It’s September already. If you haven’t had the chance to get to a Docyard screening at the Brattle this past summer, the last film is Lixin Fan’s Last Train Home on Monday, 13 September.
When you don’t have access to a TV, you miss out on a few things…
LEF’s next deadline is coming up – New England filmmakers put your best feet forward.
Documentary work comes in all forms. At LEF, we focus on the long-format documentary film; however we appreciate the genre for all the ways artists help us to understand, capture, and question the real.
It’s already time to start thinking about the fall film festivals and your hit list of “must attends,” ESPECIALLY for New England filmmakers, should include the Camden International Film Festival (CIFF) taking place Sept. 30th through Oct. 3rd!
Update: 2010 Flaherty Film Seminar
Guest blogging on Ted Hope’s TRULY FREE FILM this week, filmmakers Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly talk about their experience creating and distributing their remarkable documentary film THE WAY WE GET BY.
We had a good turnout for last night’s screening of Speaking in Tongues at the DocYard; I cried (little kids can get to you), and the film made a strong case for bilingual education.
Among the many satisfying elements of working in the world of documentary funding is seeing a project that your foundation supports gain further recognition, grant support, and accolades from the industry broadly. At LEF, one name that we frequently see stand out in the crowd of funders is CINEREACH.
Watching Fred Wiseman’s Hospital (1970) at the last Docyard screening, as patients at New York’s Metropolitan Hospital bled and vomited their way into our hearts, I kept wondering “How is he filming this?”
Every time I get an email from Union Docs about what their programming is for the coming week, I want to jump in my car and drive immediately to Brooklyn to make sure I’m first in line.
Cooling off visually with one of LEF’s grantees…