The Production funding applications submission period is now open. The next deadline Production funding will be June 22, 2018, by 5 p.m. HST. The online application is available here.
Please read the Funding Criteria, Eligibility Requirements and Funding Contract Terms on the Media Fund page to make sure your project is a good fit.
For application instructions go to the How to Apply page.
Media Fund provides up to $50,000 in Production funding for single programs of standard broadcast length (56:46 or 26:46). In rare cases, when the story warrants it, PIC will consider feature-length programs in accordance with PBS broadcast specifications. Producers applying for Production funds will need to enter into an exclusive four-year public television broadcast rights license for the U.S. and its territories.
Projects that qualify for Production funding are ones that have already completed the research and development phase and are ready to conduct or continue principal photography. Producers applying for Production funding must have at least 50% of their total budget raised in order to receive funding. Funded activities should include principal photography, enough post-production to get the project to a rough cut, and other activities related to production.
Along with filling out an application form, you must also submit the following application materials:
- Project Description that communications the project's idea with as much detail as possible
- Work-in-Progress (WIP) in the form of a trailer or scene selects
- Sample Works - two previously completed projects that best represent your storytelling abilities
- Key Personnel - resumes, bios and letters commitment for committed or proposed key personnel (e.g. executive producer, producer, director, editor, director of photography etc.)
- Project Timeline for completing the project
- Detailed budget that includes income and expense for the entire project beginning to end
- Fundraising Strategy that includes specific funding sources and amounts
- Target Audience - a description that explains why the program is appropriate for public television, its timeliness and relevance to Pacific Islander communities and other specific communities, and why it will appeal to a national audience
- Training Plan that explains how this project will provide specific training or internship opportunities for emerging Pacific Islander producers or technical talent
Failure to submit any of the above listed items will result in disqualification of your proposal.
The application process is completely electronic and we no longer accept hard copies of applications. Please review the information on the How to Apply page for more details on application materials and evaluation criteria.