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Producers' Post February 2017

Posted on February 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: 

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



The Digital Immersion Project - PBS Digital - Deadline to apply, Feb. 28 

This new professional development opportunity will provide training, workshops and mentorships to 35 digital staffers from member stations. 



Hawaiian Media Makers Series Presentation - February 18 

The first Hawaiian Media Makers Series workshop of 2017 is coming up (and it's free!). Join in for a discussion on the First Amendment, trademarks, and the practice of "re-appropriation" of disparaging or offensive language, and the ramifications of an upcoming Supreme Court decision. This presentation will be led by Attorney/Professor and Pacific Islanders in Communications Board Member, Mericia Palma Elmore.


Funding Deadlines 

Digital Shorts Fund - Pacific Islanders in Communications - March 10

The Digital Shorts Fund is PIC’s new and exciting initiative, which provides funding of up to $25,000 for the completion of fiction and non-fiction short content of untold stories and fresh perspectives on the Pacific Islander experience.  Projects that are completed will be distributed on public media digital platforms with an option for public television broadcast. Application will launch on February 28. 


ITVS Open Call and Digital Open Call - February 10 by 4 p.m. and February 17 by 5 p.m. 

Two deadlines for ITVS funding are coming up! Get funded through two initiatives (still) accepting applications - Open Call, which provides completion funds for single nonfiction public tv programs, and Digital Open call, which supports digital series in development that has not yet begun principal production. For more info and eligibility criteria visit: http://bi.ly/2gsPkcA


Vision Maker Media - 2017 Public Media Content Fund - March 1


Vision Maker Media Public Media Internship - March 1 

Vision Maker Media is pleased to offer Public Media Internships to undergraduate or graduate students. With major funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), the purpose of the paid internship is to increase the opportunities for American Indian and Alaska Native youth in Public Broadcasting.


Ford Foundation - Just Films Inquiry - Ongoing deadline 

We support artist-driven film and new media storytelling projects that explore aspects of inequality, as well as the organizations and networks that support these projects. 


Film Festivals 

Berlinale - February 9 - 25

Poi E: The Story of Our Song will be screening on February 14, 15, 18 and 19. 

Berlin: an exciting, cosmopolitan cultural hub that never ceases to attract artists from around the world. A diverse cultural scene, a critical public and an audience of film-lovers characterise the city. In the middle of it all, the Berlinale: a great cultural event and one of the most important dates for the international film industry. More than 335,000 sold tickets, more than 20,000 professional visitors from 122 countries, including more than 3,800 journalists: art, glamour, parties and business are all inseparably linked at the Berlinale.


Mother Tongue Festival - February 21 - 25

Keep an eye out for screenings of Poi E: The Story of Our Song and Mele Murals at this year's festival.


CAAMFest - March 9 - 19



POV Fellowships, Residencies and Labs 



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