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Producers' Post March 2019

Posted on March 13, 2019

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

Funding Opportunities



Job Opportunities






Pacific Heartbeat Season 8 - Premiering May 2019

Pacific Heartbeat, now in its eighth season, is a television series that showcases independently produced documentary films of the real Pacific - its people, cultures and contemporary issues.

This season we witness stories of determination and courage from Australia, Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Tonga and the U.S.

From those struggling to survive an outdated prison system through song to the right of passage of the Leitis, to the efforts to claim an ancestral artifact back to its homeland, and the valor of a K9 unit officer present at the 9-11 attack at the Pentagon.


Funding Opportunities


PIC's Digital Shorts Fund

he Digital Shorts Fund is one of PIC’s funding 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.


IDA Enterprise Documentary Fund 

The IDA Enterprise Documentary Fund provides production funds to feature-length documentary films taking on in-depth explorations of original, contemporary stories and integrating journalistic practice into the filmmaking process. In addition to funds, grantees will receive additional resources and expertise tailored to the needs of the project. Inclusion and diversity, both in terms of the filmmaking team and subject matter, are a priority of the fund.


ʻAhanui Grant - OHA  - April 12, 2019 

The ʻAhahui Grants program provides funding support to eligible organizations hosting community events that benefit the Native Hawaiian community and align with OHA’s Strategic Results.


Just Films, Ford Foundation - April 26 

The Ford Foundation seeks to reduce inequality in all of its forms, and artist-driven documentary and emerging media projects are crucial to this effort. As part of the Creativity and Free Expression program, JustFilms funds social justice storytelling and the 21st-century arts infrastructure that supports it. The projects and people we support inspire imaginations, disrupt stereotypes, and help transform the conditions that perpetuate injustice and inequality.




Open Sundance Institute Artist Applications 

From filmmakers in short, feature, and episodic storytelling to theatre artists and composers, Sundance Institute has year-round artist programs designed to provide dynamic support throughout the creative journey. The programs consist of grants, workshops, resources, and labs to guide artists, nurture projects, and grow careers.


Sundance Indigenous Program Opportunities

Sundance Institute has been committed to supporting Indigenous artists since its founding. Learn about open opportunities for Indigenous artists, including year-round fellowships, lab opportunities, and events. Deadlines vary by opportunity.


2019 Changing Faces Women's Leadership Seminar - April 4, 2019

The Changing Faces Women’s Leadership Seminar focuses on the important role that innovation and entrepreneurship play in contributing to economic growth, job creation, and strengthening communities. During this 12-day professional training, dialogue, and travel program, participants engage in a series of workshops focused on leadership and entrepreneurship that are facilitated by a noted women’s leadership trainer and the University of Hawaii at Manoa.




Women of Wonders Film Festival - Hawaiʻi Women in Filmmaking -  March 15 - 17

Featuring women's and girls' stories around the world and here in Hawaiʻi.


Hot Docs Industry Market & Conference 

The Hot Docs Conference Pass offers unparalleled professional development opportunities—from hands-on workshops to keynote addresses from industry leaders—covering all aspects of the art and business of documentary.


Prince Kūhiō Parade in Waikīkī: March 30, 9:30 a.m. Waikīkī, Kalākaua Ave.


Film Festivals


NewFilmmakers Los Angeles Women Directors Film Festival - March 16

Hawaii International Film Festival - April 5 -14

Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival - May 2 - 10

CAAMFest - May 9 - 19


Job Opportunities


PIC Communications Coordinator 

Media Arts Grants Management Specialist (GS-1109-11)  

Visual Communications

CPB Jobs

PBS Jobs



POV Fellowships, Residencies and Labs 


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