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eBulletin • December 2012
National Leadership Institute, applications available January 2013
Are you an experienced or new staff leader interested in building skills to create a more sustainable, multigenerational organization? Have you been feeling the pressure of day-to-day job demands without time to focus on your own development and renewal? Did you learn leadership “on-the-job” with few opportunities for feedback? Are you interested in strengthening your peer network?

Begun in 2000 in partnership with the Learning Commons as the Media Arts Leadership Institute (MALI), NAMAC's National Leadership Institute has since grown to be one of our most successful programs. This five-day intensive, inter-generational workshop brings together media and visual arts leaders every year to encourage and sustain visionary leadership.

We are delighted to announce that the NAMAC National Leadership Institute, a flagship program brought to you in partnership with the Learning Commons and through the generous support of our sponsors, returns in 2013. Applications will be released in January 2013 here. Learn more, begin lining up your references, and share this important opportunity with your colleagues, staff, and friends in the visual and media arts fields!

Member Announcements

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Support the Sustainers of Independent Media Arts 
For the last 12 years, Independent Arts & Media has provided a vital, complementary service – fiscal sponsorship. By supplying the back-end functions of a non-profit—accounting, taxes, oversight and accountability—IAM has created an incubator for non-commercial projects to grow and thrive. Independent Arts and Media will host their holiday fundraiser party on December 19th to raise the funds they need to continue doing this important work. If you’re not in the San Francisco Bay Area and would like to contribute, you can do so here:

Congratulations to the Philadelphia Youth Media Collaborative (PYMC)
Early in November, The Philadelphia Youth Media Collaborative learned that they had received a $50,000 grant from The Philadelphia Foundation to strengthen and amplify Philadelphia’s vibrant Youth Media sector. PYMC was founded in 2011 and in its first year, created a professional learning community and network to deepen relationships and leverage resources among program providers in Philadelphia. Learn about some of the innovative, student-led outcomes of this community, as well as the Collaborative’s plans for 2013, here:

Evaluating the Long-Term Impact of Youth Media Programs:
The Chicago Youth Voices Network, a collaborative of youth media professionals that includes several NAMAC Member organizations, has embarked on an evaluation process funded by The Robert R. McCormick Foundation, and supported by the Social IMPACT Research Center. This investigation will assess the degree to which hands-on education in media production and distribution contributes to developing productive, independent, and engaged citizens. Click here to read why we’re so thrilled to see this!

Save the Date: Media that Matters Conference, CSM
The Media That Matters Conference, presented by the Center for Social Media at American University, is an annual convening for established and aspiring filmmakers, nonprofit communications leaders, funders, and students who want to learn and share cutting-edge practices to make their media matter. On February 15, 2013, innovative media makers will convene at American University for include workshops, panels and networking on the hottest topics in socially engaged media making. Keep an eye out for early-bird registration announcements and see the Conference’s 2012 videos for inspiration.  

Meet NAMAC's Graphic Designer: Sam Kaplan
Have you ever found yourself wondering, hey, who makes those attention-grabbing images on the NAMAC site? Meet Sam Kaplan! Sam assembles and proofs NAMAC's eBulletins, maintains the NAMAC Job Bank and NTEN webinar listings, and designs graphics for Learn more about Sam here, and get in touch if you're in need of some web or graphic design help!

Support the NAMAC Community 
Many thanks to all of you who showed your support over the past year to NAMAC member organizations. Your energies and dollars have gone to disaster recovery, fundraising, program development, and consciousness-raising for a variety of organizations and ideas.

Eyebeam Art and Technology Center in NYC can still use our help. Visit their website at to learn more about the damage inflicted by Hurricane Sandy and what your dollars can do to help them recover. Donate here.

Our friend and yours, Belinda Rawlins, is a Policy Strategist by day and a rock-n-roller by night! Support her efforts to produce a record in honor of Record Store Day 2013 (#RSD13) here.

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Member Benefits

Discounted Submission Rate to Chicago Int'l Movies & Music Film Festival
Available to NAMAC Members and Affiliate Members. Visit this page to learn more about the Festival and how to redeem your discount. 

