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Producer's Post: November 2020

Posted on November 18, 2020

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


ITVS Open Call

ITVS’ Open Call funding window has opened early! ITVS gives independent producers up to $350k to complete production for a standalone broadcast length documentary to air on public television.

Apply now to Open Call through Dec 18. For more information on eligibility criteria, check out the ITVS website.




Harmonize Mentorship Applications Open Now!

Harmonize, supported by Slaight, is a networking and mentorship opportunity for a Toronto-based Indigenous musician at any stage of their career who is interested in pursuing composition for film & television while working on their own project(s). 

Harmonize is approximately one year in length, running from January to December 2021. It includes sessions with industry professionals who work at the intersection of film & music, networking opportunities to connect with filmmakers and other musicians, in-kind studio time from Bedtracks to professionally record and mix their own track, and consultation with Indigenous-music catalogue Nagamo. 


imagineNATIVE/HGF Indigenous Story Editing Mentorship

The imagineNATIVE/HGF Indigenous Story Editing Mentorship is a one of a kind initiative for Indigenous Creatives located in Canada. The mentorship aims to increase Indigenous expertise in feature film script development by providing one selected applicant with a mentorship opportunity with established Harold Greenberg Fund Script Readers. The selected applicant will also receive Industry Accreditation to the 2021 imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival.

The mentorship takes place from January to October 2021.  To apply, complete an application form and send an email with your attached CV to jreardon@imagineNATIVE.org. The deadline for applications is Thursday, December 10, 2020.


NewFilmmakers Los Angeles Indigenous Cinema Shorts Program

Join imagineNATIVE and NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) for their Virtual Film Festival on November 21, 2020, powered by Seed&Spark. The festival features an Indigenous Cinema Shorts Program, offering a collection of short films from Indigenous filmmakers and about Indigenous communities that explore questions of identity, sexuality, cultural preservation and revival, and more, playing with narrative throughout a mixture of genres and forms.

All-access passes are available for $30 and provide access to the entire weekend's programming. Single program tickets may be purchased for $10 per program.

Catch great films and filmmaker Q&As all while building new relationships.




Film Festivals



Mariposa Folk Festival/imagineNATIVE


We are so excited to share that the Mariposa Folk Festival, in co-promotion with imagineNATIVE, released a video vignette showcasing the music and history of the legendary Buffy Sainte-Marie. The Mariposa Virtual Stage hosted the short video, titled “Episode 3” on Mariposa Folk Festival’s YouTube.



Job Opportunities


ITVS - Production Coordinator 

The Production Coordinator is a member of the Programming and Production Department and reports to the Senior Director of Production. Responsibilities include: tracking the progress of funded projects, providing assistance with the management of a portfolio of broadcast co-productions and acquisitions, supporting the department with data management, developing and maintaining processes for the use of the department’s information systems and administrative workflows, tracks and manages departmental and project budgets, and supports the creation and distribution of meeting agendas. The person in this role will serve as a resource to staff as it relates to ongoing training, assistance with administrative management of programs as well as maintaining the quality and integrity of information systems; they will establish standards processes and procedures and will guide colleagues on how best to meet these standards on an ongoing basis.



ITVS -  Series Production Manager, Independent Lens

This role is a temporary position that will partner with and support the Independent Lens (IL) production team to deliver high quality documentary programming to PBS. The person in this role will report to the Vice President of Production, responsibilities include: supporting Independent Lens series; collaborating with various departments, PBS and outside vendors; ensuring work goals are in alignment with ITVS’ overall content strategy; being an expert and sharing knowledge in the areas of PBS Underwriting and Funding approvals, PBS crediting approvals, FCC actionable content, packaging, and the delivery of episodes to PBS.


OPB Seeks Producer for “Think Out Loud®”

OPB is looking for a Producer for our daily talk show, “Think Out Loud®”. For more information and application instructions, please visit OPB’s career’s page. OPB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


OPB Seeks Digital Producer for 11-month Limited Duration Opportunity


OPB is looking for a Digital Producer to join an expanding multimedia team engaging the OPB audience across digital platforms. For additional information and application instructions, please visit OPB’s career’s page. OPB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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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