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Watch NMC Films at the PBS Online Film Festival
Posted By momo On July 11, 2016 @ 2:38 pm In Featured | Comments Disabled
Today officially kicks off the fifth annual, Webby-nominated PBS Online Film Festival . From now through July 29th, 25 films will be shown via PBS and station digital platforms, such as PBS.org, YouTube, and PBS social media channels.The film festival will also be made available via the PBS app, which is available for Apple TV, iOS, Android, Roku, and FireTV.
Each member of NMC has a film featured in this year’s program. They are as follows:
Center for Asian American Media (CAAM): Home is a Hotel 
Huan Di and her daughter Jessica live in an 8ft x 10ft room with no kitchen or bathroom. Recent immigrants from China, they navigate a new language and culture while living in Single Room Occupancy Hotels, a vital but fast disappearing housing option for San Francisco’s working class.
Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB): Gold Star 
When Iliana dedicates a love song to her teacher during an elementary school talent show, the ensuing homophobic reactions from school officials and her mother taint the experience. Iliana’s disappointment escalates when she overhears her mother Terry accusing her queer best friend Chela of influencing Iliana’s actions. Despite the disastrous evening, Iliana finds solace and faith with friends.
National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC): Teachers 
Ms. Faith Mayfield is a driven, but also exhausted, high school social studies teacher. She has one student in particular, Ellie Thompson, who’s taken the 10th grade two times already. Unless Ellie excels on the final exam, she will have to repeat 10th grade again. Unnerved by that idea, Mayfield confronts Ellie, attempting to inspire passion and motivation in her education but she soon discovers Ellie’s struggles are a direct result of her family’s dire financial situation, and that Ellie is flirting with the idea of dropping out of high school altogether to work full-time.
Pacific Islanders in Communication (PIC): Ma 
Despite how much time we spend with them, it’s easy to overlook everything our parents and grandparents do for us. In the case of “Ma,” Director Nikki Si’ulepa explores the life of a Samoan grandmother who feels neglected by her family. As a result, we see her turn to a surprising group of confidants for comfort. In this film, humor and sadness meet to reveal the emotional, true story of Ma.
Vision Maker Media (VMM): The Medicine Game 2: 4 Brothers 1 Dream 
Miles Thompson tells the story of growing up in the shadow of three lacrosse star brother and how the struggle of proving the doubters wrong overcoming weight issues pushed him to the top of the lacrosse world. We follow Miles training with his brothers on the Onondaga Nation to playing in his first professional lacrosse game in Minneapolis.
Viewers are encouraged to vote by going to pbs.org/filmfestival , or by sharing their favorite films on Facebook or Twitter using #PBSolff  and the name of the film. The film with the most votes at the end of the festival will receive the PBS People’s Choice Awards.
Latino Public Broadcasting Public Media Content Fund – Call for Proposals
Posted By janine On April 29, 2016 @ 10:25 am In Opportunities | Comments Disabled
Latino Public Broadcasting Public Media Content Fund – Call for Proposals
Deadline: Monday, June 6, 2016 at 5 PM
All applications must be submitted online at www.pmcf.submittable.com/submit .
For the Public Media Content Fund Guidelines, please visit: http://lpbp.org/2014-public-media-content-fund-guidelines/ .
For Public Media Content Fund Guidelines FAQ’s, please visit: http://lpbp.org/funding-faq/ .
The Public Media Content Fund is an open invitation to independent producers to submit proposals for a program, limited series or short web-based digital video (no longer than 20 minutes, for distribution on PBS.org or another public media web platform) on any subject that relates to or is representative of Latino Americans that is appropriate for public television and/or one of its platforms. LPB funding will average between $5,000 and $100,000 for programs of most genres, including documentary, narrative, performance, mixed genre or new media. LPB will give priority consideration to funding projects at the production and post-production stage.
Programs should bring new audiences to public media and have national relevance presenting a range of subjects, issues and viewpoints that complement and challenge existing public media offerings. These programs should also aim to meet the current content priorities of PBS that include but are not limited to: History, Arts, Drama, Science, News and Public Affairs and/or programs that support CPB’s American Graduate by raising awareness of all facets of the high school dropout crisis.
Programs should provide strong storytelling techniques that give voice to the diverse Latino community on public media. While proposals can take creative risks, selected projects must ultimately appeal to a wide variety of television and public media audiences. Projects that reflect personal or individual experience should have universal appeal and provide a lens to Latino history, culture and issues.
Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC) Celebrates 25 Years
Posted By momo On April 7, 2016 @ 3:27 pm In Homepage Videos | Comments Disabled
“25 in 25″ celebrates the National Minority Consortia (NMC), a collective of five separate and distinct organizations who reflect America’s diversity by creating an awareness of the value of public media among communities.
CAAM Films at CAAMFest 2016
Posted By caam On April 4, 2016 @ 9:37 am In Featured | Comments Disabled
America by the Numbers with Maria Hinojosa
Posted By eric On October 1, 2014 @ 2:37 pm In Featured | No Comments
The National Minority Consortia  (NMC) – comprised of Latino Public Broadcasting , The Center for Asian American Media , Pacific Islanders in Communications , National Black Programming Consortium , and Vision Maker Media  – will co-present the new PBS documentary series AMERICA BY THE NUMBERS WITH MARIA HINOJOSA launching Thursday, October 2nd on WORLD Channel, and on PBS beginning Saturday, October 4.
