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Davin Hutchins
Fri 2 Mar 2007Link
*Release Source: NomadsLand LLC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

www.NomadsLand.com – a new Internet platform for social issue
filmmakers – launches its Alpha site, prepares for growth

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Feb. 17, 2007 - NomadsLand.com – an internet video
platform for social issue filmmakers – has launched its Alpha website
in its mission to offer alternative distribution for cinema with a
social message.
Like YouTube and Google Video, anyone – from professional filmmakers
to video enthusiasts – can upload their films to www.NomadsLand.com.
The company will host feature films, documentaries, music videos and
satire for free – as long as the film seeks to make a social
commentary, stimulate political conversation or encourage some social
action.
“NomadsLand is many things to many people,” says founder and CEO Davin
Hutchins. “Its an entertaining information site, an informative
entertainment site, a window to the world, but above all, a forum for
social ideas and ultimately a grass-roots campaign for change.”
Although much of the video can be viewed for free, www.NomadsLand.com
will offer secure downloads and rentals on premium films featured on
the site, sharing 50 percent of its revenues with each director.
Among the initial films being distributed on www.NomadsLand.com are
Dhruv Dhawan’s From Dust and Davin Hutchins’ The Art of Flight. From
Dust, a touching documentary which examines the socio-political
aftermath of the Asian tsunami, premiered at the Tribeca Film
Festival, HotDocs, OneWorld Human Rights Film Festival, Dubai
International Film Festival and the Kara Film Festival.
The Art of Flight is a guerrilla documentary tracing the trail of
Sudanese refugees from Darfur to Egypt and their tales of survival.
The film premiered at AFI Fest Hollywood, International Documentary
Festival Amsterdam and the Bangkok International Film Festival. Other
films explore topics such as homelessness in San Francisco, belly
dancing in Egypt and the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Human
Rights.
“Most independent films are grossly under-distributed,” says Hutchins.
“One of the main goals of NomadsLand is to assist filmmakers who were
short changed after their festival run. Through viral e-mail, search
engines and RSS, they can reach a vastly larger audience. Likewise,
film aficionados can see quality films they’d never see otherwise
without sifting through a cloud of amateur video. We think films can
make a lasting impact of they ‘permanently premiere’ for people who
care deeply about these issues.”
“Not everyone is a born storyteller. But everyone has a story. We want
to provide the resources and royalties to develop an ever-growing army
of raconteurs which can help return mass media back to the masses,” he
says.

# # #
MEDIA CONTACT:*NomadsLand Press Relations, press [at] nomadsland.com,
(202) 470-0875.

Doug Block
Sat 3 Mar 2007Link
hi davin, welcome, but please refrain from double posting. everyone
sees everything here.

Agnes Varnum
Tue 6 Mar 2007Link

Hi D-Worders! I'd like to welcome you to the theatrical premiere of BLOCKADE and AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER at Film Forum in NYC from March 14 - 27.

BLOCKADE (2005, 52 min.) by Sergei Loznitsa
During the siege of Leningrad, hundreds of thousands died in one of the longest battles of World War II. This compilation film uses newly discovered silent footage and a meticulously reconstructed soundtrack to place us in the middle of the streets as the citizens attempt normal life while starvation and cold descend upon them.

AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER (2004, 26 min.) by Irina Gedrovich
Gerhard M. was an amateur photographer sent to the Eastern Front as a German soldier. He took along a camera to record his combat experiences as he and his unit marched into the Soviet Union. Based on his wartime diary and photo album, Gerhard M. was later tried and executed for war crimes by the Soviet Union.

Tickets for the program go on sale online on March 7. For showtimes, directions and to purchase tickets, visit the Film Forum website.



Erica Ginsberg
Thu 8 Mar 2007Link
Fulbright Scholar Program for US Faculty and Professionals
The Fulbright Scholar Program is offering 12 lecturing, research or
combined lecturing/research awards in film studies during the 2008-
2009 academic year. U.S. Fulbright Scholars in 150 countries and all
regions of the world enjoy an experience of a lifetime, one that
provides a broad cultural perspective on their academic disciplines
and connects them with colleagues at institutions around the globe.

Awards range from two months to an academic year. Faculty and
professionals in film studies may apply not only for awards
specifically in their field, but also for one of the many “All
Discipline” awards open to any field. Grants are awarded to faculty
of all academic ranks, including adjunct and emeritus. In most
countries lecturing is in English, though awards in Latin America,
Francophone Africa, and the Middle East may require proficiency in
another language.

The application deadline for Fulbright traditional lecturing and
research grants worldwide is August 1, 2007. U.S. citizenship is
required. For other eligibility requirements, detailed award
descriptions, and an application, visit <http://www.cies.org>, or
send a request for materials to apprequest@cies.iie.org.

