Don't Miss March 1 Deadline
2016 Public Media Content Fund
Time is running out to submit your proposal for programs intended for Public Television that represent the experiences, values and cultures of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Submit your proposals by March 1 to be considered.

Support for the Vision Maker Media Public Television Program Fund is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. For more information, download and read complete guidelinesOnline instructions and application available HERE.

Medicine Woman
World Premiere March 11
Join us Friday, March 11, at 7 p.m. in Lincoln, Nebraska, for the world premiere of the highly anticipated NET Television film, Medicine Woman, a new one-hour PBS documentary produced by and about women that features historic and contemporary profiles of female healers, starting with Susan La Flesche Picotte (1865-1915) of the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska. 

The screening kicks off the Sixth Biennial Vision Maker Film Festival, held at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center, 313 N. 13th St. Following the screening join us for Q&A's with producers Christine Lesiak and Princella RedCorn (Omaha) and speakers Lori Arviso Alvord, M.D. (Navajo) and Wehnona Stabler (Omaha). More

Apply Now: March 18 Deadline
Native American Multimedia Internships 
Vision Maker Media is pleased to offer Public Media Internships to undergraduate or graduate students. With major funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), the purpose of the paid internships is to increase the opportunities for American Indian and Alaska Native youth in Public Broadcasting.

Location: Interns can be located at Vision Maker Media's offices at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Lincoln, Nebraska, or at a Public Television station in the United States. Vision Maker Media will contact Public Television stations that are requested by interns to determine placement options.

(For assistance: 402-472-3522 or visionmaker@unl.edu)

Sixth Biennial - March 11-13
Vision Maker Film Festival

It's coming soon! The Sixth Biennial Vision Maker Film Festival, March 11-13, 2016, in Lincoln, Nebraska. The festival showcases works by Native filmmakers. Join more than a dozen guest speakers involved with the showcased films.

Pricing
All Access Festival Pass - Only $25
(That's less than $1.50 per film!)
Individual films - ticket prices available via Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center: https://theross.org/movies/#tickets

Reception & World Premiere
March 11 Lincoln - A reception at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Van Brunt Visitors Center (313 N. 13th St.) kicks off the three-day event. 

Friday, March 11
5:30 - 6:30 - Reception and presentation of the Frank Blythe Award for Media Excellence to Peggy Berryhill (Muscogee). Hors d'oeuvres will be provided.

7 p.m. - Highly anticipated world premiere at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center of Medicine Woman, a new one-hour PBS documentary produced by and about women that features historic and contemporary profiles of female healers, starting with Susan La Flesche Picotte (1865-1915) of the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska. 

Following the screening will be Q&A's with producers Christine Lesiak & Princella RedCorn (Omaha) and speakers Lori Arviso Alvord, M.D. (Navajo) and Wehnona Stabler (Omaha).


Webinar Scholarships for Indigenous Filmmakers
VMM Partners with Creative Capital
Through a partnership with Creative Capital, Indigenous filmmakers are eligible to participate in the following webinars at no cost. A limit of 32 scholarships are available, so this offer is first come, first serve!

To apply for a webinar, email your name and your choice of webinar(s) to Georgiana Lee, Assistant Director of Vision Maker Media, (no later than 2 days before the webinar) at glee@netad.unl.edu.

Webinar: Producing & Funding Your Community Engagement Campaign
Presenter: Stephanie Bleyer
Date: Thursday, March 3, 7-8:30 p.m. (EST) Regular Price: $25 Free
Full Description

Webinar: Social Media - How to Be Everywhere All the Time
Presenter: Brad Stephenson
Date: Monday, March 14, 7-8:30 p.m. (EST) Regular Price: $25 Free
Full Description

Webinar: Kickstarter School
Presenter: Stephanie Pereira
Date: Monday, March 21, 7-8:30 p.m. (EST) Regular Price: $25 Free
Full Description

Webinar: Seven Elements of Strategic Marketing
Presenter: Brian Tate
Date: Monday, March 28, 7-8:30 p.m. (EST) Regular Price: $25 Free
Full Description

Alaskan Community Threatened By Climate Change
Kivalina Screens at Berlin Festival
The online entertainment news source Deadline Hollywood called Vision Maker Media's film Kivalina "an environmentalist call to arms and examination of a threatened culture." Vision Maker Media's new documentary screened this week for buyers and the public during the Berlin Film Festival. Kivalina tracks the small Inupiat community living in the eponymous Alaskan town located on a small island north of the Arctic Circle. Threatened by rising sea levels due to climate change, it's estimated the island will be completely submerged by 2025, and at present the village's inhabitants lack the resources to relocate.

The film tracks several of them as they fight to hold on to their way of life, while placing that struggle in context with the growing scramble for previously inaccessible Arctic resources as the world's ice caps shrink. Directed by Gina Abatemarco with cinematography by Zoe White, it's produced by Abatemarco and Anne Takahashi, co-produced by Jordana Maurer, and executive produced for Vision Maker Media by Shirley K. Sneve.  Watch Trailer 

Because of Your Support...
There are few opportunities for Indigenous filmmakers to network, learn from each other and develop skills. Bringing Indigenous storytellers together on-line or in-person will build a supportive community and new partnerships. 

Your support helps Native students to secure paid internships in Public Broadcasting. Undergraduate and graduate internships allow students to gain needed skills that can increase their chances of finding employment in the broadcasting industry. Interns can be located at Vision Maker Media's offices at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Lincoln, Nebraska, or at a Public Television station in the United States. 

Thanks to your help, we can continue to build opportunities for filmmakers and encourage more young Native People to become storytellers, helping spread the word about the achievements of Tribes across the country. You can help support our efforts. Please join us by donating online now.

We thank those of you who provided your support during the current fiscal quarter. 


Vision Maker Media Receives Major Funding from the
Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB)

 

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