Sundance Producing Lab & Fellow – Apply

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CREATIVE PRODUCING INITIATIVE – Sundance Institute has long recognized the crucial role independent producers in finding, championing, and shaping original voices in filmmaking. The core of the Creative Producing Initiative are its labs that identify and nurture the independent producer. There are three different producing Labs throughout the year, depending on your area of focus: Documentary and Feature Film. More info:
http://www.sundance.org/initiatives/creative-producing

Filmmakers From Underrepresented Communities Invited to Apply for Tribeca All Access Program

Tribeca All Access supports working filmmakers in the United States and Puerto Rico from communities statistically underrepresented in the film industry with grants, year-round resources, and great access to industry contacts. The program seeks feature-length scripted and documentary submissions from established and emerging filmmakers whose team includes a U.S. – based director or screenwriter from a community that is statistically underrepresented in the film industry.  More information

 

 

Women-produced WILDLIKE opens 9/25

unnamedIn this thrilling coming-of-age adventure, a troubled teen must face the dangers of the Alaskan wild, as well as her own past, in order to find her way home. Sent to stay with her uncle in Alaska while her mother is in treatment, 14-year-old Mackenzie (Ella Purnell) is forced to flee as her uncle’s attention turns threatening. Unable to reach her mother and afraid that the authorities will return her to her uncle, she embarks on a journey across miles of wilderness to find a way back home to Seattle. As she plunges deeper into the Alaskan interior, a chance connection with gruff backpacker Bartlett (Bruce Greenwood) proves to be her only lifeline. Mackenzie shadows Bartlett across the rugged frontier, thwarting his efforts to cut her loose until he has no choice but to help her survive, and against the backdrop of a spectacular landscape, they discover the redemptive power of friendship. You can watch the official trailer here: 

More info: http://www.wildlikefilm.com

Ava DuVernay plans to distribute & support films by women & minorities

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Ava DuVernay announced Tuesday that she’s widening the scope of her company and relaunching it as Array, to support women and minority filmmakers. The focus of this long awaited project will distribute films via arthouse theaters as well as on streaming platforms. More info: http://www.arraynow.com/

Brave New Fellows Program – Accepting Applications Until Sept. 15th!

PrintBrave New Films champions social justice issues by using media to inspire, empower, motivate, engage and teach civic participation that makes a difference.  Our goal is to support the active civic engagement of an informed citizenry by calling attention to important issues through non-partisan social media production and our ingenious multi-platform distribution network.

Recent media industry reports show a lack of opportunities at every level and in every job sector in traditional media, news production and distribution for people from racially diverse backgrounds and marginalized communities.  Their voices and concerns are often ignored in traditional media narratives.  Brave New Films is looking to provoke a shift in this state through a unique fellowship opportunity.

The Brave New Fellows Program envisions a world in which visual storytellers from all racial and economic groups have a voice and a place in creating media that has an impact.  The program seeks to help break down systemic barriers that limit opportunities by empowering fellows with tools and training to become stronger activists and versatile advocates for social justice.

In January 2016 we will bring on five individuals to do a year long, paid fellowship.  The Brave New Fellows Program seeks passionate, driven, and creative people who have a desire to use storytelling as a means to positively impact the world.  Fellows will benefit from hands-on experience in filmmaking and advocacy by spending a period of time in each of Brave New Films’ departments (short films, post production, campaigns/research and social media).   Through the year, fellows will build up a set of practical skills that will prepare them for work.

Also during the year, fellows will participate in seminars and trainings on topics such as campaigns, social media platforms, script writing, studio production, resume writing and job interview skills.

Responsibilities

  • assist in organizing online campaigns
  • email and phone outreach to partner organizations and college professors, departments and student organizations
  • support management of Twitter and Facebook pages
  • create graphics for online campaigns
  • prepare/optimize videos for You-Tube
  • assist social media team in building and expanding online communities
  • research and find detailed information to flesh out stories
  • track down information, videos, images and relevant pieces of audio
  • sift through video and print news reports along with social media to find personal stories
  • work with editors on research and element gathering
  • assist in scripting and creating rough cuts of stringouts
  • learn editing in Adobe Premiere
  • learn and execute motion graphics
  • understand and gain expertise on graphic design through Adobe Illustrator
  • learn to record audio
  • script writing for nonfiction video shorts
  • download web clips for content
  • ingest footage from a variety of cameras and sources
  • manage media using naming conventions, markers, searchable terms

Qualifications

  • experience with storytelling and social justice activism
  • a strong interest in using visual media as an advocacy tool
  • solid writing and communication skills
  • basic skills in Adobe Premiere, or an equivalent editing software,  Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft Office
  • familiarity with social media (Facebook and You-Tube)
  • a quick learner

Compensation

  • $750/week for the duration of the fellowship
  • medical and dental insurance
  • holidays/hiatus
  • visa/immigration assistance if coming from overseas.

Requirements/Other

Fellows will work full time (M-F, 9:00-6:00) in our Culver City, CA office.

