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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


Felix Endara
Tue 4 Jan 2011Link

DocuClub in January!

Our January DocuClub will take place on THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 7 p.m., at 92YTribeca, located at 200 Hudson (at Canal). (We had previously announced a January 12 date, but please make note of this change.)

This month, we are excited to workshop two short documentary films: AN IMAGINARY THING by Reva Goldberg and SONNY by Christina Antonakos-Wallace.

Reva Goldberg's AN IMAGINARY THING is an intimate portrait of passionate children’s theater director Bill Bartlett and his unique gift for unlocking the creativity of troubled kids. An independent educator outside the New York City school system, Bill believes meaningful experiences in the performing arts are critical for children in crisis – encouraging their natural impulses towards creativity, community and self-expression when they might otherwise be snuffed out forever. The short follows Bill over the course of one summer when he is invited to put on an original play, by and for kids, in a prestigious theater festival. He is determined to include some children he has worked with in homeless shelters in his cast, but this goal forces him to face profound personal and professional challenges.

Director/Producer Reva Goldberg is, by day, the Communications and Fellowships Manager at Cinereach, a New York City not-for-profit film foundation and production company that champions vital stories, artfully told. There she handles all public communications, as well as serving on the grants selection committee, and heading up a fellowship program that provides a grant and four months of advising to emerging filmmakers producing socially conscious short films. Before joining Cinereach, she was a producer at Pureland Pictures where she produced the documentary ALL OF US, which aired on Showtime in 2008 in connection with World AIDS Day. Goldberg also co-produced Pureland’s TOE TO TOE, a narrative feature that premiered at Sundance 2009. In 2004, she was Associate Producer of an Emmy-nominated History Channel documentary on the 9/11 Commission (produced by CBS). She has worked with TLC, UPN, Discovery, The Travel Channel, Washington Square Films/Arts, Cronkite Productions and the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. She is a graduate of the SI Newhouse School at Syracuse University. AN IMAGINARY THING is Reva’s first independent documentary as both Producer and Director.

Co-Producer Kacie Barton is the in-house coordinator and live action specialist at Imaginary Forces, a design/commercial production house based in New York and Los Angeles. Prior to this, she has worn many hats, from Production Manager to Second Second Assistant Director on the films TOE TO TOE, A KISS FOR JED WOOD, and TODAY'S SPECIAL, among others. She has directed and produced music videos and other promotional pieces for bands and artists and her work has been featured on MTV.com. She was a production and office manager at Pureland Pictures, where she managed grantwriting and distribution for the company’s social-issue documentaries, including ALL OF US. She is a graduate of the SI Newhouse School at Syracuse University.

In SONNY (working title) by Christina Antonakos-Wallace, we meet Sonny Singh, a Brooklyn-based activist and full-time musician who hopes to be "the first dude in a turban” on MTV. His dream changes, however, when his poised-for-success rock band insists on recording lyrics insulting religious people. Growing up in Charlotte, North Carolina, Sonny and his brother were the only Sikh boys, and he has faced discrimination his whole life. Because his Sikh faith is intimately tied to his musical path and work for social justice, Sonny feels he has no choice but to quit the band. In figuring out his next move, he decides to work as an organizer for the Sikh Coalition. Heading an anti-bullying campaign in New York City schools, he tries to help combat the bigotry he experienced as a young person. Still, working in his own community presents new challenges, and Sonny will have to come to terms with whether or not he can pursue a music career that won’t betray his ideals.

Director/Producer Christina Antonakos-Wallace is a documentary filmmaker and activist based in Brooklyn, NY. In 2006, she graduated at the top of her class at the New School and Parsons School of Design with a B.F.A. in Fine Arts and Video, and a B.A. in Sociology. Her honors include MTV’s "Fight for Your Rights" scholarship and a Fellowship from Humanity in Action. Her varied experiences include assisting filmmaker Barbara Hammer, and interning with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, in Berlin. Currently, she produces videos for NGOs, and teaches media literacy and video production to high school students with the organization Global Action Project. SONNY is a short film featuring one of the protagonists of her feature documentary, WITH WINGS AND ROOTS, currently in production.

Demonstrating enormous talent and stamina, Cheree Dillon is the Editor for both of our featured shorts. Dillon’s most recent feature documentary is Nicole Opper’s OFF AND RUNNING, a co-production of ITVS and The National Black Programming Consortium. The film premiered at Tribeca in 2009 and went on to screen at Silverdocs (WGA Screenplay Award), Outfest (Jury Prize for Outstanding Documentary), and was broadcast on PBS’s P.O.V. in 2010. Dillon began her career as a commercial editor in Chicago and her first foray into short films was editing LESSONS FOR GIRLS, which premiered on The Education Channel and also played at Belgium’s International Film Festival. Since moving to New York, she has edited social issue documentaries for a variety of non-profits including V.O.W. (Voices of Women of Color with HIV/AIDS), Passionists of Harlem, New York Women’s HIV Collaborative, and The American Jewish World Service, along with teaching youth media classes around the city. She was Editor/Producer of SONG OF HANNAH, distributed by The National Center for Jewish Film and Avoda Arts. She also edited the award-winning short comedy HIS SONG IS COSMO, which ran in festivals around the world and won three audience awards for Best Short. Her other broadcast experience includes editing for NBC’s The Today Show, The Science Channel’s Exploring Time, PBS’s History Detectives, and other works for the Discovery Channel, HBO, HGTV, and NYC-TV.

Our moderator will be Angela Tucker. A Brooklyn based filmmaker and writer, Tucker was the Director of Production at Big Mouth Films, a social issue documentary production company that is a project of Arts Engine, Inc. There, she produced PUSHING THE ELEPHANT (IDFA, Independent Lens), the Emmy-nominated documentary, DEADLINE (NBC), ELECTION DAY (PBS' POV) and BEYOND THE STEPS: ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER (Great Performances). She directed two pieces for The National Black Programming Consortium and ITVS' Initiative, The Masculinity Project, entitled INVISIBLE MEN and a fiction short film, THE BIRTHDAY GIRL. She directs and produces educational videos for non-profit organizations such as Johns Hopkins Medical Center’s Project Restore and GLSEN, in addition to producing spots for Nickelodeon. She is currently finishing her feature-length directorial debut, (A)SEXUAL, which was featured in last month's DocuClub.

Admission at 92YTribeca is free for current DocuClub members and $8 for non-members.

If you’re planning to attend, please RSVP to docuclub@artsengine.net.

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

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


Jill Morley
Tue 4 Jan 2011Link

Looking for a DP with access to a teleprompter to do a short corporate interview for the web in Toronto February 17th. It should take 2 hours at most with set up. Please contact Jill@jillmorley.com


David Piperni
Tue 4 Jan 2011Link

At the corner of Broadway and Houston in downtown New York, there are 3 large desk spaces or more available in a furnished and networked communal office.

There are lots of shelves, lots of room and lots of light. The large windows face south (Houston Street). There is a table available for meetings. Also a refrigerator, microwave, water cooler, etc. 24/7 access.

It is a friendly, easy going atmosphere with respect for noise levels. Rent is $1,525 the whole space which is about 400 sq ft of the 900 sq ft office.

We’re located at 611 Broadway, 6th floor at the corner of Broadway & Houston.

You would be sharing with a Film/TV Sales & Finance Co., Web Designers.

Move in date flexible but it is available immediately. E-m Dave.

Anyone interested or know anyone interested, please contact me directly and i can send you more info! (dpiperni@cargofilm-releasing.com)

Thank you!


Karen Bernstein
Wed 5 Jan 2011Link

Working in Austin, Texas? We've a fully furnished, swank office space, with secure and fast WIFI on South Congress Avenue, surrounded by cool restaurants and stores. Divided by a partition it was used as an edit and office space (picture shows one side). Two giant wall bulletin boards. Free parking in a garage just seconds away. Sublet monthly price is negotiable...under $600 per month with everything included


Catherine Mattingly
Wed 5 Jan 2011Link

Panasonic DVX100 Kit for Sale $1,050 OBO

Professionally handled and maintained DVX100 with 214 hours. One owner, purchased new from B&H.

