Call for Submissions: NEH Development and Production Grants for America's Media Makers

New application guidelines are now posted on the NEH Web site for America's Media Makers: Development and Production grants. The next deadline is August 15, 2012. Grants for America's Media Makers supports the development of humanities content and interactivity that excite, inform, and stir thoughtful reflection upon culture, identity, and history in creative and new ways.


Deadline Approaching: Latino Public Broadcasting's Public Media Content Fund

The June 4 submission deadline is approaching for the Public Media Content Fund, an open invitation to independent producers to submit proposals for a program, limited series or short web-based digital video (of no longer than 20 minutes) on any subject that relates to or is representative of Latino Americans that is appropriate for public television and/or one of its platforms....

Call for Entries: DocMiami Film Fest

The DocMiami International Film Festival is now accepting submissions for the 2012 festival, taking place December 7-9. The festival accepts documentaries in a variety of categories, with running times from 31 seconds up to 180 minutes. Regular deadline is June 15, late deadline August 15, WAB extended deadline September 15....

Deadline Approaching: Programa Ibermedia

The submission deadline is approaching for Programa Ibermedia, which supports co-productions with filmmakers from partner countries including Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. Deadline for submissions is June 2, 2012.



'Aqui y alla' Wins Critics' Week Top Prize at Cannes
(Variety) - Spaniard Antonio Mendez Esparza's emigration drama "Aqui y alla" won the 51st Critics' Week top nod, the Nespresso Grand Prize. READ MORE

Zoe Saldana Joins Robert Rodriguez's 'Machete Kills'
(Indiewire) - Response to the 2010 film Machete didn't set the roof on fire, but made quick and inexpensively, the exploitation film's $44 million worldwide gross was evidently enough to warrant a sequel. READ MORE



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Slamdance Film Festival Programmers
Slamdance Film Festival is looking for programmers in our Narrative Shorts and Documentary categories. All programmers must have extensive filmmaking experience and an interest in independent cinema. Our programmers screen films on a volunteer basis, so as much or as little time as you may have to offer is welcome. ...


Lourdes Portillo Awarded Americo Paredes Arts and Letters Award

Filmmaker and Oscar nominee Lourdes Portillo has been awarded the the Americo Paredes Arts and Letters Award by the Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) at the University of Texas at Austin. Portillo's career in film has spanned over 40 years, and includes an upcoming retrospective entitled "Lourdes Portillo: La Cineasta Inquisitiva" at MOMA in New York City, opening June 22, 2012.

Isabel Cueva's 'In the Name of Freedom' Premiering on TV

NALIP member Isabel Cueva's award-winning short, In the Name of Freedom, will have its television premiere this Memorial Day at 11pm Eastern (8pm Pacific) on the Shorts HD channel for AT&T U-Verse and DirecTV subscribers. The film is a tough, gritty, uncensored war film about peace. The story follows a female American soldier, Lisa Meyers (Cueva) who is captured in Iraq but saved by one of her captors.

Louie Olivos, Jr. in Film Screening in LA on June 1

NALIP member Louie Olivos, Jr. can be seen in the film Delusions of Grandeur, screening in the Dances With Films Festival on June 1 at 9:30pm at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in LA. Louie portrays a father with a dysfunctional family.

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