DOC AB ANNOUNCES ITS NEW BOARD LINE-UP
AVA KARVONEN, Chair (1 year) Creating smart, original and innovative entertainment designed for flexible multi-platform delivery to the global market including TV, web and mobile. Projects from Reel Girls Media have had over 70 worldwide screenings and been recognized with more than 40 international awards including Best Original Cross-Platform Content at the Alliance for Children and TV Awards, Best Convergent New Media at the CFTPA Indie Awards, and the Japan Prize.
SIGNY OLESON-CORMACK, Vice Chair and Membership (1 year)
Beginning in this industry as a film editor and later a video editor, Signy now produces with her partner, John Oleson-Cormack, a cinematographer for over 30 years. They have produced and directed many documentaries and corporate videos on a variety of topics with a particular interest in Alternative Medicine.
SANDRA TOBER, Treasurer (2 year)
Sandra Tober is an award-winning filmmaker with over 13 years experience as a writer, director, producer, and business affairs director. After working with Karvonen Films for many years, she is now with Clearwater Documentary.
BRANDY YANCHYK, Alberta Rep on DOC National Board (2 year)
Brandy Yanchyk is a Broadcast Journalist who is based in Edmonton. She owns Brandy Y Productions Inc and is a documentary filmmaker and Reporter working primarily for the BBC, CBC, OMNI Television and Deutsche Welle Radio covering stories about Canada. Brandy has produced, written and directed the documentary 'From Desert to Ice' for BBC World TV's programme 'Our World'. The documentary followed the lives of 9 Palestinian refugees from Iraq who were resettled in Iceland. She is also in production on a documentary about Brooks, Alberta for OMNI Television.
LORNA THOMAS, Programming (2 year)
Lorna Thomas, producer, director and writer of television documentaries. Lorna has been working as a filmmaker for more than fifteen years and has made films that have won provincial, national and international awards. She also teaches workshops on the documentary, and is actively involved in arts advocacy initiatives.
SHREELA CHAKRABARTTY, Communications (2 year)
Shreela Chakrabartty is an independent filmmaker since 1993 based in Edmonton. Her short films, documentaries, and sound projects have been globally exhibited and broadcast.
BILL UREN, Advocacy (2 year)
Bill and his family moved to Edmonton in 1976 when he joined ACCESS. He has more than 35 years of experience working in the industry and currently works as a freelance editor. All are welcome.
JUNE 22 EVENT: â€˜HOME MOVIES AND ARCHIVESâ€™
DOC-AB wine and cheese conversation with film archivist Marlena Wyman and a work-in-progress clip screening of Rosie Dransfeldâ€™s new film "Home Movies" featuring footage with Marlena.
WHEN: Tuesday, June 22, 7-9pmWHERE: Sandra Thomson Reading Room, Provincial Archives of Alberta, 8555 Roper Road, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 5W1COST: $10 at the door. Free for DOC-AB & AMPIA Members
7:00pm Wine and cheese7:30pm Presentation by Marlena Wyman*, Audio Visual Archivist
TOPICS: -How to use archives for your research -How to acquire archival footage for your film -Why donate audio/visual materials to the Provincial Archives-What is the donation process
8:00pm Excerpt screening of Rosie Dransfeldâ€™s new documentary that features Marlena in her role as archivist of home movies.
*Marlena Wyman, after 28 years of service, is leaving the Provincial Archives of Alberta to pursue her passion as a visual artist in Newfoundland
50% OFF 2010 MEMBERSHIP SALE
Membership for the Remainder of 2010!
As our sector continues to undergo significant transformations, DOC has risen to the challenge. Your contributions have allowed us to continue our ongoing advocacy work while offering topnotch professional development and networking opportunities.
On the advocacy front, this is what DOC recently accomplished:
Â· Secured a POV envelope within the new CMF
Â· Advocated for Fair Dealing within copyright reform
Â· Appeared before the CRTC to speak on behalf of the documentary community at the time of broadcaster license renewals â€“ an ongoing endeavour!
Â· Submitted numerous submissions to the CRTC to keep the documentary genre top of mind as they consider new media undertakings and other subjects affecting your ability to create and disseminate documentaries.
Join NOW and save 50% on your membership for the remainder of 2010. AMPIA members save even more when joining DOC Alberta. The 50% rate is $113 for individual members but AMPIA members get a special rate of $75.10.
