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Producers' Post September 2020

Posted on September 23, 2020

We update this list bi-monthly to keep producers informed of announcements, film festivals, funding opportunities, job opportunities and other resources of interest.



Film Festival Submissions

Funding Opportunities



Job Opportunities






Funding Opportunities


IDA Enterprise Documentary Fund 

The IDA Enterprise Documentary Fund provides development funds to documentary projects taking on in-depth explorations of original, contemporary stories and integrating journalistic practice into the filmmaking process. Inclusion and diversity, both in terms of the filmmaking team and subject matter, are a priority of the fund

Applications are now open and the deadline to apply is October 6th, 2020.




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.




Getting Real '20: Digital Conference Sept 29 - Oct 3

Getting Real ‘20 is quickly approaching! From Sept 29 - Oct 3, connect with a diverse community of documentarians & industry professionals during this free digital conference. Participate in keynotes, panels, breakout groups, and networking activities such as virtual screenings and opportunities for movement and breath.


Film Festivals


Micheaux Film Festival

The Micheaux Film Festival is a multicultural film festival that showcases and celebrates diverse representation in the entertainment landscape, while cultivating a community that gives artists an opportunity to tell their unique stories. With a cutting-edge and fresh take on the festival experience, we bring independent creatives together and curate an environment for artists to build relationships with future collaborators in the television, film, and digital space.



International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights

The FIFDH, a leading human rights film festival, is held each year in March in Geneva, a city where over 750 NGOs and international organizations actively work and advocate to promote human rights and protect human rights activists worldwide.

The International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights in Geneva has an open call for social and environmental films to screen during Impact Day, 2021. Deadline is October 31:

Submit your project for the 2021 Impact Day now


Job Opportunities


OPB Seeks Executive Editor for Arts and Culture unit 

OPB is hiring an Executive Editor to oversee content creation on arts and culture topics. This leader will oversee a newly formed unit focusing on strategy and the delivery of high-quality arts and culture content. For more information and application instructions, please visit OPB’s career’s page. OPB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


OPB Seeks News Editor

OPB is looking for a News Editor to lead a team of beat reporters and help shape our effort to become the region’s most trusted primary news source. For more information and application instructions, please visit OPB’s career’s page. OPB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


OPB Seeks Digital Producer

OPB is looking for a Digital Producer to join our team engaging the OPB audience across digital platforms. For additional information and application instructions, please visit OPB’s careers page. OPB is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


Reel Works - Careers

Current openings include:

Teaching Artist

Teaching Assistant

Education Intern

Student Teaching Artist


Filmmaking Instructor for Fellows Program

Narriative Filmmaking Instructor

Documentary Filmmaking Instructor


WUNC - Digital Assets Manager

The Digital Assets Manager takes a leading role in developing digital strategy and coordinating optimal execution for organizational staff. This includes working closely with station content creators and providing best practice guidance to ensure alignment with North Carolina Public Radio’s principles, while also maximizing the impact of WUNC.


Women Make Movies: Director of Production Assistance Program

Are you passionate about helping women -- especially those who are less represented in the media industries -- to make films? Do you have experience with fiscal sponsorship, grant writing, filmmaking, and/or program management? We would love to hear from you.

Learn more and apply here



POV Fellowships, Residencies and Labs 

Sundance Inclusion Resource Map

Find the support you need with the Sundance Institute Inclusion Resource Map. Whether it's funding, mentorship, or a hub to connect you with like-minded creatives for your next project, the Inclusion Resource Map is a catalog where filmakers from underpresented communities can discover opportunities geared toward their needs.


Vision Maker Media Youth Media Guidebook

The Native Youth Media Guide is for instructors of youth media programs. Vision Maker Media (VMM) seeks to provide Native youth with the skills and tools necessary to harness the power of media for Native-driven storytelling and narrative empowerment. VMM has partnered with MIGIZI in designing a Native Youth Media Guidebook that will aid instructors in classrooms, after school programs and more.

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