The kit includes:

- DVX100
- Remote Control
- Camera Charger / AC Adapter
- Stock Panasonic Battery CGR-D16 / 1600mah
- Extended Life Battery, 7.2v, 5600mah (produced by dvxuser.com)
- Extended Life Battery, 7.2v, 3600mah, (comparable to CGR-D320)
- Rugged, Hard Case (with foam fitted for the DVX100)
- Kata Soft Bag

For more information or to see photos, please get in touch.


Katie Cook
Thu 6 Jan 2011Link

Join us for our next freebie DOC TALKS interview happening tonight with Judith Dancoff, all about DIY Educational Distribution.

Happy New Year to you! Just wanted to give a quick heads up that our next freebie DOC TALKS interview about DIY Educational Distribution with Judith Dancoff is happening TONIGHT, Thurs. Jan 6th, 5pm Pac. This is a very lucrative distribution market and worth the time if you're up for DIY. Traditionally, educational distributors take as much as 75% of your gross sales. With some key knowledge and focused time and energy, you can put this money in your own pocket instead.

Register for tonight's live interview.

www.documentaryhowto.com/free-documentary-teleseminar-registration


Micah Garen
Thu 6 Jan 2011Link

Hi,

Great workspace share to edit your documentary. No need to go to Manhattan when you can work in a beautiful 3000 sq foot loft on the waterfront in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

Editing Space
$1600/month – 250 sq ft with dual monitor Apple quad-core editing station w/FCP 7
$850/month – 250 sq ft workspace
$300/month – desk

Equipment Rental
We have a full range of equipment for independent productions including lights, HD cameras, digital cameras, sound equipment, backdrops and teleprompters.


lee merine
Mon 10 Jan 2011Link

1/11/11 – The Untitled Bobby Bare Jr. Documentary filmmakers collaborate with Superfine to present: an evening showcasing independent music & independent film.

Nashville rocker Bobby Bare Jr. makes his DUMBO debut and will be joined by special guests Carey Kotsionis & Bonnie Whitmore! Enjoy free Tito’s Handmade Vodka & PBR as they take over the stage at Superfine Bar & Restaurant!

Join us in DUMBO – the center for all things art and all things that rock

Doors open at 8pm

For advance tickets and event details go to:
http://untitledbobbybarejrdocumentary.com/2011/01/09/update-free-booze-sponsors-special-guests-announced-for-bobby-bare-jr-brooklyn-event-11111/


Christoph Gelfand
Tue 11 Jan 2011Link

Very good condition Canon 5D Mark II with original box, manual and discs. Perfect functioning condition, was recently cleaned and checked by Canon. Purchased Spring 2009. Has a few dings from normal use, but they are all aesthetic.

Includes:

3 x Canon batteries
AC Adapter
LCDVF viewfinder (good shape, a few surface scratches on body)
FaderND adjustable ND filter (77mm)- Brand new
Canon wireless remote

Asking $2300 shipped. You can pay by Paypal as a gift or add 3% for Paypal fees.


Tanaz Eshaghian
Wed 12 Jan 2011Link

Hi,
I am looking for an LA based DP and Sound person for a travel show for ARTE France.
Its approximately a 2 week Job starting mid/late march.
Sound Person preferably speaks French.
All leads are welcome.
thank you,
Tanaz Eshaghian


Erica Ginsberg
Thu 13 Jan 2011Link

DC-area folks...

The first Docs In Progress screening of the new year is less than 2 weeks away. Come join us on Tuesday, January 25 to watch two documentary rough cuts and participate in a moderated feedback session. This honest and constructive feedback is aimed at helping the filmmakers get to the next stage of completing and distributing the film. This program is open to the general public.

WHAT'S SCREENING?

HIDDEN BOOKS by Sam Hampton (30 minute rough cut)
This portrait piece of Kumi Korf explores the lifeforce which inspires art. The Japanese-American artist creates architectural designs, prints, paintings, and artist books which are held by the Library of Congress, the New York Public Library, and the Tate Library, among others. We travel with Korf from her home in Ithaca, New York to her homeland of Japan as we explore the inner life of an artist.

THE LOUDEST SHOW ON EARTH by Mariana Studart (30 minute rough cut)
Giba Gonçalves has built up the Batala Percussion Band from one of the poorest neighborhoods of Salvador, Brazil to a worldwide organization with more than 1,000 drummers in 10 different countries. Regardless of age, gender, nationality, or language, the band plays as one – united by the universal language of music.

WHEN?
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
7:00-9:30 pm

WHERE?
The Writer's Center
4508 Walsh Street
Bethesda, MD 20815

The Writer's Center is off Wisconsin Avenue in downtown Bethesda close to the Trader Joe's. Click here for driving and walking directions from the Bethesda Metro. Drivers, please note that the public lot immediately across the street has coin-based meters and they are strongly enforced through 10 pm.

FEE?
Suggested Donation: $10. Cash only at the door.

This screening is sponsored by the Writer's Center and supported in part by the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County and the Maryland State Arts Council.


Jack Hunter Cohen
Tue 18 Jan 2011Link

I'm looking for a line producer for a low budget doc feature to be shot in the US and overseas. It will be centered around interviews of men and women telling their relationship stories. If interested please contact me at jhc1223@gmail.com. Thanks!

P.S. The attached video will give you an idea of the inspiration.


Felix Endara
Wed 19 Jan 2011Link

DocuClub in February!

Our February DocuClub will take place on Wednesday, February 2, 7 p.m., at DCTV, located at

This month, we will screen a rough cut of ONE NIGHT STAND by Elisabeth Sperling and Trish Dalton. The documentary is an intimate, behind-the-scenes journey from the blank page to the live stage, as top Broadway and television writers, actors, and directors produce four original short musicals, all within 24 hours. Think "A Chorus Line" meets "Project Runway" – a window into the creative process with a compressed time frame: the spark, the anxiety, the camaraderie, and the ultimate thrill of expression.

Producer/Director Elisabeth Sperling worked as a producer and writer for Maysles Films from 2005 to 2007. Her work includes HEAD BOY, an exploration of racial boundaries in small-town post-apartheid South Africa; BREAKTHROUGH NEW YORK, a promotional video about an academic enrichment program in New York City; INDIAN VILLAGE, a chronicle of an American family’s visit to their home village in India; and SOMEBODY LOVES ME, a portrait of the Upper West Side’s unique personality. She has a B.A. from Harvard, an M.A. from Columbia, held an endowed chair in the history department at the Horace Mann School, and was awarded Fulbright and Klingenstein Fellowships.

Producer/Director Trish Dalton is an independent producer and filmmaker. Her film credits include KERAS & MANIS (editor; Gold Kahuna from Honolulu IFF, Best Editing Award from Los Angeles Reel FF 2010), WHY ARE WE IN AFGHANISTAN? (producer/editor; Studs Terkel Award for Media and Journalism 2010), 34x25x36 (co-producer; aired on PBS, and was selected by many festivals, including: SXSW, Full Frame, and True/False 2008/2009), FARM SANCTUARY (co-director/co-producer; Media that Matters 'Good Food' award 2007), and TIFFANY'S STORY (director/producer; Tribeca Film Festival 2005). Dalton has also directed and produced a range of pieces for companies such as Amazon, Kashi, Danskin, Pepsi, and National Geographic television.

Our moderator will be Ann Rose, executive producer of original programming at Sundance Channel. She joined the channel in 2004, and since then has overseen critically-acclaimed and crowd-pleasing non-fiction series including the GLAAD award-winner TRANSGENERATION, SIN CITY LAW (from the Oscar-winning producers of THE STAIRCASE), and GIRLS WHO LIKE BOYS WHO LIKE BOYS. She has also pre-licensed and executive-produced numerous documentaries for the channel such as GUEST OF CINDY SHERMAN, BEAUTIFUL DARLING, PRODIGAL SONS, and JOHNNY WEIR: POP STAR ON ICE. As an independent filmmaker, she worked on documentaries and TV series for a variety of broadcasters including HBO, PBS, BBC, ARTE, Fox, and USA Network, and directed and produced two short films, LICENSE TO PLAY and BO: THE I CHING AND THE FALL OF THE TWIN TOWERS.

