E-Newsletter Archives

E-Newsletter Archives

Below you will find links to view Vision Maker Media's E-Newsletter Communications for 2015-present. If you would like to receive our E-Newsletters, please subscribe via the "Join Our Mailing List" link at the bottom of this page. If you have any questions, please email visionmaker@unl.edu.

August 2017

August E-Newsletter (8/11/2017)

  • Film Specials
  • New Film Projects Funded
  • New Assistant Director
  • 'Metal Road' Viewer Discussion Guide
  • 'Red Power Energy' Emmy Award
  • 'Tribal Justice' on POV
  • It's a Wrap: 40 Years, 40 Films, 40 Weeks
  • Film Screenings
  • Opportunities

For Immediate Release: VMM Announces Funding for 11 New Film Projects (8/4/2017)

July 2017

For Immediate Release: Vision Maker Media Congratulates Public Media Interns (7/19/2017)

July Streaming Films (7/5/2017)

July E-newsletter (7/3/2017)

  • July Specials Feature Summer Celebrations
  • Host a Screening 
  • Thanks, George
  • 'Sousa on the Rez' Featured on AAPB Through July 11
  • 40 Years. 40 Films. 40 Weeks - July & August Films
  • Key Findings from National Voter Survey On Federal Funding for Public Television
  • Upcoming Screenings 
  • New! Viewer Discussion Guide: The Mayors of Shiprock
  • Filmmaker Opportunities
  • How Your Support Helps to Serve Indian Country

June 2017

June E-newsletter (6-12-17)

  • Four Films on Special to Mark June Events
  • 'Navajo Code Talkers' Featured on AAPB Through June 12
  • Native American Perspectives on Law Enforcement
  • 40 Years. 40 Films. 40 Weeks - June Films
  • Upcoming Screenings
  • New! Viewer Discussion Guide: We Breathe Again
  • Two New Films Screen Together on the Navajo Documentary Film Tour
  • Job Opportunities 
  • Film Festival Opportunities 
  • Training and Other Opportunities 
  • Funding Opportunities 
  • Fellowship and Internship Opportunities

June Streaming Films (6/1/2017)

May 2017

May E-newsletter (5-5-17)

  • Teacher Appreciation - Educational Titles 25% Discount
  • 'Hand Game' Featured on American Archive for Public Broadcasting
  • 40 Years. 40 Films. 40 Weeks - May Films
  • Upcoming Screenings - Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World
  • Coming Soon
  • Fund a Need: Projects That Need Your Support
  • STG, SIFF, Amazon Video Direct, Longhouse Media Present Free Film Presentation, Art Exhibit
  • Job Opportunities 
  • Film Festival Opportunities 
  • Training and Other Opportunities 
  • Funding Opportunities 
  • Fellowship and Internship Opportunities
  • VMM On the Road

May Streaming Films (5/2/17)

April 2017

Producer Newsletter-April 2017 (4/27/17)

    • Premiere of 'The Mayors of Shiprock'
    • Producer's First Documentary Moves Beyond Stereotypes
    • Latino Public Media Content Fund Opens
    • Job Opportunities 
    • Film Festival Opportunities 
    • Training and Other Opportunities 
    • Funding Opportunities 
    • Fellowship and Internship Opportunities

General E-newsletter - April 2017 (4/20/2017)
What does $1.35 buy these days?
New Viewer Discussion Guides: 'What Was Ours' & Badger Creek'
40 Years. 40 Films. 40 Weeks. - 'Racing the Rez' Film Profiles Youth Courage, Determination
Upcoming Film Screenings

    Shop Vision Maker Media-April 2017 (4/5/17)
    Without water there is no life! Films About Preserving, Protecting Land & Water
    Waterbuster
    March Point
    River of Renewal
    Crying Earth Rise Up
    Yellow Fever 

    For Immediate Release: Films for April (3/29/17)

    March 2017

    Producer Newsletter-March 2017 (3/23/17)

    • Tips on Launching a Film Sequel on YouTube
    • Thousands Stream Films from 40 Films Project
    • Producer Hopes Film Inspires Viewers to Create Change
    • Job Opportunities 
    • Film Festival Opportunities 
    • Training and Other Opportunities 
    • Funding Opportunities 
    • Fellowship and Internship Opportunities

    General Newsletter-March 2017 (3/16/17)

    • SXSW Screens 'Through the Repellent Fence: A Land Art Film'
    • Annual Report Highlights Successful Partnerships
    • 'Kinaalda: Navajo Rite of Passage' Gives Rare Insider's View of Navajo Culture
    • Upcoming Film Screenings
    • How Your Support Helps to Serve Indian Country

