Angeles Times or an equivalent newspaper.
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Angeles Times or an equivalent newspaper.
Sunday April 9th 2006
Over half a million mothers have sent their sons to war since the
tragedy of September 11th, 2001. Some of them have supported their
childs patriotic service and sacrifice with pride, while others have
condemned the war and its cause, angry at those responsible for
sending their loved ones across the world to fight. But all of these
mothersregardless of their political sentiment or affiliationshare a
common connection: the unmistakable longing for their childs safety
and the powerlessness they feel for an inability to protect and
shelter them any longer.
My Child: Mothers of War is a groundbreaking documentary that focuses
entirely on the mothers of our American Soldiers serving in Iraq.
No film has previously delved so deeply into the psyche of the mothers
whose children are serving their country. And through their
testimoniesdiscussing the disconcerting days and sleepless nights,
the ecstatic joy of a phone call or the exultation of a simple
e-mailthe stakes of sending our sons and daughters off to war are
redefined, as are their sacrifices. Mothers of varying backgrounds and
beliefs will have their experiences shared to expose the common thread
of motherhood and sacrifice that serves the backbone of this film.
MOTHERS OF WAR
A groundbreaking documentary about American mothers sending their sons
A SPECIAL FUNDRAISING EVENT
Sunday April 9th 2006
LAEMMLES FAIRFAX 3
7907 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, 90048
(on the corner of Fairfax Blvd and Beverly)
Tickets will be sold at the door.
Ticket price: $20.00
Critics are saying:
Angeliki Giannakopouloss My Child: Mothers of War is an ingenious
piece of cinema because of its incredibly simple agenda: to tell
stories of war that we rarely hear, but that are the most common of all.
Terri Nocco, Co-Editor, Euphorix Magazine
Director Angeliki Giannakopoulos took painstaking care not to
politicize the movie. In an era when many documentaries are thinly
disguised polemics, Giannakopoulos tried to balance, frame for frame,
the mothers' political comments.
Joe Garofoli, San Francisco Chronicle
Cut to baby pictures of these soldiers. Cut to White House briefings
about the escalating conflict in Iraq. Cut straight to your heart if
you have a child of your own.
Karen Hershenson, Contra Costa Times.
Ms. Giannakopoulos said: "America's heart is bleeding, and America's
heart is the moms of this country -- and they're going through a hard
time right now."
Rick DelVecchio, The Mercury News
TO BE RELEASED IN THEATERS AND ON DVD MOTHERS DAY WEEKEND 2006
Log in to: WWW.MYCHILDTHEMOVIE.COM
Or call Human Revolution Entertainment at 818-728-0720
PUBLIC DOMAIN, CREATIVE COMMONS, AND FAIR USE
Women in Film and Video-Washington DC and the Center for Social Media
at American University's School of Communication are co-sponsoring a
panel discussion next Wednesday, May 3.
Thinking about using archival or news footage in your documentary?
Wondering if a song playing in the background of your scene or a logo
on a character's T-shirt is included under Fair Use? Whether you are
a producer, director, researcher, or composer, this program will help
answer these questions:
How do I determine if something is copyrighted?
When can I claim Fair Use?
How do I find public domain materials?
How do I negotiate the best rate on archival footage?
When does it make sense to hire a professional researcher?
What do I need to think about when it comes to music?
How do I protect my own rights to my creative products?
Patricia Aufderheide, Director of the Center for Social Media at
American University (which recently authored The Documentary
Filmmakers' Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use.)
Lauren Cardillo, an Emmy-Winning Producer who has worked on numerous
projects which have required non-original material for CNN,
Discovery, National Geographic, A&E, and the History Channel.
Bonnie Rowan, a professional researcher who specializes in finding
royalty-free footage at the National Archives.
Laura Possessky, a media and entertainment attorney with Gura and
Possessky, and a former member of WiFv's Board of Directors.
Dolly Turner, a music executive with Treasure Chest, Inc. who has led
seminars for musicians through the Writer's Block Party.
