Submitted by Shirley K. SneveWarriors 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. Visit the website at:www.committee500years.com
For reservations and questions, please call 440.343.3683 or e-mail:email@example.com
.Working Films Seeks Candidates For George Stoney Fellowship
Deadline March 31, 200
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:www.workingfilms.com9th 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( www.crazyhorse.org
) in 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
. The registration deadline
is March 31, 2008.Participants Sought For Senior Artist Project
Deadline March 31, 2008
The Senior Artist Project seeks to enable accomplished visual, performing and literary artists the opportunity to provide educational, mentoring and therapeutic experiences for the underserved populations in North San Diego and Southern Orange Counties.
The Kenneth A. Picerne Foundation will provide up to ten stipends in 2008 to artists age 55 and older. The selected artists will receive a grant of $12,000 for this 12 month project. The grant is intended to cover actual contact time and will be paid out at $1,000 per month.
Visit the Foundation website at: www.picernefoundation.org
or contact Victor Nelson at 760-435-2205 for more information.2008 National Conference For Media Reform
Scholarship Deadline March 31, 2008
The fourth National Conference for Media Reform is set for June 6-8, 2008 in Minneapolis, MN. The conference will convene thousands of activists, educators, media makers, journalists, policymakers and concerned citizens to discuss how to create a better media system.
In order to maximize representation at the conference, Free Press is offering travel scholarships and registration fee waivers to individuals who would otherwise be unable to attend. Please go to apply:www.freepress.net/conference/scholarships
The scholarship application deadline is March 31, 2008.Indian Summer Music Awards Call For Entries
Deadline March 31, 2008The Fifth Annual Indian Summer Music Awards (ISMA) deadline for this year's music award entries must be postmarked no later than March 31, and received no later than April 11. ISMA honors the best American Indian Music that has been commercially released between March 2, 2007 and March 1, 2008.
The ISMA Award show will be held on September 6th during the Indian Summer Festival that runs September 5-7, 2008 at Maier Festival Park.For more information please contact the Indian Summer Festivals office at 414-604-1000 or email email@example.com
or go to the Indian Summer Festival Web site, www.indiansummer.org 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 www.longhousemedia.org
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.
Sign up now at www.fullframefest.org
or contact Kelly Pino, firstname.lastname@example.org
.2008 CPB/PBS Producers Academy Scholarships
Deadline April 4, 2008
Up to twenty scholarships will be offered to station-based and independent producers for an intensive seven-day, hands-on training seminar on June 21-June 27, 2008. Seminars will include contact with some of public media's most experienced individuals, focusing each day on specific areas of expertise that include proposal writing, production planning and administration, directing/producing, writing, editing and post production.
The twenty scholarships will cover reasonable expenses including airfare, hotel accommodations, meals, limited ground transportation, and the daily sessions. For more information and to download a request form, visit:www.cpb.org/grants/grant.php?id=132 J Camp Program For High School Students
Deadline April 11, 2008
AAJA is pleased to announce J Camp, a multicultural journalism program for talented high school students. This free six-day training camp will bring together a multicultural group of high school students from across the nation to sharpen their journalism skills and work together in a unique learning environment. The program will be held from July 18 to July 23, 2008 at Loyola University in Chicago, IL.
If you have any questions regarding J Camp, please contact Nao Vang, AAJA Student Programs Coordinator at: (415) 346- 2051 x102 or email@example.com
. The deadline to apply is April 11, 2008. For more information or to apply view their application
(PDF)Rosalyn Carter Fellowships For Mental Health Journalism 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: www.cartercenter.org 2008 All Roads Film Festival Call For Entries
Deadline May 10, 2008
The All Roads Film Festival is a dynamic, four-day multimedia event that includes live music performances and photography displays in addition to short- and long-form features and documentaries. Submit now for the following categories: short documentary, long documentary, live-action shorts, feature film, music video, and animation.All submissions must be received before 11:59 p.m. on May 10.Click here
(PDF) for submission forms and terms of entry. To learn more about All Roads, visit www.nationalgeographic.com/allroads
call 202- 857-7660
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
2008 Festival DatesSeptember - Los Angeles, October - Washington, D.C.,December - Santa Fe, New MexicoInternational Day For Sharing Life Stores 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.
or for more information about the day, or email:email@example.com
or mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org
.9th Annual "Big Break" Screenwriting Contest
Deadline June 1, 2008
Big Break is an annual, global screenwriting contest designed to support emerging creative talent. Big Break rewards screenwriters with cash, prizes and A-list executive meetings. Winners and finalists alike have had their screenplays optioned and produced and have secured high-profile representation as well as lucrative writing deals.For entry form, rules and guidelines, please go to:www.finaldraft.com-events-and-services-bigbreak 2nd Annual Monument Valley Film Festival Call For Submissions.
