numerous opportunities for filmmakers in the latest IFP Newsletter

A bunch of good opportunities in the latest IFP newsletter. Sign up HERE for the complete listing.


IFP's 2014 Independent Filmmaker Labs Open for Submissions

IFP's unique yearlong mentorship program supports first-time feature directors when they need it most:  through the completion, marketing and distribution of their films.  Focusing exclusively on low-budget features (<$1million), this highly immersive program provides filmmakers with the technical, creative and strategic tools necessary to launch their films – and their careers. Through the Labs, IFP works to ensure that talented emerging voices receive the support, resources, and industry exposure necessary to reach audiences. Open to all first time feature documentary and narrative directors with films in post-production. Twenty projects (10 documentaries and 10 narratives) are selected for the annual program which has three components: the Time Warner Completion Lab in the spring, the Marketing Lab in September, and the Distribution Lab in December. All Lab projects also automatically participate in the Project Forum of IFP’s Independent Film Week. Lab alumni projects include Stacie Passon's Concussion (RADiUS-TWC), Alexandre Moors' Blue Caprice (Sundance Selects), Penny Lane's Our Nixon (CNN Films and Cinedigm), Daniel Patrick Carbone's Hide Your Smiling Faces (Tribeca Film), Lotfy Nathan's 12 O'Clock Boys (Oscilloscope), Lucy Mulloy's Una Noche (Sundance Selects), Omar Mullick & Bassam Tariq's These Birds Walk (Oscilloscope), Dee Rees' Pariah (Focus Features), and Terence Nance's An Oversimplification of Her Beauty (Variance Films).

Upcoming deadlines for the 2014 Labs are March 7 (Documentary) and April 4 (Narrative). For more info and to apply, click here.


Apply Now to IFP’s Premiere International Producing Program, Trans Atlantic Partners

IFP is thrilled to announce that our Trans Atlantic Partners (TAP) program is now accepting applications for 2014! TAP is a program for U.S. independent producers with more than five years of professional experience in the film and television industry (and at least one feature film or TV series produced) looking to expand their networks and learn more about how to finance, structure and produce international co-ventures. The program includes intensive hands-on-training, one-on-one meetings with key industry professionals, case studies, & sales, distribution, and legal training.

Recent IFP alumni producers include Nekisa Cooper (Pariah), Soojin Chung (Escape from Tomorrow), Jennifer Fox (My Reincarnation), Alex Johnes (The House I Live In), Susan Lewis (The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete), and Ryan Zacarias (I Used to Be Darker).

The deadline to apply is March 25, 2014. For more information and to apply today, go here.

Call for Entries



Application Opens: February 3, 2014

HBOAccess is a program that provides project development, mentorship, and master classes to diverse directors. At the end of the four-week session in June filmmakers will be given a budget to create short form content for HBO to be shot in late summer. The application process will open on February 3, 2014 and close on March 3, 2014 or the date we reach the submission cap, whichever occurs first. Submissions must be made through Without A Box, and will be capped at 500.

Apply Here


SAG-AFTRA Low Budget Agreements Made Simple

6PM Thursday, 2/13 at SAG's NY and LA Branches

Important Notice: New York Offices Have Moved to a New Location! Our brand new space is located on the 5th floor at 1900 Broadway, across from Lincoln Center between 63rd and 64th streets.

SAG-AFTRA Theatrical Business Representatives will walk you through signing SAG-AFTRA Low Budget Agreements from start to finish. Workshops are held the 2nd Thursday of every month from 6 to 8pm, and are FREE. Workshops fill up quickly so RSVP now! If you sign up for a workshop but can't attend you must call to cancel your reservation no later than 48 hours before the workshop. For more information and to RSVP, click here.



Introducing Scriptapalooza's

Pitching your idea to the Hollywood elite just got easier. Record yourself pitching your movie or TV show idea, and upload it to igottapitch. Established industry professionals will view your video, and connect with you. No more unattainable meetings. No stress. No closed doors. Just you in control of your career. Pitchfests are awkward and uncomfortable, igottapitch is not.

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4th Annual Northside DIY Film Competition

The winning feature and short films will be awarded over $10,000 in value and services! Northside will also host a special screening of the winning films with an after-party to celebrate our award-winning filmmakers and their crew. Plus, your film will be watched by some of the coolest names in the 'biz, as past jurors of the competition have included Rosie Perez, Ted Hope (Producer), Scott Macaulay (Editor, Filmmaker Magazine), and Alex Karpovsky (Actor, Girls and Director, Red Flag). 2014 Jurors include Matthew Grady (Factory 25) and Kentucker Audley (NoBudge Films, Sun Don't Shine) with more to be announced.