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

If you’re planning to attend, please RSVP to docuclub@artsengine.net.

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

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

Follow us on Twitter!
Stay abreast of DocuClub’s latest: twitter.com/docuclub.


Dean Lenoir
Wed 19 Jan 2011Link

Hey all,

If anyone is looking for an extra hand with putting together their documentary in the New York City area, I would be interested. I am new to the documentary film-making world, and would like to learn more through hands-on experience. I am willing to work for free, and ideally would like to work with a crew that likes to share knowledge about the art and craft of making documentaries.

I am currently working on my first documentary myself, on subway musicians, and I am really loving the experience so far.

If you are in need of help, or know of someone in need of help with their documentary, and are filming in the NYC area please contact me as I would love to help out!


Soudabeh Moradian
Thu 20 Jan 2011Link

To LA based members:
Screening of my documentary "Doomsday Machine" – 53 minutes
Sunday January 23, at 6:30 PM
This documentary deals with mentally disabled war veterans of the Iran-Iraq war (1980-1988) suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder who live in one of the permanent sanatoriums in Tehran.One of them, "Mahmoud", is under the illusion that he has built a "Doomsday Machine" which can destroy the world by pressing a button.
more about this film:
http://d-word.com/documentary/212-Doomsday-Machine

Address: Felicia Mahood Auditorium,11338 Santa Monica Blvd.LOS ANGELES, CA 90025


David Sampliner
Fri 21 Jan 2011Link

In reply to Christopher Wong's post on Tue 14 Dec 2010 :

Wish I'd seen this earlier. Any chance the offer hasn't expired? I'm shooting on film and would buy the certificate from you. David vidnick@mac.com


Barbara Rick
Mon 24 Jan 2011Link

Fully furnished Manhattan production office w/AVID editing suite available for rent. Six-workstations.. all amenities. Quiet, comfortable. Conveniently located in Union Square near all transportation. Terms negotiable. Inquiries welcome at rental@outofthebluefilms.com


Dana Perry
Tue 25 Jan 2011Link

Looking for asst editor fluent in AVID and EX3 – strong technical background a must. Part time (approx 8-10 hours/week) in Chelsea. Contact info@perryfilms.com.


Pat Aufderheide
Wed 26 Jan 2011Link

There are still some spaces available for the Center for Social Media
conference, Media That Matters. This is a heads-up for friends and
colleagues; it usually sells out, and I don’t want filmmakers, funders,
teachers and students who are thinking about it to lose out!

Feb. 10-11, 2011
Katzen Arts Center, American University in Washington, DC.
Registration $100, Students $50.
Register now!*<
http://www.eventville.com/Catalog/EventRegistration1.asp?EventId=1007473>
Full agenda at: <http://centerforsocialmedia.org/making-your-media
-matter/conference/2011-media-matters-promo-video#Conference%20Agenda>,

The conference will feature a keynote from Katy Chevigny, Co-founder and
Senior Director of Arts Engine and Producer of Pushing the Elephant, and
panels on how documentary filmmakers are producing media across platforms,
ethical dilemmas in environmental and wildlife filmmaking, collaboration in
filmmaking, and innovations in radio storytelling.

*New this year! Fair Use Workshop, Thursday, February 10, 2:30 pm:*

  • Fair use– the right to use copyrighted material without permission or payment, under some circumstances, has saved many filmmakers money, without
    jeopardizing their own royalties. How does it work? Spend an afternoon
    learning how to make a fair use decision without a lawyer; finding out the
    latest news on employing fair use, and on DMCA exemptions that allow you to
    break encryption on a DVD; and testing out your fair use talents. Led by
    Patricia Aufderheide and legal scholar Peter Jaszi, with CSM Grad Fellow
    Katie Bieze. More
    information and registration
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    http://centerforsocialmedia.org/fair-use/events/fair-use-workshop>.
    MTM is presented in partnership with the Media That Matters Festival, which
    is a project of Arts Engine, Inc.*

<iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/16932185" width="400" height="225" frameborder="0"></iframe><p><a href="">Media That Matters</a> from <a href="">Esin Ozdag</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>


Jason Hutt
Wed 26 Jan 2011Link

I'm looking for some editorial interns on a film I'm making about "Sukkah City," an architecture design/build competition and public installation that was staged in Union Square last September. My office is located in Park Slope, Brooklyn and schedule and time commitment are flexible. Need help transcribing interviews, logging, pulling selects and if it's a good fit, helping to assemble. For more information on the project, visit www.sukkahcity.com. For more info on me, www.oxbowlakefilms.com.

Thanks,
Jason


David Sampliner
Thu 27 Jan 2011Link

DOCUMENTARY DIRECTOR Seeks Producing Partner and Highly Motivated Intern

I am directing a personal film on manhood in the 21st century called MY OWN MAN, shot on super- 16mm film, which was part of IFP’s Independent Film Week 2010 (for a more detailed description of the film and me, see www.myownmanthemovie.com). I have been shooting it over the last three years, and though I’m still in production, I am nearing the phase where I will begin working with an editor to shape the footage into a film. I’m looking for a PRODUCER and an INTERN to assist me through the rest of production and post-production.

JOB #1: PRODUCING PARTNER

I’m looking to find a Producer interested in forming a creative partnership with the director, as well as taking command of all the elements of finding the film financial support and an audience. The Producer should have the following qualities:

•a strong interest in the film’s subject matter
•an appreciation of the specific challenges of personal essay filmmaking
•a gifted creative collaborator
•has proven experience shepherding films through post-production and distribution
•compulsively organized, maniacally efficient, as motivated by the tedium of getting the details right as by talking through the big picture
•willing to work intermittently for deferred pay until funding comes through

If you’re interested in the position or know somebody ideally suited for the job, please don’t hesitate to write me at vidnick@mac.com, and please attach your CV.

JOB#2: INTERN

I’m also looking to find a highly motivated Intern who wants to benefit from exposure to all aspects of the filmmaking process (of a film shot on film!). The Intern will assist me and the Producer in:

•setting up and maintaining a weekly blog
•developing a social network presence for the film
•researching possible subjects for the film
•locating useful archival footage and pop culture clips
•arranging travel
•(if fluent in FCP) helping organize and prepare footage for editing

This is an unpaid position, with unlimited potential for taking on important responsibilities and receiving substantial credit, depending on the degree of enthusiasm, diligence, and initiative the person brings to the job.

If you’re interested in the position or know somebody ideally suited for the job, please don’t hesitate to write me at vidnick@mac.com, and please attach your CV.


Catherine Mattingly
Thu 27 Jan 2011Link

Panasonic DVX100 Kit for Sale (just listed on eBay with starting price of $625)

Professionally handled and maintained DVX100 with 214 hours. One owner, purchased new from B&H.

The kit includes:

- DVX100
- Remote Control
- Camera Charger / AC Adapter
- Stock Panasonic Battery CGR-D16 / 1600mah
- 2 Extended Life Batteries, 7.2v, 5600mah (produced by dvxuser.com)
- Extended Life Battery, 7.2v, 3600mah, (comparable to CGR-D320)
- Rugged, Hard Case (with foam fitted for the DVX100)

For more information or to see photos, please get in touch.


Jason Hutt
Mon 31 Jan 2011Link

Wonderful office is available for share. The office is clean and large with wood floors, high ceilings, great natural light and central air conditioning/heat. The building is safe and quiet with lots of friendly, creative neighbors on the floor: filmmakers, photographers, etc. Great location, a few blocks from either the 7th Avenue or 15th Street/Prospect Park F stops and lots of great bodegas, cafes, Prospect Park, Celebrate Brooklyn, etc.

