eBulletin • Jan. 2014 | Supporting and Connecting
Forward to Friend
From the NAMAC Desk

Mark your calendars: NAMAC / ACM National Conference: August 6 -- 8, 2014 in Philadelphia. We'll release details in the coming weeks, but in the meantime, whet your appetites with this energetic vid of our 2012 conference!

Seeking Nominations for NAMAC Board of Directors
NAMAC is now seeking nominations for candidates to run for positions on its Board of Directors. Send your nominations to Jack Walsh by January 31, 5pm PST.

Facebook Hates Us and What You Can Do About It
Not to be too Kanye about this, but Facebook may hate nonprofits. You may, like us, have seen a dip in your org's Page views. To get around it, we need people power! Tell your friends to follow NAMAC and your other fave media orgs. Create a "Media Arts" Interest List and add NAMAC & your fave orgs to it! Share! Share! Share our content with your networks and let's bring more visibility to the work of the media arts sector!

For more tips on more eyes, check out these FB tips from Lyndal Cairns.

What's Next for Alyce Myatt?
Alyce Myatt took a moment to reflect, with NAMAC ED Jack Walsh, on her time at the NEA and what she sees as the future of the media arts sector. This reflection also includes how you can stay in touch with Alyce through her independent consulting practice. Thanks for all you do, Alyce!


YouTube DoGooder Awards to Showcase Youth Media: Submit!
The DoGooder Awards recognizes the creative and effective use of video in promoting social good. This year, for the first time, DoGooder will host the "Most Inspiring Youth Media Award" category to showcase youth expression to new, national audiences! Submissions period is from February 1 through Feb 15. We will announce the awards package and awards sponsors shortly. 

This category is brought to you by NAMAC in partnership with the National Youth Media Network & with support from The National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE). 

NAMAC Advocates for Net Neutrality at FCC Townhall
On Thursday, January 9th, at an Oakland Town Hall meeting with FCC Chair Tom Wheeler, NAMAC Executive Director Jack Walsh offered testimony about the importance of protecting net neutrality. Over 200 people attended to hear powerful statements delivered to the Chairman from over twenty community-based social justice and cultural organizations. Follow the link to read Jack's comments in full and access additional comments from The Center for Asian American Media (a NAMAC Member Org who also provided testimony).

Storified Reflections from the Oakland FCC Townhall
Also, follow #OaklandVoices hash on Twitter!

Recording of "Learning in the Cloud: Three Tools for Media Education"
On Tuesday Jan. 28, NAMAC and NAMLE co-sponsored an online conversation to share three innovative tools -- FilmEd., Media Breaker, and OVEE -- developed for media makers, teaching artists, K12 media educators, and anyone interested in media literacy.

CIMMFest Offers Festival Submission Discount to NAMAC Members
For the second year in a row, the Chicago International Movies & Film Festival is offering discounted submission rates to NAMAC Members and Affiliate Members. Last DL: Jan 31. Thanks CIMMFest!

Notes from the Field
Media Arts news you can use from NAMAC Members and Allies

NEA's Media Arts Guidelines for Art Works & Challenge America Fast-Track
National Endowment for the Arts application guidelines are now available for Art Works and Challenge America Fast-Track. These guidelines are for projects anticipated to take place in 2015. The Art Works and Challenge America Fast-Track programs constitute 75% of the NEA's annual direct grantmaking. Depending on the type of project in the application, the Art Works deadline is either February 20, 2014 or July 24, 2014. The deadline for Challenge America Fast-Track is May 8, 2014.

Journalism in the Age of Surveillance & Other Media Consortium Conference Events
This year's Media Consortium Conference includes a full day of speakers and activities designed to help demystify internet surveillance and security. The second day of the conference includes a variety of panels on digital media storytelling and intersections between the media arts and journalism. Feb. 27 - March 1, Chicago.

Exhibition & Professional Dev. Opportunities for Young Media Makers
The team at Venice Arts has created a public and easy-to-use doc that aggregates a range of awesome opportunities for youth creatives — film festivals, photo/art competitions, internships, scholarships and more!

