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					The Cage Newsletter!! Tuesday September 14th, 2010

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Thursdays: 9am-noon and by appointments.

In this edition…

1. What‟s Up?
2. Kudos!

--B. UT Crew Calls—
4. Film composer available to provide original music for Grad film projects
5. Columbia University Grad Students seeking crew!

6. Mopac Media Seeks Interns $$$ PAID $$$
7. Houston Cinema Arts Seeks Volunteers
8. Seeking Editor $$$ PAID $$$
9. Fish Films Seeks Interns $ Possibly paid $
10. Seeking Editing Intern $ Possibly paid $
11. Seeking Film Student, Videographer/Editor $ Possibly paid $
12. Zachary Scott Theatre seeks a Special Events Manager $$$ PAID $$$
14. Whole Foods Video Creative Director Job $$$ PAID $$$
15. The Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival Discounts
16. Seek Film and Video Interns
17. RTF Professor Seeking Filmmaker Assistant
18. Seeking Videographer $$$ PAID $$$
19. Special Student Discount for Shots
20. Video Internship $$$ PAID $$$

24. Austin Film Meet‟s Show „n Tell: Microphones @ Whole Foods Downtown
25. Austin Film Meet‟s Halloween Makeup Workshop @ South Lamar Austin
29. Flow Conference

32. With-Out-A-Box!
34. The Really Independent Film Channel
36. MARFA FILM FESTIVAL -- Submit your film with Withoutabox
37. Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
39. Full Frame Documentary Festival
40. Cinequest Screenwriting Competition
41. Birds Eye Film Festival
42. Sonoma International Film Festival
43. "Swan Lake: Moving Image & Music Awards 2011
45. Cinequest Film Festival

--F. For Sale or Rent—
49. WANTED: Your shot out 16mm film!
50. Panasonic DVX100B For Sale
-- [A] CAGE STUFF --
Welcome (back)! I hope everyone had a great summer. A lot of you have been
asking about the newsletter and here it is. I know we‟re already in full fall
semester mode but better late than not at all.

For those of you who don‟t know The Cage is the Production Resource Center
for the film students. The Cage works to help you be a successful mediamaker.
Check out the Cage online at and on Twitter at and get constant updates about events,
opportunities and festivals.

Making a project for class? Filming a short? Are you in need of some crew?
Submit your requests at

If you are in need of actors? The Cage has an emailinglist of 1000+ actors.
Please submit your casting calls to the Cage at

The Cage is here for you so if you need anything as a film student, please email
the Cage and let us know how we can help you.

~Sarah Gonzalez
CAGE Director
2. Kudos!

Ruth Fertig, an MFA alumnus from the Department of Radio-Television-Film, won
Gold in the Documentary category at the 37th Student Academy Awards.

Multiple students, alumni and instructors from the Department of Radio-
Television-Film were recent recipients of the 2010 Texas Filmmakers' Production
Fund grants from the Austin Film Society. MFA student Angela Torres received
$3,500 for production, post-production and distribution of her short film "59
Seconds." MFA student Ivete Lucas along with filmmaking partner Patrick
Bresnan received $9,000 to continue work on a feature-length documentary on
Vietnam War re-enactors. PJ Paval, Don Haward and Steve Mims were among
the faculty winners, while alumnus Kyle Henry received $7,000 for post-
production work on his experimental narrative Fourplay.

It‟s that time of year: LOCKER TIME! Lockers may be rented for a school
semester for $20, $30 for the academic year. Graduate students who are
Teaching Assistants get a special half off discount for their lockers, $10 a
semester. There are 87 different lockers for storage located on the 4th floor of
the CMB building. Lockers are helpful for storing personal belongings and your
personal film and editing accessories.
Locks on Lockers #10, #23, #42, #56 are in danger of being cut because the
occupants are unknown. If any of these lockers are yours or are someone you
know please notify the Cage.

If you want a locker, it‟s a 3 step process:
1.) Pick the locker you want, put a lock on it and IMMEDIATELY
2.) E-mail the CAGE ( with Your Name, your E-mail,
locker number, and classification (undergrad, grad, staff, faculty, etc.)
3.) Put the $20 check or $20 cash in an envelope in the CAGE mailbox (CMA
6.118) with your name, e-mail, and locker number on the front of the envelope.

The Cage can now bill your locker dues to your What I Owe page. Please email
the Cage with your name, locker number, classification AND UT EID to be
charged to your What I Owe.

Thanks again. I hope you all have a great semester. Support The Cage – GET A
4. Film composer available to provide original music for Grad film projects
Date Needed: Fall 2010
Contact Name Gregg Lee
Contact Email
Phone 512-925-1545
UT Affiliation graduate
Compensation negotiable
Description: Hi, I am a local composer/ musican looking for film scoring
opportunities. Demos can be found at Feel free to
call or email if interested. Thanks, Gregg
5. Columbia University Grad Students seeking crew!

We are Columbia University Graduate Films students that will be shooting a
thesis film here in Austin next Spring and three spec commercials this coming

We would absolutely love to collaborate with students from the Department of
Radio/Television/Film and was hoping that you could post a crew call on our

The three spec commercials in October will be shot on the Canon 5d, and I'm
looking for help in the following areas:

-Director of Photography
-Assistant Camera
-On Set Sound Recorder
-Sound Designer/Mixer
-Production Designer
-Composers for short :30 sec spots

We are shooting three commercials over the course of three days. The positions
would be unpaid but would definitely be a great reel builder with a quick
turnaround as the commercials will be ready by November.

Marta Masferrer, director
Connor Kirsch, producer
6. Mopac Media Seeks Interns $$$ PAID $$$

INTERNSHIP WITH MOPAC MEDIA -- It's a paying job with cool benefits!
Mopac Media is a boutique video/film production equipment rental company
specializing in student and small indie productions. Interns check equipment in
and out and are able to use the equipment on their own productions. It's the best
way to learn new gear. The benefits? Mopac Media is a stepping stone to
production work. It's a great place to network with producers and other crew
members while getting paid to learn the latest production equipment. Many of our
interns go on to steady production work.

