TWO PAST RECIPIENTS ARE WORKSHOP GRADS!!!
Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant
What: This grant funds first time documentary makers for travel and
accommodations at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, April
14-17, 2011. For four days, grant recipients will be given access to
films, participate in master classes and be mentored by experienced
filmmakers. TWO filmmakers will be chosen for the grant in its fourth
Deadline: Applications must be RECEIVED BY Friday, February 4, 2011.
Applicants will be notified by email in early March.
About the Grant: Garrett Scott made a distinctive mark in documentary
during his short career. Without any formal training in film, he
directed Cul De Sac: A Suburban War Story, examining the case of a
methamphetamine addict who stole a tank from an armory and went on a
rampage through the San Diego suburbs. The film prompted Filmmaker
Magazine to cite Scott as one of 25 New Faces of Independent Film. He
went on to make Occupation: Dreamland, co-directed with Ian Olds,
about U.S. soldiers in Falluja, Iraq. It won prizes at Full Frame and
the Independent Spirit Awards. Both films were broadcast by the
Sundance Channel. In 2006, Scott died of a heart attack at age 37.
Scott's work examined how the forces of state power and economics
impact individuals. Stylistically, his films broke convention, giving
audiences new perspectives on familiar milieus like suburbia or war
torn Iraq. He was a beloved member of film communities in San
Francisco and New York City and several points in between.
His friends, family and colleagues established this development grant
to help other emerging filmmakers reach their potential. The grants
selection committee looks especially for filmmakers who somehow
fulfill Scott's example, by bringing a unique vision to the content
and style of contemporary documentary making.
The 2010 Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant was awarded to
Mike Brown for 25 to Life and April Hayes and Katia Maguire for
Jessica Gonzales vs. The United States of America. Previous grant
recipients include Robin Hessman (My Perestroika), Cameron Yates (The
Canal Street Madam), Rebecca Richman Cohen (War Don Don), Nathan
Fisher (The Unreturned), and Mai Iskander (Garbage Dreams), among
Past winners have gone on to receive significant recognition,
screening their finished works at Full Frame and other prestigious
festivals including Sundance, IDFA, SXSW, and Silverdocs. In
addition, they have won numerous awards and accolades, including the
2010 Full Frame CDS Filmmaker Award, which was presented to Hessman’s
Criteria: Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or green card holder and
live in the continental United States; any age 18 or older. By "first
time filmmaker," we mean someone who is in the early stage of their
documentary career and has not yet received significant recognition
(such as major festival play or broadcast). All applicants should
anticipate finishing their first project by March 2012. You still
qualify as a "first time filmmaker" if you've made shorts or student
projects, worked professionally as a crew member on other people's
films, or if you've recently completed a documentary that hasn't been
released yet. The grant is open to students and non-students alike.
Are you signed up for the LPB e-newsletter? I find them a great source of funding opportunities, job openings, and film festivals dates, and not just for Latino-themed programming. Today's newsletter, for example, had:
QED'S TRULY CA - CALL FOR ENTRIES
Deadline: January 11, 2011
Through one call for entry each year, Truly CA: Our State, Our Stories reaches out to the independent film community throughout the state to find completed or nearly completed feature-length documentaries. KQED will offer these films: KQED packaging, closed captioning, inclusion in the series website, promotion, and a modest licensing fee for local broadcast rights. In addition one or more films in the series may be offered in-kind, completion resources tailored to the needs of each project which may include: an online edit and a sound mix.
For more information, please visit: www.kqed.org/arts/programs/trulyca/entries.jsp.
NEH - AMERICA'S MEDIA MAKERS - PRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT GRANTS
Deadline: January 12, 2011
The NEH has announced the deadline for both the Production and Development Grant for their initiative America's Media Makers. Grants for America’s Media Makers support projects in the humanities that explore stories, ideas, and beliefs in order to deepen our understanding of our lives and our world. Development grants enable media producers to collaborate with scholars to develop humanities content and format and to prepare programs for production. Production Grants support the preparation of a program for distribution. If you have questions, you can contact the staff of NEH’s Division of Public Programs at 202-606-8269 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEH - AMERICA’S HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS
PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION GRANTS
Deadline: January 12, 2011
America’s Historical and Cultural Organizations grants support projects in the humanities that explore stories, ideas, and beliefs in order to deepen our understanding of our lives and our world. The Division of Public Programs supports the development of humanities content and interactivity that excite, inform, and stir thoughtful reflection upon culture, identity, and history in creative and new ways. Grants for America’s Historical and Cultural Organizations should encourage dialogue, discussion, and civic engagement, and they should foster learning among people of all ages. To that end, the Division of Public Programs urges applicants to consider more than one format for presenting humanities ideas to the public. NEH offers two categories of grants for America’s Historical and Cultural Organizations: planning and implementation grants.
