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|Toronto Urban Film Festival|
|EARLY BIRD DEADLINE: May 31|
FINAL DEADLINE: July 15
The Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF) is a public film festival that reaches 1.3 million daily commuters on the ONESTOP TTC subway platform screens. TUFF screens the best films from hundreds of submissions showcasing truly unique and wholly creative film, video and animation of all genres. TUFF is open to both Canadian and international submissions. All films screened are silent and exactly one-minute.
For more information: www.torontourbanfilmfestival.com
|Mead Film & Video Festival Ext. Deadline|
|EXTENDED DEADLINE: June 1|
The 35th Annual Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival has extended its deadline to June 1. They're looking for the best documentaries, hybrid works, shorts, experimental films, essay films, animation and new media to showcase this November at the American Museum of Natural History. The Mead Festival screens documentaries that increase our understanding of the complexity and diversity of the peoples and cultures that populate our planet.
For more information: www.amnh.org
|All Roads Seed Grant - 2nd Quarter|
|DEADLINE: June 15|
The All Roads Seed Grant Programs fund film projects by and about Indigenous and underrepresented minority-culture filmmakers year-round and from all reaches of the globe. The program seeks filmmakers who bring their lives and communities to light through first-person storytelling. The program awards grants ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 for up to 16 different film projects annually through quarterly submission deadlines.
For more information: events.nationalgeographic.com
|Milwaukee Film Festival|
|DEADLINE: June 15|
The 3rd Annual Milwaukee Film Festival, taking place Sept. 22 - Oct. 2, 2011, is now accepting feature and short film submissions from all genre as long as the production was completed after January 1, 2009. The Festival will feature the Allan H. and Suzanne L. Selig Audience Awards for feature and short films. There will also be Jury Awards with cash prizes for feature films in documentary and fiction categories.
For more information: milwaukee-film.org
|Media + Technology Funding Outlook|
|Join Grantmakers in Film + Electronic Media on June 16, 2011, for the 3rd Annual Funder Conversation, a gathering that explores the intersection of media, technology and philanthropy. |
Presentations and discussion will cover a broad range of topics, including new initiatives in documentary film, the growing role of non-profit media delivering local journalism and critical issues in media policy among other issues.
For more information: mediatechfunding2011.eventbrite.com
|Good Pitch San Francisco 2011|
|DEADLINE: June 17|
The Channel 4 BRITDOC Foundation, in partnership with the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program are pleased to announce the open call for applications for Good Pitch San Francisco 2011. The call is aimed at filmmakers at any stage of production and of any nationality working on documentary film projects which tackle important global and national issues and enhance our understanding of the world.
For more information: britdoc.org
|Big Sky Documentary Film Festival|
|EARLY BIRD DEADLINE: July 8|
REGULAR DEADLINE: September 9
LATE DEADLINE: October 17
The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, the premier venue for non-fiction film in the American West, is seeking submissions for its ninth annual event taking place February 17-26, 2012. The competition is open to non-fiction films and videos of all genres, subject matter, lengths and production dates. Awards and cash prizes will be given for Best Documentary Feature, Best Documentary Short, Best Mini-Doc and best documentary about the American West.
For more information: www.bigskyfilmfest.org
|Brooklyn Girl Film Festival|
|EARLY BIRD DEADLINE: August 1|
The Brooklyn Girl Film Fest is now accepting submissions for their 1st Annual Film Festival, taking place March 30 - April 1, 2012. The goal of Brooklyn Girl Fest is to showcase the work of women filmmakers from around the globe. The Festival seeks to empower women and their unique and relevant interpretation of the world around them and strengthen the community of women filmmakers.
For more information: www.brooklyngirlfilmfest.com
|Banff Mountain Film Competition|
|DEADLINE: August 2|
The Banff Mountain Film Compatition and Tour is seeking mountain and adventure films! For over 35 years, the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival has showcased a selection of films from around the world during a nine day Festival that takes place annually in Banff, Canada, from October 29 to November 6. Over $40,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded at the 2011 Festival.
For more information: www.banffcentre.ca
|APTS & DEI Announce CPB Grant to Expand the Grant Center|
|The Association of Public Television Stations (APTS) and The Development Exchange, Inc. (DEI) announced they have received a grant from CPB to expand The Grant Center, which identifies and helps secure new sources of federal and foundation funding for public broadcasters.|
The grant will enable APTS and DEI to help public television and radio stations take advantage of funding opportunities throughout the federal government and the foundation world to pursue educational, informational, cultural and technological initiatives consistent with their public service missions.
In the next phase of The Grant Center, APTS and DEI will continue to offer an online clearinghouse, which is a one-stop shop for public broadcasting's grant seekers. This service is free to CPB-qualified public television and radio stations across the country. There are currently over 280 federal and foundation funding opportunities on The Grant Center website, which is searchable and tailored to the needs of public media. The Grant Center will also continue to provide webinars offering operational and technical assistance to stations wishing to explore new funding opportunities.
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|Congratulations to Hopi High School in Keams Canyon, Ariz., who just won twelve awards for radio broadcast and three for print journalism from the Arizona Interscholastic Press Association. |
|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.
PBS Editorial Standards:
a.) Editorial Integrity: PBS's reputation for quality reflect's the public's trust.
b.) Quality: PBS seeks the highest quality available.
c.) Diversity: PBS strives to offer a wide choice of quality content to enhance each member station's ability to meet its local needs.
d.) Local Station Autonomy: No one is better qualified to determine and respond to local needs than the Public Television station licensed to that community.
Click here to read "Roles & Responsibilities"
To find answers to questions like these and more, visit our Producer Handbook.
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