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Mabel Valdiviezo
Fri 21 Nov 2008Link

Hello,

I am working on SILUETAS/SILHOUETTES, a doc about a Salvadorian artist and need to shoot some b-roll and interview bites on Saturday afternoon, Nov 22 at the Mission Cultural Center in San Francisco.

I want to rent/trade a dv camera (preferably an XL1) or similar during the afternoon. Having an xlr shotgun mic and lavalier would be a plus.
If renting, please let me know what your minimum rental fee would be.
If interested in trading, I offer my editing services or tutoring you in FCP for equal amount of hours.

I am an award winner director/producer/editor with credits in features, documentary and corporate video.

Deadline is 1pm tomorrow Friday, Nov 21.
Serious inquiries only.

Please contact me via email with details and I will follow up.

ABOUT SILUETAS/SILHOUETTES

Silhouettes explores the phenomenon of emigration/immigration through the eyes of an artist as he travels to major cities throughout the Americas to help immigrants tell the stories of leaving their homelands and coming to the US. Cartagena works with immigrant populations to create silhouettes of themselves, carrying with them their most precious belongings.

See Carlos Cartagena's work at
http://www.haikufilms.org/projects.html
Look for Music Boxes, Strange Machines video.

Thank you,

Mabel Valdiviezo
Haiku Films
415-335-3143
http://www.haikufilms.org
http://www.soledadisgoneforever.com


Mabel Valdiviezo
Tue 25 Nov 2008Link

Carlos Baron, Poeta Pan on KQED, Wed Nov 26 7:30 pm

I wanted to share with you the exciting news that CARLOS BARON, POETA PAN, the documentary I produced for the arts show SPARK, will be having a rerun this week.

Multicultural theatre evangelist Carlos Baron, takes us on fascinating road trip to Chile to explore love and exile through the poetry of Pablo Neruda following the death of Pinochet. Shadow theatre, music and dance, run a powerful link between Baron's life and the Nobel poet that inspires his work.

On KQED Channel 9 and HD:
- Wed, Nov 26 at 7:30pm
- Thu, Nov 27 at 1:30am
- Fri, Nov 28 at 11:30pm
Check KQED or KTEH listings
http://www.kqed.org/arts/programs/spark/schedule.jsp

Also available on the web.
http://www.kqed.org/arts/people/spark/profile.jsp?id=16320
“Carlos Baron” is a production of SPARK / KQED


Mark Aitken
Tue 2 Dec 2008Link

Job vacancy in Brunei this January 5th – 18th
The two-week post involves assisting and advising on HD workflows with Panasonic cameras and FCP. You’ll be working with Director/Tutor Mark Aitken on a training course set up by Goldsmiths University in London with TV employees from Brunei TV.
The fee is $4000 and $1500 per diem. Travel is covered by the employer.
Please respond to Mark asap – info@polkadotsonraindrops.com


Leila McCullough
Tue 2 Dec 2008Link

Hartmut Bitomsky's new film, DUST opening tomorrow at Film Forum!

IT DOESN’T GET MORE BASIC THAN DUST. And it is only a filmmaker of Harmut Bitomsky’s stature who could successfully tackle a subject so seemingly uncinematic — by bringing to it a rigorous intelligence and a masterful visual imagination. DUST scours industrial sites and office building interiors, paint factories, and demolition sites. It deals with dust-repellent products, the medicinal cost of dust, the history of the Dust Bowl and the aftereffects of the dust created on 9/11. The definitive film on an elusive phenomenon that is both everywhere and nowhere.

Wednesday, December 3 – Tuesday, December 9 • One Week
Showtimes: 1:15, 3:30, 6:00, 8:00, 10:00

For tickets: http://www.filmforum.org/films/dust.html
For more information on the film: http://www.icarusfilms.com/new2008/dust.html


Gregg Schwenk
Wed 3 Dec 2008Link

Dear Filmmakers,
Please note that the Standard Deadline for the 2009 Newport Beach Film Festival is :
December 19, 2008
For more information and to submit your film, logon to: http://www.NewportBeachFilmFest.com
Also, please review our Call For Entries Background for additional insight:
http://newportbeachfilmfest.com/email/2009CallForEntriesBackground.pdf

Thank you for considering the 2009 Newport Beach Film Festival.
All of us at the NBFF want to wish you the happiest of holidays.

Very best,
The Newport Beach Film Festival Staff

The Tenth Annual Newport Beach Film Festival runs April 23rd-30th 2009


Felix Endara
Mon 8 Dec 2008Link

DocuClub in December: Tuesday, December 16, 6 p.m.

We are happy to announce a partnership with Third World Newsreel (TWN) for our December session. Our next DocuClub screening will take place on Tuesday, December 16, at 6 p.m., at Anthology Film Archives (32 Second Avenue, at 2nd Street).

