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Jamila Gaskins
Mon 29 Nov 2010Link

I'm seeking a cinematographer. I'm training to bike across America in 2012 to raise awareness for women and HIV, and want to film the preparation process. Please contact me at jkgaskins@yahoo.com if you or someone you know is interested.


Doug Block
Tue 30 Nov 2010Link

My friend (and D-Worder) Joanne Nerenberg is desperately looking to for a laptop with Final Cut on it to borrow for the day this Thursday, Dec 2. It's to finalize and play back a video she's preparing for a huge benefit for Groundswell in Brooklyn.

It's for a great cause. Groundswell is dedicated to using art as a tool for social change by bringing together professional artists, community organizations, and youth to collaboratively create public art projects in communities across the city.

If you can help out, get in touch with Joanne directly: jojonerenberg@msn.com

Edited Tue 30 Nov 2010 by Doug Block

Danielle Beverly
Wed 1 Dec 2010Link

CALL FOR STUDENT PAPERS (not films) AT NOTRE DAME:
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The Fifth Annual Notre Dame Undergraduate Film & Television Conference at the University of Notre Dame

April 1-2, 2011

The Notre Dame Undergraduate Film & Television Conference offers undergraduate students the opportunity to present papers representing their best work in film and media studies. Students will deliver papers on any aspect of film and media history, criticism, or theory. Papers will be given in twenty-minute slots (up to a 10-page doubled spaced paper presented at normal talking speed with a few visual aids).

Students who wish to participate in the conference must submit a completed paper proposal form. The submission form can be found http://ftt.nd.edu/events/UndergraduateFilmTelevisionConference_000.shtml.

A panel comprised of Notre Dame faculty from the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre will select the best 30 papers from among the proposals received.

All selected conference participants must agree to attend both days of the conference.

Note: This is not an undergraduate film festival but an academic conference. Do not send student films. Student films may, of course, form part of a paper presentation but will not be screened outside the twenty-minute time allocation.

Deadline for proposals: Midnight of Monday, January 31, 2011 via email addressed to Magnan-Park.1@nd.edu with “ND Undergrad Conf 2011” in the subject heading.

For more information, contact:

Dr. Aaron Magnan-Park

Magnan-Park.1@nd.edu

574-631-8806.

  • Formerly the Midwest Undergraduate Film & Television Conference.


Katie Cook
Fri 3 Dec 2010Link

TWO MORE GREAT PRESENTERS HAVE BEEN ADDED TO THIS SUNDAY'S CROWDFUNDING SUCCESS SUMMIT!

Peter Broderick and Ingrid Kopp have been added to this Sunday's already amazing line-up. The Crowdfunding Success Summit is a live webinar taking place this Sunday, December 5th at 10am Pacific (but with a Summit pass you will have access to the recordings for one year in case you can't attend the Summit in real, live time). The pass can only be purchased up through this Sunday so don't wait! This is an amazing opportunity to hear from some of the very top people in fundraising and Crowdfunding. Check out the entire line-up!

www.crowdfundingsummit.com/


Garret Savage
Mon 6 Dec 2010Link

ATTENTION EDITORS
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

The KAREN SCHMEER FILM EDITING FELLOWSHIP deadline is fast approaching: December 15, 2010.

The fellowship was created to honor the memory of gifted editor, Karen Schmeer ("Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control," "Fog of War," "Sergio"), who was killed in a car accident on January 29, 2010.

Karen always talked about how editors needed more recognition and support; the year-long fellowship will support the talents of an emerging editor while offering a tribute to Karen’s artistic achievements and her giving spirit.

The experience will include: a mentorship with an ACE (American Cinema Editors) editor, a class at the Manhattan Edit Workshop, festival passes to ACE EditFest in LA and NY, a SXSW Film Festival Badge, an Independent Film Festival of Boston Festival Chrome Pass, a gift certificate to Powell's books (Karen's favorite), a year-long membership to NY's DocuClub, and more.

Fellowship details, the application, and a bio of Karen are all here:

http://www.karenschmeer.com/

We're also making in the middle of a big fundraising push to ensure the longevity of the fellowship. A matching $25,000 grant is doubling all donations made before December 31, 2010 (up to $25,000). All donations are tax-deductible. We've already raised $14,000... we've got $11,000 to go! Can you help us reach our financial goal? We thank you. And emerging editors thank you.

