|More grant, conference and film festival listings are available at our opportunities website.|
|WIF Foundation Film Finishing Fund|
|Deadline May 21|
Since the formation of the Fund in 1985, the Foundation has awarded more than $2 million to producers of 170 films. Our mission is to ensure innovative films are completed and seen by audiences worldwide. Previous grant winners include Emmy-nominated Writer/Director Becky Smith.
For more information: www.wif.org
|Seventh Generation Fund for Indian Development|
|Deadline June 1|
Founded in 1977, the Seventh Generation Fund for Indian Development emerged from a call from Indigenous communities in the America. The Seventh Generation Fund is dedicated to promoting and maintaining the uniqueness of Native peoples and the sovereignty of Tribal Nations.
Submit your proposal today!
For more information on how to apply, visit: www.7genfund.org
Here's a highlight of some of the questions that you will need to answer in submitting your proposal:
Briefly describe your community and your organization or project. Include a list of your Board of Directors or Advisory Board, your staff or community representatives, tribal affiliations (if any) and contact information.
Describe the needs, issues and concerns of your community. What are the social, cultural, environmental or other justice issues your organization is working on? What do you hope to accomplish with the help of this grant?
Tell us about your reservation, aboriginal territories, reserve, rancheria, urban Indian community, or wherever your project or organization exists.
Describe your project in detail - what specific community organizing activities and strategies to engage your community members do you propose to meet your objectives?
|11th Annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival|
|Deadline June 1|
Be a part of imagineNATIVE's 11th great year! The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is an international festival that celebrates the best works by Indigenous artists in film, video, radio and new media. Each fall, the festival presents the most compelling and distinctive Indigenous works from around the globe. The works accepted reflect the diversity of the world's Indigenous cultures and display art and culture in contemporary media.
imagineNATIVE is currently seeking film, video, media, art, new media and radio works in all genres by Indigenous filmmakers and producers. imagineNATIVE invites all genres and encourages submissions from first-time and emerging directors.
For more information: www.imaginenative.org
|Bridging Cultures through Film: International Topics Grant Opportunity|
|Deadline June 1|
Bridging Cultures films will spark Americans' engagement with the world through the exploration of countries and cultures outside of the United States, and/or across nations.
Two levels of support are available: Development (up to $75,000) and Production (up to $800,000).
Any U.S. non-profit organization with IRS 501(c)(3) tax exempt status is eligible. Grants are not awarded to individuals. Independent producers who wish to apply are advised to partner with an eligible organization, which can act as fiscal sponsor.
For more information: www.neh.gov
|ITVS Linking Independents and Collaborating Stations (LINCS) Funding|
|Deadline June 18|
Linking Independents and Co-producing Stations (LINCS) provides matching funds of up to $100,000 to producer-station partnerships. Single documentaries and innovative genre combinations will be considered.
ITVS does not match stations and independent producers for LINCS. Stations and producers must apply to LINCS together, after having created a partnership. A list of public television stations can be found on the PBS website.
For more information: www.itvs.org/funding/lincs
|PBS: POV Call for Entries|
|Deadline June 30|
POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14 to 16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 275 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness.
For more information: www.pbs.org/pov
|The Los Angeles |
|The Los Angeles Film Festival is held from June 17-27. It showcases the best of American and International cinema. The expected attendance is 85,000, which means the festival will have a large audience made up of film producers and industry professionals. The festival will showcase more than 100 feature films as well as: gala premieres, panels and seminars, short film programs, music video showcases, free outdoor screenings, live musical performances and unique signature events. The Los Angeles Film Festival event, will join new filmmakers with critics, scholars, film masters and film enthusiasts. |
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Congratulations to Bennie Klain and Leighton Peterson whose film Weaving Worlds won the Best Feature Documentary category at the Black Hills Film Festival! Their win was
announced at the VIP Reception and Awards Celebration on Friday, May 14. |
Congratulations also to Milt Lee whose film Video Letters from Prison was nominated.
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