Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Latest Filmmaking Jobs

Some latest job openings for filmmakers and film professionals are as follows:

1. USA - Job Opportunity: Executive Director, St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival
Timeframe: 52 weeks, commencing May 1, 2010
Salary: $45,000

The St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival is currently accepting applications for a one-year maternity leave Executive Director position starting May 1st, 2010 (52 weeks, F/T contract position).

Application Deadline: April 9, 2010

Please send your C.V., a cover letter and three references to (subject heading: Executive Director Hiring Committee) or mail/deliver to:
Executive Director Hiring Committee
St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival
P.O. Box 984, Stn. C, St. John’s, NL, A1C 5M3 (mail)
28 Cochrane Street, Suite 101, St. John’s, NL, A1C 3L3 (courier)

2. UK - Professor of Film
Kingston University, London - Faculty/Dept Arts and Social Sciences School/Section Performance and Screen Studies
Vacancy Number: 10/088
Salary: £51,459 - 66,794 pa
Grade: Senior Staff Band C
Hours: 37 hours a week
Closing Date: 12 Noon on 29th April 2010

Interviews: Between 29th June and 15th July

As part of London’s leading new university the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Kingston University, is the largest such faculty in the capital, consisting of an exciting and diverse body of dynamic disciplines and staff. The Faculty aspires to have all subject areas recognised in the top quartile in the UK for teaching and research by 2020.

For further information and to apply online, please visit you can email for an application pack,

3. Production Jobs > India
Vacancy: Freelance Video Producers
Location: India
Duration: Ongoing, starts Immediatlely

Payment is on a lo/no/deferred basis.

Make creative short how-to videos for Howcast and pick up some extra money. Now, in the tiered Emerging Filmmakers Program, the more creative spots you produce, the more you can earn. (Please note, this is an opportunity for aspiring filmmakers, not a call for established filmmakers seeking freelance rates.)

• Tell a story and test out new techniques with scripts like 'How To Stop Being Shy' and 'How To Ride a Mountain Bike'
• Build or diversify your reel and see your videos distributed across the web (on AOL, Hulu, etc.) and beyond (to iPhone, TiVo, etc.).
• Challenge yourself to move up to Level 4 where you may be selected to produce special projects
• Shoot on your own schedule and get started right away
You'll need a 3-chip DV camera or an HD camera, and editing software. Howcast provides a script, VO, graphics, and access to a royalty-free music library.
Every accepted video receives a stipend and accepted directors may go on to produce more videos, move up to new levels, and earn higher payments. To learn more visit:

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Hong Kong Film Festival Honours Bollywood Legends

The prestigious 34th Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF), from March 21 to April 6, will pay special tribute to India’s late actor-director-producer-writer Guru Dutt, whom it calls "Bollywood Guru".

Festival will showcase his Kaagaz Ke Phool (1959, with Waheeda Rehman), Mr. & Mrs. 55 (1955, with Madhubala), Sahib Bibi aur Gulam (1962, with Meena Kumari and Waheeda Rahman), and Pyaasa (1957, with Mala Sinha and Waheeda Rehman) films. While Sahib Bibi aur Gulam was directed by Abrar Alvi, rest were all directed by Filmfare Award winner Guru Dutt himself.

Meanwhile, Bollywood actor and legend Amitabh Bachhan is set to add another feather to his cap with the lifetime achievement award at the Hong Kong Asian Film Festival

The Hong Kong's Asian Film Festival now wishes to honour me before the end of the month. And so soon after I leave the picturesque shores of Oman, I should be heading further east to receive what I believe, not so much a personal recognition, but one that comes to me as a member of the film industry of India and indeed India itself,

the 67-year-old posted on his blog.

Bachchan has appeared in more than 100 movies in a career spanning four decades. His recent credits include "The Last Lear," "Sarkar Raj" and "Paa."