Send your resume and a description about yourself and goals to -- no phone calls please.
7. Houston Cinema Arts Seeks Volunteers

for more info:

Mark your calendar for the2010 Cinema Arts Festival Houston,
November 10-14th.

The only U.S. festival devoted to films by and about artists of all stripes, the 2010
Cinema Arts Festival Houston program involves a collaboration among many of
Houston‟s extraordinary film and arts institutions, including the Museum of Fine
Arts, Houston; The Menil Collection; and many others. It is more than just a film
festival; it is a vibrant multimedia arts event that breaks out of the confines of the
movie theater through live music and film performances, outdoor projections,
interactive video installations and more.
8. Seeking Editor $$$ PAID $$$

Hi, I am a UT alum who needs someone to edit soccer game videos to create a
highlight reel for my daughter. It is for college recruiting, so needs to look
professional. She is a goalkeeper, so easy to isolate her on tapes. Need
highlights put to music with some captions and slow motions. Live in Austin,
need asap. Will pay $20 per hour. If anyone is interested, please have them
email me. Thanks for the help. Terri Harris <>
9. Fish Films Seeks Interns $ Possibly paid $

Emmy-winning production company based in Austin, Texas. We work all over the
country but proudly call Austin Studios our home. We're located within the
Soundcheck Austin facility, providing a wonderful synergy with Austin's vibrant
creative backbone. Electro-Fish films is currently searching for two interns for the
Fall 2010 semester to grow with us as we produce content for a variety of
clients. Make no mistake that our priority is an incredible attitude and willingness
to learn, share and enjoy the work.

Electro-Fish Intern Requirements
- Great attitude
- Excellent communication skills
- Good Microsoft Office skills
- Abilities specific to the position preferred (such as Final Cut Studio familiarity for
production candidates)
- Course credit for internship
- Hours will be negotiated on a per person basis

Marketing-Oriented Internship: Intern will work with the principals of Electro-Fish
Film to implement a marketing strategy that utilizes web and traditional means to
reach out to existing and new markets for media production. Position will allow
the opportunity to participate directly in production as well. Duties may include:
- Collaborating on marketing strategy
- Executing social media, email, web, networking and print campaigns
- Maintaining industry directory listings
- General administrative support
- Transcription
- Cross-over duties with production

Production-Oriented Internship: Intern will work with the principals and crew at
Electro-Fish Films to execute production needs as necessary, ranging from
acquisition to post, in-house and on-location. Duties may include:
- Collaborating on production-oriented tasks
- Equipment management
- Scheduling support
- General administrative support
- Transcription
- Cross-over duties with marketing

How to Apply -- We need to know who you are, so send us a cover letter to that tells us something about why you think you would be
a good match for our company and what your goals are. Attach a resume. If
you're interested in production, include a link to work you've been involved with in
the past. Tell us how you participated. That's it. So, let's get started. www.electro-
10. Seeking Editing Intern $ Possibly paid $

I have a set of non-commercial parody shorts (15s, 15s, 30s, and 30s)
shot in front of a green screen and am in search of someone to do post
production editing and green screen overlay. I have little to no
budget but would be offering end video credit.

Christopher Stanton <>
11. Seeking Film Student, Videographer/Editor $ Possibly paid $

My name is Pam Ingalls and I am an independent video writer/
producer/ director. I am currently working on two documentaries;
"Stomp Reunion" (working title) about a revolutionary theater troupe
started at UT in 1968. Think of the Broadway rock musical "Hair", but
with a Texas twist. The core group consisted of 23 actors, musicians,
writers, dancers. They performed at the UT student union before taking
their show on the road to Houston, Atlanta, NY, and all over Europe
from 1969-1971. I shot the reunion in Nov. '09. I have tons of
archival footage to go through, and fresh interviews to shoot. I am
looking for a videographer/Final Cut Editor with production
experience. I have a Canon 7D camera rig.

The second documentary is called "Cleavage Chronicles: If the Girls
Could Talk!" Think "The Vagina Monologues" except farther north and
two instead of one. It's a film project that celebrates women and
their breasts. I am looking for a videographer/Final Cut Editor/
Webmaster who can shoot, edit, manage a website, transcribe tapes and
media cards.

Need reliable, professional-mannered, production crew members who can
commit to an aggressive production schedule.

Contact information:

Pam Ingalls
512 731-4657
12. Zachary Scott Theatre seeks a Special Events Manager $$$ PAID $$$

Special Events Manager Zachary Scott Theatre, a dynamic, growing
professional theatre in Austin, TX, with a $3.5M annual budget seeks a Special
Events Manager to be a full-time salaried member of the organization's
fundraising team.

This position will have responsibilities for an annual fundraising goal of +/-$500K
from a special event portfolio including, but not limited to, ZACH's signature
annual gala: Red, Hot, and Soul. The ideal candidate will be a highly-motivated,
goal-oriented, team player, prepared to immediately bring event management
experience and energy to the position.

The position is open immediately. More information and a full description of the
job can be found at Send resumes and a letter of
interest to

Need some money for your film project or to boost your knowledge? WIF.D is
now accepting applications for 2010 Scholarships/Grants! Please read these
guidelines and fill out the application and mail to the address below. Then please
notify of your submission.

Deadline is September 20 2010!

$600 Youth Tuition Scholarship
Applicants are considered on a case by case basis and will be awarded following
a personal interview conducted by the WIF.D Education Committee and the
Kamp Hollywood Administration. Please be advised of the following
         - 18 yrs. old

          able to attend summer camp the final week of July (transportation may
be arranged)
eligibility and financial need
To submit a name, please send email to include the
following as subject heading: YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP.

$2,500 College/University Student Tuition Scholarship Application
The applicant must:
1. Applicant must be female.
2. Applicant must be a student majoring in, or whose primary field of study is film
or video at an accredited North Texas junior college or university.
3. Applicant must be a student who has consistently maintained a 3.0 average on
a 4.0 scale.

