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Producers' Post February 2018

Posted on February 15, 2018

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: 



Film Festivals

Job Opportunities





Deep Waters - University of San Francisco - March 7 & 8

Enjoy a free screening of Kū Kanaka and Tuna Wages next month at the University of San Francisco in Fromm Hall from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. The screenings will be followed by a panel discussion, and are free and open to the public.

PIC in Germany 

We are excited to be a new partner NATIVe – Indigenous Cinema (NIC) Stand at the European Film Market (EFM) taking place in Berlin, Germany this month.  Market ready feature films made by Indigenous artists from around the world will be showcased including our very own Out of State.  The NIC Stand will be a focal point for international producers, sales agents, distributors, exhibitors and financiers interested in developing artistic and business relationships in the Indigenous media arts industry.

The stand will spotlight a roster of 13 market ready works made or in development by Indigenous filmmakers from these regions, a list which includes Out of State.

Digital Shorts Fund 

We are currently working on a few exciting changes to the Digital Shorts Fund, which has resulted in pushing back our deadline for applications to the summer.  An announcement will be made in April for the new deadline date, stay tuned! 

As always, please feel free to reach out to us in the meantime if you have any questions.


Film Festivals


Women of Wonders Film Festival, Hawaiʻi Women in Filmmaking - March 1-2 

WOW Film Fest highlights and celebrates the lives and accomplishments of women around the world, and here in Hawai'i. 

SXSW - March 9-17 

Now in its 25th year, the 2018 Film Festival will host nine days of screenings. Featuring a high caliber and diverse film lineup, programming ranges from independent films by new filmmakers to Hollywood comedies and genre standouts.

Tribeca Film Festival - April 18-29

Tribeca is a platform for creators and community members to consider how film, culture, and art affect the world and city in which we live. The annual Tribeca Film Festival helps filmmakers reach the broadest possible audience, enabling the international film community and general public to experience the power of independent, socially-minded cinema. 

San Diego Asian Film Festival - April 19-26

The San Diego Asian Film Festival is one of the leading showcases of Asian cinema in North America and one of the biggest platforms for Asian American media anywhere. The festival is dedicated to highlighting the diversity and breadth of Pan Asian images, from impassioned independent voices and provocative documentary subjects to the top hits from the world’s biggest continent and the latest works from the masters of cinema.




Creative Lab Hawaiʻi Media Programs - Submissions due March 31 by 4:30 p.m. HST

Web-Series Immersive (Maui, May 28–June 1, 2018) From originally scripted content to personality-driven short form series, Web Immersive participants are coached in writing, producing, marketing and new avenues of monetization of their content for web and mobile platforms.

Writers Immersive (Kaua‘i, June 4–8, 2018) In partnership with the Diversity Program of the Writers Guild of America West, the intensive five-day program focuses on script writing and taking projects to market and is followed by a yearlong coaching program. Three finalists will be flown to Los Angeles to participate in networking opportunities with motion picture and television industry leaders.

Producers Immersive (Kaua‘i, June 11–15, 2018) In partnership with industry leaders such as members of the Producers Guild of America, the Producers Immersive is a track for producers to develop new content for motion pictures and television, with an emphasis on packaging, marketing and distribution opportunities in content development/export. Selected finalists are flown to Los Angeles, where they are exposed to the business of producing.

Weekend Ideation Program (Kona, Big Island, June 16–17, 2018) An intensive, curated, two-day boot camp for 30 creative entrepreneurs who have an idea, concept, script or other content and are interested in getting it developed, produced, sold or distributed across multiple platforms (eg. motion pictures, television, web-series, publishing).


Job Opportunities


PBS Jobs

News Director at WBFO - Buffalo, NY

WNED | WBFO, Buffalo-Toronto is seeking a News Director to manage the WBFO radio news operation. WBFO is the NPR station serving Western New York and Southern Ontario. The News Director oversees the 24/7 newsgathering operation and the work of 17 full-time and part-time news staff and a half-dozen news contributors.

The News Director is in charge of the day-to-day operation of the newsroom. The WBFO newsroom covers local and regional news with an emphasis on in-depth, original reporting on the issues facing the community. WBFO has a proven record of developing and funding news and public affairs projects that allow for on-going, in-depth coverage of important community issues. Recent projects include a CPB funded Regional Journalism Collaboration, several funded News Desks, and funded projects focusing on issues such as racial equity, immigration, and mental health.

The News Director also oversees the news and public affairs content of local TV productions and oversees WBFO’s digital, web and social media activities and strategies. In collaboration with senior management, this position creates and implements the vision and strategy to enable WNED | WBFO to be a valued and critical community news and information service.




POV Fellowships, Residencies and Labs 

Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) Professional Development

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