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Producers' Post November 2017

Posted on November 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: 


  • Announcements
  • Funding
  • Film Festivals
  • Events 
  • Job Opportunities 
  • Resources 




Taika Waititi to receive HIFF PIC Trailblazer Award - November 10 at the Halekulani

We are proud to present Taika Waititi with the HIFF Pacific Islanders in Communications Trailblazer Award! This new award is given to a cinema artist of Pacific Islander heritage who broadens the scope of Pacific Islander stories onto the world stage, producing award winning work in independent and global cinema, becoming a trendsetter in their field and a cultural ambassador that shines a spotlight on Pacific Islander culture in mainstream media. For more information visit the HIFF37 Awards & Juries Page.




Pacific Islanders in Communications Media Fund - Production or Completion - November 17

The Media Fund Application is now available. Please note that starting October 1, 2017, PIC will be accepting Media Fund Research and Development (R&D) applications on a rolling basis. 

Submit your Documentary to American ReFramed 

America ReFramed tells the many stories of a transforming American culture and its broad diversity. In these weekly 60- or 90-minute independent films, the series takes an unfiltered look at relevant domestic topics with personal storytelling tied to familiar and unfamiliar social themes in American lives.

Producing for Thirteen

THIRTEEN accepts proposals for limited series, single stand-alone programs that can be broadcast as specials, single programs that fit existing strands, and short program segments that can fit existing programs.

Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC) National Mediamaker Program 

BAVC's National MediaMaker Fellowship has provided in-kind training and support for independent artists at work on social-issue nonfiction film and multimedia projects, with a particular focus on supporting emerging artists and underserved communities. The Fellowship builds an engaged national community of creative media artists from diverse fields, increases their capacity for project completion and lasting impact, and inspires new partnerships and collaboration to support future work. 


Film Festivals 


Hawaiʻi International Film Festival - November 2 - 12 

American Indian Film Festival - November 3 - 11 

Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival - November 9 - 19 

San Diego Asian Film Festival - November 9 - 18 




Social Media and Engagement Presentation - November 6 

Pacific Islanders in Communications would like to invite you to our upcoming Social Media and Engagement Presentation with Dennis Palmieri and Desiree Gutierrez from Impact Media Partners, LLC.

Native Lenses - ʻOiwi Optics - November 8 

A Community Panel on Indigenous Film-making featuring Chris Eyre, Chris Kahunahana, & Donne Dawson, moderated by Leanne Ferrer

Help us welcome Native American filmmaker and scholar Chris Eyre (SMOKE SIGNALS, SKINS, the upcoming DEAD RIVER), who is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, and as of 2012, is chairman of the film department at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design. He will be joined by his fellow Sundance alumnus and Native Hawaiian filmmaker Christopher Kahunahana (LAHAINA NOON, the upcoming WAIKIKI) on a frank discussion about the pursuits and challenges of telling native stories through the cinema lens. They will be accompanied by Hawaii State Film Commissioner Donne Dawson with PIC executive director Leanne Ferrer moderating, as they discuss the current state of indigenous filmmaking and how current models and technology may have potentially broken barriers. Is the time now?  


Job Opportunities


PBS Current Openings 

Oregon Public Broadcasting 

POV Jobs 

POV Internship - November 30 




POV Fellowships, Residencies and Labs 

Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) Professional Development






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