Save the Date for Media That Matters 2014!
The upcoming 10th anniversary conference will take place February 6-7, 2014, registration open in December.

Scholarships to 2014 NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference
The Nonprofit Technology Network is providing scholarships to the 2014 Nonprofit Technology Conference in Washington, DC, March 13 - 14, 2014 to support nonprofit organizations that would not otherwise be able to attend.

Arts Management Grad Students Available to Intern at Your Org!
Graduate students in Carnegie Mellon's Heinz College Master of Arts Management program, are available to intern at your org for the summer! Get in touch with CMU's MAM program on Twitter: @CMU_MAM.
Member Perks

CIMMFest Submission Discount
NAMAC Member orgs & their members have access to a significantly reduced submission rate for the 2014 Chicago International Movies & Music Film Festival. Deadline to submit: Jan 31, 2014
  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.

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.

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.

Calls to Action

Sign Free Press's and We the People's Petitions to Restore Net Neutrality

This month, the DC Circuit Court struck down the Federal Communications Commission's Open Internet Order that prevented Internet service providers from giving preferential treatment to some online content over other. (See Art Brodsky's insightful Huffington Post analysis for more.) The Court did, however, firmly establish that the power to create and enforce rules for the Internet rests with the FCC.

The time is now for the FCC, under the direction of new Chairman Tom Wheeler, to reclassify broadband service as a telecommunications, rather than an information, service. Major petitions are circulating at and on's We the People petitioning system—sign today, and help restore Net Neutrality!



Freelance Documentary Outreach Coordinator, Kindling Group (Chicago, IL)—due Friday, January 31st

Education Manager, Northwest Film Forum (Seattle, WA)—due Friday, January 31st

Box Office Manager, Washington Jewish Film Festival (Washington, DC)—due Friday, January 31st

Marketing/Events Coordinator, Olympia Film Society (Olympia, WA)—due Monday, February 3rd

Marketing and Outreach Director, Pacific Arts Movement (San Diego, CA)—due Monday, February 3rd

Film Festival Coordinator, Sprout (New York, NY)—due Monday, February 3rd

Teaching Artist: Gaming and Code Design, Urban Arts Partnership (New York, NY)—due Monday, February 3rd

IT Support Specialist, Ninth Street Media Consortium (San Francisco, CA)—due Tuesday, February 4th

Media and Instructional Coach, Educational Video Center (New York, NY)—due Friday, February 7th

Outreach Coordinator, Frameline (San Francisco, CA)—due Friday, February 14th

Program Manager, Digital Literacy, The Arc of the United States (Washington, DC)—due Saturday, February 15th

Development Director, Reel Works Teen Filmmaking (Brooklyn, NY)—due Monday, February 17th

Lead Development Writer, Youth Radio (Oakland, CA)—due Wednesday, February 19th

Open until filled
Press and Media Relations Manager, Americans for the Arts (Washington, DC)

TV News Director, Brooklyn Independent Media, BRIC (Brooklyn, NY)

Development Director, Free Spirit Media (Chicago, IL)

Production Manager, Human Interest Films (Los Angeles, CA)

Development Director, Pacific Arts Movement (San Diego, CA)

Program Manager and Office Coordinator, Vision Education and Media (New York, NY)

Director of Technology, ZeroDivide (San Francisco, CA)

NTEN Webinars

Six Keys to Post-Implementation Tech Project Success
Tuesday, January 28thʉۢ 11am to 12:30pm
$30 for members, $60 for non-members

Town Hall: January 2014
Tuesday, January 28thʉۢ 11am to 12pm
free for everyone

Using Google Analytics to Improve Your Website
Tuesday, February 4thʉۢ 11am to 12:30pm
$30 for members, $60 for non-members

Ten Ways to Get Out Your Integrated Marketing Message
Thursday, February 6thʉۢ 11am to 12:30pm
$30 for members, $60 for non-members