Wednesday, May 3
6:30 pm Networking
7:00-8:30 pm Program
Wechsler Theater, Mary Graydon Center - 3rd Floor
4400 Massachusetts Avenue (at Nebraska Avenue), NW
Washington, DC 20016
COST? Free to WIFV members and AU students with ID. $15 for all
ADVANCE RSVP IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED SINCE SPACE IS LIMITED.
RSVP through the member-only section of WIFV's website
(http://www.wifv.org) or by sending an e-mail to email@example.com.
More information at http://www.wifv.org
type familiar with FCPRO HD to do an in system finish on a documentary
about an Iraq War Vet named Tomas Young. Any suggestions? Please
respond here or telephone, 212-505-1165.
Docs in Progress is a bimonthly film series where documentary
filmmakers screen their works in progress for the public. Screenings
are followed up by a feedback session with the audience. Next
Wednesday night's screening will feature two films:
THE PREACHER AND THE POET by Dean Hamer
Reverend Willie Wilson created sparks when he delivered a graphic
sermon in his Washington DC church about the dangers of homosexuality
among African American teenagers. His sermon contrasts with the words
of poet Kenneth Morrison who delivers a lament and commentary on the
challenges of being young, black, and gay.
THE LAST COLONY by Rebecca Kingsley
The fight for democracy hits home in the capital of the United
States . A historic and personal look at Washington DC and how its
quest for self-determination intersects with issues of race, power,
and the constitutional balancing act between the federal and local
WHEN? Wednesday, May 24, 2006, from 7:00-10:00 pm
WHERE? Jack Morton Auditorium, George Washington University (805 21st
Street, NW Washington DC). On corner of 21st and H Streets. Closest
Metro: Foggy Bottom. Street and garage parking nearby.
COST? $5 suggested donation to defray screening expenses.
MORE INFORMATION? See our website at
<http://www.docsinprogress.org> or e-mail us at
This program is coordinated by Docs in Progress and sponsored by The
Documentary Center of the George Washington University.
Docs in Progress
Tuesday, July 11, 2006 at 7:00 pm
Docs in Progress is back, ready to offer you the latest in
provocative documentaries by local filmmakers. Best of all, you get
to see them at the near-finished stage and help the filmmakers figure
out how to make good films great. Come join us on Tuesday, July 11
to watch two new docs and to participate in the feedback sessions
with the filmmakers.
WHEN? Tuesday, July 11, 2006 7:00-10:00 pm
WHERE? Jack Morton Auditorium at the George Washington University
805 21st Street (at H Street), NW Washington DC
Closest Metro: Foggy Bottom. Free neighborhood street parking after
6:30 pm. Garage parking across the street.
$5 at the door
Advance tickets and subscription also available. See our website for
TUMAINI LETU(Our Hope) by Natalie Halpern (20 minutes)
In the villages of western Kenya, AIDS has robbed hundreds of
thousands of children of their parents. Three women face the
challenges of how to care for these orphans and help the next
generation have a chance at a better future.
BLACK DIAMONDS by Catherine Pancake (90 minutes)
How has a nation's appetite for cheap energy forced one of its most
enduring regions into a fight for survival? A look at how the debate
over underground and surface coal extraction impacts not only the
environment, but the Appalachian people whose lives have been
surrounded by mountains and coal.
Programs are organized by Docs in Progress and sponsored by The
Documentary Center at the George Washington University. Visit the
Docs in Progress website at <http://www.docsinprogress.org> for more
Film Independent is now accepting submissions for its annual Producers
Lab that will take place in Los Angeles during October and November
2006. The deadline for submissions is August 28, 2006 (postmarked).
Sponsored by Technicolor, Film Independent's Producers Lab is an
intensive seven-week program designed to help filmmakers working in
both fiction and documentary develop skills as creative independent
producers. Lab fellows develop a strategy and formal action plan for
bringing their projects to fruition -including a budget, schedule, and
business plan. Fellows have one-on-one meetings with established
producers, directors, and other industry professionals who act as
advisors to them on their specific projects.
A maximum of ten producers are accepted into the program each year.