Deadline: March 3, 2014. For more information and to submit your film, click here.



Asian Side of the Doc 2014

Register now for Asian Side of the Doc 2014, the key market for documentary producers, broadcasters and distributors. Four days of networking, meetings, pitching sessions, conference sessions and social events to connect you with the booming Asian factual TV market.

Be one of the 600 participants and register online before March 7th, 2014.

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Sundance Institute Short Film Challenge

Sundance Institute has started a new project that will use independent filmmaking to shed light on poverty and hunger around the world. The competition, which will receive support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, invites submissions of short documentary or narrative films (of 3-8 minutes) that depict innovations being made by individuals to combat poverty. The chosen films will receive a $10,000 grant and an invitation to a private screening of the films at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Submissions are free and due before July 1, 2014.

To learn more about the project and how to enter, click here.


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Snap Judgement seeks PAID graphics/video intern, Oakland, CA

Our friends at Snap Judgement are looking for a graphics/video intern – PAID. Here's the link to the Craigslist Ad. Also pasted below.


Graphics and Film Internship (oakland downtown)

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Snap Judgment is the smoking-hot storytelling show that broadcasts on NPR stations nationwide, based in Oakland, California. Hosted by Glynn Washington, winner of the Public Radio Talent Quest, the show is an edgy multi-platform experience redefining expectations for public media.  

The graphics and video intern will assist with the production of all our web graphics and visual content to support our weekly radio show, help film and edit our live stage shows, and help drive our social media and other promotional strategies.

Interns are expected to work between 20 — 35 hours a week at our downtown Oakland studios.


Snap Judgment interns should have an interest in storytelling, and narrative craft. We are looking for people who want to rock a story.

Knowledge of photography and graphics design principle such as composition, typography, and color. A strong foundation with Photoshop is a must.

Working knowledge of DSLR's and lighting for video.

Experience editing in either Premiere, Avid, or Final Cut (we're on Premiere.)

Understanding of common audio, video, and image file formats in both a Windows and Mac environment.

Skills in After Effects and with motion graphics are a huge plus!

How to Apply:

Interns must already live commuting distance from our downtown Oakland studio.

This is a six month paid position.

Please head over to our website and listen to a few of our stories.  Then e-mail us with your resume, links to examples of your video and graphics work, and a cover letter explaining what you will bring to the position, your professional experience, as well as what you hope to gain from the internship.

E-mail ONLY please!

Peace and soul! We can't WAIT to hear from you . . .

  • Compensation: $12.00 per hour.
  • This is an internship job
  • Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
  • do NOT contact us with unsolicited services or offers
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TransX Transmission Art Symposium call for presos, deadline Feb 28

Call for papers and performances from the TransX Transmission Art Symposium. Deadline Feb 28.

New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) is pleased to announce the 2014 edition of the TransX Transmission Art Symposium
with Keynote speakers Anja Kanngieser and Jessica Thompson
May 22 – 25, 2014

We are now inviting proposals for papers, presentations and performances
For More Information
To Submit:

The proceedings from the 2013 TransX Transmission Art Symposium are here:
To listen to the presentations from the 2013 TransX Transmission Art Symposium go to:

NAISA is now inviting submissions for papers and performances:

Rooted in the earliest experiments with radio, Transmission Art has continued to flourish into the 21st Century with experiments using wireless communications technology over the past 100 years, including the exploration of a variety of mobile-based platforms and lesser-known forms of transmission, such as VLF. The terrain of transmission art is dynamic and fluid, always open to redefinition.

The TransX Transmission Art Symposium, part of the Deep Wireless Festival of Radio & Transmission Art, will focus on Transmission Art, with particular interest in contributions that summarize, examine or reframe traditions and histories of transmission art practices, technology, education and pedagogy. Additionally, we are very interested in presentations that go beyond the local contingent to give a sense of how new technologies of international transmission activity might be experienced. Proposed presentations and performances that combine the themes of Transmission Art and “Undo/Redo” are also especially welcome.

All symposium contributions will be webcast live, and text proceedings will be published after the symposium on the NAISA web-site. Please go to for specific guidelines on paper and performance submissions.

We look forward to seeing you, your colleagues, collaborators and students in Toronto in May!

