsible for
sending their loved ones across the world to fight. But all of these
mothers—regardless of their political sentiment or affiliation—share a
common connection: the unmistakable longing for their child’s safety
and the powerlessness they feel for an inability to protect and
shelter them any longer.

My Child: Mothers of War is a groundbreaking documentary that focuses
entirely on the mothers of our American Soldiers serving in Iraq.

No film has previously delved so deeply into the psyche of the mothers
whose children are serving their country. And through their
testimonies—discussing the disconcerting days and sleepless nights,
the ecstatic joy of a phone call or the exultation of a simple
e-mail—the stakes of sending our sons and daughters off to war are
redefined, as are their sacrifices. Mothers of varying backgrounds and
beliefs will have their experiences shared to expose the common thread
of motherhood and sacrifice that serves the backbone of this film.


MY CHILD
MOTHERS OF WAR

A groundbreaking documentary about American mothers sending their sons
to war!

Directed by
Angeliki Giannakopoulos

A SPECIAL FUNDRAISING EVENT
Sunday April 9th 2006
11:00am

LAEMMLE’S FAIRFAX 3
7907 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, 90048
(on the corner of Fairfax Blvd and Beverly)
Tickets will be sold at the door.
Ticket price: $20.00
Critics are saying:

Angeliki Giannakopoulos’s My Child: Mothers of War is an ingenious
piece of cinema because of its incredibly simple agenda: to tell
stories of war that we rarely hear, but that are the most common of all.
Terri Nocco, Co-Editor, Euphorix Magazine

Director Angeliki Giannakopoulos took painstaking care not to
politicize the movie. In an era when many documentaries are thinly
disguised polemics, Giannakopoulos tried to balance, frame for frame,
the mothers' political comments.
Joe Garofoli, San Francisco Chronicle

Cut to baby pictures of these soldiers. Cut to White House briefings
about the escalating conflict in Iraq. Cut straight to your heart if
you have a child of your own.
Karen Hershenson, Contra Costa Times.

Ms. Giannakopoulos said: "America's heart is bleeding, and America's
heart is the moms of this country -- and they're going through a hard
time right now."
Rick DelVecchio, The Mercury News


TO BE RELEASED IN THEATERS AND ON DVD MOTHER’S DAY WEEKEND 2006
Log in to: WWW.MYCHILDTHEMOVIE.COM
Or call Human Revolution Entertainment at 818-728-0720

Erica Ginsberg
Tue 25 Apr 2006Link
GETTING THE RIGHTS RIGHT: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT COPYRIGHT,
PUBLIC DOMAIN, CREATIVE COMMONS, AND FAIR USE

Women in Film and Video-Washington DC and the Center for Social Media
at American University's School of Communication are co-sponsoring a
panel discussion next Wednesday, May 3.

Thinking about using archival or news footage in your documentary?
Wondering if a song playing in the background of your scene or a logo
on a character's T-shirt is included under Fair Use? Whether you are
a producer, director, researcher, or composer, this program will help
answer these questions:

How do I determine if something is copyrighted?
When can I claim Fair Use?
How do I find public domain materials?
How do I negotiate the best rate on archival footage?
When does it make sense to hire a professional researcher?
What do I need to think about when it comes to music?
How do I protect my own rights to my creative products?

SPEAKERS

Patricia Aufderheide, Director of the Center for Social Media at
American University (which recently authored The Documentary
Filmmakers' Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use.)

Lauren Cardillo, an Emmy-Winning Producer who has worked on numerous
projects which have required non-original material for CNN,
Discovery, National Geographic, A&E, and the History Channel.

Bonnie Rowan, a professional researcher who specializes in finding
royalty-free footage at the National Archives.

Laura Possessky, a media and entertainment attorney with Gura and
Possessky, and a former member of WiFv's Board of Directors.

Dolly Turner, a music executive with Treasure Chest, Inc. who has led
seminars for musicians through the Writer's Block Party.