$5,000 Finishing Fund Grant
The applicant must:
1. be female
2. a current WIF.D member
Required Documents:

a one (1) page description of the sample footage. VHS or DVD is preferable for
sample footage

descriptions, shooting schedule, budget and any other information the applicant
deems appropriate.
       -addressed, stamped postcard. This will be returned to you, confirming
receipt of your materials
       -addressed, stamped padded envelop for return of work samples
Previous award winners of the Project Grant are not eligible to win again.

Mail applications to:
WIF.D Scholarships & Grants
attn: L. Reynolds
5642 Dyer Street
Dallas, TX 75206
Printable Application Form
14. Whole Foods Video Creative Director Job $$$ PAID $$$

Job ID: 58200
Position Type: Full Time

* Apply for this job online
Position Overview:
The Video Creative Director will conceive/envision, illustrate and maintain the
overall appearance of everything from individual video and multimedia ideas to
broad, multiplatform campaigns; editing styles, design concepts and animation of
video productions. This position must be capable of taking a project from start to
finish independently or with a team. The ability to carry a vision through a variety
of media including sound, design and video is a must. This Video Creative
Director will also manage a team of Editors and Designers and work closely with
Producers to establish the proper look and feel for a variety of productions.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate significant performance history with
superior results!

This position supports all global locations.
Responsibilities & Qualifications:
A thorough knowledge of the following software is required:

1. Adobe Creative Suite and various Effects/Compositors
2. A 3D Program - Maya, Cinema 4D or LightWave
3. Final Cut Pro and other digital editing platforms
4. Various systems, programs, plugins, and expressions that go into making
seriously beautiful motion A strong knowledge of a programming language and
photographic/video technologies is a preferred but not a requirement.

The ideal candidate should be able to perform the following duties:

1. Relentlessly pursue artistic vision and translate it into the work of collaborators
2. Lead creative sessions for project kick-offs
3. Manage multiple projects from concept through completion
4. Develop creative programs and design concepts that meet the business
objectives of the organization and that advance our brand strategy
5. Establish creative direction for a wide variety of online and broadcast content
6. Supervise and inspire the creative team; generate multiple concepts for
campaigns or projects
7. Work with copywriters to develop and present concepts
8. Work with internal teams to generate ideas for pitching and proposals
9. Manage team members
10. Provide quality control over concepts and projects

The ideal candidate should have:
1. A Reel that clearly showcases previous work and aesthetic breadth
2. Undergraduate degree in Fine Arts or related field or equivalent visual design
and; Graduate degree preferred
3. At least 3 years management experience working with advertising, media,
broadcast, large-scale web development, branding or e-marketing
4. A thorough understanding of interactive visual communications, processes,
and user interface design as well as industry best practices
5. Knowledge of layouts, graphic fundamentals, typography and the
abilities/limitations of the web; should also have the ability to make your design
elements easy to use by those executing your vision
6. A strong working knowledge of user experience design, brand development,
interactive commerce and creative workflow
7. Print and web design capabilities: must be able to work in integrated
8. Ability to lead projects from concept to completion.
9. Experience in 2D/3D Animation
10. Understanding of photographic processes and equipment
11. Ability to make evaluative judgments
12. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
13. Ability to supervise and train employees, including organizing, prioritizing,
and scheduling work
14. Willingness to travel on short notice
15. Commitment to the confidentiality of certain materials
16. Passion, Integrity, and Energy!

At Whole Foods Market we empower our Team Members to make their own
decisions, thus creating an environment where people are treated with respect
and are highly motivated to excel.

Our company motto, “Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet”™ captures the
company‟s mission to find success through customer satisfaction and wellness,
employee excellence and happiness, enhanced shareholder value, community
support and environmental improvement.

Whole Foods Market has more than 270 stores in the United States, Canada,
and the United Kingdom and employs over 50,000 Team Members. We offer a
competitive salary structure with opportunities for advancement and great
benefits including a full complement of health care, a 401(k), stock purchase plan
and a 20% discount at our stores. To learn more, apply today! What makes you
An Equal Opportunity Employer
15. The Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival Discounts

The Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival is just around the corner!
aGLIFF will be celebrating it's 23rd year beginning September 7th-12th at the
Alamo Drafthouse South.

This year's festival promises to be one of the most innovative, thought-provoking
and inspirational ever with films like the world premieres "Freeing Bernie Baran"
and 'March On". We are also thrilled to be presenting "Howl", starring James
Franco, Jon Hamm, Jeff Daniels and Mary Louis Parker.

aGLIFF is delighted to offer all students in your department a discounted festival
badge. The discounted badge is $60 and receives guaranteed priority seating
during early arrival.

We hope you will share this information with your student body and we hope to
see you at the festival!

Thank you,
Michelle Faires
Volunteer Coordination and Community Outreach
(512) 577-6325
16. Seek Film and Video Interns

Announcing Meals on Wheels and More film and video internship to RTF
students. Meals on Wheels and More began in 1972 as an East Austin-based,
grassroots organization staffed by only eight volunteers. Together, they cooked
and delivered meals to 29 homebound seniors three times a week.

Please email if you are interested.

