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Melody Gilbert
Thu 5 Feb 2004Link
In case some of you are interested, here are some festivals
where my documentary *Whole* will be screening in the next
month or so. I will be at most of the screenings for Q and A.

SAN FRANCISCO INDIE FEST (www.sfindie.com)
Sat, Feb. 8 (I*ll be there for this one only) and Sunday, Feb. 14th.

DIRECTOR*S VIEW FILM FESTIVAL (Stamford, CT)
(www.dvff.org) Saturday, Feb. 15th

DC INDIE FEST (www.dciff.org)
Saturday, March 6

FLORIDA FILM FESTIVAL (Orlando, FL)
(www.floridafilmfestival.com)
March 7 and March 10

For more information about "Whole," check out my website at
www.whole-documentary.com. ~Melody

Ben Kempas
Thu 5 Feb 2004Link
Congratulations, Melody! :-)

Angela Alston
Fri 13 Feb 2004Link
AIVF Seeks Exec. Director

The Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers
(AIVF) is a 30-year-old national trade association based in New York City,
providing support to individual media artists and producers.
As the primary spokesperson for the organization, the Executive Director
must have a keen understanding of and a
passion for the media arts and be able to act as a leading advocate
for the role of independent media in the 21st Century.

Responsibilities include: fund development, staff and
operations management, community relations, programming,
marketing and strategic planning. The Executive Director also
serves as publisher of The Independent Film & Video Monthly.

Download full job description and application details:

http://www.aivf.org/about/jobs.html

Anne Labro
Thu 19 Feb 2004Link
COLLATERAL DAMAGES
A FILM BY ETIENNE SAURET

Shot over the course of a year, the film presents an intimate portrait
of New York firemen experiencing the emotional fallout of September
11th

WINNER SPECIAL JURY AWARD
SILVERDOCS - AFI/DISCOVERY DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL

Opens, New York City, Wednesday, March 3rd, 2003

FILM FORUM TWO WEEKS ONLY !
Theater Information
Film Forum
209 W. Houston Street
New York, NY 10014
Box office: 212-727-8110
www.filmforum.com
Showtimes: 1:00, 2:45, 4:30, 6:15, 8:00, 10:00

For more information, please visit our website:
www.collateraldamages.com

Complementing this film is

THE FIRST 24 HOURS, by the same filmmaker.
The film takes a haunting tour of the WTC following the attacks. Lower
Manhattan, the world’s dominant financial center is transformed in an
eerie ghost town.
Official Selection : Sundance / Double Take / Manchester
&
IMAGINE, a cine-poem, made in 1986, by Academy Award-winning director
Zbigniew Rybczynski, set to John Lennon’s eponymous musical sco

Paul Zoglin
Fri 5 Mar 2004Link
Seeking Mentors:

The Digital Clubhouse Network in New York City runs a program in
which a small group of teenagers (aged 12-17) create a 3-5 minute
video about an important event that happened either to them or
someone they're close to.

We are seeking volunteer Mentors to work with students on their
projects. Over a 12 week period mentors help the students as they
write a story, construct a storyboard and then edit narration and
imagery to produce the final piece. The students work on Macintosh
iMac computers using Microsoft Word for scripting and storyboarding,
Adobe Photoshop for image scanning and manipulation, and Adobe
Premiere for video editing.

Mentors work one-on-one and in small groups with the students on
Saturdays and/or a weekday afternoon. Ideally we'd like people
available for the entire 12 week cycle. However, if you can only come
in a few times we can still use your help.

The next cycle will begin March 20th and another on April 17th. I'm
responsible for recruiting mentors so if you're interested please
email me at pzoglin@bmcc.cuny.edu. You can find out more about the
Digital Clubhouse Network on their website at www.digiclubnyc.org

Greet Pauwels
Sun 7 Mar 2004Link
I, Greet Pauwels, am a communications science student at the
University of Brussels. For my dissertation I am conducting a study
concerning the E.U.’s MEDIA Plus program and in particular the
financial support it provides for the development phase in the
production of documentaries.

For this I am looking for people who work in the field of documentary
to fill in a questionnaire concerning both the financing of
documentaries in general as well as the financial development support
provided by MEDIA Plus. But you don't necessarily need any experience
with this program to fill in the questionnaire. Even if you or your
company do not meet up to the conditions laid down by the E.U. as so
that you cannot apply for the program, your input would still be very
welcome. The only requirement for taking part in this study is that
you have to work in the field of documentary.

You can find the questionnaire at
http://www.stevechaloner.com/jsp/greet/survey

It is made up out of three parts but it should only take up a small
amount of your time to fill this in and your effort would be more
than appreciated.

Important note: All of the questions, unless when specified
otherwise, only concern documentary projects and the work you do in
the documentary field. Please take this into account when answering
the questions.

The final results of my research will be put to the disposition of
the European Documentary Network so my work will also serve a
practical goal. My father, Paul Pauwels from Periscope Productions
and former president of EDN, started a survey last year concerning
the same subject and my research is actually meant to be a more
complete version of it.

There have been some compatibility problems with some people who use
Macs but for them there is now a text version available which you can
dowload to your computer and then email to me. You can find this text
version at the same adres as the on-line questionaire.

In case of any further problems with the questionnaire, please
contact me immediately.


I thank you in advance for your co-operation.

Kind regards,
Greet Pauwels
greet.pauwels@vub.ac.be

Ben Kempas
Mon 8 Mar 2004Link
It's great you're doing this survey, Greet. Send our warmest regards
to your Dad - in other words: greet Pauwels, Greet Pauwels!

Can I ask all European D-Worders to help with this EDN-supported
poll?

Greet Pauwels
Mon 8 Mar 2004Link
I will do so. :)
It took a few minuts for the name - joke to sink in :p

Non-European D-workers are also welcome to fill in the questionnaire.
Even though they'll obviously have little to say about MEDIA Plus,
there are still two other parts in the questionnaire (general
information and financing) which apply to everyone.

Paul Devlin
Fri 12 Mar 2004Link
"A riveting documentary...
Intelligent, revealing and
sometimes hilarious."
        --  Christian Science Monitor
 
 
Power Trip continues its US theatrical
run in March with openings in Houston,
San Antonio, Sacramento, San Diego
 
The premiere of Power Trip in Tbilisi,
Georgia (where it was shot) was a great
success, generating huge buzz with print
and TV coverage. The sold-out screening
in Tbilisi's largest theater was attended by
many of the city's luminaries, including
Georgia's new First Lady.
 
Power Trip had a special screening
this month for the World Bank's annual
Energy Conference in Washington DC,
where the movie had significant impact 
and sparked thoughtful debate about how
development lending policies might be
improved.
 
There have been other opportunities for special
screenings and we are seeking more. 
Please let us know if you have suggestions.
 
And please spread the word about the upcoming 
March screenings below. More info at
 
  
March

BROADCAST: SVT, Sweden
4 March, 10PM

Hyde Park Picture House, Leeds, England
Sheffield International Documentary Festival on Tour
6 March

MacRobert Arts Centre, Stirling, Scotland
Sheffield International Documentary Festival on Tour
8 March

Edinburgh Filmhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland
Sheffield International Documentary Festival on Tour
12-14 March

Angelika Film Center, Houston, TX
12-18 March

Bijou at Crossroads, San Antonio, TX
12-18 March

Yer ba Buena Arts Center, San Francisco, CA
Human Rights Watch Traveling Film Festival
12 March, 7:30PM

Inter national House, Philadelphia, PA
Human Rights Watch Traveling Film Festival
14 March, 7PM

The Olympion Cinema Complex, Greece
Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival
15-21 March

Tower Cinema, Sacramento, CA
19-25 March

Woodrow Wilson International Center, Washington, DC
Enviromental Film Festival
23 March, 3:00PM

Madstone Hazard Center Cinema, San Diego, CA
26 March - 1 April

Madstone Briarwood, Ann Arbor, MI
26 March - 1 April

(April dates still to come...)
 
 
Best Documentary
 
Berlin Film Festival
Florida Film Festival
Hot Docs, Canadian Int'l Documentary Film Festival
Transparency International Film Festival
Port Townsend, WA Film Festival
Red Bank, NJ Film Festival
Freiburg Okomedia Environmental Film Festival, Germany
Ecomove Film Festival, Berlin, Germany 
 
 
Thanks for all your support.
 


Jonathan Robinson
Sat 13 Mar 2004Link
EVERY CHILD IS BORN A POET: THE LIFE & WORK OF PIRI THOMAS

a film by Jonathan Robinson

2 upcoming New York screenings:

Tuesday, March 16th THE NEW YORK DOCUMENTARY CENTER*S "DOCSHOP" THE PIONEER THEATER 155 E 3rd Street (at Avenue A) New York City 212.254.3300 www.docfest.org/docshop.html PIZZA & BEER Reception at 7:00 PM Screening and Discussion with the Filmmaker at 8:00pm To reserve tickets, please call 212.668.1575. Reservations must be made by 5:00 PM on Monday, March 15th. Reserved tickets must be claimed by 7:30 PM on the night of the screening.

Sunday, March 21, 1:00 pm HARLEM FILM FESTIVAL presents: CREATIVELY SPEAKING 2004 Aaron Davis Hall City College of New York between West 133rd and 135th Streets on Convent Avenue To reserve tickets, please call 212-650-7100 For more information, www.aarondavishall.org/ecards/04ff/ecard2.htm

EVERY CHILD IS BORN A POET: THE LIFE & WORK OF PIRI THOMAS

synopsis

An incendiary mix of documentary, poetry, and storytelling, Every Child is Born a Poet explores the life and work of Piri Thomas, the Afro-Cuban-Puerto Rican author of the classic autobiographical novel Down These Mean Streets (1967). The film traces Thomas* path from childhood to manhood in New York City*s Spanish Harlem, El Barrio, from the 1930's through the 1960*s - his parents* immigrant experience, home life during the Great Depression, membership in barrio youth gangs, his struggle to come to terms with his mixed-racial identity, travels as a teen-age merchant marine, his heroin addiction, his notorious armed robbery of a Greenwich Village nightclub, his six years spent in prison, and his emergence as a writer. Thomas* coming-of-age story is counter-pointed with dramatizations, spoken word poetry performance sequences, and verité scenes of his on-going work of forty-five years as an educator and activist empowering marginalized and incarcerated youths. A stylized, genre-spanning production, Every Child is Born a Poet includes a spellbinding collage of rare archival film footage, still photographs and provocative mixed-media artwork, as it examines Thomas* use of creative expression as a means of confronting poverty, racism, violence and isolation. Pulsating with an original Latin Jazz score, Every Child is Born a Poet is a riveting portrait of a life lived through struggle, self-discovery, and transformation.

* Winner of the OPERA PRIMA AWARD at the LOS ANGELES LATINO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2003

* Awarded HONORABLE MENTION in the DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION at the URBANWORLD FILM FESTIVAL 2003

* Nominee for DISTINGUISHED DOCUMENTARY FEATURE AWARD 2003 by the INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY ASSOCIATION (IDA)

* Finalist for the SILVER WOLF AWARD at the INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILMFESTIVAL AMSTERDAM (IDFA) 2003

* Official U.S. Selection for INPUT 2004, Barcelona, Spain

www.everychildisbornapoet.com


Erica Ginsberg
Fri 19 Mar 2004Link
This is a radio job, but might be of interest to some D-Worders who
also have radio experience. Even if you are not interested in the
job, they also accept freelance program submissions. Check out their
website for guidelines.

********************************
The National Radio Project (NRP), producer of the weekly show Making
Contact, seeks a highly motivated individual with strong radio
production and journalism skills to join our team as a full-time
Associate Producer.

