Ready to Achieve Mentoring Program Recruitment for Mentors!

Posted On: 10 / 15 / 14

The Ready to Achieve Mentoring Program (RAMP) of Ability Connection Colorado uses a model incorporating group, peer, and one-on-one mentoring to promote the successful transition of RAMP youth to employment, continued learning opportunities, and independent living. The mentoring program uses adult volunteers to commit to supporting, guiding, and being a friend to a young person for a period of at least one year. By becoming part of the social network of adults and community members who care about the youth, the mentor can help youth develop and reach positive academic, career, and personal goals.

Role of the Mentor

  • Take the lead in supporting a young person through an ongoing, one-to-one relationship
  • Serve as a positive role model and friend
  • Build the relationship by planning and participating in activities together
  • Strive for mutual respect
  • Build self-esteem and motivation
  • Help set goals and work toward accomplishing them

Time Commitment

  • Make a one-year commitment
  • Attend at least 2 weekly group meetings a month (group meetings are about 1 hour in length)
  • Attend a two-hour one-on-one mentor/mentee session with matched mentee once per quarter
  • Communicate with the mentee weekly
  • Attend an initial training session, as well as at least one additional training session during each year of participation in the program
  • Attend optional mentor/mentee group events, mentor support groups, and program recognition events

Participation Requirements

  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Reside in Denver metro area
  • Be interested in working with young people
  • Be willing to adhere to all program policies and procedures
  • Be willing to complete the application and screening process
  • Be dependable and consistent in meeting the time commitments
  • Attend mentor training sessions as prescribed
  • Be willing to communicate regularly with program staff, submit activity information, and take constructive feedback regarding mentoring activities
  • Have access to an automobile; have auto insurance and a good driving record
  • Have a clean criminal history
  • Not use illicit drugs
  • Not use alcohol or controlled substances in an inappropriate manner
  • Not be currently in treatment for substance abuse and have a non-addictive period of at least five years
  • Not be currently in treatment for a mental disorder or hospitalized for such in the past three years

esirable Qualities

  • Willing listener
  • Encouraging and supportive
  • Patient and flexible
  • Tolerant and respectful of individual differences

Benefits to Mentor

  • Personal fulfillment through contribution to community and individual
  • Satisfaction in helping someone mature, progress, and achieve goals
  • Deeper understanding of teen and societal problems
  • Improved interpersonal skills
  • Builds morale at work, develops management skills, and enhances the image of local companies
  • Training sessions and group activities
  • Participation in a mentor support group
  • Mileage and expenses are tax deductible
  • Personal ongoing support, supervision to help the match succeed
  • Mentee/mentor group activities, complimentary tickets to community events, participant recognition events

Benefits to Mentor’s Organization

  • Builds employee morale, thereby improving company morale
  • Develops the same skills needed for successful and effective company managers
  • Enhances the image of the company
  • Recognizes the competence of employees
  • Prepares employees to take on greater responsibilities in the company
  • Helps the company revitalize the community
  • Assists in the development of a competent future workforce

Application and Screening Process

  • Written application
  • Driving record check
  • Criminal history check: state, child abuse and neglect registry, sexual offender registry
  • Personal interview
  • Provide three personal references
  • Attend initial mentor training

 For more information, Tory Clarke at 303-691-9339 ext. 1116 vclarke@abilityconnectioncolorado.org


Watersprite is coming!Submissions are opening on Monday 27th October and will remain open for 4 weeks, closing on Monday 24th November.  We welcome animation, documentary and fiction films up to 20 minutes long, but please submit your films early to avoid disappointment, as we can only accept the first 300 submissions. Now in its fifth year, Watersprite has already established itself as the world’s leading international student film festival, last year we welcomed submissions from 42 countries on 6 continents. It is organised by students for students and offers free submission and entry to all events. Part weekend of talks, demonstrations and workshops delivered by leading industry figures, we provide an unparalleled education in film-making, a platform to bridge the gap between students and professionals and tangible opportunities for new filmmakers. Part international short-film competition, Watersprite aims to recognise and reward talent and nurture the next generation of film-makers worldwide.In the past, our nominees have received travel bursaries to attend the festival and past prizes have included, for example, a week’s shooting with ARRI’s Alexa camera, production mentorships, software supplied by Final Draft and Spitfire Audio, and a week’s work experience with Aardman Animations.We believe that this is an excellent occasion for you to continue supporting your filmmakers by encouraging them to submit their films to Watersprite and we would really appreciate it if you could circulate this information amongst your students or forward it to other relevant parties.For more information about the festival, as well as information on how to submit a film, take a look at visit our website www.watersprite.org.uk.If you, or any of your students, have any further questions about the festival, please do not hesitate to get in touch via submissions@watersprite.org!Best wishes, The Watersprite Team 
Posted On: 10 / 13 / 14

Watersprite is coming!