Sarah Andrews <> Manager

Meals on Wheels and More
3227 East 5th Street, Austin, TX 78702
Ph. 512.476.6325 | Fax. 512.476.6478
17. RTF Professor Seeking Filmmaker Assistant
Date Needed: Fall Semester (September - December)
Contact Name: Ed Radtke
Contact Email:
UT Affiliation: RTF Assistant Professor
Compensation: Food + money for gas
Description: Indie filmmaker/UT production faculty looking for sharp, creative
assistants to help with various tasks including: editing, post, story development,
script reading/analysis, general office, etc. Possible free lance production also.
Must be knowledgable with FCP. Photoshop and/or web design experience also
a plus. The desire to learn more important than charm and technical know how.
Send a brief letter of interest asap to: More about us at Serious inquiries only please.
18. Seeking Videographer $$$ PAID $$$
Date Needed: October 9th, 2010
Contact Name: Lisa Stahlhut
Contact Email:
Phone: (512) 608-1367
UT Affiliation: none
Compensation: $50
Description We need someone to film live footage of our dance show. We use
dramatic lighting, including strobe, and fog machines so it has been very difficult
to find useable footage so far. We would also like to find someone with a great
passion for horror movies because we would like for our footage to be shot
similarly, perhaps even in black and white. Very artistic! We need straight on
views to show choreography and possible side and up close footage of our girls.
Please contact and visit our site for more info. Thank you!
19. Special Student Discount for Shots

SHOTS the leading resource for advertising and film industry professionals

shots is the leading source of insight for advertising industry and
film production professionals worldwide. For the last 20 years, it
has been revered "a bible" amongst the top agencies and production
houses across the globe, making it the ultimate go-to guide for
retaining a competitive edge. A subscription to shots will help you
keep on top of real life expectations and prepare you for a future
role in the industry, the perfect tool for a student aspiring to make
an impact.

Our magazine and DVD supplement is released every 6-8 weeks and
provides global industry coverage of the latest groundbreaking work in
the advertising industry, as well as short films and music videos-
making it very easy to keep an eye on the latest trends. All of this
is then uploaded onto our website, which is now a vast archive
covering the last 20 years of creative work. Not only this, but it is
updated daily with the hottest campaigns and short films of the week
making the ultimate textbook.

Furthermore, we also feature a directory which effectively IS the
bible of advertising. Anyone who is worth anything is in there- with
direct contact information. Imagine the doors this could open.

Whether it's feeding your creative mind with new ideas and
inspiration, or preparing yourself to better understand what it takes
to meet professional standards- you'll find it all with shots.
You are the next generation of talent, so be sure you?re as well
informed as the professionals in the industry you want to work in.

The student rate will give you three logins and costs just £449 (a
massive 70% off the full subscription rate). This will make
researching and preparing for group projects much easier; you can even
split the cost amongst your friends.

For a subscription, or for more details, please contact Get ready to get inspired by the very best
creativity from the advertising industry.
20. Video Internship $$$ PAID $$$

Hello! I am offering a paid internship/opportunity to film students who want to
gain experience and build their resume.

We are making a 3-minute music video for an upcoming release.

The song is a collaboration between two established indie recording artists and a
multi-platinum selling producer.

We already have 50% of the footage - For the other half we will need to shoot
some artistic, edgy and slightly provocative footage of one of the artists. We are
seeking someone with knowledge of and access to a high-quality camera and
necessary equipment. I think we can get it shot in one day.

After we have the footage it will need to be edited together in Final Cut Pro under
my direction.

We'd like to start shooting in September, and would be ready to start discussing
and planning as soon as we can!

Students who are interested can send an email explaining why they'd be a good
choice and links to any of their work to

For the complete schedule or lineup

The Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival was founded in 1987 and
became a 501(c)3 in 1995. The festival has grown tremendously in size and
scope from a short four-day run of four films primarily focused on coming out and
AIDS to a multimedia event with over 150 films depicting myriad issues across
cultures, race, immigration status, class, gender identity and expression, age,
and region.The festival has expanded in purpose to combine entertainment with
community outreach and education and is implementing year-round
programming and community projects.
OCTOBER 12 -- at the Alamo Drafthouse Downtown, 320 East 6th Street.

2010 marks the bicentennial of Mexico's independence from Spain and the
centennial of the beginning of the Mexican Revolution, which overthrew three
decades of dictatorship by Porfirio Diaz. Joining Cine Las Americas and the
Consulate General of Mexico in Austin, AFS is proud to present five films that
offer a range of views of "La Revolución." Two are relatively well known
Hollywood productions depicting the foremost revolutionary, Pancho Villa and
Emiliano Zapata. Three films from Mexico, all directed by Fernando de Fuentes
in the 1930s, tell tales of courage, loyalty, betrayal, friendship, deception,
warfare, land, victory, loss, love, and death. De Fuentes was not afraid to present
his own critique of revolutionary leaders, corrupt officials, and the legends of the
Revolution. Censored, underrated, and nearly forgotten, Fernando de Fuentes
and his unblinking camera have been rediscovered and can now be presented in
honor of his accomplishments and in recognition of the Mexican Revolution. --
Chale Nafus, Director of Programming, Austin Film Society

Tues Sept 14, 7:00pm
Calling themselves "The Lions of San Pablo," a group of six lifelong friends join
Francisco Villa in his revolutionary struggle against the oppressive federal
government that had replaced the dictator Porfirio Diaz.

Tues Sept 21, 7:00pm
Pancho Villa gets the full Selznick treatment (before GONE WITH THE WIND).
Alternately portrayed as bandit, buffoon, and child, Wallace Beery's "Villa" is at
times endearing, infuriating, or ridiculous.

Tues Sept 28, 7:00pm
Seizing opportunity out of chaos, hacendado (landowner) Rosalio Mendoza plays
both sides against each other during the turbulent times of the Mexican
Revolution, but eventually finds himself faced with a terrible decision to make.

Tues Oct 5, 7:00pm
With a screenplay by John Steinbeck, direction by Elia Kazan, and a subdued,
sympathetic portrayal by Marlon Brando, VIVA ZAPATA! presents a very
favorable portrait of the Revolutionary leader who represented the heart and soul
of the indigenous people of Mexico.

Tues Oct 12, 7:00pm
A drunken, womanizing colonel weathers the early years of the Revolution and
doesn't much care who is President of Mexico, so long as he can keep his
military position and power. Rounding up a group of urban revolutionaries, Col.
Carrasco is about to be reunited with his runaway wife and son, but under very
dire circumstances.
the Picture Box Studio, 701 Tillery, Suite A-7, Austin 78702.

These two fearless women will talk about following your dreams in the
entertainment industry and will share with you their fearless stories about how
they've become successful. They will present the "Fearless Women Movement"
and how YOU can be a part of it too!