Some projects that have gone through the Labs are the following: So
Yong Kim's Sundance-winning film, In Between Days; Jessica Sanders'
After Innocence, short listed for the Academy Awards' documentary
category; Andrea Millers' Dark Matter, currently in production with
Val Kilmer and Meryl Streep; Scott Prendergast's Kabluey, currently in
production with Lisa Kudrow; Dana Jackson's Park starring Billy
Baldwin; Mora Stephens and Joel Stephens' Conventioneers, winner of an
Independent Spirit Award; Ted Kroeber's American Gun recently released
by IFC Films.
Past instructors include Effie Brown (In the Cut), Eric D'arbeloff
(Lovely and Amazing), Alison Dickey (Piggie), Matthew Greenfield (The
Good Girl), Jasmine Kosovic (D.E.B.S.), and Shelby Stone (Lackawanna
Blues). Past guest speakers include Craig Emanuel, Debra Grieco,
Midge Sanford, Peggy Rajski, Laurie Parker, Ron Yerxa, among others.
For an application or more information, go to
For more information, please contact Soo Hugh, 310.432.1275, or email
Department of Art & Art History, Stanford University
The Program in Film and Media Studies in the Department of Art &
Art History at Stanford University is seeking candidates for a
tenure-track Assistant Professor position with an emphasis in the
field of Documentary Film and Video Production. The appointment is
expected to begin September 1, 2007.
The successful candidate will teach at the graduate level in the
M.F.A. Program in Documentary Film and Video and at the
undergraduate level in the Film and Media Studies program.
Candidates will be expected to teach a range of core courses in
both documentary production and studies. The production sequence
includes research, conceptualization, producing, directing,
cinematography, sound, and editing of non-fiction media. The
successful applicant will be encouraged to develop studies courses
that explore the history and theory of documentary. The Program
welcomes applicants who are filmmakers with significant experience
teaching beginning and advanced production students.
Applicants must have a completed MFA or Ph.D. Please send a
letter of application with a statement that details the direction
of your creative work, a description of your approach to teaching,
a CV, a DVD or VHS of recent productions, and a list of three
referees to Chair, Search Committee in Documentary Film and Video
Production, Department of Art & Art History, 435 Lasuen Mall,
Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-2018.
Deadline: November 14, 2006.
Stanford University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action
Everything You Need To Know About Making and Selling Your Film
- An unparalled networking opportunity
- Largest filmmaker networking event in NYC
2000 filmmakers, agents, managers, funders, fest programmers,
distributors and other key industry execs from the US and abroad.
4 days of seminars on the art, craft, & business of making films.
Bring some business
cards, you never know who you'll meet!
PANELS & WORKSHOPS (discounts for you)
- Established filmmaker?
- Just trying to break in?
- 45 panels and workshops
Winning advice and strategies from industry execs with proven track
A&E, Apple, ARTE, BBC, Fine Line, Focus, Gersh Agency, HBO, IFC,
Magnolia, Miramax, PBS, Samuel Goldwyn, Sony Pictures Classics,
Sundance Film Festival, This is That, William Morris, and more from
the U.S. and
Panels: Sell your Film Internationally, Gaming And Indie Film, New
Reality TV, best practices on film funding, inspiring case studies,
Schedule/ Panelists: http://market.ifp.org/newyork/market/conference/
EXPO & FILMMAKER LOUNGE (free)
Complimentary drinks and special events nightly at the Liquid
Lounge, the industry
networking hub for registered attendees including producers, agents,
funders, buyers, distributors and other key industry execs from the
US and abroad
Panel Pass = $35
Day Pass = $75-$100 (depends on day)
Week Pass = $225 (45 panels; only $5 each!)
25% DISCOUNTS FOR..
Members of: IFP, AIVF, ACV, D-Word, DGA, FAF, IDA, DocuClub, FV/A,
NALIP, NYWIFT, WGAE
Subscribers to: BlackFilm.com, Gen Art, FILMMAKER, Film Festivals
Threat, MediaRights.org, Moviemaker, Screenwriter, Scr(i)pt,
Students of: NYU, Columbia, SVA, NY Film Academy
To buy your ticket: http://market.ifp.org/newyork/market/conference/
THREE WAYS TO REGISTER - (hurry, sells out fast)
Phone: 212-465-8200 x218
Live: IFP, 104 West 29 St, 12 Floor, New York
composer to work mid September early October. Suggestions? Call
www.salinasmusic.com. firstname.lastname@example.org. listen to his music
from "laugh clown laugh" and you'll know why. was v. fortunate to
have him compose the soundtrack for 51 Birch Street.