Space is available March 1st for short or long term rental. The ideal candidate is someone who works independently or creatively and is not on the phone all day. You'd get a large work space that includes wireless internet, refrigerator and espresso/coffee machine. There is currently an oversized desk, chair and shelves for your use or you can bring your own.

Rent is negotiable, between $200-300, depending on your work schedule so please let me know what kind of work you do and your typical work week--if you have one. Photos upon request.


Dara Messinger
Mon 31 Jan 2011Link

Hey D-Worders. Here's an awesome opportunity to have your film screened in NYC!

CALL FOR ENTRIES: DCTV Presents Night Visions | Deadline Fri 3/4

Dark, quiet, harrowing, amorous, mystifying... when the lights go down, the action begins.

DCTV Presents (New York City) is excited to announce its latest call for entries. Night Visions will feature a collection of short films born of the night, submitted by you. We welcome night-themed shorts of any genre, including animation, experimental, found footage, video art, narrative comedy or drama as well as personal, political or historical docs. Make the night what you want it to be. (And as an extra thank you for submitting, you’ll receive 20% off of a DCTV Canon 7D rental, whose superior low-lighting shooting capabilities will get you in the mood.)

In our city that never sleeps, DCTV Presents Night Visions will take place the starry evening of 3/25, and the best film will win a howl-worthy prize. Details TBA.

Deadline for submissions is 3/4. For Rules, Guidelines, How to Submit and more about DCTV: http://www.dctvny.org/events/submit


Deborah Dobski
Tue 1 Feb 2011Link

We are looking to purchase a 16mm trim bin. If you know of one available in the NYC area, please let me know. Or if you have any other ideas or suggestions on how to track down an available trim bin, please pass along your thoughts. Thanks!


Lynn Cassaniti
Wed 2 Feb 2011Link Tag

You might try contacting Paul Tomasko. He has serviced Steenbecks for many years, in fact, still does. I know he has several Steenbecks and related equipment. He may have a trim bin. Tell him Lynn Cassaniti sent you.

Paul Tomasko
212-316-1920 mobile
bluebird1198@hvc.rr.com


Anna Fischer
Fri 4 Feb 2011Link

I am a Swedish filmmaker looking for anyone in New York City whom may have a PAL HDV video camera that I may use for "logging and Capturing" . My HDR-FX-7 PAL video camera just broke down in the middle of logging. I am on a deadline and desperately need to continue. Unfortunately I am all set up for working on a PAL system. I am obviously on the wrong continent ..I know!
I could also, instead use a tape-transfer-deck (but it has to be for PAL). Is there anyone out there in NYC that is working with the PAL system?
I would love to connect.
I will of course pay to rent the equipment and I would need it only for one week.
Many thanks.
Anna


Felix Endara
Fri 4 Feb 2011Link

Call-for-Entries for DocuClub in March!

Our next DocuClub will take place on Wednesday, March 9, 7 p.m., at DCTV, located at 87 Lafayette (at Walker), New York City.

In March, we are thrilled to try something new, and will screen trailers for documentaries in the early stages of production. This way, we hope to reach out to filmmakers all different stages of production, and not just at rough-cut.

To be considered, please heed the following requirements:

- Project must be in early-to-late stages of production
- Trailer must be 3-8 minutes in length
- Screening format is DVD
- You must be a current DocuClub member. If you are not sure about your membership status, please email 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

Deadline: February 18, 2011

We will pre-select four projects. The night of the event, we will chose at random a fifth project to be workshopped, so if your project was not pre-selected, do bring your trailer on DVD. You might just get lucky! (Rules above still apply, however.)

Our moderator will be Fernanda Rossi. Internationally-renowned speaker and story consultant Fernanda Rossi doctored over 300 films, including Academy Award nominees® The Garden, by Scott Hamilton Kennedy, and Recycled Life by Leslie Iwerks. She has also consulted on hundreds of trailers, many of which received funding from ITVS, NYSCA and NFB. She is the author of Trailer Mechanics: A Guide to Making your Documentary Fundraising Demo. For more info on Rossi, please go to: www.documentarydoctor.com.

Please send a brief note and a link to your submission to: docuclub@artsengine.net.

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Stay abreast of DocuClub’s latest: twitter.com/docuclub.


Erica Ginsberg
Tue 8 Feb 2011Link

For DC-area folks...

Docs In Progress is excited to partner this year with the Our City Film Festival to present a special Work-In-Progress Screening as part of their fourth annual festival. It will take place this Sunday, February 13 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Goethe Institut in Chinatown.

We are especially excited because both of the films being featured are by filmmakers whose previous films were also shown at Docs In Progress so they know what to expect and are ready for your feedback on their rough cuts:

SHE'S A SENSEI (20 minute rough cut)
by Michael Blain
Carol Middleton is a seventh-degree taekwondo black belt and a pioneering female martial artist. This film chronicles Carol's journey from the midwest to Washington DC where she founded and directs the DC Self-Defense Karate Association, working with students of all backgrounds and ages.

LETTING IN THE JUNGLE (40 minute rough cut)
by Jesse Achtenberg
Follow young explorer James Graham of Anacostia as he uncovers the hidden lives of urban wildlife, and what their increasing presence in our backyards means for environmental education. As the challenges faced by eagles, osprey, deer, foxes and coyotes are revealed, James begins to uncover why conservation pioneers are increasingly looking at the concrete jungle to teach environmental values.

WHEN?
Sunday, February 13
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

WHERE?
The Goethe Institut-DC
812 Seventh Street, NW
Washington DC
Closest Metro: Gallery Place/Chinatown

TICKETS?
$10 each. Note this is an Our City Film Festival event and these are set ticket prices, NOT a suggested donation. We also highly recommend that you get tickets in advance at https://app.etapestry.com/cart/Yachad/default/item.php?ref=4092.0.20045843

More on the full festival program at http://www.yachad-dc.org/Films2011.shtml


Ron McCullagh
Tue 8 Feb 2011Link

New member.

We have a commissioned project to produce a number of films in Africa. To this end we are looking for experienced African investigative journalists with good stories to tell.
Insight News Television in London.
http://www.insightnewstv.com


Sarie Horowitz
Tue 8 Feb 2011Link

FLAHERTY NYC VALENTINE'S DAY SHORT FILMS SCREENING at Anthology Film Archives (New York City)

A Show for Valentine’s Day, A Collection Of Nine Love Inspired Shorts
Monday, February 14, 7:30pm
Anthology Film Archives
http://www.flahertyseminar.org/?sb=3&mb=1

For the February installment of the Flaherty NYC monthly screening series, The Flaherty will present A Show for Valentine’s Day, A Collection Of Nine Love Inspired Shorts. There will be a post-screening discussion with various filmmakers, moderated by Flaherty NYC programmer Penny Lane, an independent filmmaker, video artist, educator and writer.

Romantic longings and romantic realities collide in this heartwarming and heartbreaking program of films and videos by Jodie Mack, Jacqueline Goss, Peggy Ahwesh, Bradley Eros, Matt McCormick, Ben Coonley, Alison Kobayashi and more. Who said experimental nonfiction was all brain and no heart? Several filmmakers in attendance!

FILMS INCLUDE:

HONEYMOON HOTEL (Tony Ganz and Rhody Streeter, 1971, 4 min)
This humorous short film features interviews with newlyweds staying in an outrageously furnished hotel in America's honeymoon resort capital, The Poconos.

SINCERELY, JOE P. BEAR (Matt McCormick, 1999, 4 min)
A love letter from a heartbroken polar bear.

FROM ALEX TO ALEX (Alison Kobayashi, 2006, 6 mins)
In the fall of 2003 I found a letter on the Winston Churchill Blvd QEW overpass. It was labeled, “From: Alex To: Alex.” This is a film based on the contents of that letter.