PATTI DeNUCCI, founder and owner of DeNucci and Company, is a writer,
speaker and "professional connector", also an advisor to soloprenuers and other
professionals who seek to develop themselves and build their businesses. Patti
is your go-to resource when you need reliable referrals to capable freelancers,
consultants and experts. She is featured in celebrity photographer Mary Ann
Halpin's Fearless Women, Fearless Wisdom book that was released this
summer, an emotionally inspiring anthology featuring 40 entrepreneurial women
from across North America who have chosen to rise above fears and obstacles,
lead courageous lives and move ahead doing the work of their dreams.

BRANDY AMSTEL, a writer, director and producer, has served on the RW Board
for five years. Her films have screened on the festival circuit, as well as
successfully found distribution. She was recently named "Austin's 2010 Fearless
Woman" and recognized for being a successful entrepreneur, leader in the Austin
community, committed to the environment and making a difference globally with
water projects, and taking bold steps to live the life of her dreams.

Fearless Women, Fearless Wisdom books will be available for purchase and

MEN: Learn how to meet or live with a FEARLESS WOMAN!
Open to EVERYONE (yes, that means MALES too)!
Come early for networking! You won't want to miss this one!
24. Austin Film Meet‟s Show „n Tell: Microphones @ Whole Foods Downtown

September 20th

Got a microphone? Bring it this popular event and explore a wide range of types,
styles and price ranges of audio equipment. We‟ll discuss the differences and
benefits, likes and dislikes, pros and cons at all levels. The success of this event
depends on participation, so all mics and audio equipment are welcome. Can you
bring something?

Please Send Equipment RSVPs to: More
Austin Film Meet –
All events FREE & Open to all.
25. Austin Film Meet‟s Halloween Makeup Workshop @ South Lamar Austin

September 27th - Get in the Halloween horror film spirit with a crash course in
basic horror blood and makeup effects.
 Austin Film Meet –

All events FREE & Open to all.

Fantastic Fest is pleased to announce the opening night film will be the U.S.
premiere of the highly anticipated Let Me In , directed by Matt Reeves
(Cloverfield) and starring Chloe Moretz (Kick Ass), Kodi Smit-McPhee (The
Road), Elias Koteas (Shutter Island) and Richard Jenkins (The Visitor). The red
carpet event will take place on Thursday, September 23, at The Paramount
Theatre with director Matt Reeves and cast members in attendance. We are also
announcing our first wave of programming for the sixth edition of Fantastic Fest.
Read the announcement here . This batch of 13 feature films includes bloody
revenge from Korea and Australia, South African and German zombies, Swedish
musical terrorists, a renaissance of action heroes from Hong Kong, more
disturbing images from Serbia, aging Yakuza from Japan and a psychokinetic
automobile tire from France. Fantastic Fest is scouring the globe for the very
best in action, horror, science fiction, fantasy to the truly bizarre in contemporary
cinema for your viewing pleasure. Look for many more announcements in the
weeks to come, including information on our gala events, parties and AMD Next
Wave filmmakers in attendance.
BUDGETING" -- SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 11:00am-2:00pm -- at the
Picture Box Studio, 701 Tillery, Suite A-7, Austin 78702. Back back popular
demand, SUSAN KIRR's annual workshop!

Your script is the blueprint for your film. Your budget is the blueprint for how you
will most efficiently get the money you have up on the screen. How do you
budget a film? We'll discuss building a schedule and then using the schedule to
build the budget. We'll also touch on working with the various unions (SAG,
WGA, DGA, IATSE and Teamsters) and making the best deals to stretch your
dollar. Although the workshop will be geared toward feature film budgets, many
of the concepts discussed will also be applicable to shorts and documentaries.
Ongoing Q&A throughout the workshop, so bring all your questions!

Workshop is presented by RW Advisory Board Member Susan Kirr, an Austin-
based line producer of such films as A Scanner Darkly, The New Land,
Infamous, John Sayles' Honeydripper and Terrence Malick's Tree of Life.

Reservations requested:
Sign up now! Space is limited.

COST: $40 / $25 RW & AFS Filmmaker Level Members
SPECIAL OFFER: Join REEL WOMEN and save $5, as well as get the member
rate for the workshop! $55 for both! Such a deal!
STORY -- WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 6:00pm -- The Texas Council on
Family Violence, KLRU and sponsor Verizon are teaming up to present a
screening of this PBS documentary at the Bob Bullock Spirit Theatre. The
documentary was created by Penn State Public Broadcasting. Telling Amy's
Story is hosted by actress and advocate Mariska Hargitay and told by Detective
Deirdri Fishel. It follows the timeline of a domestic violence homicide that
occurred on November 8, 2001. Amy Homan McGee was a mother of two who
was shot and killed by her husband. The story features personal perspectives
from the victim's parents and co-workers, law enforcement officers, and court
personnel about what happened to Amy in the weeks, months, and years leading
up to her death.

This special screening will be a springboard event to Domestic Violence
Awareness Month. The evening will start with a reception where drinks and
appetizers will be served followed by a welcome speech by Verizon's David
Russell, who will emcee the event. The screening of the film will be followed by a
question and answer session with Detective Fishel, El Paso DA Jaime Esparza,
TCFV President Gloria Terry and David Russell. This is truly a life-changing
movie and an amazing tool for both spreading awareness and giving a voice to
the millions of domestic violence victims and survivors.


29. Flow Conference

We are pleased to announce the third Flow Conference will be held from
September 30th to October 2nd, 2010* at the University of Texas at Austin.

The Flow Conference is hosted by the graduate students and faculty of the
Radio-Television-Film department at the University of Texas at Austin. The
conference is a series of roundtable discussions with topics created by Flow
columnists, organized around the future of television and media culture and

The goal of the Flow Conference is conversation. There are no plenary sessions
and participants are asked to submit short position papers (not full-length
essays). We want to promote discussion amongst scholars, members of the
media industries, media activists, fans, and policy-makers over crucial issues
related to television and media.
 For more information
30. POLISH CINEMA SERIES -- The Austin Public Library and the Austin
Polish Society present the Polish Cinema Series featuring 16 award
winning films from outside the Hollywood paradigm. While Polish films tend
towards hard drama and serious themes, this series covers a range of
genres and time periods, including several films with a lighter side. The
Polish Cinema Series is free and open to the public. For more information
please call 512-974-7400 or visit .