How to Apply

To apply, please complete the online application at the following link: http://www.123contactform.com/form-1519826/Job-Application-Form.

Application materials must be received by Tuesday, September 15th.

Have a question? Please send to:  fellowships@bravenewfilms.org 

Media: Documentary Film Grant Guidelines due 9/1

2015 Doc Film Landing Page Image_FINAL UPDATEThe John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation 2015 Documentary Fund will open April 1. The MacArthur Foundation Documentary Fund seeks to support feature documentary films and interactive digital documentaries that combine engaging storytelling with in-depth journalism. Proposals will be accepted through September 1, 2015. https://macfounddocumentary.fluidreview.com/

Women’s Equality Day with special guest Gloria Allred

2cc2c57e-a1d5-4460-a401-c53c4d9acf4cIn this podcast episode, Scarlett Shepard (Founder of the Women’s Film Institute) speaks with feminist lawyer and activist Gloria Allred about her passion for fighting for victims’ rights and women’s rights. Gloria talks about the upcoming 95th anniversary of how women won the right to vote. Have you ever wondered what Gloria Allred would do if she were President of the United States? Tune in to find out. Listen here:

This podcast episode was part of Women’s Equality Day 2015! The Women’s Film Institute was proud to co-sponsor the West Hollywood City Council and the West Hollywood Women’s Advisory Board for an empowering and inspirational event commemorating the 95th anniversary of the certification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which granted women the right to vote in the United States. The celebration  featured an address by special guest speakers Gloria Allred,  Attorney, Women’s and Civil Rights Activist and founding partner of Allred, Maroko & Goldenberg (AM&G) and Lisa Bloom, Attorney, NBC News Legal Analyst, and founding partner of The Bloom Firm.  The event featured video shorts, a raffle, and an interactive photobooth and followed by a reception. The Women’s Film Institute was proud to co-present the following short films at the event:

Syria: Brides of Peace – In the early days of Syria’s uprising, sisters Kinda and Lubna Zaour walked through the main souk in Damascus dressed as brides, a symbol of love, and carried banners calling for peace. They were arrested almost immediately. Upon their release, each sister became a bride once again under circumstances that also called for tremendous bravery: in the midst of a sectarian war and despite death threats from their extended family, both married outside of their religion.

Miss Todd‘ is a short, animated musical about the first woman in the world to build and design an airplane, made at the National Film and Television School, England.

The event is FREE and OPEN to the public! Register Now: http://conta.cc/1HEOShy

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Women’s Equality Day with guest speakers Gloria Allred & Lisa Bloom

The Women’s Film Institute is proud to co-sponsor the West Hollywood City Council and the West Hollywood Women’s Advisory Board for an empowering and inspirational event commemorating the 95th anniversary of the certification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which granted women the right to vote in the United States. The celebration will feature an address by special guest speakers Gloria Allred,  Attorney, Women’s and Civil Rights Activist and founding partner of Allred, Maroko & Goldenberg (AM&G) and Lisa Bloom, Attorney, NBC News Legal Analyst, and founding partner of The Bloom Firm.  The event will also include featured video shorts, a raffle, and an interactive photobooth and be followed by a reception. The Women’s Film Institute is proud to co-present the following short films at the event:

Syria: Brides of Peace – In the early days of Syria’s uprising, sisters Kinda and Lubna Zaour walked through the main souk in Damascus dressed as brides, a symbol of love, and carried banners calling for peace. They were arrested almost immediately. Upon their release, each sister became a bride once again under circumstances that also called for tremendous bravery: in the midst of a sectarian war and despite death threats from their extended family, both married outside of their religion.

Miss Todd‘ is a short, animated musical about the first woman in the world to build and design an airplane, made at the National Film and Television School, England.

The event is FREE and OPEN to the public! Register Now: http://conta.cc/1HEOShy

 

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NALIP’s Diverse Women in Media Residency Lab at ARC (Artist Retreat Center)

logo-colorNALIP’s Diverse Women in Media Residency Lab at ARC (Artist Retreat Center)
Selected Fellows will be invited to the Vermont ARC (Artist Retreat Center) OCT. 3-11 where 8-12 diverse women filmmakers will workshop their documentaries, narrative scripts, or digital projects with distinguished mentors. Within this supportive environment, fellows present their work, participate in focused mentoring sessions, and connect and network for support and project accountability, creating a growing community of artists working together to increase their own successful project completion, and to raise the voices and success rate of women of color filmmakers in the media industry. Application deadline: August 17, 2015 Apply here: http://www.nalip.org/theresidencyutm_campaign=nl_july31_15&utm_medium=email&utm_source=nalip

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Reese Witherspoon & Bruna Papandrea’s Pacific Standard Inks ABC Studios Deal

 

_78194894_reesewitherspoongettyReese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea’s production company Pacific Standard has signed a two year an exclusive broadcast deal with Executive Vice President, ABC Studios Patrick Moran. “We are thrilled to be partnering with Patrick and his team at ABC Studios, a company who genuinely share our goal of creating great roles for women, ” Witherspoon and Papandrea said.

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