August 2022 Newsletter

Emerging Directors to Hire. Right Now!

 

AUG 2022                                       Issue 5              Vol. 2

Where the heck did Summer go?!

Hey MiFILM fam! As Summer draws to a close, let’s take a moment to reflect on the highlights and head into Fall with a fresh pick of talented filmmakers from this years Branded Lab, project spotlights and opportunities to connect with MiFILM's emerging Director at this year's Gotham Week! We're so excited to share that MiFILM will be joining The Gotham for #GOTHAMWEEK2022 this September 19th - 21st for their FREE Expo Showcase - a physical space at Gotham Week for partner organizations within Gotham's Expanding Communities, Owning It and Gotham EDU programs to showcase their community, members and offerings to Gotham members, industry, and the general public. Through these showcases, attendees can connect and confer with various film communities that endeavor to support them.For their Conference programming, The Gotham is pleased to offer the MiFILM community a discount for the 2022 Gotham WeekConference! Use code GW22PARTNER10 to take 10% off your ticket purchases. Get your ticket now and stop by our community space during the expo to meet members, network and discover emerging voices. We know things have been downright weird in the world. So if you’re feeling down on the oddities that have transpired, you're not alone and we've got a newsletter packed with POC joy, jobs out the wazoo, and the inspiration you need to fall into this next season.Check it out!

Congratulations to our 2022 Branded Lab Fellows! The Branded Lab is a mentorship-based program designed to develop and accelerate the careers of underrepresented commercial talent. Over the course of 3 weeks, attendees will learn the ins and outs of advertising from the leading experts.On this journey these ten directors will receive exclusive access to pitch agencies and work directly with production company partners in main cities.Want to work with Boson Wang, Nerris Navarez-Nassiri, Kayleb Lee, Cidney Hue, Lindsay Sunada, Alberta Poon, Adonis,Ricardo Betancourt, Sunny Perera, or Jacarrea Garraway? Reach out to find out how. 

V Starks (they/them) is a film producer and UCF Film BFA graduate whose work is rooted in their experiences as a Black, Queer, southern artist. Producing credits include the feature film Egghead & Twinkie -- winner of the inaugural 2019 Women Making a Scene (WOMAS) grant -- and Take Care Zora, one of the winners of the 2021 DOLBY x Ghetto Film School "Finish the Script" Challenge.

a coming-of-age drama set in the early 2000s about a creative, socially excluded, Black child coping with the confusing nature of society. Zion is forced to use his creativity in an effort to create his own value in a world that is philosophically opposed to him.

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Jobs

Company Name: Westbrook Inc.Job Title: Head of DevelopmentJob Description: The Head of Development is responsible for supporting and enabling current projects in development for Westbrook’s digital content studio - Westbrook Media, as well identifying stories, worlds and filmmakers ripe for unscripted development and shepherding them through the creative process to be commissioned by an OTT platform or financier.  The Head of Development will maintain and grow their network of sales contacts to help connect our slate of originals to the right partners. The Head of Development is also responsible for the oversight of a team of Development Managers - inclusive of overseeing their work product, delegating project assignments and managing its overall success, while also balancing building an increasingly autonomous, empowered, and self-sufficient team.

Company Name: California Film InstituteContact Name: Dave Feiferis

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Job Title: Mill Valley Film Festival Box Office Manager

Job Description: Your work in the role of MVFF Box Office Manager is directly responsible for creating an exceptional and memorable ticketing experience for customers and guests of the Mill Valley Film Festival. Ticketing and access to the Festival intersects with the work of every department of the organization and therefore the work of the box office manager. You'll oversee all box office & ticketing operations leading up to and during the Festival. You will recruit, train, and lead a team of friendly customer service staff intent on providing ease of access, support, and an enjoyable experience at the Festival. In this role, you can expect to grow in your strengths, versatility, and competencies. You can expect an inclusive, eager team who'll support you in it, rise to the challenges with you, and grow together. You can expect the opportunity to do your best work here and to be counted on.

