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Neil Kopp
Tue 20 Jan 2009Link

Does anybody have any suggestions for a good and inexpensive company to do transcriptions w/ TC? All of our stuff is on drives currently, so we could ship anywhere.

Thank you!

Please reply directly to ndkopp@mac.com


Christopher Wong
Tue 20 Jan 2009Link

neil,
i've been using a really accurate, very fast, and surprisingly affordable transcriptionist located in San Francisco. we worked completely off of hard drives, using QT's ability to read native timecode. here's his contact info & rates:

Jaime Omar Yassin
510.290-9997
732 Central Ave., #11
Alameda, Ca
94501

1-2 Subject Interview
$65/footage hourw/out timecode
$72/footage hour w/timecode

Multi-Subject or Verite
$70/footage hour w/out timecode
$77 /footage hour w/timecode


Gregg Schwenk
Tue 20 Jan 2009Link

FINAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE FOR NBFF- JAN 30

The final submission deadline for the tenth annual Newport Beach Film Festival is January 30, 2009.

Be part of an amazing line-up of films – Don’t miss the opportunity to meet other filmmakers, industry professionals and distributors.

Entry Fees are:
Feature length: $75
Short: $60
Youth: $25

Festival dates are April 23-30, 2009

Check out some of the highlights from previous years at the Festival:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2iPH8M3Zuw

For more information and to submit to the Festival visit our website at: www.NewportBeachFilmFest.com

Thank you for your consideration of the Newport Beach Film Festival


Alexandra Lescaze
Wed 21 Jan 2009Link

Dear D-word members,

If you have a social issue doc that was broadcast in 2008, please submit to the prestigious Hillman Journalism Awards annual contest.

Postmark deadline is January 31, 2009

Please see our website: www.hillmanfoundation.org for more information, and to see judges and past winners


Erica Ginsberg
Fri 23 Jan 2009Link

Docs In Progress (TM) Tonight in Washington DC

Docs In Progress (TM) screenings feature works in progress by local and
visiting documentary filmmakers, with an audience feedback session
after each screening. Tonight we are screening:

My Mother's Journey by Sam Hampton (60 minutes)
In the midst of the civil rights struggle, Elizabeth Hampton moves from Birmingham, Alabama to Rochester, New York only to experience a different kind of racism, turbulent riots, and her own awakening as a civic leader and community organizer.

preceded by:

TRAILER: Indian Hill by Thomas Kaufman and William Klein
Arts education is spotlighted through a look back at Indian Hill, a school for the arts, founded in the Berkshires in the 1950s as a place where students and teachers lived and worked together, even as the school's founders came under suspicion during the McCarthy Era.

WHEN?
Friday, January 23 at 7:00 pm

WHERE?
Auditorium B-07, Media and Public Affairs Building*
on the campus of George Washington University
805 21st Street, NW (21st and H Streets)
Washington DC
Closest Metro: Foggy Bottom. Street and garage parking.
*Take the stairs down to the lower level to find the auditorium.

HOW MUCH?
Suggested donation:$5 at the door (cash only day of)

These bi-monthly public workshops are organized by Docs In Progress (TM)
with special thanks to our location sponsor, The Documentary Center at
the George Washington University.

More information at http://www.docsinprogress.org


Felix Endara
Mon 26 Jan 2009Link

DocuClub in January: Wednesday, January 28, 7 p.m.

Our DocuClub for January screening will take place on Wednesday, January 28, 7 p.m., at The Tank, located at 354 West 45th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues, near Times Square).

Our moderator will be independent producer, writer, and non-fiction filmmaker Pamela Cohn. She is currently researching and writing a book on international female non-fiction filmmakers, and covers nonfiction film festivals and blogs on non-fiction filmmaking at Still in Motion and other arts, media and film sites.

We will screen "The Hand of Fatima" by Augusta Palmer. A family road trip through rock history to the square root of the blues, this poetic documentary follows filmmaker and new mother Palmer from Mississippi to Morocco on a search for her rock critic father's ideal mystical family, the Master Musicians of Jajouka. Animated sequences based on the late Robert Palmer's writing for Rolling Stone lead his estranged daughter to the people William Burroughs called "the world's only 4000 year-old rock band." Encounters with Yoko Ono, Donovan, Anthony DeCurtis, and the elder Palmer's four wives pepper a journey that ends with The Master Musicians' indelible performances in their own village. These performances enable the filmmaker to read the truth between the lines of her father's mystical journey and to make peace with his all-consuming need for musical transcendence.

Augusta Palmer (Director, Writer) holds a Ph.D. in Cinema Studies from N.Y.U. She is the co-director of "If You Succeed" (2007), a verité documentary about a young entrepreneurial couple's struggle to create a business and save their failing marriage. The film screened at the Little Rock Film Festival and San Francisco DocFest in 2007. Palmer has written about film for indieWIRE and Filmmaker and has taught film studies at N.Y.U., Brooklyn College, and Sarah Lawrence College. The Hand of Fatima is her first feature as a solo director.

Chris Arnold (Producer, Editor) worked for 8 years at New York City's Downtown Community Television Center (DCTV) as an editor, producer, filmmaking instructor and program director. While at DCTV, he created and led ConnecTV, the first 3-year intensive television production and training program for people with disabilities in the U.S. In 2003, he co-founded Cultural Animal, LLC, an independent media production company, whose projects include the award winning verite documentary "If You Succeed," which Chris edited, co-directed, and co-produced.

"The Hand of Fatima" has received support from the New York State Council on the Arts and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Swing Space program. It was also featured at the 2008 IFP Documentary Rough Cut Lab.

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 (until January 31; $50 thereafter), 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 The Tank
The Tank is a non-profit arts presenter whose mission is to provide a welcoming, creative, collaborative, and affordable environment for artists and activists engaged in the pursuit of new ideas. Through a wide range of low-cost, high-concept arts and public affairs programming, The Tank seeks to cultivate a new generation of audience for live performance, civic discourse, and the work of emerging artists.


George Scheer
Wed 28 Jan 2009Link

ELSEWHERE ARTIST COLLABORATIVE
2009 residencies for artists, filmmakers, writers, curators and cultural producers

Elsewhere, an arts production site and experimental museum in downtown Greensboro, NC, is seeking artists, curators, writers, musicians, and cultural producers for residencies during the Spring, Summer, and Fall 2009 seasons. Set within a former thrift store housing a 58-year collection of American surplus, thrift, and antiques, Elsewhere invites experimental creators to utilize the immense collection of objects to pursue site-specific material, conceptual, and/or technologically-based projects. Elsewhere’s building—two storefronts on the ground floor, a 14-room boarding house on the second, and warehouse on the third—provides dynamic architectures for the creation and installation of works. Artists live and work within transforming installations; these interactive environments become platforms for re-conceptualizing the theory and practice of art-making as an ongoing process of exchange in community. Within a store where nothing is for sale, Elsewhere offers an unparalleled framework for creative practices, processes and productions outside the traditional gallery, museum, and residency systems. The complete call for artists and application deadlines are available at http://www.elsewhereelsewhere.org/residencies.html. Creators of all kinds and collaborative groups should email residencies@elsewhereelsewhere.org for an application and brochure. We review applications at the end of each month.


Emily Meyers
Fri 30 Jan 2009Link

WANTED: NEW MEDIA MANAGER FOR HIGH-PROFILE SOCIALLY-CONSCIOUS VIDEOS AND WEB PROJECT.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Eyes of the World Media Group specializes in socially conscious media. Our work reflects the belief that media can raise awareness to create positive change. Find out more at www.eyesoftheworldmediagroup.com.

We are currently working on an innovative, high-profile video and web project on meth prevention targeted to young adults. The New Media Manager will be involved in the development of websites, DVD interfaces, motion design and video production.

Responsibilities:

• assist producers and director in all research, development, and production-related activities

• manage and coordinate with clients, subcontractors (creative and technical), in-house team and crew

• provide integration of digital media assets, including audio/video, photos, and user-generated content

• manage the content and functionality of the website and other interfaces, including evaluating site architecture and navigation, art and design, programming and content.

• manage the web posting and updating process.

• prepare, coordinate and post online graphic and textual materials.

• provide advice and counsel on best practices on web marketing and new media, including e-mail campaigns, online newsletters, search engine optimization (SEO), podcasts, and RSS feeds.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

We're looking for a creative, smart, and organized person with a demonstrated passion for socially conscious media. Someone with experienced working with large-scale organizational clients and managing a team on a tight schedule within budget.

Experience Requirements:

· Production experience

· Substantial experience with web development and graphic design

· Strong Mac computer skills

· Excellent writing and communication skills

· Proficiency in software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects and Final Cut Pro

Able hands, artful eye, and warm heart required.

PRACTICAL INFO

Full Time

Start date: ASAP

End date: Beginning of July

Pay: Competitive

To Apply: Email resume, short cover letter and links to work samples to connect@eowmg.com

No phone calls please.

Location: Our office is located near Sony Studios in Culver City, CA.


Doug Whyte
Fri 30 Jan 2009Link

For the third straight year, The International Documentary Challenge returns to the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival in Toronto. This year's challenge takes place March 5-9, 2009 with the Hot Docs premiere of the Finalists in early May.

The Doc Challenge is a fun and innovative competition that will push your documentary skills to the limit. If you're new to the idea, it's very simple: Filmmakers from around the world are given a genre (Character Study, Music, 1st Person, etc.) and a theme (such as "Change".) Participants then have 5 days to develop, produce and edit a 4 to 7 minute non-fiction film. The result is an exhilarating five days for the filmmakers, and, as the films reveal, a joy for the audiences at Hot Docs and beyond.

Registration is now open. Complete details and entry forms can be found at www.docchallenge.org

The 2009 Presenting Partners include Hot Docs, American Documentary/P.O.V., Documentary Educational Resources and Typecast Releasing. Supporting partners include the International Documentary Association, the Documentary Organization of Canada, the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, Dokufest, Film Action Oregon and the 48 Hour Film Project.

The International Documentary Challenge.
Real Life. Filmed Real Fast.


Ben Kempas
Sun 1 Feb 2009Link

If any of you happen to know any Germans (or Swiss or Austrians) in Los Angeles, please contact me...


John Burgan
Sun 1 Feb 2009Link

That's a pretty wide category, Ben. Can you be more specific?


Ben Kempas
Sun 1 Feb 2009Link

Yes, Sir. They need to be able to eat a lot of pizza in front of a TV camera. And talk about it. Ideal for starving artists, really. That's all.

Edited Sun 1 Feb 2009 by Ben Kempas

Marj Safinia
Sun 1 Feb 2009Link

Ben, I'm making some enquiries. Will let you know if I come up with any hungry Germans.


