FRIDAY JUNE 15, 2012 11am - 12:30pm Part of the AFCI Locations Show
LA Convention Center 1201 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles CA 90015
More and more documentary filmmakers are finding themselves traveling to all parts of the globe to get their story. Even if you’re not covering the most recent civil conflict on the other side of the world, shooting in a foreign country can be intimidating, frustrating and rife with pitfalls for even the most experienced filmmakers. With the right preparation and local partners, filming overseas can be the experience of a lifetime. Join doc filmmakers who have traveled the globe and film commissioners whose job it is to make filming in their countries as straightforward as possible, as they discuss the logistics of overseas doc filmmaking.
This panel is moderated by IDA Board Member Senain Kheshgi (Project Kashmir), and panelists will include filmmakers Laura Nix (The Light In Her Eyes (Syria)), Amanda Pope, co-director with Tchavdar Georgiev of The Desert of Forbidden Art (Uzbekistan & Russia), Till Schauder (The Iran Job (Iran)) and Katherine Fairfax Wright (Call Me Kuchu (Uganda)). The filmmakers will be joined by George David, General Manager of The Royal Film Commission (Jordan), and Thandeka Zwana, Production & Development Executive at the National Film and Video Foundation (South Africa).
After the panel, check out the exhibitors at the Locations Show, and then wet your whistle at the Variety-LAFF cocktail party on the Expo floor from 6 - 7:30pm. The first 150 attendees of the panel get a free drink ticket for the cocktail party!
To attend this panel and register for a pass to the AFCI Locations Show, visit www.afcilocationsshow.com/register-attend. Click on the "Register to Attend" button, and fill out the information requested. Make sure to select IDA as the organization with which you are affiliated! You'll create your own account by entering a password you can remember. Once you’ve created your account, you'll receive an email confirmation with information on how to pick up your pass. Use your login/password again later to access your account online, or via the show's mobile site. It's all free!
Doc U is the International Documentary Association's series of educational seminars and workshops for aspiring and experienced documentary filmmakers. Taught by artists and industry experts, participants receive vital training and insight on various topics including: fundraising, distribution, licensing, marketing, and business tactics.
LA Convention Center
Address: 1201 S Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015
The 20th Century will be remembered for giving us the documentary form, the civil rights movements, and the Internet, as well as weapons of mass destruction and global warming. Already the 21st Century has brought us the war on terror, a shifting global economy, and a surge of activism and protest around the world. Filmmakers, in particular, are charged with the task of documenting these significant events, shedding light on urgent issues, and creating a record for future generations.
Programmed by Josetxo Cerdán "Open Wounds" will look at changing perspectives on politics, the economy, technology, culture, and ethics over the past Century, and explore how filmmakers contribute to new ways of seeing the world based on their own heritage. Whether making connections between activist films from different decades, or demonstrating how the traumas of oppression pass from generation to generation, selected works will illustrate how ideas and histories are linked over time.
The Seminar registration fee includes accommodations, meals, screenings, discussions, and all other special events during the week. Transportation to and from Colgate University is not included. All participants stay in dormitory housing on the Colgate University campus. All rooms are single occupancy unless a roommate is requested.
Registration for the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar is open to the public. Participants spend a week of intensive viewing and impassioned discussion in a relaxed retreat-like environment out of which emerges the unique "Flaherty Experience."
The annual Games for Change Festival is the leading global event that brings together funders, NGOs, corporations, government agencies and educators seeking to leverage entertainment and engagement for social good with leading game developers from the independent and commercial sector. Previous keynote
speakers include Former Vice President Al Gore, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and the US CTO Aneesh Chopra.
Coming to Silverdocs? While you are enjoying the festival, you can also have a chance to check out Docs In Progress, network, and enjoy food and drink at our annual Summer Open House. The Docs In Progress Documentary House is only a few blocks from the main venues of the festival and open for long enough that you can stop by before or after a screening.
Docs in Progress
Address: 8700 First Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is proud to announce the film retrospective series "Lourdes Portillo: La Cineasta Inquisitiva" taking place June 22 - 30 in New York City. For over 30 years, Lourdes Portillo's award-wining films have explored Latin American, Mexican, and Chicano experiences and social-justice issues. In her signature hybrid style, she has produced and directed over a dozen works as a visual artist, investigative journalist, and activist.
After the Earthquake, her first film, made with Nina Serrano In 1979, is a narrative short about the experiences of a young Nicaraguan woman immigrant to the United States. This was followed by Las Madres: The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo (1985), an Academy Award–nominated documentary about the courageous Argentinean mothers’ movement that spoke out for that country's desaparecidos. La Ofrenda (1989) brings to vivid life the Day of the Dead ceremony celebrated in Mexico, and its revival by Chicanos in the U.S. Her dedication, insights, and courage in exploring Chicano and Latino identity on film continues to the present with her most recent film, Al Mas Alla, about drug trafficking on the Mexican coastline.
Portillo will be in attendance for the opening four days of the retrospective, including on Friday, June 22, for the New York premiere of Al Más Allá. She will also participate in a discussion with filmmaker and Sundance award-winner Natalia Almada after the screening of The Devil Never Sleeps on Saturday, June 23.
Get the skills and make your own documentary with DFG's DOCLAB - an intensive two week training and documentary lab. Learn to shoot, direct and edit your own documentary over two weeks in London.
This truly intensive workshop is for people prepared to eat, sleep and breathe documentary for a solid two-week period, absorbing the production process whilst making your own documentary film. You’ll gain theoretical and technical knowledge, and engage in debate with fellow doc lovers during this unique training course. Working in small groups with individual tuition, you'll also get extensive practical experience. You'll learn to work independently, as well as in a small crew, both invaluable skills for contemporary documentary filmmaking.
DOCLAB is taught by award-winning industry professionals that give you the skills you need to pursue your career in documentary filmmaking. You will gain essential technical skills on industry standard tapeless HD cameras, sound equipment and digital editing on Final Cut Pro, as well as developing your skills as an interviewer, director, developer and producer.
Where? DFG, London, E8 2EZ When? June 25, 2012, 10:00 am to July 9, 2012, 6:00 pm Any questions? Call DFG on +44 (0)20 7249 6600 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org