Here's the Sundance May list of funding opportunities. Hope it helps in the ongoing search for support for our films. Good luck!
 

SUNDANCE DOCUMENTARY FUND
May 2012

FUNDING

WOMEN IN FILM FINISHING FUND
The Women In Film Foundation's Film Finishing Fund (FFF) supports films for or about women by providing cash grants of up to $15,000 and in-kind services.
Deadline: April 30, 2012 Fee (non-members $75.00) Fee (members $50.00)
Final Deadline: May 18, 2012 Fee: $100.00
http://www.wif.org/foundation/film-finishing-fund

THE ARAB FUND FOR ARTS & CULTURE
The Arab Fund for Arts & Culture, in partnership with Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program, is a private independent Arab initiative dedicated to empowering the Arab contemporary narrative through strategic cultural philanthropy. This general call is open exclusively to Arab candidates applying in any of the three categories: Literature, Performing Arts and Visual Arts. Applications may be submitted online in English by Arab directors with films relevant to the Arab world today. Grant ranges $10,00-$50,000 USD.
Deadline: May 7, 2012
http://en.arabculturefund.org/?q=en/content/current-open-calls

PUMA.CREATIVE. IMPACT AWARD
The PUMA.Creative Impact Award is a major new annual award to honor the documentary film creating the most significant impact in the world. This award acknowledges the film’s makers and will help the continuation of the film’s campaign work. The aim of this award is to draw attention to the finest social justice filmmaking in the world, with a prize that underlines the role and importance of documentary film in society; a prize that encourages best practice in the filmmaking community, to collect and communicate relevant data on these films.
Deadline: May 11, 2012
http://britdoc.org/real_good/puma-creative-impact-award

CENTER FOR ASIAN AMERICAN MEDIA - INNOVATION FUND
As part of the PBS Broadcasting system, CAAM is able to offer funding to independent producers for documentary projects intended for public television broadcast. CAAM is launching the 2012 Innovation Fund, a new initiative to fund and license short, online content to be streamed on theCAAMedia.org website and PBS affiliate sites. This year the CAAM Innovation Fund will offer funding of up to $20,000 to license short web series (3-5 pieces each) by independent producers that address arts, music, culture, politics in unique and creative ways.
Deadline: Received by May 17, 2012 by Midnight (PST)
http://caamedia.org/filmmaker-resources/funding/

CATAPULT FILM FUND
Catapult Film Fund offers early, development funding to documentary filmmakers who have a compelling story to tell, have secured access to their story and are ready to shoot and edit a trailer/reel for production fundraising purposes. They support powerful stories, moving storytelling across a broad spectrum of issues and perspectives.
Deadline: May 25, 2012
For questions, email: info@catapultfilmfund.org
http://www.catapultfilmfund.org/index.html

LATINO PUBLIC BROADCASTING – PUBLIC MEDIA CONTENT FUND
The Public Media Content Fund is an open invitation to independent producers to submit proposals for a program, series or short digital video (no longer than 20 minutes) on any subject that relates to or is representative of Latino Americans that is appropriate for public television and/or one of its platforms. Programs should bring new audiences to public television and have a recognizable impact on a broad range of viewers, presenting a range of subjects, viewpoints and forms from a variety of Latino producers across the country that complement and challenge existing public television offerings. LPB funding will range between $5,000 and $100,000 and projects at any production stage will be considered.
Deadline: June 4, 2012 5PM (This is not a postmark date)
http://www.lpbp.org/fundingguidelines.php#

THE OPEN SOCIETY INSTITUTE DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT – AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT GRANT
The Open Society Documentary Photography Project is offering a grant to support alternative models for presenting and disseminating documentary photography to the public. The Audience Engagement Grant (formerly called the Distribution Grant) supports photographers to take an existing body of work on a social justice or human rights issue and devise an innovative way of using that work as a catalyst for social change.
Letter of Intent Deadline (Optional): May 3, 2012 5pm EST
Online Application: June 14, 2012 5pm EST
http://www.soros.org/initiatives/photography/focus_areas/engagement

