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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 email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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
firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
www.NomadsLand.com a new Internet platform for social issue
filmmakers launches its Alpha site, prepares for growth
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Feb. 17, 2007 - NomadsLand.com an internet video
platform for social issue filmmakers has launched its Alpha website
in its mission to offer alternative distribution for cinema with a
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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