|More grant, conference and film festival listings are available at our opportunities website.|
|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 advisory 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
|NAPT Heads to Orlando, Florida, for the 2011 PBS Annual Meeting|
The Orlando World Center Marriott will be this year's PBS Annual Meeting headquarters. Held May 16-19, the event will feature special guest speakers and performers, and highlight new content available to PBS stations for the coming year.
NAPT Executive Director Shirley K. Sneve (Rosebud Sioux), Assistant Director Georgiana Lee (Navajo) and Marketing Director Jessica Kinser will be in attendance with station relations consultant Regina Eisenberg.
For more information about upcoming attractions from NAPT, visit: www.nativetelecom.org/coming_attractions
|7th Annual IAB MIXX Awards|
|FINAL DEADLINE: June 24|
The international IAB MIXX Awards honors the teams and talent that push interactive advertising to new levels-celebrating creatives and brands for unprecedented work in the interactive arena and elevating the creative and metric standards of the medium. Focused on creativity and impact, the MIXX Awards is the only competition that evaluates all key facets of interactive marketing.
For more information: www.iab.net/mixxawards
|IFP's Independent Film Week|
|IFP's Independent Film Week, is currently accepting applications for filmmakers, producers and screenwriters for its 33rd annual forum. They're currently seeking entries for the following sections:|
Emerging Narrative (5/6): For U.S. writers and writer/directors seeking producers and agents to develop, produce, represent and finance their scripts.
No Borders (5/20): For U.S. and international producers with partial financing on new narrative projects seeking additional partners.
Spotlight on Documentaries (5/25): For U.S. filmmakers with projects in production or post-production seeking financing partners, broadcast/distribution opportunities and festival invitations.
For more information: www.ifp.org/independent-film-week
|United Nations Association Film Festival|
|EARLY DEADLINE: May 11|
DEADLINE: May 21
LATE DEADLINE: June 1
The 14th United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF) is now open for submissions. The festival, taking place October 21-30, 2011, in San Francisco, celebrates the power of international documentary films dealing with human rights issues. In addition to their ongoing celebration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, this year they emphasize the theme "Education is a Human Right."
For more information: www.unaff.org
|NALIP's Doing Your Doc|
|DATES: 5/13/11 - 5/15/11|
Doing Your Doc: Diverse Visions, Regional Voices is an intensive 3-day workshop to work with internationally renowned speaker Fernanda Rossi and receive project mentoring on your documentary idea, proposal or trailer. Doing your Doc is designed especially for media makers of Colorado, preparing you to receive production funding and apply to national professional programs while developing your unique stories and views.
For more information: www.nalip.org
|2011 Public Media Content Fund|
|DEADLINE: June 6|
The Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB) Public Media Content Fund is an open invitation to independent producers to submit proposals for a program, series or short web-based digital video (of no longer than 20 minutes) on any subject that relates to or is representative of Latino Americans that is appropriate for public television and/or one of its platforms.
For more information: www.lpbp.org
|Arts Writers Grant Program|
|DEADLINE: June 8|
The Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program encourages and rewards individual writers whose work addresses contemporary visual art through grants in the following categories: articles, blogs, books, new and alternative media, and short-form writing. Grants range from $3,000 to $50,000 depending on the needs and scope of the project.
For more information: artswriters.org
Council on Foundations' Film/
|DEADLINE: June 25|
The Council on Foundations and Grant-makers in Film + Electronic Media (GFEM) are seeking submissions for the Council on Foundations' 45th Annual Film & Video Festival. The festival promotes foundation support of creative, high-quality productions that expand the boundaries of the use of media for the social good. The committee will give special consideration to projects that demonstrate innovative strategies for distribution, outreach, public education and civic engagement.
For more information: www.fundfilm.org
|POV's Call for 2012 Broadcast Season|
|DEADLINE: June 30|
Attention all filmmakers! POV--public television's premier showcase for independent, non-fiction film--seeks programs from all perspectives to showcase in its annual national PBS series in 2012. All subjects, aesthetic approaches and lengths are welcome.
For more information: cfe.pov.org
|Louisiana Filmmakers Grant Program|
|DEADLINE: July 1|
The Louisiana Filmmakers Grant Fund Program is designed to support Louisiana's independent filmmakers, who are vital to the state's entertainment industry and the state's long-term goals for an indigenous entertainment industry. Applications are accepted during a one-month window twice a year. The next window lasts June 1 to July 1, 2011.
For more information: www.louisianaentertainment.gov
|The Dallas VideoFest (Sept. 22-25) is now accepting entries for its 24th Festival. VideoFest has specialized in fiercely independent, imaginative, unusual, provocative and sometimes description-defying electronic media. It is a bastion of true independent media, offering viewpoints and voices and visual styles that don't always have expression in more mainstream festivals.|
For more information: videofest.org
|The New Media Toolkit|
|The New Media Toolkit is a project of the Renaissance Journalism Center. The kit is a curated collection of online tools, tutorials and resources designed to help non-profits and ethnic and community news organizations navigate the often intimidating and ever-evolving new media landscape. |
Whether you're a beginner or a pro, you will find valuable information on the technologies and best practices you need to tell a community's stories in compelling ways, engage new audiences, optimize your website and measure online impact.
Check out the New Media Toolkit today and see how it can help ease your production life.
For more information: newmediatoolkit.org
Congratulations to Luke Griswold-Tergis and Cory Mann (Tlingit) for their documentary film, Smokin' Fish, which was selected to be shown at the 2011 "At the Movies" series at the National Museum of the American Indian May 19 &21. The annual series of outstanding feature films celebrates the work of Native Americans in the movies.
Congratulations to Don Young, Director of Programs for the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM), who was selected as the award recipient of the 2011 KQED Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Local Hero. KQED-9 will broadcast the awards ceremony on May 22 at 5 p.m. and May 23 at 7:30 p.m.
|Resources from the NAPT Producer Handbook|
The NAPT Producer Handbook serves as a leading resource for media makers in regards to each step of the documentary filmmaking process.
Frequently Asked Questions from Producers:
Q: When do I need to secure Errors and Omissions Insurance?
A: E&O Insurance should be secured after completion of the production but prior to any distribution of the production. The E&O policy should cover any intended distributions of the production, and it must cover the broadcast of the production over public television. A copy of the E&O insurance binder is now required as a final deliverable prior to the making of the final payment under any funding agreement or acquisition. In the event the producer intends to distribute the production in other markets or the NAPT member also acquires additional distribution rights, the E&O policy must cover each of those distribution methods.
Q: Why must I give NAPT exclusive public television rights? What if I receive money from ITVS and ITVS requires those rights as a condition of funding?
A: As a funder of public television productions, producers must provide NAPT with exclusive public television rights to secure its interest in/rights to the program--this right guarantees that the program will be available exclusively for public television broadcast. CPB also requires that NAPT secure the exclusive public television rights to protect its (and CPB's) financial investment. NAPT's funding of a program, presentation rights and exclusive public television rights will not preclude funding from ITVS, CPB, PBS or other public television sources. Generally, the agreements of subsequent funders will reflect that NAPT holds the exclusive public television rights. Furthermore, if a producer has already contractually assigned the exclusive public television rights to another entity like ITVS prior to seeking NAPT funding (and provides a copy of the signed contract), NAPT will amend its agreement to reflect the rights held by ITVS or the other public telecommunications entity.
To find answers to questions like these and more, visit our Producer Handbook FAQs page.
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