Call for Applications: Sundance Documentary Fund
The Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program provides creative and financial support to U.S. and international documentary filmmakers working on pressing contemporary social issues. Support for documentary filmmakers includes the Sundance Documentary Fund, Sundance Creative Labs, documentary panels and filmmaker support at the Sundance Film Festival and Independent Producer’s Conference, as well as ongoing programming and resource-sharing initiatives internationally. Films supported have included My Country, My Country; Why We Fight; Born Into Brothels; Iraq in Fragments; The Betrayal (Nerakhoon) and Trouble the Water. The Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program is a core program of Sundance Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to the discovery and development of independent artists.
Tell us what you see. Apply now.
Postmark Deadline: February 9, 2009
Visit sundance.org/docsource or sundance.org/documentary
Email: email@example.com | Phone +1 310-360-1981
Call for Applications: Netflix Find Your Voice Film Competition
Netflix Find Your Voice Film Competition is now accepting applications. Prize package worth more than $350,000 in cash and production services
Deadline for Entries: February 9th (a maximum of 2000 submissions will be accepted)
Honorary Chair & Panel Judge: Josh Brolin, Actor. Participants: Deluxe, Kodak, EFILM, Panavision, Los Angeles Film Festival
This is the opportunity of a lifetime for a first time filmmaker. Not only will the winner’s film be made available to more than 8 million Netflix members, but the prize package will include tools to help you bring the winning filmmaker’s vision to life:
• A cash production grant of $150,000 funded by Netflix
• A four-week camera package donated by Panavision
• 25,000 feet of Kodak Color Negative Film or 10,00 feet of Kodak Color Intermediate Film donated by Eastman Kodak Company
• Up to $75,000 in dailies and release prints donated by Deluxe Entertainment Services Group with the digital intermediate package with a max value of $150,000 provided by EFILM Hollywood, a division of Deluxe
• Advertisement and mentorship by Film Independent
• Screening at the Los Angeles Film Festival
• Online distribution provided by Netflix
YOU WILL OWN THE RIGHTS TO YOUR FILM
If you win, you can still seek additional forms of financing to produce your film. Netflix will help you build the buzz and promote your film by making it available in advance on the Netflix site.
Apply online at NetflixFindYourVoice.com
Netflix will provide a complimentary 12-month Netflix membership to the 10 semifinalists selected to make a video for the final competition.
For more information, visit FilmIndependent.org, call 310.432.1275, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for Entries: Los Angeles Film Festival
Held in the heart of the movie capitol of the world, the Los Angeles Film Festival showcases the best of American and international cinema. Drawing and enthusiastic audience of over 85,000, the Festival provides films with the opportunity to be embraced by the public and discovered by the industry.
More than 100 feature films - narrative and documentary - are featured in the festival, alongside gala premieres, panels and seminars, short film programs, music video showcases, archival presentations, project markets, and more. The Festival is also a qualifying festival for all categories for Film Independent's Spirit Awards and the Narrative and Animated Short Film categories of the Academy Awards.
For entry forms and submission details, go to www.LAFilmFest.com
Early deadline: December 5, 2008
Deadline: January 16, 2009
Final deadline for shorts/music videos: February 6, 2009
Final deadline for features: March 2, 2008
Film Independent's Directors Close-Up
Directors Close-Up: Conversations on the Art of Filmmaking. February 4 – March 11. Hear from the best indie directors and their collaborators, as they explore specific aspects of their craft. Ask questions, examine their work, and get a rare insight into the creative process.
Mary Sweeney, a long time creative collaborator of David Lynch. Her credits include producer, editor, writer of The Straight Story; and producer/editor of Mulholland Drive, for which she won the BAFTA award for best editing. She is currently editing her directorial debut film Baraboo from her original screenplay.
Elliot Davis cinematographer, Twilight, Lords of Dogtown
Rodrigo Garcia In Treatment, Nine Lives
Lance Hammer Ballast
Catherine Hardwicke Twilight, Lords of Dogtown
Courtney Hunt Frozen River
Jonathan Levine The Wackness
Nancy Richardson editor, Twilight, Lords of Dogtown
Howard Rodman screenwriter, Savage Grace
FINAL WEEK FOR EARLY BIRD SPECIAL RATES!