Wednesday, September 29 at 6:30pm
Howson Branch, 2500 Exposition Blvd.
Jestem/I am
(2005, directed by Dorota Kedzierzawska, 93 min.)

Monday, October 18 at 6:30pm
Spicewood Springs Branch, 8637 Spicewood Springs Rd.
(2007, directed by Stanislaw Mucha, 99 min.)
Tuesday, November 9 at 6:30pm
Carver Branch, 1161 Angelina St.
Pociag do Hollywood/ Train to Hollywood
(1986, directed by Radoslaw Piwowarski, 90 min.)

Wednesday, December 29 at 6:30pm
Howson Branch, 2500 Exposition Blvd.
U Pana Boga za Piecem/ As snug as a Bug in the Rug
(1998, directed by Jacek Bromski, 100 min.)

This year's film lineup will include everything from the obscure indie film to the
big-budget, Oscar®-bound production. Among the world, U.S. and regional
premieres spanning all genres from documentary to horror at AFF this year will
be a great selection of Texas and Austin-made films, including RAINBOW'S
END, I DIDN'T COME HERE TO DIE and DIG, which are all part of this year's
early 10. Also just announced are screenings for the new Doug Liman film, FAIR
GAME starring Sean Penn, THE SPACE BETWEEN starring Melissa Leo, and
DOG SWEAT, which is about the lives of twenty-somethings in Iran. The
complete list of films screening at AFF this year including short films and
competition titles will be announced in mid-September. Click here to see the full
list of the early 10 films.

Every year, the Festival boasts an outstanding program of narrative, animation
and documentary features and shorts, including premieres, advanced
screenings, and independent films. Screenings are complemented by lively and
informative Q&A sessions with cast members and filmmakers.
 Right now, Film Passes are only $42 and give you access to all 8 days of films.
After September 30, the price will increase to $50.
Buy your Film Pass today!
Website // Updates on events, panelists, festival
films and more!
AFF Blog //
AFF Podcasts // Listen to past panel discussions
and film Q+A sessions
Facebook // Become a fan of AFF!
32. With-Out-A-Box!


Submit yourself as a filmmaker or your film to With A Box and help your festival
experience. Withoutabox provides cost-saving, online entry to major film festivals
throughout the U.S. and in Europe with one master entry form, allowing you and
us to enter your film more quickly and with greater accuracy. This method is free
and easy.

REEL WOMEN would, once again, like to make a call for short scripts for The
Production Group. In the past, REEL WOMEN has produced a short film once a
year, written by and fully crewed by REEL WOMEN members, to help give
members opportunities to work on a real set. This year we are hoping to
producing 2-3 shorts but we need your scripts!

Script Criteria:

   * Must be in standard script format. (If you don‟t have access to something like
Final Draft, there are several free options online like Celtx or Zhura)
   * No longer than 10 pages/minutes (the screenwriting rule-of-thumb is that it‟s
about a minute per written page)
   * Must be “women subject matter” and/or show women in a positive light or
role. It would be preferred if the story was uplifting. (REEL WOMEN uses these
Production Group produced films when seeking grants and when working with
children of the community.) All genres are welcomed, especially comedies, as
long as it follows our “strong woman” theme.
   * Must be producible on a small budget meaning it must have minimal
locations and characters. No Fires, explosions, floods, and extreme gore.

The REEL WOMEN Production Group offers excellent opportunities for learning
new skills (from operating equipment or writing a budget to breaking down a
script), working as a team, networking, developing leadership abilities, becoming
resourceful (finding props, locations or funding) and taking a project from pre-
production through completion. In following with our mission, the Production
Group is for REEL WOMEN members only.
You must be a RW member to have your script chosen.

You may email your scripts in a .pdf format to, and

OR You may mail your submissions to PO Box 92523, Austin 78709-2523 or you
can drop it by the REEL WOMEN office (make appointment) or Picture Box
Studio (regular office hours).
If you have any addition Questions or concerns please email
34. The Really Independent Film Channel
Submisison Deadline: Ongoing
Festival Dates: Ongoing
Submission Fee: NONE
Location: Online :
Phone: 646 256 6048
DFD-TV, the world's first web-based entertainment company, launches The
Really Independent Film Channel. the newest venue for current indie films and
emerging filmmakers. RIFC seeks strong content in shorts, features,
documentaries, animation, experimental, and more, as it builds its archives of
diverse and current indie film work. DFD-TV there is no cost to filmmakers or
audience; it is nonexclusive and seeks no rights. We build a unique page on the
site for each filmmaker, where they can direct audience, prospective partners,
distributors or financiers, and the filmmaker is able to have links to their own
website, as well as get feedback from the audience in the site's interactive web
ability. The channel's goal is to support emerging artists and build an audience
interested in independent film. There will be a standard non exclusive agreement,
which can be canceled when you need. visit our website at

The vision behind CTD's short Film Competition is to empower emerging
filmmakers by providing them an opportunity to create and express a multitude of
images portraying people with disabilities in their most creative way. Competing
filmmakers highlight the role of disability through documentaries, comedies,
dramatic genres, music videos, claymation and animation. It is our hope that
these films will illustrate how people with disabilities lead both ordinary and
extraordinary lives, filled with equal hopes and dreams.

Deadline: September 17, 2010
More info:

All official selections will be screened at the Alamo DraftHouse South Lamar.
Official selections will be announced October 1.

   * First place: $500.00
   * Second place: $250.00
   * Third place: Commemorative plaque
36. MARFA FILM FESTIVAL -- Submit your film with Withoutabox
A singular experience far away from the festival circuit, Marfa Film Festival has
become a beacon for amazing filmmakers industry and press from around the
world. Marfa is a get-away that is truly unique. We are not a competition. Rather
we are a celebration of innovation and excellence in film, both contemporary and
classic, set five thousand feet high on the great Marfa Plateau, a deeply remote
land with a fascinating history as an art and film mecca. It is a experience both
filmmakers and attendees don't soon forget.