Submissions are opening on Monday 27th October and will remain open for 4 weeks, closing on Monday 24th November.  We welcome animation, documentary and fiction films up to 20 minutes long, but please submit your films early to avoid disappointment, as we can only accept the first 300 submissions.
 
Now in its fifth year, Watersprite has already established itself as the world’s leading international student film festival, last year we welcomed submissions from 42 countries on 6 continents. It is organised by students for students and offers free submission and entry to all events. Part weekend of talks, demonstrations and workshops delivered by leading industry figures, we provide an unparalleled education in film-making, a platform to bridge the gap between students and professionals and tangible opportunities for new filmmakers. Part international short-film competition, Watersprite aims to recognise and reward talent and nurture the next generation of film-makers worldwide.
In the past, our nominees have received travel bursaries to attend the festival and past prizes have included, for example, a week’s shooting with ARRI’s Alexa camera, production mentorships, software supplied by Final Draft and Spitfire Audio, and a week’s work experience with Aardman Animations.

We believe that this is an excellent occasion for you to continue supporting your filmmakers by encouraging them to submit their films to Watersprite and we would really appreciate it if you could circulate this information amongst your students or forward it to other relevant parties.

For more information about the festival, as well as information on how to submit a film, take a look at visit our website www.watersprite.org.uk.
If you, or any of your students, have any further questions about the festival, please do not hesitate to get in touch via submissions@watersprite.org!
Best wishes,
 
The Watersprite Team
 

Posted On: 10 / 12 / 14

Denver Film Society, Online Scheduling Shiftboard provides easy-to-use web-based staff and employee scheduling tools for healthcare, security, events, universities, non-profits, municipalities, churches, events, and staffing industries. Easy shift scheduling software to coordinate shifts by assigning or letting workers choose and pick-up their own shifts.

The 37th Starz Denver Film Festival, (SDFF37) scheduled November 12 - 23, 2014, is casting volunteers for feature roles!  As a critical component to the success of this annual event, SDFF37 is seeking dedicated and fun-loving film lovers to fill a wide range of volunteer positions leading up to and during the Festival.  Be a part of the most exciting, star-studded event in Denver!


Have fun and get great benefits during the festival.

There are 4 Quick Steps to Becoming a Volunteer for the 2014 Starz Denver Film Festival:

1. Go to www.ShiftBoard.com/DenverFilm, our online volunteer scheduling site.

2. Register to volunteer!

3. All interested volunteers must attend one (1) of the six (6) scheduled volunteer orientations. Volunteers are encouraged to attend an early volunteer orientation for the best choice of positions and shifts. A great way to experience volunteering at the festival is with a buddy, bring a friend to orientation!

4. Sign up for a Volunteer Orientation session viaShiftboard. The dates available are:

  • Saturday, October 11 at 12:00 pm

  • Tuesday, October 14th at 12:00 pm

  • Saturday, October 18th at 12:00 pm

  • Monday, October 20th at 6:30 pm

  • Saturday October 25th at 12:00 pm

  • Tuesday, October 28th at 6:30 pm

Volunteer orientations are held at:

Sie FilmCenter  

2510 E. Colfax Ave

Denver, CO 80206 

Located behind Tattered Cover and Twist & Shout, across from East High School.  

Free parking is available in the parking garage located in the rear of the complex.

SDFF37 Volunteer Benefits Include:

  • Getting first-hand, behind the scenes experience at a world-class film festival

  • Making new friends while creating a new social network around your mutual love of film

  • One (1) Festival Ticket Voucher for each shift worked. Vouchers can be redeemed for one (1) regular priced film to the Starz Denver Film Festival ($14 value) or for year-round regular screening at the Sie FilmCenter ($10 value).

Questions please contact us at volunteer@denverfilm.org or call 303-595-3456 ext. 226

Thank you and see you at the movies!

NEED INTERN FOR PRODUCTION COMPANY

Posted On: 10 / 12 / 14

Hello students! Ramble West Productions is in need of an intern as soon as possible. Originally based out of LA, and now working out of Denver, Ramble West is growing rapidly and needs help with day to day business. Focused on music videos, live concerts and commercials, we are looking for someone who can help with all aspects of the business. We are looking for someone who is intelligent and quick thinking with lots of ideas. Need someone who is organized and detail oriented but who can also just go with the flow. We work internationally and across the country, so we would need you to be able to source anything we might need for shoots wherever we are. There is definitely a lot of help needed with day to day business or office work, but you can help us make this whatever you would like. Graphic design, filming and/or editing experience also a plus. We would like you to be involved in everything we do and we can teach you a lot about the business. We are a small company but have a lot going on and would love to see what you can bring to the table. We work hard but we are also laid back and would love for someone to join our family and grow with us. This is the first time we have sought out an intern so you can help define this position. Please email me with your resume and a quick description of yourself and why you think you’d be good for this position. This is a paid internship. Details will be discussed during interview. Check us out at www.ramblewest.com and we look forward to hearing from you!  Lisa | lisalueneburg@gmail.com

Posted On: 10 / 12 / 14

Want to build your portfolio and win some extra cash along the way? Zooppa is currently hosting a campaign for Campbell’s new Dinner Sauces. Campbell’s created their Dinner Sauces to help busy families enjoy delicious flavorful meals in less time, and spend more time enjoying the special moments with their families. 