Jo-Anne Velin
Mon 2 Feb 2009Link

Craigslist it, Ben. And if there is money involved, send a fax (yes, better than email because who reads all the emails?) to the consulate. Below is a list of other places to list this: http://www.germany.info/Vertretung/usa/en/03__Consulates/Los__Angeles/05/__Area.html


Marj Safinia
Tue 3 Feb 2009Link

Los Angeles D-Folks,

The IDA is hosting it's annual ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEES RECEPTION on February 18th at the Academy. This year's event is being hosted by Lily Tomlin, and it's an opportunity to meet and mingle with all the nominees, as well as the LA doc scene people. Ticket prices have been reduced for this year's event, in an effort to make it affordable for more people, so I encourage you to come and join us there. There is free food and wine, at the reception before, and an opportunity to see clips and hear from all the nominees.


Robert Eagle
Tue 3 Feb 2009Link

WANTED: filmmakers + photographers in Serbia!

Want to be part of a worldwide film and photography project that aims to share the diversity of humanity? Want to show the rest of the world what life is like in rural Serbia?

The Global Lives Project aims to record 24 hours in the lives of ten people that roughly represent the diversity of our planet’s population. These ten lives will come together in an innovative video installation and form the basis of a collaborative online video encyclopaedia of human life experiences. Shoots have already taken place in Japan, Brazil, the US, China, Malawi and Indonesia.

Now Global Lives is turning their attention to Serbia. We need a handful of filmmakers, producers, still photographers, translators/transcribers and others willing to donate their time and resources. The shoot will take place over ONE DAY in early spring (most likely in March), so there’s not too much a time commitment, but it will be a great experience! But we will also need your help with finding the right person to film, living in a rural area around Serbia. Do you have any contacts to anyone like this?

If you can shoot on HD, take still photos, produce or even speak Serbian, we’d love to hear from you! We’d also like a partnership with any kind of Balkan institution (e.g. university, production company or museum), so feel free to send this to anyone you know in one of those.

Please go to:
http://globallives.org/community/easterneurope

Click on the link that says:
“Click here to complete a volunteer form >>”
and fill out the short form to tell us what kind of skills or resources you might have.

While participation is non-paid, the project offers broad, worldwide exposure for collaborators' work and the opportunity to be a part of a growing and dynamic collective of creative and socially-minded filmmakers!

If you have any questions, please contact Vera Devera (Project Coordinator) at europe(at)globallives.org

Also on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=44271823198


Andrew Zinnes
Wed 4 Feb 2009Link

The Documentary Filmmakers Course in Berkeley, CA – March 7-8th, 2009 – 25% off

Location: The East Bay Media Center, 1939 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94704

Learn how to get your idea onto the screen via practical advice, tips and instruction from producer and author of The Documentary Filmmakers Handbook, Andrew Zinnes. Topics include: story, research, legal aspects, finance, production, post and sales & distribution.

Anyone signing up on or before February 15th, 2009 will receive a 25% discount on all services with coupon code Early 2009. Go to www.script-tonic.com or call 310-941-2168 for more information or to register for the seminar.


Melanie La Rosa
Thu 5 Feb 2009Link

Not really sure where to put this, but thought it might be of interest:

Center for Social Media at AU has a new report on reducing your carbon footprint as a filmmaker

Sustainable Filmmaking Best Practices
http://www.centerforsocialmedia.org/resources/publications/greenfilm/

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Sarie Horowitz
Thu 5 Feb 2009Link

Looking for Production Office Space in Manhattan

Small Documentary Production Company looking for office space below 30th street and on the west side of Manhattan. We need a space large enough for 3 people with a separate edit room for our Final Cut System and editor. We would need high speed internet and access to a kitchen. We are open to sharing space with another production company or artist as long as we have a private edit room.

Please email: katherine@becausefoundation.org
NO PHONE CALLS


Christopher Allen
Thu 5 Feb 2009Link

Hi Everyone:

I am subletting my office at UnionDocs for the next six months. Please read the description below and contact our Operations Manager, Amber Cortes, amber@uniondocs.org to check out the space.

Available immediately: studios/offices at a great storefront location in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

This private work-only space is ideal for an independent professional or digital artist, filmmaker, editor or small production company looking to have a productive environment connected to a good community. The room gets natural light is approx. 125 sq ft and furnished with shelving, closet, futon and desks, which can be removed or rearranged as you like.

Access to 500 sq ft beautiful common space

- can be scheduled for photo shoots, meetings, small events.

- projector, sound system and seating for screenings

- gallery lighting

- see photos here: http://www.uniondocs.org/studio/

Others in the building are in mid-to-late 20s and work in photography, music, video, public radio and new media. A non-profit documentary collaborative called UnionDocs runs the space. <www.uniondocs.org>

- ground floor glass-block storefront
- easy access to L/G/JMZ
- Share small kitchen and bathroom with 2 offices on floor
- large green backyard with picnic table
- high speed wireless network included
- laser printer and skype phone included
- individual motion sensor security system for extra monthly fee
- best coffee shop in NYC around the corner

Rent is $500. One month’s rent as deposit is required. Six-month lease starting March 1.

Contact amber@uniondocs.org for more details and to see the space.

Thanks all!


Robert Richter
Thu 5 Feb 2009Link

Available March 1: a 15 x 15 office in our suite of indie filmmakers. Great 24th floor views, the room is individually locked, has high ceilings, three tall windows facing south and west, carpeting and comes furnished or not. Three people easily fit into this office.
Available April 1: a room right next to the one noted above, same size, windows, etc. Rent is $1,800 for each room.
Others in the suite are Skylight Pictures, the Gardner Group, Richter Productions and a community group affiliated with the NYC Bd of Ed.
We share a meeting area and fridge, and there is a copier, fax and hot/cold water dispenser. We're in the Art Deco Towers on West 42nd Street in Manhattan. Email RRProd@aol.com if you're interested and want to check out this terrific space.


Felix Endara
Fri 6 Feb 2009Link Tag

DocuClub is seeking submissions for 2009.

About DocuClub
DocuClub is Arts Engine’s monthly film screening series of works-in-progress documentaries.

Every month at DocuClub a filmmaker presents a rough cut of her film to DocuClub members and the public. A facilitated discussion follows each screening. Past films that have been shown at DocuClub include Born Into Brothels (Academy Award for Best Documentary, 2004), Prodigal Sons (Telluride Film Festival 2008), and Disturbing the Universe: Radical Lawyer William Kunstler (Sundance Film Festival 2009).

DocuClub is accepting entries that fit the following criteria:

  • They are in the rough-cut stage and thus ready to be screened.
  • They are no longer than 95 minutes and no less than 45 minutes.
  • They have specific challenges that you wish to workshop.

If you would like to be considered, please mail a clearly labeled DVD screener to the address below. (Please note that your screener will not be returned unless you provide a SASE.)

Felix Endara
Filmmaker Services Coordinator
Arts Engine, Inc.
104 West 14th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10011

To find out more about DocuClub, please visit: www.docuclub.org.


Michael Barnitt
Sat 7 Feb 2009Link

I was pleased to find a site like this; hopefully, ideas flow easily. Glad to participate and answer sound questions.


Nilankur Das
Mon 9 Feb 2009Link

To you, is it a bliss to meditatively write and move spirit/consciousness of the audience? Do you love to focus on subjects such as films/media, consciousness, culture/society, identity? Do you write in the style where profundity meets simplicity of expression?

Our wish is to adopt a voice that is: Mature, Noble, Pragmatic, Frank, Fearless, Fresh; truth-seeking, expansive & inclusive, sharp- focused, thoughtful & sensitive – holding compassionate viewpoint of humanity and disparate cultures. We are launching an online venue with weekly blog catering to our primary audience – film-makers, film-lovers, conscious creatives/citizens. This venue is to be launched in February/March 2009.

Through this effort, we are not just building a platform/structure that simply publishes content, but one that raises consciousness of film-makers and unites people through their spirit. We are looking for writers who wish to blog and engage with global audience in a dialogue through this online platform. These opportunities are for freelance contributions which can commence now. Compensation is based on experties/experience and efforts required.

If you have experience as film/media critic, social scientist, cultural anthropologist, or editorial journalist, we wish to know you.

To learn about us, please visit www.cultureunplugged.com
Please email us your profile/interest/samples at : nilankur@cultureunplugged.com

In respect of time, we will contact you if we find your profile/expectation a fit. We thank you for your attention.


Stephen Higgins
Mon 9 Feb 2009Link

Editor Wanted.
We're making a documentary on a well-known group of artists.
This project has great shooters, an amazing subject and a world-class composer.
We need a similarly skilled editor.

Editor would work in our Manhattan office, on Final Cut Pro.

In addition to the creative challenges, this gig offers a chance to collaborate with world-renowned musicians in a very innovative project.
Pay is competitive.

Please contact info@stephenhiggins.com


Maya Jakubowicz
Mon 9 Feb 2009Link

Spacious 1,500 Sq Ft SoHo Office Available | Short or Long Term Sublease

Centrally located in a beautiful landmark building in SoHo, this 1,500 sq. ft. sunny loft space is available for rent. Ideal for photographers, designers, and nonprofit groups. Mixed tenant building features architects, media/print/graphics agencies, real estate firms, and nonprofit organizations. On the corner of Broadway and Grand St, and near 6, N, R, Q & W trains.

Also available on for sublease on a month to month basis (perfect for production companies, casting offices, and galleries/showrooms).

  • Central air conditioning
  • Wired and ready for move-in
  • Hardwood floors
  • Oversized windows
  • 15 foot ceilings
  • Passenger and freight elevators
  • 3 built-out offices
  • Access conference room
  • 24/7 secured access to building
  • On-site building super
  • Up to 4 year sublease
  • $39/sq. ft.

Please contact Maya Jakubowicz / Women Make Movies at mjakubowicz@wmm.com to inquire.


Wil Rumps
Tue 10 Feb 2009Link

Hello to my fellow gamers and documentary aficionados, I would like to tell you about a project I am involved with. A few guys and I went to Gen Con 08 and shot a documentary about our adventures there. It is turning out to be a really funny and realistic look at the gaming world in general. Our first movie trailers are up on our site now. Please check them out at www.hobocon.com . We have also posted over 300 photos for everyone to see. While you are there check out the rest of the site and read my blog. What else do you have to do at work? Really? Also here are all of our current trailer videos. They are pretty silly for now. We will be posting ones with actual content about the documentary soon.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cyb9L9ruqu0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yHoQcwO76Q
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4EevBGvH3k
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unGWa9IPYgI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgcRWZkhvZI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5qj9ZqSk04
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQ5mEpvJu7o
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2ESDuT0gso
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnVIcOJ4qhg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iaxLYVXfLM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avunegDHcD8

Hope you enjoy watching them.

