Call for Entries: 15th UNAFF (United Nations Association Film Festival)
UNAFF celebrates the power of international documentary films dealing with human rights, the environment, protection of refugees, famine, homelessness, racism, disease control, women's issues, children, universal education, war, and peace. Early deadline for entries is May 2, and the regular deadline is May 22. For more information, visit www.unaff.org
"Iran and the Nuclear Threat" on Link TV
This special 30-min report features news reports from Link TV's daily news program "Mosaic: World News from the Middle East", experts speaking at recent public forums in Washington DC, and special interviews with Hans Blix, former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, and Ali Soltanieh, Iran's Ambassador to the IAEA. To find the broadcast schedule or watch the program online, visit http://www.linktv.org/iran-us-relations. This website also features the full video of the public forums on Iran-US relations, the latest news stories from news.linktv.org and related articles.
MEDIA THAT MATTERS 12 Seeking Submissions
Arts Engine celebrates twelve years of Media That Matters™ — the premier showcase for short films with big messages. Submit your film for the chance to work with us in creating social change through film. If selected, your film will take become a part of Media That Matters™ — an international, multi-platform campaign streaming and playing to thousands of people at screenings across the globe. Media That Matters™ creates discussion guides and screening materials to promote conversation and encourage educators, activists and organizers alike to Take Action around these films. To submit, visit http://mediathatmattersfest.org/submit
DocuClub Seeking Submissions
Every month at DocuClub a filmmaker presents a rough cut of her film to DocuClub members and the public. A facilitated discussion follows each screening. Past films that have been shown at DocuClub include Born Into Brothels (Academy Award for Best Documentary, 2004), Prodigal Sons (Telluride Film Festival 2008), and Disturbing the Universe: Radical Lawyer William Kuntsler (Sundance Film Festival 2009). To learn more about submitting, visit http://docuclub.org/submit
Big Lessons from One Small Southern Town
Active Voice, the media strategy team, invites you to take community building to the next level. The documentary Welcome to Shelbyville directed and produced by Kim A. Snyder and the 30-minute module adapted from it, “Hawo’s Dinner Party: The New Face of Southern Hospitality,” are helping community leaders create opportunities to address fears and misunderstanding through dialogue and action. NEW! “Hawo’s Dinner Party” is available with Arabic subtitles and Welcome to Shelbyville is available with Spanish subtitles.
Free Work in Progress Screening - Cooked
Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program and the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles will present a free Work In Progress Screening of Cooked on May 16th. Cooked, directed by Judith Helfand, tells the story of the most traumatic heat wave in U.S. history in which 739 Chicago citizens died in a single week of July 1995. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Helfand. Find out more by visiting the Hammer museum website.
Good Pitch New York
Good Pitch New York takes place on May 24. An initiative of the BRITDOC Foundation and the Sundance Institute Documentary Film program, Good Pitch New York will present strong US based projects to NGOs, foundations, brands, and interested stakeholders. The invitation only event features a day-long live Pitch of films and their associated outreach campaigns with the aim of creating a unique coalition around each film to maximize its impact and influence. For more information visit the Good Pitch web site here.
PBS Online Film Festival's People's Choice Award Winner Announced
PBS announced that the votes are in and the Festival audience has selected Horse You See, a short film presented by Native American Public Telecommunications, Inc. (NAPT), as the People's Choice Award winner in the first ever PBS Online Film Festival. From filmmakers Melissa Henry and Alfredo Pérez, Horse You See is the story of Ross, a horse from the Navajo Reservation, who shares his story and thoughts as he explains his very essence of being a horse.
BAVC To Formally Announce 2012 Producers Institute for New Media Technologies at Hot Docs
The Producers Institute, launched by BAVC in 2007 with the generous support of an innovation grant from the MacArthur Foundation, is a week-long social impact laboratory that connects the world’s best social issue documentary filmmakers and partner nonprofit organizations with leading technologists and mentors to develop transmedia tools and story assets to advance shared social change agendas. Through a competitive application process and national call for entries, BAVC will engage key media partners to select the world’s most promising and important social issue documentary projects for Producers Institute 2012. Details will be available starting on May 3, 2012 at www.bavc.org/producersinstitute.