|More grant, conference and film festival listings are available at our opportunities website.|
|DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards|
|DEADLINE: March 2
For non-profits, video is a great way to share your mission, messages and goals. The medium educates, makes others aware of issues, progress that's being made and the work that still needs to be done. The DoGooder Awards recognize non-profits that see the importance in this in hopes that others with take the step and begin to use video in their programs.
For more information: www.see3.net/dogooder
|SCF Travel and Training Grants|
Southwest - March 4Oklahoma - April 22Upper Plains - May 27
Under the Strengthening Communities Fund (SCF), First Nations will provide three local capacity building trainings to rural and reservation-based Native American communities in the United States. Project participants will be selected from 22 targeted Native American communities that have excessive poverty and low income statistics.
SCF is designed to increase the capacity of non-profit organizations, whether secular or faith-based, to address the broad economic recovery issues present in Native American communities.
For more information: www.firstnations.org
|DEADLINE: March 4
Call for interactive documentary projects to participate in new docXchange open to European and North American producers. docXchange is a two-step program comprised of fostering professional development and offering potential financing opportunities for your interactive documentary project. The first part of the program takes place in May 2011 with a three-day seminar/workshop at Hot Docs in Toronto, Canada. The second part takes place in September 2011 with a one-day financing forum at Nordisk Panorama in Aarhus, Denmark.
For more information: www.filmkontakt.com
|PTFP's Grant Webinar|
DEADLINE: March 6
Public Telecommunications Facilities Program (PTFP) will be hosting a webinar on March 7 on the application process for the FY 2011 Grant Cycle. This webinar is open to all applicants and will be approximately one hour long.
PTFP is a competetive grant program to help public broadcasting stations, state and local governments, Indian Tribes and non-profit organizations construct facilities to bring educational and cultural programs to the American Public using broadcasting and nonbroadcasting telecommunications technologies.
For more information: www.ntia.doc.gov
|Hugo Television Awards|
|DEADLINE: March 11
Call for submissions for the 47th Hugo Television Awards, which have honored the important events, beloved personalities and inspiring ideas that have shaped the unforgettable moments of television. Every year, the most innovative members of the television industry submit their work to the Hugo Television Awards to be recognized as a leader in the field who pushed the envelope and displayed mastery of their craft. Now is the time to be recognized for your part in influencing the ever-advancing field of television.
For more information: www.cinemachicago.org
|All Roads Seed Grant Programs|
|DEADLINE: March 15|
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 on March 15, June 15, September 15 and December 15.
For more information: events.nationalgeographic.com
|All Roads Film Festival|
|DEADLINE: March 21|
National Geographic's All Roads Film Project is now accepting submissions for the its 2011 All Roads Film Festival.
The All Roads Film Project is a National Geographic program dedicated to providing a platform for indigenous and underrepresented minority-culture storytellers around the world to showcase their works to promote knowledge, dialogue and understanding with a broader, global audience.
For more information: events.nationalgeographic.com
|CBS's Writers Mentoring Program|
|DEADLINE: April 1
Applications are now being accepted for the CBS Diversity Institute's Writers Mentoring Program. The program helps aspiring writers to break in and move up in the business. Each participant is matched with two mentors who provide advice and support on improving participant's writing skills, as well as career advice and guidance. The primary focus is to provide access and networking opportunities for talented and motivated diverse writers.
For more information: diversity.cbscorporation.com
|PUMA.Creative Impact Award|
|DEADLINE: April 1
Submit your films for the first ever PUMA.Creative Impact Award, a major new annual award to honor the documentary film creating the most significant impact in the world. This award acknowledges the film's makers and will help the continuation of the film's campaign.
Their aim is to draw attention to the finest social justice filmmaking in the world, with a prize that underlines the role and importance of documentary film in society.
For more information: puma.britdoc.org
|Hawaii International Film Festival|
|DEADLINE: May 1
A call-for-submissions is now open for the Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF). The Festival is dedicated to the advancement of understanding and cultural exchange among the peoples of Asia, the Pacific and North America through the medium of film. Programmers choose an average of 150 features, documentaries and film shorts. Among them are world premieres, North American premieres, U.S. premieres, experimental films, animation and digital works representing social and ethnic issues, and first features by new directors.
For more information: hiff.org/industry
|Rural Route Film Festival|
|DEADLINE: May 5
Call-for-submissions! The Rural Route Film Festival highlights independent works that deal with rural people and places. While so much media is set within the confines of big cities, Rural Route wants to showcase the many unique and extraordinary overlooked voices of the 'everyday' world. They strive to put together an international community of like-minded artists that produce fiction films, documentaries and experimental pieces from the fields, mountains, desert and sea. Topics include: progressive agriculture, outdoor adventure, indigenous issues, the environment and travel.
For more information: ruralroutefilms.com
|Website's New Look. |
The NAPT website launches improvements for all users at
nativetelecom.org--the new look includes an educational resources section offering instructional tools such as lesson plans, post-screening viewer discussion guides, interactive timelines, digital media clips and more.
NAPT has also improved our
members' area to allow for multiple search criteria when looking for media makers in Indian Country.
You can now search by job title, skill set and/or location. A new feature sure to please is the proximity filter, so people working on a production in a certain location can find potential crew members local to the area. Also new to the members' section are areas where educators, students and parents can connect and discuss ideas for the classroom amongst numerous other topics important to education.
A new calendar will aid in looking up funding opportunities, film festival deadlines, as well as the option to sign-up for a reminder email from NAPT before the deadline expires.
NAPT feels that the new features of the site will create a user-friendly experience that will bring you closer to the resources you've been looking for. If you haven't done so already, please join the NAPT family by becoming a registered user of the new site. If you're already a current user, be sure to check out the new look and update your profile
with any recent accomplishments or location updates.
It's easy to update your profile as a media maker, selecting the new skill set fields that apply to you so that potential collaborators will be able to find you when they search on those skills.
Just login, scroll down, click on the edit tab, click on the profile button, fill out all the new fields and click save. Also, if you have
forgotten your username and password, don't worry, there is an easy way to request a new password.
Finally, if you are having problems with using the site or want to get some instructions on how to make the most of the site, check out www.nativetelecom.org/101
for quick tutorials.
|Congratulations to Larry Pourier (Oglala Lakota) and Sam Hurst of Good Meat. The film will be screening on April 28 at 7 p.m. at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Union Theater. Click here for more info. |
Congratulations to Heather Rae (Cherokee) and Sande Zeig of Apache 8. The film will be screening at the Native American Film + Video Festival.
Congratulations to Neil Diamond (Cree) of Reel Injun: On the Trail of the Hollywood Indian. The film has been selected as one of the U.S. Input 2011 international selections to be presented at the conference in Seoul, Korea, May 9-12.
|Filmmakers: Need a Music Score?|
|Filmmakers, if you're looking for a music score for your upcoming film, here's a tip. Check out the new filmmaker-composer matchmaking service, scoreAscore. |
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