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|AmeriCorps VISTA Job Opportunity|
NAPT and NSAIE have an opening for an AmeriCorps VISTA member. The position is responsible for the development of radio and television series that advance traditional Native values in society. Dedicated to the further development of a serial radio drama and a television series, this NSAIE AmeriCorps VISTA job opportunity is located at NAPT in Lincoln, Neb. Duties include maintaining partnerships with program partner organizations and individuals, coordinating an adivsory committee, research, grant writing, funding and additional resources, research health information and provide capacity building organizational support, as needed.
To find out more, or to apply, visit: www.americorps.gov
DEADLINE to apply is June 1, 2011.
|Internship with Prairie Public & NAPT|
Prairie Public Broadcasting (PPB) and NAPT are pleased to offer a paid television broadcast internship for the summer of 2011 for undergraduate or graduate students. With major funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), the purpose of the internship is to increase the production and producing skills of the intern. One of the goals of the internship will be the production of a feature on Native American history or culture to run as part of PPB's monthly broadcast magazine series "Prairie Mosaic."
To find out more, or to apply, visit: www.prairiepublic.org
Download the application form.
DEADLINE to apply is April 29, 2011.
|Vera List Center Fellowships|
|DEADLINE: April 11|
The Vera List Center invites applications for 2011-2013 fellowships. Two fellowships will be awarded, each spanning ten months and tied to the Vera List Center's focus theme for 2011-2013.
The objective will be to focus on the material conditions of our lives and call for a comprehensive understanding of the relationship between objects and people that may provoke more responsible, ethical and ecologically sound politics.The fellowship is part-time, non-residential, and carries a $10,000 stipend, disbursed monthly.
For more information: www.veralistcenter.org
|Movies that Matter Funding|
|DEADLINE: April 18|
Movies that Matter, an initiative of Amnesty International, wants to open people's eyes to human rights through film. Movies that Matter has a strong international focus, resulting in a growing number of international activities. It promotes human rights film screenings worldwide, offers advice and assistance and stimulates the exchange of knowledge and experience.
For more information: www.moviesthatmatter.nl
|Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund|
|DEADLINE: April 25|
The Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund will provide annual production grants totaling $75,000 to be used in the creation of original, independent documentary films that illuminate pressing issues in the United States.
Grants will be made to up to five projects that tell a compelling story and focus on one of Pare Lorentz's central concerns--the appropriate use of the natural environment, justice for all or the illumination of pressing social problems.
For more information: www.documentary.org/parelorentz
|Women in Film Foundation's Film Finishing Fund|
DEADLINE: April 29
The Women in Film Foundation's Film Finishing Fund (FFF) annually provides individuals up to $5,000 cash and in-kind production services to deserving filmmakers needing help to complete their film projects. The Film Finishing Fund can be used for everything from re-shoots to ADR to visual effects, and you don't even have to be a Women in Film member to apply for the award.
For more information: www.wif.org/foundation
|Catapult Film Fund|
|DEADLINE: April 29|
Catapult Film Fund provides early funding to documentary filmmakers who have a compelling story to tell, have secured access to their story and are ready to shoot and edit a trailer/reel for production fundraising purposes.
The Fund's mission is to enable filmmakers to develop their film projects to the next level at a moment where funding is hard to find. They support powerful stories, and moving storytelling, across a broad spectrum of issues and perspectives.
For more information: www.catapultfilmfund.org
|NMAI Artists Leadership Program|
|DEADLINE: May 1|
The National Museum of the American Indian announces its call for proposals for the Indigenous Artists: Artist Leadership Program.
The program targets mid-career indigenous artists from the Americas. Selected artists go to Washington, D.C., to do research in the Smithsonian collections, then return home to lead either a youth community art project, or an artist workshop. Artists in the program receive a $7,000 contract award to cover project costs, supplies and materials.
For more information: americanindian.si.edu
|NMAI Emerging Artists Program|
DEADLINE: May 1
The Emerging Artist Program, hosted by the National Museum of the American Indian, promotes artistic achievement among Native students at Tribal colleges, or in American Indian study programs.
Selected students go to Washington, D.C., for five days of research, then return to college to create new artwork. Students in the program receive travel expenses and a $500 honorarium.
For more information: americanindian.si.edu
|All Roads Film Festival Extended Deadline|
|DEADLINE: May 2|
National Geographic's All Roads Film Project is continuing to accept submissions until the extended deadline for their 2011 All Roads Film Festival. The Festival will be taking place September 14-18, 2011, in Washington, D.C. You can submit your film via withoutabox.com.
For more information: events.nationalgeographic.com
|Create or Die 2|
|DATE: June 2-5|
At this four-day event, journalists and others will conceive, design and pitch ideas for the next news and information businesses, tools and services that amplify diverse voices and strengthen the role of communities in shaping their stories.
The gathering serves as a sandbox in which professionals ranging from programmers to journalists can initiate entrepreneurial journalism ventures. At the same time, regional participants will incubate new ideas to re-invigorate the news ecology in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina. The event is designed around result-driven conversations that spark collaboration and innovations.
For more information: journalismthatmatters.org
Latino Public Broadcasting's Board of Directors Names
Sandie Viquez Pedlow as Executive Director
The Board of Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB) announced the appointment of Sandie Viquez Pedlow as LPB's new Executive Director as of July 6, 2011.
"I am honored and thrilled to become the next Executive Director of Latino Public Broadcasting. I look forward to working with its strong staff and the community's talented filmmakers in realizing the full potential of LPB. We will continue to grow its visibility, impact and quantity of content reflecting Latino and Latina stories within public media and education, as well as across many platforms," said Pedlow.
LPB funds public media programs, which provide impactful stories from a variety of Latino producers across the country. LPB is one of five minority consortia including Native American Public Telecommunications, Inc. (NAPT), the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM), Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC) and the National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC).
To find out more about the National Minority Consortia (NMC), visit www.nmcmedia.org.
Congratulations to filmmaker Neil Diamond of Reel Injun: On the Trail of the Hollywood Indian, winner of a 2011 Peabody Award.
Congratulations to director Bennie Klain (Navajo) and producer Leighton C. Peterson for their film, Columbus Day Legacy, which has been selected to screen at the 2011 Indie Spirit Film Festival, April 14-17, and the 14th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival, April 21-28.
Congratulations to Jack Kohler (Karuk/Yurok/Hoopa), Stephen Most and Steve Michelson for their film, River of Renewal, which has been selected to screen at the Cowichan Aboriginal Film Festival on Friday, April 15, at 7:00 p.m.
Congratulations to producer/director Valerie Red-Horse (Cherokee) and producers Gale Anne Hurd and Stacy Mahoney for their film Choctaw Code Talkers, which was screened at the 7th Annual Stories N Motion Film Festival at Haskell Indian University in Lawrence, Kansas, on April 2.
|NAPT Receives |