NRP, a 10-year old, non-profit, independent media group, is
committed to high quality reporting on critical issues while
highlighting voices, perspectives, and solutions not often heard in
mass media. “Making Contact” is currently aired by 160 radio stations
in the U.S., Canada, South Africa, and Indonesia. For more
information, please our website at radioproject.org.


The Associate Producer reports to and works directly with the
National Radio Project's Director of Production and Training. This
is a detail-oriented job that requires both strong radio production
skills and administrative skills. The Associate Producer’s primary
responsibility is to mix and package the “Making Contact” weekly show.

Responsibilities and tasks include:

Mixing the weekly show, editing audio, arranging interviews,
researching, writing show scripts, and mixing and engineering
reporters’ segments.

Overseeing the weekly post-production checklist: creating show
documents, converting audio for the web, and burning cds.
Coordinating weekly mailings to radio stations with NRP's
administrative department. Managing archival materials and supplies.

Recording, writing, editing, narrating, and mixing in-house segments
on a regular basis.

Working with the Director of Production and Training in the framing
and coordination of “Making Contact” shows.

Assist the Director of Production and Training in the supervision and
development of interns and volunteers.

Qualifications:

* At least two-years experience working in the field of radio
journalism
* Able to work under deadline pressure
* Excellent writing, interviewing, and oral communication skills
* Solid computer and digital audio editing skills
* Strong analysis of policy and current affairs

Considered a plus:

* Ability to speak languages in addition to English
* Familiarity with community-based organizations

Application Deadline: Monday, April 12, 2004, no later than 5 p.m..
Expected start date, May 1st. Salary: $32-35K, depending on
experience, plus benefits, including health.

Send via POSTAL MAIL a cover letter, resume, 3 references, radio
script writing sample, and an audio sample of your work (CD or
cassette) to Director of Production and Training Aimee Pomerleau.
1714 Franklin Street, #100-251, Oakland, CA 94612, NO PHONE CALLS,
please.

--------------------------------------------------------------
Aimee Pomerleau, Director of Production and Training
National Radio Project/Making Contact
http://www.radioproject.org

Angela Alston
Wed 24 Mar 2004Link
Directing Actors for Film w/ Adrienne Weiss in NYC

An Intro to the Foundation Workshop: 8 Essential Tools for Getting
Great Performances from Actors

Oliver Stone says: "Take a class with her!"

This April Adrienne Weiss brings her unique directing approach to
CineWomen NY in a special one-day format. With this craft-based
approach, you'll learn how to get consistently fresh, natural
performances from your actors while realizing the directorial vision
for your film.

The morning session introduces the practical concepts that are the
hallmarks of Adrienne's work. In the afternoon, participants will
apply the concepts, analyzing scenes, and working with actors.
Students may bring scripts; one or two will be chosen to use in the
workshop. Registration is limited to 30.

Participants in this CineWomen NY workshop can enroll in Adrienne's
full two-weekend intensive at the discounted rate of $550 (saving
$100). The next NYC intensive begins on the evening of April 21 and
continues on the weekends of April 24 and May 1.

DATES: Sat., April 17 TIME: 10:00am - 6pm LOCATION: Shambhala
Meditation Center, 118 W. 22nd St., bwtn 6th & 7th aves. TRAINS: F,
1/9, C/E, R/W

COST for Early Registration (before Apr. 13): CWNY/NYWIFT Members:
$70; General public: $115

COST for Late Registration (after Apr. 13): CWNY/NYWIFT Members: $80;
General public: $130. Credit cards not accepted at the door.

To register or for more info: http://www.cinewomenny.org/events.html
workshops@cinewomenny.org

Adrienne Weiss has led private directing, acting and writing
workshops since 1997. Adrienne now also coaches directors
individually. She is currently working with director David Jacobson on
the set of Down in the Valley. The cast includes Ed Norton, Ellen
Burstyn, David Morse, and Evan Rachel Wood.

Angela Alston
Wed 24 Mar 2004Link
AIVF presents

Doctoring Your Doc: How to Structure Your Documentary
Led by Script & Documentary Doctor Fernanda Rossi, Author of The Independent monthly column "Ask the Doc Doctor" & D-Word member

Sat., April 24, 10am-5:30pm, in NYC

A full-day experiential hands-on workshop for producers, directors, writers, editors & composers

Stuck in the cutting room? Or maybe you've got lots of ideas and even footage but no clue where to get started? A solid structure is as necessary to your documentary as a strong script is to a narrative film. With hands-on exercises and analysis of films, this workshop can give you the guidelines you need to find solutions true to your documentary's style. If you like, bring your work-in- progress (notrequired to attend). Co-sponsored by CineWomen NY.

Where: Goldcrest Post, 799 Washington St. near 13th St., NYC
Directions: A, C, E, L, 1, 2, 3, and 9 to 14th St.
Cost: $95 AIVF members, Partner Organizations* and Students w/valid ID;
$115 General Public
$115 workshop pass with Trailer Mechanics registration (offered May 1 in 2 sessions)

*Partner Organizations: CineWomen NY, DCTV, IFP NY, DCTV and NALIP.

To RSVP and for more info: http://www.documentarydoctor.com/ workshops.html Register by April 21st. Limited seats.

For a map visit http://www.goldcrestpost.com/directions.


Angela Alston
Wed 24 Mar 2004Link
AIVF presents

Trailer Mechanics:
How to Make Your Fundraising Trailer

Led by Script & Documentary Doctor Fernanda Rossi,
Author of The Independent monthly column "Ask the Doc Doctor" & D- Word member

Sat., May 1, in NYC Two sessions: 10 am-1 pm or 2-5 pm -- choose one

"Can I see your trailer?"

Let's face it, a trailer can make or break your film. It can get you funded or it can put you on the "passed" list. Trailer Mechanics is a three-hour workshop for producers, directors, writers and editors on building a short trailer/demo of a documentary film. We'll consider principles of narrative structure and screen and analyze different trailers, including those of workshop participants. If you like, bring your footage -- raw or cut -- for discussion (not required to attend). Co-sponsored by CineWomen NY.

Cost: $50 AIVF members, Partner Organizations* and Students w/valid ID; < br>$60 General Public
$115 Workshop Pass with Doctoring Your Doc registration (offered Apr. 24)
Where: Goldcrest Post, 799 Washington St. near 13th St, NYC
Directions: A, C, E, L, 1, 2, 3, and 9 to 14th St.
For a map visit http:// www.goldcrestpost.com/directions.

*Partner Organizations: CineWomen NY, DCTV, IFP NY, DCTV and NALIP.

To RSVP and for more info: http://www.documentarydoctor.com/ workshops.html
Register by April 21st. Limited seats.

Note: previously offered in the fall, this workshop is now offered in the spring only.


Jonathan Robinson
Sat 27 Mar 2004Link
EVERY CHILD IS BORN A POET:
THE LIFE & WORK OF PIRI THOMAS
on Independent Lens

Come watch the PBS television broadcast premier
with special guest poets LIVE!!! at THE BOWERY POETRY CLUB
featuring Lemon (Def Jam Poetry on Broadway), Nancy Mercado
(It Concerns The Madness), Farbeon (Collective Memory), and others.

Tuesday APRIL 6TH @ 10:00 PM $6
THE BOWERY POETRY CLUB
308 Bowery Street in Manhattan
For more information & directions:
www.bowerypoetry.com
212.614.0505

Or if you can't make it, watch it at home on
Thirteen/WNET New York City
Tuesday APRIL 6TH 2004 @ 10:00 PM
Friday APRIL 9TH 2004 @ 12:30 AM

For more details and broadcast information for other cities,
check out: www.pbs.org/independentlens/everychildisbornapoet

Eric Steel
Tue 30 Mar 2004Link
san francisco based feature length documentary, already in production needs
experienced, motivated production manager/associate producer. should also
have work/experience with final cut pro 4.
responsibilites will include managing complicated logistics of shooting
schedule, budget and crew as well as digitizing & logging extensive footage
(all digitial). also ability to draw from local resources for manpower and
troubleshooting. effective research and communication skills a must.
please email resume to
ericsteel@mac.com

Marilyn Perez
Wed 21 Apr 2004Link
DON'T MISS..........WAY OF STORY --APRIL 24 & 25TH
..............W/ Cathrine Ann Jones
........(The Craft and Soul of Writing)
Here at last is a professional writer teaching writing, not from
theory alone, but
from hard practice. This experiential workshop offers a balance
of solid craft with
intuitive skills and expect to be writing during the two days.

Writing can be a healing function for both author & audience. The
transformation
of good writing depends on making it ones own from within.

* *For writers of all levels & all narrative forms including
plays, screenplays, stories, novels, & memoir
* *Seven Steps to Story Structure
* *Create memorable characters & dialogue
* *Balancing craft with intuitive skills
* Access and free your potential story

http://www.wayofstory.com
Where:Kiva, 309 Canal Street, 5th Floor by Broadway
When: April 24-25, 2004 (Sat-Sun: 10-4 p.m.)
Contact: Marilyn Perez 212.353-1111
Cost: $275. pre-registered and $300. the day of workshop
Email: studio1101@earthlink.net

CATHRINE ANN JONES is an award-winning playwright &
screenwriter whose films
include UNLIKELY ANGEL (Dolly Parton), THE CHRISTMAS
WIFE (Jason Robards), and
the television series, TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL. She co-wrote
the independent film, Angel
Passing(Hume Cronyn/Calista Flockhart), which played at
Sundance then garnered fifteen
awards both in America and abroad. As a New York playwright,
ten plays were produced
both in and out of New York City as well as several articles and
short stories.
She has served on the writing faculty at The New School, UCLA,
and the Esalen
Institute. A Fulbright Research Scholar to India and winner of the
National Endowment
for the Arts Award, Ms. Jones, also teaches in the Psyche and
Sacred Seminars at
Pacifica Graduate Institute. She lives in Ojai, works as a story
and script consultant,
and lectures internationally.

From NY Times interview with Cathrine Ann Jones:

" We've become lopsided living only in our heads. Writing, in
order
to serve the soul, must integrate outer craft with the inner world
of intuition
and feeling."


Comments about writing
Cathrine Ann Jones is in possession of a powerful
talentâ?�nothing is more
*rare in my opinion. Norman Mailer, novelist

Cathrine Ann Jones is an important writer and has an
extraordinary power.
******- Julie Harris, actress

DON'T MISS HER SHE IS EXCEPTIONAL!

"the more the more profound...."

Erica Ginsberg
Wed 21 Apr 2004Link
CRUCIBLE OF WAR, made by D-Worders Leon Gerskovic and Erica Ginsberg
will premiere in Los Angeles this weekend. We'll be there, so feel
free to introduce yourself after either of the screenings...

**********************************

Veterans questioning why they fought. A middle class family trying in
vain to maintain their lifestyle in spite of economic hard times.
Ordinary individuals dealing with fear after acts of violence they
never envisioned could happen to them. We have a lot to learn from
the people of the Balkans. A new film, CRUCIBLE OF WAR, will tell
their stories when it makes its U.S. premiere at the Egyptian Theater
in Hollywood this coming weekend.

CRUCIBLE OF WAR focuses on ordinary people in Bosnia, Croatia, and
Serbia who have survived war, violence, ethnic hatred, and
displacement and are now working to rebuild their lives and
communities. The film's director, Leon Gerskovic is one of those
survivors. Gerskovic will be in town to attend the screenings of the
film, which is being shown in a program of the Artivist Film Festival.

