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Connect the Docs is a great group of professional Boston documentary filmmakers that meets monthly to make meaningful connections, share news, resources and information and to exchange ideas.

Next Meeting, Sunday, April 15th at the Somerville Theatre.

E-mail founding member, Rhonda Moskowitz, for more information.

INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL OF BOSTON, APRIL 25th - MAY 2nd

GREAT LINE-UP OF FILMS! DON'T MISS THIS GREAT FESTIVAL!

Congratulations to LEF on the 10th Anniversary of the MIF!

 

WHAT GOES ON AT OUR MONTHLY MEETINGS?

  • Mini-Workshops
  • Screenings
  • Problem Solving/Brainstorming Sessions

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE TOPICS WE ADDRESS?

  • Funding/Fundraising
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
  • Demo Reels/Trailers
  • Web Sites
  • Use of Archival Footage
  • Problem Solving Each Others Projects
  • Storytelling: Different Approaches & Structures
  • IFP Independent Film Week

 

Great things are happening with filmmakers and their projects! 

 Congratulations to:

iLan Azoulai! iLan's doc-in-progress, HOLY GHETTO, was selected for Hot Docs Pitch Forum.

Sean Flynn, Kevin Belli, Beth Balaban! They all worked on THE LIST, directed by Beth Murphy, which is screening at IFFBoston, Tribeca and Hot Docs.

Chico Colvard! Chico's break through film, FAMILY AFFAIR, which premiered at Sundance, was recently broadcast on OWN. Chico received a LEF, MIF grant for his new film-in-progress, BLACK MEMORABILIA.

Bill Gallagher! Bill was line producer for IF A TREE FALLS: The Story of the Earth Liberation Front, directed by Marshall Curry. IF A TREE FALLS was nominated for an Oscar and Bill tripped the light fantastic with Marshall in Hollywood at the ceremony and after parties.

Bill Lichtenstein! Bill's ambitious Kickstarter campaign for his project, THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, was highly successful. He raised 114K over 30 days.

Michelle Cove! Michelle got an impressive digital distribution deal with Lionsgate on her first film, SEEKING HAPPILY EVER AFTER.

Sean Flynn! Sean is in India on a Fulbright Scholarship doing research on his next film. Also, congratulations to Sean on the great job he did producing Camden Int'l Film Festival's Points North Forum.

Bill Gallagher! Bill was Line Producer on IF A TREE FALLS: THE STORY OF THE EARTH LIBERATION MOVEMENT, " which is short-listed for the Oscars! He also was line producer for RACING DREAMS." Both films were directed by Marshall Curry and have nat'l broadcast on PBS's P.O.V..

Congratulations to all CTD members and presenters who are moving forward with their works-in-progress, rasing funds and getting their completed films out into the world!

 

 

Visiting Directors Andrew James & Laura Poitras
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Joined Us
Our 5th Annual Dinner Out
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June 2010

CONNECT THE DOCS is...

 "...    a documentary filmmaker professional's networking dream!"  NEWENGLANDFILM.COM

Read what else NEWENGLANDFILM.COM has to say about us!

http://newenglandfilm.com/magazine/2009/06/connect

We Are Now In Our 8th Year!

If you are a professional documentary filmmaker, click on 'CONTACT' at top of page to join us...

WHO IN HELL ARE WE?

We are a group of Boston doc filmmakers who come together every month to make meaningful connections, share news, resources and information and to exchange ideas.
 
 
A FEW OF OUR PAST PRESENTERS:
 
  • Ross McElwee, Documentary Filmmaking Pioneer, "Making the Personal Documentary."
  • Cynthia Close, Executive Director, Documentary Educational Resources, on fundraising and gaining exposure for your films on I-Tunes University. Cynthia Close also recently gave a great workshop on "The High Stakes Pitch."
  • Robb Moss on " Transitioning From Making The Personal Documentaries to Making Issue-Oriented Documentaries."
  • Nathaniel Hansen, "How To Do An Effective Kickstarter/Crowdfunding Campaign."
  • Brian Bradley, Susan Woll Steinberg, Cynthia Close & many of "Ricky's students"- "A Tribute To Ricky Leacock"
  • Gerald Peary & Amy Geller, beloved Film Critic/Film Director & Film Producer, respectively, on how the 100 clips from movies in their award-winning doc film, For the Love of Movies, about the history of film criticism, fell under FAIR USE rules and didn't break their budget. Stanford University took on their case.  
  • John Gianvito, Award-winning documentary film director, former Harvard Film Archive Curator and Assoc. Prof., Emerson College screened his epic film, Vapor Trail (Clark) and then did  a Director Q & A.
  • George Kachadorian & Courtney Bent, Director/Editor and Cinematographer/Producer respectively of the award-winning festival smash hit, Shooting Beauty, gave us a private screening and then did a filmmakers Q & A.
  • Jason Redmond, Co-Founder and Former Executive Director, Independent Film Festival of Boston, on entering your film into film festivals, from the festival's POV, and how to make the most of your festival screenings.
  • Charles Schuerhoff, Director of Acquisitions, PBS, International, on the international broadcast market--- what kind of doc films sell & who is buying them.
  • Bill Lichtenstein screened his award winning doc that had a PBS, P.O.V. broadcast, "WEST 4TH STREET" followed by a director Q & A.
  • Steve Alves of archival footage company, Footage Farm, on the use of low cost archival footage in doc films.
  • Jean-Phillipe Boucicaut, Editor of Citizen King, and American Blackout  on editing the second hour of Citizen King.
  • John Kusiak and Rachel Clark on composing music for documentaries and how composers and editors work together.
  • Gary Roma/Henry Bass, Filmmakers,  on successful self-distribution.
  • Michelle Cove & Caroline Berz on using media to build your audience and successful educational distribution.
  • Liz Canner, Filmmaker, "Orgasm, Inc." How helpful is the IFP Market?  Thirty meetings with industry heavyweights, one year later...
  • Scott Kirsner, Author of "Friends, Fans & Followers:  Building an Audience & Creative Career in the Digital Age"

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Scott Kirsner's Book is a Must Read!!
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New members are welcome. CONTACT FOUNDING MEMBER, RHONDA MOSKOWITZ. Please include a little info about your interest and experience in documentary filmmaking.