eBulletin • June 2014 | Supporting and Connecting the Media Arts
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Early Bird Conference Registration 

Register for the 2014 NAMAC / ACM National Conference and pre-conference events at special discounted rates through July 8. 

See some of State & Main's
dynamic speakers and panelists here.

If you can fly in a few days early, check out the nationally recognized Black Star Film Festival in Philadelphia (July 31 - August 3). Through July 30th, NAMAC and ACM members receive 20% off the price of a festival pass. Simply enter BLKSTR14-NAMC to receive your discount.
Are you an alumnus of the NAMAC Leadership Institute who could use another injection of inspiration, tools and support? If so, plan to attend a special pre-conference professional development workshop designed just for you. As leaders we are working with others in a rich ecosystem beyond the walls of our own organization and we are encountering increasingly diverse voices and cultural perspectives. During this highly interactive day, you and other NAMAC leadership alums will explore emerging practices and principles of network leadership, identify  areas for growth in working through conflict, and sharpen your intentions as “leader-learners.”

Pennsylvania Conference Scholarships! 

Through the generous support of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, NAMAC will provide ten travel stipends of $250 each to Pennsylvania media arts leaders to attend State & Main.

Stipends will be paid as reimbursement for travel or lodging expenses.

The application deadline is rolling until all ten stipends are awarded.


Film and Social Change Panel

On Tuesday June 24, NAMAC moderated an inspiring panel on media's role in social change organized in partnership with [people. power. media] and Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema. The event featured four excerpts of projects from [people. power. media]Citizen Film, TILT Youth Media, and an excerpt from the feature length documentary "The Corridor." Read a recap of the event via the [people. power. media] Twitter feed.

Media Arts Around the Country

FCC Chair Tom Wheeler Visits Media Literacy Project 

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler will visit New Mexico on June 30, 2014 for Nuestras Voces/Our Voices: A Youth Dialogue. Media Literacy Project will host a panel discussion from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on June 30 with Chairman Wheeler and media advocates in New Mexico, covering topics such as telehealth, net neutrality, prison phones, Lifeline, and the recent telecommunications mergers. The event is organized by a Media Literacy Project and a youth committee. Young adult voices will be prioritized. All are welcome and will have ways to take action. Questions can be asked of the panel via Twitter (#ourvoicesnm) via phone, or in person. For those who can't make it to Albuquerque, there will be a live webcast of the event.

National Core Arts Standards Public Launch 

The new national standards for dance, media arts, music, theatre, and visual arts were publicly launched in a national webinar earlier in June. The PreK-12 grade-by-grade standards are intended to guide educators seeking to provide quality arts education for America’s students, define artistic literacy, and support 21st century skills and college and career readiness. These National Arts Standards also represent the first time that Media Arts is recognized and established as its own independent and vital discipline. Watch a webinar discussing the Standards and their implications for K12 education. 

Stories Change Lives: A Day in the Life of a Social Worker
The Journalism Center on Children & Families is partnering with the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) to collect multimedia stories about the ways in which social workers engage with children, youth and families across the lifespan. We will assign, edit, produce and publish a dozen diverse stories that explore social issues and present a fresh, nuanced portrait of social workers and the clients and communities they serve. The goal of this project is to open a window into the world of the social work profession, as well as model best practices for reporting on complex human problems. This will be done through honest, powerful narratives told through the use of audio, video, photography, text, animation and other innovative forms of journalism. Each journalist who gets an assignment will be paid $2500 for their finished content. Deadline: July 1, 2014.

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!
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.



Associate Director of Development, Film Society of Lincoln Center (New York, NY)—due Friday, June 27th

Tech Career Specialist, Bay Area Video Coalition (San Francisco, CA)—due Monday, June 30th

Tech Industry Job Developer, Bay Area Video Coalition (San Francisco, CA)—due Monday, June 30th

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

Director of Communication and Brand Management, Philadelphia Mural Arts Program (Philadelphia, PA)—due Monday, June 30th

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

Station Director, Community Media Access Partnership (Gilroy, CA)—due Wednesday, July 9th

Development Associate, Educational Video Center (New York, NY)—due Friday, July 11th

Communications/Marketing Coordinator, Facets Multi-Media (Chicago, IL)—due Friday, July 11th

Program and Outreach Coordinator, Film Streams (Omaha, NE)—due Friday, July 11th

Job and Internship Coordinator, Bay Area Video Coalition (San Francisco, CA)—due Friday, July 18th

Staff Technologist, Center for Democracy and Technology (Washington, DC)—due Friday, July 18th

Program Director, Reel Works Teen Filmmaking (Brooklyn, NY)—due Monday, July 21st

