Typeface DVD pre-orders take-off!

After an email announcement sent out earlier today, Typeface pre-orders, poster sales and screening requests have been taking off! If you haven't yet, you may want to pre-order your limited edition collector's DVD or snag one of the remaining posters in the store. They're going fast! Also, remember that the deadline to submit your artwork for the DVD is running out - you have only until midnight on May 3rd! Here's some of the recent twitter buzz: Continued

Typeface DVD pre-order is open - get your artwork on the DVD!

Kartemquin is now accepting pre-order purchases for the Typeface DVD. The DVD, out on May 28th 2010, features extra scenes and a slideshow of art created by Tyepface fans inspired by the film, and is exclusively available from the Typeface website. The first 1,000 copies of the DVD also contain a limited edition letterpressed woodtype poster designed by Hamilton Woodtype Museum Artistic Director Bill Moran. Get your order in today! Also, don't miss the chance to get your own artwork on the DVD by submitting to our call for works inspired by the film. Continued

Hoop Dreams and In the Family featured in new book on documentary

Kartemquin documentaries Hoop Dreams and In the Family are featured in the book Documentary Media: History, Theory, Practice by Broderick Fox. Hoop Dreams is discussed at length in a chapter titled "Crafting Your Story" and In the Family is highly praised for its editing, animated sequences and complex use of sound design in a chapter titled "Audiovisualizing the Documentary." The book is available from publisher Pearson Higher Education Press and other retailers. Continued

Get your art on the Typeface DVD!

Be a part of Typeface! Send us your Typeface-inspired artwork. If we love it, we’ll put it on the Typeface DVD – and send you a free copy!   Kartemquin Films invites designers, artists, filmmakers and typographers to submit artworks inspired by the award-winning documentary Typeface. As the film has traveled the world these past few months, many viewers have already created some amazing artwork related to the film. Now it’s our turn to celebrate you! We’ll be displaying the posters, videos and designs you’ve made on the Typeface website, and will have a selection of our favorites on the upcoming Typeface DVD (out on May 28th – pre-order starting April 28). Continued

Ways to support American Arab, Kartemquin's newest film

Producer/Director Usama Alshaibi and Co-Producer Rachel Pikelny have launched new fundraising initiatives for their project American Arab, the first film to be made as part of Kartemquin's Diversity Fellowship. The film now has a new donation page to complement a fundraising challenge on Indiegogo, and today Usama and Rachel created a Facebook Fan Page for the project. Production has already begun on the project; get involved now and help this important film reach completion! Continued

Milking the Rhino wins two awards at Phoenix Film Festival!

The indomitable Milking the Rhino added to its mighty haul of festival awards this week, picking up 'Best Documentary' and 'Audience Award' prizes in the World Cinema category at the 2010 Phoenix Film Festival. Congratulations to director David E. Simpson and the rest of the Milking the Rhino team. The popular film has confirmed screenings coming up in Wisconsin, California, North Carolina, Florida, Ohio, and London, and will be announcing confirmations for festival appearances in Italy, New Zealand, Romania and Argentina very soon. Check here for details. Continued