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Producer's Post: September 2021

Posted on September 16, 2021

We update this list bi-monthly to keep producers informed of announcements, film festivals, funding opportunities, job opportunities and other resources of interest.

 

 

Announcements

Film Festival Submissions

Funding Opportunities

Opportunities

Events

Job Opportunities

Resources

 

 

Announcements 

 

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.

 

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

 

 

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.

 

 

Opportunities

 

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.

 

Jon R. Tuttle Internship
OPB has an exciting internship available for a journalism student or recent graduate looking to participate in broadcast and digital video production. The intern gains hands-on experience by engaging in research, pre-production, field production and post-production activities with OPB’s Science & Environment team. This includes working for our flagship outdoor/environmental program, “Oregon Field Guide”. The intern assists staff producers in all aspects of video production and social media, however, opportunities exist to create original content for either broadcast or online media, including video and web features. This paid 10-week internship starts in May or June 2022. For additional information and application instructions, please visit OPB's careers page. OPB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Emerging Journalist Intern
The Emerging Journalist Intern learns the role of and serves as a Production Assistant for the daily radio show “Think Out Loud®” that covers news, politics, culture and the arts. This includes participating in all phases of the show production process from pitching ideas, planning social media, and booking the live show itself. This paid 10-week internship starts in May or June 2022. For additional information and application instructions, please visit OPB's careers page. OPB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 

Events 

 

37th Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

The 37th Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, presented by Visual Communications,  runs from September 23 – October 2, 2021 as a hybrid event, taking place virtually and in person at select cinemas in the Los Angeles area. The largest festival of its kind in Southern California, LAAPFF is also a proud Academy Award®-qualifying film festival for the Short Film Awards. For program and ticket information, visit festival.vcmedia.org! #LAAPFF2021

 

Job Opportunities

 

A-DOC Seeks Full-Time Impact Director

The Asian American Documentary Network (A-Doc), is a national network of 800+ Asian American storytellers and film professionals working to increase the visibility and support of Asian Americans in the documentary field.

A-Doc members understand the vital role nonfiction films play in elevating Asian American history, perspectives and experiences in the public sphere, and the critical role filmmakers play in the social justice ecosystem. The network is committed to expanding the pipeline of stories about Asian Americans, ensuring those stories are informed by justice movements, and creating mutually-beneficial partnerships with progressive social justice organizations, social service agencies and advocacy groups rooted in Asian American communities. A-Doc aims to nurture partnerships with movement organizations, develop training for filmmakers and organizers, and craft impact strategies for discrete and thematic film campaigns.

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.

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

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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