WHEN?
Saturday, April 24 at 11:30 am
Sunday, April 25 at 6:00 pm

WHERE?
Egyptian Theater (6712 Hollywood Boulevard) as part of the Artivist
Film Festival

MORE INFORMATION
About the film: http://www.crucibleofwar.com
About the L.A. screening:
http://www.crucibleofwar.com/la_press_release.htm
About the festival: http://www.artivistfilmfestival.org

Lorenzo Meccoli
Sat 8 May 2004Link
NOAM CHOMSKY, HOWARD ZINN, GORE VIDAL, AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL, HUMAN
RIGHTS WATCH, AMY GOODMAN, HARRY BELAFONTE, THE NATION, SUSAN
SARANDON, ANGELA DAVIS, PETE SEEGER, JESSE JACKSON AND MANY OTHER
VOICES OF DISSENT IN BUSH'S AMERICA

in

"XXI CENTURY" The Last Empire a REAL independent documentary film by
Gabriele Zamparini & Lorenzo Meccoli http://thecatsdream.com/

NOW AVAILABLE on DVD and VHS WATCH THE TRAILERS ON OUR NEW WEBSITE
http://thecatsdream.com/

REVIEWS:

"POWERFUL TESTIMONIES! THIS CERTAINLY DESERVES TO BE SEEN BY A BROAD
AUDIENCE." - HOWARD ZINN Historian - Author of "A People's History of
the United States"

"AN EXCEPTIONALLY WELL DONE PANORAMA OF SIGNIFICANT POLITICAL EVENTS
AND IDEAS SURROUNDING SEPTEMBER 11, 2001 AND THE AMERICAN EMPIRE.
SUPERBLY EDITED, WITH A CAST OF LEADING PROGRESSIVE THINKERS AND
ACTIVISTS, IT TOUCHES ALL THE BASES." - WILLIAM BLUM Historian -
Author of "Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since
World War II" Read more on http://thecatsdream.com/

FEATURING:

NOAM CHOMSKY - GORE VIDAL - HOWARD ZINN - ARNO J. MAYER - AMNESTY
INTERNATIONAL - HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH - SCOTT RITTER - SUSAN SARANDON -
AL SHARPTON - PETE SEEGER - THE NATION - SEPTEMBER ELEVENTH FAMILIES
FOR PEACEFUL TOMORROWS - NELSON MANDELA - JESSE JACKSON - DESMOND TUTU
- RAMSEY CLARK - DANNY GLOVER - ANGELA DAVIS - JESSICA LANGE -
DEMOCRACY NOW! - PAX CHRISTI - GREG PALAST - OSSIE DAVIS - AMERICAN
CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION - FAIRNESS AND ACCURACY IN REPORTING - HARRY
BELAFONTE - VETERANS FOR PEACE - UNITED FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE -
AMERICAN FRIENDS SERVICE COMMITTEE (QUAKERS) - PACIFICA FOUNDATION -
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY ANTI-WAR COALITION - INDYMEDIA - INTERNATIONAL
PHYSICIANS FOR THE PREVENTION OF NUCLEAR WAR - MEDIACHANNEL - NAACP -
INSTITUTE FOR POLICY STUDIES - AMERICAN- ARAB ANTI- DISCRIMINATION
COMMITTEE - PEACE ACTION - NOT IN OUR NAME - INTERNATIONAL ANSWER -
CENTER FOR ECONOMIS AND SOCIAL RIGHTS - INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC ACCURACY
AND MANY OTHER VOICES OF DISSENT... Read more on
http://thecatsdream.com/

Erica Ginsberg
Thu 13 May 2004Link
NYC-based PA needed for one day (tomorrow, 5/14) to help out with a
field shoot. Rate is $125. Contact is Erin Essenmacher
(eessenmacher@yahoo.com)

I know nothing more about this. Please contact Ms. Essenmacher
directly.

Liz Reeves
Fri 14 May 2004Link
CALL FOR ENTRIES

The American Jewish Film Festival
Dates of Festival: November 6th-7th 2004
Deadline for Entries: June 15th 2004
Festival Location: Chicago and Evanston,Illinois

Marking the 350th year of the arrival of the first
Jews to the U.S., Chicago-based Spertus Institute of
Jewish Studies in collaboration with Reeltime
Independent Film & Video Forum, is hosting this
festival to celebrate American Jewish life. The main
focus of films should contain themes relating to
Jewish life in the United States.

Festival is non-competitive, no entry fees required.
Preview Formats: VHS or DVD
Exhibition Formats include: VHS, DVCAM, DVD, Beta,
16mm, 35mm
All genres accepted: documentaries, features,
animation, experimental, shorts

CONTACT INFORMATION:www.reeltimeevanston.org
Phone: 847-866-0312

Reeltime
Evanston Public Library
1703 Orrington Avenue
Evanston, Illinois 60202

(Phone) 847-866-0312
(FAX) 847-866-0313

Lorca Shepperd
Sun 23 May 2004Link
Other People's Pictures

a documentary by Lorca Shepperd and Cabot Philbrick

Premiering at SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel
Documentary Festival, Silver Spring, MD
June 16th, 4:45 pm

http://www.SILVERDOCS.com/films/wv.aspx

We hope to see you there!

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'Other People's Pictures,' set in New York City's Chelsea Flea
Market, showcases nine photography collectors who share an
unlikely addiction - vintage snapshots that have been lost,
disposed of, or sold by their original owners. As our subjects
comb the market, ready to pay anywhere from a few cents to
hundreds of dollars for a single snapshot, they reveal the
experiences of loss and reclamation that fuel their pursuit of
these cast-off images.

Erica Ginsberg
Mon 24 May 2004Link
An Associate Producer is sought to work with an award-winning video
documentary director/producer on a national public television
documentary program about the future of Americaâ*™s cities. The
program will examine the current national debates over urban and
suburban land use policies, smart growth and regional equity.
Description Assist producer in all phases of the production and post
production, including research for story development, location
scouting, conducting preliminary interviews, locating archival
materials, coordinating production shoots, assisting with the
preparation and completion of scripts, proposals and budgets. Assist
with production planning and logistics. Must be willing to travel.

Skills Required Minimum two years experience working on television
documentary production. Preferably PBS. BA in journalism or related
filed. Good communications, research and writing skills as well a
keen interest in the documentary form. Knowledge of smart growth,
urban planning issues, federal and state urban policies, community
development, metropolitan equity or environmental justice issues a
plus.

People of color encouraged to apply.

This is a temporary, three month position which may be renewed.

Please send or email a cover letter and resume
atorrice@mindspring.com Attn to: Andrea Torrice, Producer Torrice
Productions 509 Riddle Rd. Cincinnati, Ohio 45220

Please no phone calls

This position is located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Only applicants willing
to temporarily relocate should apply.

Charles M Clemmons
Thu 3 Jun 2004Link
SEEKING AGGRESSIVE DISTRIBUTION AND BROADCAST--

Mystic Voices LLC seeks knowledgeable, experienced
person/distributor, representative or agency to help distribute and
obtain broadcast of new documentary Mystic Voices: The Story of the
Pequot War.

What led to the first declared war in American history, waged against
Native Americans? Why has the seldom talked-about massacre not been
broadly presented before Mystic Voices? Why are there so many
differing accounts of this early and brutal event in American history?

Missituck, Connecticut, 1637: In the last hours of moonlight,
Puritans surround a Pequot village wielding swords, torches and guns;
they kill 400-700 men, women and children in one hour. Seldom told,
the 'victory' over the 'heathens' formed Colonial-American Indian
policy for three centuries across America.

The only film on this tragedy presenting viewpoints of historians AND
Native American descendants. Mystic Voices allows participants both
living and dead to speak via their first hand accounts and oral
history, through reenactments and commentary, artwork and music.
Of possible interest for viewers interested in history, anthropology,
sociology, visual anthropology, oral history, religious studies,
Puritan and Native American literature, Indigenous studies, military
studies, archaeology.

Please email inquiries and/or resumes to:
mysticvoicesllc@optonline.net
www.pequotwar.com

Erica Ginsberg
Fri 4 Jun 2004Link
"If you're the relentlessly honest type,
this is probably the program for you."
- Washington City Paper

WHAT? Docs in Progress will be featuring two works in progress by
DC filmmakers Rebecca Kingsley and Rouane Itani at our monthly
feedback workshop.

WHO? You and anybody else who likes to offer their two cents on films.

WHEN? Tuesday, June 8 at 7:30 pm

WHERE? The Warehouse Theater (1021 Seventh Street, NW in Washington
DC/across from the new convention center/just a few blocks from the
Gallery Place or Mt. Vernon Square Metro Stations/food and drink on
site)

HOW MUCH? $5 at the door. When's the last time you paid $5 to see
two films?

WHY? You'll be supporting the local documentary scene, networking with
your peers, helping fellow filmmakers, and checking out what's it all
about for your own possible future screening at Docs in Progress.

MORE ON THE FILMS:

DAUGHTERS of THE LEVANT - Rouane Itani (30 minutes)
Women have often been at the forefront of immigrant families and
Arab-American women are no exception. This film traces the stories of
Lebanese and Syrian women immigrants to the United States who settled
with their families in cities and small towns across the country and
emerged as entrepreneurs, artists, and activists in their new
communities.

THE LAST COLONY - Rebecca Kingsley (20 minute excerpt)
In Washington DC, the capital of the world's best known democracy,
local citizens continue to be denied political rights that other
Americans take for granted -- the right to be governed by their own
locally-elected leaders rather than by the U.S. Congress. This film
looks at the history of Washington DC's unique relationship with the
federal government and its impact on the city's residents.

MORE ON DOCS IN PROGRESS: http://docsinprogress.org/

Melissa Hacker
Fri 11 Jun 2004Link
Free screening in NY Thursday June 17

TREMBLING BEFORE G-D

A FILM BY SANDI SIMCHA DUBOWSKI


See this powerful & unforgettable documentary at The Village
Temple. Meet special guest, Israel Fishman, who is featured in
the film and will be joining us for an after-film discussion. There
is no charge for this event.

Date:        Thursday, June 17, 2004

Time:        7:00 PM

Location: The Village Temple
33 East 12th Street (btw. University Place & Broadway)
phone: 212.674.2340 x300
e-mail: info@villagetemple.org
Web: http://www.villagetemple.org

Trembling Before G-d is an unprecedented feature documentary
that shatters assumptions about faith, sexuality, and religious
fundamentalism. Built around intimately-told personal stories of
Hasidic and Orthodox Jews who are gay or lesbian, the film
portrays a group of people who face a profound dilemma - how
to reconcile their passionate love of Judaism and the Divine with
the drastic Biblical prohibitions that forbid homosexuality. As the
film unfolds, we meet a range of complex individuals - some
hidden, some out - from the world's first openly gay Orthodox
rabbi to closeted, married Hasidic gays and lesbians to those
abandoned by religious families to Orthodox lesbian high-school
sweethearts.

Vividly shot with a courageous few over five years in Brooklyn,
Jerusalem, Los Angeles, London, Miami, and San Francisco,
Trembling Before G-d is an international project with global
implications that strikes at the meaning of religious identity and
tradition in a modern world. For the first time, this issue has
become a live, public debate in Orthodox circles, and the film is
both witness and catalyst to this historic moment. What emerges
is a loving and fearless testament to faith and survival and the
universal struggle to belong.

Diana Wynne
Sat 12 Jun 2004Link
My doc "Joyce to the World" will be screening in cities across the US plus in Toronto and
Melbourne this coming week for Bloomsday. The film is an hour, and many screenings are
free.

"Joyce to the World" celebrates the passionate readers of James Joyce's Ulysses, the
greatest novel of the 20th century that no one's actually read. It features Brian Dennehy,
Frank McCourt, Fionnula Flanagan, Senator David Norris, and everyday people from Kobe
College to Kansas City.

June 12
Rosenbach Museum & Library , Philadelphia, PA 4 p.m.
Bloomsday Books, 301 E. 55th St, Kansas City, MO 6:30 p.m.

June 13 Rosenbach Museum & Library, Philadelphia, PA 4 p.m.