WHEN?
Wednesday, May 3
6:30 pm Networking
7:00-8:30 pm Program

WHERE?
American University
Wechsler Theater, Mary Graydon Center - 3rd Floor
4400 Massachusetts Avenue (at Nebraska Avenue), NW
Washington, DC 20016

COST? Free to WIFV members and AU students with ID. $15 for all
others.

RSVP?
ADVANCE RSVP IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED SINCE SPACE IS LIMITED.
RSVP through the member-only section of WIFV's website
(http://www.wifv.org) or by sending an e-mail to exec@wifv.org.

More information at http://www.wifv.org

Karen Bernstein
Wed 10 May 2006Link
Mobilus Media is looking for a color correct specialist and engineer
type familiar with FCPRO HD to do an in system finish on a documentary
about an Iraq War Vet named Tomas Young. Any suggestions? Please
respond here or telephone, 212-505-1165.

Karen

Erica Ginsberg
Wed 17 May 2006Link
DOCS IN PROGRESS – WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 2006 - WASHINGTON DC

Docs in Progress is a bimonthly film series where documentary
filmmakers screen their works in progress for the public. Screenings
are followed up by a feedback session with the audience. Next
Wednesday night's screening will feature two films:

THE PREACHER AND THE POET by Dean Hamer
Reverend Willie Wilson created sparks when he delivered a graphic
sermon in his Washington DC church about the dangers of homosexuality
among African American teenagers. His sermon contrasts with the words
of poet Kenneth Morrison who delivers a lament and commentary on the
challenges of being young, black, and gay.

THE LAST COLONY by Rebecca Kingsley
The fight for democracy hits home in the capital of the United
States . A historic and personal look at Washington DC and how its
quest for self-determination intersects with issues of race, power,
and the constitutional balancing act between the federal and local
government.


WHEN? Wednesday, May 24, 2006, from 7:00-10:00 pm

WHERE? Jack Morton Auditorium, George Washington University (805 21st
Street, NW Washington DC). On corner of 21st and H Streets. Closest
Metro: Foggy Bottom. Street and garage parking nearby.

COST? $5 suggested donation to defray screening expenses.

MORE INFORMATION? See our website at
<http://www.docsinprogress.org> or e-mail us at
contact@docsinprogress.org


This program is coordinated by Docs in Progress and sponsored by The
Documentary Center of the George Washington University.

Erica Ginsberg
Tue 4 Jul 2006Link
ONE WEEK FROM TONIGHT IN WASHINGTON DC

Docs in Progress
Tuesday, July 11, 2006 at 7:00 pm

Docs in Progress is back, ready to offer you the latest in
provocative documentaries by local filmmakers. Best of all, you get
to see them at the near-finished stage and help the filmmakers figure
out how to make good films great. Come join us on Tuesday, July 11
to watch two new docs and to participate in the feedback sessions
with the filmmakers.

WHEN? Tuesday, July 11, 2006 7:00-10:00 pm

WHERE? Jack Morton Auditorium at the George Washington University
805 21st Street (at H Street), NW Washington DC
Closest Metro: Foggy Bottom. Free neighborhood street parking after
6:30 pm. Garage parking across the street.

COST
$5 at the door
Advance tickets and subscription also available. See our website for
details.

THE FILMS

TUMAINI LETU(Our Hope) by Natalie Halpern (20 minutes)
In the villages of western Kenya, AIDS has robbed hundreds of
thousands of children of their parents. Three women face the
challenges of how to care for these orphans and help the next
generation have a chance at a better future.

BLACK DIAMONDS by Catherine Pancake (90 minutes)
How has a nation's appetite for cheap energy forced one of its most
enduring regions into a fight for survival? A look at how the debate
over underground and surface coal extraction impacts not only the
environment, but the Appalachian people whose lives have been
surrounded by mountains and coal.

Programs are organized by Docs in Progress and sponsored by The
Documentary Center at the George Washington University. Visit the
Docs in Progress website at <http://www.docsinprogress.org> for more
details.