To donate:

http://theacestore.com/cgi-bin/ace_store_no_shipping.cgi?page=donation.html&cart_id

We're on Facebook:

www.facebook.com/KarenSchmeerFEF

And Twitter:

@KarenSchmeerFEF

If you know someone who would benefit from the fellowship, please encourage them to apply. Thanks for helping us spread the word!

The Karen Schmeer FEF Committee:
Peter Dowd
Robin Hessman
Ann Kim
Ellie Lee
Garret Savage
Lewis Wheeler

Edited Mon 6 Dec 2010 by Garret Savage

Donald Goldmacher
Tue 7 Dec 2010Link

(Berkeley, CA.) –Heist, a feature length documentary film exposing the origins and perpetrators behind the current economic crisis devastating the American working class has won the Roy W. Dean Film and Video Grant for 2011, which will provide Heist with $50,000 of in-kind production services.

Heist tells the hidden story of the systemic, multifaceted attack that, starting in the 1970s, transformed America’s well-regulated economy into a battlefield littered with foreclosed homes, runaway jobs, and broken dreams. The film draws on the best thinkers and grassroots activists to show how with ingenuity, fairness, and commitment, America can recover prosperity for all. Heist will be released in 2011.


Garret Savage
Wed 8 Dec 2010Link

Donald, congrats! That's great news.


Kerry Candaele
Wed 8 Dec 2010Link

I'm looking for an experienced editor in Los Angeles who can work on the west side (Venice). I'm finishing a film about the global impact of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, called Following The Ninth, trailer here: www.followingtheninth.com The film should be high profile upon release. Distributor is in place, with a German partner connected to the Wim Wenders enterprise in Germany. Serious only, please. We can talk about details--payment, hours, expectations if you get in touch. Please be bring something to the creative side, and be able to play well with others. Best, kerry candaele kcandaele@gmail.com

www.followingtheninth.com


Bill Kerrigan
Wed 8 Dec 2010Link

In reply to Donald Goldmacher's post on Tue 7 Dec 2010 :

I'm looking forward to seeing your film….
Bernie Sanders is a very special guy, if there were only more like him in the world.


Vivian Kleiman
Wed 8 Dec 2010Link

In reply to Donald Goldmacher's post on Wed 8 Dec 2010 :

Kudos, Don. What an important subject to tackle.


Soudabeh Moradian
Wed 8 Dec 2010Link

In reply to Kerry Candaele's post on Wed 8 Dec 2010 :
Kerry,
I sent you an email ...


Angela Tucker
Wed 8 Dec 2010Link

Red Square Productions is currently seeking a MARKETING/OUTREACH INTERN to assist with outreach for our documentary film, MY PERESTROIKA.

MY PERESTROIKA follows five ordinary Russians living in extraordinary times – from their
sheltered Soviet childhood, to the collapse of the Soviet Union during their teenage years, to the constantly shifting political landscape of post-Soviet Russia. Together, these childhood classmates paint a complex picture of the dreams and disillusionment of those raised behind the Iron Curtain.

The film had its World Premiere at The Sundance Film Festival in January 2010. The film has won various awards including Center for Documentary Studies Filmmaker Award at Full Frame Documentary Film Festival and a Special Jury Award at AFI Discovery Silverdocs Film Festival. In August 2010, the film participated in IDA DocuWeeks’ Theatrical Showcase at the IFC Center in NY and the ArcLight in LA. It continues to play the festival circuit, including Hot Docs and Sheffield and will have its broadcast premiere on PBS’s award-winning POV series in 2011, in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of the coup that led to the collapse of the USSR.

A minimum commitment of 3 months is required for all internships unless specific projects or immediate needs arise, 10 hours a week. Candidate should have his/her own laptop. To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to angela.myperestroika@gmail.com

INTERNSHIP

Depending on your interest, responsibilities may include:
+ Work directly with the Director and the Distribution and Outreach Coordinator
+Assist with administrative tasks around screenings
+ Experience with Word Press, Twitter, Facebook, and Excel.
+ Coordinate events and screenings
+ Research and contact educators, community organizations, social justice institutions, activists, and filmmakers on outreach, content, networking, and various opportunities

Skills:
+ Candidate should have good oral and written communication skills
+ Comfortable working on Mac environments and with applications like Word, Excel, internet, Mail, etc.
+ Ability to think outside of the box and multi task while paying close attention to detail
+ The ideal candidates will be highly motivated self-starters, able to work independently and collaboratively
+ Knowledge of Russian is a plus though not a requirement


Donald Goldmacher
Thu 9 Dec 2010Link

In reply to Bill Kerrigan's post on Wed 8 Dec 2010 :

Thanks for your good thoughts. Let's stay in touch in terms of Canadian distribution possibilities.


