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Ben Kempas
Sun 30 Mar 2008Link

Le, you can subscribe to email updates on single topics, so you don't need to log on here every day.


Andrew Zinnes
Wed 2 Apr 2008Link

"A powerful seminar that was jam packed with great information from the first hour to the closing night. Barely three months later I am now in production directing my first feature length documentary thanks to their guidance and wisdom." Shane Harvey, Producer/Director, Vancouver

As spring brings awakens creativity in all of us, we here at The Documentary Film Makers Course give you not one, but two, chances to get your non-fiction storytelling juices flowing. Filmmaker, consultant and author of The Documentary Film Makers Handbook, Andrew Zinnes gives you tips and advice on how to get your film MADE and how to avoid TRAPS.

Times and dates below. Go to http://www.script-tonic.com or call 310-941-2168 for more information or to register.

Los Angeles
When: April 26-27, 2008, 9AM-6PM
Where: Filmmakers Alliance, 1030 W. Hillcrest Blvd., Inglewood, CA 90301
Price: $299 (organization and student discounts available – call for more info)

San Francisco/Berkeley
When: May 3-4, 2008 10AM-6PM
Where: East Bay Media Center, 1939 Addison St., Berkeley, CA 94704
Price: $299 (organization and student discounts available – call for more info)


Felix Endara
Fri 4 Apr 2008Link

DOCUCLUB CALL-FOR-ENTRIES

DocuClub, a New York-based film series of works-in-progress documentaries, is seeking submissions for 2008.

The format of DocuClub is to screen a rough cut and to have a moderator facilitate a discussion of the film between filmmaker and audience. Past films that have been screened at DocuClub include "Born Into Brothels," "The Boys of Baraka," and "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster."

DocuClub is accepting entries that fit the following criteria:

- They are in the rough cut stage and thus ready to be screened
- They are no longer than 120 minutes and no less than 45 minutes
- They have specific challenges that you wish to workshop

If you would like to be considered, please mail a clearly-labeled DVD screener to the address below. (Please note that your screener will not be returned unless you provide a SASE.)

Membership in DocuClub includes free admission to all our events. To join, please go to: www.artsengine.net/store/#tools_consul

Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you.

Warm regards,

Felix Endara
Filmmaker Services Coordinator
Arts Engine. Inc.
104 W. 14th St. 4th floor
New York, NY 10011
(646) 230-6368 x 221
docuclub@artsengine.net
www.mediarights.org/docuclub


Annie Howell
Fri 4 Apr 2008Link

FREE Screening: Cynthia Wade's FREEHELD, The New School, April 11

The New School presents
The Sixth Annual Dorothy H. Hirshon Film Festival – Vision and Risk: The Films of Cynthia Wade
Date: April 11, 2008
7:00 p.m., with panel discussion and reception to follow
Tishman Auditorium
66 W. 12th Street, New York City
Free and Open to the Public

Screening and Discussion: FREEHELD, winner of the 2008 Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject
FREEHELD chronicles Detective Lieutenant Laurel Hester’s struggle to transfer her pension to her domestic partner, Stacie Andree. With less than six months to live, Laurel refuses to back down when the elected officials of Ocean County, New Jersey, deny her request to leave her pension to her partner, an option granted only to heterosexual married couples. FREEHELD captures the media frenzy and passionate advocacy campaign spurred by Laurel’s plight; it also tells the quieter, personal story of the deep love between Laurel and Stacie as they face the reality of losing each other, creating a powerful, nuanced study of a grassroots fight for justice.


Mike Malloy
Sat 5 Apr 2008Link

YIKES! MIAMI-AREA DP / CAMERA OP NEEDED IN A HURRY!

Just received an opportunity for a talking-head intvw with a movie star that's very pertinent to my doc. It's in Miami Beach, this week, probably during business hours. Only about one hour of actual intvw, but then set-up and breakdown on top of the one hour.

If anyone fits this bill, is a DP with professional credits and his/her own camera (Sony DVCam preferred) and light kit, drop me a line at:

cultmovies [at] hotmail [dot] com

This is for an in-production feature-length doc that already has some interest from cable and has other movie-star intvws in the can.


Bill Kerrigan
Sun 6 Apr 2008Link

Can anyone recommend a production fixer in Peshawar Pakistan.


Ben Kempas
Sun 6 Apr 2008Link

Contact D-Word Members Cameron Hickey and Lauren Feeney. They shot close to the Afghan border in Pakistan. Maybe they can help?


Erica Ginsberg
Mon 7 Apr 2008Link

The Utopia Film Festival, a community festival for which I have been serving as Program Director, is now accepting submissions. Would love to see any D-Worder submissions. No premiere requirements and we do accept films made within the past two years. Here's our blurb...

The Utopia Film Festival showcases short and feature-length works which entertain and enlighten audiences of all ages. Fiction, Documentaries, Animations, Music Videos, and Experimental Films are all welcome. This year's festival will take place from October 24-26, 2008 in Greenbelt, Maryland.

The Utopia Film Festival is an annual cinematic event, now in its fourth year. It reflects the utopian ideals of Greenbelt, Maryland – one of America's first planned communities. Located between the urban centers of Washington DC and Baltimore, Maryland, Greenbelt was designed and built under the Roosevelt Administration's New Deal Federal Works Program in the 1930s. It remains a vibrant community and its historic city center (where many of the festival events take place) has been designated a national historic district.

While we encourage all submissions, these are special strands which we have planned for 2008:

UTOPIAN VISIONS: Films which address themes of community building, promoting diversity, bettering social and economic conditions, or preserving the environment.

KID VIDS: Family-friendly animated or live-action works. Films produced by children and teenagers are especially encouraged.

HALLOWEEN SCREEN: Since our festival coincides with the week of Halloween, we welcome submissions of serious or spoofy horror films appropriate for the season.

Submit now to take advantage of the early bird discount rate on submission fees.

Early-Bird Deadline: April 25, 2008
Regular Deadline: June 13, 2008
Late Deadline: July 1, 2008

More at http://www.utopiafilmfestival.org


Lucia Duncan
Mon 7 Apr 2008Link

Looking for a cinematographer in Minneapolis/St. Paul to film one interview and possibly broll of a rally for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Prior interviews were shot on a Sony HDV camera – would prefer to keep this look. Shooting date will be either April 10th or 11th. Please contact me for more information: luciaduncan@gmail.com.


Lucia Duncan
Mon 7 Apr 2008Link

Looking for a cinematographer in Los Angeles to film an interview for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Prior interviews were shot on a Sony HVR VIU and we want to keep a consistent look. Would like to use natural light as much as possible, but anticipate using lights as well. It should be a half day shoot on April 13th – there is some flexibility. Please contact me for more information: luciaduncan@gmail.com.


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