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Resources from the NAPT
The NAPT Producer Handbook serves as a leading resource for media makers in regards to each step of the documentary filmmaking process.
Documentary Distribution Primer:
In this section, you will find information on some of the distribution orgranizations that provide the satellite feed for your documentary. PBS is the most commonly known distribution mechanism for public television exposure. A few organizations include:
· Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
· American Public Television (APT)
· National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA)
Click here to read "Documentary Distribution Primer"
To find answers to questions like these and more, visit our NAPT Producer Handbook.
|New Podcast Interview with NAPT: "What Makes a Winning Open Call Proposal?"|
This newly released podcast interview featuring NAPT's Executive Director Shirley K. Sneve (Rosebud Sioux), Assistant Director Georgiana Lee (Navajo) and Multimedia Intern Blue Tarpalechee (Muscogee Creek) will aid you in learning the top things that organizations look for in program funding proposals.
Listen to the Podcast
|Conference Call to Start Radio Stations|
|DATE: July 20|
A newly passed law is creating a one-time opportunity for community-based organizations to launch new radio stations in cities and towns across the United States. Think about what your organization or community could do with its own radio station! Join Radio Summer for a nation-wide conference call to learn more about how arts and culture groups can seize this opportunity.
For more information: radiosummer.org
To register: events.r20.constantcontact.com
|Open Dialogue Youth Media|
|DATE: July 21|
NAMAC members who are directly involved in youth media programs are invited to participate in this live chat where youth media practitioners share ideas, resources and strategies. Limited to the first 10 members who register. This program is free for NAMAC members. The chat will be observable by the public, who can also chime in with questions and comments.
For more information: namacyouth.eventbrite.com
|Complimentary Passes for Indigenous Women Attending iWDMS|
|DEADLINE: July 25|
Women in Film & Television - Toronto (WIFT-T), in partnership with the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, is pleased to provide two Indigenous women with a complimentary pass to WIFT-T's International Women in Digital Media Summit (iWDMS), October 23-25 in Stratford, Ontario. The candidates selected will also receive an All-Access Pass to the 12th Annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, October 19-23, in downtown Toronto. Travel expenses and accommodation are not included.
For more information: www.nativetelecom.org/events
|Royalty Claim Forms Available|
|DEADLINE: August 1|
Royalty Claim Forms are now available for filing of claims to cable or satellite royalty fees. This is for use by a copyright owner claimant, or authorized representative thereof, who claims to be entitled to royalty fees collected from cable or satellite carriers of television broadcast signals under the statutory license set forth in 17 USC 119 for the previous calendar year. The person filing this form must be either the copyright owner claimant or the duly authorized representative thereof.
For more information: www.loc.gov
|Reel Change Workshop|
|DEADLINE: August 5|
Working Films and The Fledgling Fund are bringing Reel Change: Managing Social Issue Film Campaigns to the Bay Area. This interactive three-day workshop is designed to develop the skills required to be an audience engagement coordinator for social issue documentaries and cross-platform media projects. These positions support the development and day-to-day management of nontraditional distribution for film and online projects tied to on-the-ground efforts for change.
For more information: workingfilms.org
|2011 NEW U Fellowship|
|DEADLINE: August 26|
New U: News Entrepreneurs Working Through UNITY is a competitive program for journalists of color who want to become entrepreneurs. The New U Fellowship supports and helps grow the creative ideas of participants through a national "startup camp" which will be held Oct. 17-19, 2011, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Seventy-five percent of available spots will be awarded to members of AAJA, NAHJ or NAJA. NEW U is open to a variety of entrepreneurial ideas, but they must reasonably be related to news media and/or communications industries.
For more information: unityjournalists.org
|LA Skins Fest|
|DEADLINE: October 15|
The LA Skins Fest is now accepting entries for the 2011 film festival taking place November 16-20. They accept all genres and all lengths of films made by and/or about Indigenous people. Sponsored by the most high profile movie studios and television networks and supported by their Tribal nations, the LA Skins Fest has truly merged the Native American community of Los Angeles with the Hollywood entertainment industry.
For more information: www.laskinsfest.com
|If I Had a Trillion Dollars Youth Film Fest|
|DEADLINE: January 15, 2012|
The American Friends Service Committee has announced its call for submissions for the 2nd annual "If I Had a Trillion Dollars" (IHTD) Youth Film Festival, raising the question, "If you had all the power, what would you do with a trillion dollars?" The IHTD Festival is accepting entries from all youth under the age of 24 whose films speak out on the federal budget and the money spent on the U.S. military, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans.
For more information: www.afsc.org
ITVS' 20th Anniversary Film Festival Kicks Off July 15
The Independent Television Service (ITVS) will be kicking-off their 20th Anniversary with a film festival beginning July 15 and running through
Programs will stream online freely for three days with several supporting elements such as engagement features, live chats, interactive timelines and more.
Be sure to check out ITVS' website to take part in this amazing opportunity.
Congratulations to Bennie Klain (Navajo) and Leighton C. Peterson of Weaving Worlds, which will screen on Sunday, July 17 at the Black Mesa Weavers event at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles.
Congratulations to Producer/Director/Writer Valerie Red-Horse (Cherokee) and Gale Anne Hurd of Choctaw Code Talkers, which has been selected to be screened at the 14th United Nations Association Film Festival (Oct. 21 - 30) in San Fransisco, CA. Valerie's film was one selected out of over 600 different submissions!
Congratulations to Luke Griswold-Tergis for his film, Smokin' Fish, which has been selected to be screened at the 33rd Mill Valley Film Festival (Oct. 7 - 17). Mill Valley is listed by Screen International as one of the 'Top 10' Festivals in the United States!
Congratulations to Julianna Brannum (Comanche) of LaDonna Harris: Indian 101 and Longhouse Media for Winter in the Blood--both films recently achieved their Kickstarter fundraising campaign goals due to the generous support of Indian Country and supporters of Public Television.
Thank you to
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