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Happenings in the documentary film world and within the School of Visual Arts MFA in Social Documentary Film Community

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20TH, 2009
Opportunity on NYC TV

NYC TV and Backdrop NYC are looking for short films about New York and/or by New Yorkers! Backdrop NYC will present the best of them during the upcoming Season 3 of Backdrop NYC. We would greatly appreciate if you could help us get submissions from student filmmakers by spreading the word about this great opportunity. Backdrop NYC is the premier showcase of short films set in the New York City area. Selections will be broadcast on NYCTV, the city’s fastest growing Emmy Award® winning network.

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17TH, 2009
$25,000 HSUS ACE Feature Documentary Grant

APPLY NOW!

For a fourth year, SILVERDOCS is joining forces with The Humane Society of the United States’ Animal Content in Entertainment (ACE) Program to offer a $25,000 grant to filmmakers for the creation of a documentary of 40 minutes or more highlighting an animal issue.

For more information, click here: www.ace-tvfilm.com

IMPORTANT DATES:
Deadline: April 3, 2009
Notification date: May 15, 2009
SILVERDOCS: June 15-22, 2009

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3RD, 2009
Job Posting: Work for an Oscar Nominated, Emmy Winning Documentarian at MTV

Opening for the position of executive assistant to Lauren Lazin, award winning documentary executive producer and director. Administrative responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Coordinating internal and external meetings and appointments
  • Maintaining executive’s appointment calendar
  • Answering phones – screening and prioritizing phone calls and mail
  • Maintain and complete organizational and filing system
  • Overseeing general office needs (supplies, space, etc)
  • Intern recruitment and supervising
  • Making travel arrangements and preparing expense reports

Additional responsibilities can include:

  • Research and development for potential shows, series and films
  • Assisting in casting and production

Required Skills/Experience:

  • College degree is a must
  • Excellent PC skills (MS Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Professional phone skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Excellent organizational and follow-up skills
  • Excellent research skills
  • Previous administrative experience, and an interest in documentary production is a definite plus.

To Apply, please email me at Ariel.Algus@mtvnmix.com.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2ND, 2009
Migrating Forms Festival

Migrating Forms, the festival that has grown out of the now defunct New York Underground Film Festival. They are trying to expand their outreach to students who may not be able to afford to submit to many festivals.

Their festival typically shows experimental films and videos, if any of the students and/or instructors in your department have work that might fit with our programming, we are offering a highly discounted “batch submission” educational rate. Film/video departments may submit a single package of various student and faculty work for $10 per entry (per entry, not per entrant). Ordinarily, our entry fees range form $30 to $50 per entry. Departments are welcome to send as many entries as they like, so long as there is a minimum of five.

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28TH, 2009
Applications Still Being Accepted For Fall 2009!

All required application materials (except the online application and application fee) must be received together in one package by the Office of Graduate Admissions.

We will be accepting applications on a rolling basis until the program begins in the fall 2009. Applications will be reviewed by the admissions committee as they are submitted. The first round of acceptance letters will be sent to students in April 2009.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE APPLICATION PROCESS…

Applications for the fall 2009 semester are no longer being accepted as of 5/1/09. Please email mbhattacharya@sva.edu for more information.

MONDAY, JANUARY 26TH, 2009
International CringeFest ’09

Bad Plays-Bad Musicals-Bad Films
International CringeFest ’09
NY Artists Unlimited, Inc.
212 W. 14th St., Suite #2A, NYC 10011
Melba LaRose, Artistic Director
Tel: 212-242-6036, Fax: 212-989-8864
web: http://NYartists.org
email: Nyartunltd@aol.com

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14TH, 2009
IFP seeks PT Programming Intern

We’re looking for an intern to be an integral part of the IFP Programming team, working on all aspects of programming including:

  • helping with the Independent Filmmaker Labs (held in April and June) by disseminating our call for entries, reaching out to emerging filmmakers and helping to review the projects
  • Independent Film Week submission management (Spring-Summer)
  • support of other peripheral IFP programs, potentially including a Spring screening series.

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14TH, 2009
Helen Whitney Productions / Documentary on Forgiveness and Reconciliation…Looking for interested interns

Intern should be versed in visual culture, intellectually sophisticated, and able to multi-task in fast-paced environment. Must be meticulous, very organized, and able to work independently. Looking for someone with a professional and friendly phone manner. A great introduction to the industry for anyone with a serious interest in visual culture, research, or archival work.

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MONDAY, JANUARY 12TH, 2009
Join Us On Facebook!

Join the MFA Social Documentary Film group on Facebook!

CLICK HERE to join.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 8TH, 2009
Early Application Deadline – January 15th

Application Information:

The deadline for submitting applications for the 2009-2011 MFA Social Documentary Film program is January 15th 2009, however we will continue to accept applications on a rolling basis until all places are filled with exceptional candidates.

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