Native American Public Television Opportunities - Feb. 21st '08
Deadline February 29, 2008
Disney-ABC is accepting fellowship applications. Those accepted into the program will have the chance to develop relationships with key industry executives, producers, and agents, as well as the opportunity to observe various DGA directors working on series aired on Disney-ABC Television Group networks. Accepted applicants will become Disney-ABC employees with a salary and full benefits.
Returning The Gift: Native Writers Conference
Registration -Deadline March 1, 2008
The American Indian Studies Program at Michigan State University and the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers will be hosting a Native Writers Conference on March 13-15, 2008, at the MSU Union in East Lansing. Events include readings by Native writers, and workshops on American Indian writing, such as storytelling, tribal histories, comic books, songs, poetry, publishing, children's literature, and more.
The registration deadline for the conference is March 1, 2008. Registration is $20 for students and $40 for all other participants. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=0017J7-8OYaTHs03ga5IT
MBL Science Journalism Fellowship Program Opportunity
Deadline March 1, 2008
The MBL Science Journalism Program is offering two fellowships for NAJA members who are science journalists. The program offers the choice between two introductory, intensive courses: the Biomedical Hands-On Laboratory Course, designed to introduce journalists to research techniques used throughout basic biomedical science; and the Polar Science Fellowship, which will give science journalist the opportunity to join in some of today's most cutting-edge ecological polar research (Alaska and Antarctica).
The deadline for applications is March 1, 2008. For more information, visit http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=0017J7-8OY
Phil Lucas Film Screenings And Memorial
In Memoriam of noted Choctaw filmmaker and activist, Phil Lucas, the United Indians of All Tribes Foundation, American Indian Studies, the Indigenous Wellness Research Center and Canadian Studies Center at the University of Washington shall host a screening of his films. Selected work includes "The Honor of All," "Voyage of Rediscovery," "Healing the Hurts," and the recent "Return to Wellness."
The reception on March 1, 2008 will commence at 4:00 pm at the Ethnic Cultural Center while the screenings begin at 6:00 pm at the ECC Theater. A memorial to Phil Lucas will take place on March 2, 2008 at the Daybreak Star Cultural Arts Center from 1:30 pm-4:30 pm.
Ethnic Cultural Center3931 Brooklyn Ave NE Box 355650 Seattle, WA 98105Phone: 206.543.4635
Daybreak Star Cultural Arts Center3801 West Government Way Seattle, WA 98101 (206) 285-4425
2008 Doc Summit Call For Submissions
Deadline March 3, 2008
The National Film Board and Hot Docs are accepting proposals for the 2008 Doc Summit on April 25, 2008.
Participants should submit a short vision statement addressing recommendations, policies, or strategies for the Canadian documentary industry. Statements should focus on preferred and realistic outcomes and solutions, such as practical solutions for copyright issues and policy manifestos toward building a vibrant documentary culture.
Selected statements will be present by their authors at the Summit, within a 10 minute time period, followed by a 15-20 minute moderated 'town hall' discussion. More information can be found at: Doc Summit Call for Submissions (PDF)
'Warriors Of A People'
Reclaiming Native American Identity, Restoring Culture and Promoting Leadership Conference
March 30-31, 2008
The Committee of 500 Years of Dignity & Resistance is hosting its 10th Annual Call to Conference on racism in sports and media. The goal of the conference is to address concerns of the continued usage of such Native mascots as Chief Wahoo and the Cleveland Indians, and the effects it has on Native and Non-Native individuals.
Keynote speakers include Charlene Teters (Spokane), Dr. Gavin Clarkson (Choctaw), and Clyde Bellecourt (Ojibwe).
The conference will be held on March 30-31, 2008 at the Baldwin Wallace College Student Activity Center (SAC) in Cleveland, OH.
Working Films Seeks Candidates For George Stoney Fellowships
Deadline March 31, 2008
Working Films is seeking candidates with a demonstrated commitment to social justice and an interest in the role of documentary filmmaking and new technology for the George Stoney Fellowship. Candidates will be assisted in conceptualization, writing and research on Working Films campaigns.
Regular responsibilities include sitting in as colleagues in all development meetings between filmmakers, activists and other Working Films staff, and traveling when necessary to rough-cut screenings and community organizing meetings.
The fellowship is expected to last 8-10 weeks in the Wilmington office, starting in May or June 2008. The Fellow will serve as part-time, temporary staff, earning $10-15 an hour. For more information about the work of Working Films and how to apply, please see http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001g2hadgHPCneCyHPWTdthOFVB
9th Annual Native American Journalism Career Conference
Deadline March 31, 2008The ninth annual Native American Journalism Career Conference, the largest Native student journalism program of its kind, will be held April 22-24, 2008, at Crazy Horse Memorial the Black Hills of South Dakota.
