|More grant, conference and film festival listings are available at our opportunities website.|
|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 filmmakers have created, through their professional associations, a clear, easy-to-understand statement of fair and reasonable approaches to fair use.
Click here to read "Best Practices in Fair Use"
To find answers to questions like these and more, visit our NAPT Producer Handbook.
|PUMA.Creative Catalyst Award|
| DEADLINE: August 15|
The Puma.Creative Catalyst Award is an international documentary development fund, offering 40 awards annually. This is a rapid response fund, providing resources in the early stages of documentary projects. These awards are open to emerging and established filmmakers working anywhere in the world. Puma welcomes one-off, creative documentary ideas of any length, subject, style and form, but they are particularly keen on ideas that speak to PUMA.Vision's core values of safe, peace and creative.
For more information: puma.britdoc.org
|American Indian Film Festival|
| DEADLINE: August 16|
The American Indian Film Institute is currently seeking film and video entries for the 36th annual American Indian Film Festival. The Festival is the nation's oldest and most recognizable venue for American Indian film arts and entertainment, earning a reputation for excellence and integrity. The annual Festival and American Indian Motion Picture Awards Show draw an audience of nearly 6,000, anticipating the latest in American Indian cinema and music.
For more information: www.aifisf.com
|Indigenous Film Fellowship|
|DEADLINE: September 1 |
The Indigenous Film Fellowship (IFF) is seeking creative, dedicated and talented filmmakers to submit their stories. The IFF is offering a two-year program that will partner emerging indigenous film talent with notable and established filmmakers worldwide. The first year of the program will focus on the development of storytelling through script, while the second year of the fellowship will focus on the production planning and strategizing to help the grantees successfully create solid marketing and financing plans.
For more information: indigenousfilmcircle.com
|Montreal's Festival du nouveau cinema "3x3x3"|
The 3x3x3" contest is aimed at directors, producers and creators interested in cross-media production. If you are a creator with an existing project and you wish to develop it for new platforms, here is your chance to gain valuable creative versatility through targeted professional training. This initiative will oversee the blooming of 3 projects, each benefiting from the guidance of 3 mentors, and each to be developed on 3 distinct platforms.
For more information: page.zonefestival.com
|Native Voices' Call for Scripts|
|DEADLINE: Between September 1-15|
Native Voices at the Autry, the nation's premier Equity Theatre company dedicated to the development and production of new works for the stage by Native American artists, is now accepting script submissions of short and long plays for three different series including: Short Plays Festival, Festival of Full-Length New Plays, and 2012 First Look Series where selected plays receive a ten-hour workshop and public presentation at the Autry National Center.
For more information: theautry.org
|Women & Girls Lead Microfund|
| DEADLINE: September 15|
The Independent Television Service (ITVS) is beginning a multi-year, public media initiative called Women & Girls Lead, which is an innovative public media initiative designed to focus, educate and connect women, girls and their allies across the globe to address the challenges of the 21st century. ITVS is awarding up to 20 microgrants, available on a rolling basis until all grant funds have been distributed, for late summer/early fall starter activities for the initiative.
For more information: www.itvs.org
|Montreal's Festival du nouveau cinema "Girls Just Wanna Have Phones"|
Montreal's Festival du nouveau cinema, in collaboration with Vidéo Femmes, invites women filmmakers to create and submit short films from smart phones based on the theme '40.' A jury of industry pros will select the best works, which will then be screened at the Festival. Films must be directed by a woman, follow the theme '40,' be shot with a cell phone, be 4 minutes max and be subtitled in either French or English if shot in a language other than French or English.
For more information: videofemmes.org
|Sounds Elemental in NYC|
| DEADLINE: September 26|
This opportunity may be especially appealing to those working in traditional documentary formats eager to recalibrate their orientation to sound and craft. Producers benefit from intensely individualized attention from renowned sound artists-teachers, Harvestworks' Hans Tammen, and public radio producer and musician Brenda Hutchinson. New York Times new media editor Amy O'Leary will also lead an afternoon mini-dive into audio slide shows.
For more information: www.airmedia.org
LPB to Receive the Imagen Foundation's Prestigious Norman Lear Award
Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB), a non-profit organization funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, announced on August 9 that they will be honored with the prestigious Norman Lear Award at the 26th Annual Imagen Awards gala on August 12, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The Norman Lear Award is given each year to a Latino writer or entity that has excelled creatively to dispel negative stereotypes and perceptions of the Latino community. Latino Public Broadcasting Executive Director Sandie Viquez Pedlow and LPB Founder and Chairman of the Board Edward James Olmos will be on hand to accept the award.
Read the full press release
A big congrats goes out to Cory Mann (Tlingit), Luke Griswold-Tergis and the entire crew of Smokin' Fish because the film just won the Best Documentary Award from Montreal's Séquences Magazine.
Congratulations Traci Morris, Director of Operations for Native Public Media, who has been recently appointed to represent Tribal interests on the FCC's Consumer Advisory Committee.
Congratulations to Beth Hoppe and Donald Thoms--these two outstanding individuals will be taking on key roles in transforming the primetime programming for PBS as the new Vice Presidents for General Audience Programming. Read the full press release.
Congratulations to Steve Young, Devin Wagner and Argus Leader of Growing Up Indian which received an Honorable Mention at the 2011 Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism.
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