Native American Public Telecommunications Newsletter - Nicole Nelson MSNBC Interview
Nicole has a life threatening disease (Aplastic Anemia) and has a year to find a bone match donor or she will die. She has a very rare tissue type – Native American/French-Abenaki ancestry and will be doing a live interview with MSNBC tomorrow at 2:30 pm Eastern Standard Time in the hopes of finding a matching bone marrow donor.
Nicole was featured on Native Unity, December 15th, 2007, ‘Native Woman Needs Our Help’
NAPT - BAVC Opportunities
Bay Area VideoCoalition Producers Institute for New Media Technologies - Request For Proposals - Deadline February 1, 2008
The Producers Institute for New Media Technologies is a ten-day intensive program for eight creative teams to develop, prototype, and pitch cross-platform projects related to their documentary programs currently in production. The 2008 Producers Institute takes place from May 30-June 8 in San Francisco, CA. Teams will adapt their media for new modes of delivery and new ways of engagement, including educational game prototypes, interactive web portals, locative or mobile experiences, multi-user virtual communities, and more.
The Producers Institute is a project of the Bay Area Video Coalition, presented with generous support from The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
For complete information, or to submit an on-line application, please go to: www.bavc.org/producersinstitute
The Mediamaker Award is a BAVC grant that offers $8,000 worth of services and classes for media projects in the postproduction or web development phase. The award is divided into $6,000 toward postproduction suites and services and $2,000 toward BAVC classes.
For complete information, please visit the website at: http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001taBQklR77ht4sRiTDSm8
ITVS funds, distributes and promotes new programs produced by independent producers primarily for public television and beyond. ITVS is looking for proposals that increase diversity on public television and present a range of subjects, viewpoints and forms that complement and challenge existing public television offerings.
ITVS INTERNATIONAL CALL
Deadline: Friday, February 1, 2008
The ITVS International Call enables independent producers from outside the United States to create documentaries for U.S. television. Through the ITVS International Call, storytellers from other countries introduce U.S. audiences to their global neighbors, opening a window into unfamiliar lives, experiences and perspectives
More Info: http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001taBQklR77htkbzFMg_2lepCJmAXorh0l
Global Green Film Festival
The National Tribal Environmental Council (NTEC) and the New Mexico Tourism Department, will take the global stage, April 18-20, 2008, launching its inaugural Global Green Indigenous Film Festival.
The film festival will be held in conjunction with NTEC's 15th Environmental Conference April 15-18, 2008. Formats accepted: DVD, VHS, Beta SP.
Film entries should be mailed to:
ATTN: Global Green Indigenous Film Festival2501 Rio Grande Boulevard, NWAlbuquerque, New Mexico 87104
Deadline for entries is February 1, 2008.Visit http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001taBQklR77htUEuNnpL4EqUzjcw-6b8NjdOAu0ATPbGaTQfFo-hUdfwzuD0vBcQGagefLcE-BaP3CuupoUdG2XnipOs9ly-XcmJzw
Pangea Day is looking for short films that will make people laugh, pause and think. They can be fiction, nonfiction, real life or animation. Above all, they should tell a story that someone else on the other side of the world will be able to relate to.
Pangea Day will be offering a $3,000 licensing fee to every featured Pangea Day filmmaker. You could also win $20,000 to develop a treatment and a nonbinding first look with Participant Productions
Register at www.pangeaday.org
Need music for your Pangea Day film? Elias Arts has created a Pangea Day Music Library. This music is a gift to Pangea Day filmmakers in appreciation for their efforts -- and because powerful images and themes deserve music to match. Go to http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001taBQklR77hudePIUAYhv-uN6mxEs72iGRiUVf to register and request a password to access the music library.
Submissions close February 15, 2008
Station Equipment Grants - PTFP
PTFP, the Public Telecommunications Facilities Program at the Department of Commerce will be giving out $16.8 million in grants this year (a slight cut from last year). The deadline for applications will be February 22, 2007.
These applications are for equipment for new stations or for replacement of failing equipment but they are not easy to do-so start now! They also will fund digital conversion for stations not eligible for CPB digital funding and will also fund emergency generators.