Important Information
28 Feb Deadline for receipt of proposals @ 11:59 PM EST
21 March Notification of acceptance
15 April Attendance confirmation
22 April Symposium registration and submission of final materials.
22 May Symposium opening reception and performances
22–25 May Symposium sessions
23–24 May Deep Wireless Festival performances

Symposium registration fees (General): $70
Symposium registration fees (Student): $40
(both rates include admission to all performances)

Questions and requests for further information can be directed to:
Nadene Thériault-Copeland –

Review Committee:
Steve Bates, Independent artist
Anna Friz, post-doctoral fellow, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Heidi Grundmann, Kunstradio
Galen Joseph-Hunter, Executive Director Wave Farm
Katie Kehoe, artist
Dan Lander, artist
David Ogborn, McMaster University
Tetsuo Kogawa, Radioartist, Media Critic, Director of Goethe Archive Tokyo
Jim Ruxton, Director of Programs, Subtle Technologies Festival
Don Sinclair, York University
Debashis Sinha, Sound Artist
Jessica Thompson, University of Waterloo
Helen Thorington, Co-Director of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc
Gregory Whitehead, radio artist / co-editor of Wireless Imagination
Elisabeth Zimmermann, Kunstradio
NAISA Inquiries & general information:

Nadene Thériault-Copeland
Executive Director
New Adventures in Sound Art
Address: Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St #252, Toronto, ON M6G 4C7
Tel 416 652 5115

NAISA current/upcoming events:

TransX Transmission Art Symposium
Call for Papers & Performances
Deadline February 28, 2014

For More Information
To Submit:

Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium
Call for Papers & Performances
Deadline February 24, 2014

For More Information
To Submit:

Currently @ the NAISA Space "Flash Orchestra" by Eric Powell

Follow us on:
You Tube
Soundcloud www.soundcloud/NAISA

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[conferences] Win a Trip to That Big Tech Festival in Austin This March

Not sure if there's a catch, but this seems like a pretty awesome prize if you're into this sort of thing…

  Independent Filmmaker Project + General Assembly present  
Win a Trip to that Big Tech Festival in Austin this March
Win a trip to Austin
Get festive with GA. This March, one lucky winner and three friends will have the opportunity to attend the festival-that-cannot-be-named in style and meet some of the top thought leaders in the tech world. The prize package includes:

  • Round-trip airfare from anywhere in North America, Europe, or Australia to Austin, TX this March 7 – March 11
  • Four nights at a private house with entrepreneurs, investors, and a pool
  • Meetings with tech industry experts hailing from NYC, SF, and LA
  • VIP access to the second annual House Party on March 8, hosted by General Assembly & Splash
  • $1,000 Uber credit to ride in style around the city

 Enter Now 

In partnership with:
HipmunkNettedSplashStudent UniverseTech CocktailBrightest Young ThingsWorn CreativeNo Kings Collective

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NLGJA Opens Applications for 2014 Awards

Two awards from the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association. Details and links below. Deadlines May 1.


The National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association is now accepting submissions for its 2014 Excellence in Journalism Awards and the Al Neuharth Innovation in Investigative Journalism Award. Work published or broadcast in 2013 is eligible and submissions are due Thursday, May 1, 2014. Submission forms and details are available at

Excellence in Journalism Awards

The NLGJA Excellence in Journalism Awards were established in 1993 to foster, recognize and reward excellence in journalism on issues related to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

For the first time, NLGJA will recognize excellence in blogging as a category for the Excellence in Journalism Awards. The category aims to offer further recognition of the work done for independent outlets.

Work may be submitted for the 2014 NLGJA Excellence in Journalism Awards in the following categories:

Special recognition awards:

  • Journalist of the Year
  • Sarah Pettit Memorial Award for the LGBT Journalist of the Year

Print/online awards:

  • Excellence in HIV/AIDS Coverage
  • Excellence in News Writing
  • Excellence in Feature Writing
  • Excellence in Opinion/Editorial Writing
  • Excellence in Blogging
  • Excellence in Online Journalism
  • Excellence in Multimedia
  • Excellence in Photojournalism
  • Excellence in Student Journalism

Broadcast awards:

  • Excellence in Network Television
  • Excellence in Local Television
  • Excellence in Radio

Past winners of special recognition awards have included: Michael Luongo (2013 Journalist of the Year), Lila Shapiro (2013 Sarah Pettit LGBT Journalist of the Year), Steven W. Thrasher (2012 Journalist of the Year) and Chris Geidner (2012 Sarah Pettit LGBT Journalist of the Year). 