Heinz College Graduate Scholarship for NAMAC Members
Through the Carnegie Mellon University Heinz College educational partnership, Heinz is offering a $6,000 per semester minimum scholarship for NAMAC members enrolling in their full-time, Master of Arts Management degree program.

NTEN Membership and Webinar Discounts
NAMAC is proud to be in continued partnership with the esteemed team at the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN). 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 Capacity Building Grants
Call for Proposals for NAMAC’s 2013 Capacity Building Grants will be released next week!

NAMAC Members Featured on Twitter
Check out NAMAC Members Twitter List for a quick glance at Member activities! 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. Contact us with ideas on what types of services, programming, and membership benefits would best foster your work.
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Federal Communications Commission

Calls to Action

The Federal Communications Commission could vote at any time in early 2013 to drastically relax media ownership rules. Specifically, they want to gut the 30-year-old broadcast/newspaper cross-ownership rule. That means one company will be allowed to own a daily newspaper, two TV stations and up to eight radio stations. Not only will such media consolidation destroy any chances for diversity of viewpoints and perspectives, but it would also allow folks like Rupert Murdoch to continue monopolizing media content and distribution outlets. If you’d like to tell the FCC NO to media consolidation and YES to diversity in media, visit this page for several actions steps you can take.

NAMAC will continue to follow this story closely and will update you with major developments.

Cambridge Community Television


Engagement and Education Assistant, Independent Television Service (San Francisco, CA)—due December 31st

Community Media Training Coordinator, Cambridge Community Television (Cambridge, MA)—due January 2nd, 2013

Technology Skills Instructor, Youth Empowerment Services (Philadelphia, PA)—due January 3rd, 2013

Director of Development, Women's Media Center (Washington, DC)—due January 7th, 2013

Production Assistant, StoryCorps (Brooklyn, NY)—due February 4th, 2013

Open until filled:
Media Strategist, Active Voice (San Francisco, CA)

Executive Assistant, BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn (Brooklyn, NY)

Interim Director of Marketing and Communications, BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn (Brooklyn, NY)

Marketing Associate, BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn (Brooklyn, NY)

Marketing Manager, Community Media, BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn (Brooklyn, NY)

Partnership and Acquisition Manager, Community Media, BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn (Brooklyn, NY)

Production and Facility Assistant, Community Media, BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn (Brooklyn, NY)

Season Development Associate, Performing Arts, BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn (Brooklyn, NY)

Senior Community Producer Liaison, Community Media, BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn (Brooklyn, NY)

Video Editor, Common Sense Media (San Francisco, CA)

Development Associate, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (Durham, NC)

Teaching Artist, LEAP-NYC (New York, NY)

Development and External Relations Coordinator, Places Journal at Design Observer (San Francisco, CA)

Marketing and Communications Director, San Francisco Jewish Film Festival (San Francisco, CA)

Associate Director of Marketing, Sundance Institute (Los Angeles, CA)

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

Grants and Awards

ITVS Open Call for Completion Funds
The Independent Television Service funds, distributes, and promotes new programs primarily for public television. Open Call provides completion funds for single nonfiction public television programs on any subject, and from any viewpoint. Projects must have begun production as evidenced by a work-in-progress video. The online application will open for submissions four weeks prior to the deadline, which is January 11th.

San Francisco Film Society’s Visiting Filmmaker Program 
The SF Film Society’s Filmmakers in the Classroom program matches professional filmmakers with classrooms for a series of educational sessions over the course of the semester, culminating in the production of collaborative short film projects. If you are a classroom teacher in the Bay Area and would like to participate in the program, please make sure your classroom meets the criteria listed here. For more information, or to be considered for participation in the program, please contact Youth Education Manager Keith Zwolfer at or 415-561-5040.

