Archive for May 24th, 2010

Money For Documentary Filmmakers

May 24, 2010

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is offering filmmakaers money for documentary projects that examine international and transnational themes in the humanities. To ready about it, and to apply, go to the NEH site. The deadline is July 28.


Children’s Film Festival Summer Internship

May 24, 2010

Spend your summer watching adorable children’s films and communicating with filmmakers from all over the world.  Here’s more:

Children’s Film Festival Seattle 2011, which will be presented in late
January 2011 by Northwest Film Forum, seeks a summer intern —
duties will include readying the festival in a multitude of ways,
including corresponding with filmmakers, working with the festival
director to prepare the printed and online program, helping to organize
programs including workshops and the festival children’s jury, and
preparing compilations of festival programs on DVD and miniDV tapes.
Finalcut pro and website management experience needed.

The largest children’s film festival in the Pacific Northwest,
Children’s Film Festival Seattle celebrates the best and brightest in
international children’s cinema with a 10-day extravaganza of films from
more than 25 countries. The festival’s programs that include live
performances, animation, features, shorts, historical films and
fantastic hands-on workshops for the filmmakers of tomorrow. To view
past programs, visit

Job perks include unlimited free movie screenings at the Film Forum and $5 for every hour worked toward workshops and equipment rentals.

The internship is approximately 3 months, beginning mid June through early September.  Hours are flexible but are during office hours (10am-6pm, M-F).  A commitment of at least 15-20 hours of week is required.

Please send a cover letter and a resume to Elizabeth Shepherd by June 10 —

Apichatpong wins Cannes biggest prize

May 24, 2010

Cannes film festival live: Apichatpong Weerasethakul wins the Palme d’Or

• Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul wins top prize at Cannes with Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
• Grand Prix goes to Des Hommes et des Deux
• Mathieu Amalric wins best director
• Juliette Binoche wins best actress
• Jarvier Bardem and Elio Germano share best actor
• Mike Leigh and Ken Loach go home empty handed

Read more here