Archive for June, 2012

Today on Pride of the Ocean | Friday June 15

Friday was our final day in Bermuda, and although it was raining, we still had a great day!

We began with our morning screening of SHELTER, presented by producer JD Disalvatore, and followed with an impromptu screening of CineSLAM Film Slam Seminar participant Cheryl Furjanic’s documentary SYNC OR SWIM.


After our lunchtime break, we began again in Michael’s Lounge on board the Summit for our CineSLAM Film Slam Seminar/ Webisode panel discussion with Randall Jenson (50FAGGOTS), Sebastian La Cause (HUSTLING), and JC Calciano (STEAM ROOM STORIES). It was truly an exciting and educational discussion. Click the links above to see for yourself!

Finally, we closed the day with our second official group dinner, sponsored by The Advocate!

Our festival Cruise Director Jim Pollin (left) and festival Program Director John Scagliotti (right) at our second official group dinner, sponsored by The Advocate.

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Today on Pride of the Ocean | Tuesday June 12

Today was our second full day on the ocean, and we are well underway. This morning we opened with the awkwardly hilarious short GAYBY by Jonathan Lisecki, and the powerful documentary WISH ME AWAY, starring Chely Wright.

In the late morning, Miriam Cutler, musical composer, held an enlightening seminar titled “Know the Score: What Film Music Brings to Storytelling”, followed by our second round of CineSLAM Film Slam Seminars.

Tomorrow morning we will arrive in Bermuda, and we will post pictures from the previous days’ events.

 

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Today on Pride of the Ocean | Monday June 11

Today began our first of many screenings this week, and a busy day it was! We began with the amazing documentary VITO by Jeffrey Schwarz. Miriam Cutler, the film’s musical composer is on board with us, and did a wonderful Q&A session after the film.

Following VITO, was our first “Filmmaker on Board, Special Screening” with producer Lesli Klainberg presenting PAUL MONETTE: THE BRINK OF SUMMER’S END.

In mid-afternoon we held our first of three CineSLAM Film Slam Seminars, which is a program that offers the chance for filmmakers to workshop their works-in-progress among a group of talented peers.

Finally, we finished the day with our first official group dinner and the elegant Cosmopolitan restaurant.

Looks like it’s going to be a great week!

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Bon Voyage, Pride of the Ocean 2012!

From left to right: Susi Walsh (Exec. Dir. of the Center for Independent Documentary), John Scagliotti (our program director), Geisha Cumberbatch (our cruise associate)

Last night we held our Bon Voyage Party at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Center in NYC. We had a lot of fun, and it was a great opportunity for those who arrived early to meet up.

We also officially announced our film festival cruise destination for 2013 – Seattle to Alaska! Click here for a detailed itinerary.

From left to right: Jennifer Howd (co-founder Q-Me Con), Mark Payne (Emmy Award-winning make-up artist), and Casper Andreas (Dir. "Going Down in LA-LA Land")

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