Development Assistant, Three Dollar Bill Cinema (Seattle, WA)—due Wednesday, July 30th

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

Director of Development, Visual Communications and LA Asian Pacific Film Festival (Los Angeles, CA)—due Thursday, July 31st

Education Coordinator, Colorado Photographic Arts Center (Denver, CO)—due Friday, August 1st

Program Coordinator and Digital Media Educator, Outside the Lens (San Diego, CA)—due Friday, August 1st

Open until filled
Coordinator, Advancement, American Film Institute (Los Angeles, CA)

Executive Director, ArtSpan (San Francisco, CA)

Director of Campaigns, Brave New Films (Culver City, CA)

Documentary Researcher, Brave New Films (Culver City, CA)

Organizer, Brave New Films (Culver City, CA)

Corporate Relations Manager, BRIC (Brooklyn, NY)

Free Expression Fellow, Center for Democracy and Technology (Washington, DC)

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

Development Manager, Firelight Media (New York, NY)

Administrative Coordinator, Independent Television Service (San Francisco, CA)

Business Development Manager, Independent Television Service (San Francisco, CA)

Associate Programmer, Westchester Jewish Film Festival (Jacob Burns Film Center) (Pleasantville, NY)

Digital Media Librarian, the Juilliard School (New York, NY)

Institutional and Music Technology Specialist, the Juilliard School (New York, NY)

Accounting Manager, Kartemquin Films (Chicago, IL)

Director of Interactive, KCTS 9 (Seattle, WA)

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

Faculty, Pittsburgh Filmmakers (Pittsburgh, PA)

Development Manager, Salt Lake Film Society (Salt Lake City, UT)

Multimedia Teacher, Vision Education and Media (New York, NY)

Archive Specialist, Vision Maker Media (Lincoln, NE)

Producer, Vision Maker Media (Lincoln, NE)

Teaching Artists, Youth in Focus (Seattle, WA)

Youth Outreach Coordinator, Youth in Focus (Seattle, WA)


NTEN Webinars

Wrangling Stakeholders: Managing Internal Buy-In for Technology Projects
Wednesday, July 2nd • 11am to 12pm

$30 for members, $60 for non-members

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

free for everyone!

Why a Model for Web Content Matters
Thursday, July 24th • 11am to 12pm

$30 for members, $60 for non-members

How to Turn Your Program Into an Online Course
Wednesday, July 30th
ʉۢ 11am to 12pm
$30 for members, $60 for non-members
Grants and Awards
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. Regular 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. Regular 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. Regular 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

Call for Applications: Investing in Artists
California artists are eligible for grants of up to $6,000 (for artistic equipment and tools) or $10,000 (for "artistic innovation") through the Center for Cultural Innovation's Investing in Artists grant program. Deadline: Tuesday, July 1st

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. Final 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

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, 2014Regular deadline: Thursday, July 3rd 

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. Final deadline: Monday, July 7th

Sundance Documentary Fund
Grants of up to $50,000 (for production) and $20,000 (development/engagement) are available to documentary filmmakers worldwide working on cinematic, feature documentaries. Sundance seeks original projects exhibiting artful and innovative storytelling and contemporary relevance, as well as those with a high potential for public engagement (optional). Deadline: Tuesday, July 8th

Call for Applications: Fledgling Fund
Grants ranging from $5,000 to $30,000 are available for film and creative media projects. Fledgling funds projects worldwide, but all grantees must have a United States-based fiscal sponsor. Deadline: Tuesday, July 15th

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

NYWIFT Ravenal Foundation Feature Film Grant
The NYWIFT Ravenal Foundation Grant will support a woman second-time feature film director who is over 40 years of age in the production of a dramatic feature film with $7500. Grant funds may be used for pre-production, production or post-production. Deadline: Tuesday, July 15th

Call for Applications: Science on Screen
Museums with active film programs and nonprofit independent cinemas are eligible for grants of up to $8,500 to create their own Science on Screen programs. The Science on Screen series, begun by the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, MA, creatively pairs screenings of classic, cult, and documentary films with presentations by notable scientists and technology experts on topics raised in the films. Deadline: Wednesday, July 16th

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

Call for Submissions: Dallas Video Fest
Submissions are open for the 27th Dallas Video Fest. Submissions may be feature films, documentaries, shorts, animated works, or experimental projects. Dallas Video Fest specializes in independent, alternative, and noncommercial media. Final deadline: Friday, August 1st

Leeway Foundation Art and Change Grants
Project-based grants of up to $2,500 are available for women and trans artists doing art for social change in the Delaware Valley region. Deadline: Friday, August 1st
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