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Producers' Post March 2017

Posted on March 01, 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



Mele Murals in A Pacific Film Series, Deep Waters - March 15 & 16 at Guam Community College 

Pacific Islanders in Communications presents a Pacific film sponsored by Guam Community College, coordinated by the department of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences.  Mele Murals is a story about the transformative power of art through the unlikely union of graffiti and ancient Hawaiian culture. Artists Estria Miyashiro and John Hina (Prime) and a group of Native Hawaiian youth create a mural that addresses environmental changes and modernization of the culture. 


Film Festivals 

CAAMFest 2017 - Center for Asian American Media - March 9-19 

Keep an eye out for the Pacific Showcase at this year's CAAMFest! Let Maori anthems fill your ears and the legacy of civil rights activists fill your hearts in this year’s Pacific Showcase. From New Zealand to Hawaii and back again, CAAMFest celebrates the resilience, resistance, wisdom and creativity of the Pacific Islander community. 

Films include: Poi E, Ever the Land, Visions in the Dark: The Life of Pinky Thompson


SXSW Film - March 10 - 18

The SXSW Film Festival celebrates raw innovation and emerging talent both behind and in front of the camera. Featuring provocative documentaries, comedies, genre standouts and more, the festival has become known for the high caliber and diversity of films presented, and for its smart, enthusiastic audiences.

San Diego Latino Film Festival - March 16 - 26 

Media Arts Center San Diego endorses the inclusion of underrepresented communities in the media arts field and the portrayal of accurate images of these communities by mainstream media and promotes community access to and use of media technology.


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 is available here. Be sure to get an early start! 


Sundance Native Filmmaker Lab Fellowship - March 14 - 19 

Fellowship to provide direct support to emerging Native American, Native Hawaiian, and Alaskan Native film artists working in the U.S. The Fellowship will support first time filmmakers through the process of shooting a short film under the guidance of a Supervising Producer and mentoring Director.


Sundance Screenwriters Lab - Applications accepted March 15 - May 2

The Screenwriters Lab is a five-day writer's workshop that gives independent screenwriters the opportunity to work intensively on their feature film scripts with the support of established writers in an environment that encourages innovation and creative risk-taking. Through one-on-one story sessions with Creative Advisors, Fellows engage in an artistically rigorous process that offers them indispensable lessons in craft, as well as the means to do the deep exploration needed to fully realize their material.


Program Deadlines 

Reels Girls Camp - Hawaiʻi Women in Filmmaking - Registration now.

Through engaging programs like the Reel Camps and other initiatives, Hawai‘i Women in Filmmaking provides a safe and creative space and time where girls unleash their creativity, build confidence, and initiate a long-term individual transformational journey from passive recipients of content that others create, to active creators and makers of their own stories -stories that need to be heard. 


Creative Lab Hawaiʻi Producing Panel Discussion - March 18 

Creative Lab Hawaii - Producers Panel Discussion (free event) is an event designed for individuals who are interested in learning more about producing for motion pictures - specifically, international sales, financing strategies, and distribution. 


Job Opportunities 

Oregon Public Broadcasting 

OPB, one of the leading public media organizations in the U.S., delivers in-depth content on news, the arts, culture, history and the environment. We reach more than 1.5 million people across the Northwest each week through television, radio, online, and via mobile and social platforms.  


Vision Maker Media 

Vision Maker Media exists to serve Native producers and Indian country in partnership with public television and radio. VMM works with Native producers to develop, produce and distribute educational telecommunications programs for all media including public television and public radio. Vision Maker Media supports training to increase the number of American Indians and Alaska Natives producing quality public broadcasting programs, which includes advocacy efforts promoting increased control and use of information technologies and the policies to support this control by American Indians and Alaska Natives.



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