Applying for Federal Coronavirus Relief as a Filmmaker
Apr 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Friday, April 3rd, is the first day that small businesses can apply for federally-funded relief programs recently passed by Congress (Small Business Administration). Experts have advised that all small businesses (regardless of being an LLC, S-Corp, sole proprietor, or independent contractor) should apply as soon as possible due to potential demand. These funds are available to businesses as small as one person! The webinar will also provide resources about applying for unemployment benefits as a freelancer.

Firelight Media, IDA, and ITVS invite you to an hour-long webinar to learn the basics of applying for the various SBA programs. All webinars will feature presentations by Cornerstone Government Affairs, a bipartisan consulting firm, specializing in federal and state government relations and business advisory services.

Visit the website to see how to join the calls on April 3, 6, or 7.


CID Lunch & Learn webinar: NEH Media Grants
Apr 23 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Media Grants’ with Senior Program Officer, David Weinstein

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Join David Weinstein, senior program officer with the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), to learn more about National Endowment for the Humanities Media grants. The NEH’s Media program funds documentary films, radio programs, and podcasts in the humanities. The program has supported many award-winning historical documentaries. There are two levels of funding: Development and Production. David will discuss funding for long-form documentaries as well as an exciting new grant program, Short Documentaries. This program funds short documentary films (up to 30 minutes) that engage audiences with humanities ideas. David will offer tips on preparing your proposal, discuss what makes an application competitive, and share news. There will be ample opportunity for Q&A.

David Weinstein is a senior program officer in the Division of Public Programs at the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). He has managed grants for many award-winning films, radio programs, museum exhibits, and digital projects. David joined the NEH in 2000 after teaching media studies and production at George Mason University. David holds a Ph.D. in American studies from the University of Maryland College Park and a B.A. from Brandeis University. He is the author of The Forgotten Network: DuMont and the Birth of American Television (2004) and The Eddie Cantor Story: A Jewish Life in Performance and Politics (2018).

Carla 2020 @ Scandic Hotel
Aug 21 – Aug 23 all-day

A conference for the audiovisual sector on gender parity beyond 2020.

August 21-23 in Karlskrona, Sweden. 

Carla 2020 is WITFI’s industry conference convening the international film ecosystem.

Connecting the film ecosystem with current research, best practice and groundbreaking initiatives.  Developing tools and strategies through keynotes, talks, roundtables, workshops and case studies.