Tuesday, 18 December 2007


Head of International Production at Doc Factory

Doc Factory is a young, dynamic company committed to making films for change by exposing real stories. In order to access these stories we are looking for someone to bring a fresh and international angle to production.
Job title: Head of International Production
Location: London (with flexibility to travel overseas when required)
Salary: £28,000
Duration: Three years
Required experience:
- 3 years strong experience in the independent film industry with proven credits- At least 2 years working outside the EU- In depth, on the ground experience of non-western countries- Fluency in at least one language, in addition to English- Experience working with NGOs
Required personal attributes:
- Creative flare, as well as solid writing skills (music knowledge would also be a bonus)- Self-motivated & able to team lead with an employment history to demonstrate this- Ability to take ideas from development to final-cut phase
Main duties of the job:
- Building a repertoire of fresh international stories- Building in-depth relationships with foreign contacts- Forging on-going relationships with NGO partners- Spearheading international development- Over-seeing international production- Producing highly creative, quality documentaries that will truly impact

The closing date for applications is 11th January 2008.

Doc Factory, 7 Cavendish Square London W1, looks forward to hearing from you.
Please contact Katherine Crawley on Katherine*at*docfactory.org


Film London

Ten cinema projects and festivals are to receive support from the new round of Film London's Audience Development Fund. Over £25,000 has been awarded to a range of schemes across London boroughs, including community screenings in Poplar and a film group offering children from economically deprived areas the opportunity to explore film.

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Hobnox is the next-generation online entertainment and rich-media publishing platform, uniting broadcast quality web media with cutting edge community-enabling technology. With Hobnox, an international media-corporation is born. Hobnox combines the best of current web entertainment with the newest technological possibilities of the internet to create new fascinating opportunities for both artists and audiences.

Hobnox Evolution Contest and FestivalHobnox organizes an online contest among others for film. The films are evaluated by a professional jury as much as by the online community. The Finalists of the Hobnox Evolution Contest will be invited to travel to Berlin from 27.02.2008 - 28.02.2008 to present themselves to the jury and the audience at the Hobnox Evolution Festival (Transport and accommodation costs are provided by Hobnox. The winner gets a project funding of 25.000รข‚¬.



The Latest Word / Negotiations Update From DGA

“Today the WGA filed charges with the National Labor Relations Board against the AMPTP for its refusal to bargain in good faith with the WGA. It is a clear violation of federal law for the AMPTP to issue an ultimatum and break off negotiations if we fail to cave to their illegal demands.
We are in the midst of the holiday season, with thousands of our members and the membership of other unions out of work. It is the height of irresponsibility and intransigence for the AMPTP to refuse to negotiate a fair agreement with the WGA. We reiterate our demand that the AMPTP immediately return to the negotiations, rather than going on vacation, so that this town can be put back to work.
The DGA announced today that it may commence negotiations with the AMPTP in January. The DGA has to do what is best for its membership, and we will do what is best for ours. We wish them well, but they do not represent writers. Our strike will end when the companies return to negotiations and make a fair deal with the WGA.”

Announcement of New Festival Director and Festival Dates

BFM (Black Filmmaker) are pleased to announce the formal appointment of NADIA DENTON as Festival Director of the 10th bfm International Film Festival, London. The Festival is the largest black world cinema event in the UK and was established to create a platform and exposure for new audiences to this work. Over the years the festival has attracted black Hollywood (Billy Dee Williams, Eriq La Salle) as well as UK talents such as Eammon Walker, Idris Elba and Marianne Jean Baptiste.

The 10th bfm International Film Festival will take place in early November 2008 across central London venues. For more information, contact Nadia at nadia@bfmmedia.com or visit http://www.bfmmedia.com/

Calling film-makers across the south west

Budding film-makers from Cornwall to Worcestershire are invited to submit their work to the 2008 Viewfinder Film Festival.

Since the festival was launched in Gloucestershire in 2004, hundreds of short films have been sent in from primary school pupils, community groups, university students and professionals, and now organisers are extending the call for entries to the wider south west region for the 2008 event.

Films can be up to 15 minutes in length and fit into the categories of drama, animation, documentary, experimental or music video. Submissions are invited in a number of categories: ages 7-14; 15 - 18; 18 and over in education; non-professional and professional.

The festival will take place between 7 – 12 April 2008 and screenings will take place at Cineworld in Cheltenham and venues throughout the region.

Information about the Viewfinder Festival and application forms can be found at http://www.viewfinderfilm.info/

Film London

Russell Brand helped to celebrate the amazing achievements of nine young people who were funded by Mediabox. As part of this award ceremony at the end of November, all documentaries were showcased. Georgina Studd, aged 17 from South London, picked up the highest accolade at the 2007 Mediabox and Channel 4 FourDocs Documentary Film-making Competition for her short film, Georgina Goes Out*.