Bill Kerrigan
Fri 10 Dec 2010Link

Yes, please do.


David Herman
Fri 10 Dec 2010Link

In reply to Kerry Candaele's post on Wed 8 Dec 2010 :

W-O-W!!!


Ryan Steven Green
Sat 11 Dec 2010Link

FAHRVERGNüGEN!

Looking for a DP to shoot the last leg of the feature-length documentary on Volkswagen, Circle the Wagen.

EIGHT-DAY ROADTRIP from Los Angeles to Tucumcari, NM and back to take place between January 8th and 16th.

You will be following a ramshackle 1972 bus, it’s adventuresome owner, and willing best friend in their final attempt to save this bus from the scrap heap.

While the job does NOT PAY, all expenses will be provided for.

Adventure includes: the historic sights of Route 66; the Grand Canyon; Busses by the Bridge (an annual air-cooled Volkswagen campout and auto show) at Lake Havasu; and a climactic sunset finish on Santa Monica Pier – the West Coast terminus of Route 66. All of which will look gorgeous on your reel. Mucho margaritas will be consumed, along with at least one round of shots – once we’ve shot our martini.

Please refer to our website where you can see a short as well as an extended trailer of our film: www.circlethewagen.com

Sound up your alley? Contact director Ryan Green at ryan@circlethewagen.com. Please include a cover letter describing production experience that included travel, as well as a link to your documentary reel.


Neil Orman
Tue 14 Dec 2010Link

I'm seeking a cinematographer. I'm doing a documentary about New York artists struggling to find work to sustain themselves. I'm shooting some of it myself, but I need someone to help me with the portions I'm involved in, such as my own job search. I'm on a tight budget but I'm offering $50/day, and the days won't be long. I'm a recent graduate of NYU film school and you can read more about me at thinkpiecefilms.com. If you're interested please email me at neilorman@earthlink.net.


Christopher Wong
Tue 14 Dec 2010Link

Any dinosaurs, er, artists out there still working with film? or planning to anytime soon?

I have a $1000 gift certificate with Kodak redeemable for any of their motion picture film stock. Instead of using it myself, I can sell it for $800 to anyone interested. Let me know as soon as you can – I have to use the certificate by the end of the year!


Jesse Epstein
Wed 15 Dec 2010Link

Brooklyn Apt. Available: January 1 – June 1

Hello. I'm going to Northampton Mass. for five months starting in January. and looking for a nice person or couple to rent a large room in my apt.

It's sunny, has hardwood floors, and is near the 1st stop on the L train in Williamsburg.

Sorry no pets or smoking in the building.

But there is bike storage in the ground floor hallway, which is great.

If you are looking or know someone who is – get in touch. epstein.jesse@gmail.com or 917.723.2605


Beth Levison
Thu 16 Dec 2010Link

Hi D-Word,

I am seeking triple-threats – producer/shooter/editors – in Israel (ideally Tel Aviv), London, and Chennai, India. If not triple-threats, ideally a very strong producer/shooter who can build a team. Etsy.com is expanding its video program to include documentary and stylized shorts; I'm looking for filmmakers needing / wanting / open to projects that allow them to creatively stretch their wings.

Etsy stories average about 3 – 5 minutes in length and for the most part, bring the sellers on the site — and their objects — to life. Currently, we feature three main video series: Handmade Portraits, which profile those Etsy sellers; There's No Place Like Here, which feature the interiors of collection-filled homes; and Process, where the methods tell the story. The videos live on the etsy.com's blog.

We're shooting for high values – on the Canon 5D and 7D – but are open to other HDSLRs. Editing tends to happen in Final Cut Pro, but we've been able to work with freelancers who use other systems..

I've posted once before but am trying again – with these specific locations (others may contact me!) interested, please e-mail me yoru info. Thank you! And/or spread this around!

All best,
Beth Levison
Supervising Producer
Etsy Video Team
blevison@etsy.com


Doug Block
Fri 17 Dec 2010Link

seeking someone with good graphic design skills to help sundance competition doc with their poster. some pay involved but the filmmaker is dead broke, so we'd like to defer as much as we can. fast turnaround required, too. sundance is asking for posters to be delivered before the end of the month.

email any recommendations to doug@d-word.com. thanks!

Edited Fri 17 Dec 2010 by Doug Block

Ines Sommer
Mon 20 Dec 2010Link

Today's the day to submit your film to the 2011 TALKING PICTURES FESTIVAL!