June 16--Bloomsday 100!
-Chapters Books, 110 Bloor St. W., Toronto, Canada 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
-Jubilation Joyce! Selby Library, Sarasota, FL 1 p.m.
-Rosenbach Museum & Library, Philadelphia, PA ongoing
-Symphony Space, New York, NY 6 p.m. as part of Bloomsday on Broadway
-Mechanics' Institute Library, San Francisco, CA 57 Post Street at 12 and 8 p.m. after the 6
p.m. performance readings. rsvp@milibrary.org (Diana Wynne and Zippy Lehnus will
appear)
-Echo Park Film Center,1200 N. Alvarado Street, Los Angeles, CA 8 p.m. (213) 484-8846
-7 Dudley Cinema at Sponto Gallery, Venice, CA 8 p.m. (Fritzi Horstman will appear)
-The Celtic Club, 320 Queen Street Melbourne, Australia 6:30 p.m.

June 18 Verde Gallery, 17 East Taylor St, Champaign IL 6 p.m.

July 11 The Ould Sod, 3373 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 12 noon as part of the annual
Bloomsday pub crawl ($30). Film free. For reservations 619/284-6594

Hope you can make it! More details including purchasing info on our website at http://
www.joycetotheworld.com or e-mail me.

Sarah Hesterman
Tue 22 Jun 2004Link
EXPERIENCED TRANSCRIPTIONIST available.
I am an independant documentary producer looking
for some extra cash. I have several years of experience
transcribing documentary interviews for POV, feature doc
Trembling Before G-d, many short docs and my own interviews.
Fast turnaround, reasonable rates, negotiable based on project.
Please contact <sarah@gothampictures.tv>.

Doug Block
Wed 23 Jun 2004Link
We don't spam or double post here, Jeff. I left up the post in the
Introduce Yourself topic.

Marj Safinia
Tue 6 Jul 2004Link
Hey people in the San Francisco Bay Area:

Our new feature doc, SEEDS (which just premiered as the Opening Night Film at SILVERDOCS to 4 sold out theaters), is coming to the Bay Area.

SEEDS will be screening 4 times as part of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival:

"SEEDS introduces us to ten courageous teenagers trying to accomplish what most adults can never bring themselves to do: sit down in peace to face their enemy....Like a grown-up, harder-edged heir to the documentary Promises, SEEDS shows that coexistence, even temporary, is tough work, and often elusive" SFJFF, 2004

In order to make peace with your enemy, you have to go to war with yourself.

Sunday, 25 July, 4.15pm, Castro Theater, SF
Sunday, 1 August, 1pm, Century 16 Cinemas, Mountainview
Tuesday, 3 August, 6pm, Wheeler Auditorium, Berkeley
Saturday, 7 August, 1.30pm, San Rafael Film Center, San Rafael

More information on the venues and ticketing and the other great films at < http://www.sfjff.org>

If you're thinking of coming and are unsure which date to come, please come to the first screening at the Castro -- that's a 1100 seat theater, which we'd like to fill!

We'll be doing an interesting panel before that screening with filmmakers and subjects from another film, and two of our boys will be here from the Middle East, so come check us out.

Please spread the word to your local friends and family, and if anyone is interested in passing on an email flyer to their email list, please let me know. That would be great :-)


John Merriman
Fri 9 Jul 2004Link
Attention Filmmakers,

The final deadline for the 11th Annual Austin Film Festival is
quickly approaching, and I could use your help getting the word
out to more filmmakers. Below is more information about our film
competition. I can offer you a $5 discount off our entry fee(see below).

Thank you for your time and help,
John Merriman
Documentary Film Program Director
Austin Film Festival




CALL FOR ENTRIES * 2004 AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL

The Winter 2004 issue of MovieMaker Magazine ranked the Austin Film Festival
among the 20 Film Festivals Worth Your Entry Fee.

Submit your work in these categories:
* Documentary Feature
* Documentary Short
* Narrative Feature
* Narrative Short
* Narrative Student Short

The 11th Annual Austin Film Festival runs October 14-21, 2004 in Austin, Texas.

Get $5 off your entry fee with this e-mail

Final Deadline: July 15, 2004

For an entry form and more information, visit:
www.austinfilmfestival.com

Marj Safinia
Sat 10 Jul 2004Link
Any D-Worders in the Atlanta area:

FREE SCREENING OF SEEDS on Thursday 15 July as part of the Martin Luther King DREAM series.

THURSDAY 15 JULY
7.30pm
MLK National Historic Site
450 Auburn Avenue NE

"..a spectacular film...truly impressive"
Judy Woodruff, CNN

We feel very honored to have been chosen as part of such an inspirational series of films, and IT'S FREE!! So please spread the word to anyone you know in the Atlanta area.

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SEEDS introduces us to ten courageous teenagers from Israel, Palestine, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and American living together for three weeks at a camp in Maine, and trying to accomplish what most adults can never bring themselves to do: sit down in peace to face their enemy. Like a grown-up, harder-edged heir to the documentary Promises, Seeds shows that coexistence, even temporary, is tough work. SEEDS intimately documents this difficult journey, where there are no superficial resolutions.

"In order to make peace with your enemy, you have to go to war with yourself"


Tom Furtwangler
Wed 21 Jul 2004Link
DV or Beta SP shooter with gear needed in Nassau, Bahamas
on about Aug 11, 12, 13. Broadcast-level pay. Know anybody?

tomfurt@u.washington.edu

Erica Ginsberg
Sat 24 Jul 2004Link
Washington DC area...

Researcher needed for the investigative documentary that is currently
in production.Major Broadcasters are involved. The assignment will
last for 2-4days.Very flexible hours. Paid.

The researcher/PA must have experience with the video footage
research and the National Archives.

Contact: Milena Schwager/ Producer (301) 537-0697 or
schwager1@sprintmail.com

Jasmine Dellal
Sun 8 Aug 2004Link
NYC (August 8), seeking absolutely great editor to wrap up a feature doc...

I'm approaching the home stretch of editing on a feature documentary
about Gypsy musicians around the world. The unsophisticated but efficient
way to describe it is that it's a kind of, 'Romani Vista Social Club'. It's got
stunning footage (Al Maysles.. concert film and scenes from Spain, Macedonia,
Romania & India). Great people. Good stories. Set for worldwide theatrical
with a prestigious sales agent. Presold to PBS. etc...

It also has an overwhelmed director. Me. Hence the suggestion of working
with an editor to complete the film. Interviewing people now to find
the perfect fit... Please call/e-mail ASAP.
Jasmine Dellal

P.s. more about the film at www.littledust.com ...click on Gypsy Caravan
--
Little Dust Productions
104 West 14th St., #4
New York, NY 10011
+1-212-228-7777
www.littledust.com

Robin Macpherson
Mon 9 Aug 2004Link
UK documentary producers and those who want to spend a year in the
World's Festival capital, Edinburgh, may be interested in a new
Masters degree in Screen Project Development, hosted at the Scottish
city's Napier University. Geared towards producers it covers story
development, financing, working relationships and, crucially,
encourages participants to develop a project(s) during the one year
full-time or two years part time programme. Convened by documentary
producer Robin MacPherson (that's me) we hope to offer some of the
modules online from 2005, meantime you can get all the details at
http://www.napier.ac.uk/dama/html/fmmd_des.html.

Fadi Hindash
Sun 15 Aug 2004Link
I'm in the middle of preparing a documentary and I've pretty much
completed everything letter of intention to film treatment with
master scenes as well as a detaileld shooting script. It's gonna
involve part narrative (on 35mm) and the bigger chunk, the actual
documentary, (on HD).

I'm up for a grant but I know that a budget breakdown would
strengthen my proposal.

My question is can anyone assist me in a list of all elements that
you might think I should include in my breadown as small as they may
seem- minimum crew requirements, equipment, other logistics. My only
exprience is shootign independent shorts on 16mm.

This is to all, especially producers, who can relate to the plight of
an aspiring filmmaker and don't mind sharing breakdown
templates/lists.

My email is hindashfadi@hotmail.com

Fadi

Donal O'ceilleachair
Fri 3 Sep 2004Link
Sales and Marketing Manager

Documentary production company seeks smart, experienced, multitasking
self starter to run the marketing and sales department of our growing firm.
Ideal candidate has diverse sales experience and contacts with DVD
wholesale distributors and reps. Other film distribution experience helpful.
Some administrative duties also required. In our creative office this is a great
opportunity to stretch, grow, and succeed for the right person. Excellent
computer and time management skills essential.


FT permanent- salary commensurate with experience

please send resume and cover emails to: john@directpictures.com

Erica Ginsberg
Wed 8 Sep 2004Link
The Educational Video Center
Media Literacy Violence Prevention Project Internships
Working with NYC High School Students

The Educational Video Center and Satellite Academy High School are
offering internships and independent study classes working with high
school students in the following activities in the Fall 2004 and
possibly the Spring 2005 semesters: video and web page production;
facilitating internet student discussions between school sites;
facilitating classroom discussions and activities related to media
analysis, violence in the media, violence in our society, and
alternatives to violence; facilitating classroom discussions and
responding to the viewing of student media productions.

The Educational Video Center and Satellite Academy High School
Project seek undergraduate and graduate students to do internships
and independent study courses working in NYC high school classes
facilitating high school students with video projects, web page
production, media analysis, critical viewing of each other’s tapes
and internet bulletin board discussions during the Fall 2004 semester
and possibly the Spring 2005 semester. The project, called the Media
Literacy Violence Prevention Project, explores themes related to
violence, alternatives to violence, media critique, and violence in
the media, and is a collaboration between Satellite Academy High
School, the Educational Video Center and New York University’s Media
Ecology Program of the Department of Culture and Communication.

High school students at the four different sites of Satellite Academy
High School (one site in the Bronx, one site in Queens, and two sites
in Manhattan) will explore the role of violence in their own lives
and communities as well as alternatives to violence; will learn
to “read” or critically analyze mainstream media that bombards them
with images and messages twenty-four hours a day; and will critique
the role of violence in the media (i.e. television, movies, music,
video, computer games, video games, etc). Additionally, students
will produce media that promote alternative messages. They will also
communicate with students from other Satellite sites about their
learning and their projects via “blackboard,” an electronic bulletin
board for internet conversations linked to the project’s website.

This is a wonderful opportunity for undergraduate and graduate
students interested in any or all of the following: working with high
school students, teaching media production, media analysis, violence
in the media, facilitating activities and discussions about community
violence and alternatives to violence.

Experience in video and web page production preferred but not
necessary.

For more information or to apply please contact Amy Melnick at 212-
465-9366 ext 23, or amelnick@evc.org

--

Amy Melnick
Educational Video Center
120 W 30th Street
7th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Tel: (212)465-9366 ext.23
Fax: (212)4659369
www.evc.org

Cynthia Wade
Wed 8 Sep 2004Link
DIGITAL CINEMATOGRAPHY/DOCUMENTARY CAMERAWORK course offered at the
New School this fall

4 session(s). Four Fridays, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, October 1-22, 2004,
New York City.

With small digital cameras now accessible to almost everyone, what
skills does the videomaker need to capture engaging, artful, and
technically sound documentary footage? This intensive workshop
teaches the basics of digital cinematography for the documentary,
with emphasis on how each frame must tell the story. Taught by D-word
member, documentary director and DP Cynthia Wade
(www.cynthiawade.com), students learn "hands-on" how to improve
dramatically their video images. Topics include learning to see
cinematically, using natural and added light, when and why to stay
away from automatic settings, special effects with filters/gels and
other fun tricks of the trade, and simple guidelines to follow so
that you will get all the shots you need for editing.

Special attention will be given to the challenge of simultaneously
shooting and directing the documentary, particularly as a one-person
or two-person crew. Students must have their own camcorders, which
they must bring to class.