Company Name: California Film InstituteJob Title: Mill Valley Film Festival Operations ManagerJob Description: Your work in the role of MVFF Operations Manager directly impacts the experience of Festival customers, guests, sponsors, donors, students, and partners. You'll be responsible for recruiting an ace team of theater operations staff that delivers stellar customer service; and you'll also craft an experience for that team that puts a premium on their happiness working with CFI.   This position works closely with the CFI Director of Operations on advancing big picture goals, while at the same time is responsible for ensuring the practical operational logistics and important minutiae is looked after. As an example, one day you might be contributing to a conversation that affects long-term Festival growth and later in the same day measuring the width of a doorway for accessibility purposes. This position will help facilitate operations and logistics throughout the Festival.  In this role, you can expect to grow in your strengths, versatility, and competence. You can expect an inclusive, eager team who'll support you in it, rise to the challenges with you, and grow together. You can expect the opportunity to do your best work here and to be counted on.

Company Name: California Film InstituteJob Title: Mill Valley Film Festival Guest Services ManagerJob Description: As Guest Services Manager, you'll craft a most excellent and memorable experience for guests attending the Mill Valley Film Festival. Your department is supported by two guest services coordinators and together the department is responsible for coordinating air and ground travel, accommodations, and Festival benefits for filmmakers, panelists, and other guests. You'll lead efforts in ensuring a solid and intentional guest experience - one that welcomes guests with hospitality and has them depart with an effective relationship with the Festival.  In this role, you can expect to grow in your strengths, versatility, and competencies. You can expect an inclusive, eager team who'll support you in it, rise to the challenges with you, and grow together. You can expect the opportunity to do your best work here and to be counted on.

Resources & Grants

Franconia FellowshipLocation: Shafer, MinnesotaDeadline: September 1, 2022This fellowship supports mid-career artists working in sculpture and installation, including land art, ceramics, contemporary craft, experimental sound/music, and performance art. Fellows are provided a $7500 stipend to fabricate and install work for exhibition in the 50-acre outdoor sculpture park.Link To Apply: https://www.franconia.org/project/fellowship-program/

Franconia Writers ResidencyLocation: Shafer, MinnesotaDeadline: September 1, 2022Seven accomplished writers will receive a stipend, full room & board, and a two-week residency at the 50-acre outdoor sculpture park. This residency is open to curators, poets, songwriters, playwrights, writers (fiction or nonfiction), artists centered on contemporary cultural arts and theory, and academics on sabbatical.Link To Apply: https://www.franconia.org/writers-in-residence/

Keshet Makers Space ExperienceLocation: Albuquerque, New MexicoDeadline: September 1, 2022The Keshet Makers Experience (MSE) is a residency program providing choreographers and dancemakers access to space to develop their craft and assisting in the process of bringing art to market.Link To Apply: https://keshetarts.org/center-for-the-arts-2/keshet-makers-space-experience/

Keshet Makers Space ExperienceLocation: Albuquerque, New MexicoDeadline: September 1, 2022The Keshet Makers Experience (MSE) is a residency program providing choreographers and dancemakers access to space to develop their craft and assisting in the process of bringing art to market.Link To Apply: https://keshetarts.org/center-for-the-arts-2/keshet-makers-space-experience/

Corsicana Artist & Writer ResidencyLocation: Corsicana, TexasDeadline: September 1, 2022100 West – Corsicana Artist and Writer Residency advances the production and presentation of new work and ideas by an international community of artists and writers. Two artists and one writer will be provided with private studios and sleeping accommodations. $200 administration fee for accepted applicants.Link To Apply: https://www.corsicanaresidency.org/apply

Uncommon Art ResidencyLocation: Jackson, WyomingDeadline: September 1, 2022This residency, next to Grand Teton National Park, provides artists with 1-3 weeks of complimentary accommodations at The Anvil Hotel; a $200/week stipend; $200 in dining credits at Glorietta Trattoria; and access to shared studio spaces for ceramics, printmaking, and photography.  In exchange, each artist offers a public talk and/or demonstration.Link To Apply: https://tetonartlab.slideroom.com/#/login/program/66985

