Producer Newsletter Vol. 9 Issue 11
A list of opportunities for filmmakers to help increase the diversity of the media landscape.
November Series
WFMT's New Radio Series Explores Music
by American Indian & 
Māori Composers

Take advantage of a special broadcast of four sound-and-music-rich two-hour programs this month, hosted by Composer Jerod Impichchaachaha' Tate (Chickasaw). Taloa is broadcast on Friday nights at 8 pm on WFMT 98.7 in Chicago as well as on radio stations throughout the United States and internationally.

The creator of major symphonic and choral works heard at The Kennedy Center and recorded by the San Francisco Symphony, Tate guides listeners as they discover powerful and evocative music by a diverse range of American Indian composers. 

Along the way, Tate leads an unforgettable journey to New Zealand, where the audience listens in to his on-the-ground musical encounters with leading Māori composers and performers. During this series you will hear performances by Kiri Te Kanawa, Hilary Hahn and the San Francisco Symphony.

A collaboration between the WFMT Radio Network and Radio New Zealand Concert, Taloa is supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and produced by David Schulman, creator of the award-winning "Musicians in their own words" series. MORE

Four NextGen Native Filmmakers
Selected for Sundance Fellowships

Four 18-to-24-year-old Native American filmmakers--three from the Southwest and one from Michigan--have been selected for the Sundance Institute's 2016 Full Circle Fellowships, a year-long program that develops and supports young Native filmmakers. The program also is part of the Institute's year-round support offerings for Native artists at all stages of their careers. Launched last year with support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Fellowship begins with attendance at the annual Native Forum at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, Jan. 21-31, in Park City, Utah.

2016 Full Circle Fellows:
- Megan Babbitt (Diné), Flagstaff, Arizona
- Taylor Bennett-Begaye (Diné), Navajo Nation, New Mexico
- Devin Weekley-Dean (Saginaw Chippewa), Mount Pleasant, Michigan
- Shaandiin Tome (Diné), Albuquerque, New Mexico

"Through the Full Circle Fellowship we build on our longstanding mentorship and support for three generations of Native filmmakers by focusing on the emerging fourth generation and ensuring these young artists have the tools and resources to share their stories," said N. Bird Runningwater (Cheyenne/Mescalero Apache), Director of Sundance Institute's Native American and Indigenous Program. MORE

Wasatch Mountain Film Festival Now Full Week Event

The Wasatch Mountain Film Festival is now accepting film submissions for the 2016 Festival. This year the festival will be a  full week long event, celebrating the beautiful world around us. Tickets and passes will be available soon. This year the festival added an amateur festival, which will accept amateur films from around the globe in hopes of inspiring more people to film. Winners of the amateur festival will have their films included alongside some of the world's best documentary films as part of the main event.

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Attend Vision Maker Media Film Festival - March 10-13
The Sixth Biennial Vision Maker Film Festival, March 10-13, 2016, in Lincoln and Omaha will feature three outstanding new films. A screening of Warrior Women opens the festival, March 10 at Film Streams in Omaha, featuring the filmmakers.

The festival continues in Lincoln with a reception on March 11 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Van Brunt Visitors Center (313 N. 13th St.) and screenings of The Dull Knifes: My Father & Me and Medicine Woman at the Riepma Ross Media Arts Center Following the screenings will be Q&As with the filmmakers. More than a dozen Native guest speakers involved with the films being showcased also will attend. Join us for this unique film event.