Media projects awarded
Public Media Fund and Creative Shorts Fellowship
Vision Maker Media funds seven (7) Public Media Fund projects and three (3) Creative Shorts Fellowship projects from 21 submissions received.
Throughout the year, submissions are processed for panel review in the following rounds:
1. March 31
2. June 30
3. September 30, and
4. December 31.
All funded projects are approved by the Vision Maker Media Board of Directors, followed by an announcement. Quarter 1 funding totals $262,400 for the Public Media Fund and $89,917 for the Creative Shorts Fellowship. The Vision Maker Media Public Media Fund provides restricted funding for film and media projects meant for public television.
We are vision makers: public media indigenous stories
(Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma)
The Choctaw Nation reckons with land loss.
Katsitsionni Melissa Fox
Kanenon:we – Original Seeds
Women rematriate original seeds for future generations.
Firelighters: Fire Is Medicine
Women leaders work to recover Indigenous burning rights.
(San Carlos Apache)
She Cried That Day (Working Title)
An Indigenous woman is haunted by her sister’s unresolved murder.
Princess Daazhraii Johnson
First out trans person to complete the Iditarod sled dog race.
WHOSE LAND? O’ODHAM LAND!
The impact of the U.S.-Mexico border on the O’odham.
And Knowledge to Keep Us
Sven “Fish” Haakanson Jr.
Four generations of Sugpiat teach community knowledge.
Next generation of vision Makers: creative short indigenous stories
Two Blackfeet women reconnect to buffalo that once brought life to their people.
A grandfather yanks the family business from his son.
The Love for the Game
A basketball player tries to reconnect with his younger brother.