ALL ROADS SEED GRANT (Washington, DC)
The National Geographic All Roads Film Project supports and showcases breakthrough film and photography from indigenous and underrepresented minority cultures around the globe. Grant award notifications are approximately six weeks later.
Deadline: June 15, 2012
http://events.nationalgeographic.com/events/all-roads/film/

NEH BRIDGING CULTURES THROUGH FILM: INTERNATIONAL TOPICS
Bridging Cultures films will spark Americans' engagement with the wider world through the exploration of countries and cultures outside of the United States, or across nations. Two levels of support are available: Development (up to $75,000) and Production (up to $800,000). Independent producers who wish to apply are advised to partner with an eligible, U.S. based non profit organization, which can act as fiscal sponsor.
Deadline: June 27, 2012 for projects beginning Jan 2013
http://www.neh.gov/grants/public/bridging-cultures-through-film-int...

ROY W. DEAN FILM/VIDEO GRANT – CALL FOR ENTRIES
The Roy W. Dean film grant provides in-kind goods and services to support compelling shorts, documentaries, and independent features with budgets under $500K. They have expanded to further their goals of creating films that are "unique and make a contribution to society." The grant now also funds shorts and low budget independents. “Student filmmakers, independent producers, or independent production companies are all welcome”.
Spring Deadline: April 30, 2012
Summer Deadline: June 30, 2012
Fall Deadline: September 30, 2012
http://www.fromtheheartproductions.com/grants.shtml

OPEN MEADOWS FOUNDATION
Open Meadows Foundation is a grant-making organization seeking projects that promote gender/racial/economic justice. The projects must be led by and benefit women and girls, particularly those from vulnerable communities.
For a list of Special Funds, visit: http://www.openmeadows.org/special.htm
Next Deadline August 15, 2012
http://www.openmeadows.org/
openmeadows@igc.orgg
718-885-0969

THE BERTHA BRITDOC DOCUMENTARY JOURNALISM FUND
The Bertha BRITDOC Documentary Journalism Fund is a new global fund awarding £10,000-50,000 to documentary filmmakers from any country as a mixture of grants and investments. The fund supports projects at the intersection of film and investigative journalism that break the important stories of our time, expose injustice, bring attention to unreported issues, and cameras into regions previously unseen.
Deadline: Application Now Open
http://britdoc.org/real_funds/documentary_journalism_fund/

SUNDANCE INSTITUTE DOCUMENTARY FUND – AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT GRANTS
Sundance Institute Documentary Fund (SDF) Audience Engagement grants are designed to support creative engagement campaigns using film as a tool to raise awareness and create impact. Grants support campaigns that activate audiences and stakeholders around the film toward a specific goal. Competitive projects will go beyond marketing and distribution to initiate engagement with the issues explored in the film and activate participants around the campaign goals. Available on a rolling basis to current Sundance Documentary Film Program (DFP) grantees at any stage of pre-production, production and distribution, grants can range up to $20,000 and may be for partial funding of a larger effort. If you wish to apply for an Audience Engagement grant, please contact DFP staff (Hajnal_molnar-szakacs@sundance.org) requesting a private access link to the online application.
Deadline: Rolling
http://www.sundance.org/programs/documentary-fund/

ITVS (U.S. Public television)
LINCS (LINKING INDEPENDENTS AND CO-PRODUCING PUBLIC TELEVISION STATIONS)
Provides matching funds (up to $100,000) to partnerships between US public television stations and independent producers. To apply for LINCS funds, independents must first approach a public television station and establish a partnership. Single documentaries and innovative genre combinations will be considered. Projects must have begun production as evidenced by a work-in-progress tape.
Deadline: Discretionary Funding
http://www.itvs.org/funding/edf

