Archive for March, 2006

Full Frame too…

Thursday, March 30th, 2006

Not to be completely boring – but here’s yet another festival slate. Check Full Frame in Durham, NC. It’s that time of year. Fest runs April 6 – 9.

Hot Docs is up…

Thursday, March 30th, 2006

Well, Hot Docs posted their online catalog today. The fest runs April 28 – May 7 in Toronto, Canada.

Non-profit knock out…

Tuesday, March 28th, 2006

Brian Newman has an excellent article today in indieWIRE about non-profit media arts support organizations. His blog here.

New Directors/New Films…

Monday, March 27th, 2006

In NY?? Go see a selection from the ND/NF Classics: Documentaries from 20 Years of New Directors/New Films March 27 – 31. Looks fab. There are also some docs in their main program.

AIVF needs your support NOW…

Monday, March 27th, 2006

I just got a call from AIVF. They’re calling all their members looking for money. They’re switching over their board, have a new exec director and putting everything online. They are in financial crisis. If 1/3 of the exsisting AIVF members donate $50 they will generate their operating budget for the next 2 months. It’s […]

Documenting recent American history…

Sunday, March 26th, 2006

Last night I went to what is for me some of the best entertainment possible – Charles Phoenix’s Retro Disneyland Slide Show featuring other peoples slides of the 50s, 60s and 70s. Now I know how the train video watchers feel (see The Station Agent). I sat there for two hours literally enjoying every single […]


Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006

Tribeca has been busy all week announcing their large lineup. Most of it is here.


Tuesday, March 21st, 2006

This just in: South by Southwest (SXSW) is happy to announce that the winner of the 24 Beats Per Second Audience Award for the 2006 festival is Alexandra Lipsitz’s “Air Guitar Nation.” The film, which had its world premiere at SXSW, received the highest votes of all the films in the music- related section of […]

Documentaries of Dissent, Part II – Academy Panel April 7th

Tuesday, March 21st, 2006

March 21, 2006 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Academy to Fuse Topical Issues with the Art of Filmmaking Beverly Hills, CA — Fast food, oil, politics, press, retail giants, sexual abuse, war and filmmaking will be among the topics of discussion at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ “Documentaries of Dissent, Part II” on Friday, […]

Film Your Issue!

Monday, March 20th, 2006

I just heard about this cool thing. It’s an issue-film competition for US residents between the ages of 18 and 26. Looks great for students. Film Your Issue!