Later, The Pixie


Mitch Teplitsky
Wed 11 Feb 2009Link

(Note from mItch: this is where I work, and really like it. Passing on announcement from the administrator)

Five Open Desks in Creative Flatiron Office Space – $475 / desk

The Studio Guild, a collaborative office space on 27th St & Broadway, is looking for new tenants. We're a collection of do-gooders, architects, writers, filmmakers and designers who occupy three floors of a sunny, historic building. We are mostly one- or two-person companies who need an inexpensive, productive place to work, without the stiffness of an "executive office suite."

We rent out space in 7' x 8' desk areas. Each area costs $475 / month, and that includes everything – rent, utilities, web access, cleaning, water, etc. No hidden fees. The floorplan is fairly open; desk areas are separated by low, home-made dividers which can be moved anywhere. You can section off an area for privacy needs, or you can leave it totally open.

As of Feb 11, we have five desks open – the entire south half of one floor. Ideally, we would rent all five desks to one organization or company. If so, we could drop the per-desk rate. There would be room for up to 7 people to work comfortably there.

Leases are all month to month. There are two conference rooms and a shared kitchen. 24 / 7 access. Central neighborhood, good lunch places. We're hardworking but friendly, we share lots of ideas and referrals, and we have great parties. Strong preference given to nonprofit organizations, social entrepreneurs, progressive political operatives and creative endeavors.

If you'd like to learn more, email Tate Hausman, tate@tatehausman.com, with a short description of you and what you're looking for. Thanks!


Shelly Helgeson
Thu 12 Feb 2009Link

We are a small film company looking to share our office space with the right person. The office is located on the fourth floor of a refurbished building in the Financial District on Maiden Lane between Broadway and Nassau St., close to nearly all subway lines. Two phone lines, wireless and hardline internet access, and a fax machine/copier/printer are available and are included in rent. The office is accessible 24/7.

The setup is perfect for a fellow filmmaker, writer, artist, etc. looking for a quiet workspace, that is surrounded by creatives. The office itself is a true artist’s space with a large pre-war skylight and modernized fixtures paired with old industrial structure, all designed by the architecture firm that shares the other half of the floor. A large table and alcove is available and can be rearranged to suit the renter’s liking and the floor below has room for storage.

Rent is $675/ month which includes internet, fax, printer and phone. (International calls will be extra.) If interested please email: shelly@zohefilms.com and leave your phone number. Thanks!


Felix Endara
Fri 13 Feb 2009Link

DocuClub in February: Wednesday, February 25, 7 p.m.

Our next DocuClub screening will take place on Wednesday, February 25, 7 p.m., at The Tank, located at 354 West 45th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues, near Times Square).

Our moderator will be Brian Geldin. He is a freelance public relations consultant who has worked with independent filmmakers on both documentary and narrative feature publicity. He is also the founder and chief note taker of “The Film Panel Note Taker,” a blog where he shares notes from film panel discussions, Q&As, and other film and media-related events.

We will screen "Our House" by David Teague and Greg King. The film documents a new and unusual community housed in an abandoned warehouse in Brooklyn that provides an alternative to the impersonal shelter system to the homeless and those struggling with addiction. Dan, a former felon recently out of prison, is one of the newest residents. Besides a roof and healthy food, he finds new friends, a spiritual haven, and the hope of putting his life back together. But when the building is set for demolition to make way for luxury condos, Dan and the other residents must confront the inevitable end of their community and what that will mean for their futures.

David Teague recently edited Cynthia Wade's "Freeheld," which won the 2008 Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject and the Special Jury Prize at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. His documentary work includes the forthcoming "Intifada NYC" as well as "Our House," co-directed with Greg King. He also recently directed the feature-length musical melodrama "Love Suicides," and has shot music videos for artists such as David Bowie, Laurie Anderson, and Dolly Parton. His work in numerous short films has screened at Cannes, the Berlinale, and the Tribeca Film Festival, among many others.

Greg King is a filmmaker and multimedia artist based out of Brooklyn, NY. He was a member of the music group Rachel's and in recent years, he branched into film and video projection design for experimental theater in New York, working with acclaimed director Anne Bogart and the SITI Company ("Hotel Cassiopeia" and "Systems/Layers") and artistic director Lear deBessonet from Stillpoint Productions ("Bone Portraits" and "The Eliots"). He recently finished production on an experimental film cycle entitled "Rotating Mirror" (which received grant support from Angels Net Foundation and the Jerome Foundation).

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 $50 and it includes free admission to all DocuClub events. It takes five minutes to join online:

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 The Tank
The Tank is a non-profit arts presenter whose mission is to provide a welcoming, creative, collaborative, and affordable environment for artists and activists engaged in the pursuit of new ideas. Through a wide range of low-cost, high-concept arts and public affairs programming, The Tank seeks to cultivate a new generation of audience for live performance, civic discourse, and the work of emerging artists.


Amy Overbeck
Tue 17 Feb 2009Link

Hi! I am a documentary film and series EDITOR experienced in Final Cut and Avid, currently available for editing. I have edited 4 feature documentaries and had a role in editing two others. I have also edited hour long episodes for a documentary series on A&E. I have been described as a quick editor, able to anticipate the director's needs, with a strong sense of story. I have my own FCP laptop system (willing to upgrade for the right project), as well as home office space if needed. I am also interested in having a role in the field if that is called for in your project. Also, if you are in need of a VIDEOGRAPHER, my husband, Chris, is an experienced camera man with his own Panasonic HVX200a package. Please visit our website for our resumes and work examples http://overbeckmedia.com
Thanks! – Amy


Marj Safinia
Tue 17 Feb 2009Link

Hey Folks,

Tomorrow night is the IDA's annual Academy Award Nominee Celebration, featuring all the nominees for documentary, short and feature, as well as Philippe Petit, the MAN ON WIRE himself, who has confirmed attendance.

The inimitable Lily Tomlin is hosting, and there will be a bunch of LA D-Worders in attendance. If you're in LA and you love docs, it promises to be a great evening with free food and wine, and a chance to meet and mingle with the nominees as well as the rest of LA's doc power people.

You can learn more about the event and buy tickets here


Michael Jacoby
Mon 23 Feb 2009Link

San Fran D-Folks!

Seeking Small Professional Film Crew to Shoot one, maybe two half days in San Francisco.

I am an independent producer working for PBS on the June segment of "In The Life" – this is a gay and lesbian program so if you have an issue with the subject matter this is not the project for you.

I'm looking for a small professional crew (lights, camera, sound) that will be shooting preferably with a Panasonic – compatible with the DVX100A. I will be shooting BRoll and on the DVX and using it as a second camera for cut aways. I will be arriving in SF next week and will have a confirmed shooting schedule in the next day or so. The budget is very tight on this. I have $600.00 for the half day. PBS will need to okay the crew so I will need a reel of some sort to give to them, preferably online since this is a bit last minute.

Please email me at information@lookoutfilms.net if you are interested.

Thanks very much!


Steven Boe
Mon 23 Feb 2009Link

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Michael Collins
Tue 24 Feb 2009Link

I have a PSC DV PROMIX 3 – Portable 3 Channel Field Production and ENG Mixer – that I bought from B&H for a production in August but never used it. It comes with carrying case and strap. It is brand new and still in the plastic.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/300798-REG/PSC_FPSCDVMIX3_DV_PROMIX_3_.html#includes

I also have a 25' dual XLR cable that is equally untouched.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/258104-REG/Canare_FP32MIX_25_BACX25_Cable_for_Portable.html

I'm trying to put every penny I can find into post right now so I'm looking to sell them at a discount. If anyone is interested please let me know – or if you have any suggestions of where to sell them that would be great too. My email is mcrobot1@gmail.com

Thanks


Felix Endara
Wed 25 Feb 2009Link

DocuClub is seeking short doc film on gender issues, for a partnership screening with the Media That Matters Film Festival.

The screening will take place in New York City, on March 9, and is open to the public. This time, DocuClub is broadening its scope and incorporating an outreach feedback component. The event will be held in collaboration with Mercy Corps, which is observing International Women's Day.

I'm interested in a rough cut of a short doc (no more than 60 minutes) that deals with gender issues (broadly speaking). The audience/moderator feedback would incorporate comments on the film itself, as well as on its outreach potential. On the other hand, the film could also already be done and in no need of further work-in-progress feedback, but would want some advice on its distribution.

Please get in touch with me directly, if interested in submitting your work: felix@artsengine.net.


Jo-Anne Velin
Thu 26 Feb 2009Link

International or US focus or by an American filmmaker only? English only?


Rafael De La Uz
Thu 26 Feb 2009Link

I have another Sanken CS-1 on the market, It includes the dead cat wind screen too. Everything it's almost new. I want $750 for the package. That's saving of $150 compared to BnH, what is good with this economy. !!!Great on camera mic!!!

Edited Thu 26 Feb 2009 by Rafael De La Uz

Karen Bernstein
Tue 3 Mar 2009Link

In reply to Christopher Allen's post on Fri 6 Feb 2009 :

Hi, Christoper. Can this be used for a video documentary shoot? We are shooting interviews next Tuesday.


Karen Bernstein
Tue 3 Mar 2009Link

PRODUCTION / RESEARCH INTERNS NEEDED!
Award-winning documentary filmmaker Helen Whitney seeks interns for a
two hour PBS special about Forgiveness.

Intern will support the archivist and producers, conducting footage and photograph, fact check, interview research, and assisting on production shoots. Should be versed in visual culture, intellectually
sophisticated, well-read in a variety of fields, and able to
multi-task in fast-paced environment. Primary source research
requiring investigative journalism skills; meticulous, super
organized; able to think outside the box in terms of visual metaphors
and research strategies. A great introduction to the industry. Can offer a Metro Card and good karma!

This is an intensive part-time/ full-time opportunity to learn about filmmaking. Expect to work minimum 3 months, Monday through Friday.
Candidates must have own laptop. Please email resume and cover letter. No fax, no phone calls.

For more information on Helen Whitney Productions, please visit
www.helenwhitney.com.


Maya Jakubowicz
Tue 3 Mar 2009Link

AFFORDABLE CONFERENCE/SCREENING ROOM RENTAL

Looking for a temporary office in New York? Women Make Movies offers affordable multi-use conference/screening room rental opportunities for screenings, workshops, meetings, or events. Facilities are centrally located in SoHo, NYC, and include use of TV, DVD players, a projector, and more. Night and weekend hours available. Please contact Gayathri Iyer at giyer@wmm.com or call 212.925.0606 to inquire.

Edited Tue 3 Mar 2009 by Maya Jakubowicz

Lisa F Jackson
Wed 4 Mar 2009Link

GREAT OFFICE SPACES FOR RENT IN MIDTOWN MANHATTAN

Great mid-town office spaces available after March 15th on 42nd Street btw 8th & 9th Ave in a beautiful deco landmark building right next to Port Authority. The offices are on the 24th floor with breathtaking views of Manhattan.

