Angeles Times or an equivalent newspaper.
Public Classifieds and Announcements
Here's your chance to reach a broad public interested in documentaries. Get the (D-)Word out!
Please include a LOCATION. Spam will be deleted.
As this is a PUBLIC forum, it is also a good idea to write email addresses longhand (person[AT]d-word[dot]com)
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
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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.
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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!)
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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
cool thing is that, after the interview with the filmmaker, it
includes info on the budget and how much remains to be raised, so it
is a strong hint for viewers who have been dazzled by the preview to
contribute to help make the finished product happen.
competition is exclusively for North American filmmakers.
U.S. Theatrical Premiere of
NOTES ON MARIE MENKEN
A film by Martina Kudláček (director of "In the Mirror of Maya
Screening Schedule and Special Events:
February 9 - February 18 at 7:00 & 9:00 nightly.
Additional screenings on Saturday and Sunday, February 10 & 11 at 5:00.
Reception will be held with opening night 7pm screening. Filmmaker
WILL BE PRESENT AT THE FOLLOWING SCREENINGS for Q&A: February 9, 7 & 9
PM and February 10, 7 PM
More on the film:
NOTES ON MARIE MENKEN tells the story of this legendary artist
(19091970), a Lithuanian immigrant who became one of New York's
outstanding underground experimental filmmakers of the 1940's through
the 1960's, inspiring artists such as Stan Brakhage, Andy Warhol,
Jonas Mekas, Kenneth Anger and Gerard Malanga. The large (a hefty 6'
2"), loud and tempestuous Menkenreportedly the inspiration for the
character of "Martha" in Edward Albee's play Who's Afraid of Virginia
Woolfalso became a Warhol Superstar, making memorable appearances in
The Life of Juanita Castro and The Chelsea Girls.
Originally an abstract painter and collage artist, Menken produced
nearly two dozen experimental shorts, using a hand-held Bolex to
create rhythmic patterns of light, color, form and texture, visual
poems that extracted beauty from the world around her. NOTES ON MARIE
MENKEN features lengthy excerpts from many of her films as well as
never-before-seen footage by the filmmaker salvaged from basements and
storage vaults, including a camera "duel" for Bolexes on a Brooklyn
rooftop between Menken and Andy Warhol.
Complemented by a jazzy score by New York composer John Zorn, NOTES ON
MARIE MENKEN features interviews with the filmmaker's friends,
relatives and colleagues, including Alfred Leslie, Kenneth Anger,
Gerard Malanga, Peter Kubelka, Mary Woronov and Jonas Mekas. They
discuss Menken's distinctive film technique, her artistic struggle and
personal lifeincluding a night-shift job at Time magazine and her
marriage to filmmaker Willard Maasand provide colorful reminiscences
of both Menken and the New York art scene of the era.
The ACE grant is open to filmmakers around the world.
Let me know if you have any other questions!
"The perfect place to start your career as a producer
of documentaries." Norm H
The authors of The Documentary Film Makers Handbook and the best
selling Guerilla Film Makers Handbook are offering their seminar this
March. Learn how to get your documentary MADE, how to avoid the
pitfalls of the industry and how to save time money and gray hairs
with this intensive two day course.
Topics include: refining your concept, finding financing, legal
issues, production and post, film festivals survival, standard and
alternative distribution and sales and voluntary workshoping your
idea to help pinpoint specific issues and answers.
Genevieve Jolliffe and Andrew Zinnes are working filmmakers who have
worked in both the narrative and documentary world for nearly two
decades! Their docs have been seen on the MTV, PBS, BBC, ITV and
When: March 10 & 11th, 10AM-6PM
Where: The Heart Touch Project, 3400 Airport Avenue, Suite #42, Santa
Monica, CA 90405.
Go to www.script-tonic.com or call 310-941-2168 for more information
and to sign up!
"Andrew and Genevieve shared their passion and
knowledge and inspired me to pursue my film." Chris
for a smart, self-motivated, and well-organized person to help manage
Paradigm Consulting. Must have excellent people skills and a passion
for independent film. Duties include correspondence, scheduling,
travel arrangements, research, organizing, and client relations.
Proficiency on Mac; solid writing and typing skills essential. Prior
filmmaking or web experience a plus; attitude an insurmountable minus.
Opportunity to build valuable contacts, contribute to innovative
projects, learn the independent film business, and experience the
cutting edge of distribution. Part-time, 3 days a week, approximately
20 hours. To learn more about Paradigm Consulting, visit
www.peterbroderick.com. To apply, please send a cover letter and
resume (in the body of the email not as an attachment) to
email@example.com. Please do not call. We will not be able to
respond to all applicants and plan to fill the position by mid-March.
