2020 Funded Films

Public Media Project Fund Award Winners

Ready for new Indigenous media?

Vision Maker Media is excited to announce our 2020 Public Media Project Fund winners!

Each year, Vision Maker Media funds an average of 10-12 media projects that represent the cultures, experiences, and values of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Films were reviewed and approved based on Native involvement, topics, guideline eligibility, relevance and quality.

Films are funded at all stages of the production process, with some still in research while others are nearing the end of production. Keep up-to-date with Vision Maker Media’s newsletter and social media to watch these films develop and catch their big premieres!

90% of 2020 funded productions are Native-led.

100% have significant Native involvement.

Walt Pourier

Vice Chair

Walt is Oglala Lakota and created the logo for Urban Rez. He is Creative Director, owner of Nakota Designs Advertising Designs and Graphics. Executive Director of the Stronghold Society nonprofit dedicated to instilling hope and supporting youth movements through Live Life Call To Action Campaigns.


Program Coordinator

(Hataža Mani Winga)​

"Cinema Aficionado"

Role: Jordana is excited to engage with different Native/Indigenous communities. Her passion for working with youth will help develop the Native Youth Media Project. She will also assist with the Creative Shorts Fellowship (CSF) to help organize deliverables for filmmakers.