More info: http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001taBQklR77hsqCri1DGWduFptO-qUu7xyI_RJ32HTatl9Orlu6CFQGguSXobIIi9BCy_uQhV
Urban Film Series
Next Generation Awareness Foundation (NGAF) seeks notable films and participants for its 2008 Urban Film Series programs. Urban Film Series is comprised of several highly-acclaimed film-related programs that enhance awareness and provide exposure of the arts, independent cinema, media, and the motion picture industry to underserved communities across America.
Be a part of NGAF's historic programs. Be a volunteer, speaker, vendor affiliate, sponsor, poet or author. Submit your film or your proposal to bring one of the Series to your area. Deadlines range from February 25, 2008 - September 1, 2008 go to for a complete listing.
Montreal Native Film Showcase
The 18th Montreal First Peoples' Festival 2008: Montreal Native Film & Video ShowcaseCall for Submissions - Deadline March 7, 2008
The 18th Montreal First Peoples Festival is calling on you to submit your audiovisual works for this years showcase, taking place June 12th to June 22nd. As always, the showcase features works by Native directors and films by non-Native directors about Aboriginal topics.
Complete details can be found on their submission form
First Nations Composers
Deadline April 1, 2008
The goals of Common Ground is to support activities that boost traditional and contemporary Indigenous creative musicians, such as commissions, residencies, performance and production, travel/study, and outreach.
Click on one of the following links for the application or for examples of projects that may be funded.FNCI Common Ground Guidelines (doc.)FNCI Common Ground Guidelines (pdf.)Click here for examples of possible application scenarios (pdf.)
Please feel free to call or email First Nations Composer Initiative (FNCI) for assistance in putting together a grant application. Georgia Wettlin-Larsen: 651-251-2825 firstname.lastname@example.org
From The Director
Happy New Year! 2008 has all the signs of being an exciting and productive year. I want to thank all of you who have supported the work of NAPT, bought videos from VisionMaker Video, and listened to AIROS and the Native Radio Theater programs.
And of course, a big wopila to all the Native producers--you make me proud!Staff sightings: I thought I'd start letting ya'll know (I can say ya'll: I'm from SOUTH Dakota) when we might be coming to a town near you.
I'll be in San Francisco, Jan. 13-16 for the PBS Summit, and Jan. 22-25 in Columbus, OH for NETA. Marketing Director Kim Baca will be at the Sundance Film Festival, Jan. 22-25. She'll be at the Outreach Table in the Filmmaker Lodge Jan. 24-10:30-2. Kim will go to APTS Capitol Hill Days, Feb. 11-13. Eric Martin, AIROS, will go to IMA in LA, Feb. 19-23 and John Gregg goes to a National Audio Theatre Festivals Board meeting in St. Louis in February.
You'll also notice that we have a new mission statement: NAPT Shares Native Stories with the World. It's important work we do!Pilamaye--
Shirley K. Sneve
NAPT Executive Director
Palm Beach Film Festival
Palm Beach International Film Festival - Submission Deadline January 21, 2008
Festival Dates: April 10-1
Jackson Hole Film Festival
Jackson Hole Film Festival - Submission Deadline January 31, 2008
Festival Dates: June 5 -
Moondance Film Festival
Moondace International Film Festival - Submission Deadline April 1, 2008 (Early-Bird: February 1)
Submission Categories List
Competition Rules & Regulations
Official Entry Form
Submit via www.withoutabox.com
Early-Bird Deadline: Feb 1Regular Deadline: April 1Late Deadline: May 1
Media Reform Conference
The National Conference for Media Reform - Minneapolis, June 6-8, 2008
Join fellow activists, media makers, educators, journalists, policymakers and concerned citizens in calling for real and lasting changes to our nation's media system.
A pre-conference is scheduled for June 5th.
The deadline to submit papers is January 25, 2008.
Development Director - Native Public Media
Business Manager - Free Speech TV
Chief Executive Officer - Free Speech TV
KNBA Membership Director - Koahnic Broadcast Corporation
ITVS - VP of Production
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