Februrary 2019 E-News


Welcome to February! The Vision Maker Media team has been busy preparing for the upcoming year, and we're excited to bring you some big news. Keep scrolling to check out what we've been up to and visit our  website to keep up on the latest!

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Vision Maker Film Festival Presents 
Indigenous Women's Films
March 8th, 2019
Vision Maker Media, in partnership with the UNL Women's Center, celebrating Women's week, will showcase six powerful films by and about Indigenous women, March 8, 2019. The event features special appearances by Brooke Pepion Swaney (Blackfeet/Salish), Kendra Mylnechuk (Lummi), Elizabeth Castle, and Marcella Gilbert (Oohenumpa Lakota).

Tickets available via Eventbrite, on our Facebook page or visit visionmakermedia.org. If the events do not sell out, a limited number of tickets will be available at the door.
Join the Vision Maker Media Team
Seeking a Director of Finance and Administration
Vision Maker Media is looking for a highly skilled professional to join us to fulfill our mission to empower and engage Native People to share stories. The ideal candidate will be responsible for the operational and financial systems that ensure compliant, effective and efficient business functions including its programs and initiatives, grants and project administration. 

Applicant reviews begin Feb. 22
Click here for additional information and requisition S_190079
Words From a Bear: Film Review Sundance 2019
The Hollywood Reporter
Robert Redford is among those expressing admiration for the work of Pulitzer Prize-winning Native American author N. Scott Momaday in Jeffrey Palmer's revealing documentary.
Read more.
Sundance 2019
Vision Maker Media At Sundance 
Along with our premiere of Words from a Bear, the 2019 Sundance Film Festival was a hot stop for thriving and upcoming Indigenous filmmakers, in Park City, Utah.

This year, Sundance featured eight Indigenous Films, in addition to events that focused on the inclusion and expansion of the Indigenous Narrative.  Read more.
NATIVe - Indigenous Cinema
Vision Maker Media Attends the European Film Market
Vision Maker Media will be part of NATIVe - Indigenous Cinema, a market stand at the European Film Market (EFM) in Berlin. It showcases market-ready feature films by Indigenous artists from around the world.    Read more.

2019 Vision Maker Media Public Media Project Fund is Now Accepting Applications
Vision Maker Media invites applications for projects intended for public media that represent the cultures, experiences and values of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Vision Maker Media will consider funding projects at any production stage, including research and development, production, post-production and new media. 

Apply Here 



This month we are celebrating our most popular films: our Alaskan films! Experience the corporations of Alaska, their day-to-day life, culture, and issues that many Alaskan leaders are working to change.  In a land of vanished resources and thriving culture and leadership, learn how you can make a difference. 

Check out our titles by and about Alaskan Natives.
Upcoming Screenings
Check out what's showing in your area!
  Blood Memory
When:  Feb 5, 2019
Where:  Indian Health Service Conference
Glenside, AZ

When:  Feb 13, 2019
Where:  ND Indian Child Welfare & Wellness Conference
Fort Berthold, ND 

When:  Feb 18, 2019
Where:  Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
Missoula, MT

 The BlackFeet Flood
When: Feb 15, 2019
Where: Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
Missoula, MT

When:  March 6, 2019
Where:  Techartista
St. Louis, MO

 Warrior Women
When: Feb 7, 2019
Where: Ruth Sokolof Theater
Omaha, NE

When: Feb 15, 2019
Where: Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
Missoula, MT
Filmmaker Opportunities
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