Experienced journalists mentor the students on the basic skills and practices of journalism, including writing and photography. Al Neuharth, founder of USA TODAY and the Freedom Forum, will be the opening speaker the evening of April 22.Lodging, meals, and conference participation are free to students and their teachers.
Some travel assistance is available. Teachers and advisers who are interested in organizing student groups to attend the conference must register in advance. Contact Janine Harris, manager of the Al Neuharth Media Center, 605-677-5424 or email@example.com. The registration deadline is March 31, 2008.
Youth Superfly Filmmaking Experience
Deadline April 1, 2008
Join us for the 3rd Youth Fly Filmmaking Experience, a partnership between the Seattle International Film Festival and Longhouse Media's NATIVE LENS program. Fly Filmmaking is an extremely artistic, creative, and stimulating form of filmmaking in which local filmmakers and actors are able to showcase their skills, collaborate with other artists, and premier their work at the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF)!
The event takes place June 5-7, 2008 at the Pacific Northwest Reservation and in Seattle, WA. To download an application, visit http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=sjqhmjcab.0.qgiu8jcab.
The application deadline is April 1, 2008. If you have any questions, contact: Tracy Rector at firstname.lastname@example.org or Annie Silverstein at email@example.com.
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
April 3-6, 2008
Registration is now open for the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, recognized as the premier documentary film festival in the United States.
With more than 100 films (both curated and submitted for competition), panel discussions, seminars, and Q&A sessions, the festival is an important arena for documentary film - an environment that stimulates conversation, fosters community and can lead to innovative grantmaking.
Contact Kelly Pino, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rosalynn Carter Fellowships For Mental Health Journalsim Applications
Deadline April 28, 2008
Applications are now being accepted for six one-year journalism fellowships with the Carter Center Mental Health Program.
Designed to enhance public understanding of mental health issues and combat stigma and discrimination against people with mental illnesses, the Fellowship Program provides fellowships for journalists to study a selected topic regarding mental health or mental illnesses.Each journalist awarded will receive a $10,000 stipend. Applicants must have at least three years of professional experience in journalism and be U.S. residents.
More information can be found at http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?
Film Independent's Project:
Involve Call For Applications
Deadline April 28, 2008
Film Independent's Project:Involve is currently accepting applications for the 2009 program year. Project:Involve is dedicated to increasing cultural diversity in the film industry by cultivating the careers of under-represented filmmakers. The program, which runs from October through June, offers a combination of one-on-one mentorships, filmmaking workshops, community screenings, and job placement.
2008 International Public Television Broadcasting Showcase
May 4-10, 2008
INPUT is hosting its 30th annual weeklong broadcast showcase.
For one week, more than a thousand professionals from around the globe will screen and discuss innovative and cutting edge TV. INPUT exists to give exposure to television based on merit, stimulate discussions with critical emphasis on the role of the filmmaker, producer and broadcaster as socially responsible communicators, and further the flow of quality cultural programming.
The early bird registration deadline is Monday, February 4, 2008. For any questions regarding registration, please e-mail the Input 2008 team at email@example.com.
International Day For Sharing Life Stories Campaign
The Museum of the Personal International Network and the Center for Digital Storytelling have launched the International Day for Sharing Life Stories campaign, an international celebration of life stories to take place on May 16, 2008.
The goal of the campaign is to gain broad recognition of May 16 as an annual day for sharing, listening to, and gathering the stories of people's lives.
The Longest Walk 2
February 2, 2008-July 11, 2008
On Feb. 11th, Longest Walk participants embarked on a 5 month journey taking two routes 8,000 miles from San Francisco to Washington, D.C. arriving on July 11th. It is an extraordinary grassroots effort on a national level to bring attention to the environmental disharmony of Mother Earth, sacred site issues, and to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the original longest walk.
You can support The Longest Walk in its fundraising and organizing efforts by visiting http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=sjqhmjcab.0.xgiu8j
ITVS Developmen Diversity Fund
Deadline September 26, 2008ITVS seeks talented minority producers to develop single programs for public television.
They want to support minority artists in the research and development phase of their project to tell their stories, inspire multicultural dialogue, and reach audiences often overlooked by conventional programming.Visit http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?
Upcoming Grant Opportunity
WE SHALL REMAIN
WGBH will award ten $5,000 grants to support local outreach around WE SHALL REMAIN, a provocative multi-media initiative that establishes Native history as an essential part of American history. Premiering in spring 2009, WE SHALL REMAIN includes a five-part documentary series, extensive Web site, educator resources, and community engagement activities.