Soo Hugh
Tue 15 Aug 2006Link
FILM INDEPENDENT'S 2006 PRODUCERS LAB DEADLINE EXTENDED TO AUGUST 28,
2006

Film Independent is now accepting submissions for its annual Producers
Lab that will take place in Los Angeles during October and November
2006. The deadline for submissions is August 28, 2006 (postmarked).
Sponsored by Technicolor, Film Independent's Producers Lab is an
intensive seven-week program designed to help filmmakers working in
both fiction and documentary develop skills as creative independent
producers. Lab fellows develop a strategy and formal action plan for
bringing their projects to fruition -including a budget, schedule, and
business plan. Fellows have one-on-one meetings with established
producers, directors, and other industry professionals who act as
advisors to them on their specific projects.

A maximum of ten producers are accepted into the program each year.
Some projects that have gone through the Labs are the following: So
Yong Kim's Sundance-winning film, In Between Days; Jessica Sanders'
After Innocence, short listed for the Academy Awards' documentary
category; Andrea Millers' Dark Matter, currently in production with
Val Kilmer and Meryl Streep; Scott Prendergast's Kabluey, currently in
production with Lisa Kudrow; Dana Jackson's Park starring Billy
Baldwin; Mora Stephens and Joel Stephens' Conventioneers, winner of an
Independent Spirit Award; Ted Kroeber's American Gun recently released
by IFC Films.

Past instructors include Effie Brown (In the Cut), Eric D'arbeloff
(Lovely and Amazing), Alison Dickey (Piggie), Matthew Greenfield (The
Good Girl), Jasmine Kosovic (D.E.B.S.), and Shelby Stone (Lackawanna
Blues). Past guest speakers include Craig Emanuel, Debra Grieco,
Midge Sanford, Peggy Rajski, Laurie Parker, Ron Yerxa, among others.
For an application or more information, go to

http://www.filmindependent.org/index.php/talent_development/
producers_labs

For more information, please contact Soo Hugh, 310.432.1275, or email
shugh@filmindependent.org

John Burgan
Thu 17 Aug 2006Link
Remember to put < > round long URLs to make them clickable, thus:

<http://www.filmindependent.org/index.php/talent_development/
producers_labs
>

Kris Samuelson
Wed 23 Aug 2006Link
Assistant Professor, Documentary Film and Video Production
Department of Art & Art History, Stanford University

The Program in Film and Media Studies in the Department of Art &
Art History at Stanford University is seeking candidates for a
tenure-track Assistant Professor position with an emphasis in the
field of Documentary Film and Video Production. The appointment is
expected to begin September 1, 2007.

The successful candidate will teach at the graduate level in the
M.F.A. Program in Documentary Film and Video and at the
undergraduate level in the Film and Media Studies program.
Candidates will be expected to teach a range of core courses in
both documentary production and studies. The production sequence
includes research, conceptualization, producing, directing,
cinematography, sound, and editing of non-fiction media. The
successful applicant will be encouraged to develop studies courses
that explore the history and theory of documentary. The Program
welcomes applicants who are filmmakers with significant experience
teaching beginning and advanced production students.

Applicants must have a completed MFA or Ph.D. Please send a
letter of application with a statement that details the direction
of your creative work, a description of your approach to teaching,
a CV, a DVD or VHS of recent productions, and a list of three
referees to Chair, Search Committee in Documentary Film and Video
Production, Department of Art & Art History, 435 Lasuen Mall,
Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-2018.

Deadline: November 14, 2006.

Stanford University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action
employer.

Steve Holmes
Wed 30 Aug 2006Link
IFP's FILMMAKER CONFERENCE

Everything You Need To Know About Making and Selling Your Film

- An unparalled networking opportunity

- Largest filmmaker networking event in NYC

2000 filmmakers, agents, managers, funders, fest programmers,
producers, buyers,
distributors and other key industry execs from the US and abroad.