EROS C'EST LAMOUR (Bradley Eros and Tim Geraghty, 2008, 8 min)
Dorothy's l'amour fou evoked in evanescent fragments unexpectedly encountered. The missing link between Rose Hobart and Maria Montez via Rrose Selavy's bride stripped bare by the song of the sarong.

SYNCHRONIZED FOUNTAIN #2, DUBAI (Peggy Ahwesh, 2010, 3 min)
This is footage of the famous fountain at the Burj Khalifa in Dubai that I shot in April, 2010 when I was there for the art fair. The song is Amvaj (Waves) by Bijan Mortazavi. I made it as a wedding gift for Penny Lane and Brian Frye.

VALENTINE FOR PERFECT STRANGERS (Ben Coonley, 2006, 4 min)
A romantic e-card from Otto, a feral cat seeking love from a stranger on the Internet. Otto edits himself into clips from the 1980’s sitcom Perfect Strangers and asks strangers on YouTube to return the favor.

TYING THE KNOT (Jacqueline Goss, 2010, 2 min)
More risqué than it seems at first, a short ode to marriage.

YARD WORK IS HARD WORK (Jodie Mack, 2008, 28 min)
An experimental animation and mini-musical that wants also to be a romantic comedy. Using various combinations of 2D cut-out and pixilation, the piece follows a pair of newlyweds as they learn the perils of homeownership and life in general.

PEOPLE IN ORDER OF #3: LOVE (Lenka Clayton and James Price, 2006, 3 min)
48 couples arranged by length of relationship. From a series of films about human lives shot while touring the UK in a camper van.

TICKET INFORMATION:
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General admission tickets to the Flaherty NYC series at the Anthology Film Archives are $9, and $6 for Anthology members. Tickets can be purchased at the Anthology box office the day of the show.

Anthology Film Archives is located in the old Second Avenue Courthouse building in the East Village at 32 Second Ave. at the corner of 2nd Street. For subway take F, V to Second Ave., B, D, F, V to Broadway-Lafayette, 6 to Bleecker.


Suzanne Hillinger
Tue 8 Feb 2011Link

DOCUMENTARY RESEARCH INTERNSHIP...

Flicker Flacker Films, a Brooklyn-based documentary film company, seeks an intern enthusiastic about the research and development side of documentary filmmaking.
 
Candidates must be extremely organized and not only comfortable, but detective-like in online and phone-based research. They must have a passion for documentary filmmaking and storytelling. This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to learn more about how to do research both developing and promoting documentaries. This person must have excellent research and writing skills and be comfortable making cold-calls.

This is a no-pay, part time internship that can be done in-office and/or remotely. Possible future hire for the right person.
 
PLEASE EMAIL COVER LETTER AND RESUME TO SUZANNE at: info@flickerflacker.com

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

Thanks!


Bryony Byrne
Wed 9 Feb 2011Link

Call for Entries for the Aesthetica Short Film Competition!

We're really keen to see short documentaries entered into the competition and last year a documentary film was the winning entry.

The Aesthetica Short Film Competition is an international competition open to all filmmakers, regardless of experience. The winning filmmaker will receive:

- £500 (apx. $800)
- Screenings at a number of established UK film festivals
- Training with Raindance
- Membership to Shooting People
- DVD publication (distributed to Aesthetica's 60,000 readers)
- Editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine

The runner-up will also receive £250 (apx. $400) and a shortlist of finalists will be published on the DVD and receive screenings at the discretion of the film festivals involved.

Entry is £15 (apx. $24) per film.

Films should be not longer than 25 minutes long.

Deadline for entries is 31st April 2011

Please visit www.aestheticamagazine.com/shortfilm for more information.


Leslie Bornstein
Thu 10 Feb 2011Link

I'm looking for a Portuguese-speaking editor, preferably New York based, to assist on a documentary about heavy metal musicians in Mozambique (between Tanzania and South Africa). The website is heavymetalinmozambique.com (though I haven't updated it since my first trip).

Leslie Bornstein
212-239-0296
saintbornstein@aol.com


Joseph Valle
Fri 11 Feb 2011Link

Nostalgia For the Light
Friday 3/18/11-Thursday 3/31/11
IFC Center

Master director Patricio Guzmán travels 10,000 feet above sea level to the driest desert on earth for this remarkable documentary. Here, the sky is so translucent that it allows astronomers to see the boundaries of our universe. Yet the Atacama Desert climate also keeps human remains intact: pre-Columbian mummies; explorers and miners; and the
remains of disappeared political prisoners. Women sift the desert soil for the bones of their loved ones, while archaeologists uncover traces of ancient civilizations and astronomers examine the most distant and oldest galaxies. Melding celestial and earthly quests, NOSTALGIA FOR THE LIGHT is a gorgeous, moving, and deeply personal odyssey.

There will be a Q&A with director Patricio Guzman on 3/18/11.

Tickets: Adults $13, Children 12 and under $9, Seniors $9 Members $8
For information about specific screening time call (212) 924-7771 or visit http://www.ifccenter.com/
For more information about the film, please visit: http://icarusfilms.com/new2011/nost.html

IFC Center
323 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10014-4403


Angela Snow
Fri 11 Feb 2011Link

In reply to Tanaz Eshaghian's post on Wed 12 Jan 2011 :

http://www.joshsgibson.com/
Great DP with a speciality in travel filming


Ria Murphy
Fri 11 Feb 2011Link

Internship: Intern for Promises Films and work directly with Academy nominated, Emmy Award winning documentary filmmaker.

Location: Berkeley, CA at the Zaentz Media Center
Duration: Through 2011
Salary: Unpaid. (our FCP system is available to this intern).
Hours: 10 hours week, as many hours as you wish, can be done from your home.
Application deadline: February 25th, 2011
How to apply: Send cover letter and resume to ria@promisesfilms.com

Promises Films is an independent documentary production company located at the Saul Zaentz Media Center in Berkeley, CA. We are in the Outreach/Distribution/Publicity phase for our latest documentary film Our Summer in Tehran, which follows filmmaker (and former Globetrekker host) Justine Shapiro and her 6-year-old son to Tehran where they spend the summer with three very different Iranian families. The film will be broadcast on public television stations across the nation in April 2011. To learn more about the film and view clips, visit our website at www.oursummerintehran.com.

We are looking for a very organized individual who is has strong computer skills and is able to update our website using HTML and CSS. We want to find someone honest, who possesses common sense, integrity, and self-initiative. We yearn for that special person who is interested in being part of the final phase in making a film: distribution or who is fascinated by the themes this film explores: US-Iran relations, citizen diplomacy, interfaith relations, cross cultural communication, and alternative media. This is a wonderful job for a motivated college student or anyone interested in learning more about how an independent documentary film gets out into the world.

In this position, you will learn about how an independent documentary attracts publicity, outreach, domestic and international distribution and broadcast. You will be exposed to some fundraising and screening events. This internship offers you an opportunity to connect with other filmmakers at the Zaentz Media Center, build your resume, and learn the nuts and bolts of how to make an independent film. Past interns and employees have gone on to do their masters in journalism and filmmaking (USC and Stanford) and work at Pixar, Pilot Films and TV Production in London. This internship does not involve hands-on, field production.

Promises Films is a non-profit organization.

Required Skills
• Must have strong skills in editing HTML and CSS in order to make necessary updates to company websites
• Technical excellence with Apple computers, Microsoft Office, and Google docs
• A whiz with social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter
• Ability to communicate well over the telephone, email, and in person
• Well-organized with strong follow-through and attention to detail
• Ability to take direction and work independently, without the need for constant supervision
• Familiarity with Final Cut Pro a plus! (on-going editing for new web-clips)

Responsibilities will include
• Updating company websites and social media sites
• Mailing/shipping and tracking shipments of DVD screeners
• Outreach to the Iranian-American community, museums, libraries, schools, and universities to host screening events of Our Summer in Tehran
• Maintaining the office contact database on FileMaker pro.
• Coordinating receipts, invoices, and donations with our office bookkeeper
• Post content about Our Summer in Tehran on organizational websites, list-serves, and social networking sites
• Editing clips for the film’s website and YouTube (optional-depending on your interest and skill with editing)

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to ria@promisesfilms.com.