Visit www.FilmIndependent.org for panelist updates.
EACH NIGHT OUR FEATURED DIRECTORS WILL FOCUS ON A DIFFERENT ASPECT OF THE CRAFT. EVENING CONCLUDES WITH A HOSTED RECEPTION.
Music and Sound Design
A director and sound team reveal the power of sound, taking us through the process of designing and creating the soundtrack of a film.
The Director’s Vision and the Creative Team
From the initial stages of research to the execution on the set, director Catherine Hardwicke and her creative team explain how they achieve the look of a film through cinematography, production design, and editing.
The Independent Spirit: A Directors Roundtable
2009 Spirit Award nominees discuss their films, their careers, and the way in which they have been able to balance their artistic integrity with the demands of the marketplace. With Courtney Hunt, Lance Hammer, and others TBD.
Writing and Directing
Through the work of directors who write and direct their material – or write for other directors- we explore the writing process and the writer/director collaboration. With Jonathan Levine, Howard Rodman, and others TBD.
Casting and Directing Actors
Hear from every different point of view what’s behind a great performance; as actors, casting director, and director Rodrigo Garcia discuss the way in which they collaborate. Reception hosted by SAGIndie
New Visions, New Media
Explore how new technologies are allowing filmmakers to expand their palettes and take charge of production not only to make their films but to get them to an audience.
DIRECTORS CLOSE-UP: CONVERSATIONS ON THE ART OF FILMMAKING
Wednesdays, 7:30 pm
February 4 – March 11
The Landmark - West Los Angeles
$180 FOR A SERIES PASS
$150 SPECIAL EARLY BIRD PRICES (Buy on or before 1/16/09)
$35 SINGLE EVENING SESSION
$280 FOR A SERIES PASS
$250 SPECIAL EARLY BIRD PRICES (Buy on or before 1/16/09)
$50 SINGLE EVENING SESSION
Corporate members and Indie Alliance: Free with reservations.
For Tickets call 310.432.1222 or e-mail reservations@FilmIndependent.org, or visit www.FilmIndependent.org/directorseries
Skywalker Sound, The Landmark – West Los Angeles, Directors Guild of America, NBC Universal, NAB Show
Laugh Out Loud Comedy Festival, Jan. 18-19
The Laugh Out Loud Comedy Festival will take place Sunday January 18 through Monday January 19 at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. NALIP member company Payaso Entertainment in association with Dro Entertainment will be filming six themed Stand-up Comedy Specials for Showtime Network's Laugh Out Loud Comedy Series for 2009.
The six separate themed Stand-up Comedy specials include some of today's hottest multicultural comedians such as Hot Tamales Live, hosted by Kiki Melendez, The Native Indian Comedy Slam hosted by legendary Native American comedian Charlie Hill, Angelo Tsarouchas, SlantEd Comedy hosted by Edwin San Juan, Russell Peters Presents hosted by Russell Peters and Pauly Shore and Friends.
El Rey Theatre, 5515 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 936-6400
General Admission $15; V.I.P General Admission $25. www.LoLcomedyfest.com
Executive Produced by Peter J. Fruchtman, Scott Montoya, Neal Marshall, Danny Rodriguez, produced by Neal Marshall and directed and produced by Scott Montoya. Russell Peters Presents Executive Produced by Russell Peters and Clayton Peters. Live Show production and Marketing in association with AEG Live, Golden Voice and the El Rey Theater. The LOL Comedy Festival live shoot will also benefit "Comedy Cures" http://comedycures.com
SUNDAY, JANUARY 18, 2009:
Sun. Jan 18, 2:30pm - Kiki Melendez Presents Hot Tamales Live
Sun. Jan 18, 5:30pm - The Indian Comedy Slam hosted by Charlie Hill
Sun. Jan 18, 8:00pm - Angelo Tsarouchas One Hour Comedy Special
MONDAY, JANUARY 19, 2009 (Martin Luther King B-Day National holiday)
Mon. Jan 19, 3:30pm - "SlantED Comedy" hosted by Edwin San Juan
Mon. Jan 19, 6:30pm - "Russell Peters Presents", hosted by Russell Peters
Mon. Jan 19, 9:00pm - "Pauly Shore and Friends" hosted by Pauly Shore