Register Now for "Doing Your Doc" - Chicago, Feb. 25-27
NALIP, CPB, the NEA, Instituto Cervantes of Chicago, and the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in association with IFP Chicago, WTTW, Latino Public Broadcasting, CAAM, ITVS, NBPC, PIC, NAPT, and Women Make Movies present
Doing Your Doc:
DIVERSE VISIONS, REGIONAL VOICES
Feb. 25-27 in Chicago, Illinois
A Weekend Seminar in Chicago to Kick-Start Your Documentary
A unique chance to work with internationally renowned speaker Fernanda Rossi, story consultant to over 300 films including two Academy Award Nominees, and author of the book Trailer Mechanics. Also receive project mentoring on your documentary idea, proposal or trailer. This intensive 3-day workshop is right for you, whether you are just beginning, have already shot footage, or have a rough cut and are seeking finishing funds.
Doing Your Doc is designed especially for media makers in the diverse and local communities of Illinois, preparing you to receive production funding and apply to national professional programs while developing your unique stories and views.
Doing Your Doc: 3-day Workshop Fee
Early Registration by Feb. 25 - $100; Student w/ Valid ID - $50
Includes lunches, workshop materials, books & private project mentoring
At the door Registration - $125; Students - $75
Register online here for DOING YOUR DOC - CHICAGO
For more information including a full schedule visit the Doing Your Doc webpage, or call NALIP at 310.395.8880
Organizations Renew Long-Outstanding Requests for Examination of Hate Speech in Media
Yesterday, the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC), joined by a robust and diverse collection of other organizations including NALIP, reached out to leaders at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to urge each entity to act on NHMC's long-standing requests to study the effects of hate speech in media.
NHMC sent letters to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski and Assistant Secretary Lawrence Strickling of the NTIA. In the letter to FCC Chairman Genachowski, NHMC requested prompt action on its two-year-old petition for inquiry and urged the FCC to examine the extent, nature and effects of hate speech in media, and possible non-regulatory ways to counteract or reduce its negative impacts. All four FCC Commissioners have been receptive to opening the inquiry. As the only person with the power to add the petition to the FCC's agenda, Chairman Genachowski is solely responsible for the delay. In the other letter, NHMC renewed another two-year-old request, and urged the NTIA to promptly update its 1993 report, The Role of Telecommunications in Hate Crimes. Assistant Secretary Strickling has agreed to update the 1993 report. However, he says that he cannot do so until he receives funding from Congress.
These letters follow almost two weeks of public conversation about the effects of violent rhetoric in media. A recent Washington Post/ABC News poll found that 82% of Americans feel that the tone of political discourse is "negative" and 49% believe that this negative tone creates or could create a climate that encourages violence.
"For many years, NHMC has been alarmed that irresponsible and hateful words create an unnecessary risk for everybody - from the President of the United States and members of Congress, to the day laborers in our communities and students in our schools," said NHMC's President and CEO, Alex Nogales. "Now that this topic has entered the national dialogue, it is all the more important that we have the facts to determine the extent of this problem."
Organizations that signed on to the letters include: NHMC; Media Alliance; Benton Foundation; Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU); National Puerto Rican Coalition (NPRC); SER - Jobs for Progress; National, Inc.; Center for New Community; National Conference of Puerto Rican Women, Inc.; Center for Media Justice; Media Literacy Project; Free Press; Reclaim the Media; Industry Ears; National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP); Media Working Group, Inc.; Presente.org; National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP); National Hispana Leadership Institute (NHLI); Main Street Project; SueWilsonReports.com; Media and Democracy Coalition; Web Wise Kids; Sarasota Alliance for Fair Elections; Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of Florida; National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts (NHFA); Media Access Project; Prometheus Radio Project; United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI); and United Church of Christ, Office of Communication, Inc.
To read the letter to the FCC, please click here. To read the letter to the NTIA, please click here. To learn more about NHMC's campaign against hate speech in media, please click here. If you would like to join our plea for government action, please visit http://www.nhmc.org/content/take-action
Call for Entries: Guanajuato International Film Festival (Expresion en Corto)
The primary objective of the Guanajuato International Film Festival (Expresion en Corto) is to provide more opportunities for the exhibition and appreciation of films, rewarding their quality so as to allow the artists to continue producing film. At the same time, we hope to bring together newcomers alongside the industry's most seasoned professionals, combining forces in a very open, accessible and competitive environment.
The XIV edition of the Guanajuato International Film Festival (Expresion en Corto) will be celebrated from July 22nd - 31st, 2011, in the two host cities of Guanajuato and San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico.
Recipients of the festival's prizes in the categories of Short Fiction and Short Animation will qualify for consideration in the Short Films category of the Annual Academy Awards provided the film complies with the Academy rules.
Submission Deadline: May 1, 2011
For details and submission information, please visit the festival website.