For more information, please visit

http://kaplan.dialnsa.edu/register/index.cfm?deptcode=NCOM

or

http://www.nsu.newschool.edu/03_deptcour.htm

Erica Ginsberg
Fri 10 Sep 2004Link
OneWorld and MTV this week launch their 2004 radio and TV competition
for aspiring radio and video journalists, young film makers,
activists and others working in the field of HIV/AIDS with a message
to put across. Entrants are invited to create a one-minute Public
Service Announcement on the topic of *Women, Girls and HIV/AIDS*

The competition runs from 7th Sep * 11th Nov 2004. All the details on
on the OneWorld Radio, OneWorld TV and MTV Staying Alive sites.

Links
OneWorld.net * the information.
http://www.oneworld.net/article/view/93400

OneWorld TV
http://tv.oneworld.net/tapestry?article=33

Please would you *spread the word* globally to youth organisations,
media and film networks, colleges and universities, so that all those
who*d like to take part, can do so.

Gareth Benest (gareth.benest@oneworld.net) will be handling the
competition for OWTV.

Richard (Ware) Adams
Fri 10 Sep 2004Link
Though just released on DVD by KINO, the 1972 feature-length cinema
verite documentary ASYLUM on the late R.D.LAING's therapeutic
community in London can be seen as it should be - with audience and
big screen - at ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES (.com) in NYC on SATURDAY
night SEPTEMBER 18 at 8:30 PM (2nd Street at 2nd Avenue, 505-5181).
New member Dick Adams shot and edited this for the late Peter
Robinson 30 years ago and thinks you may be moved by its rendering of
a heroic and beautiful attempt to create an alternative to the mental
hospitals of the day - with ramifications, some say, for the
craziness of our world today. Q&A followed by scenes from Laing's
famous 1972 U.S. college tour. Questions? richard.w.adams@rcn.com

Diana Wynne
Thu 16 Sep 2004Link
"Joyce to the World" is screening at NY is Book Country, the huge, free festival that
celebrates reading, readers, and occasionally movies about books like mine.

Sunday, October 3
Cantor Film Center, NYU, Theater 1
36 E. 8th Street at Greene

Absolutely free, but you need to pick up tickets at Borders in NY or at the festival booth.

The film's an hour plus Q&A afterward. I'm hoping for a surprise guest.

"Joyce to the World" celebrates the passionate readers of James Joyce's Ulysses, the
greatest novel of the 20th century that no one's actually read, with Bloomsday celebrations
from Kansas City to Kobe College. It features Brian Dennehy, Frank McCourt, Fionnula
Flanagan, Malachy McCourt, and Joyceans of all stripes. Irreverent, fast-paced, seriously
funny. And made on a shoestring.

For more info, e-mail me or check out http://www.joycetotheworld.com

The full NY is Book Country program is on their website at <http://
www.nyisbookcountry.com
> and will be an insert in next Wednesday's NY Times.

Hope you can make it!
Diana
writer and producer

Erica Ginsberg
Thu 14 Oct 2004Link
My film CRUCIBLE OF WAR screens tonight in New York:

NEW YORK, NY
Thursday, October 14 at 7:00 pm
Screening and Q&A with filmmakers Leon Gerskovic and Erica Ginsberg
At RACCOON (the Reconciliation and Culture Cooperative Network)
43-32 22nd Street (between 43rd and 44th Avenues) - Suite 301
Long Island City
Only one subway stop from Manhattan on the E or V lines (23rd Street-
Ely Avenue stop). Located near Silvercup Studios.
See <http://balkansnet.org/noviprostor.html> for a map.

More screenings this weekend, next week, and November...

BOSTON, MA
Saturday, October 16 at 1:30 pm
Screening and Q&A with filmmakers Leon Gerskovic and Erica Ginsberg
At the international conference "Lessons Learned from the Balkan
Conflicts" presented by the Center for Balkan Development/Friends of
Bosnia
Boston College (Chestnut Hill Campus) - Higgins Building - Room 225
Map at <http://www.friendsofbosnia.org/LessonsLearned/bc_map_new.pdf>


BURLINGTON, VT
Friday, October 15 at 6:00 pm
Saturday, October 16 at 9:00 pm
At the Vermont International Film Festival
More info at http://www.vtiff.org/


WASHINGTON DC
Thursday, October 21 at 7:00 pm
Screening and Q&A with filmmakers Leon Gerskovic and Erica Ginsberg
At the Common Ground Film Festival
Being held at the George Washington University's Elliott School of
International Affairs (1957 E Street, NW - Room 213 Washington DC)
More info at
<http://www.sfcg.org/programmes/filmfestival/filmfest_2004.html>


VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA
Sunday, November 7 at 4:45 pm (Date and Time Subject to Change)
at the Amnesty International Film Festival
Being held at the Pacific Cinemateque (1131 Howe Street)

**********************
CRUCIBLE OF WAR tells the personal story of what it's like to live in
a warzone after the war is over and the news cameras and aid workers
have moved on to new hotspots. More information at
http://www.crucibleofwar.com

Lauren Feeney
Tue 19 Oct 2004Link
Help needed shooting over Halloween weekend in Chicago

We are making a documentary film about costumes and need experienced
filmmakers with their own gear to shoot different events during the 5
days leading up to Halloween (October 31st) in the Chicago area. We
are shooting with an XL1 and PD150 so we would like people with the
same or comparable equipment. At the moment this is a no-budget
feature, but we can offer credit in the film and free costume rentals
at one of Chicago’s premiere Costume shops, either for Halloween or
anytime during the year for use in your own film projects.

If you are interested, email off-list with your phone number, and we
will get in touch right away.

Erica Ginsberg
Tue 19 Oct 2004Link
Ventana New York is looking for an Assignments Manager/Production
Coordinator to work full time in our office in New York City. This
person will handle incoming scheduling requests for crews, equipment
rentals and scheduling of edit facilities. They will also be
responsible for the day to day operations of the office i.e.
coordinating crews, location scouting, administrative office work,
and preparing for large production shoots. They will also handle
updating and coordination of a large pool of freelancers. The
Assignments Manager will work closely with the Washington office
handling billing, time sheets for full time staff and freelancers.

He/She should be a self starter who is willing to organize and
implement protocol for a busy production office. A “can do” attitude
is a must. This is a great opportunity to work in New York City on
an office of talented individuals.

Please send a resume and cover letter to James Curry at
james@ventananyc.com. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

Erica Ginsberg
Thu 21 Oct 2004Link
Forwarding this from the latest IDA newsletter (I am not the "I"
referred to. See e-mail and phone # below)

***********************
To all videographers,
A national voting rights organization called People for the American
Way has organized an Election Protection program where tens of
thousands of volunteers will be monitoring the polls on Nov 2nd,
Election Day, particularly in the battleground states. They have also
amassed 5,000 volunteer lawyers to work with them.

I am organizing videographers around the country to also work with
them so that any irregularities and illegalities can be documented
for purposes of press conferences, footage for the mainstream media,
possible lawsuits, etc. If there is obvious fraud, there might be
subsequent demonstrations etc.

I need volunteer videographers to contact me who live in: Florida,
Ohio, Iowa, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, West Virginia, New
Hampshire, Michigan, Oregon, Nevada, Maine, Washington, and Minnesota
as well as Georgia.

Please contact me directly via email: sekler@earthlink.net or call me
on my cell phone: 310 968-6566

Jamie Meltzer
Sat 6 Nov 2004Link
I am looking for a part-time editor for a documentary project about the "video-film"
industry in Nigeria.
I have over a hundred hours of footage and need someone who
lives within driving distance of upstate NY
(limited to people in NYC metro area) tohelp me out with organizing,
editing the film. I have a track record of having a film
play on PBS nationally and am hoping to secure the same for this film.
This is a paid,but part-time position for the next two
to three months. Looking for someone with
experience editing observational/verite based films.
Please send me a brief description of your editing experience,
salary requirements, and availability for part-time work
(mostly weekends, but this is negotiable)

Send email to songpoemCD@yahoo.com

Austyn Steelman
Mon 8 Nov 2004Link
I am currently in pre-production for a documentary I will be shooting in Minneapolis in
December that will be featuring two hip hop musicians affiliated with Rhymesayers
Entertainment. I would like to produce a DVD of the documentary once it is finished so I
am trying to find some sort of profit sharing contract that I can sign with the musicians I
am working with to specify who gets what if the doc. ever makes any money. I have
searched through "The Complete Film Production Handbook" as well as a book of
contracts for independent filmmakers and haven't found what I am looking for. I would
draw up the contract myself but I am afraid I might miss something that will bite me later.
Does any one know where I might find a mock up of a profit sharing contract that I can
use?

if so my e-mail is austynsteelman@hotmail.com.

Thanks for your help.
Austyn

Richard Manfredi
Mon 22 Nov 2004Link
Hello everyone in Southern California,

SmartSound Software and the International Documentary Association are hosting a Soundtrack Creation Workshop and Screening on Dec. 7 at Culver Studios in Culver City. I would like to encourage anyone interested in learning how to maximize their scoring budget while getting the highest-quality result possible to attend this event.

At this unique soundtrack creation workshop, independent and documentary filmmakers will learn the latest tips and tricks to create professional-quality soundtracks for projects of any budget. Filmmaker Rick McKay will share the secrets he used to score his award-winning documentary *Broadway: The Golden Age,* including how he used SmartSound technology and music to score almost a third of his movie for about $500. A screening of the movie and an open Q&A session with McKay will follow the workshop.

Creating a professional-quality soundtrack is a growing concern for independent and documentary filmmakers and editors. Frequent time and budget constraints make it very difficult to score projects to a level that meets their standards. This event will show filmmakers new ways to effectively score their scenes.

Culver Studios is located at 9336 W. Washington Blvd. in Culver City. Tickets are $10, and must be purchased in advance. They can be purchased by calling (818) 920-9122 or by visiting http://www.smartsound.com/workshop.

I hope to see as many of you as possible at the show!

Richard Manfredi PR Director SmartSound Software


Dega Omar
Tue 23 Nov 2004Link
Anyone know a co-editor for a documentary (Talk To Me Project) that
I am working on in NYC? It is a true story about strangers who meet
at Bryant Park around a sign that says "Talk To Me". The documentary
is about more than talking when a few of the strangers are moved by
the conversation that they act on their impulse to act on behalf of
one person's struggle... and the general dilemma we all face when we
see suffering and whether or not we can make a difference? going
into too much detail, the story focuses on the decisions and
relationships that ensue. It has been featured in the New York
Daily News and on the Oprah Show, CNN, New York Times, and different
variations of the story in so much media around the world.

I have a lot of great material to edit. I happen to know how to
edit on the Avid, so I am doing it a lot myself. But I need a co-
editor. It is a great project. I can tell more to anyone wo thinks
they can help. My email is degamuna@yahoo.com
My deadline is December 13th to get it into Hot Docs. Or if someone
wants to carry it on, as I have to go Toronto on Dec 16th, Jan 14th.
So if you think you have some time, or someone you know does, please
get in touch with me.
Sincerely,
Dega Omar

Andrew Garrison
Fri 3 Dec 2004Link
For those of you in the Austin area--Or , if you are not close, check the web site. Over 70 short streaming docs. www.EastAustinStories.org

East Austin Stories December the 8th 6:30 and 10:00p.m.

The latest of short videos produced in and about East Austin by this University of Texas film class screens next Wednesday night. Meet Pearl Pease. Doing hair is not just a job, it is an essential part of life for the customers at the House of Elegance. Some have been clients for over twenty years. One loyal customer drives all the way from Oklahoma to East Austin to have Ms. Pease, Pearl, and Tommi give her hair a shampoo, weave, and style. You’ll see this story and more when the East Austin Stories Documentary Series shows the newest videos, December 8th at 6:30 in the Our Lady of Guadalupe Church hall, or later, at 10:00 that same night, in the courtyard of Café Mundi coffee house (bring a lawn chair and a blanket!)

