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Producer's Post: November 2019

Posted on November 21, 2019

The Producers' Post is a regular update intended to keep producers informed on announcements, upcoming deadlines and events and anything else of interest. To be notified when a new post is up, please subscribe to the PIC newsletter. Included in this month's post.

 

Announcements

Film Festival Submissions

Funding Opportunities

Opportunities

Events

Job Opportunities

Resources

 

 

Announcements 

 

Waimea Ocean Film Festival

Another exciting line-up of films, speakers, exhibits, presentations and Breakfast Talks heads to the Big Island January 1-8, 2019. Save the Date! for these action-packed days of exciting film, dynamic discussion, epic adventure, riveting surf, island culture, compelling speakers, intriguing exhibits and important conversation, set amidst the beauty of the Kohala Coast.

Films and programs run across seven venues in Waimea and along the Kohala Coast January 1-4, 2020 including the Fairmont Orchid, Hawaiʻi and Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. The festival moves to Four Seasons Resort Hualālai January 5-8. 

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Funding Opportunities

 

The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) is accepting applications for two of our film funding programs

• Documentary Fund

• Documentaries for Social Change Fund

Visit the website and for more information on eligibility, recently supported projects, and how to apply to each program.

Though filmmakers are welcome to submit an application to both programs, we require a separate application for each program, for each project for which funding is requested. Please note the differences in funding offered through each program and the different eligibility criteria for each program.

 

Short Film Production Fellowship

Vision Maker Media (VMM) invites proposals for fiction and non-fiction shorts by and about American Indians and Alaska Natives for production funding of $25,000. Selected Fellows will have access to tools, training, mentorship and communal support for becoming a successful filmmaker. Topics include tribal cultures and values, Indigenous histories and modern experiences, environmental and social justice, youth and elders and empowerment. The call is open to short documentaries, narratives, non-fiction, experimental and animation.

 

 

Opportunities

 

Sundance Ignite Short Film Challenge

Sundance Ignite identifies and supports new voices and talent from the next generation of filmmakers and fosters fresh audiences for independent storytelling. Established in 2015 with founding support from Adobe, the program offers individuals ages 18 to 25 the Ignite Ticket Package, an exclusive chance to see the newest films at the Sundance Film Festival; the Ignite Fellows Program, a competitive and year-round artist-development program supporting emerging filmmakers with a year of mentorship and program opportunities; and Sundance Ignite traveling programs.

 

HBO Asian Pacific American Visionaries Short Film Competition

Asian Pacific American Visionaries, together with the Los Angeles Asian American Film Festival and the Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE), is a short film competition that provides emerging directors of Asian and/or Pacific Islander descent to showcase their work.

 

Impact Kickstart

For a documentary film to make a difference, a solid strategy for audience engagement and strong partnerships are key. Filmmakers often lack time to do this work themselves or the expertise and the funds to pay for it. Emerging artists, creators of color, and other underrepresented artists can face the biggest hurdles, despite the potential of their projects. Working Films’ response to this challenge is Impact Kickstart, a program offering in-kind strategy development to underrepresented documentary makers with feature films in progress that hold great promise to catalyze action to address critical issues of our time.

 

Up to four filmmakers receive an Impact Kickstart from Working Films each year. The 2020 Impact Kickstart application will open in December 2019 and close in February 2020. Find out how to apply and view past awardees here.

 

Seeking Mentors for the Next Generation of Doc Makers

Reelworks is currently seeking mentors for their documentary, narrative and fellows programs as part of their MediaMKRS initiative. 

If you’re a highly experience media professional and want to help a young filmmaker tell their story to the world, reach out to Reelworks through the form below.

 

Vision Maker Media Summer Internship

Vision Maker Media is pleased to offer paid multimedia public television internships to undergraduate or graduate students. With major funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), the purpose of the paid internship is to increase the opportunities for American Indian and Alaska Native youth in public broadcasting. Interns can locate throughout the United States at the Public Television station—or at Vision Maker Media in Lincoln, Nebraska!

 

Events 

 

Waimea Ocean Film Festival

Another exciting line-up of films, speakers, exhibits, presentations and Breakfast Talks heads to the Big Island January 1-8, 2019. Save the Date! for these action-packed days of exciting film, dynamic discussion, epic adventure, riveting surf, island culture, compelling speakers, intriguing exhibits and important conversation, set amidst the beauty of the Kohala Coast.

Films and programs run across seven venues in Waimea and along the Kohala Coast January 1-4, 2020 including the Fairmont Orchid, Hawaiʻi and Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. The festival moves to Four Seasons Resort Hualālai January 5-8. 

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Film Festivals

 

Waimea Ocean Film Festival - Jan 1-4, 2020  & Jan 5-8, 2020

CAAMFest 38 - May 14 - 24, 2020

 

Job Opportunities

 

Content Manager and Strategic Partenrships Manager

CAAM is accepting applications for the following roles: Content Manager and Strategic Partnerships Manager. Visit their website to learn more about each role and to apply.

 

Videographer/Editor

NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations, is looking to hire a position who will be responsible for shooting single camera video productions, editing, and operating studio and remote television cameras. Position will perform simpler styles of single camera productions without direction and shoot more complex single camera productions with direct supervision until skill levels are sufficient to advance to position of videographer/editor. The videographer/editor will be tasked with working on larger budget programs and less direct supervision. Primary responsibilities are Broadcast based productions, but there may be an opportunity to work on 360 video productions. Criminal history background check will be conducted. Excellent benefits including staff/dependent scholarship program. Applicant review begins Dec 13. View requisition S_191162 at https://employment.unl.edu for additional details and to apply. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is an EO/AA employer and encourages minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. 

 

Resources

 

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.

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