eVOZ - Upcoming Funding Deadlines in January!

Filmmakers! With a new year comes many great opportunities for funding. Here are some upcoming deadlines for January, but stay tuned for the next issue of eVOZ with even more deadlines.

ITVS FUNDING DEADLINE – OPEN CALL Deadline: Friday, January 7, 2011

Open Call provides completion funds for single nonfiction public television programs on any subject, and from any viewpoint. Projects must have begun production as evidenced by a work-in-progress video. Open Call funding is only available to independent producers who are citizens or legal residents of the U.S. and its external territories. For more information, please visit the ITVS website at: www.itvs.org.

KQED’S TRULY CA – CALL FOR ENTRIES – Deadline: January 11, 2011

Through one call for entry each year, Truly CA: Our State, Our Stories reaches out to the independent film community throughout the state to find completed or nearly completed feature-length documentaries. KQED will offer these films: KQED packaging, closed captioning, inclusion in the series website, promotion, and a modest licensing fee for local broadcast rights. In addition one or more films in the series may be offered in-kind, completion resources tailored to the needs of each project which may include: an online edit and a sound mix.For more information, please visit: www.kqed.org/arts/programs/trulyca/entries.jsp.

NEH – AMERICA’S MEDIA MAKERS – PRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT GRANTS – Deadline: January 12, 2011

The NEH has announced the deadline for both the Production and Development Grant for their initiative America’s Media Makers. Grants for America’s Media Makers support projects in the humanities that explore stories, ideas, and beliefs in order to deepen our understanding of our lives and our world. Development grants enable media producers to collaborate with scholars to develop humanities content and format and to prepare programs for production. Production Grants support the preparation of a program for distribution. If you have questions, you can contact the staff of NEH’s Division of Public Programs at 202-606-8269 and publicpgms@neh.gov.

NEH – AMERICA’S HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION GRANTS – Deadline: January 12, 2011

America’s Historical and Cultural Organizations grants support projects in the humanities that explore stories, ideas, and beliefs in order to deepen our understanding of our lives and our world. The Division of Public Programs supports the development of humanities content and interactivity that excite, inform, and stir thoughtful reflection upon culture, identity, and history in creative and new ways. Grants for America’s Historical and Cultural Organizations should encourage dialogue, discussion, and civic engagement, and they should foster learning among people of all ages. To that end, the Division of Public Programs urges applicants to consider more than one format for presenting humanities ideas to the public. NEH offers two categories of grants for America’s Historical and Cultural Organizations: planning and implementation grants. For more information, please visit the NEH website at: www.neh.gov.

UC SANTA CRUZ SOC DOC: MASTERS DEGREE IN SOCIAL DOCUMENTATION – CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – Deadline:January 14, 2011

The UCSC Social Documentation Program is a two-year, full-time, graduate-level program within the Community Studies Department leading to a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree. The program offers students a chance to develop expertise in the understanding and production of social documentaries in various mediums, including film/video, audio, and photography. Students learn how to translate various academic interpretations of social life into effective, accessible and professional quality products. For more information, please visit the UCSC website at: www.socdoc.ucsc.edu.

POV – DIVERSE VOICES PROJECT – CALL FOR ENTRIES – Deadline: January 14, 2011

Diverse Voices Project is supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private non-profit corporation funded by the American People. POV’s Diverse Voices Project will provide co-production funding, mentorship, and a national broadcast on POV to documentary directors and producers from communities typically underrepresented in the mainstream broadcast media. Projects funded by DVP will be broadcast in POV’s 2012 or 2013 Season. For more information, please visit:www.pbs.org/pov/filmmakers/diverse-voices-project.php.

POV – PROJECT VOICESCAPE – CALL FOR ENTRIES – Deadline: January 14, 2011

Adobe Youth Voices, PBS and POV are searching for the next generation of documentary filmmakers! Project VoiceScape welcomes good ideas, films-in-progress or completed short films made by aspiring filmmakers in grades 7-12. The program provides mentorship to young filmmakers and showcases their work on a variety of PBS/POV related media. Fifteen young people will be selected for Project VoiceScape and will be honored in June 2011 at a ceremony in Washington, DC. For more information, please visit: www.pbs.org/pov/filmmakers/voicescape.php.

GLOBAL FILM INITIATIVE – FEATURE-FILM PRODUCTION GRANTS – Deadline: January 15, 2011

Global Film Initiative production grants are awarded twice a year, in winter and summer, to filmmakers whose work exhibits artistic excellence, authentic self-representation and accomplished storytelling. The granting program furthers the Initiative’s mission of contributing to the development of local film industries while offering audiences a variety of cultural perspectives on daily life around the world. Monies received through the Initiative’s granting program are used to support completion of film production, and to subsidize post-production costs, such as laboratory and sound mixing fees and access to modern editing systems. For more information, please visit the Global Film Initiative website at: www.globalfilm.org.

2011 BANFF WORLD TELEVISION AWARDS – CALL FOR ENTRIES – Early Bird Deadline: January 28, 2011

The call for entries for the Banff World Television Festival Program Competition is now open. The Program Competition looks to honor the best programming across all areas of entertainment, including digital media, drama, and documentary. The Banff World Television Awards is the largest international program competition in the television industry attracting more than 1000 entries for its 29 program categories annually. This year 29 Awards will be handed out during the Banff World Television Festival in Banff, Alberta that runs June 12-15th, 2011. For more information, please visit: www.banff2010.com.

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