Novemeber 2021 Newsletter (copy 01)

Thank You from the MiFiLM community

November 2021                                           Issue  12              Vol.1

We're Thankful for you! 

Our gratitude is limitless this season as we've reflected on our online identities, and how the internet has allowed us to find our way to you. In November, we closed out our yearly programming with In The Cut, The Professional Pen and our annual Filmsgiving, where 2 winners walked away with limited edition Minorities in Film merch! (hint, hint, wink, 😉)

Also, we figured you had enough emails in your inbox over the last few days beckoning you to spend your money 💰, So we're here on a random Wednesday to remind you that there are still jobs and grants available with upcoming deadlines. So keep scrolling for more! 


We're on LINKNYC.  Our artist from the Artist are Essential NFT auction have their artwork live on 20 of LINK NYC's advertisements boards. 

  1. Graham Ave & Maujer St

  2. Greene St & E 8th St

  3. Jackson Ave & Davis St

  4. Frederick Douglass Blvd & W 124th St

  5. Broadway & Havemeyer St

  6. Franklin Ave & Eastern Parkway

  7. Flatbush Ave & Church Ave

  8. Bedford Ave & N 7th St

  9. Flatbush Ave & Atlantic Ave

  10. Queens Blvd & 46th St

  11. Fulton St & Utica Ave

  12. Delancey St & Chrystie Ave

  13. Canal St & Centre S

  14. W Broadway & Spring St

  15. Madison Ave & E 59th St

  16. W 14th St & 6th Ave

  17. Jamaica Ave & Parson Blvd

  18. Jamaica Ave & 153rd St

  19. Kew Gardens & Union Turnpike

  20. Queens Blvd & Woodhaven Blvd

But hurry, they're only up until Decemeber 4th! Stop by one of the 20 locations and take a photo & tag us on social media using the #MIFILMNFTS .  


The Writer’s Room 101: On November 11th, we hosted Shannan Johnson of The Professional Pen. Shannan outlined the best ways to share script feedback. Special thanks to Deborah Goodwin for sharing her script! 

Filmsgiving: On November 19th, we had our annual Filmsgiving! We screened two shorts from the MiFILM community; Alaa Zabara’s “Selahy” and Trevor Zhou’s “Out of Order!” Thanks to everyone who attended! We look forward to next year’s virtual and in-person events.


Mental Health Therapist 1 needed at UC Davis Medical Center (Sacramento, CA) Apply here:

Operations Coordinator needed at Upstatement (Remote) Apply here:

Influencer Marketing Manager needed at Zappos Creative Studio (Los Angeles, CA) Apply here:

Communications Associate needed at Public Allies (Remote) Apply here:

Communications / PR Senior Account Executive needed at Adfero (Washington, D.C.) Apply here:

PR & Communications Coordinator needed at Bernadette Davis Communications (Remote) Apply here:

Brand Director needed at Archrival (Portland, OR) Apply here:

Resources & Grants

Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series, the first Academy qualifying festival devoted to women filmmakers, will offer you an opportunity to produce the pilot for a web series or a short film!

Award: $5,000

The Barbara Hammer Lesbian Experimental Filmmaking Grant is an annual grant awarded to self-identified lesbians for making visionary moving-image art.

Award: $7000

Through a series of meetings and workshops, the Documentary Lab provides creative feedback and story notes to participating filmmakers, while helping them strategize for the completion, distribution and marketing of their films

VMM is seeking public media film and television projects that are intended and appropriate for Public Media Television Broadcasting, including Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) digital and streaming platforms, that represent the cultures, experiences, and perspectives of Native Americans and Alaska Natives.

The Documentary Edit and Story Lab supports filmmakers with nonfiction feature films in post-production. Lab fellows advance their projects through rigorous creative exploration and discussion of story structure and character development with world-class advisors.


Opens 2/1/22. Exploring themes of connection, family, friendship, and love. The things that bring us together, even if we can’t always be together.

Award: $4,000 + gear rentals and other incentives.


The MPI Documentary Development and Production Lab is a comprehensive program that provides filmmakers with hands-on training and mentoring to take their initial film concepts through the process of developing, producing, and releasing a documentary film. Filmmakers accepted into the program receive a $1,000 fellowship grant.


All you need is a log line for this super easy grant application!

Award: $10,000


Do you have a television or film project that you want to pitch directly to BRIC TV? BRIC's two Community Media TV Networks—Brooklyn Free Speech and BRIC TV—come together to bring you a unique opportunity: the BRIC TV Open Pitch. Now in its fourth year, the opportunity was created with one goal in mind— to turn media dreamers into media makers. You will have 5 minutes to pitch your project, and then the panel will ask questions and give you feedback on your pitch. 

For more information and to apply, click here. Deadline for submisson: December 3, 2021. 



The Black List announced its second annual collaboration with IllumiNative and the Sundance Institute to craft The Indigenous List, which highlights the very best Indigenous screenwriters from both feature films and television.

Launched in 2020, the inaugural edition of The Indigenous List set out to provide a platform for Indigenous writers to elevate their scripts to new levels of opportunities within the industry. Filmmakers and content creators are invited to submit a script for consideration by uploading it to The Black List website.For more information and to apply, click here. Deadlines for submissions: February 4, 2021 


The initiative, which launched at the top of 2021, focuses on supplying industry access and resources to preWGA Black screenwriters. In partnership with Stage 32, admissions for the 2022 class will open November 15th 2021 and close December 15th 2021. The first round of the application will require a bio, 1-hour or half-hour original script (of any genre), and a short essay. Those chosen to move to the second round will interview with founder, Mike Gauyo, and the initiative's Chief of Programming, Ashley Aronson, before 10 to 12 participants are selected.

 For more information and to apply, click here. Deadline for submission: December 15, 2021.

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