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Docs in Progress returns to Washington DC on Friday, November 16. We will be screening two work-in-progress documentaries from Baltimore and Chicago. The filmmakers are eager to get feedback from a DC audience.
WHEN? Friday, November 16 from 7:00-10:00 pm
WHERE? Jack Morton Auditorium on the campus of George Washington University. Street address is 805 21st Street, NW Washington DC (at the corner of 21st and H Streets).
HOW MUCH? $5 suggested donation (cash at the door or in advance via Pay Pal)
THE WALK-ONS by Tim Durham and Aimee Nowland (30 minutes)
College football may be best known for the frenzied competition for top recruits. But what of the local students who want to play for the team? With no full rides offered, these kids work part-time jobs to pay for their tuition. Trampled daily and sold on the hope that after a season or two, they might catch the coach's eye, these walk-ons are not ready to let go of their dreams to go further than the practice field.
MARE IGNOTUM (SEA OF MYSTERY) by Loretta Oleck Berger and Linton Suttner (70 minutes)
It's hard to miss Max Shapiro. Whether on his Harley or showing off his tattoos and pet snake, Max has traveled many lonely roads in his 70 years. But it is the less traveled inner road which most interests his niece as she takes us on a journey to discover more about him and herself in the process.
This program is organized by Adele Schmidt and Erica Ginsberg from Docs in Progress and is co-sponsored by The Documentary Center at the George Washington University.
For those not already familiar with Docs in Progress, you can find out more at www.docsinprogress.org
SILVERDOCS CALL FOR ENTRIES!
SILVERDOCS 2008 is open for submissions, seeking films that celebrate
the creative vision of independent filmmakers and the power of
documentary to expand our world-view and enhance our understanding of
the events around us.
Now entering its sixth year, SILVERDOCS has been hailed as the ’pre-
eminent US documentary festival” (Screen International) and as “non-
fiction nirvana” (Variety). The Festival features 100 films,
representing over 45 countries, and awards over $50,000 in cash and
Documentaries should have been completed on or after March 2007, and
not screened on television or theatrically in the US prior to the
SILVERDOCS is also accepting documentary grant proposals for the
$10,000 ACE (Animal Content in Entertainment) Grant for theatrical,
television, or new media projects featuring animal-related content.
DVD or VHS (NTSC or PAL)
Early: January 11
Regular: February 15
Late: March 7
Past SILVERDOCS award winners include JESUS CAMP, BORN INTO BROTHELS,
DARWIN’S NIGHTMARE, MY ARCHITECT and STREET FIGHT, all of which were
nominated for Academy Awards. SILVERDOCS presented the world premiere
of THE BLOOD OF YINGZHOU DISTRICT, which won the 2007 Academy Award
for best documentary short.
Attend SILVERDOCS’ International Documentary Conference for four days
of cutting edge content in an intimate environment. The Conference
runs concurrently with the Festival and is fast becoming the must-
attend event for media professionals working at the cutting edge of
content, commerce and community.
Eyes of the World Media Group is hiring an Associate Producer for an educational video series on methamphetamine funded by The State of California and Tom and Stacy Siebel Foundation. Candidate must have significant production experience, strong handle on technology, excellent communication skills, and capability to handle demanding workload. Eyes of the World specializes in producing socially conscious media. More info on the company and the project at www.eyesoftheworldmediagroup.com. Offices near Sony Studios in Culver City. Compensation range is $600-800/wk depending on experience. To apply, send resume to email@example.com.
$600-$800 a week for an experienced AP?! That's Internship bordering on junior researcher pay in my world. Project sounds interesting, but the money offered is taking the P...
Hazel Wolf Environmental Film Festival Call for Films!
We're looking for the best in environmental documentaries, narratives, shorts, ad campaigns, PSAs, and new media. We welcome entries related to climate change, consumption, solutions, environmental justice, energy, transportation, sustainable living, food production, wildlife, oceans, rivers, forests, restoration, and other environmental topics. Films addressing social themes with an environmental component will also be considered.
This is our 10-year anniversary; entries that explore how environmental media and messaging have developed over that time (or generally) are also encouraged.
English or English subtitles only. While the maximum length for submissions is 90 minutes with rare exceptions, screening time is limited and shorter pieces may have a better chance of being accepted.
Selected films have the chance to become part of the "Best of Fest," approximately 10 films so honored after the festival based in large part on audience ratings.
Deadlines and entry fees are as follows:
By December 15: $25 (reg) $20 (student)
By January 15: $40 (reg) $30 (student)
By February 15 deadline: $50 (reg) $35 (student)
See our site for more information!
