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Producer's Post: January 2021

Posted on January 15, 2021

We update this list bi-monthly to keep producers informed of announcements, film festivals, funding opportunities, job opportunities and other resources of interest.




Film Festival Submissions

Funding Opportunities



Job Opportunities






Funding Opportunities


Vision Media Maker Open Call - Public Media Fund

Applications for Vision Maker Media funding are now open! By empowering Native communities to tell their stories through film, we can cultivate a more diverse, more understanding world. If you or someone you know has a film looking to be funded apply for 2021 VMMFunding.


Deadline to apply is February 12, 2021.




BAVC MediaMaker Fellowship

BAVC's MediaMaker Fellowship, is open for applications through February 14

We’re looking for filmmakers from across the country, especially those traditionally underrepresented in the industry, who are working on directing their first or second feature documentary. This is a collaborative, community-driven Fellowship for filmmakers who not only want to shape their films in a supportive environment but build career-spanning relationships with peers and mentors.


Racial Justice Reel Camp for Girls

Join us fora FREE & ONLINE Reel Camp for Girls during Spring break 2021. In collaboration with the Pōpolo Project and the UHM Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Campus Center, we will facilitate conversation on Racial Justice, filmmaking, and produce a short film by the end of the camp.


Register by February 15, 2021


2021 HBO APA Visionaries Short Film Competition

Now in its 5th year, the HBO Asian Pacific American Visionaries is a short film competition sponsored by HBO that provides emerging directors of Asian and/or Pacific Islander descent the opportunity to showcase their work.


The theme for the 2021 APA Visionaries Short Film Competition is “Taking the Lead.” Films should portray Asian Pacific Americans as being at the forefront of a given narrative, embracing the spirits of trailblazers, heroes, and luminaries through a unique lens.


Submissions will be accepted at FilmFreeway until April 1, 2021 at 11:59 pm PST. 





Film Festivals


Job Opportunities


VMM Digital Media Coordinator

Vision Maker Media is looking for a professional to digitally coordinate and facilitate Vision Maker Media’s digital media, marketing and fundraising campaign launches, coordinate and post inventive and innovative digital content for Vision Maker Media’s online social media platforms, research social media data and keep updated on digital trends that best educate and engage audience participation regarding Vision Maker Media’s digital and public media content. View requisition S_210008 here, for details and to apply.

Criminal history background check will be conducted. Excellent benefits including staff/dependent scholarship program. Review of applications begins January 22. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is an EO/AA employer and encourages minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.


Director of Communications – Redford Center

The Redford Center is seeking a Director of Communications who will serve as an integral member of our leadership and growth. This dynamic, driven, individual should have exceptional writing skills, proven marketing and communications expertise, and experience with digital storytelling and media campaign. Details within job posting below.

TO APPLY: Submit a resume and thoughtful cover letter detailing your interest and experience to jobs@redfordcenter.org with the subject line “Director of Communications.”

Women Make Movies: Director of Production Assistance Program

Are you passionate about helping women -- especially those who are less represented in the media industries -- to make films? Do you have experience with fiscal sponsorship, grant writing, filmmaking, and/or program management? We would love to hear from you.

Learn more and apply here




POV Fellowships, Residencies and Labs 

Sundance Inclusion Resource Map

Find the support you need with the Sundance Institute Inclusion Resource Map. Whether it's funding, mentorship, or a hub to connect you with like-minded creatives for your next project, the Inclusion Resource Map is a catalog where filmakers from underpresented communities can discover opportunities geared toward their needs.


Vision Maker Media Youth Media Guidebook

The Native Youth Media Guide is for instructors of youth media programs. Vision Maker Media (VMM) seeks to provide Native youth with the skills and tools necessary to harness the power of media for Native-driven storytelling and narrative empowerment. VMM has partnered with MIGIZI in designing a Native Youth Media Guidebook that will aid instructors in classrooms, after school programs and more.

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