Posted by on May 31, 2018

NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) is thrilled to invite you to create a short film for the 2018 On Location film competition! Tell us your story in a narrative, documentary, commercial or animation format that positively highlights Los Angeles to the rest of the world. Create original, branded entertainment with Los Angeles as the experience. These short films will celebrate our fabulous City of LA and answer the question "What is your LA?"

This competition is an excellent opportunity for you to showcase your filmmaking skills and promises to highlight finalist entries with over a million views, a red carpet premiere screening event at Hollywood Center Studios with 750+ attendees, a celebrity judging panel with press interviews, an after-party, and over $70,000 in prizes, including cash!

For this years On Location program, NFMLA has partnered with LA City Councilmember Bob Blumenfield, LA City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, Sunset Studios, Cinelease, KTLA, SAG-AFTRA, FilmLA, Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Alternative Camera Rentals, and HBO.

To learn more about creating a film, please visit

2018 Latino Public Broadcasting Funding Cycle – Call for Proposals

Deadline: Monday, June 4, 2018 at 5PM PST

Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB) wants to hear your stories! The 2018 LPB Funding Cycle is now accepting applications for two funding initiatives, the Current Issues Fund (CIF) and the Public Media Content Fund (PMCF).

The newly launched Current Issues Fund 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. LPB is looking for stories that explore timely issues, demonstrate artistic storytelling and have potential to engage communities in civic discourse beyond the broadcast. Funding for CIF ranges from $40,000 to $100,000.  A New Solicitation Supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

The Public Media Content Fund (PMCF) provides funding for documentaries, limited series or short digital video programs for online distribution (no longer than 20 minutes) that are appropriate for public television and/or one of its platforms. PMCF accepts project submissions in the genre of the arts, history, science, biography, personal storytelling, cultural documentary, mixed genre and narrative. Funding for PMCF ranges from $10,000 to $100,000.

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CHCI Los Angeles Regional Event Highlighting LGBT+ Latino Leaders


CHCI is proud to present a fireside chat highlighting LGBT+ Latino/a leaders. In the spirit of LGBT Pride Month this June, CHCI is proud to convene leaders from various sectors for an engaging, insightful and thought-provoking conversation with LGBT+ Latino/a trailblazers, highlighting the work of these extraordinary individuals in advocacy, business, policymaking and more.

As CHCI celebrates its 40th anniversary, it recognizes that leadership is not one-dimensional; rather, it embraces various aspects of a leader’s life experiences that go beyond the workplace or profession. In its work of developing the next generation of Latino leaders, CHCI is committed to fostering a better understanding of the intersectionality of Latino and LGBT+ communities and their unique contributions to their communities and the nation overall.

5:30 PM -- Doors Open & Guest Check-In
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM -- Fireside Chat 
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM -- Networking Reception

Visit the CHCI Regional Events webpage for more information.