For more information, please visit the NEH website at: www.neh.gov.
POV - DIVERSE VOICES PROJECT – CALL FOR ENTRIES
Deadline: January 14, 2011
Diverse Voices Project is supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private non-profit corporation funded by the American People. POV's Diverse Voices Project will provide co-production funding, mentorship, and a national broadcast on POV to documentary directors and producers from communities typically underrepresented in the mainstream broadcast media. Projects funded by DVP will be broadcast in POV's 2012 or 2013 Season.
For more information, please visit: www.pbs.org/pov/filmmakers/diverse-voices-project.php.
POV - PROJECT VOICESCAPE – CALL FOR ENTRIES
Deadline: January 14, 2011
Adobe Youth Voices, PBS and POV are searching for the next generation of documentary filmmakers! Project VoiceScape welcomes good ideas, films-in-progress or completed short films made by aspiring filmmakers in grades 7-12. The program provides mentorship to young filmmakers and showcases their work on a variety of PBS/POV related media. Fifteen young people will be selected for Project VoiceScape and will be honored in June 2011 at a ceremony in Washington, DC.
For more information, please visit: www.pbs.org/pov/filmmakers/voicescape.php.
ITVS FUNDING DEADLINE
OPEN CALL – Deadline: January 15, 2011
Open Call provides completion funds for single nonfiction public television programs on any subject, and from any viewpoint. Projects must have begun production as evidenced by a work-in-progress video. Open Call funding is only available to independent producers who are citizens or legal residents of the U.S. and its external territories
For more information, please visit the ITVS website at: www.itvs.org.
GLOBAL FILM INITIATIVE - FEATURE-FILM PRODUCTION GRANTS
Deadline: January 15, 2011
Global Film Initiative production grants are awarded twice a year, in winter and summer, to filmmakers whose work exhibits artistic excellence, authentic self-representation and accomplished storytelling. The granting program furthers the Initiative's mission of contributing to the development of local film industries while offering audiences a variety of cultural perspectives on daily life around the world. Monies received through the Initiative's granting program are used to support completion of film production, and to subsidize post-production costs, such as laboratory and sound mixing fees and access to modern editing systems.
For more information, please visit the Global Film Initiative website at: www.globalfilm.org.
2011 BANFF WORLD TELEVISION AWARDS - CALL FOR ENTRIES
Early Bird Deadline: January 28, 2011
Final Deadline: February 18, 2011
The call for entries for the Banff World Television Festival Program Competition is now open. The Program Competition looks to honor the best programming across all areas of entertainment, including digital media, drama, and documentary. The Banff World Television Awards is the largest international program competition in the television industry attracting more than 1000 entries for its 29 program categories annually. This year 29 Awards will be handed out during the Banff World Television Festival in Banff, Alberta that runs June 12-15th, 2011.
For more information, please visit: www.banff2010.com.
OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING - EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
OPB has a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) to establish the Local Journalism Center (LJC) in the Northwest (there are 6 others around the country). These centers are partnerships between public TV and radio stations in the region, and the reporting will be primarily digital, but there may also be opportunities to do segments for TV and radio depending on the stories and the stations at which the reporters are located.
Investigative Journalist at OPB, Portland
Online Journalist at SOPTV, Medford
Reporter at Puget Sound Public Radio (KUOW), Seattle
Producer/Reporter/Host at Idaho Public Television (IPTV) and Boise State Radio (BSR), Boise
For more information and instructions on how to apply, please visit: www.opb.org/insideopb/careers/jobs.
ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS RADIO - EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Each month Artistic Media Partners Radio reaches nearly 1 million listeners 12 years and older, with 13 stations covering Bloomington, South Bend-Elkhart, and Lafayette.That’s an audience larger than the population of Indianapolis and Fort Wayne (the 2 largest cities in Indiana) combined. AMP station's formats cover the entire demographic spectrum: Contemporary, Classic, Rock, Adult Contemporary, Sports, Country. For more information about Artistic Media Partners Radio, please visit: www.artisticradio.com.
Radio Sales Executive
For more information, please contact Bart Schacht at email@example.com.
NEW YORK PUBLIC RADIO – EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
New York Public Radio is New York's premier public radio franchise, comprising WNYC FM, WNYC AM, and WQXR, as well as www.wnyc.org and www.wqxr.org. As America's most listened-to AM/FM news and talk public radio stations, reaching 1.1 million listeners every week, WNYC extends New York City's cultural riches to the entire country on-air and online, and presents the best national offerings from networks National Public Radio, Public Radio International, American Public Media, and the British Broadcasting Company. WNYC 93.9 FM broadcasts a wide range of daily news, talk, cultural and music programming, while WNYC AM 820 maintains a stronger focus on breaking news and international news reporting. Classical 105.9 WQXR is New York City’s sole 24-hour classical music station, presenting new and landmark classical recordings as well as live concerts from the Metropolitan Opera, the New York Philharmonic, among other New York City venues, immersing listeners in the city’s rich musical life. In addition to its audio content, New York Public Radio produces content for live, radio and web audiences from The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, the station’s street-level multipurpose, multiplatform broadcast studio and performance space.
