Producer Newsletter Vol. 9 Issue. 6
A list of opportunities for filmmakers to help increase the diversity of the media landscape.
Vote Today for Isabelle's Garden, part of the  
Fourth Annual PBS Online Film Festival, for the "People's Choice Award"

Vision Maker Media is pleased to offer Kiowa filmmaker Jeffrey Palmer's uplifting short film, Isabelle's Garden--a story of a community coming together in reciprocity, through the hopes and dreams of a young, Choctaw girl and her garden. The short film was supported and launched through the Sundance Institute Short Film Challenge which aims to showcase stories that communicate how we can support one another to end poverty and hunger once and for all. 

Stream videos anytime through July 17, and don't forget to vote for your favorite videos, including Isabelle's Garden. The Festival is available via PBS digital platforms including PBS.org, YouTube, and PBS social media channels. 

2015 Firelight Media Producers Lab Retreat in Chicago Was Everything & More!
by Daniel Golding (Quechan)

As a Vision Maker Media-funded producer, I was invited to attend the Firelight Media Producers Lab in Chicago, Ill., June 12-14, to take part in a three-day retreat on "Business & Production Management for the Documentary Filmmaker." What an exciting opportunity to reconnect with other independent media producers to share stories, learn, and recharge the soul. 

Sometimes as an independent producer from a rural community, it can be a challenge and get lonely when the independent film community consists of just you. No one to bounce ideas off, share war stories, or vent the struggles of completing your project. I was looking forward to this event because I was going to be among like-minded people who share in the struggles and successes of independent media making. 

Call for Entries: 
San Diego American Indian Film Festival 

The California Indian Culture & Sovereignty Center (CICSC) is currently seeking film and video entries for the 2015 San Diego American Indian Film Festival (SDAIFF). The CICSC is proud and excited to host the Festival to give the region a rare and fantastic opportunity to view American Indian films of this caliber. 

This year's Festival will be presented November 19-21 at California State University-San Marcos and will conclude November 21 with a VIP reception and film screening at Pechanga Resort Casino. 

Deadline: Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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