Lower East Side Printshop Keyhold ResidencyLocation: New York, New YorkDeadline: September 1, 2022Lower East Side Printshop offers emerging artists free year-long studio residencies to develop new work. Printmaking facilities are available for intaglio, relief, monotype, and waterbased screenprinting. Residents receive a $1,000 stipend, free career development workshops, and more.Link To Apply: https://www.printshop.org/keyholder-residencies/

OneBeat Music ResidencyDeadline: September 2, 2022OneBeat is accepting applications for their arts exchange programs set to run in the spring and fall 2023. OneBeat will bring a total of 50 musicians (ages 19-35) drawn from up to 50 countries from around the world to the Southern U.S. for one month to collaboratively write, produce, and perform original music, and develop strategies for arts-based social engagement.Link To Apply: https://onebeat11-12.fsn-apply.org/

CPR – Center for Performance Research Artist ResidencyLocation: Brooklyn, New YorkDeadline: September 6, 2022This year-long residency seeks to support artists working within various perspectives of contemporary dance and performance, and time-based forms. Residents receive 150 subsidized rehearsal hours in the facility studios, curatorial support, access to equipment and production resources, a $1,000 stipend, and more.Link To Apply: https://www.cprnyc.org/events/opencall-2023air

The Civic Practice PartnershipLocation: New York, New YorkDeadline: September 6, 2022The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Civic Practice Partnership (CPP), is a two-year artist-in-residence program for socially engaged New York City artists and art collectives. The residency comes with a $20,000/year honorarium, a $20,000/year project production budget, and more.Link To Apply: https://www.metmuseum.org/about-the-met/departments/education/civic-practice-project/civic-practice-partnership

Joyce AwardsDeadline: September 7, 2022This award is open to innovative new projects by pioneering artists of color spanning the visual, performing, and multidisciplinary arts that engage diverse communities in Chicago, Detroit, Indianapolis, and Minneapolis-St. Paul. The commissioning organization receives $75,000—at least $25,000 of which is dedicated for an artist stipend.Link To Apply: https://www.joycefdn.org/joyce-awards

NYC Mural Arts ProjectLocation: New York, New YorkDeadline: September 9, 2022Brooklyn Community Services is seeking applications from muralists to work on the NYC Mural Arts Project. The program uses a collaborative mural-making process as a tool to raise awareness and eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness. Three selected artists will receive a $20,000 honorarium on a deliverables-based contract.Link To Apply: https://www.muralartsproject.cityofnewyork.us/

MacDowell FellowshipLocation: Peterborough, New HampshireDeadline: September 10, 2022Artists with professional standing in their fields, as well as emerging artists, are eligible to apply for a MacDowell Fellowship. Applications are accepted from artists from all backgrounds and all countries in the following disciplines: architecture, film/video arts, interdisciplinary arts, literature, music composition, theatre, and visual arts.Link To Apply: https://macdowell.slideroom.com/#/Login

Boston Center for the Arts Playwright ResidencyLocation: Boston, MassachusettsDeadline: September 11, 2022This residency is designed to support rising local playwrights by providing office space, rehearsal and performance space, marketing support, professional mentorship, access to community partnerships and workshops, and a platform for creating and producing innovative work.Link To Apply: https://bostonarts.org/event/open-call-bca-playwright-residency-2022-2023/

Golden Foundation Artist ResidencyLocation: New Berlin, New YorkDeadline: September 12, 2022This residency program provides artists working in paint with the opportunity to work with dozens of unique materials and technologies. All artists accepted into the residency program receive a generous supply of paint materials and technical support. A $250 refundable deposit is required to hold your spot once selected.Link To Apply: https://www.goldenfoundation.org/application/application-process/