COMMISSIONED FUNDING
ITVS accepts proposals on an ongoing basis for documentary projects that fall outside of the standing initiatives (DDF, LINCS, Open Call). For development funding, activities may include travel, research, script development, preliminary production for fundraising/work-in-progress reels, or other early-phase activities. For production funding, all production and post-production activities are eligible. Commissioned Funding is not a grant; applicants receive funding in the form of a development agreement or production agreement that assigns ITVS certain important rights over the project during the term of the contract.
Deadline: Year Round
http://www.itvs.org/funding
http://www.itvs.org/funding/edf

NPBC – AFROPOP: THE ULTIMATE CULTURAL EXCHANGE SUBMISSIONS (U.S. Public Media)
Afro:PoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange is a US based public television show featuring independent documentaries and short films about life, art, and culture from the contemporary African Diaspora. NBPC is looking to support and broadcast strong stories that will capture the breadth and scope of the diversity of experiences of contemporary African peoples.
Deadline: Rolling
http://blackpublicmedia.org/afropop-submission.php

NYSCA – NEW YORK STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS GRANT
Individual Artists (IND) offers support for the creation of new work by New York State artists through artist-initiated projects in electronic media (video, sound art, installations, and new technologies) and film production, and the commissioning of new work by composers and theatre artists. Artists at various career stages are welcome to apply. Because the Council cannot make grants to individuals, each application by an individual artist must be sponsored by an eligible New York State nonprofit organization. First-time applicants are strongly encouraged to consult with IND staff well before the registration deadline to identify the sponsor and briefly describe the project.
DEADLINE: NOT YET POSTED
http://www.nysca.org/public/guidelines/individual_artists/index.htm


LABS, COMPETITIONS, FELLOWSHIPS, OPPORTUNITIES, RESOURCES, GOOD KARMA, ETC.

RADCLIFFE INSTITUTE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM (Boston, Massachusetts)
Cluster proposals for the 2013–2014 fellowship year are now being accepted for small groups of two to three artists and academics with projects in common. Year 2012-2013 has already been awarded. Each stipend is funded up to $65,000 with additional funds for project expenses. Some support for relocation expenses may be provided. Fellows receive office or studio space. Radcliffe Institute sustains a continuing commitment to the study of women, gender, and society. Applicants' projects need not focus on gender, however. Women and men from across the United States and throughout the world, including developing countries, are encouraged to apply.
Deadline: May 1, 2012
http://www.radcliffe.edu/fellowships/apply.aspx

INDEPENDENT FILM WEEK (IFP) (New York City)
Independent Film Week (formerly IFP Market) is a one-of-a-kind event that brings the international filmmaking community to New York City to celebrate, advocate and introduce new voices on the independent scene. Independent Film Week is comprised of: Project Forum: the oldest forum in the U.S. for the discovery of new projects in development and new voices on the independent film scene. Project Forum consists of the Emerging Narrative, No Borders, Independent Filmmaker Labs, and Spotlight on Documentaries programs. Independent Filmmaker Forum: workshops, discussions and case-studies providing filmmakers and film lovers access to the innovators and icons of independent films. Festival Forum: the leading gathering of international and U.S. film festival programmers. Sneak Preview Screening Series: where IFP alumni filmmakers introduce new works to industry & general audiences
Application deadline for the Spotlight on Documentaries Program:
Early Deadline: May 4th, 2012 $ 70.00
Final Deadline: May 25th, 2012
Please visit the IFP’s website for further information and deadlines.
http://www.ifp.org/programs/independent-film-week/project-forum-2/s...