Seeking finishing funds for MONTAUK UNVEILED, our doc about The Montauk Project. First of its kind, the subject has never been tackled before. Alleged mind control, time travel experiments and abductions carried out at the old Camp Hero at Montauk Point, New York between 1970 and 1983. Principal photography is done and we are beginning post now. A tease trailer is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Igt9BEHE12g
++ CAMBOTUBE.COM ~ Upload your Cambodia / Cambodia (and SE Asian region) Related Clips ++
Just launched, Cambotube.com is a Youtube-style video sharing community dedicated to videos about Cambodia and the Region.
The Cambodia Daily has already heralded Cambotube as "an important tool for democracy" [see the article at www.cambotube.com/documents/c_daily_cambotube.pdf]
We continue to seek clips related to:
- Indigenous Perspectives
- The ongoing KR Trials
- Contemporary Issues in Cambodia (and the region)
- Movie Clips and Trailers
Check out http://www.cambotube.com for more info, it's FREE to register and upload!
Cambotube is currently a grass roots, voluntary initiative; if you would like to be involved in helping to support and grow Cambotube, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Hello doc community. I am new to D-word. This is my first posting.
Seeking an intern (20 hours/week) to help with distribution of my new film THE AXE IN THE ATTIC. Right person with enough experience, minimal pay. Dreaming for someone who wants to develop into a Producer to help with future projects.
AXE premiered at the New York Film Festival and is featured as the opening night screening for Boston's Human Rights Watch Film Festival at the MFA, January 16.
I recently relocated from Boston (hi Boston) to New York (hi NY). Temporary home office in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
Thank you all, and thank Doug Block for your support!
INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY WORK-IN-PROGRESS COMPETITION
Docs in Progress is partnering with NomadsLand to curate a special virtual work-in-progress competition for short and feature documentaries from around the world which are seeking to gain valuable feedback at the rough cut stage of the editing process. Please see Hidden Section below for more details.
Welcome, Lucia. I'm not clear, are you thanking me for my support or imploring everyone else to thank me for their support? (Though people can certainly feel free to thank me for no reason whatsoever.)
Anyway, good to have you posting here at last. Now get your butt over to the Introduce Yourself topic and tell us all about yourself.
Eyes of the World Media Group is hiring a Production Assistant. Candidate must have production experience and solid computer skills in addition to excellent communication and problem solving abilities. Assistant Editor experience or knowledge of Final Cut is preferred. Eyes of the World specializes in producing socially conscious film and media. More info on the company and our current production at www.eyesoftheworldmediagroup.com. Offices near Sony Studios in Culver city. $ 12 per hour. To apply, send resume to email@example.com.
This is my first posting. I can not believe it took me so long to join! I work at Big Mouth Films, the production arm of Arts Engine, Inc. (Check us out at www.artsengine.net.) We are hiring. Here are the stats:
Coordinator, Docuclub and Fiscal Sponsorship Programs
This full-time position is an excellent opportunity to join a team of experienced film and web professionals and help Arts Engine, Inc. better serve the independent film community. Candidate should be a resourceful self-starter and able to take initiative in a fast-paced media arts organization. They must be able to work calmly in a demanding, and visible position. The ideal candidate will be able to anticipate needs and keep staff informed of problems or issues affecting specific projects and the organization as a whole.
Responsible for the day-to-day execution and success of all events and communication related to launching Docuclub at Arts Engine. Also responsible for tasks associated with serving as liaison to filmmakers with respect to Arts Engine’s Fiscal Sponsorship Program.
Coordinator will work closely with other staff in the Production Department as well as with the Director of Operations to ensure consistent and timely coordination of all Docuclub activities and filmmaker relations.
• Oversee all aspects of membership relations for Docuclub.
• Coordinate all Docuclub events, including In-The-Works screenings.
• Generate ideas for marketing and promoting Docuclub and Arts Engine’s Fiscal Sponsorship Program.
• Serve as liaison to all fiscal sponsorees.
• Coordinate production information sessions.
• Work with Docuclub partners to develop program.
• Coordinate other necessary services for filmmakers affiliated with Arts Engine’s programs.
• Bachelor’s Degree
• Experience coordinating events
• Familiarity with the field of independent documentary film.
• Must work well with a team
• Superior communication skills
• Detail-oriented, with excellent organizational and planning skills
• Proficient with Mac computers, Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.
Email applications to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please no phone calls or faxes.
Angela, would be great if you could do a more in-depth intro to the glory of you at the Introduce Yourself topic.
Angela is a fine producer and great pal, just in case anyone was wondering. Big Mouth/Arts Engine is a fantastic organization. Glad to see you here, Angela!
And thanks, Doug, Just... in general.