Keeping Up with the Joneses: Hot Topics in the Web World
Tuesday, February 18thʉۢ 11am to 12:30pm
$30 for members, $60 for non-members
Grants and Calls

Call for Entries: CIMMfest 2014
The Chicago International Movies and Film Festival is a one of a kind, four-day festival of outstanding, international films with music at their center. Alongside live music concerts, exhibits, and presentations, CIMMfest celebrates the inseparable connection between movies and music. Extended deadline: Friday, January 31st

Call for Entries: Dance Camera West 13th Annual Dance Media Film Festival
RESTRUCTURE Dance welcomes dance media in any dance style or genre. Categories include: screendance, short films, feature length, documentary, animation and interactive dance media. Dance Camera West and partners are also excited to invite college and high school students to submit dance media for the CalArts/Dance Camera West Emerging Artists Competition. There will be two categories within this competition, high school (grades 9-12) and college students. Final deadline: Friday, January 31st

Call for Entries: Lower East Side Film Festival
The L.E.S. Film Festival features the innovative work of exciting up and coming filmmakers and artists and showcases their work in the heart of the Lower East Side of Manhattan. L.E.S. is looking for feature films, live action shorts, animated shorts, documentary shorts, and music videos. Submit here. Regular deadline: Friday, January 31st

Nominations for Voqal Media Ideation Fellowship
The Voqal Fund's Media Ideation Fellowship is currently recruiting for its second class of paid fellows and is now requesting nominations for the program. If you know someone with groundbreaking ideas for technology and tools that can transform progressive politics or significantly advance social justice issues, you may want to nominate them for one of the two distinct fellowships: Emerging Professoinals or Graduate Students. Deadline: Friday, January 31st

Call for Entries: Project Catalyst
Project Catalyst provides a unique opportunity for media creatives of Asian descent to showcase their project to studios, networks, financiers, producers, production companies, agents and managers at the LA Asian Pacific Film Festival. Regular deadline: Friday, January 31st

DoGooder Youth Media Awards
Beginning February 1st, video submissions will be accepted via the DoGooder contest website for the "Most Inspiring Youth Media" Award. This category is open to media produced by youth aged 12 - 21 in partnership with a nonprofit. Submissions period: Saturday, Feb. 1st through Saturday Feb. 15th

U.S./Japan Creative Artists' Program
The U.S/Japan Creative Artists' Program provides support for up to five outstanding contemporary or traditional artists from the United States to spend a three-month residency in Japan. Eligible applicants are architects, choreographers, composers, creative writers, designers, media artists, playwrights, visual artists, or solo theater artists who work with original material (including puppeteers, storytellers and performance artists). Multidisciplinary artists and artistic directors of theater or dance companies are also eligible. Deadline: Saturday, February 1st

Call for Entries: Seattle International Film Festival
One of the largest and most highly attended film festivals in the United States, with 250 feature/documentary films and 150 short films SIFF has an audience of over 155,000 annually, and is consistently cited as one of the best "audience festivals" in the world. Seattle's love for film (Seattleites see more movies per capita than any other city in the nation) makes the city the most appropriate setting for new films to be seen, tested, and celebrated by everyone—film fan and filmmaker alike. Extended final online-only deadline: Monday, February 3rd

Open Society Fellowship
The program is designed to support individuals pursuing innovative and unconventional approaches to fundamental open society challenges. .The fellowship will fund work that will enrich public understanding and stimulate conversations. Project themes will cut across at least two areas of interest to Open Society such as human rights, government transparency, access to information and to justice, and the promotion of civil society and social inclusion. Deadline: Monday, February 3rd

2014 TWN Media Production Workshop
Starting its 37th year, the TWN Production Workshop provides an exceptional low cost "hands-on" training program with practical skills and resources for emerging filmmakers. This intensive 4-month program supports and trains filmmakers, prioritizing people from communities that historically have been marginalized, and with limited economic resources or access to mainstream educational institutions or training programs. With training in technical and storytelling tools to create fiction or documentary projects, the TWN Production Workshop take participants from pre-production, production to post-production, making a short 10-minute video project from conception to completion. The Production Workshop starts Wednesday, March 5th. Deadline: Monday, February 3rd

