What is 10 x 10?

10 x 10 is a free project development workshop. We meet every month at 7pm at Gertrudes Brown Couch, 30 Gertrude St Fitzroy in Melbourne. Filmmakers can screen up to 10 minutes of their non-fiction works-in-progress and receive 10 minutes of directed feedback in a supportive environment. It's a great opportunity to see some fantastic work, and also to be a part of the Melbourne independent film community.

We present up to 4 projects at our monthly screenings. If you would like to screen please contact Benj and Gen at documentary3000@gmail.com The 10 x 10 format was created by www.doculink.org.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Doco 3000 news



November 10 x 10 is happening on Tuesday the 10th at 7pm at Gertrudes Brown Couch, 30 Gertrude st Fitzroy. If you would like to screen you work please contact us asap to reserve a spot.


Benj who presented his project Mongolian Bling earlier this year, is currently in Ulaan Bataar
with his team about to embark on more adventures and shooting. Good Luck Benj! Follow their antics here http://www.mongolianbling.com/

Congratulations to Jeff Daniels, his film 10 Conditions of Love continues to screen Internationally creating much debate and discussion. We highly recommend checking out what Jeff has to say at the following Open Channel event in Melbourne.


FRAMED 07: 10 Conditions of Love or How a small film became a VERY BIG deal

**Friday October 30, 12.30 - 2.00pm**
Open Channel Theatrette - Shed 4
North Wharf Road, Victoria Harbour - Docklands

Melbourne documentary filmmaker Jeff Daniels' independent film The 10 Conditions of Love is the most controversial film of 2009. It tells the story of Rebiya Kadeer, the exiled leader of the predominatly muslim Uyghur people in the far western deserts of China and her struggle for autonomous rule. Labelled a terrorist by the Chinese government, she has been twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Its selection at festivals in Melbourne, New Zealand and Taiwan this year sparked an international news feeding frenzy following Chinese government demands for the film to be pulled from the festivals and subsequent internet hacking attempts traced to mainland China. At MIFF, the film played to an audience of more than 1,000 at a special Q&A screening with Daniels and Kadeer which was was the lead news item that night, before it embarked on a recently concluded season at Cinema Nova. Not bad for a 53-minute doco made on a shoestring budget.

However, the film is also a labour of love for Daniels, who first heard about the Uyghur and Kadeer over a beer with a friend in Beijing seven years ago and set about researching and then shooting the film which has created such a stir around the world.

Join Jeff Daniels and Open Channel's Marc Gracie as they discuss the origins of the film and the many steps it has travelled to this day. This session is invaluable for documentary filmmakers and those looking to get into the craft.

Great news from Doco3000 member Kai Raisbeck who screened his film Parriwanti (Boys) at July 10 x 10. Parriwanti recently won the student section of Canberra Short Film Festival.
Congrats to Kai and the students involved. Contact Kai via kdr@deakin.edu.au


Rodney Dekker had this to say about his experience screening at October 10 x 10.



"In October I showed the second multimedia story that I have produced, I captured this story in the immediate days after the Kinglake bushfires, you can watch this and other stories on my photography and multimedia blog http://rodneydekker.blogspot.com/2009/09/kinglake_11.html or on my website www.rodneydekker.com

I've extensively photographed the affects of drought, floods and bushfires in Australia and most recently documented peoples long-term struggle for survival in Bangladesh, a hardship that is compounded by climate change.

I’m also running photo courses through the streets of Melbourne, the lessons are delivered in a very relaxed and informal way, they are designed to unlock your visual creativity www.melbournephotographytours.com

I very much enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere at 10x10, it was great to see what others are creating and the feedback I received was very useful. I'll be incorporating this feedback in existing and future projects.










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