Our moderator will be Desireena Almoradie, who is a television producer with over ten years of experience producing for PBS and cable networks. She has been a supervising producer for the PBS newsmagazine show IN THE LIFE, and in 2002, she was an Emmy nominee for a story she produced for that program. Her work has aired on A&E, The History Channel, TVLand, LOGO, and here! Networks. A graduate of New York University's undergraduate film and video program, she received a Masters degree at New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program in 2006. Samples of her work can be viewed at http://artling.net/reel.

Please join us as we watch the following rough cuts:

1. Beyond the Music by Lottie Porch and Vanara Taing. This eight-minute short explores the joy and sense of community within the Inspirational Choir at Riverside Church in New York City.

2. PRIMETIME: Fighting Back Against Foreclosure by Jennifer Fasulo and Manauvaskar Kublall, is a timely look behind the foreclosure statistics and into the homes and hearts of two New York City women who have been pummeled by the foreclosure tsunami.

3. Glitter in the Hood: Gentrification in Brooklyn by Nuala Cabral, Thanushka Yakupitiyage and Jaisal Noor, explores the displacement of community members in Brooklyn neighborhoods.

Admission is free for current DocuClub members and $5 for non-members.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to: docuclub@artsengine.net.

Membership is an annual $40, which includes free admission to all DocuClub events. To join or renew, please go to:

www.artsengine.net/store/#tools_consul

About DocuClub
DocuClub is Arts Engine’s monthly film screening series of works-in-progress documentaries. For more info, please go to: www.docuclub.org.

About Third World Newsreel
Third World Newsreel (TWN) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering the creation, appreciation and dissemination of independent social-issue media made by and about people of color. TWN also has a variety of workshops and classes throughout the year on film and video production. Visit www.twn.org.

About Anthology Film Archives
Anthology Film Archives is an international center for the preservation, study and exhibition of film and video with a particular focus on American independent and avant-garde cinema and its precursors found in classic European, Soviet and Japanese film. Evolved from roots and visions that go back to the early Sixties, when Jonas Mekas, the director of the Film-Makers’ Cinematheque, a showcase for avant-garde films, dreamed of establishing a permanent home where the growing number of new independent/avant-garde films could be shown on a regular basis.


Darren Corr
Mon 8 Dec 2008Link Tag

hi there, just wanted to let you know about our new site that reviews documentaries, it launched this week.....

http://www.indienews.co.cc

there’s a couple of dozen up there now, and we got a list of ones that we're planning on getting thru over the coming months, but if you got any hints to some we should add, please holler any suggestions!

we're especially looking for doc's that are independent or hidden from public consumption, and available on Google if poss (as full films). subject matter is anything from politics and civil rights, to science and history

any or many suggestions would be really cool :)


Jen Kaplan
Mon 8 Dec 2008Link

Filmmakers Collaborative is a membership organization of media makers in the Greater Boston area. Our members produce documentaries, animation, experimental, and narrative media about a range of topics as diverse as history, art, music, education, global concerns, politics, environmental science, urban planning, community organizing, women's issues, and cultural studies.

We are currently expanding our fiscal sponsorship program to include national projects and would like to make the folks at The D-Word aware of our services. We've been providing fiscal sponsorship since 1987, have managed more than $15 million of federal and private foundation grants, and charge a fiscal fee of 5%, one of the lowest rates in the country.

Please check out our website at http://filmmakerscollab.org/fiscal-sponsorship/ for more info.


Nicholas Bruckman
Tue 9 Dec 2008Link

I'm looking for a fixer for a documentary shoot in Karachi, Pakistan ASAP. Shoot dates are Jan. 9th – 17th. Thanks!


Michael Collins
Wed 10 Dec 2008Link

Hello everyone,

I wanted to put in a good word for a grant writer I've had the pleasure of working with over the past 2 years, Joanna Rabiger. I actually found her from a posting here on d-word.

She's incredibly talented, experienced, great with deadlines, and most importantly – this year her writing helped us get funding from the Jerome Foundation, Sundance Institute, Gucci/Tribeca, BBC Storyville, and most recently – ITVS.

I know we wouldn't have gotten this far without her so I wanted to spread the word. Oh, and her rate is very affordable.

Joanna's email is jorabiger@fastmail.fm


Julie Siegel
Wed 10 Dec 2008Link

2009 LOS ANGELES FILM CALL FOR ENTRIES

Regular Deadline: January 16, 2009

Final Deadline:
Short films and music videos: February 6, 2009
Feature-length narrative and documentary films: March 2, 2009

“…One of the best film festivals in the United States.”
--Jason Sanders, Filmmaker Magazine

The Los Angeles Film Festival showcases the best of American and international cinema. Drawing an enthusiastic audience of over 85,000, the Festival provides films with the opportunity to be embraced by the public and discovered by the industry.

