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Producers' Post December 2014

Posted on December 22, 2014

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:

  • Announcements
  • Events
  • Festival Deadlines
  • Funding Deadlines
  • Job Opportunities
  • Resources
  • Trainings



Festival Deadlines

Funding Deadlines

The Media Fund is PIC’s standing funding initiative, which provides funds for single non-fiction programs. This application deadline is for R&D Funding applications only. Projects applying to Media Fund must be intended for national public television broadcast and therefore must be able to enter into a license agreement – this is not a grant. 

Native Hawaiian artists active in the fields of dance, music, traditional and visual arts are invited to apply for a new fellowship from the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF) by Jan. 15. The fellowship awards include support ranging up to $20,000 per artist and artists who apply need to be able to supply documentation of Native Hawaiian ancestry.

The ITVS Open Call funding initiative provides completion funds for single nonfiction public television programs on any subject, and from any viewpoint. Projects must have begun production as evidenced by a work-in-progress video. The deadline for receiving all application materials is January 30th, 2015. For more information visit: www.itvs.org/funding/open-call

The Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund will provide funding to feature-length documentaries that highlight and humanize issues of social importance from around the world. In addition, The Kering Foundationhas joined the fund to offer the Spotlighting Women Documentary Award.  Eligible films for the Gucci Fund and the Spotlighting Women Documentary Award challenge the status quo not just as it pertains to subject matter, but also in form. Funded films will be driven by thoughtful and in-depth storytelling, bolstered by a compelling visual approach. We are seeking feature-length documentaries that are in advanced development, production or post-production with the intended premiere exhibition date after June 2014.

LINCS (Linking Independents and Co-producing Stations) provides matching funds to producer-station partnerships. Up to $100,000 in matching funds is available for a single broadcast program. LINCS accepts single public television programs of standard broadcast length, that include both broadcast and transmedia components, programs that can be completed within one year of contract, and will engage national as well as regional audiences, revealing universal themes through the lens of local perspectives and realities

Ford Foundation grant making focuses on reducing poverty and injustice; promoting democratic values; and advancing human knowledge, creativity and achievement. Requests are accepted in categories such as project planning and support; general support; and endowments. Types of support include grants, recoverable grants, loans and loan guarantees.

Job Opportunities




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