4 days of seminars on the art, craft, & business of making films.
Bring some business
cards, you never know who you'll meet!

More: http://market.ifp.org/newyork/market/conference/

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Panels: Sell your Film Internationally, Gaming And Indie Film, New
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Schedule/ Panelists: http://market.ifp.org/newyork/market/conference/

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EXPO & FILMMAKER LOUNGE (free)

Complimentary drinks and special events nightly at the Liquid
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funders, buyers, distributors and other key industry execs from the
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Panel Pass = $35

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THREE WAYS TO REGISTER - (hurry, sells out fast)

Phone: 212-465-8200 x218

Web: http://market.ifp.org/newyork/market/conference/

Live: IFP, 104 West 29 St, 12 Floor, New York

Help: rsvp@ifp.org

Karen Bernstein
Thu 31 Aug 2006Link
Hi everyone! I am looking for suggestions for a good documentary film
composer to work mid September early October. Suggestions? Call
917-856-2027

Doug Block
Thu 31 Aug 2006Link
i know a great one but he's in LA. h. scott salinas -
www.salinasmusic.com. scott@salinasmusic.com. listen to his music
from "laugh clown laugh" and you'll know why. was v. fortunate to
have him compose the soundtrack for 51 Birch Street.

Andrew Zinnes
Wed 11 Oct 2006Link
The Documentary Film Makers Course is here!!!

Conducted by the authors of The Documentary Film Makers Handbook and
The Guerilla Film Makers Handbook: Genevieve Jolliffe and Andrew
Zinnes. Genevieve and Andrew are working filmmakers who have toiled in
both the narrative and documentary world for nearly two decades!

Learn how to get your documentary MADE through practical advice, how
to avoid the pitfalls of the industry and how to save time money and
gray hairs with this intensive two day course.

Topics include:
Concept - how to organize your thoughts and make them exciting to
funders. Finance - where and how to get those elusive $$$!
Production & Post - what to think about in the field and edit room.
Lots of info on HD!
Film Festivals - which ones are best and how to make the most out of
them.
Standard and Alternative Marketing & Distribution
Living the filmmaker lifestyle - how to survive!

Price: $299
When: November 11 & 12th, 10AM-6PM.
Where: The Heart Touch Project, 3400 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, CA
90405. Go to www.hearttouch.org for directions.

For more information and to purchase the course go to www.script-
tonic.com or call 310-941-2168.

Free parking is available at on both sides of the building.

Sarah Adams
Tue 24 Oct 2006Link
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Tue 24 Oct 2006Link
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Sarah Adams
Tue 24 Oct 2006Link
Coordinator, Documentary Film Program
Job Description

Please email resumes to docresume@sundance.org


Primary Purpose of Position
• Provide support to Director and staff of the Sundance
Documentary Film Program for all DFP activities.
• Maintain databases, conduct research, assist in tracking
department budget.
• Coordinate the Sundance Documentary Fund, a grant-giving
program to support documentaries worldwide dealing with contemporary
human rights, freedom of expression, social justice and civil liberty
issues.
• Coordinate House of Docs Program in Filmmaker Lodge at the
Sundance Film Festival.
• Coordinate DFP Labs at Sundance Resort, assist as needed for
Independent Producer’s Conference.
• Coordinate new initiatives for DFP.


For additional information please visit the Sundance Institute
Website at www.sundance.org

Sarah Adams
Tue 24 Oct 2006Link
Career Posting:
Associate Director, Documentary Program, Sundance Institute

Please email resume and cover letter to docresume@sundance.org


Primary Purpose of Position
Working closely with the Director and DFP staff, the Associate
Director of the Documentary Film Program oversees the implementation
and execution of all DFP activities, including Doc Fund and Doc Lab
planning and follow-up, Festival support, partnership programming,
travel internationally representing the SIDFP, web site content
development, DFP writing and publications and developing new DFP
initiatives. This position reports to the DFP Director, and oversees
the DFP Manager and Coordinator.

