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 Academy Nicholl screenwriting competition awards up to five $35,000 fellowships to amateur screenwriters. Applicants must submit a feature length film script.

Assembly is a new development lab for creative documentaries which will take place in September 2019, organized by Open City Documentary Festival.

Celebrating its 44th annual, the San Francisco based festival has become a trusted guide to contemporary Native American life.

Responsible for managing Nebraska Educational Telecommunications Commission's accounting systems including State of Nebraska Enterprise One system and internal relational database comprised of general ledger, payroll administration including labor analysis, fixed asset inventory and budget d

The Festival, an annual event organized by Nepal America Film Society based in Maryland, is accepting submissions of all genres; feature films, documentaries, animation, experimental, and short films from across the globe.

The Leonard F. Hartwig Scholarship was established in 2005. Leonard graduated from Cortland High School and received his undergraduate degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University. Later he received graduate degrees from the Boston University of Theology.

The Chief Standing Bear Scholarship was created in 2017 to support post-secondary education for American Indian students enrolled in a tribe and able to provide proof of tribal affiliation. The story of Ponca Chief Standing Bear's struggle is one of perseverance and triumph over adversity.

Conference co-chairs play a leading role in the planning and presentation of the annual Art House Convergence conference in Utah. Working closely with Convergence staff, they identify programmatic priorities and goals for the conference.

Calling all Native American producers: WNED-TV is commissioning 3-5 original digital video essays up to five minutes in length on the topic of Native Americans and the military. The essays will complement the upcoming PBS documentary The Warrior Tradition.

Offered every two years, this program provides production grants of up to $30,000 to early career film, video and digital production directors who reside in Minnesota or the five boroughs of New York City and who work in the experimental, narrative, animation or documentary genres.

CAAM seeks a motivated and outgoing Development Intern – Membership & Fundraising Projects who is passionate about the Asian American community and media arts to assist the CAAM Development and Communications team.

The Center for Asian American Media seeks skilled, enthusiastic and dedicated individuals to assist with the planning and production of CAAMFest 2019 (formerly the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival), which takes place March 9-19, 2019.


2019 NIGA Conference
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