Your membership will be valid until December 31, 2010 and you wonâ€™t want to miss out on these benefits and services:
Â· Our exclusive discounted production insurance program with Front Row Insurance
Â· Discounts at film festivals
Â· 20% off rentals at Sim Video, with locations in Toronto, Vancouver, Halifax, Los Angeles and Beijing
Â· 40% off a one-year subscription to Playback Online (new subscriptions only).
Â· 15% off purchases with Liberty Music Trax
Â· Preferred rates with Choice Hotels International and Alamo Rent-a-Car
Â· A subscription to POV magazine
Â· Access to the doc-discussion e-mail group
Â· Professional development workshops and seminars, now increasingly available via live webcast
So stay connected and renew your membership today! There are a number of ways you can join the organization. You can:
Click here to join DOC today! Or if you wish to pay by cheque, download the 2010 membership form and mail it along with your payment to the National office. Or you can call Adele Charlebois at the office at 1 877 467 4485 x2 and renew via the phone! Further questions? Please contact Adele Charlebois at email@example.com
SEPTEMBER 30 EVENT DOC NATIONAL LIVE WEBCAST
Confused or nervous about navigating the uncharted waters of the new CMF?
DOC presents an info session with Francesca Accinelli, the CMF's Director, English Market. This session is an opportunity for documentary filmmakers to get clarification on the application process, rules, priorities, and definitions of CMF envelopes.
Remote participants will be able to join in the Q&A session via web chat. In other words, they will be able to ask questions via a chat moderator, who will relay them to the speaker.
LIVE WEBCAST - FREE FOR DOC MEMBERS, $12 for NON MEMBERS
NOVEMBER 12 EVENT FILMMAKERS BRUNCH AT GLOBAL VISIONS FILM FESTIVAL Sponsored by DOC--Alberta
Saturday, November 13, 2010, 9:30-11:30 AM
Bellamy's Lounge - Crowne Plaza Hotel (10111 Bellamy Hill), Edmonton, Alberta
What are the rewards and challenges of making a controversial documentary?
Guest filmmakers included Claire Corriveau (Children of Soldiers), Elizabeth (On Coal River) and Joelie Sanguya (Qimmit: A Clash of Two Truths) for an intimate conversation about the craft of filmmaking. Fabulous food, engaging dialogue and networking opportunities for the filmmaking community are guaranteed! For the most up to date information on the brunch and attending filmmakers, please visit the Global Visions
Cost: $10.00 (cash only) for members of DOC, AMPIA (Alberta Motion Picture Industries Association) and Global Visions Film Festival members.
MEMBERSHIP SALE 2 MONTHS FREE DURING GLOBAL VISIONS
14 months for the price of 12! During the Global Visions Film Festival, new and lapsed members can join DOC Alberta for the upcoming 2011 year starting November 2010.
This offer is only available during the Global Visions Film Festival: November 11-14 (and Monday, November 15).
To join, just phone Adele Charlebois, National Membership Co-ordinator, in Toronto toll free at 1 877 467-4485 extension #2 between November 11-15.
AMPIA members receive a special rate!
AMPIA Members: $150.29
2 Members: $375.73
3 Members: $563.59
Remote: $113.00 living 50km outside chapter region
Student: $75.15 with proof of valid student I.D.
Associate: $789.03 institution or corporation supporting DOCâ€™s mandate
WIN 2 TICKETS TO â€˜WASTE LANDâ€™
Congratulations to Ray Harper who won the previous DOC Alberta contest for two free tickets to DOC SOUP's screening of Cool It! Thank you to all who entered.
D: Lucy Walker
Sunday, November 14 @ 2:00 pm
Metro Cinema, Citadel Theatre, 9828 101a Ave
$10. Silver Screen and Take 5 passes accepted.
Already a multiple award winner on the festival circuit, Lucy Walker's transcendent doc follows artist Vik Muniz and his work with pickers of recyclable materials in Brazilâ€™s Jardim Gramacho, the world's largest landfill site.
Doc Soup is the acclaimed documentary film series presented by the Global Visions Film Festival in partnership with Hot Docs. The series will run from October 2010 to March 2011 featuring six films with special guests and discussions following each screening.
Subscribe and Save! You can purchase your Doc Soup pass, which gives you admission to all six 2010/11 Doc Soup films PLUS two tickets to the Global Visions Film Festival (Nov, 11-14) for only $50 (a $30 saving). Buy ONLINE now!