Gabrielle Weiss
Sun 13 Feb 2011Link

Anyone filmed or done any work in Sudan, specifically Juba? I'm trying to budget for a fixer, driver and not too sure what the rate would be.
Also, any suggestions to Juba accomodations would be great!


John Burgan
Sun 13 Feb 2011Link

I've emailed a colleague who might be able to advise, Gabrielle.

BTW with your professional experience you should apply to become a Full Member and you can search the Pro forums yourself


John Burgan
Mon 14 Feb 2011Link

A word of warning if you are thinking of submitting your film to, or attending the Swansea International Film Festival (via Shooting People)


Bill Jackson
Mon 14 Feb 2011Link

Wow! I think I could hold a better film festival in my home theater. At least I like filmmakers...

Edited Mon 14 Feb 2011 by Bill Jackson

Mike Paterson
Mon 14 Feb 2011Link

In reply to John Burgan's post on Mon 14 Feb 2011 :

What a parasite! He also does other festivals via Amritsa (classy website). You're probably best off steering clear of these ones too:

Swansea Bay Film Festival
Heart of England International Film Festival
International Youth Film Festival
International Film Festival of Mind, Body, Spirit & Ecology
International Film Festival of South Africa
International Film Festival Ireland
International Gay Film Festival UK
International Film Festival of Australia – Barossa Valley
International Film Festival Thailand
International Film Festival of West Wales


Laura Moire Paglin
Mon 14 Feb 2011Link

I love how they're all "international".


Monica Rosales
Mon 14 Feb 2011Link

CALL FOR ENTRIES! Documentary Films! 2011 DocMiami Film Festival

Submit Your Documentary Today! http://tinyurl.com/submit2011

http://docmiami.org

Feature Documentary
Feature Documentaries with a total running time from 61 – 180 minutes. (All films in a language other than English require English subtitles)

Documentary Short
Short Documentaries with a total running time between 4 and 30 minutes. (All films in a language other than English require English subtitles)

MiniMovies
Very short documentaries and fiction forms plus all experimental genres allowed with a total running time of under 4 minutes (this is up to 3 minutes and 59 seconds, not a second more!) – Go to the limit of documentary film making: free form – free content –(All films in a language other than English require English subtitles)

Documentary Medium-Length and Essay Forms
Medium length documentaries and documentarian film essays with a total running time between 31 and 60 minutes. (All films in a language other than English require English subtitles)

NEW: DISCOUNTS FOR FLORIDA FILMMAKERS

About Us

Our organization is dedicated to promoting the best that documentary film making has to offer worldwide. We seek to provide film makers a forum which promotes their unique contributions to the evolution of the cultural arts within South Florida and within the entertainment industry as a whole. In addition we:

- Provide a documentary film festival to promote the art form of up and coming documentary filmmakers at a local, national and international level.
- Host a film expo highlighting global film organizations and professionals.
- Provide educational outreach programs for young filmmakers grades 6-12.
- Host three benefit concerts to raise funds in order to build much needed schools in Tanzania!


Gabrielle Weiss
Wed 16 Feb 2011Link

Thanks John Burgan for your help and advice! Much appreciated.Hopefully your friend has some good ideas...


Jeffrey Henigson
Wed 16 Feb 2011Link

Can anyone recommend a good professional accountant in the New York City area with experience working with small film production companies? I'd be grateful for any referrals.


Caitlin Kelley
Thu 17 Feb 2011Link

Call For Entries:

Africa Volunteer Corps is searching for short films to participate in our Visualize Change Film Forum, a the inaugural event of our annual fundraising series. AVC is an organization dedicated to harnessing the potential of Africans, strengthening grassroots social change in Africa, and putting the development process in the hands of locals. We ask for films that portray empowerment, positive images of Africa, or the importance of local initiatives to the development process. We seek especially to showcase African filmmakers, but we welcome filmmakers of all nationalities.

On March 3rd, 2011, the selected films will be shown in Chicago to an audience of 100+ philanthropists. The screening will be followed by a question and answer session with AVC founder Caitlin Kelley. A biography of each filmmaker (as well as contact information) will be included in our event program. The selected films may also be included in a sister event to be held in New York City in April.

Films must be 10-60 minutes in length. DVDs can be sent to Africa Volunteer Corps c/o Caitlin Kelley, 963 Kent Ave, #3, Brooklyn, NY 11205. If available, digital files can be submitted via Dropbox to caitlin.kelley@africavolunteercorps.org. Films must be received by February 18th to be considered for inclusion in our 2011 forum. Those sent after this deadline will be kept for consideration in future events.


Jennifer Howd
Thu 17 Feb 2011Link Tag

In reply to Jeffrey Henigson's post on Wed 16 Feb 2011 :

I've been happy with Arnold Civins over at Citrin Cooperman & Co, LLP 212.697.1000 x313. They're not the cheapest firm, but they have solid experience in the industry and are very professional. If you meet with Arnie, tell him I sent you. He's a nice guy. Good luck! :)


Andy Schocken
Sat 19 Feb 2011Link

Panasonic AF100 package available for rent in Brooklyn (with Panasonic Vario 14-140mm lens, 3 batteries, 64gb of media, and the Barry Green AF100 guidebook). $250/day, with multi-day discounts. Please contact me at aschocken at gmail.


Barbara Rick
Mon 21 Feb 2011Link

FREE event this Wednesday night in NYC for those interested in memoir, black history, women's and civil rights. Out of The Blue Films, Inc. has been asked to help organize a book signing, reading, conversation with TV pioneer Belva Davis – the first black female TV reporter in the western U.S.

Ms. Davis will be in conversation with author/philanthropist Deborah Santana at The Strand Bookstore at Broadway & 12th Street this Wednesday, 2/23, at 7pm.

Invite attached: http://outofthebluefilms.com/BelvaDavisEvent/index3.html


Gina Abatemarco
Thu 24 Feb 2011Link

For New York Folks:

FEATURE DOCUMENTARY SEEKS EDITOR

PROJECT: The Kivalina Project: The Story of America's Climate Change Refugees

ABOUT: Set in the modern Arctic, "The Kivalina Project" tells the story of a slow and insidious disappearance of an entire American town and the sea wall that is meant to save it.

EDITOR POSITION: "The Kivalina Project" is looking to hire a passionate and eloquent storyteller. An editor with experience in verite or character driven narratives, along with a feature documentary credit is a plus, but not a requirement. This is a good project for those who are interested in climate change and exploring it beyond a traditional journalistic narrative.

Looking to hire an editor for 8 weeks to begin cutting the backbone of the feature in preparation for final shoots in summer and fall 2011. Salary is a flat rate/lowbudget. ("The Kivalina Project" has been supported by Tribeca All Access, IFP's Spotlight on Documentary, Vague/Columbus Film Award, Berlinale's Berlin Today Award, and IDFA.)

CONTACT: Director/Producer Gina Abatemarco
gabatemarco@gmail.com


Erica Ginsberg
Fri 25 Feb 2011Link

For DC-area filmmakers...

March 7: Panel on Self-Distribution Success for Documentaries

Are you thinking of self-distributing your documentary, but are worried your documentary may have too narrow an audience? Don't be. This Docs In Progress panel will focus on how to harness the power of the niche audience to get your film out there in the marketplace. It will focus on real-world strategies filmmakers without a traditional distributor can take in reaching a target audience who can help drive online interest, press coverage, and ultimately DVD sales. You'll learn from filmmakers who have used the power of social media, bloggers, Amazon reviews, and non-festival public screenings to build a following and a market for their films.