    Shop Vision Maker Media-March 2017 (3/6/17)

    During Women's History Month: We're Celebrating Our Women Filmmakers
    'To Brooklyn and Back: A Mohawk Journey'
    'Trudell'
    'Way of the Warrior'
     'Choctaw Code Talkers'

    For Immediate Release: Films for March (3/1/17)

    February 2017

    Producer Newsletter-February 2017 (2/23/17)

    • Don't Miss March 1 Deadline for Film Projects 
    • Film Screenings Encourage Dialogue, Cultural Understanding 
    • 'The Last Conquistador' Reveals Collision of Past, Present 
    • New Film Follows Two Parallel Stories in History 
    • Job Opportunities 
    • Film Festival Opportunities 
    • Training and Other Opportunities 
    • Funding Opportunities 
    • Fellowship and Internship Opportunities
       

    For Immediate Release: Badger Creek Documentary (2/21/17)

    General Newsletter-February 2017 (2/10/17)

    • Have You Watched? 40 Years. 40 Films. 40 Weeks
    • Don't Miss Our Deadline: March 1
    • Find Us On the Road
    • 'The Last Conquistador' Explores Conflict Between Two Cultural, Historical Perspectives
    • Film Industry Experts, Trendsetters Headline Big Sky Documentary DocShop Workshop
    • Growing Native: New Facebook Page
    • Upcoming Film Screenings

    Shop Vision Maker Media-February 2017 (2/3/17)

    Did You Know? Alaska was the first state in the country to pass a comprehensive anti-discrimination bill. Like Native Americans in the lower 48 states, Alaska Natives struggled to keep their basic human rights as well as protect their ancient ties to the land. The Bill of Rights did not apply to them. View Our Catalog
    Other Recognition Days:
    Elizabeth Peratrovich Day - Feb. 16
    Presidents Day, Feb. 20
    International Mother Language Day, Feb. 21
    Nebraska 150th/Statehood Day, March 1
    Did You Know? America's first Native doctor was from Nebraska?

    • Medicine Woman
    • Standing Bear's Footsteps
       

    January 2017

    Producer Newsletter-January 2017 (1/19/17)

    • Under the Husk Features Mohawk Women Who Reclaim Their Coming-of-age Ceremony
    • Wanted: Your Proposals for Film Projects
    • The Return of Navajo Boy Gives Voice to Hidden Stories
    • Digital Distributor FNX Reaches 23+ Million Households
    • Job Opportunities
    • Film Festival Opportunities
    • Training and Other Opportunities
    • Funding Opportunities
    • Fellowship and Internship Opportunities

    General Newsletter-January 2017 (1/11/17)

    • Two New Viewer Discussion Guides
    • Public Media Internship Deadline March 1
    • Have You Watched? 40 Years. 40 FIlms. 40 Weeks.
    • Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World Screening at Sundance
    • Tribal Justice, Badger Creek Screening at Big Sky Festival
    • Upcoming Film Screenings
    • FInd Us on the Road


    Shop Vision Maker Media-January 2017 (1/3/17)

    "Native people came to cities looking for certain things that they needed--not to become like everybody else." 

    -- Donald L. Fixico, Ph.D. (Shawnee/Sac & Fox/Muscogee Creek/Seminole)

    Many know about the American Civil Rights Movement that came to national prominence in the mid-1950s but are unfamiliar with the civil rights struggles of Native Americans. For most Americans, the right to vote is guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution; African Americans won the right to vote in 1870. However, the federal government denied Native Americans voting rights until 1924, and some states waited until the 1960s to extend this vital right. Find out more from our films about civil rights. View Our Catalog

    • Looking Toward Home
    • Urban Rez

    Many Native American cultural traditions and myths are associated with winter. Experience adventures associated with Inuit sports that teach vital survival skills in the North, the trickster myths associated with two cultural groups, and the teenage security patrol in Canada. View Our Catalog

    • Harold of Orange
    • Games of the North
    • Watchers of the North

    Host a Screening: What's in it for You? 

