Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Independent Film Arizona - "What's Up Doc?" - Open to the public


From: Independent Film Arizona <news@independentfilmarizona.com>
Sent: Tuesday, December 20, 2016 9:08 AM
Subject: IFA Newsletter January 2017


Independent Film Arizona - Tucson




"What's Up Doc?"




IFA Monthly Membership Meeting: January 3rd at 7pm, The Art Institute of Tucson, 5099 East Grant Road #100, Tucson 

Open to the public

What is it?

Award-winning documentary filmmakers talk about how to get started, how to succeed and how to get your documentary out to the world!  They will show excerpts of their films, discuss their creative journey, and answer audience questions.




The Director's Chair

As always we want to thank you for coming every month to be part of the vibrant Independent Film Arizona community. 
Remember, IFA meetings are free and open to the public, but we also strongly encourage you to take the next step and become a member. For only $25.00 a year, you can be part of this amazing group of people who strive to help the independent Filmmakers of Southern Arizona. Academic memberships are also available for free for actively enrolled students.





The fearless IFA documentarians meet January 4th, 6-8pm, Southern Arizona Media Studio. 911 South Tyndall Ave, #7, Tucson


    Meet the three panelists 



Evan Grae Davis has traveled the world with camera in hand for nearly three decades, highlighting hundreds of human rights issues and social justice causes through short documentaries and feature film.

As an activist, Evan speaks at universities, symposiums and conferences around the world, including TEDxTalks in India and the US. As a consultant, Evan teaches and works with other filmmakers locally and internationally, and also works as a freelancer for non-profits and businesses who desire to tell the story of their product, service or cause.

He will share about his feature documentary, It's a Girl, and talk about how he keeps busy and pays the bills as a full time documentary filmmaker.





Anne Dalton came to Tucson in 2008 from North Carolina where she had worked in public health service design, delivery and communications. After retiring from this field in 2004, she travelled the West and chose to settle in Tucson.

She initially spent winters here studying journalism at Pima Community College and photography. Between 2010 and 2014, she was contracted to supervise the writing staff and provide photography with a local magazine, Community Connections. During that time, she became interested in learning documentary production and produced her first film for Soroptimists International of Desert Tucson in 2011. The film, "The Price of Silence," was about domestic minor sex trafficking in Southern Arizona. The film raised awareness of this national problem locally and was used to inform communities how to protect minors from this crime.

She went on to produce other short docs around community life with an emphasis on art, humor and health. She currently serves on the IFA Board and in 2015 established the first documentary group within IFA to provide training and on-hands experiences in production for those wanting to expand their documentary skills.




Genie Joseph, PhD

Genie was the CEO of Hawaii Movie Studios which produced several low-budget feature films.  She was co-producer of Nickelodeon's Beyond the Break for three seasons.  She is an award winning film and television director. 

Her feature films have been on Variety's Top 50 list and have won international awards.  As a staff producer/director at KITV-4, (The ABC Affiliate in Honolulu) she directed hundreds of TV commercials.  Genie is the author of twenty screenplays – ten of which have been sold and produced by independent companies.
As a film editor, beginning in the days of 35 mmm, she apprenticed to Woody Allen's editors and went on to edit several low-budget features, documentaries, and short films.  Her feature films have been distributed by SONY and played on USA Cable.

With an MFA, she teaches Television Production and Screenwriting at Chaminade University and also taught at Olelo, Hawaii's community Television station with five channels and 24/7 original programming.  She is Vice President of Independent Film Arizona.






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