Monday, October 31, 2011

FREE Filmmaker Panels at DocFest

All panels taking place at the IFC Center will be free to students presenting a valid Student ID at the IFC Center box office on the day of the event, space permitting.

State of TV – Representatives from A&E, HBO, POV and other outlets discuss the current acquisition market for documentaries, moderated by Peter Hamilton of Wed., Nov. 2, 11:00am-12:15pm (IFC Center)

State of Theatrical – Representatives from Magnolia Pictures (Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times), IFC Films (Cave of Forgotten Dreams), Zeitgeist Films (Bill Cunningham) and Cinema Guild (The Interrupters) discuss strategies for making docs work theatrically. Wed., Nov. 2, 12:45-2:00pm (IFC Center)

State of Digital – Key players in the world of digital distribution discuss the emerging opportunities. Wed., Nov. 2, 2:30-3:45pm (IFC Center)

Branded Content РBrand support of documentaries dates back to when the fur company Revillon Fr̬res paid for Robert Flaherty to make Nanook of the North. This panel will explore new models in a discussion with representatives from advertising and filmmaking. Wed., Nov. 2, 4:15-5:30pm (IFC Center)

Meet the Press – Film journalists from major outlets discuss strategies for documentaries to get exposure. Thu., Nov. 3, 11:00am-12:15pm (IFC Center)

Turning Tough Topics Into Great Stories – Co-presented by Chicken & Egg Pictures. Filmmakers discuss how to engage audiences with human rights and other tough topics. Thu., Nov. 3, 12:45-2:00pm (IFC Center)

What's Fair in Fair Use – Attorneys and other Fair Use experts explore the growing potential for filmmakers to use footage or music without paying royalties. Thu., Nov. 3, 2:30-3:45pm (IFC Center)

Maximizing Revenues – Attorneys and sales agents discuss strategies for filmmakers to keep track of royalties and ensure they get their fair share. Thu., Nov. 3, 4:15-5:30pm (IFC Center)

Art of Cinematography – Four esteemed documentary cinematographers share examples of how they handled challenging situations. Fri., Nov. 4, 11:00am-12:15pm (IFC Center)

Art of Editing – Four accomplished documentary editors share examples of how they approached challenging scenes. Fri., Nov. 4, 12:45-2:00pm (IFC Center)

Case Study: Taking on Controversy – Co-presented by Working Films. How does a filmmaker maintain balance when taking on a subject that brings out extremes? This case study of the film The Greater Good (playing in Viewfinders Competition) offers insights. Fri., Nov. 4, 2:30-4:00pm (IFC Center)

In Conversation: Jonathan Demme – Interviewed by New York magazine critic David Edelstein, Demme reflects on his documentary career, from Stop Making Sense to The Agronomist to I’m Carolyn Parker: The Good, the Mad and the Beautiful (playing in American Perspectives). Fri., Nov. 4, 5:15-6:30pm (IFC Center)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Why Does Hollywood Hate Us?

Because the East Coast is the Beast Coast. . .
I found this montage from the Vimeo Group Audiovisualcy -
Below is a clip show of various films destroying NYC. :(
If you are interested in watching tid-bits of film analysis and critique, tune in. - Eve.

Monday, October 24, 2011

REMINDERS - Events this week

Where Socks Go and Deep Inside Screening are TOMORROW. Check the link on the right side of this post for details.

An Evening with Tariq Anwar is on Thursday. New venue and seats have opened up. Click HERE to get a ticket

Friday, October 21, 2011

RePost - AI Interview with Kevin Smith

In honor of Halloween and Red State coming out on Netflix Instant. Enjoy! - Eve.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Film Prop Auction
If you’re interested in cool things like bar stools, tables, couches and random background decorations at super low prices, all benefiting a good cause, check out the Krrb and Film Biz Recycling event Lights, Camera, Auction on Nov. 3. Entry is $10, but once inside, the treasure trove of New York film and TV show sets is yours to ogle while eating $1 Oaxaca tacos, drinking free Brooklyn Brewery beer and jamming to live music.