Project Catalyst at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Fest 
Project Catalyst (formerly known as the C3: Project Market) will be held at the Directors Guild of America, May 4 – 5, 2013, during the 2013 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. Project Catalyst serves as a launchpad for filmmakers of Asian descent to showcase their narrative feature projects to Financiers, Producers, Production Companies, Artists, Agents, Managers and Industry Executives. Visit this page for eligibility requirements and information on how to apply. Early Submission Deadline: December 21, 2012

Documentary Development Funds
Catapult Film Fund provides development funding to documentary filmmakers who have a compelling story to tell, have secured access to their story and are ready to shoot and edit a piece for production fundraising purposes. Deadline: Thursday January 30, 2013

2013 New Media Women Entrepreneur Fund
J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism and the McCormick Foundation will fund 4 *women-led* media projects that show promise in creativity and sustainability. If you have an idea for a new website, mobile news service or other entrepreneurial initiative that would offer interactive opportunities to engage, inspire and improve news and information in a community, then apply today! Deadline to apply: Wednesday January 23, 2013

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Rutgers Film Coop/New Jersey Media Arts Center

Calls for Submissions

Super 8 MM Film Fest + Digital Video Festival
The 25th Annual United States Super 8mm Film + Digital Video Festival, sponsored by Rutgers Film Co-op / New Jersey Media Arts Center, will be held February 15-17, 2013 at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey. The Festival encourages any genre (animation, documentary, experimental, fiction, personal, etc.), but the work must have predominantly originated on Super 8mm/8mm film or Digital video or 8mm video formats. Deadline: Friday January 11, 2013, 12 PM EST

The Squealer Call for Writings
Squeaky Wheel's media arts publication seeks writings for its 2013 issue. Submissions should be responses to experiences in media art. These arts can include but are not limited to screenings of film and video, media exhibitions and installations, performances (dance, drama, music) that include technology, mobile media apps and events, websites, or any other media artwork that demands attention. Deadline: Friday, January 4, 2013

Squeaky Wheel’s Media Artist Residency
Squeaky Wheel’s International Media Artist and Filmmaker Residency is a 4-week residency open to media artists who reside outside of the Western New York Region. Details, requirements, and application form here. Deadline: Thursday January 31, 2013

NAMLE Conference Call for Proposals
The 2013 National Assocation for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) conference will reflect the reality that education is at a crossroads, with opportunities to push the boundaries in mixing old and new media, as well as combining no-, low-, and high-tech interactions that encourage society to share in the cultural production process of sense and meaning making. More information about NAMLE’s 2013 Conference (to be held July 12th and 13th in Torrance, CA) can be found here. Deadline for submissions: Friday, January 7th, 2013.

Alliance for Community Media 2013 Conference 
The Alliance for Community Media is requesting proposals for workshops & sessions to be held at the Annual Conference in San Francisco, May 29 to 31, 2013. Click here to access the RFP documentationDeadline: Thursday January 31, 2013.

San Francisco Cinematheque Crossroads 2013 Film Festival
San Francisco Cinematheque seeks submissions of recent films and videos for CROSSROADS 2013. Occurring in April at in San Francisco's  Victoria Theatre, CROSSROADS 2013 will showcase new film/video works by emerging and established filmmakers, including performance and works of "live cinema." Cinematheque seeks submissions of compelling non-commercial, artist-made work of all genres and durations. Deadline: December 31, 2012 and January 31, 2013 

Bay Area Youth Media Network Seeks Youth-Made Media!
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.

Chicago International Movies & Music Film Festival
CIMMfest is a 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. Submit your film through WithoutABox. Late deadline approaching: December 21, 2012. Extended WithoutABox deadline: January 18, 2013. NAMAC Members and Affiliate Members receive a generous discount on festival submission fees.

SF Green Film Festival
Film Submissions are now being accepted for the 3rd San Francisco Green Film Festival, to take place May 30-June 5, 2013. To qualify, productions MUST feature an aspect of sustainability or of the relationship between people and the planet. The 2013 Festival is particularly seeking films which cover the following issues: Water Resources, Green Chemistry, Biodiversity, and Eco Fashion. Late Deadline: Friday January 11, 2013

National Alliance for Media Arts and Cultur

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