    December 2016

    For Immediate Release: Films for January (12/29/17)

    Producer Newsletter-December 2016 (12/13/16)

    • Wanted: Your Film Project Proposals
    • Expanding Digital Distribution
    • Apply Now: Public Media Internship
    • Filmmaker Helps Express True Native Voices
    • New Mexico: 100+ Years of Hosting Filmmakers
    • Help Us Support Native Films
    • Job Opportunities
    • Film Festival Opportunities
    • Training and Other Opportunities
    • Funding Opportunities
    • Fellowship and Internship Opportunities

    General Newsletter - December 2016 (12/6/16)

    • Public Media Internship Available
    • Vis à Vis: Native Tongues' Co-producer Shares Insight 
    • VMM Public Media Intern Helps Produce Story on Camp for Children with Speech Impairments
    • January Schedule: 40 Years. 40 Films. 40 Weeks
    • Why You Should Support Vision Maker Media & Supporters List

    Shop Vision Maker Media - December Specials (12/2/16)

    December Specials: Order by Dec. 15 to Receive by Dec. 25 USPS Ground

    November 2016

    For Immediate Release: VMM Announces Board of Directors (11/30/16)

    Producer Newsletter-November 2016 (11/18/16)

    • Open Call: Submit Your Proposals
    • Apply Now: Public Media Internship
    • We're Expanding Our Distribution Channels
    • Filmmaker Impressions of New Mexico Film & Media Conference
    • Job Opportunities
    • Film Festival Opportunities
    • Training and Other Opportunities
    • Funding Opportunities
    • Fellowship and Internship Opportunities

    General Newsletter-November 2016 (11/8/16)

    • Honoring Our Veterans - Veterans Day Special: Free Vieweings Nov. 10-13
    • Boarding School Stories Completes Interactive Curriculum Prototype
    • Celebrate! 40 Years. 40 Films. 40 Weeks. 

    For Immediate Release - 40 Years. 40 Films. 40 Weeks. Free streaming online of 40 films. Available through Aug. 7, 2017 (11/2/16)

    Shop Vision Maker Media - November Specials (11/1/16)
    Native American Heritage Month:

    • A Blackfeet Encounter
    • Across the Creek

    Holiday Specials: Black Friday & Cyber Monday Specials

    • Native American Night Before Christmas
    • The Twelve Days of Native Christmas

     

    October 2016

    For Immediate Release - Five Films to Watch in November on PBS (10/21/16)

    Producer Newsletter-October 2016 (10/14/16)
    Two VMM Films at Tulsa American Film Festival
    'Keep Talking' Filming Wraps in Alaska
    Hawaiian Media Makers Conference
    Eight VMM Films Screening at AIFF
    VMM at imagineNATIVE, Oct. 19-23
    Job Opportunities
    Film Festival Opportunities
    Training and Other Opportunities
    Funding Opportunities 

    General Newsletter-October 2016 (10/12/16)
    Help Us Celebrate: 40 Years. 40 Films. 40 Weeks.
    Native American Film Festival In Omaha, Nov. 5-6
    Native Rhythms Festival In Florida, Nov. 10-13
    Student Helps Tribe Develop Film ProjectsTo Revitalize, Promote Ho-Chunk Language

    For Immediate Release: 40 Years. 40 FIlms. 40 Weeks (10/11/2016)

    Shop Vision Maker Media - October Specials (10/7/16)
    October Specials

    • Hand Game
    • Columbus Day Legacy
    • Finding Refuge
    • The Oneida Speak

    Host a Screening This Month 

    September 2016

    • 'Under the Husk' Premieres at imagineNative
    • 40 Years. 40 Films. 40 Weeks.
    • L.E.A.D. Conference
    • VMM at AIANTA
    • ATALM International Conference
    • Directors Guild of America Award
    • Job Opportunities
    • Film Festival Opportunities
    • Training and Other Opportunities
    • Funding Opportunities
    • Fellowship and Internship Opportunities
    • Three New Films to Air for Native American Heritage Month
    • 40 Films to Stream for FREE! Starting Nov. 1
    • VMM's Digital Media Archive
    • VMM to Attend ATALM International Converence
    • Growing Native Travels Oklahoma
    • Ladonna Harris: Indian 101 Makes Digital Debut

    Shop Vision Maker Media - September Specials (09/12/16)
    August Winner
    September Specials

      • Sousa on the Rez: Marching to the Beat of a Different Drum
      • Spirit in Glass: Plateau Native Beadwork
      • Waila! Making the People Happy
      • Walela: Live in Concert Combo


    For Immediate Release: Red Power Energy Documentary (9/1/2016)

    August 2016

    Producer Newsletter-August 2016 (8/25/16)

    • 'What Was Ours' Wins Class X at Indian Market
    • American Indian Film Festival-San Francisco Extends Deadline
    • 'Navajo Math Circles' Part of Spotlight Education, Sept. 12
    • Do Documentaries Pay?
    • Native American Music Awards
    • TIFF '16 Lineup
    • VMM Quarterly Performance Review
    • Film Festival Opportunities
    • Training and Other Opportunities
    • Funding Opportunities