There are TWO rooms, available either separately or together. Rent – $1000 per room (separately) or $1875 for 2 rooms , utilities included. The rooms are approximately 250 sq. ft each with 14 foot ceilings and southern exposure.

Amenities include shared copier, fax machine, high-speed wireless internet, microwave, fridge, men/women bathrooms and secure 24/7 access. The building has large lobby, 24h security, a coffee shop and is convenient to A,C,E,1,2,3, Q,R,N,W,S, and 7 subway lines.

Perfect for filmmaker, writer, small business or professional. Both rooms can fit 2 desks or editing stations each. The offices are in a suite with other filmmakers and videographers, has a large common area and very friendly environment.

Please email me for more info and make an appointment to see the space.

Dina
dina@jacksonfilms.com


Robert Richter
Fri 6 Mar 2009Link

Available now: Manhattan, mid-town west side office/edit room in suite of indies. Individually locked 400 square ft quality space. High ceilings, three tall windows, carpeting, furnished or not. We're in Deco Towers, a Natl Landmark Bldg right next to bus terminal, subway lines, ten minutes to LIRR. Prefer sub-leaser through end of July 2010, but will consider month to month. To come by and see this space: rrprod@aol.com


Christopher Farber
Tue 17 Mar 2009Link

www.24hoursfordarfur.org
SUMMER 2009 VIDEO EDITING INTERN WANTED
24 Hours for Darfur is an education and advocacy NGO dedicated to ending the conflict in
Darfur and promoting peace and security for the people living there. Using digital video, public opinion research and online media we aim to strengthen Darfur advocacy by making it more direct, better informed and global.

Our current project, Darfurian Voices seeks to document and broadcast the views of Darfurian refugees on the necessary conditions for a just peace. As part of this project we will spend April and May 2009 conducting a representative random sample survey and recording video testimonials with Darfurian refugees living in Chad. Both will capture their opinions on issues of peace, justice, and reconciliation.

Most video testimonial work with Darfurians has focused on documenting abuses of the past rather than their hopes for the future. Our video work seeks to fill this gap. Our video products will target policy makers, diplomats and key stakeholders, and give Darfurian civilians a voice in the political discussions that will determine their future. We are not producing a full-length documentary. Our video products include a series of short videos targeting high-level policymakers, a 25-minute narrative video for broadcast television, beta-tapes of broadcast quality footage and a series of individual testimonials to be posted online. Based on the survey data and video footage we bring back from the field we will launch an innovative education and advocacy campaign.

24 Hours for Darfur seeks a video editing intern to assist the Advocacy Director and Video Coordinator/Editor in post-production of Darfurian Voices video products in New York City.

Time period: Minimum of 6 weeks, full-time beginning in June 2009

Compensation: The internship is unpaid.

Application deadline: Apply Immediately

To Apply: Send resume, cover letter and a reel or links to previous video work to
info@christopherfarber.com with “Editing Internship” in the subject line.

www.24hoursfordarfur.org

I. Editing Intern (based in the Metro New York area)

Responsibilities

- Post-production of Darfurian Voices video products including video and audio engineering;
- Transcribing and captioning video, with the help of a Darfurian translator;
- Editing video testimonials and uploading them to our and partner websites including the WITNESS Human Rights Video Hub, YouTube and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum-Google Initiative on Darfur;
- Conceptualizing opportunities for collaboration with video-based organizations;
- Other responsibilities as agreed upon with the staff;

Qualifications

- Highly proficient editing video with Final Cut Pro;
- Experience with various sound and video media types;
- Demonstrated interest in human rights, international relations, law, government, political science, history, public policy, Africa or a related area;
- Familiarity with a variety of video portals on the web;
- Self-starter and ability to work independently, as well as with other editors and translators;
- Very organized and high-level of attention to detail;
- Able to work under deadline and in a fast pace environment;
- Integrity, professional discretion and ability to handle confidential matters;
- Diplomatic manner and disposition in interacting with colleagues;
- Previous work experience editing video.


Felix Endara
Tue 17 Mar 2009Link

DocuClub in March: Tuesday, March 24, 7 p.m.

Our next DocuClub screening will take place on Tuesday, March 24, 7 p.m., at The Tank, located at 354 West 45th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues, near Times Square).

Our moderator will be Flavia Fontes. She is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and editor. Her first documentary, "Living With Chimpanzees: Portrait of a Family," depicts a couple who adopts two chimpanzees. The film was broadcast on Nippon Television in Japan and the Discovery channel in Canada. Fontes was also associate producer of "Chico Mendes: Voice of the Amazon," which aired on the TBS and TNT networks. Currently, she is in post-production with "Who's Afraid of Lynne Stewart?," a portrait of the first lawyer in the United States charged with supporting international terrorism after September 11, 2001. Fontes teaches film and video editing at the New School. For more info about her, please go to: www.meansofproductions.com.

We will screen "Mrs. Goundo’s Daughter" by Attie and Goldwater Productions (Barbara Attie and Janet Goldwater). If Mrs. Goundo is deported to Mali, her two-year-old daughter Djenabou will almost certainly be forced to undergo female genital mutilation/cutting. "Mrs. Goundo’s Daughter" is the story of a Malian woman's fight for political asylum in the U.S. to protect her child from this traditional practice, which affects over 85% of women and girls in her native West African country. In following Goundo's quest to raise a healthy daughter in the U.S., the documentary reveals both the changing attitudes towards female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) in Africa and in Goundo's immigrant community in Philadelphia, and the layered frustrations of the long and unpredictable asylum process. The film has received funding from the Independent Television Service (ITVS). For more info about and to see a trailer of the film, please go to: www.attiegoldwater.com/goundosdaughter/home.htm.

Barbara Attie and Janet Goldwater have worked collaboratively since 1990 making widely acclaimed documentaries that have been broadcast nationally and internationally. In 2005, they were awarded the prestigious Pew Fellowship in the Arts. Their most recent collaboration, "Rosita" (2005), is the story of a 9-year-old Nicaraguan girl who was raped and made pregnant, and her parents' struggle with the medical establishment, the government and the church to end her pregnancy. Broadcast in Latin America on HBO/Cinemax as well as in Europe and Asia, "Rosita" was selected to screen at INPUT 2007 and has been shown at film festivals worldwide, including the Human Rights Watch Festival and Silverdocs. Attie and Goldwater's 2002 ITVS production, "Maggie Growls," a whimsical biography of Gray Panther founder Maggie Kuhn, was selected to be the premiere program on PBS' documentary series Independent Lens.

Co-Producer and Editor Sabrina Schmidt Gordon has been committed to documentary filmmaking for over a decade. Her editing debut garnered an Emmy for WGBH’s Greater Boston Arts series, and she has continued to distinguish herself as both a producer and editor, having worked on numerous award-winning documentaries for public television and cable. She is the Co-Producer and Editor of "Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes," a groundbreaking documentary about manhood and gender politics in mainstream Hip-Hop that was broadcast on the national PBS series Independent Lens, and named among the best documentaries of 2007 by the Chicago Tribune. She has also expanded her work to include New Media as a Producer/Editor on The Masculinity Project—a web-based initiative of ITVS and the National Black Programming Consortium, exploring masculine identity in the Black community. Her commitment to social change extends to working with non-profit and grassroots organizations on video programs, among them Witness; Agricultural Missions; and the Center for Constitutional Rights.

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 $50 and it includes free admission to all DocuClub events. It takes five minutes to join online:

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 The Tank
The Tank is a non-profit arts presenter whose mission is to provide a welcoming, creative, collaborative, and affordable environment for artists and activists engaged in the pursuit of new ideas. Through a wide range of low-cost, high-concept arts and public affairs programming, The Tank seeks to cultivate a new generation of audience for live performance, civic discourse, and the work of emerging artists.


Simone Francis
Tue 17 Mar 2009Link

Nomadic Hands is looking for volunteer crew members with film and/or sound experience to help create a documentary in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

Applicants MUST:
Be available from April 14th to May 14th 2009.
Be willing to pay for a return air flight ticket to Quito, Ecuador if funding is unable to be accuired.
Be extremely adventurous and able to live in very basic conditions.
Have a strong interest in Environmental conservation, humanitarian causes, and animal welfare.
Read through the Ikiam Expedition blogs parts 1-5 before applying- http://journals.worldnomads.com/simonefrancis/post/24106.aspx

Food and basic accommodation will be provided for the three weeks throughout the duration of the filming in the Jujuintza village, and travel expenses may be re-imbursed at a later date after the documentary is distributed.

For further information about the documentary visit http://www.nomadichands.com/news_blog.php?id=40

To apply, send an email with your resume and a paragraph explaining why you want to help and how you can contribute to simone(at)nomadichands.com


Paul Ortiz
Tue 31 Mar 2009Link

Hi, I'm an editor/shooter and am now available for work. Please see my profile for more info. I might be willing to travel for the right project. Thank you.


Simone Francis
Tue 31 Mar 2009Link

Hi Paul,

I am having trouble opening your profile. Could you please send me an email through the www.nomadichands.com website via the contacts page?

Thanks,
Simone


Paul Ortiz
Tue 31 Mar 2009Link

HI Simone,
I will send an email directly to your gmail account.


Rob Hatch-Miller
Wed 1 Apr 2009Link

If anyone in the NYC area is looking for any kind of paid help, even just a day or two here and there, I'm available for work starting in late April. I've been working the last two years as an Associate Producer and Assistant Editor on a feature-length doc. In my time there we've successfully sought support from the Sundance Fund, NYSCA, Tribeca/Gucci, et cetera. I've gained experience working on fundraising trailers on Avid and Final Cut as well as working on funding apps, budgets, research, et cetera. Contact info is on my profile page.


Sam Cullman
Wed 1 Apr 2009Link

Documentary about the War on Drugs in America based out of NYC (Charlotte Street Films) is seeking an experienced sound person to operate a boom and run sound next week on Monday the 6th and Tuesday the 7th of April in Buffalo, NY. We will be filming proceedings at a drug court and then doing quick set up interviews with prisoners, judges, lawyers and administrators. We have a bunch of the necessary gear (lectrosonics wireless and lav, sennheiser 416 shotgun, mixpre two channel mixer) but would still like to have another wireless system and maybe an extra shotgun mic (preferably a sennheiser 60?). We can offer a day rate of $250. Please contact samcullman@earthlink.net if you are interested/ available.
Many thanks.


Jason Rosette
Thu 2 Apr 2009Link

Hello everyone, glad to be back on the boards!

