Other Opportunities

Native American, Hawaiian Pacific Islanders and First Nations of Canada filmmakers are invited to submit their short documentaries, 7 minutes and under, to the Audience Awards Native American Doc Challenge. They also seek documentaries shot in 360. 

Championed by Native American filmmaker and actor, Forrest Goodluck, an industry jury will judge the films and the top 8 films will screen at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival in February 2018.  The showcase of the top eight films will also screen at AudFest in LA in the Spring. 

The NAISA Council invites scholars working in Native American and Indigenous Studies to submit proposals for: Individual papers, panel sessions, roundtables, or film screenings.

All persons working in Native American and Indigenous Studies are invited and encouraged to apply. We welcome proposals from faculty and students in colleges, universities, and tribal colleges; from community-based scholars and elders; and from professionals working in the field. We encourage proposals relating to Indigenous community-driven scholarship.

Applications are now open for the CrossCurrents Doc Fund Interactive/Short Stream, providing a $10,000 production grant, plus mentorship and professional development opportunities, to doc makers from around the world.

This grant supports emerging documentary filmmakers with auteur driven stories from underrepresented and marginalized communities from around the world. One successful applicant per year will receive a $10,000 CAD grant from this Fund established by the R&M Lang Foundation in 2013.

Artistic Innovations projects encourage the spirit of experimentation and exploration, exclusively engaging in-region artists in the creation of new, original works for audiences across the Mid-America Arts Alliance region. This unique grant program underwrites the direct expenses related to the art-making process and premiere of new endeavors.

Eighth Generation has established a national Native artist grant program, to be administered in partnership with The Evergreen State College Longhouse. The Inspired Natives Grant is a project-based grant for emerging Native artists who are pushing boundaries in the world of arts and arts entrepreneurship.

The NACF Mentor Artist Fellowship is a regional artist award focused in the Pacific Northwest, Southwest and Upper Midwest areas of the United States. The fellowship is open to established American Indian or Alaska Native artists of ten years or more who want to mentor an emerging American Indian or Alaska Native artist apprentice for a period of one year in the Traditional or Contemporary Visual Arts fields. 

The Social Impact Media Awards are looking for original, wise, brave, eye-opening and creative productions that increase the awareness of viewers to local and global issues, to the resilience of humans facing deprivation, to the politics and movements of human rights, environmental and social justice, and to efforts and agents of change worldwide. They seek productions that raise important questions about the state of our contemporary world, and inspire people to reflect on the meaning and potential of social activism and social transformation.

The Big Sky Works-in-Progress Pitch is the headline event of the Big Sky DocShop Filmmaker’s Forum held during the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival. This is an exceptional opportunity to pitch your documentary work-in-progress to some of the top funders for documentary film.

The 61st Annual CINE Golden Eagle Awards is now accepting submissions for professional media. 

Our modern, flexible category structure recognizes innovative storytelling across genres and platforms, including:

A committee is seeking a large sculpture or installation public art project at Chadron State College.  The proposed site of the commissioned artwork will reside in the exterior grounds between the stadium and the Chicione Center. The proposed site is a highly visible, elevated location that overlooks the stadium, near the Chicione Center entrance.  

Sundance Institute’s New Frontier program fosters independent artists and creative technologists innovating the art and form of story.



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