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Mark Freeman
Tue 9 Feb 2010Link

Dhondup Wangchen is a Tibetan filmmaker recently sentenced to 6 years for subversion in China. Amnesty International fears that he is being tortured.

Wangchen’s 25-minute documentary, Leaving Fear Behind (www.leavingfearbehind.com), shows Tibetans in the Amdo region expressing their views on the Dalai Lama, the Beijing Olympics and Chinese legislation.

Please help spread the word and please sign the petition at:

Reporters without Borders
http://www.rsf.org/en-petition33442-Dhondup_Wangchen.html

More Information:
http://www.amnestyusa.org/actioncenter/actions/uaa18909.pdf

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/31/world/asia/31tibet.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=Dhondup%20Wangchen&st=cse

thank you,

Mark

Mark Freeman
Professor
School of Theatre, Television, and Film
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Dr.
San Diego, CA 92182-7601
Ph 619 594-5497
Fax 619 594-1391
http://www.markfreemanfilms.org

"Freedom of expression is the matrix, the indispensable condition, of nearly every other form of freedom." – Benjamin Nathan Cardozo


John Burgan
Tue 9 Feb 2010Link

Good call, Mike. Thanks for posting.


Felix Endara
Wed 10 Feb 2010Link

DocuClub in February!

Our February DocuClub will take place on Wednesday, February 24, 7 p.m., at DCTV, located at 87 Lafayette Street (at Walker; take N/R/Q/6 trains to Canal).

We will screen a rough cut of PAUL GOODMAN CHANGED MY LIFE by Jonathan Lee. The first documentary about Paul Goodman, the late social critic, poet, philosopher of education, or, as he called himself, "man of letters in the old-fashioned sense," it follows a biographical through-line and is structured around interviews with family, friends, peers, and activists from the peace, educational reform, and gay movements who today are found in Maine, Minnesota, Massachusetts, California, West Virginia, New York City, Vermont, Paris, and Catalonia, Spain. The interviews are interwoven with archival footage of Goodman and major events in which he was involved and photos made available by his widow Sally. Some interviewees include Noam Chomsky, Judith Malina, and Grace Paley. See a trailer here: http://www.paulgoodmanfilm.com/trailer.shtml.

Director/Producer Jonathan Lee served as producer of the FEAR OF DISCLOSURE PROJECT, a series of videos that explore the act of revealing that one is HIV+ or has AIDS, which began with a video by the late Phil Zwickler and David Wojnarowicz. Under Lee's direction, the project produced and distributed (IN)VISIBLE WOMEN, Ellen Spiro and Marina Alvarez, NON, JE NE REGRETTE RIEN (NO REGRET), Marlon T. Riggs, and OUT IN SILENCE & NOT A SIMPLE STORY, Christine Choy. From 1995-2003, Lee was the founder/director of the Maine Speakout Project, a statewide organization that trained and deployed volunteer speakers to share their personal experiences as sexual minority Mainers with mainstream groups throughout the state. In 2003, Lee returned to New York City to begin working on PAUL GOODMAN CHANGED MY LIFE.

Associate Producer Robert Hawk has been a longtime advisor to filmmakers and film festivals, has had his own business, ICI (Independent Consultation for Independents) for over 13 years, and been a part of the independent film scene for 23 years. Producer credits include Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine's acclaimed documentary, BALLETS RUSSES. Starting with his involvement in documentary as a researcher on Rob Epstein's Oscar-winning THE TIMES OF HARVEY MILK, he has been credited with discovering and/or nurturing the talents of such filmmakers as Epstein, Nathaniel Kahn (MY ARCHITECT), Kevin Smith (beginning with CLERKS), Ed Burns (BROTHERS McMULLEN), David Siegel and Scott McGehee (DEEP END; BEE SEASON), and Geller & Goldfine. He has also consulted on hundreds of documentaries, including Oscar winners/nominees such as COMMON THREADS: TALES FROM THE QUILT, COMPLAINTS OF A DUTIFUL DAUGHTER, and REGRET TO INFORM.

Editor Kimberly Reed is a filmmaker living in New York City. She was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film,” and has been awarded a Yaddo Artists’ Community Fellowship, a Squaw Valley Community of Writers Workshop Fellowship, and a spot in Al Gore’s Current TV Symposium on the Future of Non-Fiction Film. Her work has been featured four consecutive years at IFP’s Independent Film Week. Her film PRODIGAL SONS — a co-production with BBC Storyville, Sundance Channel, and CBC/Canada — has been shown around the world in festivals and on television. It was also screened in rough cut at DocuClub in April 2008.

Our moderator will be Basil Tsiokos, who has been a Programming Associate (Documentary Features) for the Sundance Film Festival since 2005. He also serves as a consultant for filmmakers and festivals, offering project feedback and advice on festival and promotional strategy. He was the Executive and Artistic Director of NewFest: The New York LGBT Film Festival between 1996 and 2008. Tsiokos has also served as a Coordinator of the IFP’s No Borders Co-Production Market and has guest curated at the Jacob Burns Film Center and for the Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival and Germany’s touring Verzaubert Film Festival. Basil has served on festival juries and panels for the Atlantic Film Festival, Berlin International Film Festival, Cleveland International Film Festival, Full Frame, IFP, LaCinemaFe, Outfest, SXSW, and the AIVF. His writing occasionally appears in indieWIRE, and he can be found on Twitter as @1basil1.

Admission is free for current DocuClub members and $6 for non-members.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP at docuclub@artsengine.net. Our previous screenings have sold out and although admission for non-members is on a first-come, first-serve basis, it is highly recommended if you let us know that you’ll be attending.

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

http://www.artsengine.net/store/items/docuclub_membership_individual_rate


Tailinh Agoyo
Thu 11 Feb 2010Link

TONIGHT!!!!! How do you find the most amazing images for your film amongst the billions of frames out there in the Archival world? And how can you get the most affordable ones, at that? We're talking to Rosemary Rotondi, foremost Archival Film Researcher with credits such as BAND OF BROTHERS this Thursday, February 11th on DOC TALKS. We're going to get the low-down on saving tons of money and time and getting the very best footage and stills for your film.
DATE: Thursday, February 11th, 2010
TIME: 5pm PST (6pm Mtn, 7pm Central, 8pm EST) for 30 minutes
This call is for Members Only. Join us!
www.documentaryhowto.com


John Burgan
Thu 11 Feb 2010Link

Rosemary Rotondi is also a full member of The D-Word – we already value her as a generous and knowledgeable expert in this complex field.


Donald Goldmacher
Fri 12 Feb 2010Link

In reply to Tailinh Agoyo's post on Thu 11 Feb 2010 :

How do I get on the call?


Doug Block
Fri 12 Feb 2010Link

I imagine you'd click on the link in Tailinh's post to find out, Donald.


Ben Dorf
Tue 16 Feb 2010Link

Tribeca Cinemas Presents: Doc Series 2010

From the team behind the Tribeca Film Festival, Tribeca Cinemas Presents: Doc Series is an exciting new series of interesting, innovative and thought-provoking documentary films. Join us every other Monday night at Tribeca Cinemas for another must-see film.

This bi-weekly series represents a powerful and varied mix of overlooked gems, out-of-print and cult classics, niche audience favorites, and seminal works that have helped to shape the non-fiction film landscape.

While dealing with a wide variety of subjects, each film has both connected with its core audience and resonated with a broader audience that isn’t always associated with traditional documentary film. In short, Tribeca Cinemas Presents: Doc Series is here to bring you the must-sees of documentary cinema.

2.22.10: Dark Days

3.8.10: Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison

3.22.10: Nerdcore Rising

Tickets are $10, $8 for seniors and students with a valid ID and can be purchased online.

All TC Doc Series screenings start at 7:30 pm at Tribeca Cinemas, 54 Varick Street (at Laight, one block south of Canal).

Share a cocktail with your fellow doc lovers before or after each screening in the Tribeca Cinemas bar!

We look forward to seeing you at the movies.


John Burgan
Tue 16 Feb 2010Link

You only need to post in one Topic (this one is fine). Use Introduce Yourself to tell us who you are and what brought you here.


Tailinh Agoyo
Thu 18 Feb 2010Link

Documentary Tip – LIGHTS, CAMERA, INSURANCE: HOW MUCH INSURANCE DO I NEED? By Winnie Wong http://ning.it/95MjAZ


Tailinh Agoyo
Thu 18 Feb 2010Link

In reply to Donald Goldmacher's post on Fri 12 Feb 2010 17:54 UTC :

Hi Donald, Sorry I missed your post. If you would like to join the next teleseminar on documentary insurance on Feb 25, go to www.documentaryhowto.com and click on free teleseminar.


Tracie Holder
Thu 18 Feb 2010Link

WOMEN MAKE MOVIES – JOB POSTING –
PRODUCTION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM COORDINATOR


Dear WMM Friend,

We are pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for our Production Assistance Program Coordinator position. Please feel free to pass along the information below to any interested parties. Your help is greatly appreciated!

PRODUCTION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Founded in 1972, Women Make Movies (WMM) is a non-profit feminist, media arts organization dedicated to the distribution and exhibition of films by and about women. Women Make Movies’ Production Assistance (PA) Program provides assistance to emerging and experienced women directors in the production of new documentaries, fiction and experimental films.

