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Producers' Post April 2017

Posted on March 31, 2017

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: 

  • Events
  • Film Festivals
  • Funding Deadlines
  • Program Deadlines
  • Job Opportunities
  • Resources



PIC EXCHANGE - Mele Murals -  at the Doris Duke Theatre - April 20

PIC EXCHANGE is a community engagement screening series that brings community members together in an inclusive way to share, learn, discuss and get involved with issues that are pertinent to the Pacific.

PIC EXCHANGE - Visions in the Dark: The Life of Pinky Thompson  at PBS Hawaiʻi - April 21

PIC EXCHANGE - Visions in the Dark: The Life of Pinky Thompson at Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMoCA) - April 21

Deep Waters at the University of Hawaiʻi at West Oʻahu - April 26

An annual film showcase honoring Pacific filmmakers, the majesty of Oceania, and the stories we share. Co-sponsored by PIC and several universities.


Film Festivals 

2017 HIFF (Hawaiʻi International Film Festival) Spring Showcase - March 31 - April 9

The HIFF Spring Showcase is now in its 20th year. Pacific Islanders in Communications is a proud sponsor of the Pacific Showcase in this year's festival. For the film line up, please visit here.

San Diego Asian Film Festival - April 20 - 27

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.

Tribeca Film Festival - April 19 - 30

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.


Film Festival Deadlines

2017 Art of Brooklyn Film Festival - April 7

AoBFF is a creative hub, platform and showcase for independent film and media makers in Brooklyn and around the world. We partner with film distributors and media organizations, host world-class talkbacks, and create innovative programming for networking and skill building. And we screen in state-of-the-art theaters for enthusiastic audiences across Brooklyn.

15th Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival - April 15 

Located in a verdant, rolling valley far north of Tokyo, Yamagata City is the site for Asia’s first international documentary film festival. The first Film Festival (in 1989) was an event to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Yamagata City, the sponsor of the festival at the time, and has been held biennially ever since in Yamagata’s best season, October. The atmosphere of the festival is intimate, and affords Asian filmmakers a prime opportunity to meet with their Western counterparts. The reasons for it being a magnet for independent filmmakers are simple.

New Media Film Festival - April 25

For years, The New Media Film Festival has led the way in the pursuit of stories worth telling, the exploration of new media technologies, boundary pushing resulting in new distribution models and creating and establishing new methodologies in the global monetization of content. The New Media Film Festival embodies the transformative power of the cinematic arts and it reaches across cultural bridges to wed story and technology for everyone.

Austin Film Festival - May 19 (Regular deadline)

Austin Film Festival furthers the art and craft of filmmaking by inspiring and championing the work of screenwriters, filmmakers and all artists who use the language of film to tell a story.


Funding Deadlines 

PIC Production or Completion Funding - April 7 by 5 p.m. HST


Program Deadlines 

Creative Community Fellows - April 23 

Around the world there are artists, activists, community organizers, administrators and entrepreneurs working as change-makers in their communities – using arts and culture as vehicles to drive physical and social transformations.


Sundance YouTube New Voices Lab - April 10 

This lab takes place November 9-11, 2017 in Los Angeles and is designed for artists developing scripted short-form series.  The Sundance Institute | YouTube New Voices Lab supports a group of 10 creators developing scripted short-form episodic content for digital platforms (up to 25 minutes in length per episode). This year's Lab will take place November 9-11, 2017 in Los Angeles, where Fellows will work with an exciting group of creators, showrunners and episodic producers to develop their stories in an environment that encourages risk-taking and innovation. At the Lab, Fellows will participate in an intensive writing workshop, one-on-one creative story meetings, writers' rooms, and group conversations about production, post-production, and marketing in the evolving digital landscape.



The Alliance for Media Arts & Culture - Job Bank 

POV - Fellowships, Residencies and Labs 


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