Two Kartemquin films at this year's IDFA

Kartemquin is thrilled that two of its recent documentary features will be included in this year's prestigious International Documentary Festival, Amsterdam (IDFA) in November. David Simpson's Milking the Rhino will screen in competition for the Joris Ivens Award, screening details to be announced shortly. Additionally, Steve James and Peter Gilbert's At the Death House Door will be screening, followed by "A Conversation with Steve James," on Friday, November 21st.


Milking the Rhino receives grant from the Illinois Arts Council

The Illinois Arts Council has awarded Kartemquin Educational Films a grant of $14,270.00 from State funds for support of the feature length documentary: Milking the Rhino...and Other Tales of Community Conservation. Each Kartemquin project employs and hopes to inspire a variety of Illinois artists. Our films succeed because of the collaborative efforts of local directors, writers, cinematographers, editors, musicians, graphic designers and many talented others.


Milking the Rhino Work-In-Progress DVD is complete

A new DVD which contains 88 minutes of rough-cut material is now finished. The disk is comprised of 11 stand-alone scenes from Namibia and Kenya as well as a short demo for the film. Director David E. Simpson edited the material with assistance from Associate Producer Aaron Wickenden. Kartemquin’s Jim Morrissette authored the disk and Dan Sharkey, formally of gripdesign, created beautiful packaging.