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Basia Myszynski
Tue 15 Nov 2011Link

Need to find a new CPA who works in the film/video industry, preferably in Orange County. Any recommendations?

Thanks,
basia@solareye.biz


Elena Rossini
Wed 16 Nov 2011Link

Looking for:

- sound man
- runner
- camera assistant

in Boston, MA – December 6th through December 10th. Please send a resumé + brief intro at illusionists.film@gmail.com


Christoph Baaden
Thu 17 Nov 2011Link

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

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

If you or anybody you know is looking for space, please let us know. http://FilmForThoughtinc.com/OfficeSpace/Office_Space_for_rent.html

Thank you so much!!

Best.
Christoph
323. 928 7979
christoph@filmforthoughtinc.com
www.hoodtocoastmovie.com


Beth Levison
Thu 17 Nov 2011Link

Hi All,

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

An example of our most recent short is here: http://vimeo.com/32113233. If anyone has any recommendations or connections in Rochester, please let me know. I would be so appreciative!

Thank you so much!

Beth
blevison@etsy.com
917.687.5894 m


Roselly Torres
Fri 18 Nov 2011Link

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 18, 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Immy Humes
Fri 18 Nov 2011Link

Hi everyone!

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

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

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Ines Sommer
Tue 22 Nov 2011Link

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

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

True to its name, screenings at The Talking Pictures Festival foster
a lively dialogue between filmmakers and audience members and get the
community involved. If you made a doc with real impact, this is the
place to show it!

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

Entry form and more info at: www.talkingpicturesfestival.org

Submit your entry at:
www.withoutabox.com/login/8776

Questions? Please contact us at: 847.371.2804 or
filmvideoforum@yahoo.com


David Spodak
Tue 22 Nov 2011Link

Hi Everyone,

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

Thanks,

David Spodak
561-716-7484
das22-at-att-dot-net


John Burgan
Tue 22 Nov 2011Link Tag

I have used http://www.crashpadder.com/ and http://www.airbnb.com/ with happy results up to now – lots to choose from in London


Doug Block
Tue 22 Nov 2011Link

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


Daniel Zana
Fri 25 Nov 2011Link

In reply to Immy Humes's post on Fri 18 Nov 2011 :

did you find someone to help you out?


Felix Endara
Mon 28 Nov 2011Link

DocuClub in December!



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


This month, we will screen a rough cut of My Brooklyn by Kelly Anderson. The documentary chronicles the dramatic changes that have occurred in Downtown Brooklyn over the past ten years, and shows how these changes are not natural, but fueled by public policy. The film documents how an obsession with upscale environments driven by the Wall Street bubble is threatening the very economic, racial, and ethnic diversity and neighborhood character that have historically drawn many generations to Brooklyn, and made it unique. This process has led to a fierce battle over the soul of the city, the themes of which resonate with urban communities across the county. See a trailer here: http://www.mybrooklynmovie.com/?author=7.

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


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

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

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

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

If you’re planning to attend, please RSVP to docuclub@artsengine.net.

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


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



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



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



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Marj Safinia
Mon 28 Nov 2011Link

Angelenos, and those in the vicinity:

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


Anna Lee
Wed 30 Nov 2011Link

ATTENTION MEDIA MAKERS ADDRESSING AGING AND ELDER RIGHTS

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

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

Please complete the application form online at www.workingfilms.org/reelaging

Application Deadline: January 6, 2012

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

Please Help Spread the Word: Please forward this announcement to friends and colleagues and share www.workingfilms.org/reelaging on Facebook and Twitter.


Gwyn Welles
Wed 30 Nov 2011Link

GREAT SUNDANCE HOUSING AVAILABLE:

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

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

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

If interested, please contact Liz Wilkes at: ewilkes13@gsb.columbia.edu

Here is the link: http://www.lodgingcompany.com/a8-k0-y2012-m01-d19-l270-n5-r148-t3-u10793/b3455.html


Michael B. McGee
Fri 2 Dec 2011Link

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

thanks for your time,
Mike


Ines Sommer
Mon 5 Dec 2011Link

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

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

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

More info at: www.talkingpicturesfestival.org or www.withoutabox.com/login/8776


Jill Woodward
Thu 8 Dec 2011Link

Sony PD150 DVcam camcorder for sale. Willing to ship if outside New York. See ad on craigslist


Dave Kreatrix
Thu 8 Dec 2011Link

Hello, all.

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


Marj Safinia
Fri 9 Dec 2011Link

New Yorkers:

IDA's DOC U ON THE ROAD is coming to New York on Monday and IDA is offering a discount to D-Worders who wish to attend. Tickets are $10 but discounted to $5 if you use this link: http://doc-u-dec-12.eventbrite.com/?discount=DWORDDOCU

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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.

Location:
POV
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


Laura Heckman
Fri 9 Dec 2011Link

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


Andrea Swift
Fri 9 Dec 2011Link

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)


Matt Marxteyn
Thu 15 Dec 2011Link

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!


Erica Modugno
Thu 15 Dec 2011Link

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. emodugno@mac.com

Edited Thu 15 Dec 2011 by Erica Modugno

Adi Lavy
Fri 16 Dec 2011Link

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 adi@sunkissedthefilm.com for more details. This is a non paying gig.

Thank you!


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