Manhattan Art GrantsLocation: New York, New YorkDeadline: September 13, 2022LMCC’s Manhattan Arts Grants have supported Manhattan-based artists, arts groups, and community-focused organizations in sharing rich arts activities with the public. These grants are worth up to $10,000 for presentations that respond to the current needs of our local communities and amplify the cultural breadth and identity of our city.Link To Apply: https://lmcc.net/resources/manhattan-arts-grants/

Princeton Arts FellowshipLocation: Princeton, New JerseyDeadline: September 13, 2022This fellowship is open to early career artists whose achievements have been recognized as demonstrating extraordinary promise in any area of artistic practice and teaching. Princeton Arts Fellows spend two consecutive academic years at Princeton University. An $88,000/year stipend is provided.Link To Apply: https://arts.princeton.edu/fellowships/princeton-arts-fellowship/

Laundromat Project Create Change ResidencyLocation: Brooklyn, New YorkDeadline: September 14, 2022This program supports the development of participatory and community-attuned creative projects by New York City artists of color between 21-30 years old working within their communities. The residency offers a $15,000 honorarium and up to $10,000 in project production.Link To Apply: https://laundromatproject.org/create-change/

The Dots BetweenDeadline: September 15, 2022The Dots Between is a financial coaching program for artists who are motivated to address their financial practices, nurture their relationship with money, and establish the structures that will support their long term fiscal growth. The program is administered virtually for six-months and offered at no cost for artists of any medium and career stage.Link To Apply: https://www.thedotsbetween.com/apply-upcoming

Monson Arts ResidencyLocation: Monson, MaineDeadline: September 15, 2022This residency at the edge of Maine’s North Woods supports emerging and established visual artists, photographers, and writers. They receive a private studio, private bedroom in shared housing, all meals, and $1,000 stipend ($500 for 2-week programs).  Application fee: $25.Link To Apply: https://monsonarts.org/residencies/

Bloedel Reserve Creative ResidencyLocation: Bainbridge Island, WashingtonDeadline: September 15, 2022This residency is open to professional and emerging artists, composers, writers, botanists, landscape architects, researchers, and others exploring the themes of nature and the human connection with nature. This cross-seasonal day residency does not provide housing and is intended for people who live nearby, giving them the opportunity to write, draw, and paint on the grounds. A $1,000 stipend will be provided.Link To Apply: https://bloedelreserve.org/creative-residency/

Foundwork Artist PrizeDeadline: September 26, 2022The Foundwork Artist Prize is an annual juried grant that we award to recognize outstanding practices by emerging and mid-career artists working in any media. The prize provides one honoree will receive an unrestricted $10,000 grant.Link To Apply: https://foundwork.art/artist-prize 

Pioneer Works Open CallLocation: Brooklyn, New YorkDeadline: September 30, 2022This residency for Visual Arts, Tech, and Music artists provides free studio space, access to important tools, resources, and mentorships, and opportunity to exhibit at Pioneer Works. They are seeking candidates who demonstrate artistic excellence in work outside the existing models and norms of their field. The application portal opens September 1, 2022.Link To Apply: https://pioneerworks.org/residency/

Pioneer Works Open CallBrooklyn, New YorkDeadline: September 30, 2022This residency for Visual Arts, Tech, and Music artists provides free studio space, access to important tools, resources, and mentorships, and opportunity to exhibit at Pioneer Works. They are seeking candidates who demonstrate artistic excellence in work outside the existing models and norms of their field. The application portal opens September 1, 2022.Link To Apply: https://pioneerworks.org/residency/

Grand Canyon Artist in Residence ProgramLocation: Grand Canyon, ArizonaDeadline: September 30, 2022This residency provides an artist with fully furnished accommodations in the historic Verkamp’s artist residence directly overlooking the Grand Canyon, and a stipend of $2,500 for eight weeks. The program is designed to support artists with a well-developed body of work that engages themes tied to conservation, cultural identity, and community. Application fee: $45.Link To Apply: https://www.grandcanyon.org/our-work/artist-in-residence/

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