Opportunities

Opportunities

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.

Each year, AIR teams up with the Third Coast International Audio Festival to identify and cultivate a diverse roster of early-career talent to help programs, stations, and networks connect with more ears, homes, and corners of America.

Firelight Media is looking for applicants who make artful and innovative documentary films that focus on underrepresented communities and provide new narratives about the most pressing issues of our time.

The SFFILM Vulcan Productions Environmental Fellowship supports documentary filmmakers telling powerful stories about the environment and/or conservation.

The Film Independent Producing Lab is an intensive, week-long program designed to help filmmakers develop and expand their skills as creative, independent producers. Producers may apply with feature length fiction projects that are in development/packaging phase, or post-production.

A nine-week residential program in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Head instructor Rob Rosenthal along with a teaching assistant will lead students through trainings and workshops. Special guest teachers include Miki Meek from This American Life and Robert Smith from NPR’s Planet Money.

The Student Newsroom and Innovation Lab immerses undergraduate and graduate college students in a digital media environment by providing hands-on experience during the three-day Online News Association conference, and including the Online Journalism Awards Ceremony and Banquet.

Mid-level managers from newsrooms may apply for the opportunity to attend a program focused on “training up-and-coming news leaders with diverse backgrounds, and helping them develop core leadership and strategic skills.”

Mid-level managers from newsrooms may apply for the opportunity to attend a program focused on “training up-and-coming news leaders with diverse backgrounds, and helping them develop core leadership and strategic skills.”

Under the U.S. copyright law, fair use is the right, in some circumstances, to quote copyrighted material without asking permission or paying for it. With last year's DMCA exemption, filmmakers may continue to use ripped images without fear of liability.

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