|More grant, conference and film festival listings are available at our opportunities website.|
|Webinar on the Arts in Media Guidelines|
|DATE: July 13|
The NEA (National Endowment for the Arts) will be conducting their second webinar, in a set of three, on the new the Arts in Media guidelines. The webinar will be from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET. Following an overview presentation on the guidelines, staff will be available to answer your questions.
For more information: nea.gov/grants
|Global Film Initiative - Summer Cycle|
|DEADLINE: July 15|
The Global Film Initiative is pleased to announce the call for the Summer 2011 Cycle of its feature-film production grants program. Grants are awarded to filmmakers whose work exhibits artistic excellence, authentic self-representation and accomplished storytelling. Monies received through the Initiative's Granting Program are used to support completion of film production and to subsidize post-production costs. This year, the Global Film Initiative will award production grants of up to $10,000 each to select applicants.
For more information: www.globalfilm.org
|Mountainfilm Commitment Grant|
|DEADLINE: July 15|
Mountainfilm has committed to help creative individuals tell stories that represent the spirit of the festival. Grants go to filmmakers, photographers, artists and adventurers whose projects are intended to move audiences to action on issues that matter. They are particularly looking for projects that will have a positive and tangible effect on specific and vital issues. It is also essential that the project is invested with both the passion and capacity to be fully completed.
For more information: www.mountainfilm.org
|American Indian Youth Film Workshop|
|DATES: July 17-22|
Students will complete a short film and learn the following: to use cameras, to set up & design shots for filming, to create storyboards, to edit video, to create & edit soundtracks and to produce special effects. All students ages 13-18 may register. Students will be housed on Michigan State University campus for 4 days, where lodging and meals will be included for each student.
For more information: www.nai.msu.edu
|Extended Deadline for Native Spirit Fest|
|DEADLINE: July 20|
The Native Spirit Foundation is pleased to invite filmmakers, organizations and individuals to continue submitting their films to the 5th Native Spirit Film and Video Festival of Indigenous people, which has extended its submission deadline from June 30 to July 20. Use this opportunity to get your films in today! The Festival acts as a platform to promote the voices of Indigenous cultures and the protection of their rights. Native Spirit Festival is non-commercial and non-competitive.
For more information: www.nativetelecom.org/events
|DEADLINE: July 22|
The UnionDocs Collaborative (UDC) for non-residents is a one-year program for six emerging media producers. It is both a rigorous platform for exploring contemporary approaches to the documentary arts and a process for developing an innovative group project. The program focuses on providing the most effective resources for individuals at the beginning of their careers, including: mentoring, dynamic interaction, wide exposure and more.
For more information: www.uniondocs.org
|ITVS' Open Call Fund|
|DEADLINE: July 29|
ITVS' Open Call provides completion funds for single non-fiction Public Television programs on any subject and from any viewpoint, works in progress and programs that can be completed within one year of the contract. Projects must have begun production as evidenced by a work-in-progress video. Open Call funding is only available to independent producers who are citizens or legal residents of the U.S. and its external territories.
For more information: itvs.org/funding
|Riverrun International Film Festival|
EARLY DEADLINE: Aug. 1 REGULAR DEADLINE: Oct. 3
LATE DEADLINE: Nov. 1 EXTENDED LATE: Dec. 16
RiverRun's 2012 Call for Entries is officially open! The festival is a non-profit cultural organization dedicated to the role of cinema as a conduit of powerful ideas and diverse viewpoints. Their mission is to foster a greater appreciation of cinema and a deeper understanding of the many people, cultures and perspectives of our world through regular interaction with great films and filmmakers.
For more information: www.riverrunfilm.com
|International Water & Film Events (IWFE)|
|DEADLINE: November 30|
The International Secretariat for Water (ISW) is now accepting film entries for the 3rd IWFE, taking place in Marseille, France, from all walks of life who wish to express their views on water issues with the theme, "The Time for Solutions." Entries could highlight solutions, local/ regional solidarity actions, stories of individuals, or could even be a humorous take on the importance of water for human beings and the environment.
For more information: www.riec-iwfe.org
|The Arts in Media Grant|
|DEADLINE: September 1|
Grants are available to support the development, production and national distribution of innovative media projects about the arts (e.g., visual arts, music, dance, literature, design, theater, musical theater, opera, folk & traditional arts, and media arts including film, audio, animation and digital art) and media projects that can be considered works of art. Grants generally range from $10,000 to $200,000.
For more information: www.arts.gov/grants
Deadline: July 8, 2011
This weeklong production workshop, which will be held October 15-21, 2011, at WGBH in Boston, is designed to identify and nurture the next generation of talent for public media.
The CPB/PBS Producers Academy is offering a "scholarship" opportunity to 25 iindividuals to attend this workshop. If you are interested in applying, please submit three (3) copies of the following:
· Completed Application Form
· Resume (must include education & television production experience)
· Letter of Recommendation
· One (1) Non-Returnable VHS Tape or DVD of recent work
For complete entry details, please visit: www.pbs.org
|Congratulations to Producer/Director/Writer Luke Griswold-Tergis and Producer/Writer Cory Mann (Tlingit) of the film Smokin' Fish, which will be screening twice daily at the Southeast Alaska State Fair in Haines, Alaska, July 28-31. |
|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.
In this section, you will find information on some of the issues that affect independent producers (the IRS, fiscal sponsors, payroll services, independent contractors, etc.), as well as budgeting, record keeping and other financial requirements.
Click here to read "Financial Reporting"
To find answers to questions like these and more, visit our Producer Handbook.
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