eBulletin • May 2014 | Supporting and Connecting the Media Arts
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Sharing your work with the national media arts community helps collectively strengthen the sector. Submit your announcements / news items for the May eBulletin via this link.

What's NAMAC Up To?

Register for the 2014 NAMAC / ACM National Conference and read a preliminary overview of the Conference Program on our new website: Thanks to Vanessa Maria Graber for designing the State & Main 2014 website!

If you can fly in a few days early, check out the nationally recognized Black Star Film Festival in Philadelphia (July 31 - August 3). Festival passes are currently sellling at a discounted, pre-sale rate of $100!

Afterimage Subscription Discount for NAMAC Members!
For over 40 years, Afterimage has been an important voice in the media arts, covering important issues and debates within art history, visual and cultural studies, media studies, and related fields. Now, NAMAC Organizational, Student, Independent & Affiliate Members can enjoy a one-year subscription (6 bimonthly issues) of the latest in-depth features, interviews, essays, reviews, and reports on contemporary media arts at a special discounted price!
NAMAC Seeks Executive Director
NAMAC seeks a visionary and adaptive leader who is passionate about the role of the independent media arts in catalyzing creativity and a vibrant democracy. NAMAC’s next Executive Director will succeed Jack Walsh, who will leave his post effective August 31, 2014. Learn more about Jack’s tenure here and attend the NAMAC / ACM 2014 Conference in Philadelphia to thank Jack in person for his service to the field!

Lunch Love Community at San Francisco Green Film Festival
Former NAMAC Executive Director and filmmaker, Helen De Michiel, will host a Media Social event at the San Francisco Green Film Festival on Sunday June 1 (1pm, The Roxie Theater). This interactive screening program will use vignettes from Lunch Love Community to guide audiences in dialogue about the systems that influence our food options and those of our children.

NAMAC + Animating Democracy Blog Salon: Where is the Archivist in Community Archiving?
NAMAC recently partnered with Archivist and PhD Candidate, Lindsay Mattock, to write for Animating Democracy’s May blog salon, Back to the Future: Forward-Thinking Documentation & Archiving. Mattock's piece discusses archival practices that can support and preserve the spirit and content of community-based storytelling.

Cool Stuff to Know

Culture, Creativity, and an Art House Cinema: Placemaking in Columbia, SC
Executive Director Andy Smith explains how The Nickelodeon Theatre's cultural offerings have been able to play a role in the economic re-development of Columbia, SC. Part of NAMAC's ongiong series detailing trends identified in our 2013 Regional Gatherings.

The Video Association of Dallas Celebrates the Films of the Dallas VideoFest
The long-standing, 27-year-old VideoFest ( Oct. 9-19, 2014) is now the oldest and largest video festival in the United States and continues to garner critical and popular acclaim. VideoFest prides itself on bringing films to the theater that are rarely available to be seen anywhere else. “Every year, we like to program films that will challenge us, help us see life from a different perspective, educate us and, of course, entertain the VideoFest audience. And this year, this is especially so,” said Bart Weiss, founder and artistic director of Dallas VideoFest.

Educational Video Center Turns 30!
If you're in New York or surrounding areas on June 4, head to the Lincoln Center to celebrate Educational Video Center and their 30 years of groundbreaking leadership in youth media and community storytelling.

Call for Curators: Venice Arts Fresh Perspectives Visiting Curator Exhibition
Venice Arts' Visiting Curator program seeks to engage innovative perspectives on documentary work in photography, film/video, and/or digital media, and to offer established and emerging curators in Los Angeles County the opportunity to present an original documentary exhibition in a professional nonprofit gallery. Deadline to apply: June 1.

