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Producers' Post December 2017

Posted on December 06, 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: 


Film Festival Submissions
Film Festivals 




PIC at HIFF Recap

We are happy to have sponsored the Pacific Showcase at the 37th annual Hawaii International Film Festival, presented the PIC HIFF Trailblazer Award to Taika Waititi, presented the Native Lenses | ʻŌiwi Optics: A Community Panel on Indigenous Filmmaking with Chris Eyre, and much more. 


Wedding Beaches Casting Call 

Kumu Malu: Late 40s +, Hawaiian or part Hawaiian, with a calm presence and sparkly eyes. She is wise, strong, and loving (LEAD)

Filming will take place between Jan 6 - 12, 2017 TBC. It will be a half-day (morning) shoot. At present we are offering meals and a copy of the finished film, plus our deep gratitude. If funds allow, there could be a small compensation. This is a Union and Non-Union production.

Please send headshot and resume to: weddingbeachescasting@gmail.com (please put Kumu Malu in the subject line). For more info please visit Facebook and Indiegogo.


Ballet Hawaiʻi - Mana Wahine - Feb. 9, 2018

Women’s power, authority, culture, energies and essence, is celebrated in acclaimed Okareka Dance Company’s, Mana Wahine. This courageous performance enlivened by five dancers, fuses choreography, music, tikanga Maori and performance practices.




Soros Equality Fellowship - December 20, 2017

The U.S. Programs' Equality team, in collaboration with the Documentary Photography Project, seeks applicants for its Soros Equality Fellowship, which aims to support emerging mid-career professionals who will become long-term innovative leaders impacting the racial justice field. The fellowship award provides individuals with a grant of $100,000 to support production of an innovative racial justice project over the course of 18 months. 


Short Film Grants 

Here is a List of Awesome Short Film Grants that are accepting submissions for you to fund your short film. The opportuńity to establish yourself as a filmmaker has arrived! Just click on the short film funding grants for all the info necessary for your applications.



Film Festival Call for Submissions


HotDocs Forum Submissions 2018 - Jan. 8, 2018

Submissions for the 2018 Festival are open. The Hot Docs Forum is a renowned international financing event aimed at securing co-productions and funds for feature-length documentaries. The Forum is the flagship industry event of the Hot Docs Festival, North America’s largest documentary festival, conference and market, and could be the launching pad for your next documentary.


HotDocs Festival Film - Jan. 8, 2018


Cultural Animation Film Festival (CAFF) 

The call for submissions for the second Cultural Animation Film Festival is now open to all filmmakers and game designers with demos.


Film Festivals


Waimea Ocean Film Festival - Jan. 1-4,  and Jan. 5-9, 2018

Welcome to the Waimea Ocean Film Festival! The festival brings a high-powered and non-stop schedule of film, speakers, filmmaker Q&As, exhibits, special events and important conversation to the Big Island of Hawaiʻi every January. In 2018, films and programs run January 1-4 at venues in Waimea, the Mauna Kea Resort and the Fairmont Orchid, Hawaiʻi, before moving to the Four Seasons Resort Hualālai January 5-9.




POV Fellowships, Residencies and Labs 

Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) Professional Development

NOVA Job Opportunity 

Digital Associate Producer in at NOVA in Boston. 



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