For additional information about this position, please visit the
Sundance Institute Website at www.sundance.org

Grace Stahre
Sat 28 Oct 2006Link
Call for Entries - Hazel Wolf Environmental Film Festival
Seattle, WA, USA

Seeking works in all genres (documentaries, narratives, shorts, ad
campaigns, PSAs, new media, etc.). Entries related to climate change
and/or environmental justice are especially encouraged, though
exceptional films addressing other environmental themes or social
themes with an environmental component will also be considered.

English or English subtitles only. While there is no minimum or
maximum length for submissions, screening time is limited and shorter
pieces may have a better chance of being accepted.

Deadlines and entry fees are as follows:
By November 15: $25 (reg) $20 (student)
By December 15: $40 (reg) $30 (student)
By January 15 deadline: $50 (reg) $35 (student)

Please include:

* Completed entry form
* NTSC VHS tape or DVD with name and contact information written
* on tape or disc; associated publicity materials optional Check
payable to "Hazel Wolf Environmental Film Network"
* If you want your entry returned, also include a self-addressed
stamped envelope.

Mail entries to:
Hazel Wolf Environmental
Film Network
PO Box 22695
Seattle, WA 98122

For more info: http://hazelfilm.org/submit2007.html

Tracie Holder
Tue 26 Dec 2006Link
*Room Available During Sundance Film Festival*

Women Make Movies, the leading distributor of films by and about
women, has an extra bedroom available in Park City from Friday,
January 19th – Thursday, January 25th. The available bedroom which
can accommodate one or two people is $1,500 (covers six nights -
1/19 – 1/25). The condo is located the base of Park City mountain, a
five-minute ride on the festival shuttle which stops in front of the
condo and runs continuously throughout the festival. We can provide
a map and more details upon request.

According to the website:

This fully furnished two bedroom condominium has a full kitchen with
a microwave, single person jetted tub, balcony, color TV with cable
and VCR, phone service with computer port and voice mail and
fireplace. A mid-week housekeeping service is included when staying 5
or more nights.

Amenities:
An on site workout room includes 2 treadmills, 1 Elliptical machine,
1 Recumbent machine, universal gym and free weights.

Please contact Debra Zimmerman, Executive Director, Women Make
Movies, dzimmerman@wmm.com if interested.

Cheryl Low
Wed 3 Jan 2007Link
*WILDLIFE ASIA FILM FESTIVAL - CALL FOR ENTRY!*

What: Wildlife Asia - an international wildlife and environmental
film festival
Where: Singapore
When: 13 - 16 March 2007
Deadline for film entry: 10 February 2007
Early bird rate: Us$500 until 31 Jan 2007 (US$600 thereafter)

The new wildlife film festival, Wildlife Asia, will take place in
Singapore from March 13 to 16, with support from the Singapore
Tourism Board, Animal Planet Asia and the WWF.

The event will feature participation from Animal Planet, the BBC,
Conservation International, Discovery, National Geographic Channel,
NHNZ, NHK, UNDP, UNEP, WCS and WWF. The conference and festival
schedule will explore issues related to wildlife filmmaking in the
region.

The opening address will be given by Wong How Man, dubbed by Time
magazine as “the most accomplished living explorer of China”. Other
key events include: Wild Night at the Zoo, celebrating the career
of “India’s Attenborough,” Valmik Thapar; and Green is the Colour of
Money, where experts will discuss the economic implications of
failing to take care of the environment. The festival ends with the
Lion Awards, celebrating the best in wildlife, conservation and
environmental films and new media, with awards for films, websites,
photography and journalism. There will also be seminars, workshops
and networking and pitching sessions.

For more information see www.wildlifeasia.org.

Amy King
Fri 5 Jan 2007Link
Karen,
I'm sure your soundtrack is way cooked by now, but thought I would go
ahead and recommend composer David Harris, who did the soundtrack for a
doc called SEOUL TRAIN. I haven't worked with him, but the soundtrack
he did for that film was extraordinary and unforgettable!! You can
contact him via the filmmakers info@seoultrain.com.