Spring 2014 SFFS/KRF Filmmaking Grant
Have a story? Looking for funding? Since 2009, the San Francisco Film Society's Filmmaker360 has awarded over $2.6 million to films—including the award-winning productions of Fruitvale Station, Short Term 12, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Mosquita y Mari, and Circumstance—through our SFFS/KRF Filmmaking grant, a collaboration between SFFS and the Kenneth Rainin Foundation. Apply now to the Spring 2014 round! Open to any narrative film that through plot, character, theme or setting explore human and civil rights, anti-discrimination, gender and sexual identity, and other social issues of our time. Late Deadline: Wednesday, February 5th

Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund
The Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund seeks feature-length documentaries that are in production or post-production with the intended premiere exhibition in late 2013 or 2014. Deadline: Wednesday, February 5th

NALAC Fund for the Arts
NALAC Fund for the Arts provides a variety of grants to assist U.S.-based Latino artists and arts organizations in the development, creation, presentation and sustainability of artistic excellence, as well as the opportunity to participate in activities that contribute to professional and organizational growth. Deadline: Thursday, February 6th

Call for Entries: Cannes Emerging Filmmaker Showcase
Founded in 1997, The Emerging Filmmaker Showcase provides an opportunity for young filmmakers to have their work seen by Cannes Festival and Film Market attendees. Prizes will be awarded to filmmakers and the top 12 to 16 films will be screened in a special “Emerging Filmmaker” showcase at The American Pavilion in Cannes. Deadline: Friday, February 7th

Fledgling Fund Spring Cycle
The Fledging Fund grants support outreach and audience engagement for social issue documentaries and range from smaller planning grants to implementation grants for projects that have a clear plan ready to launch. A small number of these grants support post-production for timely projects that have strong social change potential. Deadline: Friday, February 7th

Global Governance Futures Fellowship
The Global Governance Futures program (GGF) is bringing together young professionals to look ahead to the year 2025 and recommend ways to address key global challenges. GGF 2025 will assemble 25 individuals from Germany, China, Japan, India and the United States to form three working groups that focus on internet governance, geoengineering governance or global arms control in the year 2025. Deadline: Monday, February 10th

Southern Circuit Tour of Filmmakers
Southern Circuit is now accepting film submissions for the 2014/2015 season. As the nation's first regional tour of independent filmmakers, Southern Circuit provides filmmakers with the paid opportunity to participate in a tour of the Southeastern United States, screen their films for new audiences, and engage audiences in discussions about the content and production of their films. Deadline: Friday, February 14th

Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America
This initiative supports the presentation of dance, music, and theater artists and ensembles and encourages arts presenters to reach new audiences, including communities with origins in Latin America that reflect the demographic changes that have taken place in the U.S. over recent decades. Administered by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, it funds projects that are developed collaboratively by presenter consortia based in the United States and its territories and ensure that engagements take place in at least three (and a maximum of five) different cities or towns. Deadline: Friday, February 28th

Flaherty Seminar Fellowships
The Flaherty is currently offering six Fellowships which provide economic support to applicants interested in attending the Seminar. Fellowships apply to graduate students, media professionals / producers in Philadelphia, emerging or mid-career professionals, and more. Deadline: Monday, March 3rd

Vision Maker Media Public Media Fund
With funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), the Vision Maker Media Public Media Content Fund will award support to projects with a Native American theme and significant Native involvement that ultimately benefits the entire public media community. Deadline: Friday, March 14th

NAMAC fosters and fortifies the culture and business of independent media arts. Through dialogue, collaboration, research, and advocacy, we connect, organize, and develop organizations. Take a look at our member benefits.
Friend on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
Follow artsENGAGE Tumblr
Copyright © 2014 The ALLIANCE, All rights reserved.