    • What Was Ours Screens Tonight at Native Cinema Showcase
    • Native Americans in Philanthropy Partners with Gen-I
    • Hubbard Lecture to Feature Robin Wall Kimmerer Oct. 25
    • Grammy Winning Native Singer, Songwriter Needs Transplant
    • Developing Investment Opportunities Beyond Public Broadcasting

    Shop Vision Maker Media - August Specials (08/03/16)

    July Winner
    August Specials:
    • For the Generations: Native Story & Performance
    • First Circle
    • Racing the Rez
    • For the Rights of All: Ending Jim Crow in Alaska

    You Can Make A Difference (08/01/16)

     

     

    July 2016

    Medicine Woman Now Available on DVD - July 2016 (7/21/16)

    Producer Newsletter - July 2016 (7/14/16)

    • PBS Online Film Festival Features The Medicine Game 2: Four Brothers, One Dream
    • Video Presentations Available from ALLIANCE 2016
    • Job Opportunities
    • Film Festival Opportunities
    • Traning and Other Opportunities
    • Fellowship and Internship Opportunities
    • Funding Opportunities

     General Newsletter - July 2016 (7/8/16)

    • Funds Needed to Properly Store Media Assets, Recordings
    • Vote for The Medicine Game: Four Brothers, One Dream
    • Congratulations, Georgiana "George" Lee

    Shop VIsion Maker Media - July 2016 (7/1/16)

    • June Winner
    • Native American Sports Movies on Sale
      • The Medicine Game
      • Games of the North
      • Injunuity
      • Great American Foot Race
      • Racing the Rez
      • Sacred Stick
    • Host a Screening

    You Can Make a Difference (7/1/16)

    June 2016

    June 2016 Producer Newsletter (6/29/16)

    • Filmmakers Finish Training in Oakland
    • PBS Online Festival - Vote for The Medicine Game: Four Brothers, One Dream
    • What's in Your Archives? Need More Filmmakers to Complete Survey
    • Job Opportunities
    • Training and Other Opportunities
    • Fellowship & Internship Opportunities
    • Funding Opportunities

     

    General Newsletter - June 2016 (6/14/16)

    • Production Begins for American Masters with N. Scott Momaday Interview
    • Indigenous Media Fund: Extending our Range
    • Sneve Elected 2017 Board Chair of Native Americans in Philanthropy
    • Creative Services Producer Documents Tribal Reforestation of Pine Ridge

    You Can Make a Difference (6/2/16)

    Shop VIsion Maker Media - June 2016 (6/2/16)

    Our June DVD Specials

    • Columbus Day Legacy
    • Good Meat
    • Indians Like Us
    • Injunuity
    • Video Letters from Prison
    • Walking Into the Unknown
    • Weaving Worlds

    Host a Screening

     

    May 2016

    For Immediate Release: Medicine Game (2) - Four New Episodes Online (5/19/16)

    May 2016 Producer Newsletter (5/19/16)

    For Immediate Release: Six Films Receive Public Media Content Funding (5/19/16)

    General Newsletter - May 2016 (5/9/16)

    • VMM Provides Funding Support for Two Election Projects
    • Tribal Survey to Assess State of Media Archives
    • Two New Viewer Discussion Guides
    • Filmmaker Training in Oakland
    • Because of Your Support...

    For Immediate Release: Two Election Coverage Projects Receive Funding (5/6/16)

    Shop Vision Maker Media - May 2016 (5/4/16)

    Gifts Given May 26 Make a BIG Impact

    Our May Home DVD Specials

    • Across the Creek
    • First Circle
    • Horse Tribe
    • Silent Thunder
    • Standing Bear's Footsteps

    Host a Screening 


    April 2016

    April 2016 Producer Newsletter (4/20/16)

    • CPB Consultants Recommend Reset with Minority Consortia
    • VMM Filmmaker Training
    • POV's Virtual Reality Toolkit
    • Job Opportunities
    • Film Festival Opportunities
    • Training and Other Opportunities
    • Fellowship and Internship Opportunities
    • Funding Opportunities

    April 2016 General Newsletter (4/14/16)


    Shop Vision Maker Media-April 2016
     (4/1/16)

    CHECK OUT OUR APRIL SPECIALS

    • Standing Silent Nation
    • Crying Earth Rise Up
    • March Point
    • Power Paths
    • River of Renewal
    • Waterbuster
    • Yellow Fever