WMM is seeking a Production Assistance Program Coordinator who will report directly to the Executive Director and work with our Program Consultant. The PA Program assists women filmmakers to independently produce films by providing fiscal sponsorship, workshops, seminars, and various online resources. The Coordinator will manage the fiscal sponsorship program, including review of applications, administering contributions and disbursements, preparing government funding reports, and handling production assistance inquiries. Additional responsibilities include organizing and scheduling workshops and seminars, updating information resources and the PA section of our website, and promoting the program and its activities.

Skills, Qualifications and Other Requirements:
At least two years experience working in a non-profit arts organization
Must have some familiarity with foundation/government fundraising
A basic knowledge of film production and/or financing.
This position requires someone to be extremely detailed, computer savvy, and who can successfully juggle multiple tasks in a productive and positive manner.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to meet deadlines.
Flexibility, professionalism, a positive attitude, and a sense of humor, of course, are mandatory!

HOW TO APPLY: Please email resume with and letter noting relevant experience and salary requirements to jobs@wmm.com. Please indicate Production Assistance Program Coordinator in the subject line and tell us where you saw the posting. Women Make Movies offers a competitive salary based upon experience, as well as an excellent benefits package including employer-paid medical and dental insurance, long term disability, retirement plan, vacation, and paid holidays. Women Make Movies is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women of color, lesbians, and older women to apply.

About WMM:
Women Make Movies is the world's leading distributor of independent films by and about women. For three years in a row, films from WMM have taken home top prizes at Sundance. In 2009, ROUGH AUNTIES by acclaimed filmmaker Kim Longinotto won the World Cinema Documentary Jury Prize; and in 2008 THE GREATEST SILENCE: RAPE IN THE CONGO received the Special Jury Prize in Documentary. Additionally, WMM's well-established Production Assistance (PA) Program helps American women directors get their stories to the screen. Recent films of note from the Production Assistance Program include Oscar-nominated NERAKHOON (THE BETRAYAL) by Ellen Kuras and EL GENERAL, by Natalia Almada, winner of the Sundance Directing Award in U.S. Documentary. For more, visit our website at www.wmm.com.

Women Make Movies • 462 Broadway #500 • New York • NY • 10013


Brian St. Denis
Thu 18 Feb 2010Link

As part of the Documentary Organization of Canada's ReBoot project lab running from February 16 to 19, www.docspace.ca has launched a new ReBoot page featuring video presentations created by leaders in cross-platform media including Blog Cinematech's Scott Kirsner, the National Film Board's Kat Cizek, cross-media expert Lance Wieler and Upian.com's Alexandre Brachet. You can also post questions and comments for the ReBoot presenters. New presentations uploaded daily. Find out more about ReBoot and how to register for the wrap-up event on February 19 in Toronto at www.docorg.ca.


Christopher Quinn
Fri 19 Feb 2010Link

Documentary Director Looking for Cameraperson in Nairobi.

A friend asked for help in finding a cameraperson to hire based in Nairobi. Shooting in HD for one week beginning 2.31.10. Filming at a school outside of Nairobi. Interview set up and additional filming in the regional area. If anyone has suggestions, please let me know or contact:

Adam Del Deo
ADelDeo@EndgameEnt.com
310.714.0700

Thanks


Koen Suidgeest
Sat 20 Feb 2010Link

2.31.10 ??


James Longley
Sat 20 Feb 2010Link

Perhaps Christopher means Sunday, February 28th? Or Monday, March 1st? Or perhaps the numbers have been switched around such that the actual date is Sunday, March 21st – or 03.21.10? Only one way to find out, I guess.


Christopher Quinn
Sat 20 Feb 2010Link

In reply to Christopher Quinn's post on Fri 19 Feb 2010 :

Hey Koen and James, Good catch. I hotfooted the details to post. The producer and director are traveling now but I am certain she intended to mean Sunday, 2.28.10.

Someone in the member classifieds has already connected them with a potential cameraperson in Nairobi but let me know if you have other recommendations.

James, thanks for the tip on d-word, it has already brought grist to the mill.


James Longley
Sat 20 Feb 2010Link

Great to see you here, Christopher – looking forward to seeing you in person next time we're in the same town.


Doug Block
Sat 20 Feb 2010Link

It'll put meat on your bones, too, Christopher. Just give it time.


Tailinh Agoyo
Tue 23 Feb 2010Link

DocuMentors DOC TIP #7: Writing a Strong Treatment

Treatments are an invaluable tool at any step of the way in the filmmaking process. They are a succinct and descriptive way to get across the elements of your film to others. They are usually 1-2 pages and contain only the essential information about your project. (Sometimes a treatment can go up to 4 pages, and then would include a longer narrative story summary, and more character information). The writing should be well-organized, grammatically correct and exciting and tantalizing to read. You want to hook your reader and get them interested in your project so that they want to know more and so that they become a supporter of the project.

It’s essentially a marketing tool that is helpful in fundraising, distribution, and many other steps of the filmmaking process. Writing a treatment can also really help you sharpen your own ideas and concept of your film.

Your treatment should contain the following elements:

...for the rest of this doc tip, go to www.documentaryhowto.com and click on DOCUMENTARY TIPS.


Matt Marxteyn
Tue 2 Mar 2010Link

CALL FOR ENTRIES
Held beneath the red rocks of Zion National Park, the international 4th Annual Red Rock Film Festival comes back in November of 2010 with more excellent programming that will both challenge and educate the mind. The Xtreme sports docs and off-the-charts dramatic features are just the accessories to the festival’s staple of political documentaries and foreign film.

The festival boasts a strict "no back-door" fairness policy directing all competition entrants, including friends and "high-profile" films to submit online where every film entered goes through "the red mill" previewing and selection process. Early entrants are treated to feedback upon request so they can resubmit new versions of their film, and we offer extremely low entry fees ;)

ENTRY FEES & DEADLINES
Triple Chance Deadline**: March 31, 2010, $13
Double Chance Deadline*: April 30, 2010, $14
Regular Deadline: May 30, 2010, $15
Late Deadline: June 30 2010, $20
**Enter 3 versions of the same film
*Enter 2 versions of the film
You may enter on withoutabox or at http://www.redrockfilmfestival.com/RedPages/entries.html


Felix Endara
Tue 2 Mar 2010Link

DocuClub Co-Hosts screening of PRODIGAL SONS on March 4, 7:20 p.m., New York City.

After a successful festival run full of accolades, Kimberly Reed’s autobiographical tour-de-force [www.prodigalsonsfilm.com] premieres in New York City at the Cinema Village on February 26, and then makes its way through San Francisco, Seattle, Boston, Philadelphia, among other cities.

DocuClub is proud to co-present New York’s screening at Cinema Village (22 East 12th Street, between Fifth Avenue and University Place), on Thursday, MARCH 4TH, at 7:20 p.m. Director Reed will be available for a Q&A post-screening moderated by DocuClub’s Felix Endara.

Advance tickets are available for PRODIGAL SONS at Cinema Village can be purchased here:
http://www.cinemavillage.com/chc/cv/show_movie.asp?movieid=1760

SYNOPSIS:
Returning home to a small town in Montana for her high school reunion, filmmaker Kimberly Reed hopes for reconciliation with her long-estranged adopted brother, Marc. But along the way she uncovers stunning revelations, including his blood relationship with Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth, intense sibling rivalries and unforeseeable twists of plot and gender that forces them to face challenges no one could imagine.

Winner of the FIPRESCI Prize at the Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival, Best Documentary Jury Prize at NewFest, and Special Jury Prizes for Fearless Filmmaking at the Florida Film Festival and Bravery in Storytelling at the Nashville Film Festival, PRODIGAL SONS is a raw and provocative examination of one family’s struggle to come to terms with its past and present.

PRODIGAL SONS is opening throughout the U.S. in March. For specific dates and locations, check:

www.firstrunfeatures.com/prodigalsons_playdates.html.


Stephanie Vevers
Fri 5 Mar 2010Link

Seeking Manhattan Apt. Rental for March 24 – April 4 (11 days)

I am posting this for a friend:

Rental needed in Manhattan, for the visiting family of documentary film student :
2 parents, (architect/administrator) and 2 siblings (ages 15 and 28).
They are visiting from Madrid, Spain to see their daughter, Caye, who is studying film in NYC at Hunter.

They speak English, are quiet, and are non-smokers, and courteous housekeepers.
Because they will have to do a hotel reservation very soon if they don't find a rental, kindly reply ASAP.

LOCATION: if near East 23rd Street or Union Square is a plus, but not required. Convenient Williamsburg might work also.

Reply to:

ccaayyee@gmail.com
917-600-6448


Saralena Weinfield
Fri 5 Mar 2010Link

Hi. I'm selling my nearly new Panasonic DVX 100B. The camera is in great shape and comes with a camera bag, charger, and three batteries.

All included for $1800 or best offer.

Please email sweinfield@gmail.com if you are interested.

Thanks!


Tailinh Agoyo
Fri 5 Mar 2010Link

DOCUMENTARY TIP #7: Distribution Strategies for a Changing World

The current state of Independent Film Distribution is complex and ever-shifting. Below is a run-down of a recent talk given at IDFA by indie film distribution guru and strategist Peter Broderick, as reported by our staff member, Carol Ann Short.

Seize the Future: The Cutting Edge of Distribution

There are currently unprecedented opportunities and challenges in what Peter Broderick calls the “New World of Distribution.” As traditional distribution has continued to decline, a growing number of filmmakers are using state-of-the-art models to maximize both audience and revenues. Peter consults with filmmakers and media companies to develop strategies to maximize distribution, audiences, and revenues.

First of all, Peter believes that the cornerstone of every distribution plan must include a Web site and a meaningful Distribution List. Many strategy steps will stem from these two items.

Here are some things to think about when crafting the distribution and marketing plan for your film.

Read more...

http://www.documentaryhowto.com/documentary-tips/138-documentary-tip-7-distribution-strategies-for-a-changing-world


Marisa Murgatroyd
Mon 8 Mar 2010Link

I've worked with Peter for almost 6 years. He's a pathfinder in the world of documentary distribution and a fabulous person. If you're interested in distribution, he's the man to work for.

Associate (part-time)

Join us at the cutting edge of distribution. I'm Peter Broderick, an independent film consultant and distribution strategist. I'm looking for a resourceful, friendly, and committed teammate. You will manage scheduling, billing, and database of contacts; handle filmmaker relations; and research new distribution models. This is a great opportunity to provide support for exceptional films and pioneering filmmakers.

You must have an engaging personality, be diligent, and extremely well-organized. A passion for independent film is important, and a knowledge of documentaries a plus. Must be a self-starter with solid writing, typing, research, and Mac computer skills (owning a Mac laptop is essential). Flexible schedule--25-30 hours/week split between work at home and Westside Los Angeles office. Must be reachable outside scheduled hours for urgent questions. Minimum commitment of one year.

To learn more about Paradigm Consulting, visit www.peterbroderick.com.

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to associate at peterbroderick dot com with the exact subject line "Associate Application." The cover letter should state: why you want this job; your qualifications and relevant experience; and your long-term goals. Please write your letter with care since it will give me a sense of who you are, what's important to you, and how well you express yourself.

Please do not call.

Good luck!
Marisa


Emma Bailey
Mon 8 Mar 2010Link

DocHouse & The Grierson Trust present: a day of award-winning documentaries
Spend the day at The Riverside Studios where you can watch the best docs of the year on the big screen, meet the directors and other filmmakers and have lunch or coffee with friends in the sun along the river

Saturday, 20 March 2010, Time: 12:30 – 23:00
Location: Riverside Studios, Crisp Road, W6 9RL, London, UK – www.riversidestudios.co.ukwww.dochouse.org – Box Office: 020 8237 1111 – Tickets: £5 per film or £18 for a day pass

AT 12:30 pm – BURMA VJ – Best Cinema Documentary
Anders Østergaard, Norway/Sweden/Denmark, 2009, 84 mins
Winner of over 40 International Awards and Academy Award® Nominee

Acclaimed filmmaker, Anders Østergaard follows Burma’s video journalists, who risk torture and life in jail by keeping the flow of news coming out of their closed country. Armed with small handycams, they smuggle out undercover reports, broadcast them back into Burma via satellite and offer them as free usage for international media.

AT 2:15 pm – THRILLER IN MANILA – Best Historical Documentary
Plus Q&A with Director John Dower
John Dower, UK, 2008, 91 mins
Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize World Cinema Documentary Nominee

Joe Frazier, now 63, takes us on an emotional journey back to 1975 and the most hyped boxing match in history. Frazier has never forgiven Ali for his racial taunting calling Frazier 'Gorilla' and 'Uncle Tom’. Although Ali beat Frazier in Manila in 1975 in their third and final fight, Frazier says, 'I clearly won the fight. The proof is in the pudding. I'm walkin', I'm talkin', I'm still havin' fun at 63’.

AT 4:30 pm – THE MONA LISA CURSE – Best Arts Documentary
Plus Q&A with Director Mandy Chang
Mandy Chang, UK, 2009, 75 mins

The Mona Lisa Curse is a timely polemic by internationally renowned art critic Robert Hughes which examines how the world's most famous painting came to influence the art world. With his trademark style, Hughes explores how museums,the production of art and the way we experience it, have radically changed in the last 50 years.

AT 7 pm – AFGHAN STAR – Best Documentary on a Contemporary Issue
Plus Q&A with Director Havana Marking
Havana Marking, UK/Afghanistan, 2009, 87 mins
Sundance Film Festival Audience and Directing World Cinema Documentary Award Winner

Afghan Star was watched by a third of the population of Afghanistan. Over 11 million people, in voting for their favourites, experienced a taste of democracy. Afghan Star is a small but significant unifying force for the country's diverse ethnic groups; a celebration of hope in the midst of adversity, 'the aim is to take the people’s hand from weapons to music'.

AT 9pm – THE YES MEN FIX THE WORLD – Most Entertaining Documentary
Andy Bichlbaum/Mike Bonanno, France/USA/UK, 2009, 87 mins
Berlin International Film Festival Panorama Audience Award and IDFA DOC U! Award Winner

Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno are two guys who just can’t take “no” for an answer. They have an unusual hobby, posing as top executives of Corporations they hate. Armed with nothing but thrift-store suits, they lie their way into business conferences and parody their corporate nemeses in ever more extreme ways – basically doing everything they can to wake up their audiences to the danger of letting greed run our world.


Erica Ginsberg
Mon 8 Mar 2010Link

Come join us in downtown Bethesda, MD Tuesday night for a Docs In Progress work-in-progress screening.

The Docs In Progress work-in-progress screenings provide an opportunity for Washington DC-area and visiting documentary filmmakers to screen their unfinished films to an audience and get valuable feedback. After screening each film, facilitators from Docs In Progress moderate a feedback session with the audience. This honest and constructive feedback is aimed at helping the filmmakers get to the next stage of completing and distributing the film. These programs are open to all.

WHAT'S SCREENING?

Sex, Lies and Asperger (13 minute rough cut)
by Richard Concepcion
Is there a connection between the high functioning autism known as Asperger's Syndrome and predilection for sexual crimes? This short documentary looks at the case of an Asperger's patient, Jacob Heinz, who was jailed in 2006 in a sting operation for having sexual conversations online with an underage girl.

Chiben Without Notes (40 minute rough cut)
by Yan Chun Su
Chiben is an emblematic musical instrument for the Lisu people in China, just south of Tibet. By following the daily life of a master Chiben maker and musician Ah-Cheng, this film explores the complexities facing an instrument which is losing audience and practicioners and by extension, the traditional life of an ethnic minority in modern day China.

WHEN?
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
7:00-9:30 pm

WHERE?
The Writer's Center
4508 Walsh Street
Bethesda, MD 20815
In downtown Bethesda, a 10 minute walk from the Bethesda Metro.
Directions: https://www.writer.org/contact/index.asp

FEE?
This screening is free. However, donations are always welcome to support this and other Docs In Progress programs. No advance tickets or reservations are required.

ABOUT DOCS IN PROGRESS AND THE DOCS IN PROGRESS SCREENING SERIES
Docs In Progress is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Silver Spring, MD. Our mission is to give individuals the tools to tell stories through documentary film to educate, inspire, and transform the way people view their world. We do this through an array of programs including work-in-progress screenings, classes, workshops, one-on-one consultations, and documentary discussion groups.

The Work-in-Progress Screening Series is the flagship program of Docs In Progress and takes place in Washington DC and Bethesda, MD. It would not be possible without the support of our sponsors, The Documentary Center at the George Washington University and The Writer's Center. The Bethesda screenings are also supported in part through grants from the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County and the Maryland State Arts Council.


Aron Gaudet
Mon 8 Mar 2010Link

I apologize for the double post in advance...I put it in the wrong spot to begin with...

MUSIC COMPOSER AVAILABLE FOR WORK--

ZACK MARTIN, the fantastic composer for THE WAY WE GET BY is available for work on documentary projects. THE WAY WE GET BY was his first feature score, but he has since completed another and also composed music for a few shorts. He is located in Brooklyn, NY and very easy to work and collaborate with.

I really can't say enough about his talents, and I will be working with him on all future projects in some way or another. If anyone is interested in hearing samples of his music or contacting him, I am including his MySpace music page and his email below.

www.myspace.com/chinmusic627

chinmusic627@gmail.com


Erica Ginsberg
Wed 10 Mar 2010Link

LEGAL ISSUES FOR DOCUMENTARY

WHEN? Saturday, March 13 from 9:00 am – 12 noon

WHERE? Docs In Progress Documentary House 8700 First Avenue in downtown Silver Spring, MD (outside of Washington DC)

WHAT? 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.

FEE? $150 ($125 for Docs In Progress Docs Insiders).

HOW TO REGISTER? Space limited to 12 participants so advance registration is recommended. For more information and to register, visit this link:
http://www.docsinprogress.org/index.php?option=com_events&task=view_detail&agid=52&jevtype=jevent&year=2010&month=03&day=13&Itemid=1


Felix Endara
Thu 11 Mar 2010Link

DocuClub Collaborates with Chicken & Egg Pictures and Working Films on “Story Leads to Action” Series, March 18, 7:30 p.m., New York City

Please join us on a special installment of “Story Leads to Action.” We’ll be watching a fine-cut screening of Beth Davenport and Elizabeth Mandel’s ROSE & NANGABIRE (working title) followed by an interactive feedback discussion focused on outreach. The filmmakers and a panel will discuss how to balance the needs of the narrative with the needs of a highly effective and resonant engagement campaign focused on women and war, refugee rights and resettlement, and post-conflict peace building and reconciliation.

Moderated by Robert West, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Working Films. Panelists TBA.

ROSE & NANGABIRE (working title) is a feature-length documentary that tells the extraordinary story of a mother and daughter reunited after a decade separated by civil war. In the late 1990s, Rose Mapendo lost everything to the violence that engulfed the Democratic Republic of Congo. She emerged from the suffering advocating peace and reconciliation. But after helping numerous victims to rebuild their lives, there is one person Rose must still teach to forgive – her daughter Nangabire. For more information about the film, please visit: www.artsengine.net/rose_and_nangabire.

“Story Leads to Action” is a monthly series featuring Chicken & Egg/Working Films' filmmakers coming together with strategic advocates and educators to brainstorm and "design" on-the-spot community/audience engagement strategies for their films.

Thursday, March 18, 7:30 p.m.
Admission:
$10 DocuClub members
$12 Non-members

The screening will take place at 92YTribeca, located at 200 Hudson Street (at Canal).


Leonard Lopez
Sat 13 Mar 2010Link

Hi Dough,

Leonard here, if it is shocking to you then it is pleasantly do to us at transcriptionstar.

So please keep the one-liners coming in. Will try to kick start a few from my end soon after we break the ice with our non-verbal friendship protocol.

Regards.
Leonard.

In reply to Doug Block's post on Fri 12 Feb 2010 :


Derek Drouin
Sun 14 Mar 2010Link

Sorry for the double post!

EDITOR / ASST. EDITOR / GRAPHIC ARTIST FOR HIRE:

Hello, My name is Derek Drouin. I'm an editor in the NY City area with a wide variety of experience. I have only one documentary additional-editing credit to my name, so I am open to working at any level to gain more experience. My number is 310.463.2501. Thanks!


Leonard Lopez
Mon 15 Mar 2010Link

Hi Melanie,

My name is Leonard, it sure is good to read about the alliance, and while wishing you all success, we at transcriptionstar would love to be part of your growth by offering our English to English AUDIO To TEXT TRANSCRIPTION SERVICE.

Best regards with all our good wishes and support.
Leonard

In reply to Melanie Sevcenko's post on Tue 2 Feb 2010 :


Doug Block
Mon 15 Mar 2010Link

Leonard, I erased your double post (addressing it to a different person doesn't make it any less of a double post). We'll continue to delete your posts if you continue to do this. We hope that we won't have to delete your registration, too.

Edited Mon 15 Mar 2010 by Doug Block

Leonard Lopez
Mon 15 Mar 2010Link

Thanks Dough, will not repeat, and hopefully I do not make any other mistakes which will lead to the last step.

Regards.
Leonard.

In reply to Doug Block's post on Mon 15 Mar 2010 :


Doug Block
Mon 15 Mar 2010Link

Watch out for misspelling my name, too ;-)

We know you're just enthusiastic, Leonard.


Tailinh Agoyo
Tue 16 Mar 2010Link

DOC TALKS – Free and Open to Everyone! Thursday, March 18th at 5pm PST – Teleseminar with Documentary Storytelling Consultant, Karen Everett of NewDocEditing.com. We'll focus on strategies for crafting a compelling documentary, from creating a great opening to your film, to using the 3-Act Structure to generate suspense. We'll discuss character-driven documentaries and how to create an engaging film even if you don't have strong characters guiding your narrative. And much more! This call will be relevant no matter what stage you are in with your filmmaking process – from development
through post-production. REGISTER NOW FOR THE CALL! www.documentaryhowto.com. click on free teleseminar.


Ryan Ferguson
Wed 17 Mar 2010Link

Hey anyone... especially those in the midwest... especially those in the Chicago vicinity. You are cordially invited to a giant dance party. Details in the below flier:


Tailinh Agoyo
Wed 17 Mar 2010Link

Here's a guest blog from our DOC TALKS expert interview for March 18th, Karen Everett of NewDocEditing.com.

Advice to Filmmakers: Reverse Engineer Your Psychobabble. I had the pleasure of having a former psychotherapist in my recent weekend seminar, "Structuring the Character Driven Documentary". When we began our story focusing exercises, he was picked to be the guinea pig. One of the documentary story exercises involves filling out three simple sentences, which provide the skeletal backbone for acts one, two and three.For example, the first sentence reads....

TO READ MORE: http://www.documentaryhowto.com/documentary-blog/139-guest-blog-by-karen-everett


Paul Devlin
Fri 19 Mar 2010Link

Greetings,

I urge all artists using the CreateSpace fulfillment service to protest their new policy of withholding all purchaser information. Put all of your CreateSpace titles ON HOLD, followed by quitting the company if the policy is not reversed. Immediately seek alternative fulfillment services such as Filmbaby, CDbaby, CCNOW, Kunaki, IODA, Neoflix, and others.

CreateSpace used to be an excellent fulfillment service that does on-demand, one-off duplication of DVDs, CDs, and books, so that artists do not need to maintain inventory of the products they are selling. I have been using and actively advocating this fulfillment service since 2003 (when the name was Customflix). More about me and my films at: http://www.blastthemovie.com/about.html#bio

However, the company was acquired by Amazon a few years ago. Earlier this year, without notice, CreateSpace instituted a new policy that withholds all purchaser information from artists selling on their site. Their position is that people who purchase our products are THEIR customers rather than OUR customers (despite the fact that they do not actively promote OUR products). All purchaser information is withheld because of “privacy issues,” even though we may have direct personal relationships with our customers. This represents a profound misunderstanding of the customer relationship.

The new policy prevents artists from building their business around customer relationships and from building community around their titles. It is in direct conflict with the promise of the Internet that our community has been promoting the past few years: bypassing gatekeepers in order to engage directly core audiences, allowing artists to build sustainable businesses around their work. Our economic sustainability as independent artists will be severely threatened if CreateSpace’s new policy becomes a trend in the industry.

In response, I urge you not only to join me in boycotting CreateSpace’s service, but to participate in an aggressive, online, social networking campaign to inform colleagues of this new policy, and to encourage CreateSpace to reverse it.

Please respond by posting on relevant forums, blogs, facebook, twitter etc. Make suggestions on where colleagues can post. If you are a CreateSpace customer, make your voice heard on their “Community” forum, and by directly contacting:

Melissa Creeger
Member Support Team Lead
mcreeger@createspace.com
(843) 760-8079

If we succeed, it will be a newsworthy story of our community flexing our social networking muscle. If CreateSpace does not reverse its policy, at least we will have informed our community about the drawbacks of using this service.

Thanks and Good Luck!

Paul Devlin
Director, BLAST!, Power Trip, SlamNation
www.devlinpix.com


Konrad Aderer
Fri 19 Mar 2010Link

Melissa & Paul,
Thanks for posting this. There's a lot of aspects to distributing on Amazon through CreateSpace that are ridiculous, like not being able to choose a trailer or even link your DVD listing to your VOD listing.

Do any of the other on-demand services provide a listing through Amazon?


Leonard Lopez
Sat 20 Mar 2010Link

Hi all,

Any new documentaries in the pipe line needing our services?

Sorry Doug for spelling your name wrog.
Regards.
Lenny.


Bill Kerrigan
Sat 20 Mar 2010Link

I need a soundperson, camera assistant, EX3 camera, sound & lighting equipment, for a shoot in New York on April 6th.
Please email kerrigan@mac.com and I'll pass the info on to the producer.

Bill Kerrigan
http://www.kerrigan.ca


Felix Endara
Mon 22 Mar 2010Link

DocuClub in March!

Our March DocuClub will take place on Wednesday, March 24, 7 p.m., at DCTV, located at 87 Lafayette Street (at Walker; take N/R/Q/6 trains to Canal).

We will screen a rough cut of THE LEARNING by Ramona Diaz. American public schools systems today are struggling to meet the federal No Child Left Behind Act’s (NCLB) requirement of highly qualified teachers in every classroom. Nowhere is the teacher shortage more pronounced than in mathematics and the sciences. Consequently, a significant number of urban school districts across the country have begun hiring foreign teachers, with the Philippines – because of its surplus of education majors, American-based education system, and English-speaking population – emerging as a recruitment hub.

The film follows four Filipino teachers as they take their place on the frontline of the No Child Left Behind Act, chronicling the sacrifices they make as they try to maintain a long-distance relationship with their children and families, and begin a new one with the mostly African-American students whose schooling is now entrusted to them. While the story of women who care for other women’s children is timeless and universal, the experience of the Filipino teachers is an especially contemporary example of the economic exodus of women from poor countries. But as they take on a function of daily American life, they also step into a position of subtle power. For each generation of teachers, regardless of where they come from, influences the education, values, and economic prospects of a new generation of Americans.

THE LEARNING is funded by ITVS, the Center for Asian American Media, and the Sundance Documentary Fund.

Producer/Director Ramona Diaz is a Filipino-American filmmaker whose credits include IMELDA (Sundance, IDFA, LAFF, True/False, IDA Award) a full-length documentary about the former First Lady of the Philippines. The documentary was released theatrically in the United States and the Philippines, screened in over fifty film festivals around the world, and was broadcast on Independent Lens in May 2005. Diaz also directed and produced SPIRITS RISING (Student Academy Award, Ida Lupino DGA Award, IDA Certificate of Merit), a film about women’s role in the 1986 People Power revolution in the Philippines. She is currently in post-production on DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’: EVERYMAN’S JOURNEY, a feature length documentary film about the iconic 80’s band, Journey, and their new lead singer, Arnel Pineda, whom they discovered through YouTube.

Editor Leah Marino has completed numerous documentary features that have aired nationally. Most recently, she did work on PORTRAIT OF WALLY about a painting seized from the Museum of Modern Art in NYC because of a Holocaust dispute. She completed THE CREEK RUNS RED, about an environmental super-fund site in Oklahoma, which aired on Independent Lens. Marino also edited Diaz’s IMELDA, which won numerous awards including one at Sundance and at the IDA.

Cinematographer Gretchen Hildebran filmed THE LEARNING and contributed to Joan Braderman’s THE HERETICS. She is also producing and shooting THE BRONX IS HERE TO STAY, which examines the fires that destroyed much of New York in the 1970s. Her documentaries include the internationally screened CARVE (2003) and WORTH SAVING (2004), which was presented in HBO’s Frame by Frame documentary showcase and received Best of the Fest at the 2006 International Conference for Reducing Harm.

Cinematographer Gabriel Goodenough began his career as a camera assistant on narrative feature film and television projects such as A BEAUTIFUL MIND, THE SOPRANOS, THE WEST WING, OZ and HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREETS, and advanced to the position of camera operator on the HBO series UNSCRIPTED. He has served as the Director of Photographer or Camera Operator on a variety of projects for outlets including The Learning Channel, Discovery Television and PBS.

Our moderator will be Betty Yu, a longtime community-based media maker, educator and organizer who is currently the Director of Community Outreach and Media at Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN), Manhattan's Community Access TV organization in New York City. At MNN, she provides media making tools and resources to community based organizations through video production training and a Community Media Grants program. RESILIENCE, Yu’s film chronicling her garment worker mother's fight against sweatshops, was shown at the Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival. In 2007, she was selected for the National Rockwood Fellowship in Media, Communications and Information Policy. In addition, she has served on the boards of Working Films, a social documentary film organization and the North Star Fund, a progressive foundation that supports grassroots social justice organizing work. This year, Yu joined the Board of the New York Film and Video Council, a 60 year-old organization serving the independent film and video community.

Also present will be Sweet Tooth of the Tiger, which is part d.i.y. food service project and part participatory art project that uses sugar as a medium and explores eating as social practice. Taking the form of a bake sale table, STOT makes an effort to help artists raise money for creative projects by presenting delicious and creative baked goods for a suggested donation. By exchanging cash for sweets, we can establish new and real ways of challenging traditional arts funding models. More info: www.sweettoothofthetiger.com.

Admission is free for current DocuClub members and $6 for non-members.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP at docuclub@artsengine.net. Our previous screenings have sold out and although admission for non-members is on a first-come, first-serve basis, it is highly recommended if you let us know that you’ll be attending.

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

http://www.artsengine.net/store/items/docuclub_membership_individual_rate


Nina Numankadić
Mon 22 Mar 2010Link

The Doc Alliance Selection 2010 was announced during the VISION DU REEL Nyon press conference in Switzerland last week. The Doc Alliance Selection is an annual series of FIVE innovative documentaries selected by each of the Doc Alliance partner festivals, CPH:DOX Copenhagen, DOK Leipzig, IDFF Jihlava, Planete Doc Review Warsaw and VISION DU REEL Nyon. All FIVE docs will tour each festival throughout the year and contend for the Doc Alliance Award, which will be granted by an international jury during IDFF Jihlava 2010. Doc Alliance created Doc Alliance Films, a selective platform for online distribution of documentary and experimental films. It offers permanent access to outstanding documentaries, through stream or download, selected by the Doc Alliance partners, promising the esteemed trademark of film festival programming.

Visit http://docalliancefilms.com

Into Eternity by Michael Madsen (Denmark, Finland 2009, 75 min)
Selected by CPH: DOX Copenhagen

The Arrivals by Claudine Bories and Patrice Chagnard (France 2009, 111 min)
Selected by DOK Leipzig

Metrobranding by Ana Vlad and Adrian Voicu (Romania 2010, 92 min)
Selected by IDFF Jihlava

Steam of Life by Joonas Berghäll and Mika Hotakainen (Finland, Sweden 2010, 84 min)
Selected by Planete Doc Review Warsaw

Aisheen (Still Alive in Gaza) by Nicolas Wadimoff (Switzerland, France 2009, 86 min)
Selected by VISIONS DU REEL Nyon


Nina Numankadić
Mon 22 Mar 2010Link

DOC ALLIANCE FILMS offers FREE STREAMING

EVENT OF THE WEEK: A selection from THE RESTORED FILMS BY JAN SPATA is available for FREE at http://docalliancefilms.com

From Monday, March 22 to Sunday, April 11, Doc Alliance Films offers a FREE worldwide STREAM of three selected films by the master of Czech documentary filmmaking, Jan Spata. THE RESTORED FILMS project was awarded by the Czech Film and Television Academy. Each of the films will be available for one week.


Kathleen Maguire
Mon 22 Mar 2010Link

The Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival's early submission deadline is fast approaching!!

The American Museum of Natural History’s Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival is the longest-running showcase for international documentaries in the United States. The Mead Fest considers documentary films and videos (including shorts, experimental films, essay films, animation, and new media) only. Productions must have been completed within the last three years.

There are two ways of submitting your work to the Festival:

1. Mail us your film along with an entry form. All forms and guidelines can be downloaded from the web site at: http://www.amnh.org/programs/mead/submit/

2. Submit your film through Without A Box at: http://www.withoutabox.com/login/1236

Entry Deadlines:
• Early Deadline: March 31, 2010
• Final Deadline: May 3, 2010

For more information on submission requirements and other details, please check out the guidelines and Mead FAQs on our website www.amnh.org/mead.

Please pass this on to your colleagues, friends, neighbors, students, and resident filmmakers.


Sarah Sim
Mon 22 Mar 2010Link

Hey all -

I stumbled upon the "One Chicago, One Nation" film contest recently and it looks like a really cool social action through film project.

A number of nonprofits joined together to ask filmmakers to submit short videos about inter-faith and multicultural communities working together to break down stereotypes and promote greater understanding among diverse groups.

They're giving away $50k in prizes, with $20,000 for the grand prize.

However, I wish I found this earlier. Apparently the contest ends at the end of April :(

More info here: http://www.linktv.org/onechicago/


Donald Goldmacher
Tue 23 Mar 2010Link

I need a soundperson, camera person with HD camera, sound & lighting equipment, for a shoot in Detroit on April 23rd.
Please email me at donald.goldmacher@gmail.com. The shoot will be some interviews combined with audience shots of a rank and file labor conference in Dearborn, MI.
www.Heist-themovie.com


Kristin Alexander
Wed 24 Mar 2010Link

In reply to Leonard Lopez's post on Sat 20 Mar 2010 :

Leonard I received the email and phone call, stating you got my information from D-word.. I am not interested. Thank you.


Lynn Cassaniti
Wed 24 Mar 2010Link

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8-plate Steenbeck Editing Machine
Model ST 928, 16mm
1,000 ft platters, 1,000 ft high speed take-up reel

Rivas Splicer (straight cut)

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(1 gang 16mm / 1 gang 35mm)

Moviescope (missing power cord)

Hand Rewinds (2)
Split Reels (2)
Spring Clamps (C-Clamps)
Take-up Reels (3)

Trim Bin
Splicing tape
Extra Bulbs
Cores (lots!)

Contact: Lynn Cassaniti
moviescout@aol.com
917-847-8491
(location: lower Manhattan)


Ben Kempas
Wed 24 Mar 2010Link

In reply to Kristin Alexander's post on Wed 24 Mar 2010 :

Kristin, the hosts deleted his account after receiving a number of complaints about unsolicited emails in which he referred to The D-Word.

As he just had an Enthusiast account, he was only able to see your website on your profile, not your email address or phone number. (However, these are listed on your website.)

Edited Wed 24 Mar 2010 by Ben Kempas

Ryan Bruce Levey
Wed 24 Mar 2010Link Tag

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Jon Fordham
Wed 24 Mar 2010Link Tag

I am an online editor/colorist in New York and have had the pleasure of working on many documentaries from the D Word community. Here in the second decade of the millennium the post world has changed. While it is more complicated than ever to finish a film, especially in HD, budgets have all come down. Well, so have prices in post facilities. You might be surprised at the budgets we can work with. I'd be happy to offer D Word members a break. I'd love to help and at the same time shamelessly go on making a living color correcting good documentaries.


Ben Kempas
Wed 24 Mar 2010Link

Ryan, I just upgraded you to Member status so you can say hello in our dedicated Hot Docs 2010 topic. I'm sure there'll be people with "sizzling docs" who may need a good publicist.


Doug Block
Wed 24 Mar 2010Link

Ryan helped out with 51 BIRCH STREET at the Toronto Film Festival in 2005. "Energy and enthusiasm" doesn't begin to describe him.


Ben Kempas
Thu 25 Mar 2010Link

I can second that from TIFF 2008. :-)


Randy M. Salo
Thu 25 Mar 2010Link

Hey fellow D-worders, i'm a film composer as well as a doc filmmaker and wanted to share my work with you in case you need any music for your films. I'm in the NYC area but easily work remotely in the internet age. Thanks and Best of luck to all your projects! If interested you can reach me at [perpetualprogression(at)hotmail.com] or (917)349-0565

www.myspace.com/randymsalomusic

you can check out my current doc in progress here at CID:

http://documentaries.org/cid-films/faces-in-the-rocks/


Jon Foy
Thu 25 Mar 2010Link

Hey Randy, the preview looks pretty awesome. I'm in a similar boat, doing a doc and doing scoring (with a bit of metal influence too). The music fills in the tone nicely. It tells me you are bringing us closer to his ideas, at least in spirit. Not in an absurd way, but a respectful way. That really came through for me. I like weird subjects like this too. Cheers.


Laura Moire Paglin
Thu 25 Mar 2010Link

In reply to Doug Block's post on Wed 24 Mar 2010 :

Yes I know Doug. Well if you can supply better adjectives, I'll have Ryan change the quote!


Tailinh Agoyo
Thu 25 Mar 2010Link

5pm PST TONIGHT teleseminar about DocuMentors newly released budgeting system. To see a sample of the system or sign up for the call, click on this link:
http://documentaryhowto.com/free-documentary-teleseminar-registration


Randy M. Salo
Fri 26 Mar 2010Link

Hey thanks Jon! I'm glad it came off to you in this way. Its very encouraging. You have a site up for any of your work? you can email me at perpetualprogression@hotmail.com so we keep the chatter down on the board. thanks again!


Felix Endara
Fri 26 Mar 2010Link

DocuClub CALL-FOR-ENTRIES

DocuClub is seeking submissions for 2010. Currently, our April 21 and May 19 slots are open.

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). For more details, go to: www.docuclub.org.

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 100 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 Manager
Arts Engine, Inc.
104 West 14th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10011
docuclub@artsengine.net


Nina Numankadić
Mon 29 Mar 2010Link

DOC ALLIANCE FILMS: FREE STREAMING OF FILMS BY KHAVN DE LA CRUZ

Doc Alliance Films presents a series of 5 FILMS by Khavn De La Cruz, the outspoken, experimental Filipino filmmaker with a desire to explore and cross boundaries. Khavn De La Cruz has made 23 features and more than 70 short films, most of which have received prizes and screened at international film festivals.

Visit www.docalliancefilms.com to watch!

SQUATTERPUNK (79 min), available now
In the midst of the squalor they were born in, the impoverished Filipinos of Squatterpunk still find a will to live above the preconceived notions of suffering that accompany their state of life.

BAHAG KINGS (74 min), available now
A group of tribal leaders from the jungle search the city like a hard rock band. Or is it a rock group looking for the jungle? The filmmaker was arrested for the film, together with his half naked kings. Funny, unpolished, musical and (hence) also a little bit political.

RUGBY BOYS (7 min), online NOW FOR FREE!
The winning film at the Oberhausen short film festival, Rugby Boyz presents a disturbing and compressed portrait of life in a poor neighbourhood in a Philippine town, where among the shacks the only source of entertainment for children is karaoke, rugby, and sniffing paint thinner. A cruel irony on the hope these children bring.

CAN AND SLIPPER (2 min), for FREE STREAMING staring April 1
A boy from the slums plays football. His soccer ball is an empty can of Coke and his soccer shoes are a pair of flip-flops. A shocking message about the real world awaits you at the end.

OUR DAILY BREAD (3 min), for FREE STREAMING staring April 1
A short documentary on how one family lives out each day to earn their daily bread. How one man's trash is literally transformed into this family's treasure.

http://docalliancefilms.com


Paul Fitzgerald
Tue 30 Mar 2010Link

Hi, I'm looking to rent a camera and sound package, 4/5 – 5/5, from here in NYC. EX1 or comp HD camera preferred. For a month shoot down in Virginia. I'm an experienced narrative filmmaker embarking on my first doc. Please be in touch at paul@pulledpictures.com

Thanks much!


Riley Morton
Tue 30 Mar 2010Link

when renting for that long, i'd imagine it'd be cheaper to buy.


Jehan Harney
Fri 2 Apr 2010Link

Looking for an experienced game designer and a web developer soon to join my film team at BAVC's Producers Institute in San Francisco. Ticket, food, and accommodation are covered for 10 days starting May 28, 2010. This is an opportunity to be part of a project with potential for a long-term job. JehanHarney@aol.com


Florencia Davidzon
Fri 2 Apr 2010Link

Does someone goes to HOTDOCS this year? We are 2 filmmakers going from LA.
It will be nice to meet with hotdocs members or fans!
let me know if you are interested or if you already are hosting an event.
thanks

Florencia


Felix Endara
Fri 2 Apr 2010Link

DocuClub CALL-FOR-ENTRIES

DocuClub is seeking a rough cut of a short doc (10-20 minutes) for Wednesday, April 21, 2010.

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). For more details, go to: www.docuclub.org.

Our April DocuClub will take place on Wednesday, April 21, 7 p.m., at DCTV, located at 87 Lafayette Street (at Walker; take N/R/Q/6 trains to Canal). Our moderator will be Iris Morales, a life-long activist, educator, media producer and writer. She is the producer, writer and co-director of !PALANTE, SIEMPRE PALANTE! THE YOUNG LORDS, an award-winning documentary that chronicles Puerto Rican activism in the United States in the Sixties.

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 Manager
Arts Engine, Inc.
104 West 14th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10011
docuclub@artsengine.net


Doug Block
Fri 2 Apr 2010Link

In reply to Florencia Davidzon's post on Fri 2 Apr 2010 :

Quite a few are going, Florencia, including me (I'll be screening my film THE KIDS GROW UP). Can you tell us more about yourself in the Introduce Yourself topic?


Ryan Ferguson
Fri 2 Apr 2010Link

one last reminder – folks near Chicago. big-ass party tomorrow for a documentary film. will be totally amazing with dancing and good beer and good coffee and so much more. BE THERE!

facebook event listing with flier and all the info


Ryan Bruce Levey
Sat 3 Apr 2010Link

Can't wait to see KIDS at Hot Docs, Doug!! Hopefully I'll be there working on something, nothing yet so far. But, I should still be around.


Gary Beeber
Sat 3 Apr 2010Link

NEW YORK CITY PREMIERE of my new film
"DIRTY MARTINI AND THE NEW BURLESQUE":
Sunday, June 13th, 8:00 pm

With LIVE Burlesque performances by Dirty Martini and other performers included in the film
Abrons Arts Center/Henry Street Settlement
212.598.0400 | 466 Grand Street (at Pitt Street) New York, NY 10002


Stefani L. Weiss
Tue 6 Apr 2010Link

Hi,
I'll be in Boston April 14-20 shooting for my doc WinCatherine and am looking to rent a few P2 cards from someone. (The DP I hired only has (2)16GB cards and I know we'll need more than that.) I'm looking to rent (2)32GB cards or similar. Please email me at stefani@sparklinblueproductions.com if you can help or know anyone who can. Thanks!

PS. I'll be coming from Philly so renting from there is an option too. Rule was way too expensive in Boston.


Felix Endara
Wed 7 Apr 2010Link

Our April DocuClub will take place on Wednesday, April 21, 7 p.m., at DCTV [http://www.dctvny.org/], located at 87 Lafayette Street (at Walker; take N/R/Q/6 trains to Canal).

We will be showing a rough cut of short documentary BISMILLAH by Jolene Pinder and Sarah Zaman. The film follows the beginnings of one Muslim woman’s groundbreaking struggle against America’s political structure. BISMILLAH tells the story of Farheen Hakeem, a feisty 31-year-old Muslim Girl Scout troop leader who puts herself under public scrutiny by taking part in the consummate patriotic act: running for office. The daughter of Indian immigrants, Farheen is the first Muslim woman to run for office in Minnesota. Putting Midwestern niceties aside, she is neither apologetic for her religious beliefs nor silent about the biases she sees in her community. She lives the phrase emblazoned on her favorite t-shirt: “This is what a radical Muslim feminist looks like.”

BISMILLAH was a finalist for the International Documentary Association's David Wolper Award, won first place in the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' College Television Awards (Student Emmys) and was the recipient of a CINE Golden Eagle Award.

Co-director Sarah Zaman was born and brought up in Pakistan, and came to the U.S. in the fall of 2002 to pursue an undergraduate degree in Communication Studies at Eastern Illinois University. While earning her B.A. in Mass Communications, she worked as a news producer, reporter, cameraperson, writer and assignment editor for three years at WEIU-TV (the PBS affiliate) in Charleston, Illinois. Sarah graduated from the University of Florida's Documentary Institute in 2007. Currently, she works as an anchor and producer for Voice of America's Urdu TV show in Washington, DC.

Co-director Jolene Pinder is currently the Festival and Outreach Director at Arts Engine. Prior to this work with AE's Media That Matters Film Festival [wwwmediathatmatteresfest.org], she was an Associate Producer at Big Mouth Films (the production arm of Arts Engine) [http://www.artsengine.net/bigmouthfilms]. She is currently a co-producer on the Arts Engine work-in-progress Asexuality: The Making of a Movement [http://www.artsengine.net/asexuality]. In her role in the production department, she was Associate Producer for Outreach and Distribution on Arts Engine's latest releases, Arctic Son [http://www.artsengine.net/arctic_son] and Election Day. Recently, she screened the short film Little Fountains (co-directed with Josh Solondz) at MoMA as part of her work with the UnionDocs Collaborative. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from the University of Chicago and a Masters in Journalism and Communications from the University of Florida's Documentary Institute.

Our moderator will be Iris Morales, a life-long activist, educator, media producer and writer. She is the producer, writer and co-director of !PALANTE, SIEMPRE PALANTE! THE YOUNG LORDS, an award-winning documentary that chronicles Puerto Rican activism in the United States in the Sixties. Broadcast on P.O.V in 1996, it continues to be widely screened at film festivals, colleges, high schools, and community venues across the country. Morales has also produced several short films and web-based projects, and has published articles about Puerto Rican migration, immigration and detention, gender equality and other social justice issues. Recently, she produced and launched US-PuertoRicans.org, a web-based multi-media project that integrates commentary, news, video, photographs, maps, and history dedicated to the Puerto Rican Diaspora. She is also an attorney and currently serves on advisory boards of the Caribbean Cultural Center and Teatro Vida, has previously served on the boards of Women Make Movies, the Association of Hispanic Arts, and Black and Hispanic Images (BHI) and on artists panels at the National Endowment for the Arts [www.arts.gov], P.O.V. Television Series [www.pbs.org/pov], Urbanworld Film Festival [www.uwff.com], Media That Matters Film Festival [http://www.mediathatmattersfest.org/], New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and Independent Television Service (ITVS), among others.

Admission is free for current DocuClub members and $6 for non-members.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP at docuclub@artsengine.net [docuclub@artsengine.net]. Our previous screenings have sold out and although admission for non-members is on a first-come, first-serve basis, it is highly recommended if you let us know that you’ll be attending.

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

http://www.artsengine.net/store/items/docuclub_membership_individual_rate


Kaitlin Keleher
Thu 8 Apr 2010Link

In reply to Marisa Murgatroyd's post on Mon 8 Mar 2010 :

Hi Marisa,

I came across Peter's job posting on the International Documentary Association's job board the other day. I sent in my application materials yesterday, but I noticed that the posting is almost a month old. Do you happen to know if the position has already been filled? It looks like a tremendous opportunity!

Thank you,

Kaitlin


Christopher Wong
Thu 8 Apr 2010Link

don't know if the position has already been filled, but they are well on their way to deciding... they got more than 600 applications! (and i was already rejected...)


Koen Suidgeest
Thu 8 Apr 2010Link

In reply to Felix Endara's post on Wed 7 Apr 2010 :

My only question is: why is this incredibly interesting story "only" a short? How short is short?


Kaitlin Keleher
Thu 8 Apr 2010Link

Well if you were rejected, Christopher, then I have absolutely zero chance :( Thanks for letting me know! I'll just have to keep on the lookout for other great opportunities.


Christopher Wong
Thu 8 Apr 2010Link

i wouldn't say that, kaitlin. people who have met me often tell me how much smarter i seem in my picture... and those are my good friends!

but it just seems like this job was "perfect" for so many of us in the filmmaking world – on the cutting edge of distribution, being able to work from home, and having a relatively stable income. oh well... back to making films and eating ramen noodles.


Peter Brauer
Thu 8 Apr 2010Link

lol Chris. Having never met you, and only seen your picture. I always thought you were a brainiac. Thanks for the warning about the let down.


Soudabeh Moradian
Thu 8 Apr 2010Link

In reply to Christopher Wong's post on Thu 8 Apr 2010 :
Hey Christopher!
could you let me know about the job?! I want to try my chance!


Elizabeth Gadwa
Fri 9 Apr 2010Link Tag

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Mariah Wilson
Fri 9 Apr 2010Link

Hello everyone!

I will be going out of town from April 24 – May 9, and am looking to sublet my studio, located in central Brooklyn Heights. It's spacious (600 sq ft), with a gorgeous view of the East River, Bridges, and entire skyline from its balcony. It is located in a doorman building with a great courtyard, near many subway lines (2/3, A/C, R, F, 4,5,6) and near the Brooklyn Promenade, too. 700$ includes internet, cable, electricity, AC, the works.

I priced the rent a little lower because of the following – I have two cats that I need to be looked after. So... if you're looking at this posting, you should probably be okay with the felines :) They're a great pair, no health probs or anything like that. Fun and cute!

Email me at mariahewilson@gmail.com if interested! Feel free to pass on to anyone you know.


Nina Numankadić
Mon 12 Apr 2010Link

Free Streaming of DOC ALLIANCE SELECTION 2009, APRIL 21 – 25

To celebrate the upcoming 16th edition of Visions du Reel NYON (April 15 – 21), DocAllianceFilms.com will offer free streaming of the FIVE documentaries from the Doc Alliance Selection 2009, from April 21 to 25.

Visit www.docalliancefilms.com

Maggie in Wonderland by Ester Martin Bergsmark, Beatrice "Maggie" Andersson und Mark Hammarberg
(Sweden, Finland 2008, 72 min)
Maggie, a young woman from Kenya, films her world in the Swedish city of Malmö. A creative portrayal of the meaning of social isolation.
WINNER OF THE DOC ALLIANCE SELECTION 2009

Auto*Mat by Martin Mareček (Czech Republic 2009, 90 min)
Martin Marecek invents a militant, jubilatory action to combat the automatisms generated by Prague’s automobile culture.

Big John by Håvard Bustnes (Norway 2008, 86 min)
The rise and fall of a young boxer coached by his father ‘Big John’ – who was also his trainer, impresario and agent.

Hotel Sahara by Bettina Haasen (Germany 2008, 85 min)
Nouhadibou in Mauritania: a melting pot of dreams, hopes and the terminus of countless young African emigrants who end up here.

Survival Song by Yu Guangyi (China 2008, 94 min)
A family of Chinese peasants is condemned to poverty and broken apart in the name of modernity. A deeply moving and sublime social tale.


Erica Ginsberg
Mon 12 Apr 2010Link

DC-area folks, it's high time for another Docs In Progress Work in Progress screening, don't you think? Join us this Friday night.

Docs In Progress is back with a triple feature of works-in-progress in Washington DC. The program is sponsored by The Documentary Center at The George Washington University.

Following a screening of each film, the audience will be invited to participate in a feedback session with the filmmakers to help them get to the next stage of completing their films.

WHAT'S SCREENING?

JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF ARTOMATIC (3 minute trailer)
by Jay Krasnow
Artomatic began with 350 visual artists a decade ago and has grown into a Washington institution which attracts more than 1,000 artists, musicians, comedians, poets, and filmmakers and is a model for grassroots arts festivals.

LIFE ON DEATH BEACH (7 minute segment)
by Jeff Arak
A coastal town in Oaxaca is a microcosm of struggles for recognition within Mexican society, as told from a group of volunteer lifeguards or the patients and therapists at a center working to rehabilitate people with disabilities.

FORGOTTEN SOLDIERS (80 minute rough cut)
by Donald Plata
Considered one of the most elite groups of the U.S. army during the Second World War, the Phillipine Scouts were credited with one of the greatest success stories for the Allies in the Pacific – keeping Japan from invading Australia. Although they fought America's first major ground battle of the war, their story remains largely unknown.

EVENT INFO

Friday, April 16, 2010
7:00-10:00 pm

at The George Washington University
Media and Public Affairs Building
805 21st Street, NW (corner of 21st and H Streets)
Auditorium B-07 (one floor down from street level)
Washington DC 20052
Convenient to garage parking and the Foggy Bottom Metro.

Suggested Donation: $10 (cash only at the door)


Marj Safinia
Mon 12 Apr 2010Link

This Saturday, April 17th, in Los Angeles. Full day workshop with Morrie Warshawski fundraising guru. Workshop entitled: Shaking the Money Tree: The Art of Getting Grants and Donations for your Film/Video Project.

http://doc-u-shaking-the-money-tree.eventbrite.com/

I haven't taken a Morrie workshop before, but I know others here have and speak highly about the experience. Sign up now if you're interested, space is limited. Pricing is $85 for IDA members and $110 for non-members. Taking place at The Standard, Downtown.


Doug Block
Mon 12 Apr 2010Link

As I said elsewhere, Morrie is the very best at what he does. He simply knows his stuff, and there's a lot to know. It's really worth going.


Melissa Powell
Tue 13 Apr 2010Link Tag

We're looking for an inexpensive (re: really CHEAP) video screening room in NYC – any ideas out there? Say around 70 seats, project HDCAM or Digibeta, an early evening in May, during the week? We've looked at DCTV, 92ndSty Tribeca, Bowery Poets . . . thanks!