Conducted by the authors of The Documentary Film Makers Handbook and
The Guerilla Film Makers Handbook: Genevieve Jolliffe and Andrew
Zinnes. Genevieve and Andrew are working filmmakers who have toiled in
both the narrative and documentary world for nearly two decades!
Learn how to get your documentary MADE through practical advice, how
to avoid the pitfalls of the industry and how to save time money and
gray hairs with this intensive two day course.
Concept - how to organize your thoughts and make them exciting to
funders. Finance - where and how to get those elusive $$$!
Production & Post - what to think about in the field and edit room.
Lots of info on HD!
Film Festivals - which ones are best and how to make the most out of
Standard and Alternative Marketing & Distribution
Living the filmmaker lifestyle - how to survive!
When: November 11 & 12th, 10AM-6PM.
Where: The Heart Touch Project, 3400 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, CA
90405. Go to www.hearttouch.org for directions.
For more information and to purchase the course go to www.script-
tonic.com or call 310-941-2168.
Free parking is available at on both sides of the building.
Please email resumes to email@example.com
Primary Purpose of Position
Provide support to Director and staff of the Sundance
Documentary Film Program for all DFP activities.
Maintain databases, conduct research, assist in tracking
Coordinate the Sundance Documentary Fund, a grant-giving
program to support documentaries worldwide dealing with contemporary
human rights, freedom of expression, social justice and civil liberty
Coordinate House of Docs Program in Filmmaker Lodge at the
Sundance Film Festival.
Coordinate DFP Labs at Sundance Resort, assist as needed for
Independent Producers Conference.
Coordinate new initiatives for DFP.
For additional information please visit the Sundance Institute
Website at www.sundance.org
Associate Director, Documentary Program, Sundance Institute
Please email resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Primary Purpose of Position
Working closely with the Director and DFP staff, the Associate
Director of the Documentary Film Program oversees the implementation
and execution of all DFP activities, including Doc Fund and Doc Lab
planning and follow-up, Festival support, partnership programming,
travel internationally representing the SIDFP, web site content
development, DFP writing and publications and developing new DFP
initiatives. This position reports to the DFP Director, and oversees
the DFP Manager and Coordinator.
For additional information about this position, please visit the
Sundance Institute Website at www.sundance.org
Seattle, WA, USA
Seeking works in all genres (documentaries, narratives, shorts, ad
campaigns, PSAs, new media, etc.). Entries related to climate change
and/or environmental justice are especially encouraged, though
exceptional films addressing other environmental themes or social
themes with an environmental component will also be considered.
English or English subtitles only. While there is no minimum or
maximum length for submissions, screening time is limited and shorter
pieces may have a better chance of being accepted.
Deadlines and entry fees are as follows:
By November 15: $25 (reg) $20 (student)
By December 15: $40 (reg) $30 (student)
By January 15 deadline: $50 (reg) $35 (student)
* Completed entry form
* NTSC VHS tape or DVD with name and contact information written
* on tape or disc; associated publicity materials optional Check
payable to "Hazel Wolf Environmental Film Network"
* If you want your entry returned, also include a self-addressed
Mail entries to:
Hazel Wolf Environmental
PO Box 22695
Seattle, WA 98122
For more info: http://hazelfilm.org/submit2007.html
Women Make Movies, the leading distributor of films by and about
women, has an extra bedroom available in Park City from Friday,
January 19th Thursday, January 25th. The available bedroom which
can accommodate one or two people is $1,500 (covers six nights -
1/19 1/25). The condo is located the base of Park City mountain, a
five-minute ride on the festival shuttle which stops in front of the
condo and runs continuously throughout the festival. We can provide
a map and more details upon request.