I have several items of potential interest for the classifieds:

===> 1) I'm in the USA from Cambodia for a month to promote some new and previous movies (see http://www.floridafilmfestival.com/2009/04/vuth-learns-to-rock.html), and am interested in working some gigs while I'm here to generate some sustainable revenue.

I edit, write, shoot, do motion graphics, perform VO-narration, as well as other less glamourous production tasks--am open to anything, please drop me a line. See my IMDB here: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0742891/ Contact jrosette@gmail.com / 407-432-2534

===> 2) I'm seeking an inexpensive (free?) screening space in New York City on or around April 23-24, where I can screen some new and previous docs and other movies. Can be a warehouse, art gallery, industrial space, etc, as long as there's a projector, some speakers, and a white wall. [Pls notify as per contact above]

===> 3) The movie festival we run in Cambodia, CAMBOFEST (www.cambofest.com) is now entering its 3rd year and is seeking partner fests and advisors in the developed world who have experience in the doc world. Please email info@cambofest.com to discuss...

...By the way, we do have a "2 for 1" special on documentary submissions for the month of APRIL, please see the Cambofest website.

===> 4) Our new book, "HURRICANE: THE LIFE OF AN INDEPENDENT FILMMAKER", is now available [(c) 2009, GG Media enterprises, Phnom Penh, Cambodia] Please visit https://www.createspace.com/3352404 for more information

Thanks and all the Best,

J Rosette
CAMERADO
www.camerado.com

https://www.createspace.com/3352404


Gregory Rossi
Fri 3 Apr 2009Link

In reply to Karen Bernstein's post on Tue 3 Mar 2009 :

Karen, I didn't see an e-mail address to apply for the Whitney internship at her website. Do you have that information?


Erica Ginsberg
Tue 7 Apr 2009Link

Docs In Progress is offering up to the three documentary filmmakers
the opportunity to participate in the 2009 Robert Flaherty Film
Seminar as Docs In Progress Fellows from June 19-26 on the campus of
Colgate University in Hamilton, New York.

As an incubator for independent documentary filmmakers, Docs In
Progress believes strongly that filmmakers can be empowered and
energized by experiencing unique opportunities to share ideas and
experiences with others. Therefore, we are pleased to offer this
Fellowship Program, possible through a generous cost-share with the
Philadelphia Foundation. The Docs In Progress Fellowship covers the
registration fee (which includes room, board, and all special events
throughout the week) and travel costs in getting to the seminar.

Deadline to receive applications is Wednesday, April 15, 2009. For
more information on eligibility and to download an application, please visit our website at http://www.docsinprogress.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=105&Itemid=90


Erica Ginsberg
Tue 7 Apr 2009Link

Docs In Progress also begins a new round of classes in downtown Silver Spring, MD next week:

Documentary Filmmaking from A to Z
April 15-May 20 (six consecutive Wednesdays) 7-9 pm
How can you identify and tell your documentary story effectively while maintaining focus throughout the filmmaking process? Participants will develop a proposal and budget and learn strategies for planning production, editing, and distribution. Open to new and experienced filmmakers.

Documentary Fundraising
April 14-May 19 (six consecutive Tuesdays) 7-9 pm
This workshop provides participants with concepts and tools that can help documentary filmmakers complete their documentary projects by securing resources necessary to do so. Participants will learn how to develop a fundraising plan, track the fundraising effort, conduct donor research, conduct a fundraising drive, and solicit grants from corporations and foundations. Open to new and experienced filmmakers.

What Is Documentary? (Documentary Appreciation)
April 16-May 21 (five consecutive Thursdays) from 7-9 pm
Through seeing and discussing clips from many documentaries (and additional film viewing outside of class), participants will understand more about documentary film language; different approaches to voice and point of view; and the ethical issues faced by documentary filmmakers in presenting their takes on truth. Open to non-filmmakers as well as filmmakers.

Documentary Production
April 18-May 30 (six consecutive Saturdays from 9 am-12 noon/no class May 23)
This hands-on workshop focuses on how to plan, shoot and edit. Participants will work in teams to produce a 3-5 minute video. Open to new filmmakers.

Advance registration is highly recommended. To register, visit the Docs In Progress website at http://www.docsinprogress.org or contact Adele Schmidt at (301) 789-2797 or adeleATdocsinprogressDOTorg


Tatiana Petrone
Wed 8 Apr 2009Link

We are currently accepting films for the 2009 American Conservation Film Festival until June 1. The Festival will take place November 5-8, 2009 in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.
Our mission is to promote outstanding films that educate and inspire people to become engaged in conservation. Ideally we would like to present films that:
• Show humans as part of the environment, and/or living in a continuum of cultural tradition.
• Present stories about the natural World/Ancient culture.
• Explore human's/culture's relationship with the environment and or cultural roots.
• Explore ways we connect with the natural world, and history.
• Explore issues driven by natural resource conservation.
• Explore our relationship with the environment and our efforts to conserve what we can and how we cope with what we can't save.

We encourage both professional and student filmmakers to submit. Additionally, all filmmakers are encouraged to participate in our Traveling Festival.
Student filmmakers are eligible to compete for cash awards in our annual student filmmaking competition.
There is no fee for submission. If your film is selected, you will be invited to attend the festival and the American Conservation Film Festival will provide lodging and meals.
Please download the submission form from our website, www.conservationfilm.org, and send it along with a copy of your film.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Tatiana Petrone
Festival Manager
Info@conservationfilm.org


Monica Rankin
Fri 10 Apr 2009Link

Documentaries in HiDef
A Workshop on Broadcast-Quality Documentary Production
Oaxaca, Mexico, July 5-16, 2009

This 10-day workshop focuses on the production of broadcast-quality High Definition documentaries. Emmy-award winners videographer and editor Dan Duncan and host David Yetman from the PBS and Discovery Channel Series “The Desert Speaks” will direct the workshop. Participants will be divided by experience into groups no larger than 5 and receive instruction in filming on location and in post-production editing to produce a final broadcast quality documentary.

Participants will have the opportunity to film in such places as Oaxaca City, Teotitlán del Valle, the Mixteca, and Oaxaca's desert valleys and on such topics as Oaxaca’s street musicians and the colonial organs of Oaxaca’s pueblos. Other video projects will be considered

Participants will join in seminar sessions and on-location visits to the CIESAS (Mexico’s Institute of research in Social Anthropology) Laboratorio Visual and INHA (Mexico’s National Institute of History and Anthropology) program of ethnographic documentaries. Evenings will feature the presentation of documentaries and discussion with the producers. These will include James Cullingham, Toronto-based documentary producer and Ph.D. student at York University, and Ethelia Ruz, INHA ethnographic documentary producer. Participants who have produced documentaries are encouraged to bring them to the workshop for screening and discussion.

Participants receive a certificate of completion at the end of the workshop.

Costs and logistics:
The participation fee for the workshop is $1950 dollars that includes the use of the latest high definition video and sound equipment and editing programs, and the cost of field trips (with translators when necessary). Some financial aide is available on a competitive basis. For an additional cost, participants can request housing with a Mexican family ($17 US a night for separate bedroom and breakfast) or hotel ($60 US a night for room in a moderate priced hotel within walking distance of the workshop). For travel arrangements, there are flights to Oaxaca from Mexico City or convenient bus travel of 5 hours. The workshop staff can provide additional information.

Application information can be found at the following website:
http://www.utdallas.edu/~mrankin/oaxacaweb/documentaryweb.htm

For additional information, contact:
William H. Beezley
Department of History
University of Arizona
Tucson, Az 85721
beezley@u.arizona.edu

Edited Fri 10 Apr 2009 by Monica Rankin

Rida Solano
Mon 13 Apr 2009Link

Looking for paid doc work – producing/editing/DVD Authoring/Photoshop etc.... :

QUALIFICATIONS
• Write compelling story driven copy, short promo’s and V.O’s
• Work with production team to maintain the Producer’s overall creative vision, and the highest technical quality.
• Conduct and organize research for projects, including rights and licensing, legal work and prepping all deliverables
• Booking or casting guests/experts/actors/hosts/V.O’s
• Basic Avid and After Effects, advanced Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, Compressor (and other codec’s), DVD Studio Pro,
HTML, LexisNexis, and a solid understanding of HD and SD post procedures, tech specs etc
• Understanding of video and art formats (Quicktime compressions, aspect ratios, jpegs vs tiff, etc.)
• Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Internet research savvy, Mac/PC user, Type 65 WPM
• Arrange brainstorming sessions, help track projects in development, prep pitches
• Arrange and coordinate shoots, including scheduling facilities, personnel, equipment, etc
• Facilitate the day to day work involved in creating bibles, one sheets, and marketing materials
• Point person for non-broadcast television repackaging projects.
• Occasionally assume producer/director role on shoots, as needed.


AWARDS
Highest Achievement Award – Thesis 25 minute short film – Art Institutes

LANGUAGES
Fluent English and Spanish


nycproducer212@gmail.com
**Please e-mail me for full resume


Felix Endara
Tue 14 Apr 2009Link

DocuClub in April!

Our next DocuClub screening will take place on Wednesday, April 29, 6 p.m., at The Tank, located at 354 West 45th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues, near Times Square).

Our moderator will be A.M. Peters. Peters' independent film banner, Dinomonster Films, develops and produces documentaries and feature films, as well as music and corporate videos offering a fresh style and perspective on characters and culture. Her produced scripts include such animated shorts "Jack Quack (The Path)" and "Corporate Whore," and the comedy Electronic Devices. Peters worked as the Assistant to Academy-Award nominated director Nanette Burstein on the documentary "American Teen." She has also worked with other clients such as Smith Barney and Merrill Lynch. Peters’ most recent film, "No Cross, No Crown," will screen at Patois: The 6th Annual New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival.

We will screen "Lil Poison" by Beth Earl. At five years old, Victor De Leon III is the youngest professional video game player in the world. "Lil Poison" follows Victor and his father/manager, SicVic, as they travel to video game tournaments across the country hoping to win prize money, score sponsorship deals and place in the top sixteen of the Major League Gaming circuit. Gaming gives them the opportunity to travel, earn money and recognition, and escape their financial woes and family predicament. The documentary offers insight into this gaming world and shows us the life of a kid who could become the poster child for his generation.

Director and producer Beth Earl is the founder of Massive Productions. She graduated with a degree in International Relations from Brown University, and went on to get a certificate in digital filmmaking from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Beth worked with Albert Maysles on his upcoming project, "In Transit." "Lil Poison" is her first documentary.

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 $50 and it includes free admission to all DocuClub events. It takes five minutes to join online:

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 The Tank
The Tank is a non-profit arts presenter whose mission is to provide a welcoming, creative, collaborative, and affordable environment for artists and activists engaged in the pursuit of new ideas. Through a wide range of low-cost, high-concept arts and public affairs programming, The Tank seeks to cultivate a new generation of audience for live performance, civic discourse, and the work of emerging artists.


