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PGA EAST NEWS FOR THE WEEK OF May 16th...

ANNOUNCEMENTS:


FIRST LOOK SCREENING SERIES

The PGA East Documentary/Non-Fiction Committee presents First Look, a screening series showcasing pre-release documentaries followed by a filmmaker Q&A and short reception. The series is programmed and managed by a selection panel comprised of committee members.

 

First Look is focused on documentaries that are released by small distributors, self-distributed or do not yet have distribution. (Studios and larger distributors are invited to participate in the official PGA screening program). In 2017 First Look screened KIKI, THE BLOOD IS AT THE DOORSTEP, DINA, QUEST, A SUITABLE GIRL and THE FORCE.

 

The venue, tech and reception are provided at no cost to the filmmakers. First Look does not cover filmmaker transportation or “print” shipping costs. The producer and/or director must be available to participate in post-screening Q&A.

 

In 2018 the First Look series will screen monthly, March – September. Although First Look is not a member screening program, members are strongly encouraged to submit their documentaries for consideration. All documentaries should be submitted a minimum of 8 weeks prior to release date. This is a very competitive process, and the FIRST LOOK selection panel decisions are final.

 

If you are interested in joining the Documentary/ Non-Fiction Committee, visit the Documentary/Non-Fiction Committee page


If you are interested in submitting your documentary for consideration, please complete the 
First Look Submission Form.

 

For questions regarding First Look or information regardingthe official PGA screening program, please contact Mitzie Rothzeid, Director, PGA East mrothzeid@producersguild.org.   



NYC Events and Screenings


PGA East Screening
DEADPOOL 2
Sunday, May 20th at 7:00pm at SVA Beatrice Theater

After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.

RSVP & more info.

PGA East Event
Spring Fling & Recruitment Party
Monday, May 21st at 6:30pm at the Park

The PGA East Events Committee invites you and a guest to join us for a rooftop celebration at our annual Spring Fling & Recruitment Party at The Park. If you have a friend or colleague interested in joining the Guild, now is their chance to save on the application fee!

Please read RSVP instructions carefully. All guests must be eligible candidates for Guild membership. 

If you are bringing an eligible candidate, click here for more info & RSVP.
If you are attending without an eligible candidate, click here for more info & RSVP.


PGA East Event
The Spectrum of Opportunity
Monday, June 4th at 6:30pm at The Players

Following up on last year's well-attended event, this year’s panel,THE SPECTRUM OF OPPORTUNITY, will present actual companies, schools and programs which train people on the Autism Spectrum to work behind and in front of the camera. People on the Spectrum possess unique talents and passion. Come to learn what they offer and leave knowing how to access it.

RSVP & more info.

 

INDUSTRY INVITES

AFI DOCS 2018

AFI DOCS returns to Washington, DC, and Silver Spring, MD, from June 13-17. Each year, the festival is committed to providing artists with the opportunity to present powerfully told, artfully constructed stories – and to connect audiences and filmmakers with policy leaders. The 16th edition will showcase 92 films representing 22 countries – including five world premieres, one international premiere, one North American premiere, eight U.S. premieres and four East Coast premieres. This includes films in the VR showcase, which invites audiences to participate in immersive virtual reality experiences that represent the cutting edge of documentary storytelling.


This year’s programming has been expanded to the National Mall, with special screenings at the National Air and Space Museum, the National Archives, the National Gallery of Art, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the National Museum of American History and the United States Institute of Peace.


The full slate of films can be found at https://www.goelevent.com/AFIDocs/e/Search.


AFI DOCS 2018 passes are the best way to enjoy all of the incredible films and programs the festival has to offer. In addition to access to screenings, passes provide exclusive access to the VR showcase. Passes are available to Producers Guild members at the same discounted rates available to AFI Two-Star members. (http://www.afi.com/afidocs/passes.aspx) To purchase a pass at the discounted rate, please email estover@afi.com to receive a special link.


Tickets for individual screenings are available at http://www.afi.com/afidocs/tickets.aspx.




YoFiFest - SUBMISSION ARE OPEN
PGA members receive 20% discount with code PGA

SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN for 2018 YoFiFest, The Yonkers Film Festival! We’ve been ranked as one of the top 100 best reviewed film festivals by filmmakers on Film Freeway (twice) and MovieMaker Magazine says “what stood out at YoFiFest 2017 was the organizers’ obvious respect for the people who craft cinema and video.”

We thrilled to announce a 20% discount exclusively for PGA members! To submit, go to yofifest.com and click on the FilmFreeway button. Enter code PGA

The discounted Early Bird submission deadline is rapidly approaching, so submit today to save BIG!

Now in its sixth year, YoFiFest returns November 2-8 2018 to celebrate moving pictures, the people who make them and the people who watch them. We're all about audiences and filmmakers connecting so in addition to lots of great movies, hands on workshops and our mini film school, we have plenty of parties, networking events, Q&As, meet and mingles, and other social opportunities to engage with your fans and fellow filmmakers. 

We are looking for personal, innovative, imaginative and compelling stories that are well told. We want passionate filmmakers with a fresh point of view, traditional story tellers who dig deep to find the truth and courageous, new visionaries coming to filmmaking for the first time. We are not overly hung up on when the movies were made or if they are premiers. We just want to share good work with a thoughtful audience that wants to see your work.

YoFiFest is Your Film Festival! Its easy to get to, fun to hang out at and not to be missed!

 

UPCOMING EVENTS & SCREENING

PGA East Screening
WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR + Q&A
Wednesday, June 6th

PGA ATL Event

CultureShift: Women in Production Summit
Saturday, June 16th

PGA East Screening
JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM
Monday, June 18th


PGA East Screening

MINDING THE GAP + Q&A
Tuesday, June 26th


PGA East Screening
THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS
Thursday, June 28th

 

 

You can view all upcoming PGA events on the PGA website calendar

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