NMAI’s CALL FOR INDIGENOUS ARTISTS ( Washington, DC)
The National Museum of the American Indian announces its call for proposals for the Indigenous Artists: Artist Leadership Program. The program targets mid-career indigenous artists from the Americas. Selected artists go to Washington, D.C., to do research in the Smithsonian collections, then return home to lead either a youth community art project, or an artist workshop. Artists in the program receive a $7,000 contract award to cover project costs, supplies and materials.
Deadline: May 7, 2012
http://nmai.si.edu/connect/artist-leadership-program/

IDA DOCUWEEKS™ LIMITED THEATRICAL RUNS
DocuWeeks™ is a screening series that helps to qualify outstanding new feature and short documentaries for Academy Award® consideration, by providing its participants a commercial theatrical exhibition in Los Angeles and New York on a fee basis.
Late (Final) Deadline: May 11, 2012 Entry Fee $250.00
http://www.documentary.org/docuweeks2012

GOOD PITCH @ SAN FRANCISCO
Good Pitch is an invitation-only event, starting with an intensive two-day campaign development workshop for selected filmmakers. This is followed by a day-long live event which brings together invited foundations, NGOs, social entrepreneurs, broadcasters and other media to expand the resources aimed at maximizing the impact of social-issue documentary. The call is aimed at documentary filmmakers of any nationality working on feature-length or hour-long independent documentary film projects that tackle important global and national issues. Good Pitch is open to projects looking for completion funding, outreach funding, campaigning networks, or a combination of these.
The Good Pitch @ San Francisco will be held in October 23, 2012.
Deadline: Wednesday, May 9th, 2012
http://britdoc.org/real_good/pitch/

TEXAS FILMMAKERS' PRODUCTION FUND (AUSTIN FILM SOCIETY)
The Austin Film Society awards grants once a year to emerging film and video artists in the state of Texas through the Texas Filmmakers' Production Fund (TFPF). In addition to grants for production, post-production and distribution. Awards are provided to artists whose work shows promise, skill, and creativity. Please visit their website for full eligibility requirements.
Deadline: June 1st , 2012
https://www.austinfilm.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=302

FIRELIGHT MEDIA PRODUCER’S LAB
Firelight Media’s Producers’ Lab is a mentorship program for independent producers of color. Participating producers work with award-winning filmmaker, Stanley Nelson, and his team of senior producers, writers, editors, new media, and fundraising specialists to complete their projects for a national broadcast. The Lab also provides quarterly workshops and seminars to their producers on relevant and contemporary topics.
 

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SUNDANCE DOCUMENTARY FUND
FEBRUARY 2013

FUNDING/PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES


THE NEW IDFA BERTHA FUND
The IDFA Bertha Fund supports documentary filmmakers and festivals in developing countries by offering them financial contributions to complete their projects. The Fund is always looking for new creative documentary projects from these countries, and they can be submitted in the following categories: (1) script & project development, (2) production, 3) post-production and 4) documentary festivals. Upon selection, we work with the filmmakers to determine which form of assistance and coaching would be the most suitable to their project.
Deadlines: February 1st, 2013 and May 15th, 2013.
http://www.idfa.nl/industry/idfa-bertha-fund/submit-your-project.aspx


SUNDANCE INSTITUTE DOCUMENTARY FUND
The Sundance Institute Documentary Fund is dedicated to supporting nonfiction filmmakers worldwide in the production of cinematic documentaries with contemporary social relevance. Grants ranging from $10,000 – $50,000 are awarded in development, production/post-production, and audience engagement categories. Grantees become eligible for year-round artist support activities of the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program including creative Documentary Labs, Fellows programs at the Sundance Creative Producing Summit and the Sundance Film Festival, Work-In-Progress screenings, and editorial and creative support. Notify DFP staff if you intend to apply.
Deadline: February 5, 2013
http://www.sundance.org/programs/documentary-fund/

THE FLEDGLING FUND
Supports innovative media projects to help ignite social change. Films that create a broader understanding of social problems and inspiring concrete action. Seek well-structured and creative community engagement initiatives to move people from awareness to action.
February 12th, 2013 midnight EST: Deadline for Initial Letter of Inquiry
http://www.thefledglingfund.org/apply/application-deadlines

OPEN MEADOWS FOUNDATION
Open Meadows Foundation is a grant-making organization for projects that are led by and benefit women and girls, and that reflect the diversity of the community served by the project in both its leadership and organization. Open Meadows Foundation funds projects in the U.S. and abroad that are run by and for women and girls.
Received by Deadline: February 15, 2013
http://www.openmeadows.org/