Beginning February 22 at 7:30 PM at the AERO THEATER
Nikolaus Geyrhalter's amazing documentary shows the places where food is produced: surreal landscapes plasticized and optimized for tractors and agricultural machinery, clean rooms in cool industrial buildings designed to ensure logistic efficiency, machines that require uniform materials for smooth processing. What might look like something from the world of science fiction is reality. Our food is produced in spectacular spaces which are seldom seen. Theres little space for humans here.
OUR DAILY BREAD shows the industrial production of food as a reflection of our societys values: plenty of everything, made quickly and simply by a specialized few. Dispensing with commentary and explanatory interviews, the film unfolds on the screen like a disturbing dream: a detailed feast of images, an insistent gaze, accompanied by whirring, clattering, booming, slurping, the machines hydraulic breathingonly the screeching of chickens is louder.
"Superb! The films formal elegance, moral underpinning and
intellectually stimulating point of view also make it essential. Takes
us inside worlds of wonder and of terror."
Manohla Dargis, New York Times
The first vidster video festival will take place in Hawaii on Labor
Vidster This is based on the pixelvision video festival that takes
place every NOVEMBER in Venice CA and tours to Santa Monica, San
Francisco and Echo Park every year.
In keeping with the spirit of PXL THIS,
there are no entry fees for submission although donations are
Vidster is a camcorder sold by Mattel designed for children. In the
years since the introduction of the pixelvision 2000 camera, the
camera has become a highly sought after camera by filmmakers who have
its technological shortcomings, low resolution black and white video
image that doesnt even fill the screen and whose audio track has the
sound resembling a vacuum cleaner. Most pixelvision cameras are sold
websites like eBay. The cameras sell anywhere from 75 dollars to 600
they are no longer being manufactured.
The Vidster camera has the same limitations of low-resolution imaging
time the picture is in color and the sound quality is much improved.
also has a rudimentary zoom feature. The vidster requires only four
batteries to power up compared to the six needed for a pixelvision
the spirit of the pixelvision camera, the Vidster camera has a
difficult to use
battery compartment. You need a Philips screwdriver to remove the
Vidster camera through seemingly in short supply as seen through the
eBay is very much available in stores like Toys R Us and Circuit City.
price has been raised 20 dollars from 59 dollars to 79 dollars but
is much more affordable than the Pixelvision camera is now. Buy two
to use and another as a spare.
The vidster camera has been designed to be very friendly for computer
The video or still pictures are recorded to SD memory cards. You can
video storage capacity of the card by switching to a higher memory
The camera comes with a 32 mb card, enough for six minutes of video.
Although the camera only comes with video editing software for Windows
Mac users do not need to worry. All a Mac user needs to do is to
camera via the USB port; Power on, switch to playback and the camera
a drive called No name. Open the drive and drag the contents of the
100Media to a folder in your computer. You can easily import these AVI
Final Cut Pro or iMovie.
The AVI QuickTime video files are 320 by 240, the perfect size for the
The submission requirements:
Videos should be doubled in size to 640 by 480 pixels.
Video should be outputted in the Quicktime DV codec and burned as a
either a CD or DVD ROM.
Please keep your videos under twenty minutes. The festival reserves
the right to
request an edit to a shorter length or to show an excerpt at the
Please do not send your only copy or Master tape.
All genres are open to Vidster video submissions: Documentary,
personal, rants raves.
I also need help in spreading this call for entries far and wide so
please forward to all media makers.
Mail DVDs or CDs by August 1, 2007 to
1522 Alewa Drive
Honolulu HI 96817
Please use your real name when posting here.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Feb. 17, 2007 - NomadsLand.com an internet video
platform for social issue filmmakers has launched its Alpha website
in its mission to offer alternative distribution for cinema with a
Like YouTube and Google Video, anyone from professional filmmakers
to video enthusiasts can upload their films to www.NomadsLand.com.
The company will host feature films, documentaries, music videos and
satire for free as long as the film seeks to make a social
commentary, stimulate political conversation or encourage some social
NomadsLand is many things to many people, says founder and CEO Davin
Hutchins. Its an entertaining information site, an informative
entertainment site, a window to the world, but above all, a forum for
social ideas and ultimately a grass-roots campaign for change.
Although much of the video can be viewed for free, www.NomadsLand.com
will offer secure downloads and rentals on premium films featured on
the site, sharing 50 percent of its revenues with each director.
