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Global Warming Conflicts and Solutions -Documentary to Make Change

A short clip to help raise funds for the initiative from its director, Alexander Cornell du Houx: The Solon Center for Research and Publishing has agreed to publish books based upon this documentary project which highlights conflicts around the globe that are a direct result of climate change and how community solutions, already available, could help defuse these problems. These […]

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MECA art student makes green crab invasion of Maine real

A Maine College of Art student, Hanji O’Chang of O’Chang Comics, animated a video that is raising awareness about the devastating impact of green crabs on the soft-shell clam industry. O’Chang worked with University of Maine at Machias professor Brian Beal, scientist Darcie Couture of Resource Access International LLC, the Maine Clammers Association and others to learn about the army of green crabs that are devastating soft-shell clams up and down the Maine coast. “Attack of the Green Crabs,” is a 4½-minute news type video narrated by Adam O’Chang and posted on YouTube

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Camden International Film Festival call for documentary films

Camden International Film Festival is now accepting submissions. The Camden International Film Festival is open to documentary films of all shapes, sizes, styles and lengths. They are looking for films that show a dedication to craft, film that push the boundaries of the nonfiction form, and utilize unique approaches to telling a darn good story. Please submit via or fill out an online form here. Deadlines and Fees: Regular Deadline: April, 18 2014 rFeature: $40 Short: $30 Late Deadline: May 23, 2014 Feature: $45 Short: $35 Extended Deadline: June 20, 2014 Feature: $60 Short: $50 Entry fee payment can be made via PayPal or by check with your DVD in the mail. Formats Exhibition: HDCam / DigiBeta / Blu-ray Pre-screening: […]

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Calling all lobstermen who want to star in a reality TV show

By Tim Cox, BDN Staff Here’s an excerpt: A New York-based multimedia firm headed by “Today” show weather anchor Al Roker is seeking to develop a new reality or documentary TV show that would showcase lobster fishermen in Maine. “We’re seeking tough, active lobstermen: you could be a family who’s been fishing for generations [or] a new, hard-nosed skipper striking out on your own,” an announcement issued this week by the firm stated. Jason Watt, executive producer and owner of Watt Pictures and a partner with Al Roker Entertainment, said Roker’s company is in the process of developing a “pitch package” for the proposed show to take to potential network partners. Some talks with networks already have been held, he […]

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Botso: Music teacher, who lived through Nazi Germany, inspires generations

UPDATE: Botso has won the Audience Choice Award at the Waimea Ocean Film Festival, winning the award in every festival that has the award. The film won it, overwhelmingly, in Maine. Botso: The Teacher From Tbilisi had its worldwide premiere during the 16th Maine International Film Festival (MIFF) and was overwhelming voted the winner of the Audience Choice for Best Film. “Botso’s story is an amazing example of human resilience, how someone can turn something horrific into something positive,” said Tom Walters, the co-producer and director of the full-length documentary. For anyone who loves to learn about how someone overcame tremendous obstacles life put in his path, Botso’s story is sure to inspire. For anyone who believes in the power […]