Al Neuharth Award

The Al Neuharth Award for Innovation in Investigative Journalism, funded by the Gannett Foundation, is given to the person or team who best uses innovative approaches for investigative reporting. Selection is based on the quality and creativity of the work submitted.

The recipient of The Al Neuhart Award will also receive a $5,000 prize, to be awarded August 21, 2014 in Chicago at the NLGJA Awards Reception. The winner does not have to be present at the ceremony to receive the award.

The award, renamed this year to honor Al Neuharth, was first awarded in 2013 to April Hunt of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for her article, "Faulty Fire Gear."

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About the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association

NLGJA is an organization of journalists, media professionals, educators and students working from within the news industry to foster fair and accurate coverage of LGBT issues. NLGJA opposes all forms of workplace bias and provides professional development to its members. For more information, visit the NLGJA website at

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Snap Judgment Call for Pitches

The latest call for pitches from Snap Judgement. Pitch (thoughtfully) away!

Below please find San Judgment's latest theme list.  Snap rocks first-person, dramatic, true stories. They must have a beginning, middle, and end with a  strong dramatic tension and a narrative arc.  No news hooks. No profiles. No sound art.  Submit brief story ideas to Remember, if you have a great story that doesn’t fit into one of these themes, please send it along anyway!  Good stories are the most important ingredient here at Snap. 

To find out more about our pitch process, check out

Elevator: Stories about people and fortunes that rise and fall–amazing strokes of luck, changes in fortune, mid-life crises, or encounters with disaster. These stories can follow a long arc, taking place over many years, or could transpire within the course of an actual elevator ride, as long as they hinge around a dramatic, personal, rise or fall.

Passing: Stories about people who are trying to blend in, to be incognito, who are trying to pass off as something. These can be stories of someone trying pass as a particular race, gender, religion or class, or the stories of imposters or wannabes.

Mercenary: Stories about people who do your dirty work…for a price. Again, feel free to think big or small here. We have several stories of literal guns for hire, but it would great to find stories of people hired to do more unexpected dirty work–breaking up for friends, covering for affairs or paid scapegoats.

Prophets: Stories from people who claim to see the future and the people who do / don't believe them. Be careful here; we want to steer clear of stories told by people who are mentally ill and unfit to be on air. Rather, we'd like stories of prophetical coincidences, cult near misses, brushes with fortune telling, creepy child foretelling.

Schooled: Stories that center around learning and lessons. Please try to avoid stories about personal growth that do not have a lot at stake, or an interesting plot. We’d love stories that take place in unique school environments, stories of terrible teachers, school plays gone wrong, drivers ed disasters….

Washed Up: Stories about people and things who are washed up on shore or washed up in life. What happens when life veers horribly of course, or our best laid plans suddenly crumble beneath us. 

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NYC Digital Storytelling workshop, Feb 22

Upcoming day-long workshop on digital storytelling, Feb 22, CUNY Grad School of Journalism. Details below. Spread the word!


WHEN: Saturday, February 22 @ 8 a.m-6 p.m.


WHERE: CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
219 West 40th Street
New York 10018


Would you like to spend the day with some of the industry's leading experts in design thinking and media to develop more effective ways to communicate about the perils of extreme weather events like Hurricane Sandy? This interactive workshop is for journalists, editors, designers, developers and problem solvers. You'll spend the day adding tools to your creative toolkit and finding friends to collaborate with on your next project. You will be immersed in human-centered design methods and learn how to leverage them to better understand and engage new audiences, how to harness the power of new technologies, and how to create more real and dynamic stories that resonate.


Event hosted by AdaptNY, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, Center for Community and Ethnic Media, and the Online News Association.


A. Adam Glenn, AdaptNY & CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
Laura Cochran, ONA-NYC


Reggie Murphy, Electronic Ink
Nelson Hsu, Project Thunderdome at Digital First Media
Julie Westfall, Project Thunderdome at Digital First Media
For questions, email Adam Glenn at or



WORKSHOP: Design-think for post-#Sandy digital storytelling. 2/22. Cosponsors @AdaptNY @ONANYC @CCEMCUNY

SIGN UP NOW: Workshop on using design-think for post-#Sandy digital storytelling, 2/22. 

WORKSHOP: Think like a designer for post-#Sandy digital storytelling, 2/22. REGISTER:

Better digital storytelling in post-#Sandy era? Try thinking like a designer. REGISTER for 2/22 workshop:

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contest for NYC journos, deadline Feb 14

If you live within 50 miles of Columbus Circle, NYC, this contest is for you! Details HERE and below. Deadline Feb 14. (Thanks for the tip @ashleymilnetyte!)

