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.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

GREAT NEWS for MONA!

Doco 3000 were thrilled to hear the following news.




People power gets Mona his dream shop

Poppy Shmith and James Fleming showed their advocacy film Mona at April's Doco 10 x 10, seeking suggestions on how to use the film to fundraise to help a charming man from Battambang, Cambodia, of the same name.

Mona was paralysed by polio as a child and dreams of getting his own shop so he can sell postcards and other items to tourists to support his family. The $500 set up cost is prohibitive in a country where the average wage is $1 per day.

Filmmaker Linette Etheridge kindly volunteered to organise a fundraising morning tea to raise the funds. The response was overwhelming and after seeing the film over scones and tea yesterday, Linette's community donated almost double the target amount. Now we can make Mona's dream happen.

The money will be sent to Mona and managed by Buddhism for Development, a local NGO, who will also assist in helping Mona get the shop up and running. Thank you so much to Linette and also her lovely parents Alice and Fred for all the delicious scones. A big thank you to Linette's generous friends and community.

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