Corine Dhondee
Sun 21 Jan 2007Link
Hi I'm in the process of directing a documentary about an Iranian
asylum seeker in Britain. I wanted to know if anyone has footage of
Iran such as images of crisis, prisoners, for more information about
the footage please do write to me. The footage will give some visual
context for the reasons he had to leave Iran in 1995. I'm very sorry
to say there is no funding available for the project. Thanks Corine

Erica Ginsberg
Tue 30 Jan 2007Link
Docs in Progress

WHEN? Tuesday, January 30, 2007, from 7:00-10:00 pm

WHERE? Jack Morton Auditorium, George Washington University 805 21st
Street (at H Street), NW Washington DC. Closest Metro: Foggy
Bottom. Convenient garage parking across the street. Free street
parking sometimes available after 6:30 pm.

COST? $5 suggested donation (at the door).

WHAT'S SCREENING?

REDEMPTION STONE: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF TOM LEWIS by Tom Dziedzic
From growing up dirt-poor in a small Southern town to working the
streets of Washington DC, Tom Lewis had left no stone unturned
looking for redemption. He eventually finds it "fishing in the rivers
of the mind."

STILL CALLING by Steven Holloway
In an accelerated mass media age, is it still possible to stop and
reflect deeply about the world? Artists in a variety of disciplines
share how they have found meaning in their creations. This visual
meditation considers the questions, "What is beauty? What is faith?
What is art?"

Visit our website <http://www.docsinprogress.org> for more
information on these films.

These public workshops are organized by Docs in Progress and
sponsored by The Documentary Center at the George Washington
University.

Amy King
Fri 2 Feb 2007Link
Do you have an animal related doc project?
Apply for the ACE $10,000 grant - no strings attached!

SILVERDOCS and ACE are requesting documentary grant proposals for
theatrical, television, or new media distribution (20 to 90 minutes).
The project must cover one of the animal issues from the ACE tip sheet
list which can be found on the ACE website www.ace-tvfilm.com. The
project may be in any stage of development or in need of finishing
funds.
Deadline is March 9 - apply via Withoutabox.com
More info: http://www.silverdocs.com/2007/ace.aspx
or Acegrant@Silverdocs.com

Amy King
Fri 2 Feb 2007Link
I just read an article in MovieMaker mag about a new cable show hosted
by Rebecca Carroll (former Independent editor) called Docstock.
The show is on Plum TV, which serves highbrow communities such as
Telluride, Vail, The Hamptons and Nantucket.
It focuses on docs-in-progress, so if you're looking to promote your doc
project to those who may have the cash to help you finish it!!
Check it out: www.plumtv.com/shows/dockstock

Doug Block
Sat 3 Feb 2007Link
good to know, amy. thanks.

Erica Ginsberg
Sun 4 Feb 2007Link
I've seen a few episodes of Plum TV and it is very well done. The
cool thing is that, after the interview with the filmmaker, it
includes info on the budget and how much remains to be raised, so it
is a strong hint for viewers who have been dazzled by the preview to
contribute to help make the finished product happen.

John Burgan
Mon 5 Feb 2007Link
Amy - it's not clear from the guidelines if the ACE/SILVERDOCS
competition is exclusively for North American filmmakers.

Agnes Varnum
Mon 5 Feb 2007Link
Thought this might be interesting for this group -

U.S. Theatrical Premiere of
NOTES ON MARIE MENKEN
A film by Martina Kudlá&#269;ek (director of "In the Mirror of Maya
Deren")

Screening Schedule and Special Events:
February 9 - February 18 at 7:00 & 9:00 nightly.
Additional screenings on Saturday and Sunday, February 10 & 11 at 5:00.