ALJAZEERA VIEWFINDER OPEN CALL - CALL FOR ENTRIES
At Al Jazeera English (AJE) a hallmark of their documentary films is to go beyond the headlines of the hour to bring in-depth storytelling from those most affected by global events. In AJE's Viewfinder series, they seek fresh perspectives from an untapped corps of filmmakers anchored in the emerging regions of the world. Their flagship observational documentary strand is Witness. AJE's goal is to develop new talent in partnership with experienced and engaged documentary forums based around the globe. In these stories they seek to capture the impact of transformation through the lens of those living in the path of change. This open call is for filmmakers in Latin America to apply for a workshop with proposals that will be considered for commissioning.
www.ajeviewfinder.com/


BERTHA BRITDOC CONNECT FUND
Bertha BRITDOC Connect Fund is the first European-based outreach and engagement fund, and is open to filmmakers from around the world. The fund is looking to support smart, strategic outreach campaigns for ambitious independent documentary films with a social issue at their core; films which have the ability to achieve real change on a local, regional or global level.
Deadline: March 4th, 2013.
http://britdoc.org/real_funds/bertha-britdoc-connect-fund

THE ARTS COUNCIL OF THE SOUTHERN FINGER LAKES and the NEW YORK STATE GRANTS FOR ELECTRONIC MEDIA AND FILM – PRESENTATION AND FINISHING FUNDS (must be based in New York State)
Finishing Funds provides support to New York State artists for the completion of film, video, sound, new media and Web-based art. Awards are made annually and range from $500 to $2,500.
Deadline: March 15, 2013 ( postmark deadline)
http://www.earts.org/index.asp?pageId=96

GABRIEL FIGUEROA FILMIC FUND
Baja International Film Festival at Los Cabos proudly presents this new fund honoring one of Mexico’s greatest filmmakers. The fund supports Mexican feature film projects for development and post-production. Applications should be in Spanish.
Deadline: March 30th, 2013
http://bajainternationalfilmfestival.com/index.php/en/

THE BERTHA BRITDOC DOCUMENTARY JOURNALISM FUND
The Bertha BRITDOC Documentary Journalism Fund is a new global fund awarding £10,000-50,000 to documentary filmmakers from any country as a mixture of grants and investments. The fund supports projects at the intersection of film and investigative journalism that break the important stories of our time, expose injustice, bring attention to unreported issues, and cameras into regions previously unseen.
Deadline: Application Now Open
http://britdoc.org/real_funds/documentary_journalism_fund/

TEXAS FILMMAKERS’ TRAVEL GRANT (AUSTIN FILM SOCIETY)
The Austin Film Society sets aside $10,000 annually for a travel grant program for Texas filmmakers on a rolling, year-round basis. The program is intended to help offset travel costs for Texans whose work is invited to prestigious film festivals and events around the world. Eligibility is based on the festival or event that the film has been invited to, not on the film itself, and you need not be a member of the Austin Film Society to apply. Grants will be given out as follows: $500 for a North American festival (U.S, Canada, Mexico) $1000 for an international festival.
Deadline: Rolling (These grants will be disbursed until the $10,000 earmarked for the program
runs out or the fiscal year (September 1st through August 31st ends, whichever comes first.)
http://www.austinfilm.org/page.aspx?pid=306

ITVS (U.S. Public television)
LINCS (LINKING INDEPENDENTS AND CO-PRODUCING PUBLIC TELEVISION STATIONS)
Provides matching funds (up to $100,000) to partnerships between US public television stations and independent producers. To apply for LINCS funds, independents must first approach a public television station and establish a partnership. Single documentaries and innovative genre combinations will be considered. Projects must have begun production as evidenced by a work-in-progress tape.
Deadline: Discretionary Funding
http://www.itvs.org/funding/edf

