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eBulletin • March 2013
InterActing with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Talking Copyright, Live and Online!

NAMAC is pleased to announce the next installment of our #InterActs Series, a series of online roundtables hosted in collaboration with The Daily Dot. On Wednesday March 27, at 3 PM EDT, we will be discussing the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. This live Google Hangout will be moderated by NAMLE Board Member, David Cooper Moore, and include an interdisciplinary panel of filmmakers, legal experts, tech experts, creators, fans, advocates, and educators. Together, the panelists will introduce the two clauses of the DMCA most at issue in creative practice -- the Safe Harbor and Anti-Circumvention provisions -- and how these clauses are being used (or misused) by copyright holders, and impacting (or threatening) creators' fair use of copyrighted material. Join us online! Live right here at 3pm EDT on Wed. March 27.

Watch "Emerging Media Arts Standards" Connector Session with Dain Olsen
On Monday March 11, 2013, NAMAC and a burgeoning collective, the National Youth Media Network, kicked-off their bi-monthly, online Connector Sessions. This inaugural Connector presented an online conversation with Dain Olsen, the Media Arts Committee Chair for the National Commission of Core Arts Standards (NCCAS). He and his colleagues from NCCAS (national representatives from across the arts and education spectrum) are currently working on national standards for a “fifth discipline” that they hope to release in June and begin piloting next fall. The conversation was wonderfully moderated by Lucia Palmarini from the Community Television Network (CTVN) in Chicago. Watch video of that conversation, and read some takeaway comments from SpyHop Executive Director, Kasandra VerBrugghen, here.

National Leadership Institute 2013

Many thanks to all who submitted applications to National Leadership Institute 2013. We are currently reviewing applications and will release this year's delegates soon! If you did not get a chance to apply this year, the Institute will return in 2014, so mark your calendars and make sure you apply!

Member Announcements

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SF Cinematheque's Crossroads 2013View the Impossible Dreams: Support SF Cinematheque’s Crossroads 2013
This April, San Francisco Cinematheque launches Crossroads 2013, an acclaimed showcase of 51 films by 48 artists from around the world. To help make this cinematic spectacular come to life, SF Cinematheque is asking for your support. Join their Kickstarter campaign by April 4th to nurture Crossroads 2013’s leadership as a go-to place for the latest in experimental film.

And if that’s not enough to entice you: one of their rewards includes a tote bag with a drawing made by George Kuchar for Cinemathque in 1995!

A Collective of Nonprofit Journalistic Organizations Revive the Fourth Estate
“No group of journalistic organizations has been more dedicated or effective than the members of the Media Consortium, a network of more than 60 media organizations, most of which are nonprofit or for-profit businesses focused on a social mission.”

The Chronicle of Philanthropy describes the impetus behind the founding of The Media Consortium, and the great social impact that the Consortium is having on democracy, access to information, and civic participation in the United States.

Welcome New Members

Maiden Alley Cinema is a theater in Paducah, Kentucky that serves as the permanent home of the Paducah Film Society. Through the Cinema, the PFS screens films, hosts community film events, and provides educational film programming. The Film Society aims to go "beyond the visible business aspect of film as Hollywood uses it and into the heart of what film can offer us in the way of documentary, animation, experimental, and narrative filmmaking."

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Member Benefits

Registration Discount to Free Press National Conference for Media Reform
Our friends at Free Press are offering all NAMAC members (that includes Affiliate Members!) a discount on registration to the National Conference for Media Reform. More info on how to redeem your discount here. But hurry! Last day to register is March 31, 2013.

Members-Only Webinars
Join us for a series of conversations available to NAMAC Members, Affiliate Members, Independent and Student Members, and Organizational Partners. Upcoming webinars include Managing Burnout with Dewey Schott, on April 10th. For a sense of the great learning that takes place in these webinars, check out a recap from Social Media for Your Nonprofit.

NAMLE Membership Discounts
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. Learn more about how you can redeem your discount here.

NTEN Membership and Webinar Discounts
NAMAC is proud of its 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!
  • Free introductory membership or 10% discount on a renewing membership with NTEN. Learn more about what the NTEN membership will mean for you here.
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 and support for your membership. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with ideas on what types of services, programming, and membership benefits would best foster your work in the independent media arts.

