The Documentary Edge E-Newsletter / Issue 45 – June 2011
Docu72 is gaining momentum with the judges’ confirmation, submissions for the 2012 Festival are pouring in and the next deadline is a few weeks away. The NZ International Film Festival is just around the corner with an awesome documentary selection and if this will not satisfy your craving for docos, stop by the Campus at Ponsonby and watch many more films from the fast growing catalogue. Here is the latest from the Documentary Edge Hub.
The Documentary Edge Team
1. Docu72 – Judging Panel Announced!
She is passionate about documentaries and she's passionate about New Zealand which makes her the perfect judge for Docu72. Former Prime Minister Helen Clark joins our judging panel alongside Academy Awards shortlisted filmmaker Tom Burstyn and Jenny Ross, producer at Al Jazeera English.
Docu72 will be held from 26-29 August 2011 so now is the time to gather friends, family, colleagues and anyone with a pulse to help you win this challenge.
Go to www.docu72.com and check out the blog to stay updated.
2. Documentary Edge Festival 2012 – Next submission deadline is 31st August
Submissions are pouring in from all corners of the globe with everyone’s wish to be part of the 2012 edition of the Festival. The next submission deadline is on 31st August 2011.
To submit, just go to WAB and with a few clicks you are done.
3. NZ International Film Festival 2011 – Doco feast
Each year, the NZ International Film Festival (NZIFF) offers a great selection of documentaries and this year is no exception. The Festival opens in Auckland on the 14th of July and will run through the 3rd of August and then travels around NZ.
We highly recommend the NZ films: Love Story (Florian Habicht), Brother Number One (Annie Goldson), Daytime Tiger (Costa Botes), Mana Waka (Merata Mita), A Matter of Taste (Sally Rowe) and Moving (Park Kiyong).
From the international selection, don’t miss POM Wonderful presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (Morgan Spurlock will attend), Cave of Forgotten Dreams (Werner Herzog 3D film), and Position among the Stars (Leonard Retel Helmrich).
We also loved Pink Saris, Sons of Perdition, My Reincarnation, and Autumn Gold.
Check out the full programme for screening times and locations.
4. Documentary Edge Campus – New films added everyday
The Campus is open and new films are added everyday to the catalogue. In addition to the 4 viewing stations, the Campus offers a wide range of documentary written materials including books, magazines and industry catalogues from around the world.
The Campus is located at level 1, 114 Ponsonby Road, Auckland (above The Long Room) and it’s open between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday (booking is recommended)
5. What’s Up Doc?
- Expanding Documentary Conference – Submission deadline of abstract for consideration to be included in the conference: Monday, 27 June 2011
- Transmedia P:M – The first evening event will be held at Biz Dojo (Auckland) on Thursday, 30 June at 6.30pm. Come along for an evening of discussion and networking.
- Dirty Bloody Hippies – is coming to a small screen in NZ. It will air on TV One: 3 July at 10.30pm
- IDA Documentary Awards – The IDA Documentary Awards is the foremost event dedicated to the art of documentary film. Late deadline: 6 July 2011
- Fresh Shorts – a new low budget short film scheme run in-house by the NZ Film Commission. It aims to identify the next generation of New Zealand feature filmmakers by nurturing and inspiring up-and-coming talent. Documentaries are eligible. Deadline: 5pm, 15 July 2011
- PUMA.Creative Catalyst Award – An international documentary development fund, offering 40 awards annually of up to 5,000 Euros each. These awards are open to emerging and established filmmakers working anywhere in the world. Application deadline: 15 August 2011
- Cool site - Documentry.net – a platform for both documentary lovers and filmmakers. Plenty of films for free and producers can promote their projects with trailers or the complete finished film to gain new audiences.
- If God is Willing and Da Creek Don’t Rise – Congratulations to Spike Lee for winning a Peabody Award. The award is Lee’s second Peabody, coming after he picked up a trophy in 2006 for When The Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts both of which screened at Documentary Edge Festival.
- Viewfinder podcast – Christchurch murder features in new Doco. Check out the site's Podcast section to listen online and download the MP3 files.
6. Calls for documentary submissions
- Moondance International Film Festival Boulder, Colorado, USA. Deadlines: Extended 30 June 2011
- RIDM - Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal Montreal, Canada.
Deadline: 31 June 2011
- Message to Man International Documentary, Short and Animated St. Petersburg, Russia.
Deadline: 1 July 2011
- Montreal World Film Festival Montreal, Canada. Feature Deadline: 1 July 2011
- Vancouver International Film Festival Vancouver, Canada. Deadline: 1 July 2011
- Cinema Verite: Iran International Documentary Film Festival Tehran, Iran. Deadline: 10 July 2011
- Chicago International Film Festival Chicago, United States. Deadline: 11 July 2011
- Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival Kassel, Germany. Deadline: 20 July 2011
- IDFA - International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Deadline (for all films finished after 1 April 2011): 1 August 2011