ITVS COMMISSIONED FUNDING
ITVS accepts proposals on an ongoing basis for documentary projects that fall outside of the standing initiatives (DDF, LINCS, Open Call). For development funding, activities may include travel, research, script development, preliminary production for fundraising/work-in-progress reels, or other early-phase activities. For production funding, all production and post-production activities are eligible. Commissioned Funding is not a grant; applicants receive funding in the form of a development agreement or production agreement that assigns ITVS certain important rights over the project during the term of the contract.
Deadline: Year Round
http://www.itvs.org/funding
http://www.itvs.org/funding/edf

ITVS INTERNATIONAL INITIATIVE
The International Initiative was created to give U.S. audiences access to international stories and voices on American television and new media platforms. International funding is only available to independent filmmakers who are neither U.S. citizens nor residents of the U.S.
Deadline: Year Round
http://www.itvs.org/funding/international

CHANNEL 4 BRITDOC FUND
A production and completion fund for British and British-based filmmakers. The fund aims to support independent filmmakers making documentary projects that would not be commissioned by a UK broadcaster. When the Foundation invests in a film, they fully come on board as Exec Producers; the project benefits from the editorial expertise, association and the quality guarantee that their involvement promises making it more likely that other co-producers will come on board. As their title sponsor, Channel 4 has a first look deal on everything the Foundation funds, meaning that if they choose to they can broadcast the film for a nominal license fee of £1. On average funds are given in the amount of £20,000.
Deadline: Rolling
http://britdoc.org/real_funds/britdoc-fund

NPBC – AFROPOP: THE ULTIMATE CULTURAL EXCHANGE SUBMISSIONS (U.S. Public Media)
Afro:PoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange is a US based public television show featuring independent documentaries and short films about life, art, and culture from the contemporary African Diaspora. NBPC is looking to support and broadcast strong stories that will capture the breadth and scope of the diversity of experiences of contemporary African peoples.
Deadline: Rolling
http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/QTJA9XGyb8

NATIONAL VIDEO AND FILM FOUNDATION (SOUTH AFRICA)
Individuals, companies and organizations may submit funding applications to the NFVF for grants or grant loans in any of the four funding categories; education and training, script development, production, marketing and distribution. Please check website for eligibility and other regulations.
Deadline: Rolling
http://nfvf.co.za/funding



LABS, COMPETITIONS, FELLOWSHIPS, OPPORTUNITIES, GOOD KARMA, ETC.


THE LIKHACHEV FOUNDATION
The Likhachev Foundation (St. Petersburg, Russia) together with the Committee on External Relations of Saint Petersburg and B. Yeltsin Presidential Center is accepting proposals for a two-week cultural fellowship in Russia from May 7-22, 2011 for American professionals in the field of arts and culture who are working on projects related to Russian culture.
Deadline: February 1, 2013
http://cf.lfond.spb.ru/about/announce/

GREENHOUSE 2013
Greenhouse is a unique, innovative, international initiative aimed at developing and nurturing documentary filmmakers in the South Mediterranean region. Each year, it provides the director and producer of 12 to 16 film projects with expert mentoring during three successive workshops. Please check the link below for eligibility requirements.
Deadline: February 12, 2013
http://www.euromedaudiovisuel.net/p.aspx?t=news&mid=21&l=en...

2013 MEDIA THAT MATTERS CONFERENCE (Washington, DC)
Media that Matters is an annual conference presented by the Center for Social Media in Washington, D.C. It is designed for established and aspiring filmmakers, nonprofit communications leaders, funders, and students who want to learn and share cutting-edge practices to make their media matter. The theme of the 2013 conference is "Measure for Measure," focusing on how we build impact measurement from the start, increasing sustainability of socially engaged creative media. MTM will provide opportunties to work on pitching, network with media professionals and filmmakers, attend workshops, and join conversations from professionals who are setting the bar in impact strategies for documentary film and beyond.
Registration: Now Open
Conference Dates: February 14 & 15, 2013
https://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/6474/p/salsa/event/common/publ...

INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR JOURNALISM -KNIGHT INTERNATIONAL JOURNALISM AWARD
The program seeks candidates who, despite difficult circumstances, produce pioneering news reports or journalistic innovations that make a significant impact on the lives of people in their home countries. Nominees can be reporters, editors, technologists, media managers, citizen journalists, or bloggers. The award reflects the mission of ICFJ's Knight International Journalism Fellowships, which are supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The fellowships are designed to advance media innovation worldwide.
Deadline: February 22, 2013
Awards Dinner: November 7, 2013 (Washington, D.C.)
http://www.icfj.org/news/call-nominations-knight-international-jour...

Looking@Democracy
The Illinois Humanities Council, with support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, is sponsoring a nationwide challenge called Looking@Democracy. The purpose of this competition is to generate short, provocative digital media content designed to spark a national conversation about how we can all come together to strengthen American democracy. A total of $100,000 in prize money in 5 categories will be awarded. Submissions may take the form of short videos, audio clips, animation, music videos, public service announcements, infographics, graphic art, and even Facebook and iPhone apps. They all just need to be digital so they can be shared electronically.
Deadline : April 16, 2013 (Submissions will be accepted beginning February 4th, 2013)
www.LookingAtDemocracy.org

KICKSTART SUNDANCE INSTITUTE ARTISTS LIKE YOURSELF
Here at Sundance Institute, supporting artists as a community is a core part of everything we do. And we know you join us in the thrill of seeing projects and filmmakers succeed and reach new heights. KICKSTARTER offers a funding platform through which we can all be catalysts for change by supporting fellow documentarians and artists in other fields succeed. Check-out and join Sundance Institute supported projects here:
https://www.kickstarter.com/sundanceinstitute

FIRELIGHT MEDIA PRODUCER’S LAB
Firelight Media’s Producers’ Lab is a mentorship program for independent producers of color. Participating producers work with award-winning filmmaker, Stanley Nelson, and his team of senior producers, writers, editors, new media, and fundraising specialists to complete their projects for a national broadcast. The Lab also provides quarterly workshops and seminars to their producers on relevant and contemporary topics.
Deadline: Year Round
http://firelightmedia.org/producers-lab/

MEDIA IMPACT FUNDERS ( Formerly GFEM MEDIA DATABASE (GRANTMAKERS IN FILM + ELECTRONIC MEDIA)
Media Impact Funders works broadly on media issues in order to create impact. Their key strategic imperatives are defined as to serve as a more constant convener, to become a more vibrant knowledge network; and to become a catalyst for collaboration We urge our grantees to sign up to the GFEM Media Database, allowing funders to search the database to look for projects to support. There is no fee for using this service. Eligibility: Films must have at least one foundation or government funder attached. DFP Fellows strongly encouraged to participate.
http://media.gfem.org/

TURNSTYLE: RECEIVE FREE SOCIAL AND MOBILE CONTENT DELIVERY
Turnstyle is a new, free content delivery service for select applicants. Chosen projects will be promoted to massive public TV and public radio audiences through their websites, mobile phone apps, and blogs—and media can be selected with or without a PBS broadcast contract. Turnstyle seeks ethnically, socioeconomically, and racially diverse media makers whose content speaks to an 18-34 year old demographic.
For more information, write to Senior Producer Nishat Kurwa nishat@turnstylenews.com

YOURWORLDVIEW RESOURCE FOR DOC FILMMAKERS
If you have a documentary addressing world issues, you may be interested in YourWorldView, the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association's online space for people around the world to share content, watch great films, and join in a new and fresh discussion about the portrayal of international issues. YourWorldView is a platform for new and emerging filmmakers to showcase their short films and other multimedia content that will stimulate discussion on the site.
YourWorldView is a place where you can:
- Share your content
- Watch films
- Read articles
- Get your reviews published
- Put your questions forward to filmmakers
http://www.yourworldview.org.uk/

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