Agnes Varnum
Thu 8 Mar 2007Link
In case anyone in the NYC area missed one of 2006's best, OUR DAILY BREAD is screening again close by...

REAL TO REEL DOCUMENTARY FILM SERIES @ CINEMA ARTS CENTRE OUR DAILY BREAD

Members $9 • Public $12 (w/reception & book signing) Advance reservations recommended

Guest Speaker: Marion Nestle, Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, NYU. Author of What to Eat and Food Politics

“Superb! Part of the film’s brilliance is how it lays out the images and their wells of meaning with such cool deliberation.”— Manohla Dargis, NY Times

A mesmerizing and illuminating look at our brave new world of technological food production, Our Daily Bread screens at Real to Reel: Cinema Arts Centre’s ongoing documentary film series on Tuesday, March 20 at 7:30pm. Discussion, book signing and wine and cheese reception follows the film with Marion Nestle, the Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at NYU & Author of Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health ,who will sign this & her latest book, What to Eat . Members $9 • Public $12 Advance reservations recommended: 631-423-7611 or CAC box office 423 Park Ave, Huntington

Germany, 2005, 92 min., color Director/writer/cinematographer: Nikolaus Geyrhalter • Co writer: Wolfgang Widerhofer

New York Film Festival • Grand Prize: Paris Festival of Films on the Environment • Best Film: ECOCINEMA

Full details at Cinema Arts Center.


Agnes Varnum
Fri 16 Mar 2007Link
Whoops, didn't mean for that to look like I was shouting!

Doug Block
Fri 16 Mar 2007Link
WHAT'S THAT YOU SAY, AGNES?


Dawn Scibilia
Tue 20 Mar 2007Link
D-Worders in Dublin Ireland
My doc, "Home" will screen on
SATURDAY, MARCH 24 2007 11:30 am
The Irish Film Institute
6 Eustace Street
Temple Bar
Dublin 2
This is a distributor screening for Irish and UK distribs. All U.S.
distribs have passed and I am assuming all the rest will too....
This is our final effort to find a distributor. I am now focusing on
self-distributing the dvd. We are in need of funding for it. "Home"
was completely self financed and I'm unable to continue financing
it. So if anyone is interested in seeing the film, or has any ideas
on who in Ireland we can approach for funding or invite to this
screening, please let us know. I don't have the funds to make it to
the screening, so I won't be there, but you can reserve a seat with
the co-producer, writer and narrator of "Home", Alan Cooke
call 086 179 1410 or email alanmcooke@gmail.com
For more info about the film check out
http://homethemovie.com
http://myspace.com/homethemovie
Many Thanks to all.

Erica Ginsberg
Wed 21 Mar 2007Link
DOCS IN PROGRESS – TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2007

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

HIP HOP IS ALIVE by Michael Chu (10 minutes)
Hip Hop is more than just music for Dres tha Beatnik, an independent
Hip Hop artist and beatbox champion from Atlanta.

CONGO: HOPE ON THE BALLOT by George Lerner (57 minutes)
Elections finally come to the Democratic Republic of Congo, a nation
which lost an estimated four million people to a civil war largely
ignored by the world. But what does democracy mean to a society
still working to maintain a fragile peace?

WHEN? Tuesday, March 27, 2007, from 7:00-10:00 pm
WHERE? Jack Morton Auditorium, George Washington University (805 21st
Street, NW Washington DC)
COST? $5 suggested donation (at the door)
MORE INFORMATION? See our website at http://www.docsinprogress.org or
contact us at (240) 505-8696 or contact@docsinprogress.org

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

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

Hanna Jakku
Thu 12 Apr 2007Link
Hopefully I post this under the right topic... However, I thought this
might be interesting to you all, since we have a new competition in
our programme:

MUSIXINE INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FILM CONTEST IN FINLAND SEP 5-9, 2007

Oulu Music Video Festival introduces MusiXine International Music Film
Contest into its film programme, making MusiXine the burning point of
the upcoming festival. MusiXine adds a new dimension to the OMVF scene
that already includes music videos, special screenings and air guitar
battling. The contest will be arranged during the 14th edition of the
festival on 5-9 September, 2007.

MusiXine is a contest for films on music, music making and related
phenomena, and the MusiXine Main Award for the best film in tune
totals *10,000.

As an annual part of the Oulu Music Video Festival from now on,
MusiXine will showcase the latest trends in music film. The contest
will aim to encourage new film artists, their work and ideas, bring
out the music film as an art form and serve as a forum for screening
films on various music phenomena. In MusiXine, films will be evaluated
for their cinematic merit in the context of music film, and the most
important evaluation criteria for a successful work are the film's
insightful treatment of its topic and its artistic achievements.

More information on how to submit your film at www.musixine.com. Pump
up the beat and participate! You have time 'til 8 June, 2007.

For more information, contact
Festival Producer Hanna Jakku
Tel. +358 8 5700 500
hanna(at)omvf.net

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