    Now Available from The Video Project: Walking in Two Worlds
    Filmmaker Training Available in California, June 8-9

    March 2016

    March 2016 Producer Newsletter (3/25/16)

    • VMM Filmmaker Training-June 8-9
    • Adding Native Voices to National Narrative on Diversity
    • Annual Report Spotlights Four new Directions
    • VMM Film Festival Highlights
    • Job Opportunities & Fellowships
    • Film Festival Opportunities
    • Training and Other Opportunities
    • Funding Opportunities

    March 2016 General Newsletter

    • Watch Walking in Two Worlds - April 2
    • Vision Maker Media Film Festival Highlights
    • Native American Multimedia Internships Deadline - March 18
    • 2015 Annual Report
    • Native Peoples Magazine - New App
    • Free Webinars for Indigenous filmmakers
    • Filmmaker training in Oakland June 8-9

    Shop Vision Maker Media-March 2016 (3/8/2016)

    CHECK OUT OUR MARCH SPECIALS

    • To Brooklyn and Back: A Mohawk Journey
    • Trudell
    • Black Grace: From Cannon's Creek to Jacob's Pillow
    • Dances of Life
    • Holo Mai Pele (Pele Travels)
    • One Voice
    • Skin Stories
    • Then There Were None

    For Immediate Release: Free March Webinars (3/1/16)

    February 2016

    February 2016 Producer Newsletter (2/25/2016)

    • Berlin Film Festival Proves Rewarding
    • Free Webinars Available to Filmmakers
    • Producer Training in Oakland, June 8-9
    • Native American Multimedia Internships
    • Producer Training Moves to Oakland in June
    • Job Opportunities & Fellowships
    • Film Festival Opportunities
    • Training and Other Opportunities
    • Funding Opportunities

    February 2016 General Newsletter (2/17/2016)

    • 2016 Public Media Content Fund Deadline March 1
    • Medicine Woman World Premiere March 11
    • Native American Multimedia Internships March 18 Deadline
    • Vision Maker Film Festival March 11-13
    • VMM Partners with Creative Capital On Free Webinars
    • Kivalina Screens at Berlin Festival 

    For Immediate Release: Film Festival Showcases Works by Native Filmmakers (2/16/2016)

    Shop Vision Maker Media-February 2016 (2/11/2016)

    CHECK OUT OUR FEBRUARY SPECIALS
    • Fighting for Civil Rights
    • Celebrate Elizabeth Peratrovich Day Feb. 16
    • Explore Aboriginal Cultures Across North America
    • Aboriginal Architecture: Living Architecture
    • Bringing 'Native Fusion' to the Mainstream
    • For the Generations: Native Story and Performance
    • Waila! Making the People Happy

    January 2016

    January 2016 Producer Newsletter (1/28/2016)

    • Call for Proposals: Election Coverage
    • ITVS Open Call
    • Indigenous Filmmakers at Sundance
    • VMM Scoping European Film Market - Berlin
    • Aurora "Extremes" Submissions
    • Needed: Native Oral Historian
    • Job Opportunities & Fellowships
    • Film Festival Opportunities
    • Training and Other Opportunities
    • Funding Opportunities

    January 2016 General Newsletter (1/20/2016)

    • March 18 Deadline - Apply Now: Native American Multimedia Internships
    • Four New Viewer Discussion Guides Available
    • New Archives Assistant Joins VMM Staff
    • Sixth Biennial Vision Maker Film Festival Features Medicine Woman, March 11-13, Lincoln, Nebraska

    Press Release: Call for Proposals - Film Projects Related to 2016 National Election (1/15/2016)

    Shop Vision Maker Media-January 2016 (1/13/2016)

    • New Release: Navajo Math Circles
    • Four New Viewer Discussion Guides Available
    • Celebrating New Year by Discounting Five Significant Films

    December 2015

    Producer Newsletter December 2015 (12/18/2015)

    • 2016 Public Media Content Fund
    • Across the Creek Screens at White House
    • German Festival Accepts Spirit in Glass
    • Video Annual Report
    • Free Press Legislation
    • Funding to Improve Public Safety, Victim Services
    • Job Opportunities & Fellowships
    • Film Festival Opportunities
    • Training and Other Opportunities
    • Funding Opportunities

    General Newsletter December 2015 (12/10/2015)

    • Loving Donation: Gift Honors California Educator's Passion For Advancing Native Stories, Filmmaking
    • Just a Click Away - Our Video Annual Report: Check Out Vision Maker Media's 2015 Progress
    • Technologists Needed for Tribeca Hacks <NDN Identity> Moved to Feb. 4-7
    • Vision Maker Film Festival Update: Medicine Woman Opens Festival March 11
    • John Trudell, 69, Loses Fight Against Cancer
    • 'Kind Hearted Woman' Robin Poor Bear Dies at 38
    • Because of Your Support ...

