Current Issues Fund - Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB)

Upper:  $100,000USD Lower:  $40,000USD 

         6/27/23 DLD

Current Issues Fund - Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB)

Funder

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Funder Type

Private Foundation or Non-Profit

Amount

Upper:  $100,000USD Lower:  $40,000USD

Funding requests may range from $40,000 up to $100,000.

Applicant Type

Minority only

Applicant/Institution Location

United States

Citizenship

United States

Activity Location

United States

Abstract

The LPB Current Issues Fund (CIF) provides production and post-production funding to documentary films from the Latino American perspective (60 or 90 minutes only) that explore contemporary civic and social justice issues, incorporate a journalistic approach into the filmmaking process, and have resonance for a U.S. national audience.

Journalistic practice must be integral to the project, with commitment to fairness, objectivity and accuracy. Journalistic practice is broadly defined and may include, but is not limited to extensive research, accessing public records and data, public accountability or investigative approach, transparency of sources, and a reliance on facts.

LPB is looking for stories that explore timely issues, demonstrate artistic storytelling and have potential to engage communities in civic discourse beyond the broadcast.

Eligibility

  • Applicant must be Latino/a, director and/or producer
  • Applicant must retain the copyright, artistic, budgetary and editorial control over the proposed project
  • Applicant must be at least 18 years of age, be citizens or legal residents of the United States or its territories, and have previous film or television experience demonstrated by detailed personnel bios or resumes
  • Only one application for a project may be submitted per review period and the applicant may not make submissions for any additional projects.
  • Applicants applying to the CIF are not eligible to apply to the PMCF with the same or different project.
  • First time full-length media maker applicants must have been producing other short format productions for at least three years.
  • Applicants must agree to create only one version of the documentary. (A re-edited version of the LPB funded program cannot be re-packaged for another television/broadcast network).
http://lpbp.org/current-issues-fund-guidelines/

Firelight Media Documentary Lab Open Call

$25,000USD 

         6/13/23 DLD

Firelight Media Documentary Lab Open Call

Funder

Firelight Media

Funder Type

Private Foundation or Non-Profit

Amount

$25,000USD

The Firelight Media Documentary Lab is an 18-month fellowship program. The Documentary Lab provides filmmakers with a $25,000 grant toward their projects as well as customized mentorship from prominent leaders in the documentary world, professional development retreats, and networking opportunities.

Applicant Type

Individuals: Early Career and Emerging in Field
Minority only

Applicant/Institution Location

United States

Citizenship

Unrestricted

Activity Location

United States

Abstract

Firelight Media’s flagship Documentary Lab seeks out and develops emerging filmmakers of color who make artful and innovative nonfiction films. The 18-month Documentary Lab provides filmmakers with customized mentorship from prominent leaders in the documentary world, as well as funding, professional development workshops, and networking opportunities.

We look for applicants who make artful and innovative documentary films that focus on underrepresented communities and provide new narratives about the most pressing issues of our time. Firelight Media will consider all types of long-form documentary projects – historical, investigative, personal, vérité, and experimental.

Eligibility

  • Only the director of the film is eligible to apply and enter the program. We can accept co-directors if they meet all eligibility requirements. If you’re applying with your co-director, please indicate that in your application. We cannot accept more than 2 directors per project.
  • Filmmaker must be from a racially and ethnically underrepresented community and be residing in the United States, Puerto Rico, and other U.S. territories.*
  • The project must be a long-form/feature-length documentary; the Lab does not accept short documentaries, series, or fiction projects of any kind.
  • Film must be a work-in-progress. We accept films from early production through production or post-production. We do not accept films in development, pre-production or completed films.
  • Filmmaker must be an emerging documentary filmmaker (working on their first or second feature length documentary).
  • Filmmaker cannot apply with a student film to the lab.

*Firelight Media accepts applications from filmmakers who identify as people of color based in the United States regardless of their citizenship status. At the moment, we do not accept filmmakers who are based internationally for this program.

http://www.firelightmedia.tv/documentary-lab
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