Gregory Rossi
Wed 15 Apr 2009Link

In reply to Erica Ginsberg's post on Tue 7 Apr 2009 :

Thanks for this notice Erica, I was able to get my application in. It sounds like a great program.


Mario Berlinguer
Mon 20 Apr 2009Link

Featured on NextCat.com!

I have had the nice surprise of being selected as featured talent (composer) by the entertainment website NextCat.com. My profile will be sported for a few weeks on their music opening page here .

You can check out some of my work on my website at
www.marioberlinguer.com or on my NextCat page at www.nextcat.com/marioberlinguer .

For any artists working in the enterteinment industry, NextCat is a great place to be. And for any documentarists in need of a composer, feel free to contact me there or on my website.

Cheers,
Mario


Felix Endara
Tue 21 Apr 2009Link

MASTER CLASS: Kim Longinotto and Documentary Filmmaking
Co-presented by Women Make Movies, DocuClub, and DCTV
Saturday, May 9, 2009
1-4 p.m.
$50 for DocuClub members and members of co-sponsoring organizations
$75 for everyone else
Location: DCTV, 87 Lafayette Street, 3rd Fl Studio
RSVP to fsprogram@wmm.com or 212.925.0606 x.302

DocuClub is proud to co-present a session of the Women Make Movies Master Class filmmaking series featuring award-winning documentary filmmaker Kim Longinotto ("Rough Aunties;" "Hold Me Tight, Let me Go;" "Sisters in Law").

This Master Class is part of several May weekend events and talks for Longinotto’s film retrospective at MoMA, May 7-23. For a full retrospective schedule visit MoMA at www.moma.org.

Longinotto is renowned as a purveyor of cinéma vérité and lauded by critics for her sensitive treatment of groundbreaking subject matter, and rarely seen perspectives from around the globe. She will share clips, documentary techniques, working experiences, as well as craft and process from her 30+ year career as a documentarian. She will talk about the difficulties of filming in foreign countries and cultures, about the ethics of documentary filmmaking, and her relationship to her subjects.

Longinotto's newest film, "Rough Aunties,"an inspirational film about women-led social change in post-apartheid South Africa, won the Sundance World Cinema Jury Prize in Documentary this year and will be broadcast on HBO in 2010. Another of her films, "Hold Me Tight, Let Me Go," will screen on POV in July. Don't miss this special event with one of documentary film's most unique and accomplished voices!

Debra Zimmerman, Executive Director of Women Make Movies, will moderate the event.

The $50 discount rate is available to DocuClub members and members of co-sponsoring organizations. Become a DocuClub member (www.artsengine.net/store/#tools_consul)!

RSVP soon as seating is very limited!


Bridge Screenplay
Wed 22 Apr 2009Link

SCREENWRITERS BAILOUT!!!

With our final screenplay submission deadline just a week away, we got to thinking – isn’t it time someone helped the creative backbone of our society instead of rewarding those who are destroying it? With that said, we’re very excited to introduce the Screenwriters Bailout 2009! From now thru Wednesday, April 22 at Midnight (EST), you can submit your script to Bridge International Screenplay Competition and pay only50% of the current entry fees! We know times are tight, and you shouldn’t be expected to throw your hard work into a dusty drawer, never to be seen again, just because contest fees are too high. This exclusive opportunity is our gift to you. See, recessions can be fun!

Submitting your work to Bridge Int’l Screenplay Competition puts you in the running for the ultimate promotional package. This is a serious competition – for serious writers. Winners and finalist scripts are relentlessly exposed to the industry’s leading executives, readers, directors, agents and producers from all over the world! This can be your big shot, and with the Screenwriters Bailout, you have no excuses – submit your work today!

http://www.submitbridge.com/bailout.htm


Jason Caminiti
Thu 23 Apr 2009Link

I'm involved in a yearly festival of Arts in Fall River, Massachusetts called "Arts Around the Block." Last year we showed my film "Pawtucket Rising"

This year, I am looking for documentary shorts to show to the public during this festival.

I am looking specifically for documentary shorts (under 20 minutes) that have to do with Arts, Economic Development, Architectural History, Revivals of cities.

Because our festival is free, and runs with absolutely no budget, we cannot compensate for playing the films. I will however return the films to you at my cost after showing. I could also make a copy or receive these digitally if possible.

Please contact me at jason@fallrivershow.com


Maya Jakubowicz
Thu 23 Apr 2009Link

*Please help Women Make Movies in forwarding this post to anyone who might be interested!*

Spacious 1,000 – 3,000 Sq Ft Soho Production Office/Loft Space Available | Short or Long Term Sublease

Gorgeous, sunny loft office sublease space available on Broadway at Grand Street. Located in a landmark building spaces feature hardwood floors, 15 foot ceilings, oversized windows, passenger and freight elevators, 24/7 secured access to building, on-site building super, and up to a four year sublease. Mixed tenant building features architects, media/print/graphics firms and non-profit organizations. Ideal business location in the center of Soho's finest shops and galleries. Conveniently located near 4, 5, 6, N, R, B, D, and F trains.

Space can be rented on a month-to-month basis or annually

Recently reduced rent – amazing space and price compared to other spaces in Soho, Nolita, and Tribeca!

Perfect spaces for Creative Offices, Showrooms, Non-profits, Photographers, Designers, Production Companies, Law Firms, and Agencies

2850 sq. ft. loft space
- Huge, corner loft
- South and West walls lined with oversized windows
- 4 built-out offices
- Three separate entrances to main office
- As low as $8000/month

1500 sq. ft. loft space
- Central air conditioning
- Wired and ready for move-in
- 3 built-out offices
- Two separate entrances to main office
- As low as $4000/month

1000 sq. ft. loft space
- Huge, corner loft!
- South and West walls lined with oversized windows
- 2 built-out offices
- Rent negotiable!

Please contact Maya Jakubowicz at mj@wmm.com or call 212.925.0606 to inquire.


Alex Antar
Fri 24 Apr 2009Link

Video/YouTube Production Volunteer –
Job title: Video/YouTube Production Volunteer
Organization name: MHPA
Location of job (Country): Kenya – Remote
Location of job (City): Kenya – Remote
Last date of receiving volunteer applications: Open
Contact details for receiving applications: antarworld@gmail.com
Reference:

Volunteer job description:
The Maasai Heritage Preservation Foundation (MHPF) mission is to provide education to communities who do not have access to education. The MHPF have recently opened a school in Kenya for poor Maasai children and, plan to produce a series of video/YouTude documentaries about the school to celebrate the vulnerable children, their disappearing culture and also highlight the achievements and challenges ahead. 46 million children in Africa (which is nearly half the school age population), have never set foot in a classroom. Sadly, the smallest expenses are hampering the enrolment numbers at schools. We believe passionately that EVERY child has the right to an education. It is through education that we believe that we will begin to see change in poor countries.

We are a small, open-minded, and dedicated team looking for a few good people to visit the schools independently in the remote villages in Kenya in order to make the videos. If you are passionate about saving children and their education and would like to help us create this responsible free documentary, we want to hear from you.
The MHPF is currently looking for Video Production Volunteers enthusiastic beginners seeking useful experience and seasoned professionals are welcome. You produce videos about our Maasai schools or other messages mainly for TV broadcast or publishing on YouTube . You coordinate your work with our team in Europe and Kenya.
Your tasks:
- You design, draft and produce short Business-to-Consumer (B2C) videos for The MHPF
- You coordinate your work with the our Team in Europe and Kenya,
- You have ability to work with animations
Our requirements:
- You are willing to do what it takes to produce quality consumer videos, including the technical details (e.g. file conversion)
- Using your own video & sound equipment is a bonus
- Ideally you are a student or have a university degree in film production, graphic design or similar studies or an apprenticeship in these fields
- You understand how to translate a brand into a video format
- You understand the field web/multimedia
- You are totally dedicated to your job and can work 100% self-motivated
- Strong grasp of the English language
- Ideally you are willing or have experience in working remotely for a week or two in harsh climate conditions (remote villages have very minimum necessities such as water, toilets, etc)
- You have strong cross-cultural skills and share our environmental-, social- and cultural-friendly mindset
- Positivity is your way to think (more below)
Location: remote work with Maasai tribes in Kenya
Working times: 5-10h/week
This is a volunteer position. As an early adopter and volunteer team member you will have the chance to help shape the future of an exciting project. We offer an enriching and challenging experience, and the chance to see your responsibilities and desires grow alongside the project.
- You have a positive vibe: you live your life in a positive way and you want to inspire people positively. You are a positive thinker and you like to handle all situations in life with a positive perspective. You understand that in order to improve your own and everybody else's life on this planet one must think positively and inspire other people to think positively.
- You communicate proactively and openly: you understand that positive communication is the key to solving problems. You also know that positive communication is key to raising awareness both inside and outside so that everybody is pulling in the same direction

Interested? Contact us at:
Email: antarworld (at) gmail.com


Michael Collins
Mon 27 Apr 2009Link

NYC – Summer Internship

We are currently in post production on a feature doc with the working title "Give Up Tomorrow." It is a murder-mystery social-justice story set in the Philippines. We already have broadcasts secured with PBS and BBC.

We’re seeking intern(s) to assist with post-production in the New York City area. Responsibilities will vary depending on individual’s skills but will center on media management. The position is unpaid, but we’ll cover transportation and working meals. School credit, general mentorship/advice, and credit on the final film will certainly be provided to excellent interns. The ideal candidate will be: bright, enthusiastic, self-motivated, and patient, – very attentive to detail, interested in the editorial process and documentary filmmaking – able to give 10-20 hours per week to the project (schedule flexible, open to discussion), preferably experienced in Final Cut Pro, and open to learning Photoshop. Offices located in Williamsburg.

Please send your cover letter and resume to michael@thoughtfulrobot.com, indicating your availability as well as your aspirations in the world of filmmaking.

I would be happy to provide you with more information about the project or discuss any questions you might have.

- Michael


Sarah Hesterman
Wed 29 Apr 2009Link

FREE FURNITURE & EQUIPMENT! Production company where I work is selling/giving away a lot of old equipment, including 2 old Avid Meridian systems and G4 computers. All for pick-up at 43 E. 20th Street 7th Floor tonight btw 6 – 7:30 PM.
See the craigslist ad – <http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/gms/1145782934.html> Please don't contact me, use the email in the ad.


Erica Ginsberg
Wed 29 Apr 2009Link

Docs In Progress returns to Washington DC on Friday, May 8 with documentary work in progress screenings. The featured films are:

JOE THE BROTHER by Liz Lovern (22 minutes)
A politician running for office rarely runs alone. Few people know this as well as Joe McCain, John McCain's brother. Joe and others on both sides of the political fence reflect on how political campaigning impacts family members of the candidate.

