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Producer's Post: November 2021

Posted on November 22, 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


CAAMFest 40 Accepting Applications

During the past two years, CAAM has pivoted to virtual programming as a result of the unprecedented global pandemic, and we will continue to monitor state and local public health guidance as we plan for 2022. Whatever form the festival may take, we are excited to present a robust slate of film screenings, conversations, performances, and workshops to honor our legacy and look forward to our future. Currently CAAMFest40 will be a hybrid festival with a mixture of live screenings and dynamic virtual programs.


Filmmakers can submit online using FilmFreeway.


Funding Opportunities



Firelight Media - Spark Fund Application

Firelight Media's Spark Fund offers support to established independent documentary filmmakers who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or people of color, and whose work on humanities-themed projects was disrupted by the COVID-19 public health emergency. This one-time opportunity, which is underwritten by the National Endowment for the Humanities’ American Rescue Plan Grantmaking initiative, will provide stipends rather than project support to selected filmmakers.

The application is open from 9am ET November 1, 2021 until 3pm ET, December 29, 2021. 

The Spark Fund will provide 36 stipends of $50,000 to selected filmmakers over the period of one year, for their use in alleviating financial hardship and work disruptions endured from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please contact sparkfund@firelightmedia.org if you have questions. Sign up for 20 minute 1-on-1 consultations.






ITVS Humanities Documentary Development Fellowship


Supported by NEH Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (#SHARP) funding, the ITVS Humanities Documentary Development Fellowship will help pandemic-affected independent documentary filmmakers develop high-potential projects that align with NEH’s “A More Perfect Union” initiative, and increase the diversity, urgency, and relevance of the nation’s humanities-centered documentary pipeline. Support will be awarded in the form of 12-month, unrestricted stipends to a diverse cohort of independent documentary filmmakers at all stages of their careers, as well as advisors working in the humanities who will provide input and counsel to strengthen filmmaking humanities practices.


Open until December 1, 2021 11:59 PM PST




Job Opportunities


Center for Asian American Media – Various Positions

The Center for Asian American Media is a non-profit organization dedicated to presenting stories conveying the richness and diversity of Asian American experiences to the broadest audience possible. We do this by funding, producing, distributing and exhibiting works in film, television and digital media. CAAM is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against applicants or employees because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, citizenship status, disability status of an otherwise qualified individual, membership or application for membership in an uniformed service, or membership in any other class protected by applicable law. Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to complete the application and/or interview process should notify the Director of Administration.

A-Doc is a membership-driven network managed by a leadership team that are largely volunteers, with the support of two part-time staff members. We are searching for a full-time Impact Director to lead this visionary work.

The ideal candidate will have experience working within social justice organizations or movements, knowledge of the landscape of AAPI progressive organizations, and passion about the role film and the arts play in social change. They will be responsible for co-creating the strategic vision with the A-Doc Impact Steering Committee, and managing the project tasks and budget. This position is ideal for a creative leader who inspires collaboration, thinks about arts and narrative change like an organizer, and is not afraid to innovate.

This is a remote position involving regular standing meetings online with the team, and travel for in-person gatherings when it is safe to do so. Application deadline is September 30, 2021 with a desired hire date late October 2021.


ImagineNative - Artistic Director

The Artistic Director reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for conceiving, developing and implementing the artistic vision and focus for imagineNATIVE’s Festival, year-round programming, and special artistic initiatives. The Artistic Director is responsible for securing and planning film, video, audio, digital, and other programming in keeping with imagineNATIVE’s mandate, artistic policy, and selection processes. This position requires someone who is enthusiastic, artist-first-minded, and is a team leader who works well through inter-departmental collaboration. Our ideal candidate would have a personal and professional knowledge of Indigenous communities (artistic, cultural, social), with experience working in an arts Festival environment and is passionate about Indigenous-made media arts.

DEADLINE: January 10, 2022, 5:00 pm EST (Toronto)


Managing Producer, “Think Out Loud®”

OPB is hiring a Managing Producer for our daily news and discussion program, “Think Out Loud®” who is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day production on both broadcast and on-demand platforms. For additional information and application instructions, please visit OPB's careers page. OPB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Old Dominion University - Lecturer in Film Production

The Department of Communication & Theatre Arts at Old Dominion University, seeks a full-time Lecturer (non-tenure track) for its Cinema and Television (CTV) production program. ODU’s CTV Program emphasizes students gaining hands-on experiences; the program delves deep into production in an experiential learning environment. Norfolk is a top-50 media market. We are seeking candidates who possess Film/TV production experience and the ability to teach either producing, directing, cinematography or animation. Old Dominion University is a minority-serving institution that offers a BA/BS in Communication with a Major in Cinema & TV Production and a BA in Theatre/Dance with a Major in Cinema Production.





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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