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Producer's Post: July 2021

Posted on July 13, 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






Film Festival Submissions


Double Exposure Investigate Film Festival 2021

Double Exposure, the first and only film festival in the United States dedicated to the burgeoning intersection between investigative journalism and visual storytelling, returns October 13-17 with a new virtual edition! Home delivery of industry panels, masterclasses, workshops, and networking events focused squarely on creative storytelling powered by the investigative instinct, alongside a slate of top-tier films. For more information and to buy your pass visit dxfest.com.


Funding Opportunities


Black Public Media - Open Call

Black Public Media's 2021 Open Call is for feature-length documentaries and shorts (nonfiction or scripted) that are currently in pre-production or production and intended for public media distribution. Selected projects will receive production funding to advance their work. There are no limits on the subject area. However, we encourage work that will promote discourse and engage audiences around a critical social issue.

Awards can range from $20,000 - $50,000. Grantees are also invited to pitch their projects at our April 2022 PitchBLACK Awards  competition, where selected winners can receive up to $150,000 in additional funding. in April 2022. Please note that BPM funding awards are licensing agreements for public media distribution.


IDA+XRM Incubator

International Documentary Association’s (IDA) newest global fund is now accepting applications. The Incubator supports character-driven vérité shorts. Apply by August 2, 2021 to receive $25,000 towards production and post-production expenses and editorial guidance from Oscar and Emmy-nominated mentors.


Nia Tero – Pasifika Journalism Fellowship

Nia Tero is proud to announce its inaugural Pasifika Journalism Fellowship to support Native and Indigenous-led news reporting in Pacific Island communities.   

The Pasifika Journalism Fellowship will support 7 emerging journalist who identify as Pacific Islanders (or pairs with a Pacific Islander lead) to cover stories based around on Pasifika peoples care for land and sea.  

Applicants should have at least 2 years of experience in broadcast, print, photo, video, blogging/vlogging, or podcast journalism and have an important story that they want to tell. The Fellowship comes with a $6000 (USD) stipend, story development support, and networking opportunities through programming that will run from September 2021 - February 2022. Fellows who submit an application as a pair will split the $6000 stipend and both will be expected to participate in the Fellowship programming.


New York Foundation for Arts - City Arts Corps Grant

CALLING ALL NYC ARTISTS! Through the City Artists Corps Grant, you can receive 5k for a project engaging the public this summer and fall! DCLA, NYFA and 16 other cultural organizations have united to expand our reach and resources ensuring that no artist is left behind. Register for an upcoming information session with New York Women In Film & Television OR watch Black Public Media and Firelight Media's previously recorded info session. Learn more and apply! Cycle 2 deadline is July 20. Cycle 3 will begin July 27 and close August 10.





Filmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) New Narratives

NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA), supported by WarnerMedia OneFifty, has created NewNarratives, a content program built to identify emerging global artists by tapping into NFMLA’s community and extensive pool of artistic talent. The NewNarratives initiative will advance, fund, and amplify unique, innovative creators whose narratives, stories, and characters transcend borders and dismantle convention.

NewNarratives seeks to discover original, authentic work with a strong point of view and identify compelling storytelling that speaks to contemporary themes in innovative and resonant ways. Free from any set parameters on theme and genre, episodic or feature film concepts that push convention are at the program’s core.

NewNarratives will award one artist a grant to support the development of a new project. The funded material will also be introduced by OneFifty to the WarnerMedia family of companies for further development consideration. Program applications will open up to members of NFMLA on July 19, 2021, with a submission deadline of August 27, 2021.

Program and submission information is available at www.NFMLA.org/NewNarratives.



PacArts Movement - Creative Leaders Fellowship

The Pacific Arts Movement Creative Leaders Fellowship program will be offered twice during the calendar year to coincide with both major festival events (San Diego Asian Film Festival in November and Spring Showcase in April). The Fellowship emphasizes high-level professional development objectives like leadership skills, communication, team building, and collaboration through weekly sessions with our core staff. Each week’s discussion will be structured around storytelling as a means for communicating the mission and program goals of Pac Arts. These discussions will be roughly 3 hrs long and occur twice a week. Participants will receive a $250 stipend at the completion of the program. Current college students or recent graduates are encouraged to apply.


Learn more and apply here.







Job Opportunities


Pac Arts Movement - Development Associate

Pacific Arts Movement is seeking an engaging, detail-oriented, and community-oriented team member to serve as a Development Associate.

A full-time, non-exempt, hourly position, the Development Associate is responsible for performing a wide range of development and administrative support for the organization. Within a team framework, the Development Associate will assist with membership engagement, development support, sponsor and board communications, and general administrative support. The Development Associate reports to the Executive Director.

To apply, Pacific Arts Movement seeks to fill this position immediately. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@pacarts.org with “Development Associate” in the subject line. Please NO CALLS. Pacific Arts Movement is an equal opportunity employer and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.


CAAM is hiring a Program Coordinator

CAAM seeks motivated individuals who are passionate about Asian American issues and working with the Asian American film and media arts community to join our program team. The Program Coordinator will support and manage CAAM’s talent development and special projects activities, including: the Documentaries for Social Change Fund, Fellowship Program, CAAM's regional initiatives, and other special projects. Learn more and apply here.


Pacific Community - Culture Programme Assistant

The Culture Programme Assistant will be responsible for providing logistical and administrative support to ensure efficient and smooth operation of HRSD’s Culture for Development program and more specifically towards the “ACP-EU Programme (Pacific) Enhancing Capacity for the Sustainability of Cultural and Creative Industries in the Pacific” Project.


Pacific Community - Finance and Grants Officer

The Finance and Grants Officer will manage the project accounting, audit, budgetary controls, monitoring of financial performance/progress in compliance with EU requirements, procurement for services contracts and project assets, disbursement of funds. The position will also provide the Project Manager with strategic financial advice, ensure the completion of assigned project and donor reporting, oversee, and manage audit functions and assist with the administrative and coordination duties associated with the project.


Redford Center - Various Positions

The Redford Center uses the power of storytelling to galvanize environmental justice and regeneration — and we are currently searching for someone to help us tell our own story.

If you are a communications professional with dreams of joining an impact organization with intersectionality at its core, apply for our open Communications Officer position.

We are an equal opportunity employer. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and LBGTQ+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


Learn more at redfordcenter.org/careers for details



WGCU - Digital Director

The Digital Director is responsible for the operation, design and performance of the WGCU digital portfolio including websites, mobile platform, social media, engagement and marketing initiatives. This position provides oversight of digital product analysis, data and performance metrics across digital platforms, with a focus on audience and revenue growth opportunities. Works collaboratively to ensure consistency of WGCU’s digital brand and quality in the creative presentation of news and associated public affairs programming for digital publication.

WGCU - Executive Producer

The Executive Producer, Multi-Media Content manages a team of reporters and content creators in the production, programming and publishing of multiplatform news products that are high quality and maintain WGCU’s brand. Works collaboratively with journalism production services to engage in continual-improvement of news products. Ensures that news products maintain public media editorial standards and funding guidelines.


Women Make Movies –Administrative and Finance Manager

Are you a whiz with finances and exceptionally organized? Do you have 5+ years experience working in operations and finance? Would you love to work for a nonprofit media arts organization dedicated to supporting women filmmakers and amplifying women’s voices? Our friends @womenmakemovies are hiring an Administrative and Finance Manager. Learn more and apply today: 




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.



Think Tank for Quality and Inclusion

Tips for accurate representation of Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders


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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