Final Call for Proposals for “Latino Lens Incubators: Beyond Graduation”


LOS ANGELES - The National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) and WORLD Channel announced a final call for proposals for the next series of Latino Lens Incubators: Beyond Graduation to award five grants to create digital video shorts. Deadline is December 3, 2017.

NALIP and WORLD Channel seek video proposals from content creators that tell compelling and insightful stories about students’ lives beyond high school graduation. Three documentary shorts (nonfiction/un-scripted) and two dramatic shorts (fiction/scripted) will receive production funds and post-production support provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). Details about the application process are available at

The NALIP Latino Lens Incubators is a unique incubation and media content production program designed to develop, nurture and advance Latino producers, directors and writers.

Funding for the NALIP/WORLD Beyond Graduation digital video project is provided by CPB as part of American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen, a public media initiative to help communities prepare all students for success in school, careers and life. This initiative builds on last year’s CPB-supportedLatino Lens Incubators program to extend an opportunity for diverse filmmakers to produce content about educational issues.

ABOUT NALIP: The National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) is a national membership organization that addresses the professional needs of Latinx content creators. NALIP stands as the premiere Latino media organization, addressing for close to 20 years the most underrepresented and the largest ethnic minority in the country. NALIP’s mission is to discover, promote and inspire Latino content creators and diverse voices across all media platforms. NALIP serves the needs of diverse content creators including, producers, performers, writers, directors, and industry professionals. For more information, visit 

WORLD is a 24/7 national multicast channel that features dynamic documentary and news programming from across the country and around the world. WORLD offers the best of public television’s nonfiction programming from respected, award-winning journalists as well as original content from emerging producers. WORLD offers a second home to FRONTLINE, NOVA, American Experience, Nature, P.O.V., PBS NewsHour, Independent Lens, Tavis Smiley, Washington Week, and other PBS news shows. WORLD also features multicultural producers and work that is by, about, and for communities of difference, including race, religion, culture, ethnicity, gender and abilities. WORLD aims to appeal to public television viewers interested in new voices, emerging technology and social media.

American Graduate: Let's Make it Happen is public media’s long-term commitment to supporting community-based solutions to help young people succeed in school and life. Supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), more than 100 public television and radio stations have joined forces with over 1,700 partners across 49 states to elevate the stories of youth and the supportive adults that help them succeed. Through American Graduate, public media, with its unique position as a trusted resource and important partner in local communities, provides a critical platform to shine a light on pathways to graduation and successful student outcomes. National and local reporting, both on air and online is helping communities understand the challenges and community-driven solutions associated with the dropout crisis. Public forums, town halls, and community conversations are activating discussions between community leaders, educators, and more.

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), a private, nonprofit corporation created by Congress in 1967, is the steward of the federal government’s investment in public broadcasting. It helps support the operations of nearly 1,500 locally owned and operated public television and radio stations nationwide. CPB is also the largest single source of funding for research, technology and program development for public radio, television and related online services.For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter @CPBmediaFacebook, and LinkedIn, and subscribe for email updates.

Apply Now

Apply now to be part of our latest digital incubator, “Beyond Graduation," and receive year-long project-specific support on your next digital project. Our latest digital incubator "Beyond Graduation" was created in support of American Graduate: Let’s Make it Happen, a public media initiative made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and WORLD Channel.To visit the application page here to learn more.



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