Filmmakers Rally Behind Susi Walsh and Her Family
A group of filmmakers connected to the Center for Independent Documentary (CID) launched a fundraising effort last week to support CID's Executive Director, Susi Walsh, as she and her partner recovered from a house-boat fire. Fortunately no one was hurt, but valuable items were lost. Filmmakers came together to offer their support and raised about $12,000 in their recovery effort. A wonderful testament to the strong ties among creative communities.
Host a Screening of ART21 Season for Free!
ART21 is celebrating a new season – Season Seven – of Art in the Twenty-First Century. This season's themes: Fiction, Secrets, Legacy, Investigation. NAMAC Members are invited to host a free preview screening of the new season from September 1- November 30, 2014. Please visit to register to host a screening. As in prior years, there is no cost to become a host partner. Access screening events are held worldwide at museums, galleries, universities, libraries, community centers, and other cultural organizations. Register now to secure your free screening tool kit. Every venue is welcome!
Americans for the Arts Annual Convention
For nearly 60 years, Americans for the Arts has convened an annual convention for arts and community leaders to network and discuss strategies for building stronger towns, counties, and cities through the arts. This year continues the tradition in Nashville, TN, June 13 - 15.

Call for Playwrights
The Second Street Dreams Audio Network is looking for new plays for its latest venture, Feeding Thespis, an audio read-thru of new plays. What is a "new" play? One in its second or third draft which has not yet had a production. No deadline to submit your scripts for a Feeding Thespis reading!
The Joys of NAMAC Membership!

NAMAC/ACM National Conference
Remember to mark your calendars for this year's conference: "State & Main: Intersecting Networks, Communities & Generations" to be held in Philadelphia from August 6th through 8th, 2014.

Creative Media Institute:
10% Registration Discount

Hampshire College’s Creative Media Institute is a 4-week series of intensive screening seminars and creative labs led by visiting media artists and directed at filmmakers, media professionals, students, and academics. Applicants can choose to attend all four weeks or any one week of the Institute. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Institute takes place July 13th through August 9th, 2014.

Comprehensive Data about the Media Arts Sector
In 2010 and 2013, NAMAC distributed more than one thousand Mapping the Field surveys to known media arts organizations in the United States. This first-ever comprehensive survey of the media arts field yielded astounding results about the field's size and scope. Share Mapping the Field results with your Board and community via this two-page summary.

Afterimage Subscription Discount
For over 40 years, Afterimage has been an important voice in the media arts. Now, NAMAC Organizational, Student, Independent & Affiliate Members can enjoy a one-year subscription (6 bimonthly issues) of the latest in-depth features, interviews, essays, reviews, and reports on contemporary media arts at a special discounted price!

Shutterstock Discount
NAMAC is thrilled to partner with Shutterstock to promote and facilitate creative production. Through this partnership, all NAMAC Members—including Student, Independent Professional, and Affiliates—receive a 15% discount on standard licenses for Shutterstock's vast library of royalty-free video clips and royalty-free images.

Organizational Membership Discount in NAMLE
NAMAC is pleased to announce a partnership with the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE). In celebration of this important collaboration, NAMAC Members will receive a 10% discount on individual and organizational membership to NAMLE. Offer does not extend to Lifetime Memberships in NAMLE.

NTEN Membership and Webinar Discounts
NAMAC is proud to be in continued partnership with the esteemed team at the Nonprofit Technology Network. Through this partnership, NAMAC Members receive NTEN's renowned webinars at NTEN member rates, and free introductory membership or 10% discount on a renewing membership with NTEN.

NAMAC Members Featured on Twitter
Check out our NAMAC Members Twitter List for a quick glance at Member activities! You can also view this feed on our homepage. If you are a member and don't see yourself on the NAMAC Members Twitter List, let us know and we will add you right away.

NAMAC is committed to offering added-value service for your membership. Let us know how we can continue to foster your work in the independent media arts.

Media Policy Watch

Public Comment Window open on FCC Net Neutrality Rules
Voice Your Support for a Truly Open Internet! On May 15th, the FCC introduced its proposed new internet rules—rules which threaten the open internet principles of Net Neutrality by allowing ISPs to charge content providers for access to faster broadband connections. Now, the rules move into public comment. Once you submit a comment, it lands on the FCC’s public docket, and anyone can see it. Electronic Frontier Foundation has made it very simple to submit public comments in support of net neutrality. Learn more about the FCC rulemaking process here.

First Comcast-Time Warner... Now AT&T-DirecTV
Early last week, AT&T announced that it had agreed to acquire satellite TV company DirecTV for nearly $70 billion, the latest proposed telecommunications mega-merger since the still-under-review Comcast-Time Warner deal earlier this year. Free Press breaks down this new deal, explaining how it's wasteful, bad for consumers, and bad for the the industry. Sign Free Press's petition urging the FCC to block the deal.

