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Producers' Post January 2018

Posted on January 23, 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





PIC Open House - January 30 

Join us this month at our first Open House in Honolulu! Are you Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Media Maker looking for resources for your next project? Are you a community organization seeing to incorporate media into your work? Are you a filmmaker exploring NHPI stories and histories? RSVP here.


PIC Exchange Utah, Being Bruno Banani Screening  - February 3

Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC) presents PIC EXCHANGE in partnership with the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art. Being Bruno Banani tells the unique story of the first and only Tongan luger who managed to qualify in an amazingly short amount of time for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. Through his name, he also acted as the first “living brand” using a completely new and disputed way to get around the strict IOC’s Olympic advertising regulations. RSVP here.


Film Festivals


Sundance Film Festival - January 18 - 28 

Founded in 1981 by Robert Redford, Sundance Institute is a nonprofit organization that provides and preserves the space for artists in film, theatre, and new media to create and thrive. The Institute's signature Labs, granting, and mentorship programs, dedicated to developing new work, take place throughout the year in the U.S. and internationally. The Sundance Film Festival and other public programs connect audiences to artists in igniting new ideas, discovering original voices, and building a community dedicated to independent storytelling. Sundance Institute has supported such projects as Boyhood, Swiss Army Man, Manchester By the Sea, Brooklyn, Little Miss Sunshine, Life, Animated, Sonita, 20 Feet From Stardom, Beasts of the Southern Wild , Fruitvale Station , Sin Nombre, Spring Awakening , A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder and Fun Home .


Santa Barbara International Film Festival - January 31 - February 10

SBIFF is a year-round organization that is best known for its main film festival that takes place each year in February. Over the past 30 years the Santa Barbara International Film Festival has become one of the leading film festivals in the United States – attracting 90,000 attendees and offering 11days of 200+ films, tributes and symposiums. We bring the best of independent and international cinema to Santa Barbara, and we continue to expand our year-round operation to include a wide range of educational programming, fulfilling our mission to engage, enrich and inspire our community through film.


Oxford Film Festival - February 7 - 11

The Oxford Film Festival celebrates the art of independent cinema. Through year round programming, the festival works to encourage filmmaking in Oxford and North Mississippi while growing understanding of cinema through screenings, workshops and educational programs, culminating in the annual five day festival. The festival exhibits over 200 quality films from across the globe and has been praised for its hospitality. 



Hot Docs Jots - Submission Deadline, February 22 

Hot Docs Deal Maker arranges over 700 one-on-one meetings between 40 selected projects and top decision makers from over 65 international broadcasters or funders at Hot Docs Festival.


ITVS Open Call - Deadline, February 9

We’re looking for exceptional storytelling that’s in line with our mission: stories that take risks, tackle important issues, and are seldom seen in public media. We know how hard you’ve worked on your project, and we’ll partner with you to help you finish it, then distribute it on public television. 


Tribeca Film Festival Call for Entries - February 14 

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. 


Job Opportunities 


Oregon Public Broadcasting

imgaineNATIVE - Fundraising Director 

PBS Jobs 




POV Fellowships, Residencies and Labs 

Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) Professional Development








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