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Silver Spring Stories Film Festival July 28

Celebrating Our Town Through Documentary Silver Spring Stories Film Festival Presented by Docs In Progress Co-Sponsored by the Charles Gilchrist Center for Cultural Diversity Thursday, July 28, 2011 6:30 Reception 7:00-8:30 pm Screening at the Silver Spring Civic Building 1 Veterans Place 8523 Fenton Avenue on GPS Silver Spring, MD 20910 This event is FREE [...]


Docs In Progress: DocuMingles Networking

Monday, July 11 2011, 6:30pm – 9:00pm As an antidote to the documentary filmmaker working in isolation, DocuMingles brings together filmmakers to foster support networks, mentoring relationships, and perhaps even collaborations. It’s a documentary filmmaker brainstorming, networking, and support group all wrapped up in one. This program is open to Docs Insiders, Docs in Progress [...]


POV Newsletter: “Sweetgrass” Airs Tonight on PBS

POV Newsletter: "Sweetgrass" Airs Tonight on PBS

POV’s 24th season continues tonight, Tuesday, July 5, with the U.S. broadcast premiere of Sweetgrass. Check your local listings. Sweetgrass is a true-life western with the last of modern-day cowboys leading their flock of sheep into the breathtaking and often dangerous Montana mountains for summer pasture. Filmmakers Ilisa Barbash and Lucien Castaing-Taylor present a riveting [...]


PROJECT HAPPINESS Opens in Washington, D.C.

PROJECT HAPPINESS Opens in Washington, D.C.

Special two night event at Washington, D.C.’s West End Cinema, July 10th and 11thWASHINGTON In celebration of the visit of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama and his Washington, D.C. Kalachakra teachings, the nonprofit organization Project Happiness will be presenting a special two-night screening of the film, PROJECT HAPPINESS at the West End Cinema. This award-winning [...]


AFI Silverdocs Announces Award Winners

FAMILY INSTINCT, OUR SCHOOL and GUANAPE SUR Receive Festival’s Prestigious Sterling Awards Additional Distinguished Awards Go to THE LOVING STORY and LIFE IN A DAY Competitive Grants Go To THE GREAT INVISIBLE, BLUESPACE and THE TILLMAN STORY INTERACTIVE EDITION Special Jury Mentions to THE BULLY PROJECT, WHEN THE DRUM IS BEATING Winners to receive $76,500 [...]


POV – My Perestroika Premier June 28th on PBS

June 28th tune into your local PBS station to watch the premier of My Perestroika, a brilliant film I was lucky enough to see last year at AFI Silverdocs. It will also be available online June 29th, 2011 through August 28th, 2011.  Invite some friends over and give it a watch! Synopsis My Perestroika is [...]


POV – Danny and Annie: Parts I & II | PBS

Synopsis The groundbreaking public radio project StoryCorps will enter into the world of television for the first time with a series of animated shorts that will air on POV later this summer. In Part One, Brooklyn natives Danny and Annie Perasa reminisce about their 27-year love affair. Though he may not look the part, when [...]


TFI New Media Fund Wants Your Feedback!

TFI New Media Fund: We Want Your Feedback! We are really excited about this new fund at the Tribeca Film Institute. New technologies are allowing filmmakers to tell stories in new ways and to reach audiences in direct and dynamic ways. Submissions will open April 4, 2011 but before that we have decided to solicit [...]


February 18th Deadline Approaching for POV Projects

February 18th Deadline Approaching for Diverse Voices Project & Project VoiceScape Project VoiceScape Call for Entries VideoThe Diverse Voices Project IV, with up to $100,000 in co-production funding per project, is designed to foster emerging and diverse documentary directors and producers with production support and mentoring with a full menu of services.Project VoiceScape welcomes good [...]


Oprah To Do For Docs What She Did For Books

Oprah Winfrey addresses guests at the OWN Documentary Club launch party at the Sundance House in Park City, Utah on January 22, 2011. Oprah explains her intentions of why she’s devoting time and resources to documentary films.MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS filmmakers Matthew Kallis director & producer and Christopher Lockhart producer & writer were on hand to [...]


Documentary Explores Dark Side of Pork Industry

A new documentary from the UK points to the vertical integration of the pork industry as the cause of numerous economic, environmental and health woes worldwide. Taxpayers, it says, contribute to this process whether they realize it or not. The film, Pig Business, chronicles the consolidation of pig production from small farms into a handful [...]