Deadline June 1, 2008
The 2nd Annual Monument Valley Film Festival is making a call for entries to all Native American film makers for this year's 2008 festival. This year's festival will be held July 4-6, 2008 on the Navajo Nation in Kayenta, Arizona.
Visit the Official Monument Valley Film Festival web site
for more information and to download a submission form for the film festival. Deadline for submissions is June 1, 2008. http://www.monumentvalleyfilmfest.com/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
Visit www.centerforsocialmedia.org for
more information.2009 Equity Productions 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.2008-2009 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.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:www.namac.orgNative American Student Art Competition
Week Four Tips: Photography
For the 2008 Student Artist Competition, photography is one of the many media types being judged. For tips and techniques to help you capture the best photo possible for this competition, please visit http://www.indianeducation.org/
.Cinesol Film Festival Call For Submissions
Deadline April 30, 2008 The 15th Annual Cinesol Film Festival is now accepting film entries for 2008 festival. They are accepting shorts, documentaries, comedies, horror, animation, features, and drama. Entries must be in DVD format.
For more information, visit the website at:www.cinesol.orgITVS Open Call
Deadline July 18, 2008
Open Call provides finishing funds for single public television programs on any subject, from any viewpoint and in any genre.
ITVS is looking for single programs of standard broadcast length (56:40 or 26:40) that can be completed within one year of contract.
There is no maximum or minimum cut-off for funding, but Open Call funds must be the last needed for completion of the project. For guidelines, visit itvs.org/producers/opencall_guidelines.htmlITVS Development 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: itvs.org/producers/ddf_guidelines.html
for details.Grants For Art Projects Applications
Deadlines June 2, June 9 and August 11, 2008
NEA application guidelines for the Grants for Arts Projects are now available.
Organizations may apply under the following categories: Challenge America (Deadline: June 2, 2008); Learning in the Arts for Children and Youth (Deadline: June 9, 2008); Access to Artistic Excellence (Deadline: August 11, 2008).Learn more at:www.arts.gov/grants/apply33rd Annual American Indian Film Festival Call For Entries
Deadline August 5, 2008
The American Indian Film Institute is currently seeking film and video entries for the 33rd annual American Indian Film Festival
The film festival will take place November 7-15 in San Francisco, California. Entries should be by or about American Indian or Canada First Nations people and produced during year 2007-2008. Entry deadline is August 5, 2008.
The major categories for competition are: Documentary Feature, Documentary Short, Feature Film, Live Short Subject, Music Video, Animated Short Subject, Public Service and Industrial. Please check the AIFI website: www.aifisf.com
for American Indian Film Festival entry application and regulations form. 2008 Film Festival Sponsorship packets are available, ranging from $10,000 to $50,000.Citizens Media Summit At APME Conference
Ready to start your own community news site? Want to get citizen journalists to write for you? Hear from iBrattleboro to Baristanet, Bakersfield to Backfence. The Citizens Media Summit is a day-long workshop on citizen journalism in conjunction with 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:www.1lab.org/ona07.shtmlIn Life Call For Documentaries
In the Life Media, Inc is now seeking documentaries about the LGBTQ experience for their 2008 and 2009 season. They will consider non-fiction films of all lengths created by independent producers or entities in the past five years for acquisition. Preference will be given to broadcast premieres. For submission guidelines and more information go to http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=urnzzkcab.0.ewz67kcab.8fvnpcbab.7046&ts=S0321&p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.inthelifetv.org%2F"Pirates Of The Navajo Nation" Available For Viewing
The short documentary film "Pirates of the Navajo Nation" is now complete and available for viewing. Viewing requirements are: QuickTime 7 Minimum Broadband Connection File Size: 49 MBRun Time: 22 minutes File Location:www.sheepheadfilms.com/pirates.final.movHigh Country News Call For Writer
High Country News, a nonprofit news magazine that focuses on environmental, cultural, and social issues in the Western U.S., is looking for new voices for their pages and Web site, hcn.org
. HCN will consider well-researched stories on any natural resource or environmental topic, as long as it concerns the West. "Resources" include people, politics, culture and aesthetic values.For more information contact Jodi Peterson, Associate Editor, at email@example.com
.Job Openings:Social Media Curator - BallotVox Radio Station General Manager - KPFKAfternoon News Producer - Nebraska Educational Telecommunications RadioProgram Manager - Aboriginal ArtsBusiness Manager - Free Speech TVKNBA Membership Director - Koahnic Broadcast CorporationITVS - VP of Production
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