ERNIE & JOE AWARDED AN IDA ENTERPRISE PRODUCTION FUND GRANT
Directed by Jenifer McShane, ERNIE & JOE, has been awarded an International Documentary Association Enterprise Production Fund grant! A huge congratulations to Jenifer and all of the awardees. You can read the full list here.
A clip of the soon to be released film by Persistent Productions, HOW I LIVE, will play at the United Nations General Assembly this week as part of the United Nations General Assembly Official Side Event "Ensuring A Right To Cure: Childhood Cancer Care and Global Survival Disparities". One of the patients filmed, Gabo who is 14 years old from San Salvador El Salvador, will be in attendance. He is now in remission for leukemia.
Awarded 'Best Documentary' at Cinequest, 'Best Film: Programmer's Award for Excellence' at OUTshine, and 'Best First Time Feature Filmmaker Award' at the GI Film Festival San Diego, FROM BAGHDAD TO THE BAY screens seven times in California over the next month! Don't miss this incredible true story about an accused double agent and his epic journey to be true to himself against all odds.
DAWNLAND OCTOBER SCREENINGS AND BROADCAST PREMIERE
A message from filmmakers Adam Mazo and Ben Pender-Cudlip:
We are announcing new October screening dates for DAWNLAND across the country. We are so grateful for these opportunities to engage with communities. For screening details and updates, please see our website. Please save the date for the broadcast premiere of Dawnland on November 10th at 10pm (EST) on Independent Lens on PBS.
THE PEACEMAKER OCTOBER SCREENINGS IN NEW ENGLAND
THE PEACEMAKER will be screening all over New England this month, with Q&As at every show! Don't miss the chance to see this award-winning film.
Lisa Olivieri's, BLINDSIDED, will be playing atqFLIX (New England's LGBT Festival) on Saturday, October 13th at 1:15pm at the Historic Hanover Theater. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the perfect time for the film to screen.
In March, Blindsided received the Jury Award for Best Documentary from qFLIX/Philadelphia. Commenting on the jury selection, the jurors stated, "Impressive on various levels, this important and effective yet humbly crafted film inspires deeply and has the ability to motivate a wide audience to create change."
Joe Applebaum and Stu Maddux have begun shooting their film, MINISTER OF LONELINESS. They had a fantastic interview with Colin McEnroe of Connecticut Public Radio, who has done an amazing amount of research on the subject and has dedicated entire programs to loneliness. Next week, Joe and Stu will be going to the Out & Equal Conference in Seattle with filmmaker John Scagliotti. They will be holding meetings forMinister Of Loneliness and also screening their previous films, Reel In The Closet and Gen Silent.
Then, in early November, they are off to the UK! With interviews and looking at programs in place to combat loneliness and isolation, a great portion of the film will be shot in England and Scotland.
October is a busy month for Jules Rosskam's essay film, PATERNAL RITES. It screens several times at the Kansai Queer Festival in Japan, it's the closing film at Gender Reel in St. Paul, MN, and it will have its Florida premiere as documentary centerpiece at Tampa Bay's International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (TGILFF), with Jules scheduled to attend. In November, Jules will be giving the keynote address at PLURALITIES, a national gathering in San Francisco presented by the DOC FILM INSTITUTE at SF State that brings together thought leaders and innovators who are pushing the field forward for nonfiction forms in the 21st century. Paternal Rites will have its San Francisco premiere as part of that week's program.
The Paternal Rites team is actively seeking bookings. Screenings for professionals and students in the fields of psychology, gender, media and cultural studies strongly encouraged. Please visit the Paternal Rites booking page for more details.