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|Toronto Youth Shorts Film Festival|
Get out those camcorders, phone cameras and digital cameras because submissions for the 3rd Annual 2011 Toronto Youth Shorts Film Festival is now officially OPEN! The festival is now accepting short films of all formats (including HD-Video) made by those between the ages of 18-28 that are under 20 minutes in length!For more information: www.torontoyouthshorts.com
|Coney Island Film Festival|
|DEADLINE: April 29|
LATE DEADLINE: June 24
Extended LATE DEADLINE: July 8
The 11th Annual Coney Island Film Festival announces its call for entries for this year's festival to be held September 23-25, 2011, in Coney Island (Brooklyn, New York). The mission of the Coney Island Film Festival is to raise funds for the non-profit arts organization Coney Island USA and to present an engaging and entertaining program of films in the heart of Brooklyn's most storied neighborhood.
For more information: www.coneyislandfilmfestival.com
|Out Twin Cities Film Festival|
|DEADLINE: April 29|
The Out Twin Cities Film Festival has a call for entries for its festival that runs June 2-5, 2011. All submissions will require a GLBTQ story theme or a direct member from the production team to be Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender or Queer. A direct member means: Director. Writer. Director of Photography. Camera Person. Actor. Producer. Gaffer. Multiple submissions are allowed with "separate genre categories" and separate entry forms.
Fore more information: www.outtwincitiesfilmfest.com
|George Stoney Fellowship|
|DEADLINE: May 1|
Working Films is seeking candidates with a demonstrated commitment to social justice and an interest in documentary film and social media for the 2011 George Stoney Fellowship. They are especially interested in candidates who possess the initiative to take on new and innovative assignments. The Stoney Fellowship lasts 8-10 weeks and takes place at their Wilmington, North Carolina, office, starting in June or July.
For more information: nativetelecom.org
|AIR: Sounds Elemental|
|DEADLINE: May 6|
AIR is now accepting applications for their popular Sounds Elemental intensives convened in partnership with Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center in New York City. These week-long intensives (Metal: June 13-17 and Wood: December 12-16) are designed to provide mid to advanced level media producers with a unique opportunity to explore unconventional approaches to assembling sound and telling a story.
For more information: www.airmedia.org
|New Orleans Film Festival|
|DEADLINE: May 6|
The New Orleans Film Society is pleased to announce that they are now accepting submissions for the 22nd annual New Orleans Film Festival (NOFF), to be held October 14-20, 2011. NOFF is looking for new and original films completed on or after January 1, 2010, and are accepting films in six categories: narrative feature, narrative short, documentary feature, documentary short, animated, and experimental.
For more information: neworleansfilmsociety.org
|All Sports LA Film Festival|
|DEADLINE: May 15|
Whether it is a dramatic or comedic piece, screenwriters and filmmakers should share their great stories in regards to the world of sports. This festival gives the many sports fanatics out there an outlet for their love of competition. The festival welcomes any films where the subject matter deals with mental and physical competition for the sake of winning a prize. So stories from auto racing to badminton and spelling bees to chess are welcomed.
For more information: www.allsportslafilmfest.com
|Native Youth Film & Video Festival|
|DEADLINE: June 1|
The Native Youth Film & Video Festival is now accepting short films from Native American filmmakers 17 years of age and younger. Selections will be screened at 2011 Santa Fe Indian Market film events.
For more information: www.futurevoicesofnewmexico.org
|imagineNATIVE 2011 Festival|
|DEADLINE: June 1|
Submit your film, video, radio and new media works for the 12th annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival. This year's festival runs from October 19-23, 2011, in Toronto, Canada. imagineNATIVE is an international festival that celebrates the latest works by Indigenous peoples at the forefront of innovation in film, video, radio and new media. Each fall, the festival presents a selection of the most compelling and distinctive Indigenous works from around the globe. The works accepted reflect the diversity of the world's Indigenous Nations and illustrate the vitality and excellence of the art and culture in contemporary media.
For more information: www.imaginenative.org
|Telluride Film Festival|
|SHORTS/STUDENT DEADLINE: July 1|
FEATURES DEADLINE: July 15
Telluride Film Festival (September 2-5, 2011), presented by National Film Preserve, Ltd. announces its call for entries in all categories including student, short and feature length films. All submissions must have been completed after July 15, 2010, and no works in progress will be accepted. Feature-length films (60 minutes or longer) will only be considered if they are to have their first North American screening at Telluride Film Festival.
For more information: www.telluridefilmfestival.org
|Minnesota Film & Video Grant Program|
The 2011 Minnesota Film & Video Grant Program, in connection with the Jerome Foundation, will award grants to emerging film and videomakers in the disciplines of experimental, narrative, documentary and animated film and video making. The program places emphasis on projects in their early stages of production. Projects in the post-production phase will also be considered.For more information: www.jeromefdn.org
|Crested Butte Film Festival|
|The first annual Crested Butte Film Festival is a 3-day (Sept. 30- Oct. 2) international festival showing documentary, feature and short films. The Crested Butte Film Festival is dedicated to providing an annual forum that celebrates the art of film and the power of storytelling. Their mission is to inspire and educate their audience through films and discussions that spark creativity, cultural awareness, and personal and social change.|
For more information: crestedbuttefilmfestival.org
Peggy Berryhill Wins the 2011 NFCB
The National Federation of Community Broadcasters announced on April 12 that the 2011 Bader Award will be given to Peggy Berryhill.
Peggy has been instrumental in organizing Native radio stations, bringing Native content and raising awareness of Native issues to the entire public radio system throughout her 38-year career in broadcasting.
Ms. Berryhill will be presented with the award at the 2011 Community Radio Conference, June 1-4 in San Francisco.
Read the full press release.
Congratulations to Producer Brian Truglio of NAPT's Racing the Rez on the April 6 arrival of his twins Nina and Renzo!
Congratulations to Producer Leighton C. Peterson and Director Bennie Klain (Navajo) of Columbus Day Legacy which is continuing to receive recognition and screenings at several festivals across the nation including the University of Kentucky (April 18), Cine Las Americas (April 21) and the Black Hills Film Festival (May 12-15).
Congratulations to Gary Robinson (Choctaw/Cherokee) of Tribal Journeys of the Pacific Northwest for being selected to screen at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues Mary 16-27 in New York.
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