Silverdocs Needs Screeners

Attention all hard core film nerds – here is your bliss:

Call for Screeners:
SILVERDOCS seeks VOLUNTEER SCREENERS for the 2009 Festival

SILVERDOCS, the ³pre-eminent documentary festival in the US² (Screen
International) seeks Volunteer Screeners to be an integral part of the
programming team. Screeners review a minimum of 40 feature and short
(combined) documentaries submitted to SILVERDOCS 2009. Potential Screeners
should have a critical eye and knowledge of film, and be able to write
articulate and concise evaluations of the films they review. Screeners must
have a DVD player, reliable Internet access, and a qualified point-of-view.
Regular access to a multi-region DVD player is a plus. Screeners are
required to pick up films for review at the AFI Silver Theatre in Silver
Spring, MD during regular business hours.

Should you be selected as a Screener, in return for your services you will
receive an all-access Screeners Pass to the 2009 SILVERDOCS Festival, held
June 15-22, 2009. The Screeners Pass gives you access to SILVERDOCS
screenings, Conference sessions, and parties and events. Screeners are also
invited to watch movies for free at the AFI Silver Theatre year-round (with
some exceptions).

If you would like to apply to be a Volunteer Screener, email with the

RESUME – highlighting any film experience/expertise/interest you may have

COVER LETTER – detailing your interest in the Screener position, and your
knowledge of documentary film in general and of SILVERDOCS in particular

TWO FILM EVALUATIONS ­ 250 words each ­ of any two films that you’ve seen
in the past six months. This will give us insight into your writing style
and critical perspective;

TOP TEN LIST ­ of favorite films of all time, with a particular emphasis
on documentaries.

We are accepting Screener applications now through December 19th. Please
send all of the application materials at the same time via email. We will be
scheduling an orientation session in January at the AFI Silver Theater for
all those Screeners selected to participate. The actual screening review
process takes place early November through late March ¹09.

If you have any questions about the application process, contact SILVERDOCS
Programming Coordinator, Sarah Bilodeau at:

Information about submitting your film and all other details is here.