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Grace Stahre
Tue 20 Nov 2007Link

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!

http://hazelfilm.org/2008fest/2008submit.html


John Brodie
Wed 21 Nov 2007Link

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


Jason Rosette
Wed 21 Nov 2007Link

++ 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)
  • Opinions
  • 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 camerado@camerado.com

((( Sok Sabai )))


Jesse Zook Mann
Thu 22 Nov 2007Link

hi peoples -

i have a used pd-150 bare bones with a charger and a bag at a dirt cheap price on ebay. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MESEX:IT&item=300174137316

i also have a dsr-11 for anyone interested, make me an offer. im buying an hvx and looking to sell some of the sd gear.


Christopher Wong
Fri 23 Nov 2007Link

how many hours does your dsr-11 have? and are you the first owner?


Jesse Zook Mann
Fri 23 Nov 2007Link

im the first owner. prob a bazillion hrs but it works great. i can check when i get home sunday.


Lucia Small
Mon 26 Nov 2007Link

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.

Please send resume to: lucia@smallangstfilms.com
Web Sites: http://www.theaxeintheattic.com
and http://www.myfatherthegenius.com

Thank you all, and thank Doug Block for your support!


Erica Ginsberg
Mon 26 Nov 2007Link

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.

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Edited Mon 26 Nov 2007 by Erica Ginsberg

Doug Block
Mon 26 Nov 2007Link

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.


Heather Denehy
Mon 26 Nov 2007Link

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 assistant@eowmg.com.


Angela Tucker
Thu 29 Nov 2007Link

Hey everyone-

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.

Tasks include:
• 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.

QUALIFICATIONS
• 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 hr@artsengine.net. Please no phone calls or faxes.


Doug Block
Thu 29 Nov 2007Link

Angela, would be great if you could do a more in-depth intro to the glory of you at the Introduce Yourself topic.


Elizabeth Westrate
Fri 30 Nov 2007Link

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.


Michael Paul Giarrusso
Wed 5 Dec 2007Link

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


Doug Block
Wed 5 Dec 2007Link

You're welcome, Beth. Both in general and specifically.


Maria Yatskova-Ibrahimova
Fri 7 Dec 2007Link

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.

MISS GULAG
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
MISS GULAG
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.

http://www.movietickets.com/house_detail.asp?house_id=9598&rdate=12%2F13%2F2007


Rosemary Rotondi
Fri 14 Dec 2007Link

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, donnacheng@nyc.rr.com.


Ben Beiny
Mon 17 Dec 2007Link

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.

Thank you,

Ben Beiny

benbeiny@hotmail.com


Anna Lee
Tue 18 Dec 2007Link

Hi Everyone,
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.

Thanks,
Anna

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 alee@workingfilms.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.


Doug Block
Tue 18 Dec 2007Link

What a fantastic program, Anna! Everyone should be applying.


Anna Lee
Wed 19 Dec 2007Link

In reply to Doug Block's post on Tue 18 Dec 2007 :

Thanks Doug. It really is an amazing opportunity for filmmakers and I hope lots of folks apply. Feel free to repost this announcement to any other forums of which you are a part.


Maria Campaña Ramia
Fri 21 Dec 2007Link

Call for entries for 7th Encuentros del Otro Cine International Documentary Film Festival

Submissions are now being accepted for the 7th Encuentros del Otro Cine International Documentary Film Festival, EDOC, which runs in the three Ecuadorian cities of Quito, Guayaquil and Manta from 8 – 25 May 2008.

EDOC is looking for innovative and exciting documentary films from across the globe.

The previous edition of the festival, in May 2007, was attended by a passionate audience of 12 thousand spectators and received a broad coverage by the media. Sixty-two films were screened, including a wide program featuring the best of contemporary documentary with films such as Into Great Silence, Jesus Camp, Blockade, Acidente, Cocalero, In the Pit, My Father The Turk, amongst many others.

Previous guests of the festival include Albert Maysles (USA), Patricio Guzmán (Chile), Joaquim Jordà (Spain), Fernando 'Pino' Solanas (Argentina), Nino Kirtadze (Georgia), Lourdes Portillo (Mexico-USA), Philip Gröning (Germany), Andrei Paounov (Bulgaria), Evaldo Mocarzel (Brasil) and Joseph Morder (France), amongst others.

You can fill the entry form on-line at http://www.cinememoria.org/cinememoria.php?c=460

If you have any problems with the form, or have any other queries about submissions, please contact the Festival Office at programacionedoc@cinememoria.org

Submission deadline is 1st March 2008


Darla Bruno
Sat 22 Dec 2007Link

Hi all,

Doing my first documentary film in Italy in January. The sound guy backed out, and now I'm doing my own sound. Really, I just need a shotgun mike/shock mount (windscreen and cable) and boom pole. While I can't afford to buy my own right now, I'm wondering if anyone has one they can loan me. It would be SO greatly appreciated. I can give you a deposit and return it in perfect condition.

I'm at editor@darlabruno.com, located in New Jersey and can pick up in the area or New York or pay for shipping.

Thanks!


Ben Kempas
Fri 28 Dec 2007Link

Recommendations needed for documentary sound recordist in London, UK. Dates are 20 and 21 January. Involves stereo and lots of singing.


Joe Wilson
Fri 28 Dec 2007Link

Greetings D-Worders,

We are a small DC-based independent filmmaking team, with several award-winning shorts under our belts, seeking a creative editor for collaboration on our first feature-length project: a documentary about the simmering conflict between religious fundamentalists and increasingly open gay and lesbian people in rural and small town America.

The ideal candidate will have experience in weaving together intimate verite footage, interviews, archival clips, graphic animation, and personal narration to craft a fast-paced film that is engaging and informative.

Check out this link for a brief introduction to the project: http://qwaves.com/qwaves38/Heartland.html

Please reply with resume, or for more information, to: qwavesjoe@yahoo.com

Thank you,

Joe Wilson & Dean Hamer
qWaves.com


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