WHEN?
Monday, March 7, 2011
6:30 pm Networking
7:00-9:00 pm Panel Discussion and Q&A

WHERE?
Docs In Progress
8700 First Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910

REGISTRATION FEE/PROCESS

Registration fee is $25 if registered and paid in advance. $30 at the door. Advance registration is highly recommend since seating is limited to 20.
More info and link to Registration here:

More on the speakers in the hidden section.

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Felix Endara
Tue 1 Mar 2011Link

DocuClub in March!

Our March DocuClub will take place on Wednesday, March 9, 7 p.m., at DCTV, located at 87 Lafayette (at Walker).

This month, we are thrilled to try something new, and will screen trailers for documentaries in the early stages of production. We are delighted to present the following projects and filmmakers:

1. Betting the Farm by Cecily Pingree:
The documentary follows three farm families as they launch a new milk company in a desperate attempt to save their farms. Will their gamble rescue them—and with them an entire way of life—or will it leave them worse off than when they started? For more info, go to:
www.pull-start.com/btf.

Cecily Pingree is a filmmaker based in Maine. Betting The Farm is her debut documentary feature. Cecily formed a production company, Pull-Start Pictures, with Jason Mann in 2008. Cecily also teaches video workshops within the Maine public school system for The Telling Room.

2. Florence, Arizona by Andrea Scott:
The town of Florence, Arizona may have its roots in the 1880s, but at present, it is a place built firmly upon the foundation of prisons. In just 8.2 square miles, Florence houses 32,000 residents, three schools, and nine correctional facilities. In 2011, Florence will break ground on its 10th prison, while over on the other side of town, unsustainable desert development continues to thrive in the form of Anthem, a very different kind of gated, suburban community. As the debate over illegal immigration roars on in Arizona, and new allegations over private prison corporations’ involvement in the writing of Arizona’s sweeping immigration law come to the fore, Florence, Arizona will explore the consequences of a prison economy and venture to answer the question: What happens to a place and its people when the force that drives its economy, and by extension, much of life, is the incarceration of other individuals?

Andy Scott is a Brooklyn-based documentary filmmaker and writer. Her current work explores the vast world of Americana, from Jewish bikers to home movies to Mah Jongg. For three years, she worked as an associate producer and assistant editor for Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker, Cynthia Wade. Currently, she works as associate producer and assistant editor for the forthcoming feature-length documentary, Hungry In America, directed by Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush. Scott is also currently at work on a project about the universality of the coffee shop throughout the world. Her recent forays into Super8 film and experimental sound work have been screened at New York’s premiere Super8 festival, FlickerNYC.

3. Kathleen and Eddie by Desireena Almoradie:
Feature-length documentary about three left-wing women activists from radically different ideologies, who are torn apart – and ultimately brought together – by a single act of terrorism.

Desireena Almoradie is a media activist whose works have been exhibited around the globe. She co-directed, produced, and edited the short narrative film Green Stalk, which screened at the British Film Institute among other venues. She produces for public television, and, in 2009, won a GLAAD Media Award for the story "Funding the Marriage War" that aired on the PBS show In the Life.

4. Battle for Jerusalem by Liz Nord:
Battle for Jerusalem follows five young, Jewish artists and activists living in Jerusalem who fight to keep their city vibrant, open and religiously tolerant in the face of a rapidly growing ultra-Orthodox community and its desire to control all aspects of life in the ancient holy city. To find out more about this project, go to: www.battleforjerusalem.com, twitter: @lizfilm.

Liz Nord is a documentary filmmaker who has produced and exhibited work in Europe, the Middle East and throughout North America. In 2006, Nord toured the world with another film made in Israel, her critically acclaimed documentary about rebellious young musicians, Jericho’s Echo: Punk Rock In The Holy Land. In 2008, she ran MTV’s Street Team ’08 – an Emmy Award-winning project wherein 51 state-based citizen journalists covered the 2008 presidential elections from a youth perspective, across all media platforms. In 2009, she shot a documentary on-location in Haiti for musician Wyclef Jean’s charitable organization. She is also a media educator, lecturer, and columnist.

5. TBD. We will pick one 5th trailer to workshop tonight! If you are a current DocuClub member (you must join by February 28, 2011, to qualify) and have a 3-8 minute trailer you wish to workshop with us tonight, please bring 2 DVDs. The lucky participant could be you!

Our moderator will be Fernanda Rossi. Internationally-renowned speaker and story consultant Fernanda Rossi doctored over 300 films, including Academy Award nominees® The Garden, by Scott Hamilton Kennedy, and Recycled Life by Leslie Iwerks. She has also consulted on hundreds of trailers, many of which received funding from ITVS, NYSCA and NFB. She is the author of Trailer Mechanics: A Guide to Making your Documentary Fundraising Demo. For more info on Rossi, please go to: www.documentarydoctor.com.

This DocuClub event is open to the public. If you’re planning to attend, please RSVP to docuclub@artsengine.net.

Admission at DCTV is free for current DocuClub members and $6 for non-members.
Tickets will be sold at the door, cash only.

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

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Michael Kantor
Tue 1 Mar 2011Link

Looking to rent an AVID system (version 5.0 or later preferred) for use in my NYC office. We will provide the hard drive storage for the media, but the editing system needs to be complete with three monitors (including a so-called "client monitor), speakers, keyboard, mouse, all necessary cabling as well as a mixing board. Mac CPU preferred if possible. Rental is for 19 week term, to be adjusted as necessary, preferably to start on March 15th, 2011. Equal opportunity vendor – email at MK@Ghostlightfilms.net


christopher koo
Wed 2 Mar 2011Link

Hello,
I'm no director or film writer, well...not professionally anyway, I'm just a fan of cinema.
Anyway, I came on to D-Word.com to ask other enthusiast and professionals 3 questions.
But before that let me explain myself.

As I said, I am but a lonely observer, a fan, an audience member and I humbly come before you all to ask your opinion about 3 things.

1st – What to you makes a documentary (Independent or big budget) good?
For me, its whether or not the documentary can catch my eye, draw in my attention and teach me something about a culture, person, ideal, cause, etc all while being entertained.

2nd – I came across a trailer for an up and coming documentary called "Dumbstruck." For those of you who havent heard anything about the film, it was filmed during 2007 at a convention called "Vent Haven." This convention is for ventriloquist and those who are interested in ventriloquism. The movie follows several "Vents" and appears to tell their individual tales of how they became practitioners of the art of ventriloquism. My question is, obviously with a topic like ventriloquism the movie is geared toward a specific audience. But how does the director or production company for that matter successfully go about plugging the movie to audiences that 1) know nothing about ventriloquism and more importantly 2)hop over the hurdle that is the "Creepiness" of dummies and ventriloquism?

MY 3rd and final question would be simply be...based on the trailer...would you watch this film? And if not...what would you change to target ALL audiences and not just practicing "vents"

Check out the trailer and see information on the select cities that will be showing the film on the movies facebook page.

http://on.fb.me/gX25Dg


Michael Kantor
Wed 2 Mar 2011Link

WANTED: An experienced editor with AVID editing system to create a one hour historical documentary intended for national broadcast on public television. Editor must have at least seven years of experience editing historical documentaries for national broadcast, and experience coordinating work with graphics companies, stock music houses, and music composers as well as supervising all aspects of post-production including online, color correction, and audio mix. AVID system requirements include the AVID supported most current CPU (Processor: Two 2.66GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon (12 cores); Memory: 6GB); Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB Hard Drive – 1TB; 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s; One 18x SuperDrive) with software (version 5.0 or later), three monitors (two computer monitors minimum 19” and a so-called NTSC "client monitor), speakers, keyboard, mouse, all necessary cabling as well as a mixing board (at least 8 channels). Ghost Light Films will provide storage media. Total term is expected to be 19 weeks, to be adjusted as necessary, preferably to start on March 15th, 2011. All compensation will be dispensed as weekly payroll.

Ghost Light Films is an equal opportunity employer, who gives preference, to the extent practical and economically feasible, for products and services that conserve natural resources, protect the environment, and are energy efficient.