Free Speech TV


Photography Program and Event Coordinator, The AjA Project (San Diego, CA)—due March 29th

Development Director, Free Speech TV (Denver, CO)—due April 1st

Development and Marketing Manager, Video Data Bank (Chicago, IL)—due April 1st

Distribution Manager, Video Data Bank (Chicago, IL)—due April 1st

YBCA:YOU Senior Program Manager, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco, CA)—due April 1st

Community Journalism and Membership Development Coordinator, Cambridge Community Television (Cambridge, MA)—due April 5th

Membership Coordinator, National Association for Media Literacy Education (Telecommute)—due April 5th

Get Radio Campaign! Applicant Support Case Manager, Prometheus Radio Project (Philadelphia, PA)—due April 10th

Bilingual Mobile Facilitator, StoryCorps (Brooklyn, NY)—due April 12th

Mobile Facilitator, StoryCorps (Brooklyn, NY)—due April 12th

Dean of the College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts, University of Illinois at Chicago (Chicago, IL)—due April 24th

Film and Media Director, Westport Arts Center (Westport, CT)—due May 1st

Open until filled:
Foundation and Government Grants Manager, BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn (Brooklyn, NY)

Youth Media Education Coordinator, BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn (Brooklyn, NY)

Library Media Specialist, DC Public Schools (Washington, DC)

Project Coordinator, The Film Foundation (Los Angeles, CA)

HoopsHIGH Program Coordinator, Free Spirit Media (Chicago, IL)

Co-Director, Global Action Project (New York, NY)

Filmmaker in Residence, Interlochen Center for the Arts (Interlochen, MI)

Associate Creative Director, Public Broadcasting Service (Arlington, VA)

Seasonal Special Events Jobs, Seattle International Film Festival (Seattle, WA)

Workshop Coordinator, Squeaky Wheel (Buffalo, NY)

Associate Manager, Development Communications, StoryCorps (Brooklyn, NY)

Associate Manager, Program Promotion, StoryCorps (Brooklyn, NY)

Evaluation Specialist, StoryCorps (Brooklyn, NY)

Education and Career Pathways Coordinator, Youth Radio (Oakland, CA)

Multimedia Producer/Instructor (Photo, Video, Online), Youth Radio (Oakland, CA)
The San Francisco Foundation

Grants and Awards

Bay Area Documentary Fund
The San Francisco Foundation Bay Area Documentary Fund (BADF) supports films that explore timely and compelling social justice issues from communities that have been historically underexposed, misinterpreted, or ignored. In recognition of the many award-winning documentaries that have emerged from the Bay Area, the Foundation seeks applications from accomplished film, video, and digital media artists. Grants ranging from $10,000 to $25,000 are given to support the early production phase of documentary projects by experienced filmmakers living in the Bay Area with an esteemed body of previously created work. Deadline: April 12.

Harpo Foundation Invites Letters of Inquiry from Visual Arts and Nonprofit Arts Organizations
The Harpo Foundation is accepting applications from visual artists, as well as from nonprofit organizations that support visual artists, whose work advances and crosses the boundaries of artistic disciplines. The foundation awards between ten and fifteen grants annually. In general, grant requests should not exceed $10,000 per year. Proposals are evaluated on the basis of the quality of the artist's work, the potential to expand aesthetic inquiry, and the strength of its relationship to the foundation's priority to provide support to visual artists who are under-recognized. More info on guidelines and how to apply here. LOI Deadline: April 5.

Call for Film/Video Programs: Exuberant Politics
“Exuberant Politics” is issuing a call for film/video programmers, activist archivists, and DIY curators to propose 70-90 minute programs of moving image work featuring exuberant, vivacious, and creative responses to historical and contemporary political issues. They are particularly interested in proposals that combine projects by politically-engaged artists’ with creative activism undertaken by people who do not identify as artists. Proposals should include a 250 word description of the program, a tentative list of works (with short synopses and runtimes), and a 250 word narrative bio of the programmer. Submit via email by April 21. Submissions will be reviewed, selected, and notified by May 5.

