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|Tulsa International Film Festival|
|EARLY BIRD DEADLINE: February 14
FINAL DEADLINE: July 18
The Tulsa International Film Festival is now accepting entries for the 2011 festival being held September 22-25. The Tulsa International Film Festival is a multi-genre festival with additional sub-divisions including Emerging Filmmaker (Students), Nightmare Division, Women Behind the Camera and Indigenous Cinema. Over $20,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded to the winners.
For more information: www.tulsafilmfestival.org
|Black Hills Film Festival|
|DEADLINE: February 15|
The 2nd Annual Black Hills Film Festival (BHFF) provides a unique and new way to experience the famed Black Hills region of South Dakota. BHFF showcases the newest in independent film, and offers classes and forums for film artists to sharpen their craft and share their skills. After an acclaimed inaugural edition in 2010, the Festival is rapidly expanding and is on the lookout for narrative, documentary and short films alike. BHFF is also interested in student films, music videos and short documentaries.
For more information: www.blackhillsfilmfestival.org
|Call for American Indian and Alaska Native Artists|
|DEADLINE: February 18
The Minority Health Resource Center is in the process of developing American Indian/Alaska Native Youth-related digital educational materials. They are seeking American Indian and Alaska Native artists that can portray regional and cultural areas. OMHRC is accepting all styles and themes of American Indian/Alaska Native Art. Once chosen to work on the project, artists will be compensated.
*All art must be original and appropriate for conversion to a digital format.
For more information: www.nativetelecom.org/forum
|"Tactics to Track Digital Performance" Webinar|
|Wed, February 23, 1-2pm
In this one-hour webinar on the National Center for Media Engagement's (NCME) Peer Network, NPR and PBS will be sharing their tactics for using web analytics to measure their progress, their key performance indicators and describing how they obtain those measurements and how you can do the same.
NCME will also describe a "free" service, called the Analysis Exchange, that allows you to explore, analyze and take advantage of web metrics. Come learn how to improve your on-line results and prove the value of interactive to your management with minimal investment!
To register: mediaengage.org/webinars
For more webinar listings: mediaengage.org
|Doing Your Doc: Diverse Visions, Regional Voices|
Feb. 25-27, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois
The National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALILP) is offering a unique chance to work with internationally renowned speaker Fernanda Rossi, story consultant to over 300 films including two Academy Award Nominees, in a weekend seminar in Chicago to kick-start your documentary. Registrants will also receive project mentoring on their documentary ideas, proposals and/or trailers.
"Doing your Doc" is designed especially for media makers in the diverse and local communities of Illinois, preparing you to receive production funding and apply to national professional programs while developing your unique stories and views.
For more information: www.nalip.org
|American Indian Journalism Institute|
|DEADLINE: March 1
For 10 days in June, AIJI will provide a unique opportunity for selected Native American student applicants by teaching them the craft of journalism through one of several courses taught at the Freedom Forum's Al Neuharth Media Center. Accepted students are placed in an appropriate course based on their experience, interests and previous coursework.
After successful completion of the program, top AIJI graduates are hired for a six week, paid summer internship as either reporters, copy editors, photographers or multimedia journalists with daily newspapers and with The Associated Press.
For more information: freedomforumdiversity.org
|Ford Foundation's JustFilms|
The Ford Foundation has announced JustFilms, a new $50 million investment to support and expand the community of documentary filmmakers whose works focus on urgent social issues. The global initiative will seek out filmmakers and mediamakers around the world producing works with passion and purpose, but who often lack funding to realize their visions or reach audiences.
JustFilms will invest $10 million over each of the next five years, both to individual projects and through major partnerships with the Independent Television Service, the Sundance Institute and others.
For more information: www.fordfoundation.org/issues
|International Documentary Challenge|
|DEADLINE: March 2|
The International Documentary Challenge is a timed filmmaking competition where filmmakers have 5 days to make a short non-fiction film. All of the registered participants make their films between March 3rd and 7th. In addition to being restricted on time, the filmmakers must choose between two assigned documentary genres and are assigned a specific theme that will dictate the content and direction of their film. The top 12 films premiere at the Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival in Toronto where the winners are announced.
For more information: www.docchallenge.org
|IFP's Independent Filmmaker Labs|
|DOCUMENTARY DEADLINE: March 11|
NARRATIVE DEADLINE: April 8
IFP's Independent Filmmaker Labs are a year-long fellowship supporting independent filmmakers when they need it most--through the completion, marketing and distribution of their first features. Labs provide community, mentorship, and film-specific strategies to help filmmakers reach their artistic goals, support the film's launch
and maximize exposure in the global marketplace. The program consists of three focused workshops in spring, fall and winter in New York City.
For more information: www.ifp.org/labs
|Native Spirit Film and Video Festival|
|DEADLINE: June 30|
The Native Spirit Foundation is pleased to invite filmmakers, organizations and individuals to submit their films to the 5th annual Native Spirit Festival of Indigenous people to be held in London and Spain during October 2011.
The Native Spirit Festival was founded and is directed by Indigenous peoples. The Festival acts as a platform to promote the voices of Indigenous cultures and the protection of their rights. Native Spirit Festival is a non-commercial, non-competitive festival.
For more information: www.nativetelecom.org/forum
|The Breath of Life Archival Institute for Indigenous Languages |
|DEADLINE: March 2|
This two-week institute, funded by the Documenting Endangered Languages program, is seeking applications for participants and mentors as well. At this hands-on set of workshops, teams of participants paired with mentors will explore the language resources in archives in the D.C. area, particularly the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institution's National Anthropological Archive. Visits to the archives will be supplemented by lectures and workshops on linguistics, language teaching and learning, and related topics.
For more information: www.endangeredlanguagefund.org
|2011 PBS Innovation Awards|
PBS and local public television stations invite you to enter the PBS Teacher Innovation Awards!
The contest is open through March 31, 2011. This year, PBS Education will recognize 48 teachers for their innovative use of digital media (including PBS media) in the classroom. Twelve lucky educators will win a weeklong Innovation Immersion Experience with the Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan. Winners will be announced in May 2011.
To find out more or to
enter, visit: http://www.pbs.org.
Congratulations to director Bennie Klain (Navajo) and producer Leighton Peterson of their film Columbus Day Legacy, which has been chosen as a selection for the 2011 Big Sky Film Festival Award Competition. The Festival will be held in Missoula, Montana, February 11-20, at the Historic Wilma Theatre. Festival information can be found at bigskyfilmfest.org
Congratulations to Jed Riffe, producer and director of California and the American Dream, for the addition of his series to the remarkable collection, Just Films, supported by the Ford Foundation. This film collection reflects the Ford Foundation's commitment to groundbreaking documentaries that inform, inspire and advance change. The powerful stories and images can viewed at www.fordfoundation.org.
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