Among the initial films being distributed on www.NomadsLand.com are
Dhruv Dhawans From Dust and Davin Hutchins The Art of Flight. From
Dust, a touching documentary which examines the socio-political
aftermath of the Asian tsunami, premiered at the Tribeca Film
Festival, HotDocs, OneWorld Human Rights Film Festival, Dubai
International Film Festival and the Kara Film Festival.
The Art of Flight is a guerrilla documentary tracing the trail of
Sudanese refugees from Darfur to Egypt and their tales of survival.
The film premiered at AFI Fest Hollywood, International Documentary
Festival Amsterdam and the Bangkok International Film Festival. Other
films explore topics such as homelessness in San Francisco, belly
dancing in Egypt and the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Human
Most independent films are grossly under-distributed, says Hutchins.
One of the main goals of NomadsLand is to assist filmmakers who were
short changed after their festival run. Through viral e-mail, search
engines and RSS, they can reach a vastly larger audience. Likewise,
film aficionados can see quality films theyd never see otherwise
without sifting through a cloud of amateur video. We think films can
make a lasting impact of they permanently premiere for people who
care deeply about these issues.
Not everyone is a born storyteller. But everyone has a story. We want
to provide the resources and royalties to develop an ever-growing army
of raconteurs which can help return mass media back to the masses, he
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Hi D-Worders! I'd like to welcome you to the theatrical premiere of BLOCKADE and AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER at Film Forum in NYC from March 14 - 27.
BLOCKADE (2005, 52
min.) by Sergei Loznitsa
During the siege of Leningrad, hundreds of thousands died in one of the longest battles of World War II. This compilation film uses newly discovered silent footage and a meticulously reconstructed soundtrack to place us in the middle of the streets as the citizens attempt normal life while starvation and cold descend upon them.
PHOTOGRAPHER (2004, 26 min.) by Irina Gedrovich
Gerhard M. was an amateur photographer sent to the Eastern Front as a German soldier. He took along a camera to record his combat experiences as he and his unit marched into the Soviet Union. Based on his wartime diary and photo album, Gerhard M. was later tried and executed for war crimes by the Soviet Union.
Tickets for the program go on sale online on March 7. For showtimes, directions and to purchase tickets, visit the Film Forum website.
The Fulbright Scholar Program is offering 12 lecturing, research or
combined lecturing/research awards in film studies during the 2008-
2009 academic year. U.S. Fulbright Scholars in 150 countries and all
regions of the world enjoy an experience of a lifetime, one that
provides a broad cultural perspective on their academic disciplines
and connects them with colleagues at institutions around the globe.
Awards range from two months to an academic year. Faculty and
professionals in film studies may apply not only for awards
specifically in their field, but also for one of the many All
Discipline awards open to any field. Grants are awarded to faculty
of all academic ranks, including adjunct and emeritus. In most
countries lecturing is in English, though awards in Latin America,
Francophone Africa, and the Middle East may require proficiency in
The application deadline for Fulbright traditional lecturing and
research grants worldwide is August 1, 2007. U.S. citizenship is
required. For other eligibility requirements, detailed award
descriptions, and an application, visit <http://www.cies.org>, or
send a request for materials to firstname.lastname@example.org.
REAL TO REEL DOCUMENTARY FILM SERIES @ CINEMA ARTS CENTRE OUR DAILY BREAD
Members $9 Public $12 (w/reception & book signing) Advance reservations recommended
Guest Speaker: Marion Nestle, Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, NYU. Author of What to Eat and Food Politics
Superb! Part of the films brilliance is how it lays out the images and their wells of meaning with such cool deliberation. Manohla Dargis, NY Times
A mesmerizing and illuminating look at our brave new world of technological food production, Our Daily Bread screens at Real to Reel: Cinema Arts Centres ongoing documentary film series on Tuesday, March 20 at 7:30pm. Discussion, book signing and wine and cheese reception follows the film with Marion Nestle, the Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at NYU & Author of Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health ,who will sign this & her latest book, What to Eat . Members $9 Public $12 Advance reservations recommended: 631-423-7611 or CAC box office 423 Park Ave, Huntington
Germany, 2005, 92 min., color Director/writer/cinematographer: Nikolaus Geyrhalter Co writer: Wolfgang Widerhofer
New York Film Festival Grand Prize: Paris Festival of Films on the Environment Best Film: ECOCINEMA
My doc, "Home" will screen on
SATURDAY, MARCH 24 2007 11:30 am
The Irish Film Institute
6 Eustace Street
This is a distributor screening for Irish and UK distribs. All U.S.
distribs have passed and I am assuming all the rest will too....