Welcome to the 2014 Deadline Club Annual Awards Contest!

The Deadline Club’s 2014 Journalism Awards will be accepting entries through Friday, February 14, 2014. All entries must be made electronically through this site. The contest covers work that was published or broadcast in 2013. Entrants must be employees of or freelancers for news organizations with an office within a 50-mile radius of Columbus Circle in New York City. The Deadline Club is New York City’s chapter of The Society of Professional Journalists.

Entries will be judged on fairness, balance and accuracy; thoroughness, timeliness and clarity; news language and technical skills exhibited; enterprise, resourcefulness and obstacles overcome; effort involved in preparation; and the story’s interest and importance to the public.

Entries in all categories must be submitted electronically through this website. Please register and login at the top of this page. For a list of file formats that we accept, refer to the technical requirements in our rules. If you are having any difficulty with the contest entry site, or have general questions that are not covered in the contest guidelines in the rules section of this site, contact us at Please read the contest guidelines carefully before entering. Judges reserve the right to move an entry to another category that may be more appropriate. In some cases, they may decide that a category merits no winners.
The fee is $75 per entry. A work may be submitted to multiple categories, but a separate entry fee must be paid for each category. No entry will be judged unless the fee is paid by the contest entry deadline. Fees may be paid by credit card on our website. Payments by check must be postmarked by the entry deadline, February 14, 2014, and mailed to The Deadline Club, c/o Salmagundi Club, 47 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003. Make checks payable to The Deadline Club, and indicate on the check the name of your organization and how many entries were made on the contest entry system. Email to notify us that payment will be made by check.
From time to time, we may have questions for entrants. Please provide full contact information when completing the online application. Include the individual’s name, organization, e-mail address, mail address and phone number. If possible, please provide a backup contact, and indicate if someone else should be notified about making plans to attend the awards dinner, where the winners will be announced.

At a Glance:

Entry Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on Friday, February 14, 2014

Entry Fee: $75, paid by credit card or postmarked by the entry deadline. Make checks payable to The Deadline Club, which is the New York City chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

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register now for the Narrative Journalism Conference, April 4-6, Boston Universtiy

Registration is open for the Power of the Narrative Conference, April 4-6 at Boston University.

staying savvy, skilled and solvent in journalism's wired era

16th annual narrative journalism conference: april 4-6, 2014 at boston university

Join reporters, authors, and new media figures discussing developments and best practices that build on the 40-year heritage of narrative journalism.

Storytelling-journalism friends! The annual The Power of Narrative Conference is open for registration. Some great keynote speakers this year, including The Times's Dan Berry, Wash-Post's David Finkel, Frontline's Raney Aronson-Rath and more! 25 more solo speakers, too. This conference, in its 16th year, is always a happy gathering of like-minded narrative journalists learning the latest and best practices, and always a delight to greet so many friends from all over. Make great new connections. Meet your personal narrative journalism heroes. It's multi-media- and radio-friendly–this year also featuring Sue Schardt, Jennifer Brendell and Val Wang of AIR, and many others. Check out the roster. Early Bird price still on for another week. Join us!

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Bay Area org Seeks Part-Time Communications and Design Consultant, deadline Feb 14

Bay Area folks – Interesting opportunity for steady, part-time work in communications and design. A friend describes this org as a "very crunchy Jewish urban farm with great people." Nice! Info HERE and below. Deadline Feb 14.

We're Hiring!

Communications & Design Consultant


Urban Adamah is seeking an experienced Communications & Design Consultant to support the work of our growing organization. Please help us find the right person for the gig!


  • Grant writing and editing
  • Website management – updating/creating text and design elements
  • E-newsletter development and execution (Constant Contact)
  • Collateral development (digital and print), including postcards, brochures, etc.
Individual should be an excellent writer and editor and have strong design skills. They should be detail oriented, self-motivated, emotionally self-aware, and in personal alignment with the mission of Urban Adaham. Must be skilled in: Adobe Illustrator or comparable design software, WordPress, Microsoft Office, Google Apps, and Constant Contact.


Schedule and Supervision 
Individual may work completely offsite on their own schedule, though much of the work is time sensitive. The position will start at 12-15 hours per week but could grow over time. Individual will work closely with Urban Adamah's Executive Director, Program Director and Social Media Associate. Compensation is hourly, DOE.


For more information, or to apply, please visit our website


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