TO SEE by Chris Wohlers and Michelle Lia (41 minutes)
An experiment in experiencing a world without sight leads a filmmaker to a different understanding of blindness.

The screening takes place on Friday, May 8 from 7:00-9:30 pm at the George Washington University's Media and Public Affairs Building (805 21st Street, NW Washington DC). Suggested donation: $5.

The program is organized by Docs In Progress and sponsored by The Documentary Center at the George Washington University. More
information at http://www.docsinprogress.org


Jeremy Weinstein
Thu 30 Apr 2009Link

Open Source Documentary project called Docummunity. The idea is to aggregate content on a topic in this case it's 'MONEY' and by collecting footage/pictures/audio/music. This will enable a filmmaker who contributes a small amount (say 2 minutes) they will then have access to 200 minutes (if there are only 100 contributors) of stuff to download and use in the production of their very own Documentary.

The idea of mashing and remixing other peoples work, whether complete or incomplete is very exciting to a lot of emerging practitioners. So if you've got something that fits the theme of money – let me know because the site will hopefully go live in 6 weeks and we want to launch it with content already there.

I think it's the future of documentary filmmaking so come along and try it out – you wont be disappointed.


Doug Block
Thu 30 Apr 2009Link

Will be very interested to follow your progress, Jeremy. May be the future of docs, indeed. Good luck with it.


Jeremy Weinstein
Thu 30 Apr 2009Link

In reply to Doug Block's post on Thu 30 Apr 2009 :

Thanks Doug! I'll keep you posted.


Rida Solano
Mon 4 May 2009Link

animator needed for documentary mocking Disney/media

- need animated original transitions
- lower thirds
- intro/outro
- funny/creative archival segments

Must have previous TV Broadcast credits/extensive experience/ VERY high production value reel

**No Amateurs


Jon Goldman
Mon 4 May 2009Link

In reply to Rida Solano's post on Mon 4 May 2009 : My animation partner and I are interested– you can see one of our recent pieces, now showing at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. <http://thoughtballoonmedia.com/swim2009.mov> which was previously aired on WGBH in 2008.
The award winning "SWING" is here: <http://thoughtballoonmedia.com/swing11.mov> ( slamdance, crossroads film festival)
The collaboration with Jim Uhls, screenwriter of FIGHT CLUB is here: <http://www.thoughtballoonmedia.com/Asrant.mov>
Based on Leo Tolstoy short story ( Called "the greatest of the literature" by James Joyce) "HOW MUCH LAND DOES A MAN NEED?" using archival Russian COLOR images from 1905 a sample of which is here:
<http://www.thoughtballoonmedia.com/howmuchsm2.mov>


Irene Herrera
Wed 6 May 2009Link

We are a nonprofit educational arts organization with more than 100 collaborators in 8 countries and we are looking for volunteers in Beirut to participate in the project. While participation will not be remunerated, the project offers broad, worldwide exposure for collaborators' work and the opportunity to be a part of a growing and dynamic collective of creative and socially-minded filmmakers.

We are mainly interested in female video camera operators (HVR-A1U and V1U) and producers, fixers or production assistants willing to support the logistics. All candidates should preferably be bilingual and available from May 13th to May 16th for the shoot of the GL Project in Lebanon. While the volunteers are not expected to work all these days they must be available all day on May 14th into May 15th and be able to carry out 3 hour continuos shifts of camera work. Although the shoot only takes place during 24 hours we will have at least two preproduction meetings during this time. The project will take place in a Palestinian refugee camp and will feature a young girl.

If you are interested please fill out the following form.

http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=ckw5empVNHdBZkpLUXZJVDc2ZVI4OVE6MA..

For further information please read:

http://globallives.org/community/latestnews

http://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/12296

http://globallives.org/community/node/138

Thank you!


Stephanie Foerster
Wed 6 May 2009Link

Hello there, I'm looking for a web designer and programmer who could build a very clean site with a simple CMS for the client to be able to update news, thumbnail photos, and eventually short video clips. The topic is forest carbon markets and mitigating climate change. Ideally I'd like to work with someone who can polish our design and build the front and back end--and be able to talk about both aspects clearly to non-programmers! The rough layout and content are already finished, and the hosting service and url are set up. If interested please email me at spfoerster@watchstepfilms.com.


Gregory Rossi
Thu 7 May 2009Link

In reply to Doug Block's post on Thu 30 Apr 2009 :

I definitely think doc filmmaking is migrating, slowly, in that direction. BURMA VJ (look forward to the May 20 screening) is a step in that direction.

Look forward to seeing how Jeremy's piece works out.


Jo-Anne Velin
Thu 7 May 2009Link

Have you seen the Remix Manifesto produced by the NFB? Google the title, it should give you a good view of the process they are using to create it.



Gregory Rossi
Thu 7 May 2009Link

Thanks for the link. I've seen the first couple chapters before. And my enthusiasm nor the idea isn't anything new, I just keep praising this concept because I'm guessing someone is going to blow up with one of these ideas. Then you know they'll be the original innovator despite all the work that was done before it, but the genre will also become a little more dynamic.


Rida Solano
Fri 8 May 2009Link

Hi John I passed on the message :) thanks for applying!


Tristan Dyer
Fri 8 May 2009Link

http://www.newenglandfilm.com/festival
____________________________________________________
Call for Films: The Online New England Film Festival
Screen Online for 45 days * Audience & Jury Awards * Winners Screen at
Coolidge Corner in Boston * Prizes & more...

The 1st Annual Online New England Film Festival, presented by NewEnglandFilm.com, will launch as an online showcase of selected films from September 1, 2009 through October 15, 2009. The Online New England Film Festival will showcase films under 30 minutes in the following categories: animation, children/family, comedy, documentary,and drama. The films will be selected by NewEnglandFilm.com staff and the festival's esteemed jury. In addition, the festival has partnered with Women in Film Video New England (WIFVNE) who will jury the special category New England Women Above the Line for films under 30
minute produced, directed, or written by a woman or women based in New England.

$25 Regular Deadline: May 15, 2009
$30 Late Deadline: June 1, 2009
$50 Extended (Withoutabox only): June 15, 2009
Note: $5 discount for students with a photocopy of a valid ID and
Withoutabox member plans.


Shelly Helgeson
Mon 11 May 2009Link

Calling all College Students or Recent Grads!

Zohe Film Productions an independent documentary film company, owned by acclaimed filmmaker Jennifer Fox, is seeking post- production interns on their latest feature length documentary, “Learning to Swim.” The film documents a Buddhist Master and his son as they travel the world in hopes of saving their Tibetan culture. Consequently, the footage contains several languages including Tibetan, Italian and English. We greatly need interns who speak Italian and/or possess knowledge in website development, as we are in the beginning stages of creating an online presence for the film.

Some of the many responsibilities include transcribing, subtitling, translating (if applicable) and doing light editing on Avid Xpress Pro as well as some general office duties. Ideal candidates should possess an enthusiasm for nonfiction films and have an interest in post-production. However, previous knowledge of Avid is not necessary.

This is an unpaid internship but those completing a three-month, 20 hour/week commitment will receive a credit in the film as well as a professional recommendation from Ms. Fox.

Interested applicants should email a resume and concise cover letter to shelly@zohefilms.com. Please include POST PRODUCTION INTERN “YOUR NAME” in the subject line.


Erica Ginsberg
Mon 11 May 2009Link

For Washington DC/Baltimore-area filmmakers...

Seminar on Legal Issues for Filmmakers
Saturday, June 6 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
at the Docs In Progress Documentary House in Silver Spring, MD

Knowing a few legal basics can make the difference between watching your work on the big screen or seeing your big dreams go up in smoke. Legal issues arise in every aspect of film production. This workshop, led by media and entertainment lawyer Laura Possessky, is designed to teach film professionals about key legal issues and concepts to navigate common legal problems and to determine when legal counsel may become necessary. Core concepts of copyright, contracts and business law will be covered. This is an interactive program with class exercises and discussions. Participants are encouraged to submit requests for discussion topics in advance and to come to the workshop with questions – lots of them!

Space is limited to 12 participants so register early. Cost: $150 includes light refreshments. Docs In Progress is located in downtown Silver Spring, walking distance from the Silver Spring Metro and with convenient free parking on Saturdays.

Visit our website for more details and to register: http://www.docsinprogress.org


Jennifer Yoo
Tue 12 May 2009Link

TRICKLE UP
Freelance Video Producer/Editor
India Short Documentary (Bengali/English subtitles)

About Trickle Up:
Founded in 1979, Trickle Up empowers people living on less than $1 a day to take the first steps out of poverty, providing them with resources to build microenterprises for a better quality of life. In partnership with local agencies, we offer very poor people business training and seed capital to launch or expand a microenterprise, and savings support to build assets. Trickle Up works with partner agencies in 8 countries in Asia, Africa, and the Americas. In 2009, we will help start or expand nearly 11,000 businesses, improving the lives of 60,000 people around the world. Trickle Up’s annual budget is approximately $5 million, and we have headquarters in New York City and field offices in India, Mali, Uganda and Guatemala.

The Opportunity:
Trickle Up seeks a freelance video producer/editor for a short documentary project featuring our CGAP project in India. The producer will report to the Communications Officer in and work in collaboration with our Asia program team headquartered in New York.

This project will be the second in a series of three short films documenting several participants and their families over the course of a three-year project in West Bengal, India that helps people living in extreme poverty start sustainable livelihoods. Filming has already been completed; this project will require editing the captured footage to produce part two of the series. The final video should be about 10 minutes in length and consistent in style with the first video in the series. Click here to view the first video (“Trickle Up India: A Family Portrait”).

The Person:
• Candidates MUST be fluent in both Bengali and English, as the footage is filmed in Bengali and will require translation into English
• Ideal candidates will demonstrate strong work experience in production, timeliness and attention to detail
• A demonstrated interest in international development is preferred.
• Time in the office is possible, but not required beyond project check-ins
• Bachelor’s degree required; graduate-level degree or current enrollment in graduate program preferred

Salary and benefits:
This is a paid, short-term freelance position from May-July 2009. Benefits are not included in the compensation for this position. To Apply This position is currently vacant. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until May 31st. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to freelanceproducer@trickleup.org with your name in the subject line. If samples of your video work are available online, please send a link as well. We will only contact those individuals we are interested in interviewing. Please, no phone calls.

Trickle Up is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value a diverse workforce and extend equal opportunity to all applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status or disability. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Edited Tue 12 May 2009 by Jennifer Yoo

Andrea Feder
Tue 12 May 2009Link

For Montreal Area Filmmakers:

Registration open for the 7th edition of the 2880 Film Blitz! Go to 2880.ca today to register.