Call for Instructors and Presenters
The Summer Institute in Digital Literacy in Providence will be held July 14 - 18, 2013. They are seeking dynamic and engaging presentations from teachers, librarians, college faculty, ed tech entrepreneurs and media professionals. You’ll get to work shoulder-to-shoulder with world-class experts in digital literacy and assist with program development and implementation. Use this form to submit a proposal for consideration. Deadline to submit a proposal is April 30. You will be notified by May 15 if your proposal has been accepted. Presenters pay no tuition to participate in the program but assume responsibility for their travel and accommodations.

Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Grant Opportunity
(via Working Films February newsletter)
The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation for Documentary Photography & Film will award a $5,000 (USD) grant to a single, completed "short-short" documentary film project. All entries must be individual, stand-alone documentary films between 10 and 20 minutes in length and completed no earlier than November 15, 2011. The grant is open to up-and-coming, non-professional filmmakers and directors. Participants must be committed to the field of reportage and documentary filmmaking. For more on submission rules and details, visit their website. Deadline: Midnight EDT, May 31.

Filmmaker-in-Residence at Interlochen Center for the Arts
The Filmmaker-in-Residence at Interlochen Center for the Arts is a one-semester position teaching secondary students in the Motion Picture Arts Division. Teaching responsibilities include one section of Production Workshop and one section of a cinematic arts course developed in conjunction with the director of Motion Picture Arts. Filmmakers-in-Residence are provided with a classroom office, computer, e-mail/network account, lunch, one-bedroom apartment, stipend of $7500.00 optional insurance, a formal screening of work. They also enjoy the camaraderie of other filmmakers and the pleasure/challenge of teaching young filmmakers. Begin your application process by click the "I Am Interested" green button on this page. Rolling Deadline, open until filled.

OVAC Grant for Artists
The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition Grants program was created to: a) Assist Oklahoma artists in the creation of works of visual art for public presentations; b) Assist Oklahoma artists in the professional development of their careers; c) Create opportunities to strengthen collaborations between artists, the arts community and other activities that relate art to communities in Oklahoma. Read more about eligibility requirements and awards here. Applicants must be residents of Oklahoma to apply. Next deadline: April 15, 2013.

Looking@Democracy Challenge
The Looking@Democracy challenge is offering a total of $100,000 in prize money for short, provocative media submissions designed to spark a national conversation about how we can all come together to strengthen American democracy. Create and send short digital media content that either tells a story about why government is important to our lives, or tells how we might together strengthen American democracy. Your submission can come in many formats such as short videos, audio stories, animation, music videos, public service announcements, infographics, graphic art, even Facebook and iPhone apps. They all just need to be digital so they can be shared electronically. More info here. Deadline: April 30, 2013.
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation

Calls for

Bay Area Youth Media Network Festival
The Bay Area Youth Media Network (BAYMN) is now accepting submissions for BAYMN FEST, its first annual youth media festival, taking place June 1–2, 2013 at the San Francisco Public Library. BAYMN FEST is an interactive showcase of media produced by youth ages 12–24. Through screenings, workshops, a transmedia gallery and networking opportunities, BAYMN FEST will be a place for young artists to share their work—and win cash prizes and media-making tools! Visit this link for submission guidelines and application form. Deadline: April 1, 2013

Mid-Atlantic Arts On Screen/In Person Touring Film Festival
The purpose of On Screen/In Person is to provide exhibition opportunities for independent filmmakers; provide access to film programming of excellence to audiences across the mid-Atlantic region; and to provide communities with opportunities that engender greater understanding of the filmmakers work and enhance the viewing experience. Visiting filmmakers work with host sites to develop their participation in community activities that provide context and greater appreciation for their respective work and the art of film.  Films, including animation, documentaries, experimental and narrative work, ranging in length from 40 minutes to 120 minutes, are encouraged to apply. Learn more here, and apply here via Withoutabox. Extended Deadline: April 1, 2013

San Diego Asian Film Festival
Named by USA Today as one of the 10 reasons to visit San Diego, the annual San Diego Asian Film Festival is the flagship event of Pacific Arts Movement (formerly the San Diego Asian Film Foundation), a non-profit media arts organization specializing in Asian and Asian American cinema. Learn more about how to submit your film here. Earlybird Deadline: April 12, 2013

Nonprofit Technology Network

Upcoming NTEN

National Alliance for Media Arts and Cultur

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