Looking for Democracy short film contest winners announced

Congratulations to grand prize-winners Brandon Hummons and Chris Frills for their short film “Hope in America,” and to finalists Dan Andries for his short film “Group” and members of Feel Tank Chicago for their short film “Twenty Reasons.” Honorable mention goes to John Birkner for his short film “Belleville Nights.” The “Looking for Democracy Short Film Contest” was co-sponsored by Kartemquin, along with The Public Square, the Independent Television Service, Independent Lens, Independent Feature Project (IFP) Chicago, Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV), and the Columbia College Television Department. Continued

Typeface sneak preview scheduled at the Walker

Following a great screening of Kartemquin's latest work-in-progress at the APHA conference in New York this past weekend, we'd like to invite you to get a sneak preview of the final film at the Walker Art Museum in Minneapolis on Thursday, November 6. Get tickets now. The screening is co-sponsored by AIGA MN and the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. Director Justine Nagan will join Bill Moran and Greg Corrigan from the film for a discussion following the film. Check out photos from the APHA presentation. Continued

Terra Incognita continues to reach new audiences

Two exciting Terra Incognita developments this week! For those of you in the Chicago area, WTTW the local PBS station, is re-broadcasting the film this Wednesday night at 10:00pm- right after the debates! Get more information. Then, later this month the film will screen twice on October 23rd, in competition, as a part of the first annual Science Film Festival in Galicia, Spain. Get the details. Additionally, Kartemquin is excited to announce that Mapping Stem Cell Research: Terra Incognita has been accepted to the prestigious Council on Foundations Film Festival taking place in May 2009 in Atlanta. Exciting to have two films in the fest this year! Continued

In the Family Screening Near You

In case you missed the national broadcast premiere of In the Family on PBS's P.O.V. series last night, there are still opportunities to view! Many local stations will have additional broadcasts over the weekend (check local listings), watch the entire documentary free online through the end of October, buy the DVD, or check out local screenings in Anchorage, AK and Waco, TX. Resources, talk-back forum and more on the re-vamped In the Family website. Continued

Leadership transition at Kartemquin

Today marks a historic staffing change at Kartemquin. Founder and Executive Director Gordon Quinn is transitioning from his management position to assume the new role of Creative Director for the organization. Following an executive search process, former Associate Director Justine Nagan has been selected to replace Mr. Quinn as Executive Director. Gordon will continue working full-time but will devote greater attention to filmmaking, while Ms. Nagan will transition away from filmmaking into increased organizational responsibility. Read more from Gordon about the transition or read this article in the IDA newsletter about the change. Continued

Kartemquin classic What the F* Are These Red Squares? to screen New York

Kartemquin's What the Fuck Are These Red Squares? is included in an upcoming comprehensive exhibition at the Exit Art Gallery in New York. In Signs of Change: Social Movement Cultures 1960s to Now, "hundreds of posters, photographs, moving images, audio clips, and ephemera bring to life over forty years of activism, political protest, and campaigns for social justice. Curated by Dara Greenwald and Josh MacPhee as part of Exit Art's Curatorial Incubator, this important and timely exhibition surveys the creative work of dozens of international social movements." The exhibition opened last week and the film will screen several times during the week of November 11 - 15. Get screening times in the Kartemquin events section. Continued