The broad range of videos making up the 90-minute show includes cooking at the taco stand, “El Rey Polo,” and Polo’s dream of owning a restaurant; two undocumented workers telling the story of their journeys to earn a better living for their families; a visit to a new alternative music venue; the making of a Vortex Theater production; the transition a Garza student is making to attend U.T. and his conflicted feelings about it; the last genuine, hot-lead and real fire monotype machine in Austin; and public defenders and volunteers working with defendants unfairly denied their constitutional rights, and much more.

You can look at all of the previous East Austin Stories documentaries, on-line, at www.EastAustinStories.org. But you can only see this season’s new ones by joining with old and new friends at the live screenings:

December 8th at 6:30 in the Our Lady of Guadalupe Church hall, across from the Texas State Cemetery, 1206 E. 9th Street, or at the second screening that same night, at 10:00, outside, at Café Mundi, 1704 E. 5th Street.


Michael Ramsey
Sun 5 Dec 2004Link
Greetings,

I am directing a feature length doc. on Brazilian regional music. We are in
need of an ambitious, fearless sound recordist for 3-6 months of production. If
you are interested, you would preferably have versatile gear, experience
recording music in difficult situations, and you would perhaps speak a bit of
portuguese. Please contact me directly at:

marloshui@hotmail.com

Erica Ginsberg
Mon 6 Dec 2004Link
Michael,

I'm going to forward this to a sound guy I know here in the
Washington DC area. He doesn't speak Portuguese, but his girlfriend
does (she's from Sao Paolo).

Michael Ramsey
Mon 6 Dec 2004Link
Thank you Erica

Marc Maurino
Fri 10 Dec 2004Link
Hi there, I've introduced myself and my project both at the "Introduce
Yourself" topic and in the Mentoring room. I am embarking on my first
documentary, which I currently imagine will be a 30 minute short. I
am not capable to budget either a digital cinematographer or a sound
person right now, but what I can budget is a small fee ($100, nego.)
to a professional digital cinematographer/documentarian who can give
me a few hours crash course in using my camera (Sony 1 chip DCR TRV11)
and a shotgun mike across a wide range of locales. I've shot a fair
amount before and have made short DV narrative films, but I'm not a DP
and I recognize that I need to take my skills to the next level if I
hope this fill will some day go to festivals or a screening circuit.
I'm located near Albany, NY, ie, 2 hrs from NYC, 2 hrs from Boston,
and can travel for a tutorial with the right teacher. We'd certainly
hammer out what's realistic and do-able in a few hours via phone and
e-mail prior to getting together. The right person for this job can
take my camera, tell me what everything does, hear my shooting
scenarios, and help me put together an operational plan for shooting
both interviews in living rooms and on the fly in a medical tent in
the occupied territories. Please e-mail Marc at
blue_sky_films@yahoo.com to tell me about yourself and/or more info.
Thanks!
PS While I'm posting, are there any filmmakers in Israel here? I'd
like to be in touch--please e-mail me at the above address. Thanks.

Ray Wood
Sun 12 Dec 2004Link
Hi Micheal, I will also foward your request to someone I know. Also,
I would like to talk with you somtime. Let me know. Thanks

Agnes Varnum
Wed 15 Dec 2004Link
Making Your Documentary Matter: Outreach and Impact Strategies that Work February 7, 2005
1-8 p.m. American University, Washington, DC

Want to find out how to use outreach to make your documentary effective or even how to make outreach part of your funding strategy? The Center for Social Media is offering a workshop designed to help producers with strategic design for their docs. Learn in this one-day workshop from some of the most respected professionals in outreach and community engagement, and find out how their strategies helped great documentaries get made, and make a difference in the world.

Panelists include: Joy Moore, Annie E.Casey Foundation; Diana Ingraham, US Independents; Robert West, Working Films; Cheryl Head, Corporation for Public Broadcasting; Judith Ravitz, Outreach Extensions; Cara Mertes, P.O.V.; Ellen Schneider, Active Voice.

Premiere Film Screening of Tod Lending's new film OMAR AND PETE; discussion with Tod following the screening.

More information and registration can be found at: Making Your Documentary Matter Sponsored by the Center for Social Media. Cosponsored by AIVF, IDA and US Independents. Funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. $50 registration fee (Waivers available).


Peter Friedman
Wed 12 Jan 2005Link
Screening announcement, NYC

MANA--Beyond Belief, a new feature-length doc/essay about the power of objects (shot on HD and transferred to 35mm, directed by Peter Friedman and Roger Manley) will be screened at the Water Reade Theatre at Lincoln Center as part of the Independents Night series, on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005 at 6:30 pm.

For details see www.filmlinc.com/wrt/programs/recur/indie/indie.htm and www.mana-the-movie.com


Michelle Plett
Thu 13 Jan 2005Link
I'm looking for three used (decent quality) wireless mikes (Not Sony
brand--we have one already and they seem to be prone to radio
interference) to use with our Canon XL 1 and XL 2.

Any ideas where to get these? Or does anyone have them?

David Van Taylor
Thu 13 Jan 2005Link
Interest in our documentary WITH GOD ON OUR SIDE: GEORGE W. BUSH
AND THE RISE OF THE RELIGIOUS RIGHT continues to grow.
There will be a one-week theatrical engagement at the Pioneer Theater
on Manhattan's Lower East Side, timed to coincide with George W. Bush's
second inauguration.

*Where? 155 East Third Street, just east of Avenue A

*When? Wednesday, January 19 - Tuesday, January 25
9:00 pm (only one show per night!)
Filmmakers Q&A Thurs 1/20 and Tues 1/25

*Info? 212/591-0434
<<http://www.twoboots.com/pioneer/>>


If you haven't seen it, here's a rare opportunity to find it on the big screen.
(Well, pretty big, anyway.) If you have seen it--tell your friends!

Best,

Cal Skaggs
David Van Taylor
Ali Pomeroy
Lumiere Productions
New York, NY

Combine all the superficial cable-TV punditry of the last two years and you
won*t come up with even a tenth of the insight offered by this serious,
in-depth and even-handed documentary .... If you want to know how
[evangelicalism] affected the course of politics inthe 20th century this
documentary is an outstanding place to start.

The Chicago Tribune

Both chilling and funny.

The Financial Times (UK)




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Robert Goodman
Fri 14 Jan 2005Link
The best low end wireless system for field production work is
Lectrosonic 100 series. Modest cost. You can try the less expensive
Sennheiser 500 series units though you may do no better than your
sony systems.

The less expensive wireless systems for DV tend not to be available
used. Check out B&H's prices for new.

João Camacho
Sun 20 Feb 2005Link
Hi, my name is João Camacho. I'm a Musician and Composer from
Portugal, and I'm trying (hard) to enter this competitive world of
making music for Films, games, multimedia, and of course,
Documentaries.

Has all the documentaries I see have music, I think that this post
might have some interest to you.
The fact is, I'm here advertising my work and I hope I'm doing it in
the right place.

I have a website in the internet, where besides being able to listen
to all my demos, you can license, in a non exclusive basis, the ones
that you would like to see included in your production, in a simple,
fast and unexpensive way.

To see all tracks available, just visit the News page in my website,
or go directly to the Demos Page.

http://www.sonicdaze.com

Keep visiting Sonic Daze website in the next few weeks because new
tracks will be regularly posted, and remember that I am always
available to make custom exclusive tracks for your projects, (for a
small fee, of course

See you soon. Thank you.

Doug Block
Mon 21 Feb 2005Link
Yes, this is the right place to advertise your work, João. Hope it
helps get the word out. Lots of luck.

Jay Heyman
Mon 21 Feb 2005Link
Cinemar Films is currently developing a feature-length documentary entitled *The
Keymaster*. Award-winning director Mario Diaz (*Bazooka*) is leading a team of seasoned
professionals that includes Chris Seward, the editor of Michael Moore*s *Fahrenheit 9/11*.

The film tells the story of William Rodriguez, a janitor in the World Trade Center on
September 11th who had the only available master key to the north tower. He is credited
with helping save hundreds of people*s lives and directly rescuing 15 people. He was the
last person to escape the building alive.

William*s heroic efforts extended far past that fateful day. He became and continues to be
the leading voice for the Latino community affected by the events of 9/11. But as he
fought for the rights of others, his life suffered severely. He remained unemployed after
the attacks and spent his savings to survive, eventually getting evicted from his home. He
continued his advocacy work during the day while sleeping in his car at night. *The
Keymaster* chronicles the journey of a man who, like us, is only beginning to comprehend
the effects that devastating event has had on his life.

The film is intended for theatrical release and is being shot on High Definition video.
Cinemar Films has brought in Director of Photography Alan Jacobsen, who photographed
2004 Sundance winner *Wet Dreams and False images*. Principal photography is slated to
start in March 2005.

Please visit http://www.cinemar.com to view the trailer, film synopsis, picture gallery and
more. We are currently in the process of fundraising and would welcome any support
and/or comments.

Doug Block
Tue 22 Feb 2005Link
sounds like a great project, jay. good luck.

Agnes Varnum
Tue 22 Feb 2005Link
Center for Social Media seeks administrative assistant The Senior
Administrative Assistant of the Center for Social Media
(www.centerforsocialmedia.org) at American University in Washington
DC will assist the director, assistant director and independent
project managers in execution of all administrative duties
pertaining to research projects, lectures, workshops and public
events. The Sr. Administrative Assistant will also assist with
maintaining and distribution of the department*s website, newsletter
and press release production. Other responsibilities will also
include purchasing duties, payment processing, travel arrangements
and budget tracking. Please send resume and cover letter to
careers@american.edu indicating your application for position #5427.

Samantha Grant
Thu 24 Feb 2005Link
Documentary Interns Wanted!

AK Films is a small, New York City based production company currently
in production on a documentary about the 2004 presidential race. We
are looking for part-time and full-time interns to help out with this
exciting, high-profile, documentary film. This as of yet untitled
project is being put together by a small team of people including the
folks who did Control Room and Startup.com. The footage will
ultimately determine the narrative of the film, but we expect that the
film will be a personal look at the impact a presidential race has on
all the members of a candidate’s family.

We are at the point where we could use additional help with
transcribing, general administrative tasks, and perhaps logging and
digitizing. As we get to know our interns, the possibilities for
other kinds of work may arise. Although we cannot offer any pay at
this time, this self-starting intern will have the opportunity to
learn about all aspects of documentary post-production and will get a
great overall picture of the process of finishing a piece for
theatrical release. This is a great opportunity for someone starting
out in the world of documentary to meet some of the top folks working
in the field, as well as to be a part of a project about a historic
presidential race.

Requirements:
An ideal candidate would be a detail-oriented person who lives in NYC
and has at least 1 year of experience working in an office and/or as
part of a film production team. The minimum required commitment is 3
days a week, but we would prefer to find interns who can be available
full time. The positions would begin immediately and run through June,
possibly longer.

To apply, please send a cover letter and a recent copy of your resume
to ak_film@yahoo.com

Andy Trimlett
Mon 7 Mar 2005Link
We will broadcast your documentary.

Alternate Focus announces a call for Middle East-related documentaries.