The RFP will be posted on PlanIt! by February 15.
Questions can be directed to Mary Haggerty at WGBH at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617/300-4299.
Citizens Media Summit At APME Conference
October 2, 2008
Ready to start your own community news site? Want to get citizen journalists to write for you?
Hear from Brattleboro to Baristanet, Bakersfield to Backfence.
The Citizens Media Summit is a day-long workshop on citizen journalism in with conjunction the Associated Press Managing Editors conference. Register now at their website.
Coming Up: Citizen Media@ONA. A day-long workshop at the ONA Conference, Sheraton Centre, Toronto. Register at http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?
Longhouse Media Founder To Be Honored With Humanitarian Award
Tracy Rector (Seminole), executive director and co-founder of Longhouse Media/Native Lens in Seattle, Wash., has been selected to receive Antioch University Seattle's Horace Mann Award which is given to individuals who promote social justice, community engagement or lifelong learning.
Through Longhouse Media, Rector is aiding in the development of a new generation of storytellers in filmmaking and new media among the Muckleshoot and Swinomish tribes. Her program was a recipient of the Seattle Mayor's Arts Awards in 2007. Rector has also co-produced the award-winning film Teachings of the Tree People: The Work of Bruce Miller. She is earning a master's in education and teacher certification from the Antioch's First Peoples Program.
The award ceremony will take place March 27, 2008 in Seattle, WA.
NAWBO Honors Valerie Red Horse
The Los Angeles Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO-LA) will recognize multiple business owner, Valerie Red-Horse, as a Hall of Fame inductee. Ms. Red-Horse currently heads the Tribal Finance Division and the Tribal Asset Management Division of Western International Securities as an investment banker, in addition to serving as President of Red-Horse Financial Group, her own financial services holding company.
The 2008 Annual NAWBO-LA Leadership and Legacy Awards Luncheon is scheduled for Friday, March 14. This year, nine outstanding women business owners will be honored with various awards. For more information about the event, tickets and sponsorship opportunities, visit http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=sjqhmjcab.0.7giu8jcab.8fvnpcbab.7046&
Creative Work Fund Grants Available
Deadline March 5, 2008
The Creative Work Fund invites letters of inquiry for projects in which artists and nonprofit organizations collaborate to create new works. Grants range from $10,000-$40,000. Collaborating artists must reside and organizations must be based in the following California counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Monterey, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Solano, or Sonoma. For more information, visit http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?
Grants For Art Projects Applications
Deadlines March 10, August 11, June 2, and June 9, 2008
NEA application guidelines for the Grants for Arts Projects are now available. Organizations may apply under the following categories: Access to Artistic Excellence (Two deadlines: March 10 and August 11, 2008); Challenge America (Deadline: June 2, 2008); Learning in the Arts for Children and Youth (Deadline: June 9, 2008). Learn more at http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?
Center Welcomes Spring 2008 Visiting Filmmakers
The Center for Social Media is delighted to welcome this spring several filmmakers whose work exemplifies the best in public media. Join in for a series of FREE discussions:
March 20: Environmental Filmmaker Liz Miller, discussing her film The Water Front(Part of the 2008 Environmental Film Festival) March 27: Digital Storytelling, with Center for Digital Storytelling's Stefani Sese April 3: Participatory Video for Social Change, with independent filmmaker Deedee Halleck
2009 Equity Production Submissions
Deadline May 15, 2008
Native Voices at the Autry produces in Los Angeles under a HAT "A" EQUITY Contract. For these production opportunities, we will accept original material as well as plays that have been developed or produced in other venues. Selected playwrights will be notified by August 15, 2008.
For details, contact Carlenne Locasta at email@example.com with "CALL FOR SCRIPTS" in the subject line.
2008 NAMAC Leadership Institute
June 8-12, 2008
The NAMAC Leadership Institute, designed for staff leaders at all levels in NAMAC member organizations, is an intensive intergenerational workshop designed to encourage and sustain visionary leadership in the arts.
Early bird registration rates are available until March 31, 2008.
Register now at http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?
2008-2009 First Look Series Submissions
Deadline June 15, 2008
Native Voices at the Autry is now accepting submissions for a new series of public readings of selected plays. Original material as well as plays that have been developed or produced in other venues will be considered. Selected playwrights will be notified by August 15, 2008.
For details, contact Carlenne Locasta at firstname.lastname@example.org with "CALL FOR SCRIPTS" in the subject line.
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