CAAM’s Media Fund department oversees all filmmaker support programs and we kicked off 2012 focusing sharply on CAAM’s strategic goals of innovation, engagement and community. We launched innovative funding and talent development initiatives that speak to the changing media maker environment in hopes of engaging not just a wider scope of creators but also a more diverse audience.
We want to increase CAAM’s visibility and presence beyond broadcast and festival, while identifying how we can better serve the larger Asian American community through issues that are integral to them.
We’re excited to be doing that with our full slate of Funding (CAAM Documentary & Innovation Fund) and Talent Development initiatives (introducing the James T. Yee Talent Development Program) as well as our engagement programs like the Ready, Set, Pitch Panel at SFIAAFF earlier this year.
Media Fund staff takes part in filmmaker outreach and support activities at events such as the annual IFP Market in New York and the Sundance Film Festival. In addition to hosting mixers for the local film community and receptions at film festivals, at our own SF International Asian American Film Festival we help coordinate panels on recent trends and issues in filmmaking.
In the past Media Fund staff has nominated filmmakers for programs such as the Disney-ABC Talent Development and the NATPE Fox Diversity Fellowship. Through our website, Media Fund also encourages filmmakers by offering a space for individuals to learn about new opportunities and projects as well as communicate with other filmmakers.
SUPPORT INDEPENDENT FILM AND FILMMAKERS!
CPB AND THE NATIONAL MINORITY CONSORTIA
Media Fund has offered funding and support for independent film and media producers since 1991. Made possible with a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. CPB is a private non-profit corporation created by Congress in 1967 that provides funding for local and national public media programming.
NATIONAL MINORITY CONSORTIA
CAAM is one of the five National Minority Consortia committed to developing quality programs for a broad and diverse audience.
In addition to CAAM, the other Minority Consortia are:
Native American Public Telecommunications
Center for Asian American Media (formerly NAATA)
National Black Programming Consortium
Latino Public Broadcasting
Pacific Islanders in Communications
Native Public Media