    Shop Vision Maker Media-December 2015 (12/4/2015)

    • Celebrate the Holidays with Great Films & Music
    • Add Spice to Your Holiday: Seasoned with Spirit Series
    • Enjoy These Winning Music Titles

    November 2015

    Shop Cyber Monday- November 2015 (11/30/2015) 

    Shop Today & Monday- November 2015 (11/27/2015)

    Deals for Black Friday & Cyber Monday-November 2015 (11/20/2015)

    • Christmas in the Clouds
    • Native American Night Before Christmas
    • The Twelve Days of Native Christmas 
    • Wapos Bay Series

    Producer Newsletter-November 2015 (11/19/2015)

    • WFMT's New Radio Series
    • Four NextGen Native Filmmakers Selected by Sundance
    • Wasatch Mountain Film Festival Now Full Week Event
    • Job Opportunities & Fellowships
    • Film Festival Opportunities
    • Training & Other Opportunities
    • Funding Opportunities
    • Attend Vision Maker Film Festival March 11-13

    General Newsletter - November 2015 (11/11/2015)

    View Films Free for Veterans Day-November 2015 (11/6/2015)

    • Aleut Story
    • Choctaw Code Talkers
    • Way of the Warrior 

    Press Release: UNO Native Film Festival Family Friendly Films Announced- November 2015 (11/5/2015) 

    WORLD Channel Features Vision Maker Media Films- November 2015 (11/3/2015)

    Shop Vision Maker Media - November 2015 (11/3/2015)

    • The Thick Dark Fog
    • Sousa on the Rez: 
    • Marching to the Beat of a Different Drum
    • Injunuity
    • Join an Expedition from France to Native America

    October 2015

    • UNO Film Festival 
    • To Feature Actor Rudy Youngblood,
    • Films by Heather Rae & Russell Friedenberg
    • Peggy Berryhill to be Honored at Vision Maker Film Festival
    • Need Access to Archival Material?The Smithsonian Institution Launches SOVA: Smithsonian Online Virtual Archives
    • Indigenous San Diego App Available
    • Independent Television Service (ITVS) Seeks Applications for Diversity Development Fund
    • UNO Film Festival to Feature Actor Rudy Youngblood, Films by Heather Rae & Russell Friedenberg
    • Native Rhythms Festival Nov. 12-15 in Florida
    • Warrior Women to be Feature Film For Vision Maker Film Festival, March 10-13, 2016

    Shop Vision Maker -October 2015 (10/7/2015)

    • Breaking the Silence
    • First Circle:Foster Care Impact: Families Struggle to Heal & Change
    • Injunuity: Defining Our Future: A Native American Perspective
    • Across the Creek: Reclaiming Your Stories & Culture
    • Video Letters from Prison: Establishing Trust After History of Broken Promises

    September 2015

    Finding Refuge Now Available on DVD  (9/30/2015)

    Producer Newsletter - September 2015  (9/24/2015)

      • UNO Native American Film Festival
      • imagineNative Film Festival
      • Exploring New Markets
      • NETA Conference
      • Call for Films
      • Job Opportunities
      • Film Festival Opportunities
      • Training and Other Opportunities
      • Funding Opportunities

    General Newsletter - September 2015  (9/15/2015)

    • Saint Explores Divided Reactions Over Bestowing Sainthood on Spanish Missionary
    • Warrior Women to be Featured at Hubbard Lecture Oct. 1
    • Finding Refuge Now Available on DVD & Amazon Video
    • Because of Your Support . . .
    • Columbus Day Legacy: Explore Cultural Tensions & Contradictions
    • Grab: Two Cultures Intersect 
    • Indian Relay: For Glory & Honor

    August 2015

      Producer Newsletter - August 2015  (8/25/2015)

      • Filmmaker Training Highlights
      • Call for Films
      • AISES Accepting Nominations
      • Job Opportunities
      • Film Festival Opportunities
      • Training and Other Opportunities
      • Funding Opportunities
      General Newsletter - August 2015  (8/12/2015)
      • Across the Creek Now Available for Download
      • Crying Earth Rise Up Screenings Available for Hosting Prior to NRC Hearings, Aug. 24-28
      • American Indian Tourism Conference Sept. 13-17
      • Warrior Women to be Hubbard Lecture Feature Oct. 1
      • Workshop Explores How Film Programming Can Complement Other Initiatives
      • PBS Appeals to Indie Filmmakers with Bigger Marketing Budget, Multiplatform Strategy

