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VisionMaker Film Festival
This September 30-October 6 in Lincoln, Omaha and Kearney, Nebraska, NAPT will screen 37 Native works consisting of documentaries, features and shorts by Native filmmakers.
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|Ind. Sector Conference Scholarship|
| DEADLINE: September 16|
The Independent Sector Scholarship program targets leaders of small and medium-sized non-profits who represent and work with minorities and underrepresented groups. Eligible participants are talented and innovative executives of small and medium-size non-profit organizations with an annual budget of less than $5 million. Join 1,000 of the brightest minds from non-profits, foundations and corporate giving programs for high impact networking and programming that challenges you to think differently about the issues we face.
For more information: www.independentsector.org
|Made From Scratch Film Event|
| DEADLINE: September 28|
FATHOM+HATCH, a New York-based marketing and innovation consultancy, is hosting an evening of short films to explore the theme of 'Made From Scratch.' It will spotlight the ongoing legacy of New Yorkers who create products, companies and ideas wrung from the raw materials of the city and themselves. They are accepting 3-5 minute New York-centric stories that capture the creation of culture made from scratch. Modest, heroic, artsy, businessy, but always focused on New Yorkers following their creative passions.
For more information: fathomandhatch.com
|Mother Wit Human Rights Film Fund|
| DEADLINE: September 30|
Chicken & Egg Pictures is proud to be launching the Mother Wit Human Rights Film Fund. This mission-driven fund was created to support the human rights movement in the most compelling way that Chicken & Egg can be helpful with--a story driven documentary. The Fund is dedicated to supporting women filmmakers and courageous human rights activists who together from both sides of the camera take on critical human rights struggles in the global south and the U.S.
For more information: www.chickeneggpics.org
|Four Tribeca Film Institute Grants|
| DEADLINE: October 10|
Submissions are now open for four of Tribeca Film Institute's programs for narrative, non-fiction and new media filmmakers. Beyond providing grants for filmmakers, these programs also include year-round support, resources and industry connections for the grantees.
TFI Documentary Fund
TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund
Tribeca All Access
TFI Latin America Media Arts Fund
For more information: www.tribecafilminstitute.org
Native American Indian Film &
|DEADLINE: October 20|
Eastern Cherokee, Southern Iroquois & United Tribes of South Carolina have officially opened their Call for Entries, accepting submissions of independently produced film and video, feature length and short length films, documentary, experimental, student, religious/spiritual, animation, comedy, horror/Sci-Fi and all genre of music videos, for the 14th Annual Native American Indian Film & Video Festival of the Southeast. The festival is a time to educate folks about contemporary Native American issues, Native theme documentaries and to discuss film and video literacy and the power it has to tell Native stories by Native people.
For more information: www.nativetelecom.org
|Pitch the 406|
| DEADLINE: November 30|
Studio 406 is an incentive program that's all about helping movie makers make movies in Montana. Pitch the 406 is a contest that takes our incentives to the next level. The call for submissions is now open for all filmmakers looking to earn $20,000 toward making a film in Montana. In order for your pitch to qualify, you must have some financing in place and a finished script, as well as want to shoot your film in Montana.
For more information: scout406.com
|Atlanta Film Festival|
| DEADLINE: December 9|
The Call For Entries for the 2012 Atlanta Film Festival (March 23, 2012 to April 1, 2012) are now open. Now in its fourth decade, the Atlanta Film Festival is the area's preeminent celebration of cinema. It is the largest and longest-running festival in the region, welcoming an audience of over 25,000 to discover 150+ new independent, international, animated, documentary and short films, selected from 1,800+ submissions from all over the world.
For more information: www.atlantafilmfestival.com
|Hot Docs Film Festival|
| EARLY DEADLINE: December 2|
FINAL DEADLINE: January 13
Film submissions to the Hot Docs 2012 official program are now being accepted. The Festival is scheduled for April 26 - May 6, 2012. All films must have been completed after January 1, 2011 and must be Toronto premieres. All feature films selected for Hot Docs, with the exception of those screening in retrospective programs, are eligible for the Sundance Channel People's Choice Award.
For more information: www.hotdocs.ca
|Native American Library Services Grant|
|DEADLINE: March 1, 2012 |
The Native American Library Services Basic Grant is non-competitive and distributed in equal amounts among eligible applicants. Grants are available to support existing library operations and to maintain core library services. The Education/Assessment Option is supplemental to the Basic Grants. Indian Tribes, Alaska Native villages, regional corporations and village corporations are eligible to apply for funding.
For more information: www.imls.gov
On the Set:
Winter in the Blood
The film Winter in the Blood has been a labor of love for the state of Montana. It was made by the local Smith brothers--Andrew and Alex, funded locally and based on a novel by a local Native American author, James Welch.
This summer, NAPT partnered with Longhouse Media in Seattle, WA, to offer six multimedia summer internships on the set of Winter in the Blood.
The film is centered around Virgil First Raise (Chaske Spencer) as a man who is not only haunted by the death of his brother, but is also on a search to find his wife, Agnes, who stole his rifle and left town. The search leads Virgil off the Reservation and into an ill-conceived scheme that ultimately leads him risking his own life to save another.
To read more about Chaske Spencer of Twilight Saga fame and three-time Independent Spirit Award nominee actor Gary Farmer of fame for roles in Powwow Highway, Dead Man and Smoke Signals, click here to read the full LA Times article.
Congratulations to Jack Kohler (Kurok/Yurok/Hoopa) and Stephen Most for their film, River of Renewal, which has been selected to screen at three different film festivals this fall: Sept. 18 at the Big Bear Lake International Film Festival; Oct. 21-30 at the 14th United Nations Association Film Festival in Palo Alto, Stanford University, East Palo Alto and San Francisco; and Nov. 3 at the Ninth Native American Symposium and Film Festival in Oklahoma, at Southeastern Oklahoma State University.
Congratulations to Valerie Red-Horse (Cherokee) and Gale Anne Hurd for their film, Choctaw Code Talkers, which also was selected to be screened at the 14th United Nations Association Film Festival in Palo Alto, Stanford University, East Palo Alto and San Francisco.
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