Alternate Focus (www.alternatefocus.org) is a non-profit organization
that broadcasts documentaries in the United States in San Diego, New
York, Boston, Fairfax, and Washington, D.C. If your documentary covers
the occupation of Iraq, the occupation of Palestine, peace movements,
the USA PATRIOT Act, or any other issues that relate to the Middle
East, we want to broadcast them on our weekly television programs. We
will also broadcast interviews with Middle East experts, peace
activists, politicians, and anyone else who can talk passionately
about Middle East issues.
Alternate Focus has previously broadcast Hidden Wars of Desert
Storm, Checkpoint, Children of Fire, In the Name of Security,
Jerusalem: An Occupation Set in Stone?, and many other compelling
documentaries that too few Americans get the opportunity to see. Noam
Chomsky, Scott Ritter, Chalmers Johnson, Jeff Halper, James Zogby, and
Hanan Ashrawi have all appeared on Alternate Focus. Amy Goodman, James
Goldsborough, and Bob Filner will appear in the coming weeks.

If you are interested in broadcasting your documentary, please email
me at altfocus@yahoo.com, or call us directly at 001 858-551-0191.

Erica Ginsberg
Thu 10 Mar 2005Link
Docs in Progress returns this coming Monday, March 14 in Washington
DC. The program begins at 7:30 pm and will feature:

WASHINGTON DC: A BLUEGRASS CAPITOL, by G.T. Keplinger
A look at the Washington area's thriving bluegrass music scene.
Features interviews with local legends The Seldom Scene, among others.

CODE NAME: BUTTERFLIES by Cecilia Domeyko
A docu-drama about the Mirabal sisters who helped end the Rafael
Trujillo regime in the Dominican Republic.

Docs in Progress is a unique opportunity for mid-Atlantic
documentary filmmakers in that it gives them a chance to showcase
their works in progress to a diverse audience and get feedback to help
them get to the next stage of production. Does it help? See what
some in the DC film community (including many past participants) have
said: http://www.docsinprogress.org/testimonials.htm

Here's the lowdown on Monday:

Date: Monday, March 14, 2005
Time: 7:30-10:30 pm
Address: George Washington University Media and Public Affairs
Building, Jack Morton Auditorium (805 21st Street, NW Washington
DC). Closest Metro is Foggy Bottom. Parking on the street or in
nearby university public garages on I or H Streets.
Suggested Cost: $5 at the door. Cash only. No reservations required.

This program is sponsored by The Documentary Center of the George
Washington University (http://www.gwu.edu/doccenter) and coordinated
by the Docs in Progress organization.

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

Erica Ginsberg
Mon 14 Mar 2005Link
Documentary producers and producer wannabees in the Washington DC
area may want to check out this Saturday's professional development
seminar sponsored by Women in Film and Video (both men and women are
welcome). More details at
<http://www.wifv.org/newsletter1058/newsletter_show.htm?doc_id=263695>

Erica Ginsberg
Sat 19 Mar 2005Link
A documentary I produced entitled CRUCIBLE OF WAR will be screened
this coming Thursday, March 24 at 7:30 pm as one of two films of a
Human Rights Showcase being sponsored by Amnesty International. Both
I and the film's director, Leon Gerskovic, will be present to discuss
the film following the screening.

The film follows Gerskovic back to Croatia, Bosnia, and Serbia where
he meets with ordinary people who are trying to rebuild their lives
after the war has ended and media attention has shifted elsewhere.
It is being screened on the sixth anniversary of the start of the
NATO campaign in response to the humanitarian crisis in Kosovo.

This free screening will take place in the Wechsler Theater (Mary
Graydon Center -- Third Floor) on the main campus of American
University.

More details on the screening:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AIgroup211/.
More details on the film: http://www.crucibleofwar.com/

Anthony Gilmore
Thu 24 Mar 2005Link
Hello All!

It's great to finally be in a community of documentary filmmakers.
I am currently in post on a documentary about the Korean comfort
women of WWII. We have a broadcasting deal here in Seoul and hopes
that the film may travel the circuits. Check us out...I will be posting
several questions here since this is my first documentary. The "trailer"
on the webpage is in fact a rather old "demo reel" we used for funding
at the start. It will be changed out.

www.behindforgotteneyes.com

Please tell me what you think. And if you are great at structure and telling
a story please email me. anthony@namelessfilms.com I would even be
interested in working with a creative consultant on this one. It's too
importantto me.

Bests,
Anthony

Ben Kempas
Thu 24 Mar 2005Link
Anthony, you are in our public D-Word Forum here. To join our private
community of documentary filmmakers, please follow the instructions at
www.d-word.com/community/join/ if you haven't already done so - see
you there!

The D-Word Community is located at {LINK NOT IMPORTED}.

Sanjna Singh
Tue 29 Mar 2005Link
I have a certificate for $2500 worth
of Kodak film stock (any). If there is anyone out there buying film
stock for their project, consider buying part of it from
me!! I will discount the certificate by $500! Selling for $2000! You
can buy a Canon Camcorder
with the money you save!  thanks,
and good luck all with your projects. Contact
sanjnananaki@yahoo.com

Ben Kempas
Fri 1 Apr 2005Link
Please mention your location when posting classifieds. Thanks!

Sanjna Singh
Fri 1 Apr 2005Link
Sorry! It is in NYC but the film can be shipped anywhere.

I have a certificate for $2500 worth
of Kodak film stock (any). Based in New York but film can be
shipped to any location.
If there is anyone out there buying film
stock for their project, consider buying part of it from
me!! I will discount the certificate by $500! Selling for $2000! You
can buy a Canon Camcorder
with the money you save!  thanks,
and good luck all with your projects. Contact
sanjnananaki@yahoo.com

Mary Cuevas
Sat 2 Apr 2005Link
Hola Senores y Senoras,

If you know of any producers or philanthropists interested in
a project on human rights abuses in Colombia through the medium of
film, please send them my website and contact info.:) I have fiscal
sponsors who have 501 (c) non-profit status, therefore all donations
are tax deductible. And remember, April 15th is just around the
corner.:)

I have a new website with a future project link outlining our plans
to expand the short film, The Silent Scream, into a feature length
documentary. This is my new way of trying to find financing other
than the grant funding route.:)

I am attempting to network here folks.:) So please send any info my
way if you have time and feel inclined to help get this story told
through the medium of film. Mil gracias in advance for your time
and interest!!! Website: www.venturafilms.com
Mary

Erica Ginsberg
Mon 4 Apr 2005Link
One comment, Mary. You might want to consider changing the title of
the film. There was a fairly well-known 1980s pro-life film by that
title which was very controversial because it showed an aborted fetus
and was aimed at being shown in American schools. You run the risk
of having the two films confused. Not that controversy can't be good
for publicity, but not for funding. Good luck!

Marj Safinia
Thu 7 Apr 2005Link
SEEDS: Philadelphia International Film Festival Documentary Competition

Saturday April 16th, 5pm, Black Box at The Prince Sunday April 17th, 2.30pm, International House

For tickets and more information, go to http://www.phillyfests.com/pff/templates/film_details.cfm?id=4007

The filmmaker, Marjan Safinia will be in attendance.

Runner up, Audience Award - Palm Springs International Film Festival
Runner up, Audience Award - Cleveland International Film Festival
Opening Night Film - SilverDocs AFI/Discovery Documentary Festival
Official Selection of over 25 top US Film Festivals

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"..a spectacular film...truly impressive" Judy Woodruff, CNN

"SEEDS beautifully captures the difficult and inspiring journey of teenagers toward dialog and understanding with their traditional enemies. Adults can only aspire to such bravery." Michelle Pearl, Vice President, The Daniel Pearl Foundation

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SEEDS, an exceptional documentary, introduces us to ten courageous teenagers trying to accomplish what most adults can never bring themselves to do: sit down in peace to face their enemy. Every summer, kids from war-torn countries gather together for three life-changing weeks at the Seeds of Peace International Camp in Maine. Back home, it*s impossible to believe that a Palestinian can share a bunk, let alone a laugh or a hug, with an Israeli; unimaginable for an Indian to speak freely with a Pakistani; inconceivable for an American to gain insight into an Afghan. But in the woods of Maine, they share their dreams and fears and try to see beyond the prejudices that divide them.

Like a grown-up, harder-edged heir to the Academy Award nominated documentary Promises, SEEDS shows that coexistence, even temporary, is tough work, and often elusive. SEEDS intimately documents this difficult journey, where there are no superficial resolutions. At times, the teenagers seem more enlightened than their leaders, but after a year back at home*where the word peace has very little meaning*can they hold onto what they have learned? SEEDS sends a strong message of hope in a media landscape that is bursting with images of violence and intolerance.

In the words of one of the kids, "in order to make peace with your enemy, you have to go to war with yourself."

An excellent film to see with kids, and for families to see together. Uplifting, poignant and inspiring, this film is the perfect antidote to all the madness in our world.

Find out more about the film at www.seedsthemovie.com


Gwendolyn Dixon
Mon 18 Apr 2005Link
Hello,
I am a freelance Associate Producer/Researcher in NYC - with other
solid production skills as well, and have been working in the
documentary film industry for more than nine years. I hoped someone
in the D-community could offer me some advice about getting the word
out about me and my varied experience in the industry. I have worked
on a number of historical and current news documentary projects -
many that have gone on to win Peabody, Emmy, du-Pont Columbia and
Sundance awards. I am having a hard time currently locating work,
and know it's out there..just need to get some good advice about how
to best go about learning of opportunities and passing my resume
along.

Hope this was the correct place to post this. I need some career
advice!
Thanks very much! Immensely appreciated!

Doug Block
Tue 19 Apr 2005Link
welcome, gwendolyn. i'm about to register your application to the
community (this is the public forum). the "classifieds" topic in
there is the better place to post this, so do it again once you sign
in there. (don't forget to say hi in the "introduce yourself" topic,
too).

Gwendolyn Dixon
Tue 19 Apr 2005Link
thanks, doug. i really appreciate the quick response. i hope you'll
have a nice week.

Sarah Brownrigg
Wed 20 Apr 2005Link
ayudante de dirección/production assistant needed - basque country, europe

Long shot coming up: anyone know of a production assistant / whizz-kid intern living in or around Gernika or Bilbao? (that's in the Basque Country...) We had one lined up but the arrangement has fallen through. Anyone! I'll take your abuela if she lives in Gernika and has a spare hour or two.

In the event of you actually knowing of someone please email me at: hola@uyarrafilms.co.uk and I shall try not to faint with pleasure


Hulda Gudnadottir
Thu 21 Apr 2005Link
Screening at Galapagos Art Space, Williamsburg, NY city.

A screening of the Icelandic feature length documentary
film The discreet charm of the bourgeoisie will be held
at Galapagos Art Space on Saturday the 23rd of April
at 7 PM. You are more than welcome to come.
The entrance is free.

The discreet charm is a documentary about shopping,
drinking and loving. The basic elements of
Reykjavik middle class life.
Production>Spiderspoon
Director>Hulda Ros Gudnadottir
Cinematography>Michal Polacek
Music>Funerals, Thorhallur Skulason, Unnur Andrea etc.

The screening is a collaboration of Galapagos Art Space and
Gallery Boreas, Williamsburg. Address> 70 N 6 street btw wythe
and kent. Subway> Bedford Avenue (L train).
www.galapagosartspace.com

Rhonda Moskowitz
Mon 9 May 2005Link
For Boston Filmmakers:

Administrative/Publicity Assistant for Small Educational Video
Distributor specializing in healthcare, mental health, and disability
issues. This full-time, long-term position offers a unique chance to
be involved in the business side of the documentary and educational
film world, in a collaborative, casual, yet professional office
environment. Candidate will need excellent communication and follow
up skills. Knowledge of MS Office software. Duties will include
customer service, research, database management, office and inventory
management. Previous administrative experience preferred; background
or interest in educational media,marketing, healthcare or related
issues a strong plus. 25K plus benefits including health and paid
vacations. No calls please. Mail, fax, or e-mail cover letter,
resume, and references to Fanlight Productions, ATTN: Human
Resources, 4196 Washington Street, Suite 2, Boston, MA 02131, Fax
(617) 469-3379, jobs@fanlight.com

Allison Berg
Mon 30 May 2005Link
*WITCHES IN EXILE premieres in New York City*
Saturday, June 4th at 5pm
Pioneer Theater - 155 East 3rd Street between Avenue A and B
Tel. 212-591-0434

Advance tickets for Saturday, June 4 at 5pm can be purchased at:
http://pioneertheater.tix.com/Event.asp?Event=29660

PLEASE buy tickets well in advance -- seating is extremely limited!


