August 2021 Newsletter

Do you have high standards for your films?

August 2021                                           Issue  9                 Vol.1

it's time to level up.

  Building a team of talented creatives is easier than it sounds. Who you started out working with may not be the same individuals you work with now, or in the future. And that's okay! You want to find a team and grow together as a family, but if a person or situation isn't growing with you, then put them to the sideline for a bit until they're pulling their weight.   We call this trading up.  At MiFiLM, we have the pleasure of working alongside really talented individuals with an extended network. If your work is not meeting your high standards, check out this months resources and events!  

In need of some more "creative horoscopes"? Us, too! We'll incorporate some tough love, inspiration and encouragement you need to get to the next level. Let us know you're thoughts on this months, by responding to this email. ☺️

Our partners at @THEGOTHAM have announced the virtual #GOTHAMWEEK2021 program of panels and workshops to explore the art and business of 21st century storytelling through Film, TV, and Audio. There’s never been a more exciting time to push story forward! Head over to to grab your tickets, and as a thank you for being part of our community, use code MIFGW21 for 25% OFF!


We are always looking to collaborate with filmmakers. Here are some job opportunities from the MiFiLM Community.

Frankie is looking to fill TWO REMOTE POSITIONS at the National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY). ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

The Talented Youth (dba NFFTY) is a 501(c)3 media arts nonprofit based in Seattle, Washington. Its mission is to encourage young media artists by promoting their accomplishments through programs that celebrate their talent. We constantly seek ways to expand networking for young artists and opportunities to promote their work. Our flagship program is NFFTY, the world’s largest youth film festival, annually screening over 250 films by filmmakers 24 years old and younger to audiences of more than 10,000. Increasingly we are engaged with working with corporate sponsors to develop projects and original content in collaboration with NFFTY filmmakers to enhance brands and storytelling. NFFTY serves as an educational resource for young filmmakers, providing workshops, resources, and collaborative opportunities year-round. In 2020, NFFTY produced a 10-day entirely virtual festival for its 14th edition.Part-Time Outreach CoordinatorFull-Time Engagement Director

ITVS - Job Opening: VP of Business AffairsThe person in this role is responsible for the oversight of the Business & Legal Affairs unit within the Business department. Key responsibilities include: managing a team to execute and inventory agreements acquiring and licensing rights primarily in filmed media; collaborating with team leaders in the content finance, development, content strategy, acquisition, production, marketing, and distribution teams to implement and lead deals to support ITVS’s content goals and initiatives; assist with ongoing strategy development; connect with senior management and key external stakeholders, including funders, rights licensors, co-production financiers, and sublicensee distributors and exhibitors, and outside counsel; and help operationalize and reform deal constructs.Click the link to APPLY

Nebraska Public Media is seeking a Video Production SpecialistJob Description: The position is responsible for assisting with production editing, color correcting, and creating special effects while ensuring technical standards are met. Author DVDs and create files for external clients. Shoot single camera video productions and operate both studio and remote cameras, and TriCaster, during productions. Assist in setting up, shooting, and striking of production. Work is performed under the limited guidance of other editors and supervisors.This role is not remote.Click the link to APPLY

Resources & Grants

Deadline: September 3rd - Apply to pitch your narrative project at New Orleans Film Society’s WarnerMedia South Pitch Narrative Open Call to win $1000 and more! See more and apply by Sep 3 at

Deadline: September 7th


is a project based award that provides $25,000 to an individual woman, non-binary, and/or transgender U.S. filmmaker, age 39 or older, who is working on the their first narrative feature (65 minutes or over) as a director. This grant seeks to recognize a filmmaker for their distinct vision, storytelling, and singularity. 

Deadline: September 15th (Extended)  -

is a free mentorship program for Women of Color in various industries, including Film & TV. There are a few short answer questions. No need to submit a resume or portfolio for this application but must have an active LinkedIn account. 

Deadline: September 22nd - If you identify as a South Asian-American artist or aspiring executive with ambitions in the television and film industry, The the Salon Mentorship Program is this program is for you!Led by Rishi Rajani and Reena Singh in collaboration with Salon leadership, The Salon Mentorship Program aims to support the next generation of South Asian creatives in Hollywood in the fields of writing, directing, producing, and executive leadership. They are no longer offering an acting track; but fret not, they are working on a program just for performers

September 29th & 30th - We are thrilled to announce that the 2021 edition of Where Are All The Black People (WAATBP)— The One Club for Creativity's annual diversity conference and career fair — is now open for registration!  At WAATBP, we'll have transparent discussions about racial inequity and professional development in the advertising and marketing industries. It is vital that everyone take part in these conversations, from entry-level to C-suite. There will be portfolio reviews, a keynote speech, panels, and workshops.

Tired of missing out on these awesome opportunities?


Are You Hiring? Submit a Job to our portal. 

Something to keep you going:

What makes our jobs as artists so impactful is our ability to make others FEEL something. Through words, video, pictures, music, they all can envoke such memorable feelings in their audiences. What do you want audiences to take away from your stories? Never forget why you chose this beautifully grueling career. 


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