      Shop Vision Maker - August 2015  (8/5/2015)

      • Across the Creek:Lakota Tribes Reclaim Stories & Culture
      • Trudell: Confronting Harsh Realities of Native American History & Culture
      • Yellow Fever: Championing Environmental Justice
      • Navajo Film Themselves: Students Learn to Use Cameras in Production of Documentary

                  July 2015

                  Producer Newsletter - July 2015  (7/21/2015)

                  • Vision Maker Media Filmmaker Training
                  • Eaton, Eisenberg to Host Open Call Live Chat
                  • Growing Native Explores Great Lakes Region
                  • Job Opportunities and Fellowships 
                  • Film Festival Opportunities 
                  • Funding Opportunities 
                  • Training and Other Opportunities

                  For Immediate Release: Alutiiq Woman Races the Clock to Discover Cultural Truths  (7/16/2015)

                  Follow Isabella Blatchford (Alutiiq) as she embarks on an urgent quest to understand her cultural heritage before stage--four breast cancer leaves her too weak to complete her journey. Finding Refuge, a new 30-minute documentary available through the National Telecommunications Association (NETA), premiers October 3, 2015.

                  General Newsletter - July 2015  (7/14/2015)

                  • Vision Maker Media Filmmaker Training - Aug. 19-21
                  • Two Bennie Klain (Navajo) Films
                  • Weaving Worlds


                  Shop Vision Maker Media - July 2015  (7/7/2015)

                  • Season Your Summer with Favorites 
                  • Seasoned with Spirit - Combo pack \
                  • For the Rights of All: Ending Jim Crow in Alaska 
                  • Will Rogers & American Politics 
                  • Coming Soon: The Road to Andersonville


                  For Immediate Release: Vision Maker Media Announces Public Media Content Fund Awards  (7/1/2015)
                  Vision Maker Media is pleased to announce support for eight new projects for production/completion, new media, and research & development. The projects are comprised of twenty-two producers and/or Public Television stations which were selected for funding their documentaries by and about Native Americans. 

                  June 2015

                    • For Immediate Release: 2015 Public Media Internships  (6/23/2015)
                    • Vision Maker Media has signed with four Public Television stations to support paid internships for Native college students.
                      • Charles Perry (Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation)
                      • Dallas Pinkham (Yakama Nation/Southern Cheyenne)
                      • Maurice Smith, II (Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa)
                      • Rio Fernandes (Lower Elwha Klallam) 
                    • Producer Newsletter - June 2015  (6/23/2015)
                    • • Vote Today for Isabelle's Garden, part of the Fourth Annual PBS Online Film Festival, for the "People's Choice Award"
                      • 2015 Firelight Media Producers Lab Retreat in Chicago Was Everything & More
                      • Call for Entries: San Diego American Indian Film Festival
                      • Job Opportunities and Fellowships
                      • Film Festival Opportunities
                      • Funding Opportunities
                      • Training and Other Opportunities
                    • General Newsletter - June 2015  (6/16/2015)
                    • • Vote for Isabelle's Garden to win the "People's Choice Award" for the 2015 PBS Online Film Festival, June 15 - July 17
                      • Support Vision Maker Media Through AmazonSmile this Father's Days!
                      • New to Amazon Instant Video: Indian Relay
                      • PBS Station Services is Looking for Rising Stars to Participate in Their Summer Internship Program
                    • For Immediate Release: Be Sure to Catch Isabelle's Garden, PBS Online Film Fest  (6/11/2015)
                    • Join us for the fourth annual Webby Award-nominated PBS Online Film Festival. This year's Festival features 25 short-form independent films from various station and producing partners. Vision Maker Media is pleased to offer Jeffrey Palmer's uplifting short film, Isabelle's Garden--a story of a community coming together in reciprocity, through the hopes and dreams of a young, Choctaw girl and her garden. The short film was supported and launched through the Sundance Institute Short Film Challenge which aims to showcase stories that communicate how we can support one another to end poverty and hunger once and for all.
                    • For Immediate Release: June 8 Workshop Forum to Feature Screening & Mobile App   (6/8/2015)
                    • Fifty years since the worst natural disaster in Montana's recorded history, a new, mobile documentary, The Blackfeet Flood, is allowing viewers to experience and remember the life-changing event. Vision Maker Media announced grant funding for the new media project in summer 2014 and Humanities Montana has also signed on in support. The Blackfeet Flood mobile application is currently available with new content being added this summer.
                    • Shop Vision Maker Media - June 2015  (6/2/2015)
                    • Summer Titles:
                      • Indians Like Us
                      • Turquoise Rose
                      • Weaving Worlds
                      • Video Letters from Prison, Father's Day is June 21! 

