One of BTB’s chief responsibilities is to keep an eye out for news the independent producer can use. Below is a highlight of upcoming funding opportunities, festival deadlines, and other things you may find helpful. These will be for both U.S. and international producers. Enjoy and good luck!
NALIP Latino Producers Academy
Deadline: June 8, 2011. The LPA is an intensive 10 day (Aug. 10 to 19) professional development workshop for Latino/a film and public television documentary producers. It is designed to support both emerging and mid-career professionals with projects in development and pre-production.
HBO NALIP Documentary Contest
Deadline June 10, 2011. HBO has teamed with NALIP to find the next great Latino documentary film.They will award $10,000 to the winner of their 2011 Documentary grant.
All Roads Film Project Seed Grants
Deadline: June 15, 2011. The Seed Grant Program funds film projects from indigenous and underrepresented minority-culture filmmakers year-round and from all reaches of the globe. The program awards up to 16 film projects annually with grants ranging from $1,000 to $10,00
The Good Pitch San Francisco
Deadline: June 17, 2011. The Good Pitch is an invitation-only event, starting with an intensive two-day campaign development workshop for the filmmakers which brings together invited foundations, NGOs, social entrepreneurs, broadcasters and other media to expand the resources aimed at maximizing the impact of social-issue documentary.
Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards
Deadline: July 1, 2011. The duPont Awards look for excellence in reporting and evidence of commitment to important stories. They encourage the submission of daily news stories and breaking news coverage as well as features, documentaries and investigative reporting. Programs must have appeared on air, online or in theaters for the first time between July 1, 2010 and June 30.
CPB/PBS Producers Academy
Deadline: July 8, 2011. The weeklong production workshop, which will be held October 15-21, 2011 at WGBH-Boston, is designed to identify and nurture the next generation of talent for public media.
SFFS Documentary Film Fund
DEADLINE: July 15, 2011. Documentary Film Fund will support riveting documentaries distinguished by compelling stories, intriguing characters and innovative visual approach. A total of $100,000 will be disbursed annually to documentary filmmakers nationwide. Letter of Inquiry period opens June 17, 2011 and closes July 15, 2011. Finalists asked to submit additional materials in August; Winners will be announced September 30, 2011.
PIC Media Fund
Deadline: July 29, 2011. The goal of Pacific Islanders in Communications is to support the development of national public broadcast programming that enhances public recognition of and appreciation for Pacific Islander history, culture, and society. PIC accomplishes this by nurturing and supporting filmmakers through its Research & Development (R&D), Production, and Completion funds.
VIFF Storyville Vancover - Call for Submissions
Deadline: August 12, 2011. The 2011 Vancouver Film & TV Forum is proud to stimulate the development, co-financing and co-production of the creative documentary by creating Storyville Vancouver, an opportunity for filmmakers based in BC and the Pacific Northwest to pitch their projects to an international forum of commissioning editors.
Linking Independents and Co-Producing Stations (LINCS)
Deadline: Open. LINCS provides matching funds (up to $100,000) to partnerships between public television stations and independent producers. LINCS funds single non-fiction public television programs and demonstration projects that include both broadcast and transmedia elements on any subject and from any viewpoint. LINCS proposals are accepted on an ongoing basis. Producers must be U.S. citizens or legal residents.
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