This is our final effort to find a distributor. I am now focusing on
self-distributing the dvd. We are in need of funding for it. "Home"
was completely self financed and I'm unable to continue financing
it. So if anyone is interested in seeing the film, or has any ideas
on who in Ireland we can approach for funding or invite to this
screening, please let us know. I don't have the funds to make it to
the screening, so I won't be there, but you can reserve a seat with
the co-producer, writer and narrator of "Home", Alan Cooke
call 086 179 1410 or email email@example.com
For more info about the film check out
Many Thanks to all.
Docs in Progress is a bimonthly film series in Washington DC where
documentary filmmakers screen their works in progress for the public.
Screenings are followed up by a feedback session with the audience.
Tuesday night's screening will feature two films:
HIP HOP IS ALIVE by Michael Chu (10 minutes)
Hip Hop is more than just music for Dres tha Beatnik, an independent
Hip Hop artist and beatbox champion from Atlanta.
CONGO: HOPE ON THE BALLOT by George Lerner (57 minutes)
Elections finally come to the Democratic Republic of Congo, a nation
which lost an estimated four million people to a civil war largely
ignored by the world. But what does democracy mean to a society
still working to maintain a fragile peace?
WHEN? Tuesday, March 27, 2007, from 7:00-10:00 pm
WHERE? Jack Morton Auditorium, George Washington University (805 21st
Street, NW Washington DC)
COST? $5 suggested donation (at the door)
MORE INFORMATION? See our website at http://www.docsinprogress.org or
contact us at (240) 505-8696 or firstname.lastname@example.org
These workshops are organized by Docs in Progress and sponsored by
The Documentary Center at the George Washington University. The
general public is welcome to attend.
More information at http://www.docsinprogress.org
might be interesting to you all, since we have a new competition in
MUSIXINE INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FILM CONTEST IN FINLAND SEP 5-9, 2007
Oulu Music Video Festival introduces MusiXine International Music Film
Contest into its film programme, making MusiXine the burning point of
the upcoming festival. MusiXine adds a new dimension to the OMVF scene
that already includes music videos, special screenings and air guitar
battling. The contest will be arranged during the 14th edition of the
festival on 5-9 September, 2007.
MusiXine is a contest for films on music, music making and related
phenomena, and the MusiXine Main Award for the best film in tune
As an annual part of the Oulu Music Video Festival from now on,
MusiXine will showcase the latest trends in music film. The contest
will aim to encourage new film artists, their work and ideas, bring
out the music film as an art form and serve as a forum for screening
films on various music phenomena. In MusiXine, films will be evaluated
for their cinematic merit in the context of music film, and the most
important evaluation criteria for a successful work are the film's
insightful treatment of its topic and its artistic achievements.
More information on how to submit your film at www.musixine.com. Pump
up the beat and participate! You have time 'til 8 June, 2007.
For more information, contact
Festival Producer Hanna Jakku
Tel. +358 8 5700 500
This looks like an amazing opportunity!
NPR.org is looking for a creative video producer and filmmaker with
passion and skills for working in multiple media to join the talented
team that is turning NPR.org into one of the premier news, music and
information sites on the Web. Help develop the stories and strategy that
translate NPRs signature style of in-depth storytelling and journalism
to a new medium. This is a full-time union position in Washington, DC.
I wanted to let everyone know about our NYC Filmmaker Workshops (now
through the end of May). We actually have a great one on digital
downloads and internet outreach coming up next week. Details below.
D-Word members can register at the discounted rate.
Web 2.0: Downloads and Digital Distribution
When: Wednesday, May 2, 6:30 9:00 p.m.
Where: WMMs office: 462 Broadway (between Broome and Grand in SoHo)
Web and online outreach experts Rick Bolton (filmfresh.com), Vanessa
Arteaga (jaman.com), and DEADLINE producer Katy Chevigny (Arts
Engine) will discuss new ways to utilize the internet to share your
film and reach a global online community. Moderated by WMM's Debra
For complete details and registration:
Hope to see you!
LOOKING FOR AN ICON Opens at Film Forum, May 9!
Tickets are available now for the upcoming limited engagement of
LOOKING FOR AN ICON screening with THE DAY YOU'LL LOVE ME (El Dia Que
Me Quieras). Both films examine the significance, from historical to
emotional, behind iconic photographs of the last century. CBC News
said of ICON, "Much more than the story of four photographs... It is
also an exploration of the meaning and importance of photojournalism
itself." The two-week run begins on May 9 at New York City's Film Forum.
Times, tickets and directions plus more on the films: