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amy berg
Sat 17 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
Sun 18 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
Mon 19 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
Wed 21 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
Wed 21 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
Wed 21 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.


Paul Peterson
Wed 21 Apr 2010Link

Looking for a filmmaker interested in 1920's American bank robbers.

I am a writer who has done extensive research on Herman K. Lamm, often called "the father of modern bank robbery" and "the man who taught Dillinger." Very little was known about Lamm. No biographies. No movies. This would be the first. I have written a screenplay about Lamm, but would prefer to work with a documentary filmmaker. History is my first love.

A few of the dynamics of the Herman Lamm story.
He was an expatriated Prussian officer who came to America just before World War One.
Lamm came into contact and was likely influenced by Wobblies.
He worked on a prison road camp in Utah on the old Outlaw Trail and came into contact with former members of Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch, which is the source of legends about Lamm being involved with Cassidy.
He is considered one of the most prolific bank robbers of the 1920's and the "Lamm Method" was copied by many other robbers.
His final robbery and chase by a posse in 1930 is one of the most exciting bank robbery stories in American history.

If anyone is interested in his story, please let me know. It is an important part of American history and is yet to be documented.


Christopher Wong
Fri 23 Apr 2010Link

(posted also in Cameras section)

anyone in here have a wide-angle lens they could lend me that would fit on a DVX-100a? i need one this coming weekend for a non-profit dance performance. i can pick it up anywhere in L.A.

since i'm being paid "squadoosh" (that's the technical term) on this project, i can't really pay anything in cold hard cash, but i can definitely owe you one in the favor department... thanks!!!


Abby Peck
Fri 23 Apr 2010Link

Meet the Broadcaster: Tabitha Jackson, Channel 4 (UK)
April 27 | 6:30-8:30pm | WMM Office | $25/$20

Register at http://bit.ly/9Yg7Pt

Women Make Movies (www.wmm.com) is thrilled to offer filmmakers a unique opportunity to meet Tabitha Jackson, Commissioning Editor of More4 – Channel 4's high-end digital channel. Tabitha oversees the flagship international documentaries strand, True Stories, and is responsible for pre-sales, co-productions and acquisitions.

True Stories looks for high quality international feature-length documentaries that have a strong directorial voice, are character-driven, and reveal compelling truths about the contemporary world. For those not familiar with Channel 4, it is one of Britain’s most cutting edge, controversial and creative broadcasters. Channel 4 places a premium on innovation and experimentation in the form and content of its programming.

Don’t miss this rare chance to learn about this leading international broadcaster, what they are interested in, how much money is available and how to get your documentary seen in the U.K. Come with questions.

Register today at http://bit.ly/9Yg7Pt! Cost is $20 if you are a member of one of WMM’s partner organizations.


Jason Boyce
Mon 26 Apr 2010Link

I work as Surround Staff for a summer Writer's Retreat called "Squaw Valley Community of Writers." I'm in the screenwriting program, although there's also a novel program. For the last 5 years I've been with them, spending a week in Lake Tahoe working on a script exclusively with other screenwriters.

You work with a mentor, who reads through your script in advance and then, each afternoon, has a small group of students that they meet with in groups and one-on-one. They know your script in advance so you get a lot of direct attention on your specific story, which was a huge help for me early on.

I do surround staff, which is basically like setting up the DVD projector and the like. I attended on a scholarship my first year and have been going back since just to help however I can. Hashing out problems in my screenplay with a seasoned professional was great for understanding screenwriting as a whole, and spending a week lodging in this mountainous resort was inspirational for the new ideas I'm always looking for.

Here's the official copy:
The Squaw Valley Screenwriting Program focuses on individual attention and work-in-progress, mentored by award-winning writers and writer-directors. Crystallize the story you want to tell, and excise extraneous elements. Designed for both screenwriters and filmmakers, this unique program invites both narrative features and character-driven documentaries that are currently in development. Our goal is to assist writers to improve their craft and thus move them closer to production.

Deadline for application is May 1, notification by June 10. Check our web site for further details: www.squawvalleywriters.org/swriter_ws.htm

So I can answer any questions, but if you're interested in taking a week to really work on your idea, this is a great way to do it.

EDIT: Just in case there's any issue, I'm not involved with any of the acceptance process or sales or anything like that, I just handle some staff stuff during that week and post around about it.


Doug Block
Mon 26 Apr 2010Link

Greetings, Jason. This is a website for documentary filmmakers but I'm sure some of us still harbor delusions of fiction film grandeur. Squaw Valley sounds like a great program, so thanks for posting.


Andrea Feder
Mon 26 Apr 2010Link

I did this for two years and had a really good time. Basically they let you attend this crazy, fun and amazing music camp for free and make some sort of movie under the mentorship of the great Garry Beitel. You also help out by filming their incredible concerts. I heard they are still waiting for people to apply. This is in the Laurentians in Quebec, but there is a bus ride included from Montreal.

For more info you can go to www.klezkanada.org (where you can see the short Klez Kebec that I made as well) or contact me.

David Stein Memorial Filmmaking Scholarships

David Stein was a talented young filmmaker who passed away suddenly in 2004 at age 34. David produced a wide variety of works in his prolific career including documentary features, music videos, short art films, and a variety of corporate and commercial work. His films screened at a number of international film festivals, as well as on Bravo!, History Television, Vision TV, and Star TV among others. David was well-known in the Jewish film and music community and with his ever-present camera in tow was a ubiquitous presence at many Yiddish culture events, including two stints at KlezKanada in 1998-99. In addition to his artistry as a filmmaker, David was known for his vibrant spirit, larger-than-life personality, and unforgettable smile. The David Stein Film Scholarship is an opportunity for emerging filmmakers to explore KlezKanada creatively through the camera’s eye. Under the supervision of veteran documentary filmmaker and teacher Garry Beitel, participants will hone their documentary skills through workshops and filmmaking projects – using performances and interactions with the leading lights of the Yiddish culture scene and the 450+ KlezKanada enthusiasts as their subjects.


Nina Numankadić
Mon 26 Apr 2010Link

We Want Roses Too Now Available at www.DocAllianceFilms.com

Doc Alliance Films recently acquired the stunning visual masterpiece We Want Roses Too (Italy, Switzerland, 2007, 85 min) by acclaimed Italian director Alina Marazzi. The film is an exuberant testament to the resolve of women of the 1960s and 1970s sexual revolution and feminist movement in Italy. Marazzi takes viewers on a gorgeous storytelling journey through archival footage, advertisements, and colorful images juxtaposed with the true-life struggles and first-hand accounts provided by the diaries of three women.

We Want Roses Too can be streamed or downloaded at www.docalliancefilms.com

Please be aware that there is a territory restriction on this film. We Want Roses Too is NOT available in: Switzerland, Italy, Rep. San Marino, Vatican, Capodistria, Monaco, Romania, Hungary, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Serbia and Montenegro, Bosnia, Greece, Slovenia, Lithuania, Latvia, Turkey, Russia, and Poland.

www.docalliancefilms.com


Florencia Davidzon
Tue 27 Apr 2010Link

I am going to take Fernanda Rossi workshop in San Diego, does somebody will attend? I am looking for a place to stay May 8 in San Diego, some idea?
Thanks,
Florencia Davidzon


Anthony Giacchino
Thu 29 Apr 2010Link

Looking for a good sound person in Baton Rouge, Louisiana the week of May 10th and in Salt Lake City, Utah the week of May 24th. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Please email me at: giacchino@gmail.com

Thanks,
Anthony


Nina Numankadić
Fri 30 Apr 2010Link

Jan Sikl’s Private Century Offered on www.DocAllianceFilms

Starting May 1, Doc Alliance Films will present Private Century, an 8-part series from one of the Czech Republic’s prominent documentary filmmakers, JAN SIKL. The political and social upheavals of twentieth-century Czechoslovakia—war and occupation, the twin specters of Nazism and Communism, the Velvet Revolution—have never been more intimately rendered than in Private Century. Composed entirely of family home movies, still photographs, letters, and diaries dating from the 1920s to the 1960s, the series explores how sweeping historical events transform the private lives of ordinary people, and how small domestic pleasures can crystallize into profound and enduring memories.

On May 1 & 2, you can stream two films from Private Century, Statuary of Granddad Vinda and King of Velichovky, FOR FREE!

Please visit www.docalliancefilms.com

www.docalliancefilms.com


Felix Endara
Fri 30 Apr 2010Link

In reply to Koen Suidgeest's post on Thu 8 Apr 2010 :

That's a good question, Koen, and I think it's best posed to the filmmakers themselves. In BISMILLAH'S case, it is Jolene Pinder and Sarah Zaman. Sometimes, it's strategic as a short film is a way get interest in/funds for a longer version of the film. For example, Jennifer Redfearn's short THE NEXT WAVE, which was shown at Media That Matters in 2009, was later expanded to SUN COME UP, which recently premiered at Full Frame. But it's also a question that perhaps many others in this forum can answer.


Scott Andrews
Fri 30 Apr 2010Link

I wanted to let the D-word members know about our new online ongoing documentary film festival at www.docspopuli.com. Conceived and curated by accomplished documentary filmmakers, Docs Populi groups accepted films into thematic collections which include both familiar and less well known works of all eras and lengths. Filmmakers submit their work for consideration and pay an entry fee as in most other film festivals. Unlike many other film festivals, Docs Populi responds to every entry with written comments, and if accepted, the film and the filmmaker are given a unique page within Docs Populi whose sole purpose is to preview and promote the film and the filmmaker, and to sell DVDs of the work to the internet public. Films that do not fit easily into one of the thematic collections, may be submitted to the "One of a Kind Docs" collection. Filmmakers with a work-in-progress can submit to "Films Looking for Funding" as a way to find finishing funds from interested individuals and film funding foundations recruited to the site by our staff. Docs Populi also provides a consultation service, whereby interested filmmakers can submit a rough cut of a film to a specific curator for feedback. Please check us out and let us know what you think!


Alison McNeil
Fri 30 Apr 2010Link

Hello D-Word Members,
My name is Alie McNeil and I am a documentary film student at Stephens College, a small women's college in Columbia, Missouri and one of the only women's colleges with a film production program. I am looking for an internship in the field of documentary filmmaking for the summer of 2010. I am experienced with Final Cut Pro as well as Soundtrack Pro, DVD Studio Pro, and several Adobe programs. I am hardworking, extremely organized and very reliable. If anyone needs an unpaid intern for the summer please contact me!
My resume and samples of my work can be found on my website at www.alisonmcneil.com.
Thank you,
Alie McNeil
(573) 808-2153
alison.mcneil@sc.stephens.edu


Andrea Ferrando
Fri 30 Apr 2010Link

Hello everybody.
We are looking for a local runner for a shoot in Greece from the 21st june 5th july.
We need someone who speaks greek, english and/or spanish, they should know the place and have a driving license.
Any tips would be of great help!
Thanks a lot.

You can email me at aferrando@mediapro.es
Andrea Ferrando


John Burgan
Fri 30 Apr 2010Link

Where in Greece, Andrea? There are lots of islands!


Fouzia Najar
Sat 1 May 2010Link

Arts Engine, Leslie Wiener and ITVS International are pleased to announce the national premiere of "Teacher," on PBS World on Sunday May 9th! We are opening this season of Global Voices-check your local listings here:
http://www.pbs.org/itvs/globalvoices/guide.html

This is the riveting story of Nguyen Van Hung, an AIDS awareness activist in Ho Chi Minh City, struggling to educate and provide for impoverished sufferers of the disease. Thay Hung shines as an example of grassroots change that can stem from just one dedicated person.

Show your support by becoming a fan of "Teacher" on Facebook and by following us on Twitter!

http://tinyurl.com/yacsy5u
http://twitter.com/teacherthefilm
http://www.artsengine.net/


Andrea Ferrando
Mon 3 May 2010Link

Hi there John, we'll be travelling around, a couple of days in Athens, six in Santorini and six in Mykonos. It's all about filming people on holiday!


Ines Sommer
Mon 3 May 2010Link

The second annual TALKING PICTURES FESTIVAL will take place this week in Evanston (right next to Chicago): www.talkingpicturesfestival.org

We have a terrific line-up of 14 documentaries at the fest this year: from ECHOTONE, a brandnew doc about the Austin music scene to Steve James' NO CROSSOVER: THE TRIAL OF ALLEN IVERSON, Tom Shepard's WHIZ KIDS to Laura Israel's WINDFALL... lots of great films to see!

I'd love to invite D-Word folks in the Chicago area to attend, meet some of the visiting filmmakers and participate in the many post-screening discussions we've planned.


Felix Endara
Tue 4 May 2010Link

DocuClub in May!

Our May DocuClub will take place on Wednesday, May 19, 7 p.m., at 92YTribeca, located at 200 Hudson Street, at Canal. (Take 1, A/C/E to Canal Street).

We will be showing a rough cut of "DeAf Jam" by Judy Lieff. The documentary traces the journey of five deaf teens from New York City as they discover and explore American Sign Language (ASL) poetry with some of this nation’s most acclaimed ASL poets, and then bring their poetry to their hearing peers at youth poetry slams and other spoken word events. Performing in ASL, a dramatic visual language, the poets use rhythm, movement and body language to create a cinematic equivalent to oral poetry. The poets use sign language and poetry also to raise issues about disability and the future of ASL. Pitted against the journey of the poets and contributing to this bittersweet story, is a counter-narrative, which traces the increasing erosion of this indigenous art form in the face of technologies and the educational system “serving” to mainstream the Deaf into the hearing world. One of the highlights of the film is a collaboration between a deaf Israeli poet and a hearing Palestinian poet. Without “speaking” each other’s language, they manage to navigate through the collaborative process both with and without an interpreter. Eventually, they create a hearing/deaf duet that metaphorically relates to the world around them. Watch a trailer of the film here: http://www.deafjam.org/trailer.html.

Director/Producer Judy Lieff is a dancer, filmmaker, and teacher. She began her relationship with the Deaf community through the making of an award-winning experimental film, "Duties of my Heart." The film became a catalyst for four consecutive grants to teach video production workshops she designed for deaf teens in Los Angeles. In 2000, Lieff received a National Dance/Media fellowship from the Pew Charitable Trusts. In 2004 and 2007, she was awarded a New York State Council on the Arts independent film grant for production on "DeAf Jam." In 2009, the film was awarded finishing funds from the Independent Television Service Open Call competition.

Steve Zeitlin, Co-producer, served as co-producer of "From Mambo to Hip Hop," a documentary about the South Bronx funded by ITVS and broadcast on public television across the U.S. as part of the Voces series of Latino Public Broadcasting. He received his Ph.D. in folklore from the University of Pennsylvania, and is the director and co-founder of City Lore, an organization dedicated to the preservation of New York City’s—and America’s—living cultural heritage.

Editor Keiko Deguchi cut award-winning documentary films such as Jeremiah Zagar’s "In a Dream," Linda Hattendorf’s "The Cats of Mirikitani," and John Valadez and Cristina Ibarra’s "The Last Conquistador." Her most recent film, "To Catch a Dollar: Muhammad Yunus Banks on America," was shown at Sundance Film Festival 2010. She is the recipient of the James Lyons Editing Award at Woodstock Film Festival in 2008.

Our moderator will be Doug Block, a is a multiple award-winning, New York-based documentary director, cameraman and producer. His films "The Heck With Hollywood" and "Home Page" have been released theatrically in the U.S., won awards at leading international film festivals and have been broadcast around the world. "51 Birch Street" was named one of the 10 Best Films of 2006 by a number of leading critics, including The New York Times, and was selected as one of the outstanding documentaries of the year by the National Board of Review. His latest film, "The Kids Grow Up," is about his relationship with his daughter and only child, Lucy, shot over a period of 18 years and focusing on her last year at home before she left for college. The film is set for an early Fall theatrical release and a later broadcast on HBO. Block is also founder and co-host of The D-Word, an online community for documentary filmmakers, which now has over 4,000 members from 80 countries.

We’ll announce our rough cut soon. Stay tuned!

Admission is free for current DocuClub members and $8 for non-members.

For this screening, only DocuClub members need to 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 that you purchase your tickets in advance via 92YTribeca.

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


John Burgan
Tue 4 May 2010Link

In reply to Andrea Ferrando's post on Mon 3 May 2010 :

I might have a couple of candidates for you – I'll email you directly


Yance Ford
Tue 4 May 2010Link

Hey D-Worders,
The POV Call for Submissions is open for business. Films will be considered for broadcast in 2011 and beyond. Arrival deadline is June 30th by 6pm.
Details here http://www.pbs.org/pov/filmmakers/submit-your-film.php Online submission form at http://cfe.pov.org
Email is the worst thing ever invented. Give me a ring if you have any questions 212-989-8121 x314.
Thanks,
Yance


Doug Block
Tue 4 May 2010Link

Yance is the best thing ever invented. And POV comes close.


Andrea Ferrando
Tue 4 May 2010Link

In reply to John Burgan's post on Mon 3 May 2010 :

Excellent John!
THanks a lot.


Theresa Loong
Wed 5 May 2010Link

Journey from Zanskar

I haven't seen this doc yet, but I ran into Louise Brooks, the
Manager of Community Relations and Volunteer Programs at the Rubin Museum, and thought some folks might be interested. The Rubin is a nice museum, especially with free admission on Friday nights.

RUBIN MUSEUM OF ART presents

Journey from Zanskar
A Monk’s Vow to Children

From the co-creator of Hoop Dreams, Frederick Marx, comes a film about a daring attempt to save Tibetan Buddhism in the Himalayas.

Spurred by their promise to the Dalai Lama, they rescue seventeen children from a remote and ailing valley in Kashmir and together march in the direction of far off Dharamsala, on the other side of the ice-bound Himalayas. The oldest child was just twelve years old.

Narrated by Richard Gere, this inspiring film follows the audacious plan of two Tibetan monks to safeguard Tibetan Buddhist cultural heritage.

Screenings throughout the month of May:

• Wednesday, May 5 – 7PM, post-screening discussion with the director

• Saturday, May 8 – 2 & 4PM, post-screening discussion with the director

• Sunday, May 9 – 1PM, post-screening discussion with the director

• Friday. May 14 – 7PM

• Saturday, May 15 – 2 & 4PM

• Sunday, May 16 – 1PM

• Wednesday, May 19 – 7PM

• Wednesday, May 26 – 7PM

All screenings are $12 and can be purchased by phone, visiting the museum’s front desk or online.

To view the trailer, please visit http://www.journeyfromzanskar.com/trailer.asp

"Beautiful, powerful, and heart-warming" – Prof. Robert Thurman

For tickets and details visit: www.rmanyc.orc/zanskar

RUBIN MUSEUM OF ART

150 WEST 17TH STREET, NEW YORK CITY
www.rmanyc.org 212.620.5000 x344


Marj Safinia
Wed 5 May 2010Link

I've seen it and it's super charming. Definitely recommended.


Rob Jackson
Thu 6 May 2010Link

Serac Adventure Film School will be leading once-in-a-lifetime courses in Bhutan and Kenya this summer. The school is led by three time National Emmy Award Winner, Michael Brown, who helps you make your own film from concept to big screen. The Kenya school is unique because you will also be contributing to an actual documentary production. Soon to be the Outside Adventure Film School, this is really the only film school of its kind!

Check it out – http://www.adventurefilmschool.com/


Nina Numankadić
Sun 9 May 2010Link

Doc Alliance Films Offers 3 Films by Iranian Filmmaker Sepideh Farsi

On May 10, Doc Alliance Films will add another film by award-winning director, Sepideh Farsi. Harat (2007), which won the Best documentary prize at Festival dei Popoli, follows mother and daughter Sepideh and Darya – a successful young filmmaker and her child who has clear ideas about how to make a film. With only two cameras in tow, they embark on a long journey to meet members of their vast family, from Paris to Tehran and beyond the Afghanistan border. The complex ramifications of a genealogical tree are gathered in this subtle family album.

Doc Alliance Films presents two additional films by Farsi, Homi D. Setha, Filmmaker (2000), winner of the FIPRESCI Prize and the Traces de Vie prize, and Men of Fire, which is an insight into today's Iran through the eyes of fierce firemen in Tehran.

Please visit www.docalliancefilms.com where all 3 films by Sepideh Farsi can be streamed or downloaded.

www.docalliancefilms.com


Dan Lohaus
Mon 10 May 2010Link

LOOKING TO RENT AN HD MINI-DV DECK IN NEW YORK ASAP

Hi D-worders, I just got back from a shoot and am looking to rent a deck to digitize roughly 40 hours of HD mini-dv tapes. Thinking I can finish it this week, if I can find on a deck by Monday (May 10th) or Tuesday...Just looking for a reasonable rental rate...feel free to call me at 917 648 3055 – Thanks! Dan


Jana Kadrevis
Mon 10 May 2010Link

Institute of Documentary Film – Call for Articles

Two months into the adventure that is the www.DOKweb.net portal, the Institute of Documentary Film would like to announce a call for articles. We encourage documentary practitioners, industry insiders, students in a film or a film-related programme and other documentary professionals to send us submissions that deal with the theory or practice of documentary filmmaking in any part of the world.

Preference will be given to texts accessible to a broad audience. Possible topics may include, but are not limited to, an account of your experience with international co-production, funds or broadcasters; documentary funding in Western Europe or North America; difficulties encountered in the development of your project; an outline of legal or other issues hampering the audiovisual industry in your country; advice and suggestions concerning various aspects of documentary filmmaking; views from the other side (overseas contributors, commissioning editors, funders). Film reviews are not part of the current call.

Submissions of 2 – 6 standard pages may be sent in English, Czech or Slovak. Texts selected by IDF's editorial staff will be posted in English and Czech on our portal, www.DOKweb.net, the largest online resource for East European documentary film. Following an agreement with the author, texts may be edited or trimmed. Authors of published submissions will receive CZK 250 per standard page.

There is no fixed deadline; submissions are considered on an ongoing basis. Please send your text in .doc format to dokweb@dokweb.net. The authors of accepted and rejected texts will be notified by email within two weeks.

We're looking forward to reading your views and insights!

For other inquiries, please drop us a line at dokweb@dokweb.net.

Edited Mon 10 May 2010 by Jana Kadrevis

Linelle Schultz
Wed 12 May 2010Link

Calling all Filmmakers – Be Discovered in Hollywood!

Submit your film NOW! The 14th Annual Hollywood Film Festival is now open for submissions. Visit http://www.hollywoodfestival.com to submit your film. We are accepting the following categories: Features, Documentaries, Shorts.

The Deadline has been extended, so submit ASAP!!!


Innbo Shim
Thu 13 May 2010Link

Hey LA Doc-fans,

I'm working on the community engagement campaign for Laura Poitras's documentary THE OATH and it will open in LA on May 21, 2010 at Laemmle's Sunset 5 in West Hollywood. I've heard it's really hard for docs to find their audience in LA – prove those naysayers wrong! Here is info about the film:

Watch trailer: http://www.zeitgeistfilms.com/theoath/

Synopsis

From the director of the Oscar-nominated My Country, My Country, The Oath is a spectacularly gripping documentary that unspools like a great political thriller. It’s the cross-cut tale of two men whose fateful meeting propelled them on divergent courses with Al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, 9/11, Guantanamo Bay Prison and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Abu Jandal is a taxi driver in Sana’a, Yemen; his brother-in-law Salim Hamdan is a Guantanamo prisoner and the first man to face the controversial military tribunals. Jandal and Hamdan’s intertwined personal trajectories—how they became bin Laden’s bodyguard and driver respectively—act as prisms that serve to explore and contextualize a world which has confounded Western media. As Hamdan’s trial progresses, his military lawyers challenge fundamental flaws in the court system. The charismatic Jandal dialogues with his young son, Muslim students and journalists, and chillingly unveils the complex evolution of his belief system post-9/11. Winner of Best Documentary Cinematography at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, The Oath offers a rare window into a hidden realm—and the international impact of the U.S. War on Terror.

http://www.zeitgeistfilms.com/theoath/


Emily Meyers
Thu 13 May 2010Link

Let your friends know that Eyes of the World Media Group is looking for interns for the Summer Training Program.

Here is some information about the program, but of course let me know if anyone is interested or has any questions!

TRAINING PROGRAM: Use media to make change!

Looking for a training program that gives you responsibilities, career coaching, opportunity to work directly with the organizations leaders, and make the world a better place?

Eyes of the World Media Group (www.eowmg.com) is a production company specializing in the creation of socially relevant media (video, web, design, and animation).

We make it a high priority to match you with projects that will help you gain experience and skills you will need to be successful in a variety of careers.

Some of the training opportunities we offer include:

* Graphic Design
* Web Development
* Video Production
* Animation
* Business Development & Marketing

For more info visit: www.eowmg.com/training_program.html

Requirements
We're looking for creative, smart, and organized individuals with a passion for socially conscious media.

The program length is 200 hours that can be completed over various periods to accommodate your scheduling needs. At minimum, you must be able to commit at least 13 hours a week.

Email resumes and cover letters to: connect@eowmg.com. Please indicate that you are applying for the Training Program in the subject line.

We hope to hear from you!

~Carrie


Doug Block
Thu 13 May 2010Link

In reply to Innbo Shim's post on Wed 12 May 2010 :

LA folks, by all means come out and support The Oath (especially in its first weekend). I guarantee you'll be glad you saw it on a big screen.


Hima B.
Fri 14 May 2010Link

PRODUCER search

I'm looking for a Producer who can help me fundraise on a documentary I am directing about strippers & working violations. This person must have experience with writing & successfully getting grants esp from documentary funders and other social-issue funders. Plus would be if they have experience with targeting individual donors, using social media, Kickstarter, & other avenues to get completion funds. Please send me a resume with URL links to projects that you have worked on.

Here's some info about the project:
LICENSE TO PIMP is a feature-length personal documentary about labor conditions for exotic dancers who must pay for the privilege to strip. The film follows a whistle-blower, a teenage club prostitute, a woman who strips outside the club circuit, & myself (the filmmaker and a former stripper). The film follows the choices we and other workers make as our workplaces engage in illegal & unsafe practices that violate our rights as workers.

I'm happy to tell U more about the project & share the work sample if you contact me.

CONTACT: himaphiliac@gmail.com

Edited Fri 14 May 2010 by Hima B.

Hima B.
Fri 14 May 2010Link

seeking POST-PRODUCTION INTERNS for Documentary projects

We want smart, energetic individuals who can commit time to learn about all aspects of independent film production. Duties will range from the daily tasks of operating a production company to specific work on different documentary projects in various stages of production. Position will be supporting an independent filmmaker with day to day activities and projects. The themes of various documentaries include sex work, HIV/AIDS, domestic violence, & gay/lesbian issues.

This is a great opportunity to learn about development, production, & post-production in a creative environment. You must have a sense of humor, positive attitude, & a desire to delve deeper into social issues that impact women/girls, queer people, & people of color.

A background in post-production editing is essential. The candidate should be eager to learn about documentary filmmaking and have a foundation in film/video production & post production. Candidate must have Final Cut Pro editing experience and your own Apple laptop computer with Final Cut Pro (version 6.06), MS Word,& Photoshop. U must be able to work independently, multi-task by managing multiple projects, & prioritize workload as needed. Please note, we cannot accept people who only have PC laptops as all work is streamlined to Apple computer & editing applications.

LENGTH OF INTERNSHIP: Begins immediately. 3 month commitment is asked.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Transcribe documentary interviews
• Log & digitize documentary footage with Final Cut Pro
• Assist with research and licensing of archival photographs, music, and footage
• Production assistance
• Database entry and management
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

BONUS: Website development, knowledge of Illustrator, Flash, After Effects, outreach, and fundraising skills

TIME COMMITMENT: 2 to 3 days per week from 1pm to 7pm. Minimum 12-18 hours/wk (Mon. through Fri only).

LOCATION: Based in NYC

APPLY: send a resume and info about yourself

CONTACT: himaphiliac@gmail.com

COMPENSATION: No pay. Credit for college is OK. You will also be credited on the films that you work on.


Anayansi Prado
Sun 16 May 2010Link

NEW DAY FILMS – CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

New Day Films is currently accepting submissions from filmmakers with social issue documentary and fiction titles for non-theatrical distribution. Our upcoming submission deadline is May 31, 2010. We invite you to submit an application to join our vibrant and creative film collective.

WHO WE ARE...
New Day Films is a filmmaker-run distribution company providing award-winning films to educators since 1971. Democratically run by more than 100 filmmaker members, New Day delivers over 150 titles that illuminate, challenge and inspire. Collectively, New Day titles have won an Academy Award, 9 Academy Award nominations, 4 Emmys, and hundreds of awards at prestigious film festivals. Our films have been broadcast on PBS, HBO and other media outlets.

New Day brings together talented and accomplished filmmakers dedicated to both finding educational audiences for our films and earning revenue to support the independent filmmaking process. A vibrant, creative organization, New Day is a strong brand, which buyers have relied on for decades.

Distributing independent social issue films since 1971, New Day has developed a strong brand within the educational community, built a huge knowledge base on effective distribution and marketing, and grown revenues to over $1 million annually. When you join New Day you become part of a dynamic, democratically run collective of filmmakers.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR...
We actively seek a diversity of voices among our members as well as in our film collection. Short and long-format documentary, fiction and experimental works are welcome. Your film must address a social issue. Those applying should be comfortable joining a collective, where members market their own films, work as a team and volunteer for tasks. Please visit our website to learn more about joining New Day Films.

APPLICATION PROCESS...
The upcoming submission deadline is RECEIPT by May 31, 2010.
Please contact us to request an application today.

www.newday.com


Francisco Bello
Mon 17 May 2010Link

Tickets are on sale for the NYC première of WAR DON DON at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival: http://www.filmlinc.com/wrt/onsale/hrw10/wardondon.html

We’ll have three screenings at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, Walter Reade Theater:
Saturday, June 12 PREMIERE at 6:45pm with panel discussion and reception to follow
Sunday, June 13 at 2:00pm with Q&A to follow
Wednesday, June 16 at 4:00pm with Q&A to follow

We’ll sell out the weekend screenings pretty quickly, so I encourage you to buy your tickets soon! And check out our website for latest awards, reviews, and other upcoming screenings: http://wardondonfilm.com

Sign up for the newsletter (link below) to hear about the screenings, reactions from civil society organization, former combatants, and the Special Court. It’s an exciting time for the film – and I’m looking forward to sharing it with you in June.

NEWSLETTER: http://eepurl.com/hcGF
TWITTER: http://twitter.com/wardondon
FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/wardondon

Kindest Regards,
Francisco Bello
Producer / Editor, WAR DON DON


Stephanie Caruso
Tue 18 May 2010Link

Hi All,

I'm a grad student in New York working towards my MFA in Documentary Studies. I'm in the Boston area for the summer and looking to find work on any projects that might be going on. I've develop editing, producing, shooting, and writing skills in the program and I have a strong film background as well (I have my BA in Film Studies/Production). I'm a hard worker and willing to get my hands dirty. I've posted my reel and please email me at stephaniecaruso5@gmail.com for my resume. Thanks!


Tailinh Agoyo
Tue 18 May 2010Link

Online Documentary Music Seminar. Join DocuMentors for an amazing opportunity to learn all about composing music for documentary films. The Documentary Music Virtual Symposium will take place on Sunday, May 23rd from 3pm-6pm Mtn, and you can listen from anywhere! Top award-winning composers will be sharing their secrets of success in this comprehensive online seminar. Find out more and register at www.documentaryhowto.com/doc-music-symposium. Use code CL523 for a 15% discount. The seminar will be recorded if you can't listen in live. Join us on Sunday!


Erica Ginsberg
Wed 19 May 2010Link

DC/MD/NOVA folks...

Next Monday night (May 24), Docs In Progress welcomes Jon Gann to our Evening with an Expert series to talk about Film Festival Strategies.

Jon will unlock the secrets of the film festival system and give tips on how to research potential film festivals, how to prepare for a festival, how to make an impression with programmers and audiences, what to expect from a festival, and how to promote your film as it travels the festival circuit.

WHEN?
Monday, May 24, 2010
6:30 pm Networking
7:00-8:30 pm Presentation and Q&A

WHERE?
Docs In Progress
8700 First Avenue (corner of First Avenue and Fenwick Lane)
Silver Spring, MD 20910

FEE/REGISTRATION
$35 ($5 discount for members of the Docs Insider program)
Because space is limited to 12 participants, advance registration is highly recommended. Visit our website at http://www.docsinprogress.org to register.

ABOUT THE EVENING WITH AN EXPERT SERIES
This Docs In Progress series brings specialists on different aspects of the documentary and broader film industry to the Docs In Progress Documentary House in downtown Silver Spring, MD to speak to a small audience of filmmakers and aspiring filmmakers. Because these programs are limited to 12 registered participants, it allows an intimate environment in which participants can both learn and interact with the specialist.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Jon Gann is the founder of the DC Film Alliance, a non-profit group supporting Washington, DC’s film and video community, and the creator of the DC Shorts Film Festival; now in its sixth year, the event attracts national and international filmmakers, and has become one of the country’s premier short film showcases. MovieMaker Magazine named DC Shorts as “one of 20 festivals worth an entry fee” — two years in a row — and “one of the leading film festivals” in the country. DC Shorts was also chosen by the readers of the Washington City Paper as the area’s best festival. As a filmmaker, Jon’s notable past projects include: Cyberslut, the first gay-themed short film to screen at over 50 festivals and broadcasts worldwide; Signs, a national 48 Hour Film Project award winner, and Offline, a modern dating parable. Jon’s new venture, Reel Plan, consults with filmmakers on the festival circuit. His “festival tips” blog is read by hundreds of filmmakers every week, and through his work, Jon has bridged the communication gap between competing film festivals, so all can share film information, sponsor strategies and filmmaker data.


Jamila Gaskins
Thu 20 May 2010Link

My name is Jamila K. Gaskins. I need your help find two people for production this weekend for an Electronic Press Kit for my documentary, Project 1. It's unpaid, but I'm feeding people. Please send to people you know. It has my contact info in it.

WORK ALERT! MALIBU, CA – BOOM OPERATOR/FLEX FILL OPERATOR – Saturday, May 22nd – Seeking two production people to help with the shooting of an EPK (electronic press kit) for a very worthy cause. This Sat, Jamila K. Gaskins will be shooting the press kit to help raise awareness about Project 1, a documentary on the prevention of HIV for women in America. She'll need you from 8am til around 6; It's unpaid, but she will feed you really wel!! You can email her at jkgaskins@yahoo.com. To learn more about Project 1 go to https://projectonethemovie.com/Home_Page.php


Beth Levison
Fri 21 May 2010Link

I'm looking for an Amsterdam-based producer shooter to help us with a doc shoot one day in the area of June 1 – 3. Need someone who is strong on verite and speaks excellent English ... the only thing is that we're an indie doc so we are low on $$. If anyone can recommend someone, it would be great. Film is about ex-con turned spoken word artist Lemon Andersen. He is reuniting with his estranged brother in Amsterdam and we want to capture it on screen. Project really is great (ITVS Phase 3 finalist!!!!), and in Amsterdam, it will be a 1/2 of shooting (there might be about 2 hours on 2nd day). Thank you thank you! Info on the project at www.dandelion-films.com!


Michael Collins
Fri 21 May 2010Link

Hi. I have a couple hours of Haitian Creole I need translated for a short right away. I have a modest budget. Anyone interested or with any suggestions can contact me at michael@thoughtfulrobot.com

thanks


Beth Levison
Sat 22 May 2010Link

I'm the one looking for an Amsterdam-based producer shooter. My email is on the website, but to contact me directly ... my email is bethlevison@me.com! So much for late night postings .... Thank you!


Mariah Wilson
Mon 24 May 2010Link

Funding request!

I am working with the New York Times 'Frugal Travel' writer Matt Gross on a series pitch called "Strangers in Strange Lands." Our goal is to put real travel on American TV – this won't be one of those glossy, polished shows that shies away from the insanity and difficulty of foreign travel. Rather, it'll embrace the challenges, and highlight one of the best things about going abroad: meeting kindred spirits who care about adventure and discovery.

Please check out our Kickstarter page, and if you can contribute even a little that would be fantastic! Feel free to pass along to anyone who is yearning to see a travel show that was made for travelers.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sisl/strangers-in-strange-lands

Thanks so much,
Mariah


Felix Endara
Wed 26 May 2010Link

Tenth Annual Media That Matters Premiere, June 2, 7 p.m., New York City

Join us in NYC for the World Premiere of the tenth annual Media That Matters collection! For the last three years, the MTM premiere has sold out. You won't want to miss this very special 10th anniversary event! We have a special treat for MTM attendees this year--free ice cream cones for all, generously donated by the Raw IceCream Company!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010
6:00 p.m.: Doors Open
Arrive early to take part in the impACT salon with some of our presenting partners for Take Action opportunities and a chance to meet the festival filmmakers.

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.: Screening of tenth annual Media That Matters collection
Be among the first to see the 12 new inspiring short films selected this year by our jury of eight incredible activists and media makers.

School of Visual Arts (SVA)
Visual Arts Theatre
333 West 23rd Street, at 8th Avenue

DocuClub has especially-tickets at $10 (plus processing fee). Please use code: MTMDC

Buy your tickets today before they sell out!: http://mediathatmatters.eventbrite.com


Felix Endara
Fri 28 May 2010Link

DocuClub in June!

Our June DocuClub will take place on Wednesday, June 9, 7 p.m., at DCTV, located at 87 Lafayette Street (at Walker; take N/R/Q/6 trains to Canal).

We will be showing a rough cut of "Building Bridges" by Anand Kamalakar. The documentary follows a group of students from a New York City public school who travel to India. They journey across three cities performing as a band, staying with families and encountering all that India has to offer, they come to realize and understand the true meaning of love, friendship, discomfort, humanity and respect. This documentary takes you on an up-close personal colorful journey, revealing the complex and controversial nature of globalization and what it means beyond consumerism.

Director Anand Kamalakar is a Brooklyn-based documentary film director/editor. His documentary "A Match Made in Calcutta" won the Best Film award at the Mumbai International Film Festival, in 2002. The film was broadcast across Europe and Canada. He edited the series American Roots Music for PBS, and edited and executive-produced the feature-length documentary "Heart of Stone," winner of an Audience Award for Best Documentary at Slamdance. Kamalakar has also edited numerous films for The Discovery Channel, National Geographic, New York Times Television, and the networks CBS, NBC and ABC. He was a creative consultant on the Academy Award-winning documentary "Born Into Brothels."

Director of Photography Sachidananda is a cameraman from Bangalore, India, whose primary work has been in the regional feature film industry. He has worked on a several feature films and television projects in the Kannada language.

Our moderator will be Jennifer Merin, who has written about film for 20 years. She currently covers documentary film for About.com, is the film critic for Women’s eNews, and edits Women On Film, the online journal of the Alliance of Women Film Journalists, a nonprofit professional organization of which she is the President. Merin also reports on film and cultural matters for Westwood One Radio Network‘s morning drive news magazine, “America In the Morning,” and for Around The World Radio. She has been a regular reviewer and interviewer for New York Press, and has contributed to TheReeler.com. She has worked as newswriter/editor for ABC and CNN, and reporter for NBC. Her ongoing weekly column about culture and travel has resided at the Los Angeles Times and Associated Press, among others, and is currently distributed by ArcaMax Publishing. Merin served as a juror at the 2009 IDFA, and is a juror for the 2010 Golden Trailer Awards. She holds an M.F.A. from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, and has taught at the University of Wisconsin and University of Rhode Island, lectured worldwide for the U.S. State Department and conducted workshops in New York City correctional institutions.

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

For this screening, only DocuClub members need to 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.

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


jade wu
Tue 1 Jun 2010Link

I'm looking for a local HDV shooter (mini-DV tape) with equipment to cover an event in Milwaukee, WI at the Union Cinema on the University of WI-Milwaukee campus on Sunday, June 6 from 2:30pm-7pm.

email: jadelafive@gmail.com


Erica Ginsberg
Tue 1 Jun 2010Link

BASIC LEGAL ISSUES FOR DOCUMENTARY WEBINAR
Tuesday, June 1 2010, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Eastern Standard Time (GMT- 5)

Unexpected legal issues can bring documentary production to a halt. The old adage, “The best defense is a good offense” rings true in filmmaking. This webinar with Entertainment and Media Attorney Laura Possessky will highlight the basic tools every producer needs to have in place to ward off legal woes. We will discuss when and how contracts, clearances and insurance may be used to effectively produce a documentary that is commercially viable and ready for distribution. The webinar will include a presentation and a 20 minute live phone Q&A.

This webinar is appropriate for anyone who is making their first independent documentary or for more experienced international filmmakers who want to understand basic legal issues for films 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.

More info and registration link at http://www.docsinprogress.org/index.php?option=com_events&task=view_detail&agid=68&jevtype=jevent&year=2010&month=06&day=01&Itemid=1

Registration open until 1 hour before webinar begins. This session will NOT be available on podcast so if it's of interest, try to catch the live webinar.


Erica Ginsberg
Tue 1 Jun 2010Link

And if you're in the DC Metro area and prefer face-to-face workshops, Docs In Progress also has one coming up this Saturday:

AUDIO TECHNIQUES FOR DOCUMENTARY VIDEO
Getting good audio on location can make or break your documentary and save you countless hours of trying to “fix it in post.” This one day workshop from experienced sound recordist and instructor Michael Boyle will focus on production styles and audio requirements with an emphasis on small crew documentary shooting. Through a mix of lecture and hands-on activities, participants will gain knowledge of the operation and set-up of basic audio equipment. This workshop is recommended for producers, directors or anyone interested in upgrading your production sound knowledge. Prior audio experience is not required. More info and registration link at http://www.docsinprogress.org/index.php?option=com_events&task=view_detail&agid=66&jevtype=jevent&year=2010&month=06&day=05&Itemid=1


Julianna Brannum
Sat 5 Jun 2010Link

Looking for an experienced camera (Sony V1U) and sound person in Portland, Oregon for a shoot on/around Friday, June 18th. Email me ASAP at jbrannum@gmail.com.

Thanks!


Laurie Little
Sun 6 Jun 2010Link

We are looking for a Co-Producer/Director, sound and HD shooters to cover the 1st Annual Disability Pride Parade in the City of San Jose, CA, on July 24th.
We are shooting a film about the 7th annual parade in Chicago and would like this second parade in the country covered for our production.
Please contact me at Laurieli@rcn.com
This is the link to the vimeo site showing our film on last years parade.
http://vimeo.com/11558877

Please also contact:
Sarah Triano, director of the California parade,
Executive Director
Silicon Valley Independent Living Center
2202 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95131
saraht@svilc.org
408-894-9041 (v)
408-457-8559 (vp)
408-894-9050 (fax)
www.svilc.org


John Bush
Tue 8 Jun 2010Link

Producer for Documentary Feature

I am a theatrically released, PBS distributed filmmaker seeking an experienced New York City based producer to help create and launch a highly topical documentary about darkness, redemption and wisdom. In addition to professional producer skills, the candidate must have a proven trackrecord of fund raising for films and garnering financial support from corporations, foundations and philanthropists.

This is between a 12 to 18 month long project. Now in development, so far approximately 30% of the film has been shot, a solid treatment with promotional pieces has been created and locations selected. This is an ideal time to bring your talents, drive and vision to a very important work. This project has NYFA as a fiscal sponsor and the producer salary is generously budgeted.

Please send resume, links to your work and a cover letter with an emphasis on your fund raising successes to newdocnyc@gmail.com


Corey Wascinski
Wed 9 Jun 2010Link

Calling all documentary film lovers in the NYC area!!

I'd like to announce the Screening and World Premier of "THE MINUTEMEN" Movie at the Brooklyn International Film Festival. Next screening, this Thursday June 10th, followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.

"The Minutemen" is a documentary about ten overly vigilant patriots who took it upon themselves to protect the Southern U.S. border from what they consider an "invasion" of Illegal Immigrants.

We follow these self-appointed watchdogs as they fight to regain their sovereignty as well as their own sanity in an isolated and dangerous landscape. Shot over the course of four years, the film examines the motivations of and relationships between these conflicted patriots.

With the new Arizona immigration law raising the public consciousness about border issues, "The Minutemen" Movie gives insight into the role citizen watchdogs play in influencing government policy.

SCREENING TIME:
10:00PM Thursday June 10th, 2010

LOCATION:
IndieScreen
285 Kent Ave. at S 2nd st
Williamsburg, Brooklyn 11211

BROOKLYN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL & TICKETS:
http://www.brooklynfilmfestival.org/films/detail.asp?fid=1090

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!


Michelle Cove
Fri 11 Jun 2010Link

Can anyone recommend a good color correctionist in LA? I'm the director of a feature-length doc and need someone who has own DaVinci or access to one – and can deal with a docmaker's budget. Thanks!


Lynn Cassaniti
Mon 14 Jun 2010Link

Office/Personal Assistant for Documentary Filmmaker in Mid-Town

Seeking highly organized self-starter and problem-solver part-time (2-3 days per week). Support filmmaker with clerical work including correspondence, accounts payable/receivable, filing and other administrative projects. Experience and interest in film production a must. Assist in pre-production and budgeting of documentary and feature narrative script in development. Proficiency in Mac computers required, Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Legal knowledge helpful but not necessary.

Good opportunity to learn in creative environment. Salary $15/hr. Please submit cover letter in body of email and resume as attachment to Lynn, email: moviescout@aol.com. Please put your name in the subject line. Thanks.

Please check our website for further information: www.lemlepictures.com.


iLan Azoulai
Mon 14 Jun 2010Link

Intern Production Assistant for documentary filmmaker in Boston.

Seeking a highly motivated, organized individual to be Production Assistant and help on a documentary film in it's pre-production/production stages about the sex trade industry. knowledge about the subject matter and an activist is a plus but not a must. experience in logging and capturing/organizing clips, transcribing is a plus. Knowledge of Finalcut and Macs is a must.

Our office is located in the midst of a filmaking environment so this is a great opportunity to network and get into the heart of the industry.

Contact me at iLan@ilanazoulai.com, and please attach your resume in your first email.

Thanks


Julianna Brannum
Tue 15 Jun 2010Link

Looking to rent a Sony V1U this Thursday – Saturday IN PORTLAND.

Please email me at jbrannum@gmail.com. Thanks!


Jilann Spitzmiller
Wed 16 Jun 2010Link

The Sundance Documentary Fund will be the topic of the next DOC TALKS at DocuMentors. We'll be talking to Rahdi Taylor and Win-Sie Tow on Weds June 16th at 5pm Pacific. It's free, but you must register. Go to www.documentaryhowto.com and click on FREE TELESEMINAR on the homepage to get all the info. The call will be recorded if you can't make it at the call time.


Stephanie Caruso
Thu 17 Jun 2010Link

In reply to Stephanie Caruso's post on Mon 17 May 2010 :

here's my updated reel, sorry for the annoying private video


Christopher Allen
Fri 18 Jun 2010Link

UnionDocs Collaborative-Call For Entries

I’m writing to inform you of an opportunity for emerging documentary artists, called the UnionDocs Collaborative Program. The Brooklyn Rail recently pointed to the success of the first year of this program in an article titled, "UnionDocs Brings Autuers Together," http://www.brooklynrail.org/2010/04/local/uniondocs-brings-auteurs-together ,and we are are quite excited to be opening applications up for six new participants in 2010-2011.

The UnionDocs Collaborative is a one or two-year program; both a rigorous platform for exploring contemporary approaches to the documentary arts, and a process for developing an innovative group project. The program focuses on providing what we believe are the most effective educational resources for individuals at the beginning of their careers:

* Mentorship toward the production of an original work.

* Dynamic interaction among a network of talented peers.

* Direct contact and structured exchange with visiting artists.

* Exposure to a wide variety of practices and models.

* Regular group critique sessions.

* Exposure through a toured exhibition and/or publication of annual project.

The first iteration of this year’s UDC project, "Documenting Mythology,” premiered at Doc Fortnight 2010: The Museum of Modern Art's International Festival of Nonfiction Film, and will be presented in Boston next month by The Sensory Ethnography Lab at Harvard University. A wider international distribution effort and tour is planned for the coming fall.

The UDC has been set up to be affordable and scheduled for individuals who work full-time or freelance. UnionDocs is able to offer an intensive learning experience at a price that one might expect to pay for just a single credit at a university. Some residency options are available for individuals considering moving to the NYC. The application deadline is August 1st, 2010 and further details are available online: http://www.uniondocs.org/uniondocs-collaborative/

Thanks for your consideration,

Christopher Allen

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CHRISTOPHER ALLEN
founder/director
UNIONDOCS
322 Union Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11211
718.395.7902


jamie neurto
Sat 19 Jun 2010Link Tag

This is a good site for free pictures:

http://morguefile.com/archive/browse/#/?qury=sun&terms_all


Felix Endara
Sat 19 Jun 2010Link

DocuClub in July!

Our July DocuClub will take place on Wednesday, July 7, 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 show a rough cut of THE LULU SESSIONS by S. Casper Wong. Raised in a small farm in Vermont, Dr. Louise Nutter, or LuLu, entered college at 15-years old, and by 29, was a star scientist invited to set up the first national cancer research center in Taiwan. The chain-smoking, hard-living, beloved professor has just discovered a new anti-cancer drug when she finds out she is dying of breast cancer herself at 42. Shot during the last 1.5 years of LuLu’s life, the film is a raw, intimate, yet surprisingly humorous story about the filmmaker showing up for her best friend, and together, testing the limits of their bond while taking on life’s ultimate adventure: death.

Director S. Casper Wong is a New York-based writer, director and producer of narrative and documentary films. Her narrative feature screenplay, OO1, a suspense drama, won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Screenplay at Urbanworld Film Festival and two Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Screenwriting Grants – at New York University and the Hamptons International Film Festival Screenwriter’s Lab. Her narrative short film, SHIRTS & SKINS, was awarded the Special Jury Prize at the Taipei Film Festival, and was licensed to The Independent Film Channel for a three-year run. It is now part of the Tribeca Film Institute’s curated Reframe Collection. She is currently in production on a feature documentary about East-West integrative medicine and the global health crisis. Prior to receiving her M.F.A. from New York University’s Graduate Film Program, Wong was Senior Counsel for IBM’s Western Region, based in San Francisco, and holds a B.S. in Bio-medical Engineering from Columbia University. THE LULU SESSIONS is her feature documentary debut.

Our moderator will be Howard Weinberg, who helps other filmmakers improve their films as a script-doctor. An award-winning independent documentary filmmaker, he educates and mentors students at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. His PBS documentary credits include SPORTS FOR SALE, FIRST THINGS FIRST, ONE PLUS ONE, and NET.LEARNING. An innovative television journalist, he was a Founding Producer of THE MACNEIL/LEHRER REPORT; Executive Producer of LISTENING TO AMERICA WITH BILL MOYERS; and a producer-writer for SUNDAY MORNING and SIXTY MINUTES, both on the CBS network. He also has taught at New York University and Dartmouth, and created a documentary film series at Columbia. The Daily News called the subject of his film SID AT 90, the “undisputed star” of the 2003 New York Jewish Film Festival. He is president of The New York Film/ Video Council, a non-profit serving the independent media community. His current major documentary project is TV LAB: LICENSE TO CREATE, an educational feature about an innovative era of public television from 1972-1984.

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

Please RSVP at docuclub@artsengine.net [docuclub@artsengine.net].

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


jamie neurto
Sat 19 Jun 2010Link

hi,

this is a great site for free pictures

http://morguefile.com/archive/browse/#/?qury=sun&terms_all
http://www.sxc.hu/


Doug Block
Sat 19 Jun 2010Link

In reply to Felix Endara's post on Fri 18 Jun 2010 :

I've been working with Casper on The LuLu Sessions as a consultant. All I can say is LuLu is one of the greatest documentary subjects I've ever seen on film. And the film reminds me a lot of Silverlake Life. You don't want to miss this.


Siddharth Pillai
Tue 22 Jun 2010Link

Voices from the Waters 2010

The 5th International Film Festival on Water

CALL FOR ENTRIES

Bangalore Film Society, Arghyam, Svaraj- Society for Voluntary Action Revitalization and Justice, Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, Ithaca College, USA (FLEFF), Mountainfilm in Telluride, Alliance Francaise de Bangalore, Charter of Human Responsibilities, Samvada, Karnataka Chalanachitra Akademi and Water Journeys- Campaign for Fundamental Right to Water are organizing the fifth edition of the largest international film festival on water- Voices from the Waters 2010.

2010 begins as a critical year not just for Voices from the Waters which completes five years of existence but for environmental consciousness on the whole, as the thoughts and concerns regarding the existence and well-being of our rivers and streams are now being voiced in the mainstream. Now more than ever, there is a call for awareness, dialogue and debate to inform the actions on which the survival of our lifeworlds depend. We are at an instant of much possibilities and hope. We are in search of the voices that will guide us to a critical departure from the current paradigms towards our vision of better futures.

Voices from the Waters 2010: The 5th International Film Festival on Water, the biggest, most dynamic and diverse platform of its kind invites you to be a part of the festival by contributing short, documentary, animation and feature films on water and related issues.

If you have a film in under any of the following categories:

Water Scarcity,

The Dams and the Displaced,

Water Harvest,

Water Struggles/Conflicts,

Floods and Droughts,

Global Warming and Climate Change,

Impact of Deforestation on Water Bodies,

Water, Sanitation and Health,

River Pollution,

The Holistic Revival of Water Bodies,

Water and Life.

You can consider sending it to us. Please note that the categories are loosely conceived and your film does not have to necessarily adhere to them while focusing on the larger theme of water.

Guidelines:

Entries to the Film Festival must include:
1. DVD of the film (with English subtitles, if required)
2. A completed and signed copy of the entry form
3. Three high-resolution stills of the film (can be sent via email)
4. A high-resolution photograph of the director (can be sent via email)
Promotional materials are welcome

There is no entry fee.

All submitted films will be subject to a selection process by eminent members of the festival jury.

Applicant must pay for shipment of films to Voices from the Waters.

Submitted films will not be returned but will be part of Voices from the Waters library, one of the largest resources in the world for films on water.

Voices from the Waters is conceived as a travelling film festival. The selected films after being premiered in Bangalore at the main event will be taken across to educational institutions, non governmental organizations, small towns and villages across India.

Last date for submissions: July 10th 2010

Address:

Bangalore Film Society

No.33/1-9, Thygaraja Layout

Jaibharath Nagar

M.S. Nagar P.O

Bangalore 560 033

Karnataka/India

Mobile:+91-80-9448064513

www.voicesfromthewaters.com


gina nemirofsky
Wed 23 Jun 2010Link

Hello D-Worders! I want to introduce the D-Word community to an exciting participatory documentary event I am helping to produce. One Day On Earth is an online community of photographers, filmmakers, students, and inspired individuals all teaming up with the goal of creating a more accurate picture of life on this planet.

On October 10th, 2010 (10.10.10), thousands of people from every nation around the world will film their perspective and contribute their voice to the largest participatory media event in history; the event will result in a feature documentary and online video archive that will showcase the diversity, conflict, tragedy, and triumph that can occur in one day on earth.

We would love to include the talents and perspectives of the D-Word community in our world document. Learn more about One Day on Earth and sign up to participate at:http://www.onedayonearth.org.


John Burgan
Wed 23 Jun 2010Link

Very ambitious plan, Gina. Asking 50,000 participants to film what inspires them most is going to generate enough footage to last an aeon! How do you intend to keep focus and create a thread to hold it all together?


Kelcey Edwards
Wed 23 Jun 2010Link

Seeking a DP with a Canon 5D MII for a half-day shoot in Montreal this Friday, 6/23/10 and possibly one day next week (exact date TBD). Please send a brief bio and link to an online reel to producer Kelcey Edwards at kelcey@vaquerafilms.com. We will be filming in a comic book press for the documentary feature THE HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSE AS TOLD BY WONDER WOMANhttp://www.vaquerafilms.com/wonderwoman

Thank you


Matt Kohn
Mon 28 Jun 2010Link

On Tuesday, there will be a historically important memorial service that I will be covering for a feature documentary.

I am looking for shooters who have EX-1/3s or similar cameras to shoot with me from about 8:30 AM until about 1 PM.

Volunteers are truly appreciated. I can offer up to $50 for each camera person as a gratuity. Plus credit as "additional camera" when the film is completed.

I can tell you more about the sad, and yet exciting business of this day, when you tell me about your availability.

Thank you.


Vasilios Sfinarolakis
Tue 29 Jun 2010Link

FIXER needed for SOUTH AMERICAN DOCUMENTARY

The Guarani Project is looking for a fixer/translator!

We are looking for a fixer/translator to join our team for a 5-6 week shoot from late July to early September in South America.

Think you’re up for the job, or know someone who is?

You must be FLUENT in Spanish, Portuguese AND English, and be based in Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay or Uruguay.

The job will be very hard work but amazing fun- think, travelling all night, one hour sleep and then interviewing the environment minister of Paraguay before heading off to interview displaced indigenous people and then spending the evening translating it all and discussing/planning the next day.

We are not so interested in finding the person with the most impressive CV but rather looking for someone who will fit the dynamic of the team- young, creative, intelligent and ambitious!

If you think you can do it, send an email to Annabel@theguaraniproject.com explaining you’d be good for the role.

We look forward to hearing from you!

The Guarani Team


Brian St. Denis
Thu 1 Jul 2010Link

The Documentary Organization of Canada's quarterly magazine Point of View is currently available in a free, trial digital edition. The latest Summer issue looks at Disaster Docs, Women in Docs, a look at some of the docs that screened at Hot Docs 2010 and much more! Check the issue out online at http://docorg.ca/en/point-view-magazine


Sarah Schutzki
Thu 1 Jul 2010Link

Hi All,

Just a post to let you know about The NOMAD Project, an exhibition to premiere at the 2010 debut of Access & PARADOX, taking place the 21-24 of October 2010 in Paris, France.

The NOMAD Project will be an exhibition of short films directed and/or produced by independent filmmakers utilizing innovative and explorative ways of telling a story. The aim of the exhibition is to share with the contemporary art audience unique ways in which filmmakers are adapting to the stage of the global economy as well as shifts in technology. The films can be narrative, documentary or experimental, and should relate to PARADOX’s unofficial theme “Nostalgia for Nature”.

The call for projects opens today, July 1, 2010, and submissions will be accepted through August 31, 2010. For The NOMAD Project application and guidelines please visit www.nomadfilms.net, or contact Directors Ari Allansson (ari@nomadfilms.net) or Sarah Schutzki (sarah@nomadfilms.net).

About NOMAD Films
NOMAD Films was created in an effort to expose innovative and experimental forms of filmmaking, taking into account the financial limitations within the independent industry as well as continuously evolving filmmaking technology. The goal of the exhibition(s) is to create additional distribution outlets within the arts. Distribution models for low-budget independent films are not always substantial; NOMAD Films brings to light a selection of the many projects that have had little exposure otherwise.

About PARADOX
PARADOX is an International Contemporary Art Fair making its debut in October 2010 in Paris, France. Partnering with Access, Access & PARADOX will focus on the exhibition and promotion of new, emerging artists working in contemporary art. Although the fair will debut in 2010 in Paris, there are plans for future editions to take place throughout Europe and the Americas as well.

CONTACT:
Sarah Schutzki
Founder/Co-Director
The NOMAD Project
sarah@nomadfilms.net


Marie-Helene Carleton
Fri 2 Jul 2010Link

In reply to Melanie La Rosa's post on Thu 1 Nov 2007 :

Try this one, just upload the audio file
http://www.verbalink.com/


Marie-Helene Carleton
Fri 2 Jul 2010Link

Gorgeous safe, secure and air conditioned editing studio to share in Red Hook Brooklyn. We have a 3000 sq foot editing suite that we are interested in sharing with a filmmaker/editor. $500 – $1500 depending on size require. Give a call and we can discuss. 212-727-3798


Richard Burst-Lazarus
Thu 8 Jul 2010Link

Call for Entries – $5,000 Pitch Workshop

Earlybird deadline July 20!

The Paley Center for Media today announced a call for
entries for its celebrated Art of the Documentary Pitch Workshop at
PALEYDOCFEST2010, which offers a $5,000 grant for a documentary work-
in-progress and will be held at the Paley Center in New York on
Saturday, October 16, 2010 at 2pm.

In this workshop/competition-now in its seventh year-a panel of documentary
executives and producers discuss the process of developing a documentary and
will hear and evaluate pitches from five preselected up-and-coming filmmakers
who are hoping to sell either a documentary work-in-progress. The grant,
sponsored by SnagFilms, will be used towards the completion of the winner's
project.

Confirmed panelists at the workshop include: Andrew Mer, VP Content
Partnerships, SnagFilms; Susan Werbe, Exeuctive Producer, HISTORY;
Lauren Lazin, Filmmaker and Executive Producer, MTV Networks; Diana
Holtzberg, Vice President – USA Operations Acquisitions, Project
Development, Sales, Films Transit International; Simon Kilmurry,
Executive Director, POV; and Molly Thompson, Programming Director, A&E IndieFilms.

This call for entries is to be selected as one of the five filmmakers
who will participate in the workshop in October.

Complete submission guidelines and entry forms can be found at

http://paleycenter.org/pitch2010

or filmmakers can submit electronically through Withoutabox,
a free online resource that helps filmmakers connect with film festivals, at

http://www.withoutabox.com/login/8326 .

The deadline for entries:

Earlybird deadline: July 20, 2010 ($20 / $15 for Withoutabox members)
Regular deadline: Aug. 17, 2010 ($25 / $20 for Withoutabox members)
Late deadline: Sept. 7, 2010 ($30 / $25 for Withoutabox members)
Withoutabox extended deadline: Sept. 14, 2010 ($45 / $30 for Withoutabox
members)


Brittney Hancock
Fri 9 Jul 2010Link

Video Intern (paid)
$15/hr, M-F, 3 months w/ possibility to extend

Etsy (www.etsy.com) is seeking a video intern! The video intern is responsible for assisting the video team in day-to-day operations, managing media, and archiving materials, as well as blog outreach for videos. This position is for someone with strong technical skills as well as video production and postproduction experience. 75% of this position involves backend support for Etsy's video content, 25% will be video production.

Responsibilities

* Media manage backed up footage, update tape log
* Assist with off-site branding continuity
* Create wiki docs for video guides; style, subtitling, output configurations, etc.
* Shoot office one-off videos.
* Support the Etsy video producers on shoots as needed
* Social networking outreach for Etsy video content

Examples: http://www.etsy.com/storque/video/

Please apply here: http://hire.jobvite.com/j/?cj=oMaiVfwT&s=D-Word

Thanks!


Ryan Bruce Levey
Mon 12 Jul 2010Link

VAGRANT FILMS RELEASING AND PUBLICITY AVAILABLE FOR YOUR 2010 TORONTO INTL. FILM FESTIVAL PUBLICITY AND MARKETING NEEDS

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Laura Paglin- Director, No Umbrella: Election Day in the City (Sundance’06)

“I worked closely with Ryan Bruce Levey during a promotional tour of the film "Lymelife" in Toronto. I found him to be truly invested and savvy with regard to his responsibilities and relationships with journalists and general media. I would also have to add that he was extremely considerate and a heck of a lot of fun to be with.”
Jill Hennessy- Actress, Law and Order, Crossing Jordan, Lymelife

As the 2010 Toronto Intl. Film Festival approaches, it is time start thinking about options for publicity and marketing. With the costs of a publicist increasingly a headache, Vagrant Films Releasing and Publicity is proud to offer an affordable and reliable option, with deep industry ties, and a reputation for handling some of the hottest indies, sizzling docs and iconic acting legends.
We pride ourselves on creating a fun experience for all of our clients, while generating press with media outlets from around the world.
Vagrant can provide competitive rates and assist you in addition with marketing and outreach ideas.
Please feel free to contact us for a consultation.
About us
Launched in September 2000 at the Toronto International Film Festival, Vagrant Films Releasing and Publicity has gone from a Canadian theatrical distribution entity, to a multi pronged film services company handling everything from international sales, distribution for hire, service output for major studios/sales agents and film/talent publicity.

Our publicity department has worked on such festival favourites like PRESUMED GUILTY, HOUSE OF SAND, THE ENGLISH SURGEON, THE WAY WE GET BY, UPSTREAM BATTLE, LYMELIFE, NO UMBRELLA (SUNDANCE 06) and with actors like Oscar winner Tatum O’Neal, Academy award nominated actress Fernanda Montenegro, 2 time Oscar nominee Bill Plympton, Emmy winner Jon Cryer, acclaimed TV icon Jill Hennessy, and the legendary Tura Satana, star of FASTER PUSSYCAT, KILL KILL.

Titles currently handled for World sales include IF I KNEW WHAT YOU SAID (TIFF 09) , Australian thriller CACTUS (Starring and executive produced by Bryan Brown), Dragons and Tigers award nominated THE “THANK YOU” GIRLS.
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Vagrant Films Releasing and Publicity attends festivals and markets like Sundance, Berlin, Rotterdam, Pusan, Tribeca, Toronto, Fantasia, Montreal World Film Festival, Fantastic Fest, Cleveland, Hot Docs and many, many others.
Ryan Bruce Levey
Vagrant Films Releasing and Publicity
318 Rhodes Avenue
Toronto, ON M4L 3A3
Main- 647-929-7304
E- v_f_c_rb@yahoo.ca


amy berg
Fri 16 Jul 2010Link

Hi, There!
I am looking for an experienced UPM for a full length feature documentary that is about to go into production. Candidates must be very good at multi-tasking and have broad resources to get it done right for the right price.
Very important story with a great group of talented filmmakers.
Please send resumes to disarmingfilms@gmail.com
Must be available close to immediately.


Corine Dhondee
Sun 18 Jul 2010Link

Hi everyone. Great to be here. I'm hoping I can get your support. My recent doc is called The Queen's Suite. I'm currently raising the finishing funds on Kickstarter.

One comment on the doc is, 'The vid on Kickstarter is the most inspiring thing I have seen in all my adult life."

I've organised lots of great gifts from acknowledgments, online downloads, DVDs, photos, lunch with the UK's leading doc exec producer, a recording session at Premises Studios, one to one sessions in doc filmmaking and camera plus more. Pledges start from $3 (£2).

It's taken 18 months to make and it was done so without funding. It now needs funds for the online, dub and release of archive.

We have until the end of August to raise the funds. Here is the link. If you like what you see please do pledge and share it with your friends. http://kck.st/cbGGo1

All About Jazz just published an article where you can find out more about how and why the doc was made. http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/news.php?id=60716

Thanks for reading, Corine


Ann Husaini
Tue 20 Jul 2010Link

Hi all,
We're trying to add to our deferred-pay team for what we hope will be a fascinating and unusual music documentary on 80's band DEVO. Thanks for your interest!

EDITORS AND ASSISTANT EDITORS NEEDED – AVID – NYC (MANHATTAN)
UNTITLED DEVO PROJECT
START – IMMEDIATE THROUGH JANUARY
RESPOND TO: devohelp@gmail.com
Please put "ASSISTANT EDITOR" in your subject line and include a resume.

This is the first feature documentary ever made about the seminal 80's
new wave band Devo. We are currently seeking a co-editor and two to
three assistants to join our post-production team.

Devo, broadly known for their hilarious inverted flower-pot hats and
hit song "Whip It", is also recognized by its fans and critics as a
darkly subversive group of conceptual artists. Their ideas and tight,
aggressive musicianship are completely original.

Devo's name comes from an elaborate theory concocted by members that
mankind is devolving. They use music, film, performance, costume, and
art to get their ideas across.

Its members grew up in the 60's -70's former rubber factory
towns of Akron, Ohio. They were art school kids, and formed the band
partially as a dadaist reaction to Vietnam and the shootings of
protesters at Kent State which involved their friends and acquaintances.

Discovered by Iggy Pop, they became hugely successful in the 80's,
declined, sold out, went into hiatus almost broke
up, and now have finally made a new album – the first in 20 years.

The band's leaders, Mark Mothersbaugh and Jerry Casale, have an odd
love/hate relationship that is a central story in the film. We have
open access to the band, and have interviews with them, Iggy Pop, Dave
Grohl and other rock notables, family members, and a crazy cast of
characters who surrounded them during their Ohio days. There is
amazing archival and present-day concert footage, verite footage, home
movies and present-day stuff shot by the cinematographers Lee Daniel
(SLACKER, FAST FOOD NATION, DAZED AND CONFUSED), and Shane Sigler
(CAPITALISM:A LOVE STORY).

The film's theme could be loosely described as "what happens to an
artist's intense creative and political convictions as they get
older". We seek to combine traditional documentary method with
offbeat editorial styles and structuring to produce something that
reflects the craziness of the subject. Think Errol Morris' FAST CHEAP
AND OUT OF CONTROL. Devo now has a new album on Warner Brothers and
are touring. This band is well-loved enough and the film interesting
enough that we hope to garner strong festival
attention and conceivably a small theatrical release.

We have a quirky, fun team we hope you can be a part of. The
filmmaker/editor is Tony Pemberton. His first narrative feature, BEYOND THE OCEAN, went to Sundance and multiple international festivals. In
addition to Devo, he has a new narrative feature in the works which is
set in Russia and will be an international coproduction. The producer,
Roberta Friedman got her start with George Lucas on Star Wars and
Empire Strikes Back. Co-editor Ann Husaini has edited two highly
original feature documentaries, ALMA and CARNIVAL
ROOTS, which were both selected for Whitney Biennials and had wide
festival exposure, as well as multiple television projects for MTV and
other cable channels.

This film is a probono project. Hours will be tracked for deferred
payment. It does have strong investor interest, so we hope we can eventually offer pay, but cannot guarantee anything. Editing on AVID.
There is approximately 80 hours of footage. We have transcripts,
and need logging/organizational assistance and some synching. For editors, we are currently creating topical segments that we'll use to structure the first rough cut.

We'd like to give assists junior editorial opportunity – pulling nuggets they think are great, assembling string outs, and taking a first stab at rough cuts when possible. Please be able to offer either two days a week or a chunk of time a month.


Adam Zucker
Thu 22 Jul 2010Link

Film Intern sought (some pay). MUST SPEAK FLUENT POLISH.
Needed to translate footage from Polish to English for independent documentary about young Jews in Poland today (http://hartleyfoundation.org/en/regeneration)
Contact me at azfilmmaker@verizon.net


Kevin OHanlon
Thu 22 Jul 2010Link

We are looking for a grant writer/fundraiser to help raise funds for our world artists documentary series. Compensation would be a percentage commission of financing raised

We have NFP fiscal sponsorship from Fractured Atlas and have a list of the 12 most likely sources of grant funding.

Below is the text from our recent fund raising entry on Kickstarter.

Kevin O'Hanlon is a gallery owner and filmmaker, originally from Dublin, now living in NYC. He's starting a nonprofit called FilmsOnArtists through which he will travel the globe to make documentaries about artists and the creative process.

The primary focus will be the artists' context as content, how they have been influenced by their environment, history and circumstances, and how they have uniquely channeled that experience in a positive and creative way. The films won't be about famous artists, but about spiritually and environmentally connected ones, ones who daily take random materials and refine them into artforms that educate and enlighten.

"Artists don't have a blueprint for what they do. No one has been where their mind is currently projecting. They look into a blank canvass and create a future that we will all ultimately inhabit. FilmsOnArtists will combine their experiences and report back from the creative front-lines to let us know what that future will look like."

O'Hanlon has made films of a dozen artists and art projects to date. Recent projects include a documentary of an orphanage in Cambodia, a woodcarver in the rainforest in Costa Rica, and two in Haiti. One of the Haiti films happened when Kevin went there to offer help following the earthquake and visited with orphans who had lost their home and school in the catastrophe. He joined forces with Life For The World and Haitian-American artist Richard Laurent and brought the kids 220 canvasses to paint. He filmed as these young artists created their very first paintings. From there, Kevin and Life For The World took that film and the art produced by the children and had an exhibition at his gallery in Chelsea. The money raised went to rebuild the demolished orphanage that is home to the young Haitian children. The Haitian childrens's project will continue to be supported by and reported on by FilmsOnArtists.

Says O'Hanlon: "This was one of those mutually abundant situations. We got to experience the mindset of these amazing children at a pivotal moment in their lives, while bringing so much joy to kids who had never held a paintbrush or seen a blank canvass before. The project empowered them, affirmed their artistic abilities and set them on a creative path to their own solution. They are Haiti's future, the generation who will rebuild."

An interactive website is being designed for FilmsOnArtists. The website will catalog the films and interconnect the lives of the artists that show up in FilmsOnArtists' documentaries with visitors of the site. Viewers will be able to engage more meaningfully in the project by perhaps choosing which geographic location thay are interested in or what type of art. A future feature of the site will allow the user to select a theme such as "hope", "curiosity" or "courage" and hear our global artists speak together on that theme.

We want www.FilmsOnArtists.com to be a place where people can gain inspiration from every corner of the globe and connect to a global creative energy.

Please contact Kevin: Info@FilmsOnArtists.com


Marth Christensen
Thu 22 Jul 2010Link

Kevin,
You should clear the "Compensation would be a percentage commission of financing raised" with your fiscal sponsor. They might have a problem with that... although that is exactly what they do, of course.


Corine Dhondee
Tue 27 Jul 2010Link

Hi all,

I'm raising funds to finish my doc. Here's something about why and how I made it and what you will receive if you pledge the doc. I have until the end of August. Thanks for watching.


Corine Dhondee
Tue 27 Jul 2010Link

Hi all I realised I ought to have written a little bit more about the doc.

It's called The Queen's Suite

Tagline: A young jazz musician, Duke Ellington, the Queen of England, a 15 piece orchestra, a dream driven by passion and music that blows the dust of life.

I've been working on the doc for 19 months with no funding.

The vlog is about why I made the Queens's Suite and why it's on Kickstarter.

It's on so that the doc can be finished. I've organised some great gifts in exchange for a pledge.

http://kck.st/cbGGo1

Thanks for reading and watching Corine.


Ana Santos
Thu 29 Jul 2010Link

Hi there, working in two media campagins that involve famous artists, photographers, actors and filmmakers. We're developing this campaings for the next 3/5 years and include documentaries, live tv events, exhibitions, books and social media. We already have a executive producer, a very good PR company interested, filmmakers and the production team. I'm the producer in one of the campaigns that involves a very famous national geographic photographer and is about children in conflict zones. The second project is a media awareness social activist documentary about the Amazon. I'm the director of the documentary, and i'm working very closely with a very interesting film studio in the area as well with local indigenous communities and shamans. We have already some of the sponsorship covered. But we still have a lot in the table to work on, so we're looking for 2/3 people who can work in future premises, once we get the full sponsorship we can pay for the amount of work done.
Looking for an assistant producer, contacting organizations, production companies, setting up interviews, creating schedules, talk to the team and figure out places, processes, timeline and everything needed before the shooting. The second or third person will be to make research about current issues and people in the areas, write emails to potential faces of the documentary and contact people.
please contact me for further questions,

thanks a lot
ana Santos
anasantosnyc@gmail.com
NYC
mantaraya.org

/96030


Corine Dhondee
Thu 29 Jul 2010Link

With the gloom that has come with the closure of the UK Film Council, here's something to cheer everyone up. Just one of the exceptional musicians in my documentayry The Queen's Suite. Enjoy and please visit us at Kickstarter. http://kck.st/cbGGo1


Jilann Spitzmiller
Thu 29 Jul 2010Link

The next DOC TALKS is this Thursday night July 29th (5pm Pacific) with film marketing guru Marc Rosenbush. This call is going to PUT THE FUNDRAISING AND DISTRIBUTION POWER BACK INTO YOUR HANDS. With the knowledge that Marc has, you can reach out and find your own audience and tap into powerful fundraising resources ANY TIME YOU WANT TO.

This call is FREE and open to all. But you have to REGISTER. If you can't attend live, you can hear the replay for 24 hours after the call. You will be sent the call-in information upon registering. REGISTER by visiting www.documentaryhowto.com and clicking on FREE TELESEMINAR on the home page.


Stephanie Brown
Thu 29 Jul 2010Link

Help! We are filming a documentary and have a last minute crew cancelation.
WE ARE IN NEED OF:
1 person to help with sound, lighting, and some filming. (we have a camera operator, but need a back up)
WE HAVE ALL THE EQUIPMENT!
DETAILS: Although this is an internship type non paid position, It is an awesome opportunity!!! The person must commit from Aug 2- Aug 31. Must have a Drivers license!!
We will give them $ for food. We will cover traveling expenses. We will be traveling across the country: NV, UT, CO, NE, MN, WI, IA, IN OH, VT, New York, Washington DC, FL....
Because this is such a last minute request, we are not too picky about the experience.
Hoping maybe we can meet today.....
If you know anyone who may be interested please call Stephanie (805) 201-5532.


Rosemary Rotondi
Fri 30 Jul 2010Link

Hi Everyone! I have 25 years experience as an archival film and photo researcher and network news researcher. If I can help you with your documentary please get in touch. My resume is located at www.archivalfilmresearch.com. 2129892025 and rotondiresearch@nyc.rr.com


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