Director of Digital Content, WQXR
Music programming Coordinator, WQXR
DOXA DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL – CALL FOR ENTRIES
Deadline: December 17, 2010
LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – CALL FOR ENTRIES
Regular Deadline: December 20, 2010
Late Deadline: January 24, 2011
RINCÓN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – CALL FOR ENTRIES
Early Bird Deadline: December 25, 2010
Regular Deadline: January 20, 2011
Late Deadline: February 15, 2011
LONDON INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL – CALL FOR ENTRIES
Deadline: December 30, 2010
TENERIFE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – CALL FOR ENTRIES
Regular Deadline: December 30, 2010
Late Deadline: March 31, 2011
TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL – CALL FOR ENTRIES
Deadline: January 10, 2011
and lots more on these and other ops!
For Massachusetts folks:
The Massachusetts Cultural Council is currently accepting applications for Artist Fellowships in Film & Video. The program offers competitive fellowships of $7500 and finalist awards of $500, anonymously judged and based solely on artistic excellence of the work submitted. The deadline to apply is: January 24, 2011.
Something to contemplate on these cold winter evenings...
ITVS LINCS Deadline: June 2011
Linking Independents and Co-Producing Stations (LINCS) provides matching funds (up to $100,000) to partnerships between public television stations and independent producers. LINCS funds single non-fiction public television programs on any subject and from any viewpoint. Producers must be U.S. citizens or legal residents.
Find out how to apply >>http://itvs.org/funding/lincs
Pacific Islanders in Communication (PIC) Media Fund
Deadline: January 21, 2011
The goal of Pacific Islanders in Communications is to support the development of national public broadcast programming that enhances public recognition of and appreciation for Pacific Islander history, culture, and society. PIC accomplishes this by nurturing and supporting filmmakers through its Research & Development (R&D), Production, and Completion funds. PIC staff is available to help throughout the application process and to provide feedback on all film proposals.
Find out how to apply >> http://www.piccom.org/resources/funding
Call for Applications: Sundance 2011 Creative Producing Fellowship
The Sundance Institute Feature Film Creative Producing Fellowship is a year-long program for emerging American producers ready to take their next project to the screen. The Fellowship focuses on supporting the next generation of independent producers to help develop their creative and strategic skills for a complex marketplace and encourage a holistic approach in their collaboration with directors and writers.
- Feature Film Creative Producing Lab
- Creative Producing Summit participation
- Sundance Film Festival attendance
- Sundance Industry Meetings at the Festival
- $5,000 living stipend
- $5,000 pre-production grant
- Year-round mentorship from 2 industry Advisors
- Community building among Producing Fellows
- Year-round support from Sundance Institute staff
Deadline to apply: February 14, 2011
POV's Diverse Voices Project New Deadline: February 18, 2011
POV is seeking to support emerging filmmakers through our Diverse Voices Project (DVP), a co-production fund supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. POV values exemplary storytelling, well crafted aesthetics, compelling characters and real-life drama shaped by the unique perspective of a filmmaker with something to say to a large audience. POV believes in presenting works that reflect experiences not commonly represented on television, offer a springboard for discussion and provide a deeper understanding of the world we live in.
The Diverse Voices Project IV, with up to $100,000 in co-production funding per project, is designed to foster emerging and diverse documentary directors and producers with production support and mentoring with a full menu of services. Ultimately DVP will bring fresh voices to PBS, diversify the stories being featured on the national PBS schedule and support a talent pool that has not had access to public television resources.
To qualify for DVP support filmmakers cannot have a prior producing or directing credit on a nationally broadcast PBS program. (Lesser credits such as coordinating producer do not disqualify applicants.) All subjects, styles and lengths are welcome.
All submissions must be received by 5 PM, Friday, February 18, 2011. This is an arrival deadline, not a postmark deadline. Find out how to submit your film to the Diverse Voices Project at the POV website.
A two part program for Europeans and North Americans aimed at fostering professional development and potential financing opportunities for interactive documentary projects, docXchange will consist of a three-day workshop at Hot Docs in Toronto, Canada, and a one-day financing forum at Nordisk Panorama in Aarhus, Denmark. For more information, visit http://www.filmkontakt.com/docxchange. The deadline to apply is March 4. I don't know much about this, but thought it might be interesting for those of you thinking about Hot Docs.
A listing from Sundance's mailings:
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