We seek films that are thought-provoking, intriguing, entertaining, vibrant, authentic, artful and informative. All styles and lengths welcome. Cash awards for winning entries.

Regular deadline is TODAY: Monday, Dec 20.

This very doc-friendly fest takes place April 15 – 17 in Evanston, IL (next to Chicago) and attracts filmgoers from the entire Chicago metro-area. Venues include Northwestern University's Block Cinema, Medill School of Journalism and Evanston Public Library.

True to its name, screenings at The Talking Pictures Festival foster a lively dialogue between filmmakers and audience members and get the community involved.

"What a wonderful experience the Talking Pictures Festival was! It totally lived up to its name... The shared experience of a film, and then being able to discuss it right away with a group is so important. This was really why I made the film – as a catalyst for discussion, challenging people to ask difficult questions."
– Laura Israel, Director: WINDFALL, 2010 Talking Pictures Festival

Regular DEADLINE: December 20, 2010
Late DEADLINE: January 4, 2011

Entry form and more info at:
www.talkingpicturesfestival.org

Or you can submit your entry at:
www.withoutabox.com/login/8776

Questions? Contact: Ines Sommer, Festival Director
tel 847.371.2804
filmvideoforum@yahoo.com
www.talkingpicturesfestival.org

The Talking Pictures Festival is produced by Percolator Films (www.percolatorfilms.org), a 501c3 non-profit organization that engages audiences with independent films.


Dana Bartle
Thu 23 Dec 2010Link

Fellow D-Word Members,

I recently joined the team at Brooklyn Bowl as their new Event Director! If you are not familiar with the space it is the premier event space in New York, perfect for your next screening or film related event! If you have any questions or want to speak to me about planning an event please drop me a line at dana@brooklynbowl.com

Brooklyn Bowl can accommodate everything from intimate gatherings of 12 to special events for 600 people and everything in between. With a Zagat rating of 27/30 and comments such as “this is what heaven must be like”, let us be the answer to your next event. We have proudly hosted the Brooklyn Public Library’s Annual Winter Gala as well as the Clinton Foundation’s Millennium Network Benefit, and have counted among our guests and performers NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Kanye West, to name a few. With vintage decor,great live music, comfy leather couches and food by Blue Ribbon, your event is guaranteed to be a strike!! Let our team craft and cater a personal event just for you.

Warmly,

Dana Bartle
Event Director
BROOKLYN BOWL
61 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
718.963.3369 | office
718.363.3699 | fax


Theresa Loong
Mon 27 Dec 2010Link

Hi D-Worders,

I am showing my work-in-progress, Every Day Is a Holiday, tomorrow (Tuesday, 12/28, free admission) at the Chen Dance Center in Chinatown, NYC. My documentary has been greenlit by ITVS/LINCS. Information below. Hope you see some of you.

Best,
Theresa

Heartbreaking wartime memories, family secrets, and the legacy of America’s harsh anti-Asian immigration policies collide in Theresa Loong’s work-in-progress, “Every Day Is a Holiday,” a spellbinding account of an 87-year-old man’s journey from a prisoner-of-war in Japan to an American citizen.
Event: “Every Day Is a Holiday”
Event Type: Work-in-progress film screening
Showdate & time: 
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 

Reception at 6:30pm 

Screening starts at 7:00pm (one hour)

Q&A follows screening
Venue: 
Chen Dance Center 
70 Mulberry St, 2nd Floor 
New York, NY 10013
Admission: 
Free to the public; suggested donation 

Please RSVP by calling (212)349-0126, or just show up
“Every Day Is a Holiday” is made possible with generous assistance from the Chen Dance Center and the Manhattan Community Arts Fund.

http://www.chendancecenter.org/index.php/about_us/latest_news/every_day_is_a_holiday/

http://www.everydayisaholiday.org


Michael Collins
Thu 30 Dec 2010Link

Anyone need accommodations in Sundance? I know someone with 2 weeks available.

Jan 15-22
Park Plaza Resort
2 BR – Sleeps 8
$1500 for the week

http://www.parkplazaresort.com/stay_2br.php#slideshow/images/2br/2bed.jpg

Jan 23-30
Marriott's Summit Watch (amazing location!!)
2 BR – Sleeps 8
Guest room has own bath, kitchen and entrance
$3500 for the week

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/photo-tours.mi?marshaCode=slcvi&pageID=HWGRD&imageID=2

If so, contact me at mcrobot@mac.com


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