CID FILM UPDATES: July

NATIONAL BROADCAST PREMIERE OF 'DAWNLAND' ON INDEPENDENT LENS

A note from CID filmmakers, Adam Mazo and Ben Pender-Cudlip:

We're thrilled to announce the national broadcast premiere of DAWNLAND , which will be on Independent Lens on PBS on Monday, November 5th at 10pm EDT.

Please share the image to encourage others to save the date. Independent Lens is an Emmy Award-winning weekly series that features documentaries driven by the creative freedom, artistic achievement, and unflinching visions of independent filmmakers. 

We are working tirelessly to shed light on this country's long and hidden history of separating children from families and how that connects to taking away the land from Indigenous peoples. We hope Dawnland will point an innovative way forward rooted in truth telling, healing, and decolonization.

 

THE '4TH ANNUAL IRISH AMERICAN MOVIE HOOLEY' IN CHICAGO

A note from CID filmmaker, Mike Houlihan:

The 4th Annual Irish American Movie Hooley runs Sept. 28, 29, and 30th in Chicago at the Gene Siskel Film Center . This is a call for submissions for full length narrative or documentary feature films, preferably Chicago premieres. Films must deal with Irish or Irish American themes or be written, produced or directed by someone who is Irish or Irish American. Go to   https://moviehooley.org  for more info.

 

'PLAYING FRISBEE IN NORTH KOREA' IN 2018 WOODS HOLE FILM FESTIVAL

CID filmmaker, Savanna Washington's new film 'PLAYING FRISBEE IN NORTH KOREA' has been accepted into the 2018 Woods Hole Film Festival.

The film is the first to be produced and directed by an African-American female filmmaker from inside North Korea, and shows how something as simple as frisbee can break down barriers between people.

Watch the trailer here 

 

JARS FILM FESTIVAL 'YOUR FIRST TIME'

A note from CID filmmakers Shelby Hougui and Julia De Santis:

Do you remember the first film you made? The one that you cringe to think of now, but that was important to you at one time? What if there was a home for that film?

JARS Film Festival (a collaboration betweenJuju Films and Without Bounds Creative ) is that home, and we want to see your “first” film!  This will be a night of drinking, cringing, laughing, and sharing of films in Brooklyn (on July 26th) !

The deadline for submissions is July 6th: www.jujufilmsnyc.com/jars

 

RIDGEFIELD INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL IS OCTOBER 18th - 21ST

The Ridgefield Independent Film Festival(RIFF) brings innovative films and filmmakers to Ridgefield, CT for an annual four day festival that includes screenings, panel discussions, and nightly parties. Even better, the Festival Director is CID filmmaker, Megan Smith-Harris (director of THE BUDDY SYSTEM )!

The extended deadline for submissions is July 15th . If you are a CID filmmaker, you are eligible for a discounted submission. Contact mira@documentaries.org for the code.

Learn more about the festival here 

 

'THE PEACEMAKER' AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER ON ITUNES

James Demo's, THE PEACEMAKER , is now available for pre-order on iTunes!

THE PEACEMAKER is an intimate portrait of international peacemaker Padraig O'Malley, who helps make peace for others but struggles to find it for himself. The film takes us from Padraig's isolated life in Cambridge, Massachusetts to some of the most dangerous crisis zones on Earth – from Northern Ireland to Kosovo, Nigeria to Iraq – over five years - as he works a peacemaking model based on his recovery from addiction. We meet Padraig in the third act of his life in a race against time to find some kind of salvation for both the world and himself.

Check it out here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/the-peacemaker/id1393921284?ls=1