Angela, would be great if you could do a more in-depth intro to the glory of you at the Introduce Yourself topic.
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)
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com). 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Submission deadline is 1st March 2008
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 email@example.com, located in New Jersey and can pick up in the area or New York or pay for shipping.
Recommendations needed for documentary sound recordist in London, UK. Dates are 20 and 21 January. Involves stereo and lots of singing.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Joe Wilson & Dean Hamer
"Rose & Nangabire," a documentary we are working on, now has an element that may be taking place in Congo. If you know of anyone there – videographers, producer, fixers, etc. Any leads would be great! We need to film a conference for most of January and would love to hire someone who is already there.
You can learn more about the project here: http://www.artsengine.net/big_mouth_films/in_the_works.php
YES!!! Look for Carlo Ontal. D-worder. Wonderful guy. He is running a videography operation for the UN there. In his soul, a free spirit. I don't have his official email but check here in the People section,if you're a D-worder full member. If not, or if the email bounces, I can relay your message to his private email.
Isn't Carlo in Sierra Leone? Or had he moved on to Congo? He's hit so many hotspots, I can't keep track of him anymore.
Docs In Progress Screening in Washington DC on Tuesday, January 8. Details in Hidden Section below.
I am seeking a Polish and English speaking editor – someone very creative with film experience for a project I am working on...Editing to be done in Late spring or summer...I am based in Israel, but may edit the project in Poland, so its OK if editor is there. Please contact me at email@example.com directly to hear more about it.
Anyone here in Rome and want to meet up . . . I'll be there Jan. 15-Jan 27.
Will be back from the US on the 17th. Gimme a call.
Looking for a stellar, easygoing and intelligent PA in Miami for this Friday-Monday. Main responsibility is to drive a 15 passenger van around with gear and crew. Please send resumes and inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org