All the barely used props were headed for the landfill, so you’ll be saving them from going through the traumatic second half of the film The Brave Little Toaster. Krrb and Film Biz Recycling have recruited talented Brooklyn-based designers to curate the “collections,” which they describe as “very unique,” and which will be sold by a real-life auctioneer (so the thrill of hearing someone speak that quickly is also included in the price). Film Biz also distributes a large portion of its items to local charities.

The event is on Nov. 3, at 7pm at Film Biz, 540 President St. in Gowanus. Find tickets and more information on this eco-conscious event here, where you can also preview some of the items that are up for auction. Let the bidding wars begin! - Quoted from the Brokelyn Blog

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

DF Students for Fashion Event This Friday

This Friday we will be hosting a HUGE fashion event for high school seniors interested in our Passion for Fashion Scholarship competition. We might have about 500 guests in attendance so this is a big deal. Our corporate PR person would like the event to be viral and is asking if maybe someone from DFM would be interested in filming the event.

Please contact: Blance Cote
Direct Line: 212.625.6019

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

NFFTY - Submissions!

NFFTY is the largest and most influential youth film festival in the world. In 2011, we screened 225 amazing films from the best filmmakers 22 and younger representing 40 states and 20 countries. NFFTY 2012 (April 26-29) will be even bigger, with over 10,000 expected in attendance. Here is a short video to get an idea of what NFFTY means to youth filmmakers:

Submission Deadlines + Entry Fees:
Early Deadline: October 31, 2011, $20
Regular Deadline: November 30, 2011, $25
Late Deadline: January, 15, 2012, $35
Final Extended Deadline: January 31, 2012, $45

The film’s director(s) must have been 22 years old or younger at time of filming.
All music and other copyrighted material must be original, have permission from the owner or be properly licensed. See our Resource Guide.
All films must be in English or subtitled in English.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Alpha Channel Selects on the Road!

Editors: FREE EVENT! October 27th.

This event is sold out, however I would advise that you register anyway. There is a wait list. - Eve.


Monday, October 10, 2011

Fan made Italian Star Wars Short

I thought this was AMAZING foreign films are so much better...

Thursday, October 6, 2011

RIP Steve Jobs. 1955 - 2011

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

New Quarter! and Wall Street

Welcome Back! It's good to see everyone again.
I know the break wasn't nearly as long as was needed. However, any break should be enjoyed.
Part of the luxury of my job is to find interesting things, film related, on the web so show you and nurture your growing, intellectual curiosity. Today, I felt the need to post something not film related, but media related.
A protest has been going on Wall Street for the past few weeks. This protest began as a small group of people harboring negative emotion against the banking system in America. As time past, the word spread, the internet was recruiting more bodies. Before long, hundreds turned to thousands. Today, the protests reach a new level when local union workers gather to promote their efforts.
When the protest started, there was an unusual silence in the media. I heard about it everyday from my internet literate boyfriend, but nothing from any of the major cable networks. That got me thinking, "Why?" Then this post from CNN popped up.

It made me think. What is this all about? The reporting here is more opinion and less fact. The reporter interviewed only one person. Is that an accurate representation of the whole event? My opinion: I was disappointed in this reporter's efforts to investigate and tell a story that is interesting. Even if the protests are disorganized and without merit, give evidence to support that without emotion or opinion. That's my understanding of the news, to give fact without judgement.
Below is a video created by one of the protesters. This video is available on their site. Is this video a more accurate representation of the event? Or one sided like the rest of the news coverage?
So, what's your opinion on this event, on the media coverage? I'm interested in hearing your thoughts. - Eve.

Nobody Can Predict The Moment Of Revolution from ivarad on Vimeo.
We want to share insights into the formation of a new social movement as it is still taking shape in real time. The video was shot during the 5th and 6th day of the occupation. This idea to occupy the financial district in New York City was inspired by recent uprisings in Spain, Greece, Egypt, and Tunisia which most of us were following online. Despite of the corporate media's effort to silence the protests, and Yahoo's attempt to to censor it in e-mail communication, the occupation is growing in numbers and spreading to other cities in the US and abroad.

Please forward our video to likeminded people via email, facebook, twitter - and make the voices of dissent circulate.

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