CAAM’s Media Fund department oversees all filmmaker support programs including documentary funding and talent development initiatives. CAAM leads the way in a constantly changing media landscape by serving a wide range of creators as well as an increasingly diverse audience.
We’re excited to be doing this with our core CAAM Documentary Fund and the James T. Yee Talent Development Program which houses the prestigious CAAM Fellowship Program. We have also organized engagement programs like the Ready, Set, Pitch! live pitch event at CAAMFest in the last couple of years.
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 CAAMFest we help coordinate panels on recent trends and issues in filmmaking.
Media Fund has been working with the increasingly popular PBS Online Film Festival, acquiring short films from the Asian American community to present to a national audience. CAAM Media Fund also nominates filmmakers for programs such as the Producers Academy and other great opportunities for emerging talent from the community.
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 (aka Black Public Media)
Latino Public Broadcasting
Pacific Islanders in Communications
Native Public Media