Montreal’s premier 48-hour filmmaking contest, the 2880 Film Blitz, is back for its 7th annual showcase of our city’s biggest and brightest cinematic wild childs! From May 29 to 31, 12 teams will take part in a feverish race against the clock to write, shoot and edit a 5-minute short film in under 2880 minutes. The event caps off with a gala screening on Sunday, May 31st at Club Soda (1225 Saint-Laurent), where jury and audience prizes will be awarded to the finest films. The 2009 jury is comprised of Brett Gaylor (Director, RIP: Remix Manifesto), Dany Lennon (Programmer, Prends Ça Court!), Marie-Anne Raulet (Executive Director, RIDM) and Natalia Wysocka (Film Editor, ICI / Famous Québec).

2880 Film Blitz’s Producers have chosen documentary and its offbeat cousin the mockumentary as the genres of choice for this special Doc or Mock? edition of the contest, as all shorts produced must fit into one of the aforementioned genres. The Blitz is always made all the more nerve-racking for contestants thanks to a secret theme and object that they must incorporate into their films…and which are only revealed once the countdown begins at 7 p.m. on May 29!

2880 Film Blitz
Doc or Mock? Edition

Sunday, May 31 – 7:00 PM
Club Soda (1225 Saint-Laurent)

The 2880 Film Blitz is the flagship fundraising event for the Quebec branch of DOC (Documentary Organization of Canada) – the non-profit professional and advocacy organization that supports independent documentary filmmakers of all stripes through lobbying, workshop and visibility initiatives. (http://www.docquebec.ca) The Doc or Mock? edition makes all the more sense given that DOC Québec is the organization responsible for selecting the short list of contenders for the Jutra Awards’ annual Best Documentary Prize.
The Blitz’s official rules and registration forms, complete list of prizes and sponsors, as well as the winning films from previous editions, are available at www.2880.ca


Ben Kempas
Tue 12 May 2009Link

Do we have any D-Worders in New Zealand?

http://www.humanrightsfilmfest.net.nz/features/upstream-battle/

Wellington Saturday 9 May, 3.30pm Sunday 10 May, 1.00pm
Auckland Saturday 16 May, 3.30pm Sunday 17 May, 1.00pm
Christchurch Saturday 23 May, 3.30pm Sunday 24 May, 1.00pm
Dunedin Saturday 30 May, 3.30pm Sunday 31 May, 1.00pm


Felix Endara
Wed 13 May 2009Link

DocuClub in May: Wednesday, May 27, 7 p.m.

DocuClub is holding its May screening on Wednesday, May 27, at the beautiful new theater facilities of the 92YTribeca, located at 200 Hudson Street (at Canal). You can take the E, 1, or 6 trains to Canal.

Our moderator will be Yance Ford. Ford is Series Producer of P.O.V. and has been instrumental in curating the acclaimed documentary film series on PBS for seven years. Ford works closely with P.O.V.’s executive director to evaluate films submitted to P.O.V., oversees P.O.V.’s annual call for entries, and coordinates P.O.V.’s annual programming advisory board. Privately, Ford is a Programming Associate, Documentary Features for the Sundance Film Festival and serves on the IFW Advisory Committee. She is also a consultant and pre screener for Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, True/False, and Newport International Film Festival among others. She has served on juries at Full Frame, Silverdocs, and ITVS, appeared on panels at True/False, Sunny Side of the Doc and mentored emerging filmmakers at the NALIP Producer’s Academy. A graduate of Hamilton College and the production workshop at Third World Newsreel, Ford is currently in development on her first film, a documentary film about race and murder in the suburbs of New York City.

We are excited to be screening PARTING THE WATERS Co-directed and co-produced by Josh Waletzky and longtime DocuClub member Jenny Levison. Despite the fact that swimming pools have been racially integrated for over fifty years, two thirds of black and Latino children still can’t swim. PARTING THE WATERS follows African-American Olympic swimmers Maritza Correia and Cullen Jones, and three talented young black and Latino swimmers coming up behind them, in a fish-out-of water story that takes place in the water. You can see a trailer of the film at: dotellproductions.com/site/partingthewaters.

Josh Waletzky, Director, Editor and Co-Producer, is a highly acclaimed documentary filmmaker who has made dozens of films that probe deep into the lives of people caught in social and cultural crossroads. His extensive body of documentary work includes Academy Award-nominated Music For The Movies: Bernard Herrmann, Image Before My Eyes, Partisans Of Vilna, Sacred Stage: The Marinsky Theater, and Shaker Heights: Struggle For Integration.

Producer, Co-Director and Writer Jenny Levison is a screenwriter, playwright, and filmmaker who specializes in the use of arts media in social justice organizing. Her writing and production credits include the CD of Mexican and Mexican American labor music, Nuestras Voces Se Levantan Para la Justicia; the musical theater work Shtil, Mayn Corazon- A Yiddish Tango Cabaret; the documentary films Niel and Phil and Live Free or Dye; and the satiric media campaign Billionaires for Bush (or Gore).

Please note special admission details: Admission is free for current DocuClub members and $8 for non-members.

We expect a full house, so it is strongly advised that non-members purchase advance tickets here:

www.92y.org/shop/event_detail.asp?productid=T-MM5FM22

If you are a DocuClub member and plan to attend, please RSVP to: docuclub@artsengine.net.

Membership is an annual $50 and it includes free admission to all DocuClub events. It takes five minutes to join online:

www.artsengine.net/store/#tools_consul

About DocuClub
DocuClub is Arts Engine’s monthly film screening series of works-in-progress documentaries.


Carey Davidson
Thu 14 May 2009Link

Job title: Documentary Filmmaker
Organization name: Imagine Project, Inc. http://imagineproject.org
Location of job: New York City
Last date of receiving volunteer applications: Open
Contact details for receiving applications: cdavidson@imagineproject.org

About Imagine Project
THE IMAGINE PROJECT Inc., is a not for profit 501(c) 3 corporation founded in 1992, dedicated to nurturing a child’s creativity through the arts. Through the design and delivery of creative and performing arts programs to inner city children in homeless shelters, community centers and NYC public schools, we create and facilitate a safe environment for children to explore and engage their creative energy.

The Opportunity
This past winter, the Imagine Project submitted a children’s musical to the 2009 New York International Fringe Festival, the largest multi-arts festival in North America, and last week, we were notified that our submission won one of three spots in the FringeJR program. The show will be cast with at least 50% homeless shelter kids. This as an outstanding opportunity for a talented filmmaker to capture a unique, exciting narrative chronicling the experience of talented children living under daunting circumstances as they endeavor to pull off a professional musical at the New York International Fringe Festival.

This is an unpaid opportunity, as the Imagine Project is a low budget organization with the bulk of our funding going toward our youth programs. However, we would be willing to discuss covering some small portion of the costs. The filmmaker should be available to start as soon as possible and will work approximately 3-4 hours per week through the week of 8/14/09.

Requirements
The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in documentary filmmaking, preferably with directly related subject matter. Timeliness and attention to detail required. Access to up to date equipment and financiers is preferable.

Apply
Qualified applicants send a cover letter and resume to cdavidson@imagineproject.org with links to samples of your work available online.


Annie Berman
Fri 15 May 2009Link

In reply to Jeremy Weinstein's post on Thu 30 Apr 2009 :

Jeremy, If you haven't already, you may be interested in talking to Brett Galylor at Open Source Cinema. He's working toward a similar goal and recently released the documentary "Rip! A Remix Culture" www.opensourcecinema.org


Jason Rosette
Sat 16 May 2009Link

>> Submissions for CAMBOFEST: Film, Video, and Animation Festival of Cambodia now tax-deductible [for US filmmakers at least] <<

*Submit via hardcopy entry form on our submissions page at:
http://www.cambofest.com/submit/submit.html

*Remit your entry fee through Media Alliance, our fiscal sponsor (per instructions on submission page @ http://media-alliance.stores.yahoo.net/restoolandte.html)

*Send your DVD screeners and printout from the Media Alliance online portal to us in Cambodia:

CAMBOFEST
Attn: Jason Rosette & Phun Sokunthearith
PO Box 707
12000 Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA

ALSO: We're still in urgent need of virtual volunteers, advisors, and financial & in-kind support. We've been able to make up the difference in the past through external revenue and teaching gigs, but the global meltdown has hit us hard, and there are far fewer support gigs out here than there are in the developed world.

Please see our support page at:

http://cameradosocialissue.blogspot.com/

...for more details, and to find out how you can help!

Ar'kun Ch'ran, D-Word

JR, Mr. Tol, and the CamboFest Team


Mitchell Block
Mon 18 May 2009Link

I'm doing two workshops for the International Documentary Association on funding May 30 and 31.

Financing and Producing Documentaries in on May 30. This class provides a solid overview of funding for docs.

http://docworkshop0530.eventbrite.com/

Documentary Tune Up, Looks at Projects and addresses how to make them "sell." This workshop features Eva Orner who produced the TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE and GONZO: THE LIFE AND WORK OF DR. HUNTER S. THOMPSON.

The focus will be on one-offs and features.

http://docworkshop0531.eventbrite.com/

D-Word Members may take the classes at the IDA member fee.


Yixi Villar
Wed 20 May 2009Link

Hi.. how are you? I am looking for a paid position in production or post production on a documentary film project. I have a BA in Television Production and have experience in Television and Film. If your interested i will send you my resume and a bio.
Thank you for your time.

All the best,
Yixi


Jonathan Bland
Mon 25 May 2009Link

Hi Folks,
Any doc other filmmakers out there living and working in Mumbai....? India?


John Burgan
Mon 25 May 2009Link

Jonathan, the best thing to do is to do a search of D-Word members by country – to get there just click on the "People" link at the top left of this page and then select "Advanced Search"

You'll see that we have quite a few members in Mumbai, although not many regulars.

Edited Mon 25 May 2009 by John Burgan

Doug Block
Mon 25 May 2009Link

And no need to double post, Jonathan. People will find your post in the appropriate topic, to be sure.


Dharma Apparasu
Tue 26 May 2009Link

HI Jonathan,

I have a brother who lives in Mumbai/Hydrebad Who is doc filmmaker director this e-mail is upender.apparasu@gmail.com hope this might be helpful.

Dharma


Rochelle Rose
Wed 27 May 2009Link

I am a student who wishes to view the film, Learning to Swallow by Danielle Beverly.
Does anyone know how to get a copy or if Danielle Beverly sees this post reply and give me some ideas!?
My teacher was thoroughly impressed with this film and will give me extra credit if I can even find it!
Thanks!


Jonathan Bland
Thu 28 May 2009Link

Thanks John/ Dharma...... :)


Danielle Beverly
Thu 28 May 2009Link

Rochelle, please email me off list and I'd be pleased to help! dannabev at yahoo dot com


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