NALIP Discount for WESTDOC 2010!
Listen. Learn. Network. Pitch. Triumph.
WESTDOC: The West Coast Documentary and Reality Conference
September 13th - 15th , 2010 Doubletree Suites Hotel - Santa Monica, Ca.
Meet Program Buyers, Network with Producers, Learn at Master Classes, Attend Pitchfest.
PitchFest: Have you submitted your PitchFest project yet? The submission deadline has been extended to August 15th! Get that sizzle reel together and polish your pitch. Categories are Documentary and Reality, one-offs and series. Your pitch should include a video of at least three minutes and a verbal pitch at least three minutes. Any combination not to exceed eight total minutes. These should be new works in progress available for acquisition, licensing or funding. And, this year there is a cash prize!
Our Schedule is Live: Go to our website for a look at the Documentary Village, Reality Village and Hybrid (Doc/Reality) Panels. There will be more than 30+ panels from digital delivery to pitching preparation to fair use to production techniques to international sales and more!
More Networks added: Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, E!, Spike TV, National Geographic Channel, ITVS, TV Land, SyFy, History Channel, WE, OWN, Oxygen, Style Network, RDF, BBC, NBC Universal, Lonely Planet, G4, KCET, Game Show Network, and The Doc Channel, with more to be announced shortly.
Keynote Conversation: We are pleased to announce that acclaimed filmmaker Joe Berlinger will be featured as the Non-Fiction, Keynote Conversation. The award-winning filmmaker's most recent documentary Crude is now the focus of an important First Amendment rights case and appeal.
New Master Classes:
Peter Hamilton - Creator and Curator of the website DocumentaryTelevision.com will be making his West Coast debut will be at WESTDOC 2010. If you receive Peter's weekly e-mails, you know that his research and insight into the non-fiction /reality genre is the best thing going.
Fernanda Rossi - The Documentary Doctor has prepared a special workshop for WESTDOC. Bring your trailer or written pitch and learn what works to make that presentation into a deal.
Acclaimed DP Philip Bloom will be coming in from London to teach a full two-day Master Class all about the sensational new HDSLR cameras. First day will outline hardware, software and tools to shoot with HDSLRs. Second day will include post production techniques and editing.
Jem Schofield - This two-day Small Production Master Class consists of six sessions and is designed for independent producers, filmmakers & editors interested in camera, lighting, audio, post & distribution using emerging technologies.
There's still time to catch a the discounted NALIP rate. WESTDOC's full rate starting September 1st is $895.00, but early registration for NALIP members through July 30th is $719.00. Use discount code: NALIP2010
Check out our website at www.TheWESTDOC.com
Call for Entries: CineFestival en San Antonio
The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center presents the 33rd Annual CineFestival en San Antonio - the longest running Latino film festival in North America.
CineFestival en San Antonio is an important regional forum for screening film and video works that showcase the breadth and diversity of the Chicano/Latino experience.
Festival dates: February 3-6, 2011
Festival theme: Aztlan in Focus
Early: October 1, 2010
Final: November 5, 2010
No submission fees. Click here to download the submission guidelines and entry form.
BEST FEATURE (narrative, animated, 40 minutes or longer)
BEST SHORT (narrative, animated, experimental, under 40 minutes)
BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM
EMERGING ARTIST AWARD (student filmmaker, first film)
SPECIAL JURY AWARD (film that best exemplifies the spirit of the festival)
ITVS International Call 2011
ITVS announces our new International Call deadline: December 10, 2010 for International Call 2011. This funding is for production and post-production funding only, for international producers and filmmakers making documentaries with international content. Even if you've previously applied for funding, you are welcome to apply again with the same project or an entirely new one.
Please read our submission guidelines that describes and explains what kinds of documentaries we are looking for and what working with us entails. Please note: we do not provide research and development funding in this Call.
For more information about guidelines, eligibility and how to apply, please visit www.itvs.org/funding/international-call
You can also check out what we have funded through the International Initiative
ITVS International promotes the exchange of compelling documentary films between the United States and other nations, going beyond stereotypes and headline news to provide television audiences around the world with new insight into the cultures and people that comprise our global community.
ITVS International Call enables independent producers from outside the United States to create documentaries for U.S. television. Through the Call, storytellers from other countries introduce U.S. audiences to their global neighbors, opening a window into unfamiliar lives, experiences and perspectives from around the world.
ITVS International Call is an Initiative of ITVS and funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Ford Foundation and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Call for Shorts: Miniboxoffice.com
Miniboxoffice.com is an upcoming web channel to promote short films market. Miniboxoffice.com will exhibit high quality professionally made new short films to the viewers on its online channel with the tag line "Short Films Big Entertainment." It offers unlimited entertainment to the viewers with a wide genre of short films available online from comedy, suspense, drama to experimental. The website will go live in August 2010.
Currently we are inviting short films in two categories:
1. Online Film festival- An academy of short filmmaker's initiative
2. To release short film professionally
In the online film festival we are offering five-tier business model for revenue generation to short filmmakers.
Best Edited Film
Best Viewed Film
Best Voted Film
Best Business excellence Award
Best Referral Award for filmmakers
In new release section we are releasing professionally made highly entertaining films for viewers on our website like any commercial movie on profit sharing basis.
For more details please write us at firstname.lastname@example.org with following details.
Year of production:
Film festival (already participated)
Award (if any):