Netflix Isn't the Only Tech Company Paying for Better Access to Internet Bandwidth
Back in February, news broke that Netflix had struck a deal with Comcast for better, faster access to its networks. In a blog post last week based on research by telecom analyst Dan Rayburn, the Huffington Post's Gerry Smith explains that, in fact, many tech companies including Google, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, and Apple have brokered similar deals with ISPs like AT&T, Comcast, Verizon, and more.



AmeriCorps*VISTA, ZUMIX Creative Media (Boston, MA)—due Friday, May 30th

Operations Manager, Documentary Educational Resources (Watertown, MA)—due Saturday, May 31st

Clubhouse Coordinator, New Media Learning (San Rafael, CA)—due Saturday, May 31st

Program Coordinator and Digital Media Educator, Outside the Lens (San Diego, CA)—due Saturday, May 31st

Digital Marketing Assistant/Associate, Cinema Napa Valley (Napa, CA)—due Sunday, June 1st

Administrative Assistant, Prometheus Radio Project (Philadelphia, PA)—due Monday, June 2nd

Summer Arts Instructor, Access Art (Baltimore, MD)—due Thursday, June 5th

Director of Education, Made in New York Media Center (Brooklyn, NY)—due Tuesday, June 11th

Art Education Program Manager, Philadelphia Mural Arts Program (Philadelphia, PA)—due Thursday, June 13th

Director of Development and Programs, Dance Films Association (Brooklyn, NY)—due Sunday, June 15th

Photographer/Video Editor/Media Professional, Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston (Quincy, MA)—due Monday, June 16th

Executive Director, National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture (San Francisco, CA)—due Monday, June 16th

Bilingual Facilitator, Atlanta StoryBooth, StoryCorps (Atlanta, GA)—due Monday, June 16th

Bilingual Facilitator, San Francisco StoryBooth, StoryCorps (San Francisco, CA)—due Monday, June 16th

Bilingual Mobile Facilitator, StoryCorps (Brooklyn, NY)—due Monday, June 16th

Facilitator, Atlanta StoryBooth, StoryCorps (Atlanta, GA)—due Monday, June 16th

Associate Director of Development, Film Society of Lincoln Center (New York, NY)—due Friday, June 20th

Development Director, Global Action Project (New York, NY)—due Monday, June 30th

General Manager, Nā Leo Ê»O HawaiÊ»i (Hilo, HI)—due Monday, June 30th

Youth Coordinator, Raw Art Works (Lynn, MA)—due Monday, June 30th

CEO, Camara Education (San Jose, CA)—due Thursday, July 31st

Open Until Filled

Coordinator, Advancement, American Film Institute (Silver Spring, MD

Program Coordinator, Animating Democracy, Americans for the Arts (Washington, DC)

General Manager, WMMT-FM, Appalshop (Whitesburg, KY)

SF Commons Associate, Bay Area Video Coalition (San Francisco, CA)

Associate Producer, Community Media, BRIC (Brooklyn, NY)

Director of Technology and Broadcasting, BronxNet (Bronx, NY)

Associate Director of Development, Cinema Arts Centre (Huntington, NY)

Operations Manager, Coral Gables Art Cinema (Coral Gables, FL)

Director of Individual Giving, Film Society of Lincoln Center (New York, NY)

Print Traffic Manager, Film Society of Lincoln Center (New York, NY)

Producing Coordinator, The HistoryMakers (Chicago, IL)

Development and Marketing Manager, Hollywood Theatre (Portland, OR)

Accounting Manager, Kartemquin Films (Chicago, IL)

Administrative Assistant for Executive Director and Artistic Director, Kartemquin Films (Chicago, IL)

Production Manager, Meridian Hill Pictures (Washington, DC)

Director of Youth Programs, NewBridge Cleveland Center for Arts and Technology (Cleveland, OH)


NTEN Webinars

Moving to the Cloud: A Practical Guide
Thursday, May 29th • 11am to 12pm
$30 for members, $60 for non-members

