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
Apply by April 19, 2021 to the IDA Enterprise Documentary Fund Body: The first round of International Documentary Association (IDA)’s 2021 funding open call is now accepting applications for support from the Enterprise Documentary Fund!
The grant is open to feature-length documentary projects in production that integrate journalistic practice while exploring original, contemporary stories. US and international co-productions are all welcome.
Welcome to Chechnya, One Child Nation and Knock Down The House are just some of the acclaimed titles that have received funds as well as project-tailored pro bono legal support, research and fact-checking support, and consultations with experts and craftspeople. Apply now!
We have launched the Native American Media Alliance COVID-19 Relief Fund for Native Americans in above the line and below the line positions. This initiative is in partnership with Netflix and provides $2,000 for eligible participants. The application can be found here.
The Miller / Packan Film Fund supports documentaries that Educate, Inspire and Enrich. The Fund is financed through the Rogovy Foundation. We believe in the transformational power that comes from enlightening narratives and inspiring characters.
The Fund began granting in 2016. Each year, grants totaling $200,000 are awarded to between eight and twelve filmmakers. The fund operates an open call submission process, and awards are announced bi-annually. Each grant is one-time only and offered in amounts up to $25,000. Due to the large number of submissions, our selection process is highly competitive.
Submissions are accepted on an open call basis with Award Winners announced in January and June. The 2020 Winter Open Call has now closed. To be considered for the 2021 Summer Awards, please submit your application by 23:59 EST on May 15th, 2021.
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.
The Jackson Wild Media Lab (JWML) is an immersive, cross-disciplinary science filmmaking workshop that brings scientists and media creators together to learn from leaders in the profession and work together to develop effective tools to communicate about science, nature and conservation with diverse audiences across the world’s evolving media platforms. For nine days, Media Lab fellows will work side-by-side with instructors and industry-leading mentors to gain intensive hands-on film making experience, learn the science of science communication, get a crash course using professional-grade tools and equipment and expand professional networks with peers and industry professionals.
This highly competitive program will accept fellows covering all expenses associated with travel, food and lodging during the workshop and the 2021 Jackson Wild Summit.
Considering the global uncertainties cast by the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s workshop will only be accepting fellows residing in North America (Canada, US, Mexico) and the Caribbean Islands.
Applicants accepted to the Lab may be required to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in order to participate in the 2021 Media Lab.
The #StartWith8 UK team is currently recruiting UK mentors. Mentors are connected to eight mentees, and they have a one-time meeting. Together, they formulate a plan of action based on what each mentee desires and what is achievable by the mentor to create tangible progress in the mentee’s career. UK Mentors interested in participating, can sign up here:
The VH AWARD is Asia’s leading award for media artists. The VH AWARD contributed to the growth of Korean media art. The 4th VH AWARD is extended for Asian artists engaged with the context of Asia and its futures.
The five shortlisted artists are invited to participate in the Eyebeam online residency program and exhibitions across various global platforms.
The call for entries opens on 18 January, 2021 and closes on 19 March, 2021.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
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.
OPB is hiring a Digital Planning Editor to oversee daily digital operations to help broaden audience reach and engagement across digital distribution channels. This role will also be responsible for leading half of our digital team guiding their work and supporting the balance of producing and creating original content. For additional information and application instructions, please visit OPB’s careers page. OPB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.