Supporting the Production of Native Content

Each year, Vision Maker Media awards over $500,000 in production contracts to independent producers and public television stations to produce programming by and about Native Americans for use by PBS stations. Funding can be for production, completion, or research & development. Learn more about Vision Maker Media funding opportunities:

There are many opportunities for filmmakers to succeed. In an effort to support filmmakers, Vision Maker Media collects and provides a number of available opportunities for funding, training, jobs, internships, festival deadlines and more.

Art With Impact is calling for Indigenous people to submit film proposals regarding mental health within Indige

#GenIndigenous seeks to improve the lives of Native youth by promoting a national dialogue, policies, and programs to mobilize and cultivate the next generation of Native leaders.

Proposals now being accepted for $5,000 production grants for the creation of short films in the following content area: Mental Health Experiences Within Indigenous, First Nations, and Native American Communities

The Rogovy Foundation’s new Focus Grant provides $15,000 in development funding for curated documentary film topics. The Foundation’s goal is to encourage awareness, debate and solutions on issues identified as ripe for discussion.

Vision Maker Media (VMM) can offer reimbursement of up to $500 towards film festival entry fees (as VMM’s budget allows) for your VMM funded film.

CINDY has developed into the premier international audio-visual competition for both linear and interactive media for nearly 60+ years. Each year, CINDY draws thousands of entries from dozens of countries around the globe.

Black Public Media (BPM) announced a call for applications for the Jacquie Jones Memorial Scholarship Fund (JJMSF). The $300,000 fund honoring award-winning director and film executive will support emerging and diverse content creators.

The Notah Begay II (NB3) Foundation is accepting applications for a 

The “Made in NY” Women’s Film, TV and Theatre Fund provides grants to encourage and support the creation of film, television, digital, and live theatre content that reflects the voices and perspectives of all who identify as women. NYFA will administer the Fund, which wil

Established in 2017, the Ucross Fellowship for Native American Visual Artists is now open to applications for the Spring 2019 Fellowship (March to early June).

The Common Counsel Foundation and Native Americans in Philanthropy are pleased to announce that the 2018 Native Voices Rising (NVR) grant pool is now open for both donors and potential grantees.


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