POV Digital Documentaries seeks submissions, deadline May 30 + Firelight Media’s Producers’ Lab mentorship program (for future reference)

Two links for you filmmaker types. 

Now Accepting Submissions: POV Digital Documentaries // POV Blog

POV announces a new set of initiatives to re-imagine digital storytelling with an investment from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. (modified from original post) 
As part of this initiative we are now formally seeking to co-produce digital documentaries from independent media creators and technologists that push the boundaries of nonfiction media for co-production. Co-productions will be funded in the range of $15,000-$50,000 and producers do not necessarily need to be based on the United States. Funded projects are more likely to be focused on mobile and emerging technologies.
POV is also seeking to license short web-native documentaries or chapters of web-native documentaries. These productions must be based in the United States, and will be funded in the range of $2,500 to $10,000.
Funding Available: $2,500 – $50,000
Submission Deadline: May 30, 2014
Application Form Link: pov.org/submit

Submit and find out more at pov.org/submit.

Also, the folks below aren't currently accepting applications but it's a good group to bookmark for future reference.


Producers' Lab

Firelight Media’s Producers’ Lab is a mentorship program for talented and independent producers of color. Participating producers work with award-winning filmmaker, Stanley Nelson, and his team of senior producers, writers, editors, new media, and fundraising specialists to complete their projects for a national broadcast. The Lab also provides monthly workshops and seminars to our producers on relevant and contemporary topics. Firelight Media started the Producers’ Lab as a way to provide infrastructure support for diverse producers to help overcome some of the barriers to completing their film or video. Services include support and consultation in the areas of writing, treatments, budgeting, script development, editing, and other areas as needed. In the future, we will have editing suites, a screening room, and a safe place for producers to create and complete their work. Click here for profiles of current Producers’ Lab filmmakers and their projects.

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