June 2022 Newsletter (JUNE)

We're Winning Awards and Moving to Africa 😂

 JUNE 2022                                       Issue 4              Vol. 2

Happy Pride Month!

Dear MiFILM community,

In light of recent events with the overturning of Roe v. Wade, we hope that this month you’ve been taking extra care of your minds and spirits and if you have it in you – exercising your civil rights, no matter how that looks to you.

As artists and as people of color, our work often mimics real life. Now more than ever we encourage you to not let these unprecedented times dull your shine. Let your voices be heard whether it be through your art or otherwise and remember that there is always a community for you here. Stay strong, fam.

Abraham Felix is an award-winning New Orleans-based film and commercial director by way of writing, editing, and cinematography. Specializing in observational cinema, his work explores interiority, humanity, and relational complexity.

Abraham recently directed

for BLHF under prod. co. Windy Films and has been nominated for two Webby awards, and been awarded two separate placements on the 2022 AICP Next Awards shortlists.

The Unspoken Curriculum was highlighted in both branded content and purpose driven categories. AND The Unspoken Curriculum has received two (!!!) Clio Silver level entry awards. One for branded entertainment & content and the other in the Director category. LET'S GO ABE!!



CASTING CALL for Macro For applicants interested in being a part of the series, apply through the casting website - 


To be eligible for the casting, applicants must be 18 years of age or older, be a US citizen and have a valid passport.For more information, please contact Jazzy Collins at (631) 662-1015 or email


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

The 13th Epson International Pano AwardsOpen internationally, the 13th annual Epson International Pano Awards celebrates all facets of panoramic photography. The competition will award more than $40,000 in prizes, including $14,000 in cash. There is an entry fee of $22 per submission.Deadline: Midnight (UTC-11) on July 11, 2022.

International Art Textile Biennale 2023Open to international applicants, Fibre Arts Australia is seeking submissions reflecting contemporary textile practice as an art form in the International Art Textile Biennale with prizes totaling AU$15,000. There is an entry fee of AU$75 to submit up to two artworks.Deadline: July 17 2022.

Beautiful Bizarre Art PrizeAwarding $57,000 in cash and prizes, this annual international competition celebrates diversity and excellence in visual arts, supporting all static mediums. The top prize is $13,500, and there is a $40 entry fee.Deadline: Midnight PST on July 17, 2022.

Media Arts Assistant FundThis fund provides individual New York-based artists with support for the completion and/or public presentation of new works in all genres of sound and moving image art, including emergent technology. Artists will receive up to $7,500 to assist in completing new work.Deadline: July 1, 2022.

Southern Artists for Social ChangeThis National Performance Network program provides $25,000 project grants to artists and culture bearers of color living, working, and engaging in social change in urban, rural, and tribal communities of Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi.Deadline: 5 p.m. CST on July 29, 2022.

$500,000 Creative Capital x Skoll Foundation FundKickstarter, Creative Capital, and Skoll Foundation launched a $500,000 Creative Capital x Skoll Foundation Fund to support projects by Asian, Black, Indigenous, and Latinx creators. Awards are given out on an ongoing basis to creators in categories like Arts, Comics & Illustration, Design & Tech, Film, Food & Craft, Games, Music, and Publishing.Deadline: Rolling.

Adobe Creative Residency Community FundAdobe’s Creative Residency Community Fund commissions visual artists to create company projects on a rolling basis. Awardees will receive between $500 and $5,000.Deadline: Rolling.Stochastic Labs Summer ResidencyLocation: Berkeley, CaliforniaThe Stochastic Labs offers fully-sponsored residencies to engineers, artists, scientists, and entrepreneurs from around the world. Residencies include a private apartment at the mansion, co-working and/or dedicated work space, shop access, a $1,000 monthly stipend and a budget for materials.Deadline: rolling basis

NARS Studio Relief ProgramLocation: Brooklyn, New YorkNARS offers a program for artists who are in need of a temporary studio space and unable to afford it. The subsidized studio space is available for 3 months, and is a work-space only.Deadline: rolling basis

Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency GrantDo you have an unanticipated opportunity to present your work? Did you incur an unexpected expense that you didn’t budget for? The Foundation for Contemporary Arts offers Emergency Grants between $200 and $3,000 for visual and performing artists. They review applications once a month, so you can quickly take advantage of momentum or solve any budget errors.Deadline: rolling basis

Gottlieb Emergency Grant ProgramThis emergency grant provides financial assistance to painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation.Deadline: rolling basis

Eyebeam Center for the Future of JournalismThe Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism (ECFJ) is a grant-making program that supports artists producing innovative and revelatory journalistic work for major media outlets. Grant support will range from $500 to $5,000.Deadline: rolling basis

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