June 28, 2010
June 07, 2010
Welcome to Shelbyville Director and Producer, Kim Snyder, Grant Recipient of Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund!
Kim Snyder, Director and Producer of Welcome to Shelbyville has been named an award recipient of a Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund of the prestigious Tribeca Film Institute!
The 2010 Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund "provides support to domestic and international documentary filmmakers with feature-length films that document pressing social issues of immediate and historical significance." Welcome to Shelbyville was selected from 390 submissions from 23 countries.
"'The Gucci Fund is bravely supporting some of the most compelling and important documentaries being made today,' said jury member SImon Kilmurry. 'These films all bear the hallmarks of excellence in storytelling and urgency of issue. Whether they are from home or from around the world, these films put a human face on the issues through the artistry of some our finest documentary filmmakers.'
'These filmmakers passion to uncover stories that highlight global and controversial issues, is extremely inspiring,' said Jane Rosenthal, Co-Chairman of the Board, Tribeca Film Institute. 'Gucci continues to recognize the importance documentary filmmaking has on society. Together we are proud to support these filmmakers and believe their films will create a global conversation about these subject matters."
Congratulations to Kim and all the rest of the grant recipients!
To find out more about the Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund visit: http://www.tribecafilminstitute.org/documentary/
For more information about the Tribeca Film Festival visit: http://www.tribecafilminstitute.org
For more information about Gucci visit: http://www.gucci.com/
June 04, 2010
Welcome to Shelbyville Trailer Screened at Opening Film Night of Church World Service Conference in Miami
On June 1st, 2010, the Welcome to Shelbyville trailer was screened on Opening Film Night of the Immigration and Refugee Program of Church World Service (CWS/IRP) Conference in Miami, Florida and attended by 150 employees in 34 CWS affiliate chapters. The conference was hosted by the Church World Service and the screening was part of a workshop entitled: Welcome to Shelbyville: Using Film to Support Integration and Reach "Beyond the Choir".
"The Immigration and Refugee Program of Church World Service is an ecumenical family empowering churches to show hospitality to strangers, that is, to immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers and other uprooted people in the United States and around the world. CWS/IRP resettles about 8,000 refugees and entrants in the United States each year, and also helps meet the needs of people in protracted refugee situations and refugees returning home."
For more information about Church World Service please visit: www.churchworldservice.org
June 04, 2010
The Educators for Fair Consideration will be screening Crossing Midnight at a fundraising event titled, "Voice for Children of Burma: A Mae Tao Clinic Benefit Event". The event will take place on Saturday, June 26, 2010 from 3pm-6pm at the Greenlining Institute located at 1918 University Ave., Berkeley, California.
The Educators for Fair Consideration "helps non-resident immigrant students realize the American dream of college and citizenship" by offering "direct financial support, advisory services, leadership development, original educational materials, an active student network, and outreach activities throughout the San Francisco Bay Area."
For more information about the Educators for Fair Consideration visit: www.e4fc.org
For ticket reservations contact: email@example.com or 415-518-8749.
(Tickets should be reserved due to capacity limit of 75 people.)
June 04, 2010
Welcome to Shelbyville will be used as a case study in a discussion entitled "Building a Nation of Neighbors: Engaging Native-born and Newcomers" at the Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees 2010 National Convening. Active Voice Executive Director, Ellen Schneider is scheduled to lead the discussion alongside Welcoming America Executive Director, David Lubell and Strategic Communications Director of the Four Freedoms Fund, Robert Bray.
The convention will take place from June 21-23, 2010 at the Le Parc Meridian Hotel in New York City.
For more information on the Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees visit: www.gcir.org
For convention registration visit: http://guest.cvent.com/EVENTS/Info/Summary.aspx?e=1f5f3cd4-fb12-4710-87be-457fd6016c89
June 04, 2010
The Welcome to Shelbyville trailer will be a part of the AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs International Documentary Conference to take place June 22-26, 2010.
The panel discussion will include an "interactive workshop program" involving a "community engagement campaign strategy that effectively combines social media tools; community partners, funders and policy advocates; film festivals, conferences and education institutions; and broadcast platforms...".
Online registration for this event will open on Monday June 14 at: http://silverdocs.com/event/idc/silver-sessions/
For more information on the Silverdocs Conference visit: http://silverdocs.com/event/idc/about/
June 04, 2010
Welcome to Shelbyville will be presented by Active Voice Executive Director, Ellen Schneider at the "Documentary Film, Social Media and Community Engagement" Symposium hosted by the Forum on Migration and Communication (FOMACS) in Dublin, Ireland!
The Symposium will take place from June 25-27, 2010 at the Irish Film Institute located at 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland.
For more information about FOMACS and to download a symposium programme click here: http://www.fomacs.org/event_detail.php?day=25&month=6&year=2010