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eBulletin • August 2014 | Supporting and Connecting the Media Arts
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Welcome NAMAC's New Executive Director 


NAMAC is pleased to announce Wendy Levy as our new Executive Director, effective September 1, 2014. Wendy replaces Jack Walsh, who served the organization for eleven years, 4 as Executive Director, 7 as Co-Director. 

"We are thrilled to welcome Wendy to the team,” said Nathaniel James, president of the NAMAC Board of Directors. “She is an inspiring leader who has always stayed ahead of the curve as rapid technological change has transformed the arts and media landscape. 


State & Main Conference Recap

If you couldn't make it to the NAMAC / ACM National Conference in Philadelphia, be a part of the ongoing discussion!


Meet the 2014 National Leadership Institute Delegates

Join us in congratulating these outstanding and versatile arts leaders from around the country. The cohort will convene at the Silver Falls Conference Center outside of Portland, Oregon in September, and continue convening remotely through six months of structured peer coaching. 

To participate in this unique opportunity for leadership development in the field, lookout for applications to NLI 2015, to be released next spring. 

Screen Art21 Season 7 for Free!
 

ART21, producer of the Peabody Award-winning series Art in the Twenty-First Century, invites NAMAC members to celebrate the premiere of Art21's newest season of films showcasing the work and words of contemporary artists. ART21 provides NAMAC screening partners everything you'll need for a turnkey screening: DVDs, postcards, posters, screening guides and a customizable press release. With the help of hundreds of partners, four new one-hour episodes from ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 7 will be shown across the U.S. and around the world beginning October 2014. MORE INFO.
 
NAMAC / BAVC / Active Voice Host Impact Social, 9/15

We are pleased to announce the first-ever Bay Area Impact Social The goal of an Impact Social is to create connections across disciplines, spark collaborations, seed ideas and inspire each other's creativity. Started in NYC by Borderline Media and the Impact Producers Group, Sundance joined this year. Join us for what we hope will be the first of many networking opportunities among Bay Area artists, creatives, strategists, and media professionals working for social change. September 15, 2014, 7-9pm, Oakland Impact Hub. REGISTER HERE 

MAG-Net Digital Dialogue on Net Neutrality

Listen to a Podcast of June's MAG-Net Digital Dialogue, "Preserving our Creative Channels: What an Open Internet Means for Arts, Culture and Creativity." Speakers include: Jack Walsh, (NAMAC); Cynthia Brothers (18 Million Rising, Culture Strike & Hyphen Magazine); Molly Murphy (Working Films); and co-moderated by Carlton Turner of Alternate ROOTS and Betty Yu of the Center for Media Justice.

GETTING REAL Documentary Film Conference

GETTING REAL is an unprecedented 3-day national conference for documentary filmmakers that will take place in Los Angeles from September 30 - October 2, 2014. GETTING REAL will feature over 20 sessions covering a variety of topics including career, art, impact, funding, distribution and ethics, as well as keynotes from doc filmmakers and leaders in the field. Produced by the International Documentary Association the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. MORE INFO.

What Are You Up To?

Sharing NAMAC Members' work with the national media arts community helps collectively strengthen the sector. Submit your announcements / news items for the September eBulletin via this link. 
The Joys of NAMAC Membership!

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

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.

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
 
President Obama Signs Bill Legalizing Cell Phone Unlocking
On August 1st, President Obama signed the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act, which passed in both the House and the Senate in July. Thanks to the bill, cell phone users can now unlock their phones and take them to whichever carrier they choose. Public Knowledge has a story on the history of cell phone unlocking reform.

State & Main 2014: A Media Policy Recap
"When State & Main began last week, the big news on the policy front was President Obama's August 5th announcement at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum in Washington that he opposed what's come to be called 'paid prioritization'—the idea that media companies should be able to pay ISPs for more bandwidth, and thus provide their customers with Internet 'fast lanes' offering better access to their services." NAMAC's Sam Kaplan recaps some of the conversations from State & Main's policy panels.
 