According to the website:
This fully furnished two bedroom condominium has a full kitchen with
a microwave, single person jetted tub, balcony, color TV with cable
and VCR, phone service with computer port and voice mail and
fireplace. A mid-week housekeeping service is included when staying 5
or more nights.
An on site workout room includes 2 treadmills, 1 Elliptical machine,
1 Recumbent machine, universal gym and free weights.
Please contact Debra Zimmerman, Executive Director, Women Make
Movies, email@example.com if interested.
What: Wildlife Asia - an international wildlife and environmental
When: 13 - 16 March 2007
Deadline for film entry: 10 February 2007
Early bird rate: Us$500 until 31 Jan 2007 (US$600 thereafter)
The new wildlife film festival, Wildlife Asia, will take place in
Singapore from March 13 to 16, with support from the Singapore
Tourism Board, Animal Planet Asia and the WWF.
The event will feature participation from Animal Planet, the BBC,
Conservation International, Discovery, National Geographic Channel,
NHNZ, NHK, UNDP, UNEP, WCS and WWF. The conference and festival
schedule will explore issues related to wildlife filmmaking in the
The opening address will be given by Wong How Man, dubbed by Time
magazine as the most accomplished living explorer of China. Other
key events include: Wild Night at the Zoo, celebrating the career
of Indias Attenborough, Valmik Thapar; and Green is the Colour of
Money, where experts will discuss the economic implications of
failing to take care of the environment. The festival ends with the
Lion Awards, celebrating the best in wildlife, conservation and
environmental films and new media, with awards for films, websites,
photography and journalism. There will also be seminars, workshops
and networking and pitching sessions.
For more information see www.wildlifeasia.org.
I'm sure your soundtrack is way cooked by now, but thought I would go
ahead and recommend composer David Harris, who did the soundtrack for a
doc called SEOUL TRAIN. I haven't worked with him, but the soundtrack
he did for that film was extraordinary and unforgettable!! You can
contact him via the filmmakers firstname.lastname@example.org.
asylum seeker in Britain. I wanted to know if anyone has footage of
Iran such as images of crisis, prisoners, for more information about
the footage please do write to me. The footage will give some visual
context for the reasons he had to leave Iran in 1995. I'm very sorry
to say there is no funding available for the project. Thanks Corine
WHEN? Tuesday, January 30, 2007, from 7:00-10:00 pm
WHERE? Jack Morton Auditorium, George Washington University 805 21st
Street (at H Street), NW Washington DC. Closest Metro: Foggy
Bottom. Convenient garage parking across the street. Free street
parking sometimes available after 6:30 pm.
COST? $5 suggested donation (at the door).
REDEMPTION STONE: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF TOM LEWIS by Tom Dziedzic
From growing up dirt-poor in a small Southern town to working the
streets of Washington DC, Tom Lewis had left no stone unturned
looking for redemption. He eventually finds it "fishing in the rivers
of the mind."
STILL CALLING by Steven Holloway
In an accelerated mass media age, is it still possible to stop and
reflect deeply about the world? Artists in a variety of disciplines
share how they have found meaning in their creations. This visual
meditation considers the questions, "What is beauty? What is faith?
What is art?"
Visit our website <http://www.docsinprogress.org> for more
information on these films.
These public workshops are organized by Docs in Progress and
sponsored by The Documentary Center at the George Washington
Apply for the ACE $10,000 grant - no strings attached!
SILVERDOCS and ACE are requesting documentary grant proposals for
theatrical, television, or new media distribution (20 to 90 minutes).
The project must cover one of the animal issues from the ACE tip sheet
list which can be found on the ACE website www.ace-tvfilm.com. The
project may be in any stage of development or in need of finishing
Deadline is March 9 - apply via Withoutabox.com
More info: http://www.silverdocs.com/2007/ace.aspx
by Rebecca Carroll (former Independent editor) called Docstock.
The show is on Plum TV, which serves highbrow communities such as
Telluride, Vail, The Hamptons and Nantucket.
It focuses on docs-in-progress, so if you're looking to promote your doc
project to those who may have the cash to help you finish it!!
Check it out: www.plumtv.com/shows/dockstock