Bay Area Video Coalition

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2727 Mariposa Street, 2nd Fl.
San Francisco, CA 94110
United States

Tel: 415-861-3282
Fax: 415-861-4316
Website: www.bavc.org

Additional Programs:

BAVC Mediamaker Award

BAVC's Mediamaker Awards are in-kind training and post-production grants for independent artists with a particular focus on supporting emerging artists and under served communities. The Awards are designed to give independent artists direct access to the latest digital media technologies. 

Currently, BAVC offers 4 Mediamaker Awards annually. Each Award consists of $8,000 worth of in-kind services and classes for media projects in the post-production or web development phase. The award is divided into $6,000 toward post-production services and $2,000 toward BAVC classes. Out of pocket expenses (i.e. production insurance, equipment operators, tape stock, etc.) are not covered by the award. In addition to the grant, BAVC works closely with the recipients to organize a screening of their project.

Depending on funding availability, BAVC also offers a Mediamaker Advance Award -- a $30,000 in-kind award for post-production or preservation services at BAVC. There is no formal application for this award. Projects are nominated. 

Any BAVC member working on a noncommercial project is eligible for the Mediamaker Award. BAVC takes special interest in new media artists who are working on projects about community and social justice issues, but we encourage all genres and subject matters to apply. The award will only be given to projects in the post-production phase, or projects that are developing emerging media as part of the project outreach
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Deadline

Check the website for new 2011 dates.

Program Officer

Wendy Levy, Director of Creative Programming

 


Producers Institute for New Media Technologies

 

The Producers Institute for New Media Technologies is a ten-day residency for eight creative teams (independent producers or public broadcasters) with a shared goal of developing and prototyping a multi-platform project inspired by, or based on a significant documentary project. The intention of the Institute is to develop socially relevant media projects for emerging digital platforms. Producers participate in high-level industry roundtables, intense one-on-one project development with technical mentors, new media storytelling workshops, and hands-on prototyping of their ideas. 

 

The participants adapt and develop film, video, and audio content for delivery using a range of interactive formats, including but not limited to video game applications, interactive, web-based experiences, mobile streaming, multi-user communities, and new educational software. Producers may propose a range of delivery strategies, including cell phones, other hand-held devices, set-tops, Internet, portable software and more. 

 

The Institute provides creative mentors, technology consultants and advisors based on the needs of your project. At the end of the residency, all participants demonstrate and pitch to a panel of VC funders, industry leaders, and foundations. As ongoing support after the Institute, BAVC hosts a web-based resource center for the continued sharing of new ideas, strategies, project development, and distribution opportunities.

 

Deadline

Check the website for new 2011 dates.

Program Officer

Wendy Levy, Director of Creative Programming

 

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