Fugazi Members to Appear at “Instrument” Screening in DC

Fugazi members to appear at “Instrument” screening in DCPosted by aubin on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 6:00 PM ESTImage Fugazi’s landmark documentary/concert film Instrument will be screened at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. This program is part of the inauguration of a showcase of notable films titled American Originals Now. Director [...]


LOL: The Reality of Mail Order Movie Rentals

LOL: The Reality of Mail Order Movie Rentals

POV – Adoption Stories . Tell Us About Your Family! | PBS

POV’s ‘This is My Family’ Project is Seeking Video Submissions!For most of us, the classic family photo with matching sweaters and look-alike smiles doesn’t quite capture our family.POV wants to hear real stories about your family from you.Send us your videos, and you might receive an iPad or an iTouch!Who is your “family”? Maybe your [...]


Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk 3D Doc Opens at the NMNH Johnson Imax Theater Nov. 12

via Newsdesk. UPDATE RT this message from @DocumentaryClub win free Tickets to the Friday, November 12th, 7pm screening! The Johnson Imax Theater presents its newest giant-screen film, Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk 3D, starting Nov. 12. The 45-minute filmtakes audiences on a giant-screen 3-D cinematic journey down the Colorado River with world-renowned river advocate Robert [...]


POV – The Most Dangerous Man in America

Synopsis: In 1971, Daniel Ellsberg, a leading Vietnam War strategist, concludes that America’s role in the war is based on decades of lies. He leaks 7,000 pages of top-secret documents to The New York Times, a daring act of conscience that leads directly to Watergate, President Nixon’s resignation and the end of the Vietnam War. [...]


Tonight on POV: “Wo Ai Ni (I Love You) Mommy” at 10 PM

What is it like to be torn from your Chinese foster family, put on a plane with strangers and wake up in a new country, family and culture? Stephanie Wang-Breal’s Wo Ai Ni (I Love You) Mommy is the story of Fang Sui Yong, an 8-year-old orphan, and the Sadowskys, the Long Island Jewish family [...]


Watch: The Cove Debuts on Network TV

We are looking forward to the US television debut of The Cove. Animal Planet will air the complete doc at 9 PM this Sunday. Additional screenings will follow. Planet Green also has scheduled The Cove. This comes at an important time. September 1 marks the official start of the killing season in Taiji. Ric’s group, [...]


Watch: POV-SALT on PBS

SALT PBS Broadcast: August 17, 2010 Online: August 18, 2010 through September 17, 2010 Synopsis: In his search for “somewhere I could point my camera into pure space,” award-winning photographer Murray Fredericks began making annual solo camping trips to remote Lake Eyre and its salt flats in South Australia. These trips have yielded remarkable photos [...]


National Archives Hosts 4th Annual Charles Guggenheim Tribute Program Sept. 30

Thursday, September 30, at 7 p.m., the Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film at the National Archives presents a special program and screening of From King to Congress. Ambassador Andrew Young, the subject of this historic film, will participate. This event is free and open to the public, and will be held in the [...]


Tonight: Encore Presentation of “The Way We Get By” on Select PBS Stations

Encore Presentation: The Way We Get By Back by popular demand, the Emmy-nominated The Way We Get By is airing on select PBS stations tonight, and then streaming in its entirety on our website beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, August 4. (Check your local listings.) On call for or the past six years, a group of senior [...]


Potter County Library Faced Protests Over Gay Documentary | PennLive.com

Potter County library faced protests over gay documentary | PennLive.com. After several hours of people pointing their fingers in her face and telling her she was going to hell, Keturah Cappadonia cracked. In tears, the 28-year-old librarian in Coudersport, a rural town of 2,500 people, sent an e-mail to Joe Wilson and Dean Hamer, canceling [...]


POV – Presumed Guilty | PBS

POV – Presumed Guilty | PBS. Coming to PBS July 27th, 2010 and online July 28th – August 4th, 2010. POV documentaries presents “Presumed Guilty”. Synopsis Imagine being picked up off the street, told you have committed a murder you know nothing about and then finding yourself sentenced to 20 years in jail. In December [...]


New York Times Misquotes IDA Director

The New York Times recently published an article on Snag Films expanding their distribution of documentary films to Comcast and Verizon FiOS, as well as iTunes, YouTube premium channels, and the Apple iPad. In the article Michael Lumpkin, director of the International Documentary Association was quoted out of context saying, “The costs of making a [...]