August 2018 NEWSLETTER
Lunch + Learn Webinar Archive
We'll be taking a break this month from our regular monthly webinars, so we encourage you to check out our archive and watch the ones you've missed!

You can find the archived webinars here .

We'll be back in September, so stay tuned for the topic, date and time which we'll share in next month's newsletter!
DOC NYC Launches Emerging Talent Initiative
Documentary conference and festival DOC NYC has placed an open call for its newly launched initiative that looks to celebrate emerging talent from across the documentary world. The new initiative, titled “40 Under 40″, will honor those under the age of 40 plying their trade in the documentary genre, feting directors, producers, cinematographers and editors.

To qualify for consideration for the 2018 class, nominees must have at least one credit as either a director, producer, cinematographer or editor on a feature-length documentary with national distribution via theaters, television or a digital platform.

Interested parties must also be born in 1979 or later and be based in the U.S. or Canada to be considered. Veteran documentary filmmakers and industry figures can also submit a recommendation for nominees on the  DOC NYC website   until Aug. 17 .
Nominees for the 39th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards Announced
The nominees for the 39th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards have been announced, and include the CID sponsored film BIRTH OF A MOVEMENT ! A huge congratulations to directors Susan Gray and Bestor Cram!

To see the entire list of nominees, click here .
IFP Announces the 150 Projects to be Featured at IFP Film Week's 2018 Project Forum
IFP has announced the 150 films, series, digital and audio projects to be showcased at the Project Forum during the 40th anniversary of IFP Film Week this September. The Project Forum, says IFP, is the “United States’ only international co-production market featuring stories for all platforms.”

The list includes CID sponsored films BIOKO: THE FIGHT TO END MALARIA and PORTRAIT OF SHIRLEY (Shirley Clarke Documentary).

See the full list here .
'Dawnland' Screenings In August
We are excited to announce two more screenings of DAWNLAND taking place this month:

Santa Fe, NM
with Impact Producer Tracy Rector and film participant Esther Anne of Maine-Wabanaki REACH

Boston, MA
Teacher Activist Group - Boston BBQ
with filmmaker Adam Mazo

Numerous film festival and community screenings are planned for the fall and new screenings are being added regularly at . You can request a screening at .
Production Underway On 'Minister Of Loneliness'
Production is underway on the new documentary, MINISTER OF LONELINESS (working title). This multi-length documentary and web channel will be the first deep dive into the growing epidemic of loneliness and isolation. It is cutting million's of people's lives short around the world and is becoming a serious health concern. The filmmakers initially began the film with the idea of looking at the effects of loneliness on people aging with HIV. However they quickly realized that this illness spares no one.

Check out director, Stu Maddux's thoughts on it and the new film here . Read more and contribute to Minister Of Loneliness here .
'Love Gilda' Screening at Kopkind/CID Film Camp
We are thrilled to be having filmmaker, Lisa D'Apolito, back to Kopkind CID Film Camp - not to workshop her film this time, but to screen it in the theater! Join us in Brattleboro, VT on August 3rd for a screening of LOVE GILDA ! Lisa will be present and holding a Q&A after the film.

More details on the screening can be found here , and don't forget to check out the brand new trailer !
'Keepers Of The Light' Now Screening
KEEPERS OF THE LIGHT , a film by Liz Witham and Ken Wentworth, had its world premiere on the Aquinnah Circle on July 19th. The film will soon be headlining the Woods Hole Film Festival , and then be part of a special presentation at the National Lighthouse Museum on Staten Island . It will also screen at the Martha's Vineyard Film Center on Tuesday - August 7th , National Lighthouse Day.

Built over 200 years ago in a small Wampanoag community at the tip of an island in the Atlantic, the Gay Head Lighthouse is one of America's most famous beacons. From whaling days to electrification,  Keepers of the Light  tells the story of evolving technology, heroism and shipwrecks, and the people who are called upon in each generation to keep the light, woven with the story of the recent race against time to save the historic beacon from falling over the edge of the rapidly eroding cliffs.
'Divine Deviance' to Film At Folsom Street Fair in San Francisco
Award winning filmmakers and community influencers have come together to produce DIVINE DEVIANCE , a multi-part documentary series that puts global awareness and understanding of kink, BD/SM and fetish sexuality front and center.

During the Folsom Street Fair , Sunday, September 30, 2018 , filmmakers will be on hand to conduct interviews and capture imagery to be used in the first part of the series, covering the history of kink, BD/SM, and fetish. A panel of community insiders will also be filmed in the days before Folsom Street Fair, discussing and debating the various important milestones in this history, to provide context and background to the present-day expression of these sexualities.

Read more and contribute to Divine Deviance here .
Every Second Breath
A Film By Andrea E. Leland and Cynthia Abbott

The ocean serves as the lungs of our planet with over fifty percent of the oxygen we breathe produced by the ocean. EVERY SECOND BREATH , a series of video shorts, will enlighten viewers about our oceans in crisis and inspire them to become champions of change. Every Second Breath will take viewers on a global journey, introducing them to citizens of the world with a strong connection to the sea.  Activists and artists, students and seniors, entrepreneurs and everyday people will share their stories of the ocean’s profound influence on their lives and their commitment to champion its restoration. 
Viewers will join the film’s narrators on journeys of discovery into the sacredness of the ocean, and be inspired to live in ways that reverse the unknowing harm that they themselves might have done. The stories are hopeful, with compelling narratives to serve as a catalyst to change minds, encourage viewers to alter entrenched behaviors and start to inform or reenergize social movements.

Learn more and contribute here .
'The Doc Film Money Map 2.0'
Want to try using public funds for your non-fiction film? Check out Sundance Institute's Doc Film Money Map 2.0 - a comprehensive guide to tax incentives across the country.

You can find the guide here .
We are grateful for the generous support of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
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