                  May 2015

                    • Give to Lincoln Day 2015 - Thursday, May 28  (5/27/2015)
                    • Bring Indigenous stories to the forefront of public dialogue! Every dollar of your support received through Give to Lincoln Day will receive a share of the challenge match pool offered by the Lincoln Community Foundation.
                    • Producer Newsletter - May 2015  (5/26/2015)
                    • • Trending Audio: Bryan Pollard, part of the Producer Profile Podcast series
                      • 2015 National Native Media Conference
                      • Sundance Documentary Fund
                      • Job Opportunities
                      • Film Festival Opportunities
                      • Training & Other Opportunities
                      • Funding Opportunities
                    • General Newsletter - May 2015  (5/20/2015)
                    • • Give to Lincoln Day, May 28 - Watch our short film about how Vision Maker Media gives back to the community
                      • StoryCorps' Visit to Vision Maker Media & Nebraska Educational Telecommunications' Studios
                      • Photo Album Moment: Spring Board Meeting
                      • New Film Release: Crying Earth Rise Up
                      • 2015 National Native Media Conference, July 9-12
                    • Give to Lincoln Day, May 28  (5/15/2015)
                    • Give To Lincoln Day is Thursday, May 28. But you don't have to wait until then! Every dollar of support we receive from now until May 28, will also receive a proportional share of the $300,000 challenge match pool offered by the Lincoln Community Foundation.
                    • Shop Vision Maker Media - May 2015  (5/12/2015)
                    • • Now Available: Crying Earth Rise Up
                      • Now Available on iTunes®: The Medicine Game
                      • Memorial Day Film, Way of the Warrior, Streaming Online for FREE
                      • Give to Lincoln Day Vision Maker Media - Lincoln, Nebraska
                      • Foster Care Month - First Circle 

                  April 2015

                  For Immediate Release: iTunes Now Offering the Award-Winning Lacrosse Documentary The Medicine Game  (4/29/2015)
                  Download & Own in High-Definition for $14.99 or Rent for $4.99

                  • Producer Newsletter - April 2015(4/28/2015)
                  • • StoryCorps in Nebraska
                    • 2015 National Native Media Conference
                    • Job & Fellowship Opportunities
                    • Film Festival Opportunities
                    • Training & Other Opportunities
                  • General Newsletter - April 2015  (4/21/2015)
                  • • Join the Vision Maker Media Team! We are looking for a Director of Communications. Application review begins Monday, April 27.
                    • Be a Part of StoryCorps! Share Your Native Story.
                    • Standing on Sacred Ground Debuts on WORLD Channel Beginning Sunday, May 17 at 9 p.m. ET through Sunday, June 7
                    • 2015 National Native Media Conference, July 9-12
                    • Audio Trending Now - Earth Day is April 22
                  • Shop Vision Maker Media - April 2015  (4/14/2015)
                  • • Now Available: Horse Tribe
                    • Education Spotlight: Yellow Fever
                    • International Children's Book Celebration - Raccoon & Crawfish: An Oneida Legend
                    • First iPad Sold in the U.S. in April 2010 - Standing Bear's Footsteps: The Meaning of Home
                    • World Health Day - Good Meat & Walking into the Unknown
                    • Humorous Day - Harold of Orange & More Than Frybread
                    • Earth Day & Arbor Day - March Point & Waterbuster 

                  March 2015

                  February 2015

                  January 2015

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                  Filmmakers


                  • July Specials Feature Summer Celebrations
                  • Host a Screening
                  • Thanks, George
                  • 'Sousa on the Rez' Featured on AAPB Through July 11
                  • 40 Years | 40 Films | 40 Weeks July & August Films
                  • Key Findings from National Voter Survey on Federal Funding for Public Television
                  • Upcoming Screenings
                  • New! Viewer Discussion Guide: The Mayors of Shiprock
                  • Job Opportunities
                  • Film Festival Opportunities
                  • Training and Other Opportunities
                  • Funding Opportunities
                  • Fellowship and Internship Opportunities

                  Educators

                  Lake of Betrayal looks at the Seneca Nation’s fight to protect its sovereignty against a backdrop of a federal Indian Termination policy, pork-barrel politics, and undis