Eckhardt presents a guide for students and professional filmmakers
to documentary filmmaking, from preproduction to field and studio production to postproduction.
Two years ago, the filmmaker
presented "Quantum Activist," and now he has a new documentary about the Brazilian art of Capoeira.
Judith Escalona: Filmmaker
, writer, curator/professor of film and television production at The City College of NY; founder and director of Prdream (Dot) com and MediaNoche.
The hosts of the festival have booked Canadian filmmaker
Don McKellar, French director Olivier Assayas, British producer Stephen Woolley and Iranian filmmaker
Samira Makhmalbaf as mentors in the Talent Lab program.
Written in clear, simple language and peppered with quotations from each filmmaker
, this book is the perfect inspiration for young filmmakers
, as well as readers who simply want a behind-the-scenes look at the film industry.
A short history and analysis of women filmmakers
in the Arab world is followed by introductions for each country, filmmaker
profiles, and a range of interviews and essays.
"We put images and sounds together, but we never discuss with the audience, with people, what it means to do this." English director Peter Watkins thus describes every filmmaker
's predicament, in Deimantas Narkevicius's DVD projection The Role of a Lifetime, 2003.
"I'm born and bred in Saskatchewan and proud to be a Saskatchewan filmmaker
," she says, adding films produced here "can compete around the world." Five other films earned two Golden Sheaf Awards each this year: Their Brothers' Keepers: Orphaned by AIDS, Shipbreakers, Milo 55160, Hatching, Matching and Dispatching and Last Dance: The Life and Times of Rex Harrington.
In one instance, Egypt's most acclaimed filmmaker
Youssef Chahine was taken to court over his 1994 film Al Mouhager (The Exiled).
German dance artist Sasha Waltz places her Allee der Kosmonauten, a collaboration with filmmaker
Elliot Caplan, in a cramped Eastern Bloc apartment, the setting for a zany family's interactions and violent clashes.
An accomplished filmmaker
and owner of a successful multimedia company, the 30-year-old Aboriginal woman is clearly going places and believes that she can speak to the issues that affect her community at the same time, she says.
Jackson recently reprised the Shaft mystique under the direction of John Shagleton, but blaxploitation lives most authentically in print with the commercial success of today's "street life fiction" genre, although white filmmaker
Quentin Tarrantino is a self-professed disciple with his over-the-top Kill Bill.