Marfa, Texas is a tiny town known for epic landscapes, eclectic people and world
renowned film making and it's also a modern art mecca thanks to Donald Judd
and an epic legendary film location thanks to George Stevens's "Giant," P.T.
Anderson's "There Will Be Blood," and the Coen Brothers' "No Country for Old
Men" which were all filmed here. Film historians note that Fort Davis (just up the
road) is the inspiration for John Ford's Texas in most his projects.
Designed as a gasp of fresh air, Marfa Film Festival is a retreat far away from the
chaotic and competitive environments found of the festival circuit. It's a get-away
hours away from anywhere, a place to enjoy great films, art and music while
soaking up the magic of the environment. The idea of MFF being non competitive
is simply equality, we strive to set a stage where first time film makers can share
their visions along side film veterans and living legends. Film selections may
include many forgotten classics along with new films. There are screenings out
on the prairie at night. Marching bands may roam the streets. Things are
We truly believe cinema is an art not a contest, so there are no first place prizes,
no winners, only the films that are invited and a remarkable place to screen them
and experience this magnificent land and meet the artists and patrons from all
disciplines who come to Marfa. Festival Alumni have gone on to win Oscars,
Emmys, and top honors in festivals around the world. We firmly believe
filmmakers are the most important element of the festival, this is why we screen
films one at a time, lending our whole audiences attention to the work 1 by1
without distraction or competition. It's been a magnificent journey, we hope you
will join us and share your work.
37. Big Sky Documentary Film Festival

Regular Deadline - POSTMARKED by September 3, 2010
Final Deadline - POSTMARKED by October 15, 2010

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, the premier venue for nonfiction
film in the American West, is seeking submissions for its eighth
annual event. From February 11-20, 2011 the festival will screen 100+
films, including world and U.S. premieres, classics, rare and
experimental works on Montana's largest screen at the historic Wilma
Theater in downtown Missoula, Montana. In addition to ten days of
screenings, the event will feature many public and VIP events
including panel discussions, galas, receptions and networking

The competitive event is open to non-fiction films and videos of all
genres, subject matter, lengths and production dates. Awards and cash
prizes will be given for Best Documentary Feature (over 50 minutes),
Best Documentary Short (15-50 minutes), Best Mini-Doc (under 15
minutes) and best documentary about the American West (the Big Sky

miniDV (NTSC/PAL) accepted for preview.

Enter via at - <>

or download entry form in pdf format at -

If you would like an entry form emailed to you in pdf format, send a
request to <>.

For more information visit <>
38. TEXAS FILM FRIDAY -- Austin Film Meet and Texas Film Scene have
teamed up to bring you an innovative new film festival celebrating Texas indies.
Please help us spread the word. You will find posters and press releases about
Here's our first official Texas Film Friday press release announcing our Call for
Please help us spread the word. Please post this everywhere you can and tell all
your friends. We need to spread the word across Texas FAST! Now accepting
submissions. No entry fee first month only!

Texas Film Friday -- It's an indie thing!

An innovative new film festival, Texas Film Friday is devoted to showcasing
Texas' top new media talents while providing a powerful platform for independent
media companies and video artists to promote and sell their products, while
strengthening the fan base for indie new media. Our audience is encouraged to
complete feedback cards for all the films that screen, hopefully helping the
filmmaker built a loyal fan base.

Now accepting Texas-made film, video & new media projects under 20 minutes.
We accept all types including narratives, documentary, and experimental, in web
series episode or short film format. We even have a special category just for
commercial projects. Don't miss out on this fabulous opportunity. See websites
for full details:

Submission Deadline: 10-10-10 (October 10, 2010) Entry fee will be waived this
time ONLY! Get your submission in before the fee goes up.

Texas Film Friday is presented by Austin Film Meet and Texas Film Scene in
association with Humblebee Media, Missing Shoe Films, Subcreations
Production, IdealScene Productions and Austin Conservatory of Professional

We are also seeking sponsors. Interested parties, please email:
39. Full Frame Documentary Festival

Full Frame exhibits nearly 100 documentary films in various categories. By
completing the online application, you will be submitting to NEW DOCS, the
festival‟s competitive program which includes films completed in the last two
years. In 2010, 60 films were selected for NEW DOCS from 1200 entries. NEW
DOCS are eligible for a number of awards in various categories. The 2010
festival offered 8 awards, with prizes totaling over $50,000 in cash and services.
The 2011 festival will take place Thursday, April 14, through Sunday, April 17.

DATE OF COMPLETION: Films completed after January 1, 2009 are eligible for
Full Frame 2011.
LENGTH: Full Frame distinguishes shorts and features as follows:
Shorts: less than 40 minutes
Features: 40 minutes or more, but no longer than 180 minutes
PREMIERES: Full Frame does not have specific premiere requirements.
However, the Festival does take previous screenings and broadcasts into
consideration when making its official selections, especially previous screenings
in North Carolina. It is the filmmaker's responsibility to notify Full Frame of any
change in premiere status during the submission process.

REGULAR DEADLINE: October 15 - $40.
LATE DEADLINE: November 30 - $60.
These are both postmark deadlines; entries postmarked after October 15 will be
charged the Late Entry Fee. Entry fees are non-refundable. will not be blocked by spam filters.
40. Cinequest Screenwriting Competition
Submissions are now being accepted for the Cinequest Screenwriting
Competition. The deadline to submit is October 02, 2010 with a discounted entry
fee to those who submit by July 24, 2010.