Reception will be held with opening night 7pm screening. Filmmaker
WILL BE PRESENT AT THE FOLLOWING SCREENINGS for Q&A: February 9, 7 & 9
PM and February 10, 7 PM

Tickets: http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/tickets/

More on the film:

NOTES ON MARIE MENKEN tells the story of this legendary artist
(1909—1970), a Lithuanian immigrant who became one of New York's
outstanding underground experimental filmmakers of the 1940's through
the 1960's, inspiring artists such as Stan Brakhage, Andy Warhol,
Jonas Mekas, Kenneth Anger and Gerard Malanga. The large (a hefty 6'
2"), loud and tempestuous Menken—reportedly the inspiration for the
character of "Martha" in Edward Albee's play Who's Afraid of Virginia
Woolf—also became a Warhol Superstar, making memorable appearances in
The Life of Juanita Castro and The Chelsea Girls.

Originally an abstract painter and collage artist, Menken produced
nearly two dozen experimental shorts, using a hand-held Bolex to
create rhythmic patterns of light, color, form and texture, visual
poems that extracted beauty from the world around her. NOTES ON MARIE
MENKEN features lengthy excerpts from many of her films as well as
never-before-seen footage by the filmmaker salvaged from basements and
storage vaults, including a camera "duel" for Bolexes on a Brooklyn
rooftop between Menken and Andy Warhol.

Complemented by a jazzy score by New York composer John Zorn, NOTES ON
MARIE MENKEN features interviews with the filmmaker's friends,
relatives and colleagues, including Alfred Leslie, Kenneth Anger,
Gerard Malanga, Peter Kubelka, Mary Woronov and Jonas Mekas. They
discuss Menken's distinctive film technique, her artistic struggle and
personal life—including a night-shift job at Time magazine and her
marriage to filmmaker Willard Maas—and provide colorful reminiscences
of both Menken and the New York art scene of the era.

Amy King
Wed 7 Feb 2007Link
John,
The ACE grant is open to filmmakers around the world.
Let me know if you have any other questions!

Andrew Zinnes
Thu 8 Feb 2007Link
The Documentary Film Makers Course

"The perfect place to start your career as a producer
of documentaries." Norm H

The authors of The Documentary Film Makers Handbook and the best
selling Guerilla Film Makers Handbook are offering their seminar this
March. Learn how to get your documentary MADE, how to avoid the
pitfalls of the industry and how to save time money and gray hairs
with this intensive two day course.

Topics include: refining your concept, finding financing, legal
issues, production and post, film festivals survival, standard and
alternative distribution and sales and voluntary workshoping your
idea to help pinpoint specific issues and answers.

Genevieve Jolliffe and Andrew Zinnes are working filmmakers who have
worked in both the narrative and documentary world for nearly two
decades! Their docs have been seen on the MTV, PBS, BBC, ITV and
Channel 4.

When: March 10 & 11th, 10AM-6PM
Where: The Heart Touch Project, 3400 Airport Avenue, Suite #42, Santa
Monica, CA 90405.

Go to www.script-tonic.com or call 310-941-2168 for more information
and to sign up!

"Andrew and Genevieve shared their passion and
knowledge and inspired me to pursue my film." Chris
Tarango
Edited Fri 6 Jun 2008 by John Burgan

Peter Broderick
Thu 15 Feb 2007Link
Peter Broderick, independent film consultant and producer, is looking
for a smart, self-motivated, and well-organized person to help manage
Paradigm Consulting. Must have excellent people skills and a passion
for independent film. Duties include correspondence, scheduling,
travel arrangements, research, organizing, and client relations.
Proficiency on Mac; solid writing and typing skills essential. Prior
filmmaking or web experience a plus; attitude an insurmountable minus.
Opportunity to build valuable contacts, contribute to innovative
projects, learn the independent film business, and experience the
cutting edge of distribution. Part-time, 3 days a week, approximately
20 hours. To learn more about Paradigm Consulting, visit
www.peterbroderick.com. To apply, please send a cover letter and
resume (in the body of the email not as an attachment) to
nikki@peterbroderick.com. Please do not call. We will not be able to
respond to all applicants and plan to fill the position by mid-March.

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