Peter Brauer
Wed 14 Apr 2010Link

You might try http://www.thetanknyc.org/ We screened Second Skin there for 4 days. They split the door with us, and it was a totally decent space with nice staff. However, it is not a true movie screening room, more like a black box theater that has a projector. Sadly they have no HDCAM or Digibeta for sure.


amy berg
Fri 16 Apr 2010Link

Hi there...working on a new documentary and looking for an LA based pa on a part time basis for running errands and also looking for interns for research.
email zkshepherd@gmail.com
thanks!


Erica Ginsberg
Sat 17 Apr 2010Link

Docs In Progress Webinar: Budgeting for Documentaries
Wednesday, April 21 2010
7:00pm – 8:00pm eastern standard time
(19:00-20:00 GMT-5)

Having a comprehensive budget for your documentary film is essential not only as a part of funding proposals, but as a means to keeping control over the production process from beginning to end. The budget is as much a story of the film as the trailer or treatment. This one-hour webinar from Docs In Progress co-founder Adele Schmidt will focus on why you need a budget, how you structure a budget, what elements should be included in a budget, and how a budget evolves over the course of making the documentary. Webinar participants will also receive a sample budget which can be used as a template for your own projects.

This webinar is appropriate for anyone who is making their first independent documentary or for more experienced international filmmakers who want to understand common budgeting formats for raising funds in the United States. Since the webinar is conducted entirely online, all you need is Internet access at a computer with speakers or headphones at the time of the webinar and the ability to call in to a U.S. phone number via landline, cell phone, or Skype. There is no software to download.

WHEN?
Wednesday, April 21 from 7:00-8:00 pm eastern standard time (5 hours behind GMT)

WHERE?
Wherever you are. The beauty of webinars is you can be based anywhere as long as you have access to a computer with Internet access and sound through speakers or headphones and the ability to telephone in to a U.S. phone number.

FEE?
Regular Fee – $35 USD
Payment can be made on the Docs In Progress website via credit card or PayPal. Fee does not include any long distance or other fees you may incur calling into the U.S. phone number.

To register, click here. Once registered, you should expect an e-mail on the date of the webinar with further instructions on how to call and connect in for the webinar.


Tailinh Agoyo
Sun 18 Apr 2010Link

This week! FREE Webinar. Increase your documentary's presence on the internet – Webinar on Website Search Engine Optimization. April 22nd at 5pm PST. Space is limited – register now – go to www.documentaryhowto.com and click on free teleseminar.


Dempsey Rice
Mon 19 Apr 2010Link

I am an award winning documentary filmmaker based in Brooklyn, New York who is just finishing a new experimental short documentary about remembering called FORGET ME NOTS. In addition, I am in the process of crowd funding the 10th Anniversary DVD of my documentary film DAUGHTER OF SUICIDE and I am working on two new projects – one is a web-based extension of DoS and FMN, the other is a documentary about Oliver Sacks.

I am seeking an intern who can help me with several aspects of my work:

• Reach out to blogs and organizations that write about surviving suicide and ask them if I can write a guest post or if they are willing to feature me in some way. The goal is to promote the Kickstarter campaign that is currently running to fund the DoS DVD.

• Help me to create to brainstorm, research and create the Grassroots Distribution Tour of DoS and FMN. This includes creating a workshop/theme/packaging that can we used to promote the tour and at screening sites as well as contacting potential participants in the tour.

• Help to create the web based extension that will be the foundation of the Tour and outreach efforts.

• Help to build and maintain my social media profile.

I'm sure there is more... but that's a big start! I'd like an intern who can employ critical and creative thinking skills, work independently in my home office (or at their home some of the time if that seems to work for both of us), is familiar with Mac computers, is child friendly and trustworthy! (I have two young children who are around and about which can make my schedule chopped up and hectic. I'd like an intern who likes kids because they are around sometimes and an intern who can deal with the fact that my attention can be distracted by the kids sometimes.)

This is an opportunity to help put together a grassroots tour and distribution campaign from the ground up!

To learn more about my work please visit www.dempseyrice.com

If you have any questions please do email me. If you are interested in the position please send a resume and cover letter telling me a little bit about your experience and what you bring to the table.

All the best,

Dempsey Rice

dempsey@dempseyrice.com


Shahira Motani
Tue 20 Apr 2010Link

Film Distribution & Movie Marketing Seminar with Expert Panel Discussion – NYC – 4/29

Learn about film distribution & movie marketing strategies for your film in this unique seminar with NEW information lead by film distribution executive Allen Chou. After the presentation, there's a BONUS panel discussion with industry experts ready to answer your questions. Join us as we discuss current strategies on topics such as:

- How to find the best distributors for your film
- What film & TV markets you should attend immediately
- How to find & select a “legitimate” producer’s rep or sales agent
- How to use film festivals as a launch pad for releasing your film
- How to properly use Twitter, FaceBook, & YouTube for film promotion
- How to use Social Media Marketing to engage with your audience & build a fan base
- How can you give away your film for FREE & still make money?
- The value of your film in foreign markets. Will it sell?
- Crowd sourcing & fund raising for your film
- The Pro's & Con's of DIY distribution
- Digital delivery with Netflix, Itunes, Hulu, & VOD
- Why everything we know about distribution has changed

For more information about the seminar/panelists & to register for the event, visit http://marketmymovie.eventbrite.com


Kiira Benzing
Tue 20 Apr 2010Link

JOB POSTING- DP

I’m producing a film about a medical maverick who sees the world as made up of waves. The application of his wave theory has enhanced professional athletic performance and has resulted in the most successful Cold Fusion experiments in the world. Furthermore, many people feel he is helping heal their diseases, from Parkinson’s to Cancer.

We’re looking for an experienced DP who is innovative, patient, and collaborative.
There will be a fair amount of travel between May and November of 2010 ranging from New York to London. Interviews are being held from April 21st to April 27th.

Please contact: wavemakerfilm@gmail.com if interested.


Shahira Motani
Tue 20 Apr 2010Link

In reply to Shahira Motani's post on Tue 20 Apr 2010 :

All D-word members can use discount code "DW429" to receive $5 off registration for the seminar!

We hope to see you there!


Vasilios Sfinarolakis
Tue 20 Apr 2010Link

Vasilios here with a humble yet urgent request from The Guarani Project Documentary:

Hey D-word Community,

My name is Vasilios Sfinarolakis, Producer and Director of Photography for the Guarani Project Documentary

I want to take 5 minutes of your time to ask you for your help. If there is any one community of people that can help us here at the Guarani project, it's the D-worders.

The Project:
Recently, I, along with my partner Annabel Symington have been in the throws of raising money to produce and shoot a documentary concerning water in Latin America. Over the last two months we've been trying to raise a target of $14,500 so we can make an initial 2 month research trip into the region. We are close to our goal via Kickstarter but there is still a good amount of funds to be raised.

If we don't hit that $14,500 target within 4 Days, we don't get a dime of the over $9,000 already pledged.

The support and positive feedback that I've had from people regarding this Project has been overwhelming. What's been harder is getting people to translate their enthusiasm into a pledge.

In the last 56 days of fundraising so much has happened that further strengthens the reach and potential of this documentary, from being featured in various Online and Print Media, having the CEO of the Brazil Foundation personally contact us, to having the very respected hydrologist at Oregon State University, Dr. Michael Campana join the team as our water advisor.

The fact of the matter is water use has grown at twice the rate of the world’s population for the last century, and we’ve reached peak water, the point at which the renewable supply is forever outstripped by unquenchable demand. Compounding this problem, the hydrologic cycle is growing less predictable as climate change alters established temperature patterns around the globe. As countries look to alternatives sources of water to alleviate shortages the world’s largest body fresh water, The Guarani Aquifer, is going to be high on the list.

And yet, despite it all, we are still coming up short in funding, and the clock is ticking. In 4 days, we need over $4000. And we know we can do it.

But not without help.

So I humbly ask of you, if you find the project a worthwhile one, that you Forward our Message to your friends, family, and colleagues, and equally important, Donate whatever amount you feel comfortable donating.

Again, here is our website, which I hope you have time to look over: The Guarani Project

And you can pledge via our Kickstarter page here: http://kck.st/c36RKN

I very much appreciate your efforts, and I thank you in advance for your help and contribution to the Guarani Project Documentary.

Please feel free to contact me with questions, comments, or ideas at Vasilios [at] theguaraniproject.com; I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

Vasilios Sfinarolakis,
The Guarani Project
Producer, Director of Photography


Marj Safinia
Tue 20 Apr 2010Link

Following on the heels of a packed and very successful IDA Doc-U all day workshop with Morrie Warshawski last weekend, I'm pleased to announce our next all day event will be TRAILER MECHANICS: MAKING A FUNDRAISING DEMO THAT ACTUALLY GETS FUNDING with D-Word's own talented Fernanda Rossi. Saturday May 15th in Hollywood.

More details here: http://doc-u-fernanda-rossi.eventbrite.com/

Until April 25th, priority tickets are being sold to IDA members only. General public tickets will be available from 26th.

It's rare that the gifted Ms. Rossi finds herself on the West Coast, so this is a not-to-miss workshop if you're planning to use a trailer for fundraising anytime soon. Space is super limited, so don't delay.


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