Cool Website: Media That Matters Film Festival

THE SIXTH ANNUAL MEDIA THAT MATTERS FILM FESTIVAL includes 16 streaming videos by independent filmmakers committed to changing the world, in 8 minutes or less. This year’s festival is titled, Good Food, and consists of videos advocating for a “healthy, sustainable, and delicious future.” link

THE SIXTH ANNUAL MEDIA THAT MATTERS FILM FESTIVAL includes 16 streaming videos by independent filmmakers committed to changing the world, in 8 minutes or less. This year’s festival is titled, Good Food, and consists of videos advocating for a “healthy, sustainable, and delicious future.”

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Silver Docs line-up of festival films announced

Tickets are not only on sale now but some are reportedly close to selling out. Silver Docs as noted in an earlier entry runs June 13-18 at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring, MD. Easily reachable from the AU campus via Metro’s Red Line. It’s just up Colesville Rd. from the … Continue reading “Silver Docs line-up of festival films announced”

Tickets are not only on sale now but some are reportedly close to selling out. Silver Docs as noted in an earlier entry runs June 13-18 at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring, MD. Easily reachable from the AU campus via Metro’s Red Line. It’s just up Colesville Rd. from the Silver Spring stop.

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Film Festival News: 4th Annual Silver Docs at AFI in Silver Spring

June 13-18. The keynote address at this year’s festival will be given by Al Gore. The festival includes awards, screenings, workshops, and networking opportunities for documentary filmmakers. Among this year’s gala events is an evening with Martin Scorsese (Thursday, June 15, 7pm) who will be joined by Robbie Robertson, the leader of The Band, the … Continue reading “Film Festival News: 4th Annual Silver Docs at AFI in Silver Spring”

June 13-18. The keynote address at this year’s festival will be given by Al Gore. The festival includes awards, screenings, workshops, and networking opportunities for documentary filmmakers. Among this year’s gala events is an evening with Martin Scorsese (Thursday, June 15, 7pm) who will be joined by Robbie Robertson, the leader of The Band, the subject of Scorsese’s documentary, The Last Waltz, for a screening of some of the director’s documentary work and discussion of his career. AFI Silver Theater, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring, MD.

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FYI: Scorsese documentaries available in Media Services –

A personal journey with Martin Scorsese through American Movies VHS 5554 Pts. 1-3
The Last Waltz VHS 5741
Italianamerican VHS 5062
My Voyage to Italy DVD 1023
No Direction Home: Bob Dylan DVD 1534

The 2006 Environmental Film Fest is under way in DC

The festival runs March 16-26 with venues all around the city including American University, MLK Jr. Memorial Library, National Museum of Natural History, and many other locations. Over 100 films will be screened including recent releases and documentary classics. Among the many titles that caught my eye are The Boys of Baraka, Darwin’s Nightmare, The … Continue reading “The 2006 Environmental Film Fest is under way in DC”

The festival runs March 16-26 with venues all around the city including American University, MLK Jr. Memorial Library, National Museum of Natural History, and many other locations. Over 100 films will be screened including recent releases and documentary classics. Among the many titles that caught my eye are The Boys of Baraka, Darwin’s Nightmare, The White Diamond, and The Three Rooms of Melancholia.

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Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, April 6-9

If you can find the time, plan on going to Durham, NC for perhaps the most important documentary festival in the US.Featured this year: Sydney Pollack’s Sketches of Frank Gehry will open the festival. D.A. Pennebaker and Ross McElwee will help honor documentary legend Richard Leacock when he is awarded the 2006 Career Award. There … Continue reading “Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, April 6-9”

If you can find the time, plan on going to Durham, NC for perhaps the most important documentary festival in the US.
Featured this year:

  • Sydney Pollack’s Sketches of Frank Gehry will open the festival.
  • D.A. Pennebaker and Ross McElwee will help honor documentary legend Richard Leacock when he is awarded the 2006 Career Award.
  • There will be a sneak preview of Ken Burns’s WWII.
  • Al Franken will be in attendance for a Q&A and the screening of Al Franken: God Spoke (dirs: Chris Hegedus and Nick Doob).
  • A tribute to New Orleans
  • Over 100 film screenings in all including competition entries
  • Also panel discussions, seminars, and Q&A sessions

The following films in the AU Library collection are among the titles included in this year’s thematic program Class in America.
Flag Wars VHS 7285
Poverty Outlaw VHS 4342
Stranger with a camera VHS 6451
The Weather Underground DVD 1726

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DC Independent Film Festival currently underway, March 2-12

“The DC Independent Film Festival showcases world premieres, award winning features, shorts, animation and documentaries by local, national and international filmmakers. “Founded in 1999, the DC Independent Film Festival showcases each year up to 100 features, shorts, animations, and documentaries that represent the best in independent film. These films include ones that have won awards … Continue reading “DC Independent Film Festival currently underway, March 2-12”

“The DC Independent Film Festival showcases world premieres, award winning features, shorts, animation and documentaries by local, national and international filmmakers.

“Founded in 1999, the DC Independent Film Festival showcases each year up to 100 features, shorts, animations, and documentaries that represent the best in independent film. These films include ones that have won awards in renown festivals such as Sundance, Toronto, Cannes to World Premieres.”

This year’s festival includes An Impression: Dischord Records about the DC-based record label whose cut-rate pricing policy and charitable activities flew in the face of nearly every other record company’s practices. The 15-minute film, co-directed by School of Communication faculty member Leena Jayaswal and alum Kylos Brannon, will be screened at the DC Jewish Community Center, Friday, March 10 at 11:15pm. It’s part of the Midnight Madness program along with the film The Razor-Eaters. Cost: $6. To get tickets online and/or to see what else is playing these last few days of the festival be sure to look at their website.