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.

Reel South is now accepting submissions for Season 5 of its broadcast series, airing nationally on PBS stations.

The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival is now open for submissions, seeking documentary film entries in consideration for the 17th annual event in February 2020. The festival accepts submissions of non-fiction films of all forms, lengths, subject matters and genres.

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 IDA Documentary Awards is back for its 35th year, celebrating the best of the nonfiction genre, with the ceremony set for December 7 at the Paramount Theatre.

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.

The SFFILM Documentary Film Fund (DFF) supports engaging documentaries in post-production which exhibit compelling stories, intriguing characters and an innovative visual approach.

We invite Indigenous and nonindigenous filmmakers of all nationalities and countries to submit works on indigenous issues, gender, and individual or collective creation to the International Indigenous Film Festival of Wallmapu-FICWALLMAPU 2019, to take place from the 5 to the 9th of november 2019

SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN for the 22nd UNAFF, which runs from October 17 to 27, 2019 in Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, San Francisco, and Stanford University.

The George R.R. Martin Literary Foundation Scholarships were established by Santa Fe resident and novelist George R.R. Martin.

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.


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