In person:
Allison Berg - Director/Producer
Frank Keraudren - Co-Producer/Editor
Andy Markham - Music

Kindly forward to your friends in the NYC area - thank you!


***

WITCHES IN EXILE


*Winner of the Special Jury Award at the 2004 SXSW Film Festival*

In Ghana, women accused of witchcraft are torn from their families and
banished to isolated "witch villages." This film follows accused
witches through their daily struggle to survive in the Kukuo Witches
Camp in Northern Ghana. As government agencies attempt to abolish
this age-old tradition, these women find themselves caught between
their society's deeply rooted beliefs and its drive toward
modernization. WITCHES IN EXILE captures a country at a dramatic and
emotional crossroads.

"stunning" - Chicago Reader

"A brilliant documentary... winner of SXSW's Special Jury Award for a
Documentary Feature, the film and its award are a testament to Berg's
skill as a filmmaker..."
- Laura Nathan, The Independent

"eye-opening" - Wendy Mitchell, Indiewire

"shocking and tragic... Witches in Exile is a remarkable example of
what can
happen when ignorance, poverty and superstition are allowed to fester"
- Merle Bertrand, Film Threat

"lucid and fascinating...Berg packs her vivid and compelling film with
solid detail"
- Robert Keser, Bright Lights Film Journal

Shazad Chaudhary
Tue 14 Jun 2005Link
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Erica Ginsberg
Tue 5 Jul 2005Link
For folks in Washington DC and vicinity:

The next Docs in Progress will take place one week from tonight on
Tuesday, July 12. Fellow filmmakers and the general public are
invited to join in the discussion about three short documentaries and
help the filmmakers take their films to the next stage of editing.
Be a part of this interactive session which has become a mainstay of
the DC film community.

We will be showcasing:

14TH AND U: THE SOUL OF A NEIGHBORHOOD by Silvina Fernandez-Duque
A look at how the U Street corridor has developed and changed in the
past century: from the Black Broadway to a riot zone to a
multicultural community facing gentrification.

GIVE 'EM BELLE! by Jon Jensen and Genevieve Croteau
A 20-something politician takes on the political establishment by
running for the city commission in Gainesville, Florida.

THE BAYOU by Bill Scanlan and Dave Lilling
Follow the rise and fall of the famed Georgetown music club which was
a must-stop for on-their-way-up stars of Dixieland and rock music.

WHEN?
Tuesday, July 12 from 7:00-10:00 pm

WHERE?
The George Washington University's Jack Morton Auditorium 805 21st
Street (at H Street), NW Washington DC. Closest Metro is Foggy
Bottom. Parking garages nearby and some free street parking
available after 6:30 pm.

HOW MUCH?
$5 suggested donation

These programs are sponsored by The Documentary Center at the George
Washington University and coordinated by the Docs in Progress
Organization. More information at http://www.docsinprogress.org

We are also now accepting submissions for our September and November
workshops. More information can be found on our website at
http://www.docsinprogress.org/submission.htm

Emily Meyers
Tue 9 Aug 2005Link
WANTED
Recommendations on strong production companies or post houses in Los
Angeles to do editing and DVD authoring on a promotional video for
the United Nations.

It is our intention that this project will be the beginning of an
ongoing relationship with another organization that complements our
skill-set and shares our values.

Who We Are
A full-service production company making television shows, films,
and promotional & educational videos that are entertaining and
enlightening. Find-out more at www.eyesoftheworldproductions.com.

Details on Project
We are producing a promotional DVD for the United Nations, Institute
for Drug Abuse, and UCLA based on an international conference
sponsored by The Institute of Peace held in Istanbul in early
September.

We will be taking about 15-20 hours of footage and editing it down
to two pieces:
-*30-45 min DVD showing summary of presentations, interviews
with experts in attendance, conference highlights, and the city of
Istanbul.
-*5-10 min promo video for UN (World Health Organization),
NIDA, and UCLA

Timeline
Tapes delivered: September 15
Rough cuts for Director to review: October 15
Finalized Master: November 15

Budget
$5000 Max: The budget is modest but we intend to deliver a superior
product.

Recommendations
Email vede@eyesoftheworldproductions.com

If you want to recommend yourself… Terrific. Please supply
Information on your experience with similar projects, references,
and demos of your work. If demos can’t be viewed on the web, please
send them to

Emily Meyers
Eyes of the World
2931 Third St Suite C
Santa Monica CA 90405

Thanks!

Marco Raaphorst
Wed 31 Aug 2005Link
My name is Marco Raaphorst. I work as a composer and sound desginer.
Located in The Hague, The Netherlands. Check out my music at
http://melodiefabriek.nl/music/

I do many international projects. Distances are most of the time not
an issue.

Let's draw some blurry lines between images and music ...

Frederick Marx
Thu 8 Sep 2005Link
Crew wanted: Colorado Springs area. (folks from Denver could work)
7-10 shoot days, starting ~ Sept. 26 through (roughly) Dec. 15.
Need: cameraperson, ideally with own mini-DV camera package.
Also: sound recordist, also with package.
Maybe: PA, especially if has car and knows area well.

Shoot days will be roughly 50% interviews, 50% verite.

project is www.fmarxfilm.com/newAmericanHeroes

please direct inquiries to fdm@fmarxfilm.com

Gracias!

Erica Ginsberg
Thu 22 Sep 2005Link
For those in the Washington DC area...

Tonight's the night (Thursday, September 22) for Docs in Progress.
Celebrate the official beginning of fall with a unique opportunity to
give feedback to documentary filmmakers on their works in progress.
Tonight's featured films are:

THE BEST PART OF EVERYTHING by Jes Therkelsen
A family faces their hopes, dreams, ambitions, and regrets as the
parents prepare for retirement and an empty nest while their 20-
something children get ready for the real world. This personal film
explores the difficulties associated with adapting to the changing
roles and responsibilities of a typical American family.

CAUGHT IN THE NET by the Institute for Documentary Filmmaking
A decade after “dotcom fever” took over Wall Street, we revisit three
Internet entrepreneurs who became unexpected players in big business
in the 1990s How did these kid millionaires deal with their success
and the subsequent burst of the Net Economy bubble?

This event is open to the public and no reservations are required. A
suggested donation of $5 can be paid in cash at the door. Program
starts at 7:00 and lasts until approximately 9:30 pm. Location is
the Jack Morton Auditorium on the campus of the George Washington
University (805 21st Street at H Street, NW Washington DC). The
Foggy Bottom Metro and several parking garages are convenient to the
venue and street parking is sometimes available after 6:30 pm. Note
that street closures related to this weekend's IMF/World Bank
meetings are not scheduled to take effect until Friday.

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

If you are interested in submitting a documentary work in progress
for our November workshop, go to our website
(http://www.docsinprogress.org) and click on "Submit Your Film"

Michael Lieberman
Fri 30 Sep 2005Link
New user/poster here.

I am currently working on a documentary about an Iraq war
veteran, who shot his own video footage in Iraq, and has since
been speaking out against the war, including in the local
Binghamton, NY area, Crawford, TX for Camp Casey, etc.

Are there any grants or film financers interested in the current
political climate? I've been contacting everyone I know in the
"industry" and few people know of what I should do. This is my
first feature and it's (as of now) been financed by myself, which
is a fun feat making well under a living wage, let me tell you!

But I have a good fifty hours shot so far and am finally
confident in what I have thusfar. If anyone's interested in
hearing more at all, let me know.

Steve Holmes
Sat 1 Oct 2005Link
Meet me at the Mentoring Room, Michael. I'll be the one hiding
behind the plant in the corner.

Johnny Symons
Sat 22 Oct 2005Link
Seattle cameraperson wanted for a shoot October 28-30. MiniDV/DVCAM.
We'll be shooting verite and some interviews. Subject matter requires
calm, professional demeanor and comfort with LGBT issues.

If you can help, or know someone who can, please respond to
johnny@johnnysymons.com

Thanks.

Mary Robertson
Tue 8 Nov 2005Link
Hi all,

I've created a video blog and am sending out the call for submissions.

Little While is a repository for short, non-fiction moments. Examples
of what we're looking for include (but are not limited to):clips of:
awkward dancing, smoke rising from the ground, objects inflating,
motivational speakers, public displays of affection, and short order
cooks.

This is also an opportunity to share clips from works-in-progress or
unfinished works. More information on submissions is available on the
site.

- Mary

www.littlewhile.com

Wilson Santos
Fri 11 Nov 2005Link
hello

anyone out there with an HD camera willing to get involved with
the production of a doc. i'm in NYC and am working on the
preproduction stage. i'm looking for someone willing to work with
no budget. someone who is looking for more experience or wants to
build their portfolio.

the first stage would be to shoot enough footage to put together a
trailer. that would require about 3-4 days of interviews. the rest
of the footage will come from archived news footage. so the work
is not that intense at the moment. all under controlled
environments. mostly just some interviews.

if interested send me an email and i can tell you about the
subject. osb.records@verizon.net

the subject is social and deals with child welfare. can get
political.

thanks

Erica Ginsberg
Mon 14 Nov 2005Link
WASHINGTON DC: DOCS IN PROGRESS THIS WEDNESDAY

Docs in Progress returns this Wednesday, November 16 at 7:00 pm to
give Washingtonians an opportunity to preview new documentaries and
offer the filmmakers feedback on their works in progress. This month
we feature Catherine Mattingly's YALE RUSSIAN CHORUS about the famed
choral group and Hugh Drescher's WE CAME TO REMEMBER about a reunion
of one company of World War II veterans.

The program will take place at the Jack Morton Auditorium in the
Media and Public Affairs Building of George Washington University
(805 21st Street at H Street, NW Washington DC). Closest Metro:
Foggy Bottom. GW parking garages on H and I Streets. Suggested
donation at the door: $5. Cash only.

Docs in Progress workshops are organized by the Docs in Progress
organization and sponsored by The Documentary Center at the George
Washington University. More information about the films and
submitting for future workshops at http://www.docsinprogress.org

Erica Ginsberg
Mon 21 Nov 2005Link
Docs in Progress is currently soliciting short (30 minutes or less)
documentary works in progress for our next workshop in Washington DC
in January. These can be documentaries intended to be shorts or
segments of a longer documentary which give a good indication of
where the filmmaker is going with the longer piece. Please no
trailers. (We will also be looking for longer works for our spring
workshops, so if you have one, let us know.)

At Docs in Progress workshops, documentary filmmakers screen their
works in progress to a general audience and get feedback through a
moderated critique session. As those who have participated can
attest, these workshops are one of the best ways to get free feedback
and move forward with a project, especially when you may feel stuck
or simply want a reality check on your work before submitting it to
festivals or pitching it for television.

The submission deadline for January is December 1. The first step is
to submit a brief description of the film online at
<http://www.docsinprogress.org/submission.htm> and we will follow up
with information on how to submit a tape or DVD.

Docs in Progress workshops are coordinated by Docs in Progress and
sponsored by The Documentary Center at the George Washington
University. The workshops are held six times a year
(January/March/May/July/September/November) at the Jack Morton
Auditorium on the campus of the George Washington University.

While we give special attention to filmmakers based in the Washington
DC region, we accept submissions from everywhere as long as
filmmakers are willing to cover their own expenses to Washington to
attend the workshop.

If you have additional questions, contact us at
contact@docsinprogress.org

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