Contact Mk@Ghostlightfilms.net


Jason Boyce
Wed 2 Mar 2011Link

Calling all screenwriters, it's time to climb out from your den! The 2011 Community of Writers at Squaw Valley is now accepting applications for our summer 2011 Screenwriting Program!

The Community of Writers at Squaw Valley Screenwriting Program focuses on individual attention and works-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 who want to improve their craft and move them closer to production.

Deadline for application is May 10th. Check our website for further details: http://www.squawvalleywriters.org/swriter_ws.htm


Ethan Isenberg
Fri 4 Mar 2011Link

Looking for someone to shoot a post-screening discussion in Manhattan on Sunday, March 13, in the late afternoon – early evening.

You'll need to set up before 3 PM, when the screening begins. The actual discussion should start at around 4:45 and is slated to run until 6, but could go over.

Equipment needed:
SD Prosumer Mini-DV camera (such as the DVX-100) w/ tripod
wireless cardoid with stand (can be rented)
mounted shotgun mic (can be rented)

Please contact Ethan Isenberg if interested, at ethan@secondlookproductions.com


Erica Ginsberg
Fri 4 Mar 2011Link

TONIGHT IN DC:

Docs In Progress returns to the George Washington University on Friday, March 4 with new documentary rough cuts ready for your honest and constructive feedback. This program is organized by Docs In Progress and is sponsored by The Documentary Center at the George Washington University. It is open to the public.

WHAT'S SCREENING?

It's Only (a) Natural (rough cut of a documentary short)
by Richard Lewis and Yoland Lee
Actress Yolanda Lee has decided to cut her trademark curly natural. What starts out as a hairstyle choice sparks a heated conversation about race, relationships and charging dogs.

The Legend of Cool "Disco" Dan (rough cut of a documentary feature)
by Joseph Pattisall and Roger Gastman
Amidst the backdrop of Washington DC's former claim to fame as the murder capital of the United States and its unique urban culture centered around Go Go music, Cool "Disco" Dan emerged as an underground celebrity in the late 1980s and early 1990s. He graffitied his moniker all over the city until it seemed as though no wall, rooftop, street sign, or Metro bus had been forgotten. Somehow he managed to survive while legions of his peers were killed, incarcerated, or became utterly adrift. This film looks back at Washington DC's own folk hero and what has become of him today.

WHEN?
Friday, March 4 from 7:00-10:00 pm.

WHERE?
George Washington University's Media and Public Affairs Building
Lower Level Auditorium (B-07)
805 21st Street, NW (corner of 21st and H Streets)
Washington DC 20052

Closest Metro: Foggy Bottom. Limited street parking free after 6:30 pm. Garage parking nearby on H and I Streets.

TICKETS?
$10 suggested donation ($5 suggested for Docs Insiders). Cash only. At the door (No advance tickets or RSVP required). Seating on a first come, first served basis.

More info: http://www.docsinprogress.org/index.php?option=com_events&task=view_detail&agid=109&jevtype=jevent&year=2011&month=03&day=04&Itemid=1

Edited Fri 4 Mar 2011 by Erica Ginsberg

Jon Dieringer
Fri 4 Mar 2011Link

FLAHERTY NYC: "PSYCHOGEOGRAPHIES"

Monday, March 14, 7:30pm, Anthology Film Archives

For the March installment of the Flaherty NYC monthly screening series, The Flaherty will present PSYCHOGEOGRAPHIES: work by Kathryn Ramey, Jason Livingston, & Joel Schlemowitz, a program of four 16mm films about places that are both real and imagined. There will be a post-screening discussion with the filmmakers, moderated by Colin Beckett, Critical Writing Fellow at UnionDocs.

Program Description

Yanqui WALKER and the OPTICAL REVOLUTION (Kathryn Ramey, 2009, 33min)
An experimental documentary about William Walker, an American expansionist and military dictator. Through military force and coercion, Walker became president of Nicaragua in 1856. The film blends found footage, documentary photography, ethnographic inquiry and personal travelogue with hand-processing, optical printing and hand conducted time-lapse to detour and derail the various approaches to history-making that have been applied to this story. Yanqui WALKER not only tells us something about history and how it connects to current political, social and economic situations, but also how art and poetry can be a means to subvert and transcend even the most oppressive of narratives. Winner, “Best Short Doc” at Athens International Film and Video festival; Jury selection (1st prize) at the Black Maria Film Festival.

"The stylized strategy of Kathryn Ramey captures the mythology of her allusive subject in this unusual work." –Black Maria Film + Video Festival

Weimar (Joel Schlemowitz, 1996, 8 mins)
This little film took root while reading Henri Murger's Bohemian Life and Alex De Jong's Weimar Chronicles, while feeling admiration for the quiet heroism of Rudy Burckhardt's movies, while the next NYFA rejection arrived, and while a little free film was slipped my way, befitting a project about the value of art in people's lives, and ironically commenting on such through the thrift of its production. No plot. No story. Just a series of suggestive tableaus. The bohemians are played by: Stephen Callahan, Marchette DuBois, Lee Ellickson, Genese, Gary Goldberg, Rebecca Hampden, Alice MacIntyre, Bridget Meeds, Wanda Phipps, Jennifer Todd Reeves, Madeline Schwartzman, MM Serra, and Stuart Sherman.

Tombeau for Arnold Eagle (Joel Schlemowitz, 1994, 4 mins)
A memorial film for my mentor, who was once Robert Flaherty’s cinematographer.

“Joel Schlemowitz is a wizard of cinema. Each [film] is a unique gem – quirky, provocative, playful, often handmade, and always daring – celebrating Joel's astonishing mastery of the tools of filmmaking, and his poetic grasp on the art of cinema.” –Alan Berliner

Under Foot & Overstory (Jason Livingston, 2005, 35 mins)
Local environmentalists, the Friends of Hickory Hill Park, work to protect nearly 200 acres of unique urban parkland in Iowa City, Iowa. The organization's mission statement must be produced. The inaugural Hickory Hill Park calendar must be completed. Nature images run parallel, collide or drift beside the demands of group writing, open space and the park's changing boundary. There will be a 6 minute intermission. Winner of a Jury Prize at the New York Underground Film Festival.

“The best piece on Program 6 [from Onion City] is another unusual documentary, Jason Livingston's Under Foot and Overstory; the sound track recording of a friends of the park committee trying to draft its mission statement combines with fragmented images to remind us that parks are works in progress." -–Fred Camper


Karen Torres
Sun 6 Mar 2011Link

Wanted: Documentary film editor so absurdly wealthy he or she doesn’t need a paycheck. Perhaps you have so much money you need multiple wallets. Or perhaps you’re building a career and want a great new building block for a resume. Or perhaps you’d just be willing to pitch in for a fortnight of serious unpaid work on a cool and equally serious documentary. Set at the edge of the Brooklyn waterfront, its panorama is parkland and politics, it pits developers, environmentalists and park enthusiasts against each other, and it provides a collection of compellingly current interviews against a tapestry of background history. I am fun to work with and may even buy you a slice of pizza now and then. It won’t take forever; but I promise you a good, compact, and meaningful passage in your career. Write to Karen. Thanks.


Marina Lutz
Sun 6 Mar 2011Link

NYSCA helper needed for The Marina Experiment, Part II & III

I am a first time filmmaker applying for a NYSCA grant. I have a budget, but need help breaking down specific expenses for the NYSCA application. Part I of my film is made from found footage, so I need someone who who can look at my budget and break out specific expenses for Parts II & III of the film, especially Part III, which will be all new footage. Since I have never shot a film, I do not know what this entails as far as specific costs.

I can pay a stipend now and offer deferred pay when the grant comes through. I am applying for many other grants as well, so hopefully I will get money from someone that will enable me to pay you.

The NYSCA deadline is April 1, but I would like to submit as soon as possible. I have completed all the "writing" part of their application, so just need help with the financials.

The video here is kind of a trailer for Part II. You can see Part I on my website http://themarinaexperiment.com

Contact: marinalutz@gmail.com


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