Jobs
 
Instructional Coach, Educational Video Center (New York, NY)—due Friday, August 29th

Youth Media Educator and Trainer, Manhattan Neighborhood Network (New York, NY)—due Saturday, August 30th

Operations Manager, Girls Who Code (New York, NY)—due Sunday, August 31st

Event and Partner Development Manager, Hack the Hood/Center for Media Change (Oakland, CA)—due Sunday, August 31st

Afterschool Program Instructor, Philadelphia Center for Arts and Technology (Philadelphia, PA)—due Sunday, August 31st

Educational Programs Outreach Manager, REACT to FILM (New York, NY)—due Sunday, August 31st

Educational Program Sales Manager, REACT to FILM (New York, NY)—due Sunday, August 31st

Development Director, Community Radio Project (Cortez, CO)—due Monday, September 1st

Artist in Residency, Philadelphia Mural Arts Program (Philadelphia, PA)—due Monday, September 1st

Executive Director, Community Media Access Partnership (Gilroy, CA)—due Tuesday, September 2nd

Development Associate, Film Forum (New York, NY)—due Tuesday, September 2nd

Director of Media Arts Education and Instructional Technology, City Parks Foundation (New York, NY)—due Friday, September 5th

Multimedia Specialist/Associate Producer, DCTV (Washington, DC)—due Friday, September 5th

Activity Specialist, Reel Works Teen Filmmaking (Brooklyn, NY)—due Friday, September 5th

Education Specialist, Reel Works Teen Filmmaking (Brooklyn, NY)—due Friday, September 5th

Media Instructor, Manhattan Neighborhood Network (New York, NY)—due Friday, September 19th

Development Grants Coordinator, POV (New York, NY)—due Saturday, October 18th

Open until filled
Research Coordinator, Americans for the Arts (Washington, DC)

Development Associate, Institutional and Individual Giving, Art21 (New York, NY)

Associate Director, Community Partnerships, BRIC (Brooklyn, NY)

Coordinator, Adult Education, BRIC (Brooklyn, NY)

Director, Open Internet Project, Center for Democracy and Technology (Washington, DC)

Development Coordinator/Individual Giving, Facets Multi-Media (Chicago, IL)

Director of Resource Development, Facets Multi-Media (Chicago, IL)

Digital Strategist and Website Manager, The HistoryMakers (Chicago, IL)

Video Production/Archival Assistant, The HistoryMakers (Chicago, IL)

Managing Editor, Pelican Bomb (New Orleans, LA)

Graphic Design Manager, Seattle International Film Festival (Seattle, WA)

Program Coordinator, Urban Arts Partnership (New York, NY)

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

Digital Media Instructor, After-School Digital Media Club, YWCA of the City of New York (New York, NY)
 
Grants and Awards
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. Extended deadline: Sunday, August 31st

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. Extended deadline: Sunday, August 31st

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. Regular deadline: Monday, September 1st

SFFS Project Development Funding

The Film Society is dedicated to supporting emerging and established filmmakers. Our project development and fiscal sponsorship program is designed to help you step by step through the process of getting your documentary film funded, made and seen. Deadline: Monday September 8th

Call for Entries: CAAMFEST 
CAAMFest is the nation’s largest showcase for new Asian and Asian American films, presenting approximately 130 works in San Francisco, Berkeley and Oakland. Since 1982, the annual festival has been an important launching point for Asian American independent filmmakers as well as a vital source for new Asian cinema. Regular Deadline: Monday  September 15th

Alternative Exposure Grant
Southern Exposure's Alternative Exposure grant program provides monetary awards—giving grants of up to $5,000—to foster the development and presentation of artist-led projects and programs in the San Francisco Bay Area that are direct, accessible, and open to the public. Funded activities may include a new exhibition or exhibition series, the ongoing work of an arts venue or collective, a public art project, a one-time event or performance, publications directly related to the visual arts, an online project, an artist residency, a series of film screenings, and more. Deadline: Thursday September 18th


Roy W. Dean Filmmaking Grant
This grant gives filmmakers a chance to get their films going or completed with an award of $2,500 in cash and $30,000 in film products and services. Films can be documentaries, short films, and features and must be unique and contribute to society. Deadline: Tuesday September 30th

San Francisco Int'l Film Festival: Call for Entries

The San Francisco International Film Festival (SFIFF), recognized throughout the world for its eclectic, intelligent and adventurous programs and live events, begins accepting submissions to SFIFF58 (April 23-May 7, 2015) Tuesday, September 2. Works in all genres, forms and lengths are considered. Early Bird Deadline: Monday October 6th

Tribeca Documentary Fund
The Tribeca Film Institute Documentary Fund furthers the development of exceptional character-driven, non-fiction works that spotlight contemporary themes with an original focus and bold, creative filmmaking. Grants of at least $10, 000 will be awarded in 2015 to feature-length documentaries with an intended length of at least 70 minutes and should creatively document unique character(s). Applications open September 5, 2014.  Deadline: November 5, 2014

 

 
 


NTEN Webinars

Town Hall: October 2014
Wednesday, October 8th • 10 to 11am
free for everyone!
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