Festival expert Chris Gore named Cinequest one of the "best festivals for
screenwriters" in the latest edition of his Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide
Submit through Withoutabox
41. Birds Eye Film Festival

Birds Eye View celebrates international women filmmakers. Every March we run
the UK‟s major women‟s film festival, showcasing outstanding work from leading
and emerging women directors at London‟s leading film venues including the BFI
Southbank and the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA). Our patrons include
Gurinder Chadha, Joanna Lumley and Mike Figgis. All events will be held at
leading London film venues, including the BFI Southbank and the Institute of
Contemporary Arts (ICA).

Deadline for Early Bird submissions – Friday October 1st 2010
Deadline for all submissions – Friday November 5th of 2010
(extended deadline until the 17th November ONLY if you submit your film
through Withoutabox)
42. Sonoma International Film Festival

Sonoma International Film Festival prefers on-line film entries submitted via This is a paperless alternative to film submissions.
Withoutabox's web-based submission platform features an on-line application
using one master entry form. There is no extra cost to you, and by submitting,
you'll join Withoutabox's global filmmaker community and stay in the loop about
international exhibition opportunities. Two copies (DVD) must be submitted for
each entry. Click on the link below to submit your film today!

Categories for entry are: Features, Documentaries, World Cinema, Shorts, and

All film categories are eligible for Jury and Audience Awards. Cash prizes in all
categories to be determined.
Deadlines & Fees:
October 15, 2010 - Entry Fees: $40 for Features, Docs, World, Animations / $35
November 15, 2010 - Entry Fees: $50 for Features, Docs, World, Animations /
$45 Shorts
December 15, 2010 - Entry Fees: $60 for Features, Docs, World, Animations /
$55 Shorts
February 10, 2011 (Extended Deadline) - Entry Fees: $75 Features, Docs,
World, Animations / $70 Shorts
43. "Swan Lake: Moving Image & Music Awards 2011
DEADLINE: October 31st
An international short project, where every film will be created on the basis
of a modern piece of piano.

From up to 31st Octobre 2010 we will take creative works in the categories
of animated film, digital film and interactive film. You will find the
criteria for the evaluation on our website
Competition invites Texans to showcase the unique spirit and colorful culture of
 Lone Star State

From the Panhandle to the Rio Grande Valley through the Hill Country and
across to Big Bend and the Gulf Coast, a tour of Texas offers a treasure trove of
attractions, culture and picturesque beauty. In an effort to capture the spirit of the
Lone Star State and share it with travelers and tourists, the Texas Department of
Agriculture is calling on all Texans to enter the "Texas Is…" amateur video
contest, created to highlight the best of Texas.

Texans are invited to share the experience of the Lone Star State through video
clips promoting the unique character of our great state. From historical sites like
the Alamo to the spacious beauty of rural Texas along with such rich, cultural
traditions as barbecues, fiestas, rodeos and Friday night football games, Texas
has it all. With this video contest, we invite Texans to capture the moments that
make Texas special so we can promote what "Texas Is…" to tourists.

Each contestant is asked to use video to capture the areas of Texas that define
what the state means to them. Examples of "Texas Is…" video themes include,
but are not limited to:
           Geographic – open spaces, rivers/lakes, beaches, plains, forests,
           Entertainment – sports, music, theater, festivals, amusement parks
           Industry – wine, food, high tech, farming/ranching, military, energy
           Nature – birding, fishing, hunting, photography, camping, biking,
           Culture – friendly people, diversity, neighbors, social
           Home – family, friends, pets, houses, properties

"Texas Is…" video submissions should follow these criteria:

           Videos must be one minute or less
           Acceptable video formats are AVI and MOV, and MP4
           Must be suitable for all audiences: no sexual, illegal or violent
            content and no adult language
           Must verbally state what "Texas Is…" in the video.
           Must be an amateur video – no professional submissions will be

Selected "Texas Is…" video submissions will be used in a promotional campaign
to publicize the unique appeal of Texas. Videos may be used in TDA marketing
materials, social media sites and on the TDA website.

Tourism in Texas provides an estimated $60.6 billion to our state's economy. Of
that total, the agriculture industry's wineries, wildlife and other agri-tourism
opportunities contribute nearly $16 billion.
45. Cinequest Film Festival

Film Submission Deadline(Features: $50 / Shorts: $40): October 29, 2010
Late Submission Deadline(Features: $60 / Shorts: $50): November 05, 2010

The Cinequest Film Festival is a soul-stirring and personable discovery festival of
international films and digital media forums for movie lovers, Maverick film artists
and film students. The Festival's uniqueness stems from being always ahead of
the curve, whether discovering independent voices in front of and behind the
camera, showcasing new technology, or reinventing the very definition of film
festival. It's a celebration of Maverick movie-making and a laboratory of new
ideas, all rolled into one.
Cultural Arts Center presents the 33rd Annual CineFestival en San Antonio - the
longest running Latino film festival in North America. CineFestival en San
Antonio is an important regional forum for screening film and video works that
showcase the breadth and diversity of the Chicano/Latino experience.
Festival dates: February 3-6, 2011. Festival theme: Aztlán in Focus.

SUBMISSION DEADLINES: Early: October 1, 2010. Final: November 5, 2010.
No submission fees.

BEST FEATURE (narrative, animated, 40 minutes or longer)
BEST SHORT (narrative, animated, experimental, under 40 minutes)
EMERGING ARTIST AWARD (student filmmaker, first film)
SPECIAL JURY AWARD (film that best exemplifies the spirit of the festival)

Filmmakers can download their submission guidelines and entry form at
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49. WANTED: Your shot out 16mm film!

The Cage would like your used 16mm film. I collect them and used them for art
projects. Please don‟t through away your negatives. Please drop them off at the
Cage or slide them under the doors.

If you have any questions, please email the Cage at
50. Panasonic DVX100B For Sale
Price: $2100 or best offer
Contact Name: Ryan Smith
Phone: 512-779-8119
UT Affiliation: RTF student
In really good working condition, like new. I am looking to sell this camera so that
I can upgrade my equipment.

Are you making a movie? Send your cast and crew calls to the Cage, and I'll
include them in the weekly newsletter. Get them in by 11PM Monday to be
included in Tuesday‟s newsletter.
Submit on-line at

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