Turning Change into Opportunity: How to Lead
Thursday, June 5th • 11am

$30 for members, $60 for non-members

Stop Struggling with Social Media
Tuesday, June 10th • 11am to 12pm

$30 for members, $60 for non-members

Town Hall: July 2014
Wednesday, July 9th • 10 to 11am

free for everyone!
Grants and Awards
POV Nonfiction Digital Project Program
POV is accepting submissions for digital documentaries from independent media creators and technologists that push the boundaries of nonfiction media for co-production through its Nonfiction Digital Project Program. Co-productions will be funded in the range of $15,000-$50,000 and producers do not necessarily need to be based on the United States. Funded projects are more likely to be focused on mobile and emerging technologies. Early bird deadline: Friday, May 30th

DVCAI Artist Residency in Mexico
The Summer Artist-In-Residence program at DVCAI MEXICO provides an artist with a month-long studio opportunity to work on a project of his/her choosing and to interact with the public and the artist community. During the residency period, the artist teaches two classes or workshops in conjunction with the Summer Arts Program and presents a general lecture or demonstration about his/her work. Artists are compensated for their teaching time. Deadline: Saturday, May 31st

Fresh Perspectives Visiting Curator Exhibition
Venice Arts' Visiting Curator program seeks to engage innovative perspectives on documentary work in photography, film/video, and/or digital media, and to offer established and emerging curators in Los Angeles County the opportunity to present an original documentary exhibition in a professional nonprofit gallery. Deadline: Sunday, June 1st

Call for Entries: Squeaky Wheel Outdoor Animation Festival
Squeaky Wheel's Outdoor Animation Festival is a free event that annually brings out over 300 people to enjoy animations by artists from around the world underneath a blanket of stars. Submissions can be any genre or style of animation, under 5 minutes, and must be suitable for a family friendly setting. Emerging artists are encouraged to submit work and there is no submission fee! Deadline: Sunday, June 1st

Turkey Land Cove Residencies for Women
Turkey Land Cove (TLC) Foundation offers personal, individual, working retreats for motivated women from New England and New York to pursue their professional, educational, and artistic goals away from the distractions of daily life. The successful candidate will have a clearly defined goal and a plan to reach that goal. Deadline: Sunday, June 1st

UnionDocs Collaborative Studio
The UnionDocs Collaborative Studio is a ten-month program for media artists that offers a platform for exploring contemporary approaches to the documentary arts and a process for developing an innovative collaborative project. The program consists of weekly production meetings, seminars, screenings, and other public programs, along with regular master classes and critiques with visiting artists. Deadline: Sunday, June 1st

Latino Public Broadcasting's Public Media Content Fund
Latino Public Broadcasting is accepting applications for its Public Media Content Fund, an open invitation to independent producers to submit proposals for a program, limited series or short web-based digital video on any subject that relates to or is representative of Latino Americans. Apply here. Deadline: Monday, June 2nd

New Pathways | Alaska
New Pathways | Alaska is designed to advance the adaptive capacity of participating organizations and will include a sequence of nine virtual workshops and three face-to-face participant forums; on-site coaching for all participating organizations; the opportunity for an individually facilitated “deep dive” into the innovation process; and continuing capital grants of up to $75,000 for selected organizations. Deadline: Monday, June 2nd

30th Annual IDA Documentary Awards
Submissions are now open for the world's most prestigious event dedicated solely to the documentary genre. Entry can be made into one of the main award categories, which recognize achievement in the formats of documentary features, shorts, series, and student films. Award recipients are announced live at the IDA Documentary Awards ceremony in December in Los Angeles. Entry is open to documentary films and non-fiction programs completed between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014. Early Deadline: Friday, June 13th

New York City Independent Film Festival
The 5th Annual New York City Independent Film Festival will run from October 16th to October 20th, 2014. The festival will strive to promote an open and nurturing environment for artists, writers, actors, filmmakers and fans, and will focus on offering great networking opportunities for its participants. Late deadline: Sunday, June 15th

Chicken & Egg Pictures 2014 Open Call
Chicken & Egg Pictures has grants of around $10,000 available for women and transgender filmmakers with powerful stories, unique access to their subjects, a collaborative spirit, and the courage to take risks. This year, Chicken & Egg is prioritizing projects that feature women and girls on-screen as prominent characters and storytellers. Early deadline: Tuesday, June 17th

