Supporting the Production of Native Content

Each year, Vision Maker Media awards over $500,000 in production contracts to independent producers and public television stations to produce programming by and about Native Americans for use by PBS stations. Funding can be for production, completion, or research & development. Learn more about Vision Maker Media funding opportunities:

There are many opportunities for filmmakers to succeed. In an effort to support filmmakers, Vision Maker Media collects and provides a number of available opportunities for funding, training, jobs, internships, festival deadlines and more.

The NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre provides grants to encourage and support the creation of digital, film, music, television, and live theatre content that reflects the voices and perspectives of all who identify as women.

Funding is available for up to 70 scholarships to attend the 2019 International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums in Temecula, CA. Scholarships may cover registration, lodging, travel stipend and ground transportation to/from the airport.

To provide professional development training opportunities for people engaged in sustaining and advancing indigenous culture, the Institute of Museum and Library Services is providing scholarship funding for eligible applicants to attend the conference.

The Short Documentaries program supports documentary films up to 30 minutes that engage audiences with humanities ideas in appealing ways. The program aims to extend the humanities to new audiences through the medium of short documentary films. Films must be grounded in humanities scholarship.

Open Call gives independent producers up to $350,000 to complete production for a standalone broadcast length documentary to air on public television.

First Nations Development Institute (First Nations), in partnership with The Henry Luce Foundation (Luce), is proud to launch the Luce Indigenous Knowledge Fellowship.

Mountainfilm seeks uplifting stories, illuminating films, diverse voices and impactful projects for its 2019 Commitment Grants. The organization will award projects aligned with its mission of inspiring audiences to create a better world.

The South is home to an abundance of traditional art forms whether they are indigenous to the region, or reflect the traditions of recent immigrant communities.

Cross-Sector Impact Grants is a new program of grant-making, open to all art forms, for partnership projects taking place in one of South Arts’ nine member states.

-Projects in pre-production, production, or post-production. Distribution or engagement does not qualify.
-Well-written and well-researched proposals.

American Documentary (AmDoc), the parent nonprofit of POV and AMERICA REFRAMED, launched the Artist Emergency (AE) Fund, aimed at providing emergency financial assistance to filmmakers facing unexpected and substantial personal, health or property needs or losses includin


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