More than 100 feature films—narrative and documentary—are featured in the Festival, alongside gala premieres, panels and seminars, short film programs, music video showcases, archival presentations, and more. The Festival is also a qualifying festival for Film Independent’s Spirit Awards and the Narrative and Animated Short Film categories of the Academy Awards.

Films which have premiered and been acquired for theatrical distribution at the Festival include:
• Stephen Walker’s Young @ Heart (Fox Searchlight)
• Amy Berg’s Deliver Us From Evil (Lionsgate Films)
• Tony Stone’s Severed Ways (Magnolia Pictures)
• Stacy Title’s Snoop Dogg’s Hood of Horror (Xenon Pictures)
• Don Argott’s Rock School (Newmarket Films)
• George Hickenlooper’s Mayor of the Sunset Strip (First Look Pictures)
• Charles Herman-Wurmfeld’s Kissing Jessica Stein (Fox Searchlight)

Discounted entry fees are available for early submissions.

For entry forms and submission details, go to www.LAFilmFest.com or www.Withoutabox.com.


Michael Collins
Fri 12 Dec 2008Link

Hello everyone,

I'm working on a feature length doc that has recently been recommended for funding by ITVS. We just finished shooting and are gearing up for post. One huge task we have right now is to prepare our budget for ITVS (past and future). It clearly takes a whole lot of time and skills that we don't currently have. So right now I'm looking for an Associate Producer/Production Manager to join our team for the duration of the project to help us manage and deal with our budget. And because ITVS has such specific requirements, I'm hoping to find someone in NYC who has experience specifically with ITVS.

I'm also looking for a lawyer to help us with the contract negotiation. Again, I'd like someone with ITVS experience.

This is our first feature and much of this is new us, so if anyone has any advice as we move into this next phase of production its always much appreciated.

Thanks! – Michael

mcrobot@mac.com


Charity B Ellis
Sat 13 Dec 2008Link

Hi All,
I wanted to second Michael's post from a couple of days ago about Joanna Rabiger, grantwriter. Joanna is truly a pleasure to work with! She is incredibly talented and dedicated, with a gift for words and film structure and is able to brilliantly and succinctly articulate a project (without run-on sentences like this one). Her work has certainly opened some funder's doors for my current film. And yes, she is fast and affordable.
Charity


Michael Collins
Mon 15 Dec 2008Link

I'll third that, Joanna is the best!

To clarify my previous post: I've learned that the person we are looking for is a "Production Accountant". Thanks


Davin Hutchins
Tue 16 Dec 2008Link

We are in the process of launching a social network for documentary filmmakers who create social issue and international documentaries. It is also designed to create film clubs that serve as virtual theater groups to circumvent a shrinking theatrical distribution landscape. Since our silent Beta launch since mid-November, we've had more than 500 filmmakers register, some of the best in the business.

http://www.nomadsland.com/profiles/friend/listFeatured

If you would like to help test this new service, please visit http://www.nomadsland.com

Thanks alot!
Davin Hutchins
NomadsLand


Ben Kempas
Tue 16 Dec 2008Link

Well, welcome to The D-Word, since 1999 the social network for documentary filmmakers who create social issue and international documentaries... :-)


Doug Block
Tue 16 Dec 2008Link

yeah, come test our new service ;-)


Andrew David Watson
Tue 16 Dec 2008Link

with 4,607 registered users! (am i right on that doug??)


Doug Block
Wed 17 Dec 2008Link

beats me. since we went to the new d-word, the stats on that aren't readily available. paging peter g...


Chris Eva
Wed 17 Dec 2008Link

Hi everyone – Hope you are all well.

I am a young documentary film maker from Ireland, I have been making a Hip-Hop documentary 'Peace, Love, Unity and Havin' Fun' for the last 3 / 4 years. I feel it has international appeal and would be of interest to a lot of young people.

Discover and learn about cross-community relationships, Northern Ireland and the global phenomenon we call Hip-Hop.... (http://www.sub-cultureproductions.co.uk)

Its my first film so I would be grateful for some advice on what I should do next now that its nearly finished.

Regards,

Chris


Ben Kempas
Wed 17 Dec 2008Link

Andrew and Doug – My count is 2502 Members, 2254 Enthusiasts, 3 Hosts, and 1 Webmaster. 4760 Users altogether.

Chris in Belfast – Welcome. Have you said hello in Introduce Yourself yet?


Chris Eva
Wed 17 Dec 2008Link

Here is a Trailer!


Chris Eva
Wed 17 Dec 2008Link

'Peace, Love, Unity and Havin' Fun'


Chris Eva
Wed 17 Dec 2008Link

Hi Ben, just introduced myself there, do you think I should put a post up in the mentor section? Seems to be plenty of goods advice.


Ben Kempas
Wed 17 Dec 2008Link

If you have a precise question, yes, the Mentoring Room is all yours. Just try not to repeat the same general posting as you did before.

This topic here, Classifieds, basically is for ads like "I need..." or "I offer..." or "I invite...".


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