Chicago International Film Festival
The Chicago International Film Festival serves Chicago’s diverse and underserved citizenry by providing access to world-class cinema. It aims to enrich Chicago’s cultural environment by presenting film in contexts that encourage discussion and debate. Deadline: Friday, June 20th

Call for Entries: AFI Fest 2014
Submissions are now open and filmmakers are invited to submit narrative, documentary, experimental, animated and short films for consideration for the next edition of AFI Fest. The American Film Institute's annual celebration of international cinema from modern masters and emerging filmmakers, AFI Fest features nightly red-carpet galas, special screenings, conversations and tributes. Early deadline: Friday, June 27th

Call for Entries: Philadelphia Film Festival
Submissions are now open for the 23rd Annual Philadelphia Film Festival, taking place October 16th through 26th, 2014. Founded in 1992, the Philadelphia Film Festival is one of the longest-running film festivals in the city. Presented annually by the Philadelphia Film Society, the Festival is an outstanding showcase of cinematic excellence and imagination, featuring over 100 films with more than 50 filmmakers and industry guests at seven unique venues throughout the Greater Philadelphia Area. Deadline: Friday, June 27th

Call for Entries: Chicago International Reel Shorts Film Festival
A festival created and designed to celebrate the art of the short film, the Chicago International Reel Shorts Film Festival welcome submissions from around the world. With four days of programming and various themed categories, the festival helps spotlight the best short films. Deadline: Monday, June 30th

Call for Entries: CineSol Film Festival
CineSol Film Festival is the premier film festival of the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas. Since 1993, CineSol has offered aspiring filmmakers opportunities to fuse with industry professionals in a social setting perfect for networking, learning about filmmaking, and enjoying quality entertainment from all over the world. CineSol seeks animation, documentary, shorts, comedy, drama, horror, and feature film submissions. Deadline: Monday, June 30th

Ninth Street Media Arts Incubator Program
Ninth Street's Media Arts Incubator Program offers access to workspace, knowledge sharing, outreach opportunities, networking events, and meeting and exhibition space on an annual basis. Each resident filmmaker is provided 100 square feet of individual workspace, access to all shared spaces, and use of the screening room. Deadline: Monday, June 30th

POV 2015 Call for Entries
The POV Call for Entries is now open! Films submitted to this open call will be considered for the 2015 broadcast season and beyond. Deadline: Monday, June 30th

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
Held in Missoula, Montana each year, the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival is the largest documentary film festival in the American West. The festival includes nearly 200 screenings, a four-day industry event, filmmaker retrospectives, and juried competitions. Early deadline: Tuesday, July 1st

Sundance Institute Short Film Challenge
Create a unique, compelling, and personal short film that explores an empowering person or an optimistic story about individuals and communities who are overcoming poverty and hunger, combatting disease, or improving health. Short films can be narrative fiction or documentary, imaginative, unorthodox, daring or simple, but must touch on economic inequalities. Deadline: Tuesday, July 1st

Fleishhacker Foundation Grants to Bay Area Arts Organizations
Organizations residing and offering programming in the greater San Francisco Bay Area with annual budgets between $100,000 and $750,000  are eligible for grants between $1,000 and $10,000 to support a range of artistic efforts within the following disciplines: dance, film and media arts, interdisciplinary arts, music, theater, and visual arts. Deadline: Tuesday, July 15th

Call for Entries: Ambulante 2015
Ambulante is the largest documentary film festival in Mexico. Only works with a minimum length of fifty minutes and that have been finished in 2013 and 2014 will be accepted. The subject of the documentaries is free. Creativity and innovation will be taken into account in terms of form and content during the selection process. Deadline: Thursday, July 31st

BAYMN Fest: Call for Youth Media Submissions
BAYMN FEST is an interactive showcase of media produced by youth ages 12-24. Sponsored by The HIVE, this two-day event will be a unique opportunity for youth, educators and the general public to celebrate the work of talented young media makers. Free to submit. Deadline: Friday, August 1st

The Women's Film Preservation Fund
Founded by New York Women in Film and Television, this Fund seeks proposals for the preservation or restoration of American films, from any era, in which women have held significant creative positions, including, but not limited to, writer, director, producer, editor and performer
. Applicants are encouraged to apply early. Deadline: Wednesday, October 1st
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