WIN $500.00 WITH YOUR DIRECTING TALENT
Are you out of ideas? Need a little cash and a project for your portfolio? Indy artist Michael Paul is looking for an up-and-coming director to create a music video for his new single, “Struggle (Symphonic).” Work from an existing storyboard/concept or create your own. Artist is available for participation.
There will be three winners – 1st place wins $500.00, 2nd $200.00 and 3rd $100.00 cash. Submissions must be received by June 1, 2008. You can get more information, download a copy of the existing storyboard and check out Michael Paul’s new single, “Struggle (Symphonic),” by going to http://MichaelPaulMusic.com
Please come out and support Miss GULAG at our IFC one-time only screening presented by Stranger Than Fiction. Here's all the info – we're super psyched and excited – I'm even coming from Azerbaijan – so please tell your friends, forward in an email, text message, fax, telegram, carrier pigeon etc.
Q&A with director Maria Yatskova,
producers Raphaela Neihausen & Irina Vodar
Stranger Than Fiction
Thursday Night Special
THURSDAY, DEC 13: STF has one more 2007 treat. Director Maria Yatskova, visiting from Baku, Azerbaijan, will join her NY-based producers Raphaela Neihausen and Irina Vodar to present MISS GULAG. This will be its first New York sneak preview following its celebrated festival run at Berlinale, Silverdocs, Seattle, Sheffield and others.
ORDER MISS GULAG TICKETS NOW!
WINTER SPECIAL SCREENING
THURSDAY, DEC 13, 8 PM
Individual tickets on sale now.
"A smashing debut by a young documentarian who discovers a unique way to investigate contemporary Russian society." (Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter). Miss Gulag chronicles the lives of three inmates at a Siberian women's prison during the time of its annual beauty pageant. Although they endure incredible adversity in and out of prison, they manage to uphold their humanity and humor through the comforts of music, love, and outrageous fashion.
Hi Everyone! Happy Holidays! Just want to make all aware and offer my services as a researcher if requiring an archival researcher for any 2008 projects. My resume is located on-line at:
http://www.archivalfilmresearch.com. I have 22 years of experience. All the best, Rosemary Ann Rotondi
A few people from time to time say that they are seeking a transcriber in NYC. I know a good person, Donna Cheng, email@example.com.
Hi to everyone. A friend recommended I check this site out and post my services here as a composer.
I'll try to keep my CV brief! I'm writing music for a feature-length drama at the moment, and will be scoring two documentaries over the next few months. Past credits include another feature film, video-pods for Current TV and work for various media companies.
In the end it's the music that counts, so I'll post a link and let it speak for itself: www.soundclick.com/benbeiny
Let me know if you like the sound of it, and whether you think I would suit a project you're working on. Rates are reasonable and negotiable, and I can also supply a full CV with references on request.
I hope some of you will apply to the Working Films Residency at MASS MoCA. This is a great opportunity for filmmakers who want to develop an outreach strategy for your film. See the full info below.
The Content + Intent Documentary Institute
Working Films Residency at MASS MoCA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Wilmington, NC. December 18, 2007) – It’s that time of year again! Working Films is accepting applications for its five-day residency for documentary filmmakers at MASS MoCA. The residency, which is called the Content + Intent Documentary Institute, will take place March 12-16, 2008 in North Adams, MA. Applications for admission to the Institute may be found online at www.workingfilms.org (or you can contact Anna Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org). The application deadline is January 25, 2008.
Ensuring that a film’s release has an impact is as important as its production. The Content + Intent Documentary Institute will guide approximately ten filmmakers and advanced film students through the development of outreach plans for their film projects. Linking the documentaries-in-progress to organizations committed to progressive social change will be a key component of the Institute. Participants will create an audience engagement plan for their films, identify community partners, and develop support materials, including effective timelines, budgets, and implementation strategies. Working Films will offer insight on the development of web sites, fundraising tactics and press strategies.
Filmmakers accepted to participate in the Institute must submit a $500 enrollment fee to attend. (Some scholarships are available.) The enrollment fee covers housing costs and some meals. Attendees will reside in MASS MoCA’s artist housing which is within walking distance of the training site.
Working Films will announce accepted applicants on February 7, 2008.
About Working Films
Based in Wilmington, NC, Working Films is a national nonprofit that connects documentaries to social change through a variety of ways. Their services range from coordinating rough-cut community feedback screenings, to developing strategies for a documentary’s outreach, to constructing collaborative campaigns between filmmakers and organizers. Working Films is also the only national media outreach organization offering free consultations on using films for social justice to independent filmmakers, with over 400 to date. For more information on Working Films, please visit www.workingfilms.org.
About MASS MoCA
Housed on a restored 19th century factory campus in North Adams, Massachusetts, MASS MoCA is the largest center for contemporary visual and performing arts in the country.