Campbell’s needs your help to create 30-60 second videos showing real life moments and how Campbell’s Sauces

 let you have a real meal with the time you have. Include demonstration of main prep steps and tips from package directions. Highlight authentic, real life moments that you either want to make more time for or that create the happy chaos around dinner time.

There is a pool of $30,000 that will be awarded to the top 4 entries.

The deadline to submit your videos to this project is November 11, 2014 at 3:59pm PDT. Be sure to read the full brief for more info on what Campbell’s is looking for and how you can submit your videos.

Posted On: 10 / 12 / 14
Named for renowned director George Sidney, longtime supporter of the SLOIFF and indie filmmakers during his lifetime, this film competition is growing fast! Thanks to filmmakers from all over the world submitting exciting new films of all genres, lengths and subject matter, the SLOIFF is able to offer to its audiences a wide variety of contemporary, thought-provoking cinema and over 85% filmmaker attendance at their screenings. Great scenery, friendly, intelligent audiences, industry reps and wonderful hotels await you in beautiful San Luis Obispo. We hope to screen your film here in March 2015! 
Entries will be accepted for consideration for the 2015 George Sidney Independent Film Competition beginning on June 2, 2014. Select filmmakers will be invited to present their films before a festival audience, March 11-15, 2015.Films will compete in several categories:
Best Full-length Narrative Film (45 min. +) – Cash Prize $1000
Best Full-length Documentary (45 min. +) – Cash Prize $1000
Best Short Film (under 45 min.) – Cash Prize $500
Best College Student Film (any length) – Cash Prize $500
Competition films will also be eligible for Audience Awards in three categories: Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary Feature, Best Short Film and Best in Fest (any length.) Best in the Fest award is a weekend resort package at Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort in Avila Beach.
Competition Rules
Submissions in all categories must be received by November 30, 2014. The extended late submission deadline is December 15, 2014.
For more information, visit http://slofilmfest.org/festival/
Posted On: 10 / 12 / 14

Named for renowned director George Sidney, longtime supporter of the SLOIFF and indie filmmakers during his lifetime, this film competition is growing fast! Thanks to filmmakers from all over the world submitting exciting new films of all genres, lengths and subject matter, the SLOIFF is able to offer to its audiences a wide variety of contemporary, thought-provoking cinema and over 85% filmmaker attendance at their screenings. Great scenery, friendly, intelligent audiences, industry reps and wonderful hotels await you in beautiful San Luis Obispo. We hope to screen your film here in March 2015! 

Entries will be accepted for consideration for the 2015 George Sidney Independent Film Competition beginning on June 2, 2014. Select filmmakers will be invited to present their films before a festival audience, March 11-15, 2015.
Films will compete in several categories:

  • Best Full-length Narrative Film (45 min. +) – Cash Prize $1000
  • Best Full-length Documentary (45 min. +) – Cash Prize $1000
  • Best Short Film (under 45 min.) – Cash Prize $500
  • Best College Student Film (any length) – Cash Prize $500

Competition films will also be eligible for Audience Awards in three categories: Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary Feature, Best Short Film and Best in Fest (any length.) Best in the Fest award is a weekend resort package at Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort in Avila Beach.

Competition Rules

Submissions in all categories must be received by November 30, 2014. The extended late submission deadline is December 15, 2014.

For more information, visit http://slofilmfest.org/festival/

Posted On: 10 / 12 / 14

Submissions

2015 SUBMISSIONS are now OPEN for 2015 LINEUP!

The 9th Annual Buffalo Niagara International Film Festival (BNFF) is a competitive festival. Cash, Awards & Prizes will be available for selected filmmakers.

The 9th Annual BNFF will take place April 10-18, 2015 in Niagara Falls, NY – Niagara Falls, Canada – and surrounding areas.

DEADLINES & ENTRY FEES

Films/Screenplays/Music Videos

Earlybird Deadline – September 15, 2014 - $45

Regular Deadline - October 15, 2014 - $50

Late Deadline - November 15, 2014 - $55

Extended Deadline - December 15, 2014 - $60

Final Deadline - January 1, 2015 - $75