Center for Asian American Media (CAAM)

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145 9th St., Ste. 350
San Francisco, CA 94103
United States

Tel: 415-863-0814
Fax: 415-863-7428

Email: info@asianamericanmedia.or

Email: mediafund@asianamericanmedia.org

Website: www.asianamericanmedia.org

Support Provided

With support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, CAAM is able to offer funding to independent producers for documentary projects intended for public television broadcast. All projects must conform to standard public broadcasting lengths. CAAM currently offers two funding initiatives:

OPEN CALL FOR PRODUCTION FUNDS

Offered once a year, this round of funding is for applicants with documentary projects at the production and/or post-production stage intended for public television broadcast. Awards average from $20,000 to $50,000. Projects in research and development or script development phases are not eligible to apply.

CAAM convenes an independent panel of media professionals including producers, directors, and programmers who evaluate Open Call proposals and make recommendations to the CAAM staff and Board of Directors. The Board makes final approval. The review process for Open Call takes approximately 4 months.

Through this call, CAAM also offers the James T. Yee Fellowship named in honor of CAAMÂ’s founding Executive Director. This award offers funding coupled with a mentorship for emerging filmmakers with broadcast half-hour projects (26:46).

OPEN DOOR COMPLETION FUND

This round of funding is for applicants with documentary projects intended for public television broadcast that are in the final post-production phase. To be eligible a full-length rough cut must be submitted with the proposal. Awards average $20,000 and CAAM funds should be the last monies needed to finish the project and deliver the broadcast master.

Open Door proposals are reviewed by CAAM programming staff who then make recommendations to the CAAM Board of Directors. The Board makes final approval. The review process takes approximately 3 months.

Deadline

Production Fund: May 20, 2011

Completion Fund: August 12, 2011


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