NMC at the 2014 PBS Annual Meeting
Posted By eric On June 3, 2014 @ 11:14 am In Featured | No Comments
Every year, PBS holds its Annual Meeting as the premiere gathering of public television professionals and decision makers representing PBS stations and content providers. This year, the 2014 PBS Annual Meeting took place in San Francisco, CA from May 12 – 15, 2014 and offered a glimpse into the programming that is set to air on PBS.
Read more about the PBS Annual Meeting from National Minority Consortia Members:
NAPT Short Film Wins PBS Online Film Festival Viewer’s Choice
Posted By amcclure On May 11, 2012 @ 7:59 pm In Featured | No Comments
A People’s Choice award was given to the NAPT short film Horse You See, which gained the most votes in the first PBS Online Film Festival. The festival showcased twenty award-winning short films with a wide array of styles, perspectives and subject matter.
Visitors voted for their favorite film by “liking” it either on the Festival’s page on PBS.org or the PBS YouTube channel. The festival featured short films produced by a number of public broadcasting organizations including Independent Television Service (ITVS), POV and the National Minority Consortia (NMC)–Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC), National Black Programming Consortium (NPBC), Center for Asian American Media (CAAM), Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB) and Native American Public Telecommunications, Inc. (NAPT).
My Source Spots from the NMC
Posted By eric On May 5, 2010 @ 7:19 am In Featured | No Comments
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting  (CPB) supported the innovative My Source project and in spite of the many obstacles, the NMC has delivered a set of high quality promotional materials that will be used in stations across the country. All of the spots are available for viewing  along with the accompanying print advertisements . Transcripts  and lists of programs mentioned  in the spots help stations choose the testimonials most suited for their needs.
“For participating stations, it was an overall positive experience. It increased their knowledge of people of color in their coverage area, and introduced them to producers and directors in our communities.” – CAAM
“It was easy to find Ambassadors for the spots. We found that many people like and respect PBS and are willing to go on camera to talk about it. This was a great pilot program and we hope CPB will support the NMC’s efforts to bring diverse voices to the My Source initiative.” -PIC
“Stations are willing to find the necessary time and in-house resources to support our efforts, and to engage with independent Latina and Latino producers to produce the spots.” -LPB
“Locations are more dynamic than studios. In addition to being visually interesting, it puts the subject/talent more at ease and places their story in a context they can relate to.” -NBPC
“In Seattle, we choose to work with Tracy Rector (Seminole), an award winning documentary filmmaker. This is the first time she worked with a station (KCTS), and she learned a lot. We are now working on two other projects with KCTS.” -NAPT
P.O.V. Call for Entries 2010
Posted By Luis On April 28, 2009 @ 4:13 pm In Opportunities | No Comments
Whether you’ve got an idea to pitch, a promising rough cut to showcase, or a finished film, now is the time for you to submit your work to P.O.V.  for 2010 and beyond.
Submissions will be evaluated in four categories:
Standard: Finished films, or films that are at rough/fine cut stage. (Will be ready for broadcast in 2010)
Shorts: Finished films, or films that are at rough/fine cut stage AND whose final running time is 30 minutes or less. (Will be ready for broadcast in 2010)
Completion Funds: Films that are at assembly/rough/fine cut stage AND are seeking completion funds. (May not be ready for broadcast in 2010)
In-the-Works: Films at any stage, not ready for general submission, that a filmmaker would like to introduce to P.O.V.’s programming team for future consideration.
All films must be submitted through our online submission system, and the deadline for entries this year is Tuesday, June 30. Start by going to http://cfe.pov.org and follow the instructions to complete an entry form.
6-step guide to get you started with the process:
1. Add cfe[at]pov.org  to your email address book so that none of our correspondence to you is lost in a spam folder.
2. Make sure your browser will accept pop-up windows, and visit http://cfe.pov.org .
3. Click either of the two “Register” links (at the top and middle of the page) and complete the registration page.
4. Check your email for your registration confirmation. The confirmation email will usually arrive instantly, but may take up to 24 hours.
5. Click on the link within the confirmation email to activate your account. This is an obvious, but important step.
6. Once you’ve activated your account, log-in at http://cfe.pov.org  to complete your application. Enter your film’s title and click the button that says “Create New Call for Entries form.”
And that’s it! You’ve started a new entry, the rest of the form is pretty self-explanatory. Yance Ford, the P.O.V. Series Producer, has also written a great post about what P.O.V. looks for in a film  during the selection process.
Posted By admin On September 16, 2008 @ 9:19 pm In Uncategorized | 1 Comment
A seven part series on public television, UNNATURAL CAUSES is about people and communities creating better chances for health and well-being by improving access to resources. The wages we’re paid, the neighborhoods we live in, the schools we attend, our access to resources and even our tax policies are health issues every bit as critical as diet, smoking and exercise. More 
Article printed from National Minority Consortia: http://nmcmedia.org
URL to article: http://nmcmedia.org/blog/2008/09/unnatural-causes/
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 PBS Online Film Festival: http://www.pbs.org/filmfestival/home/
 Home is a Hotel: http://www.pbs.org/filmfestival/2016/home-hotel/
 Gold Star: http://www.pbs.org/filmfestival/2016/goldstar/
 Teachers: http://www.pbs.org/filmfestival/2016/teachers/
 Ma: http://www.pbs.org/filmfestival/2016/ma/
 The Medicine Game 2: 4 Brothers 1 Dream: http://www.pbs.org/filmfestival/2016/medicine-game-2-four-brothers-one-dream/
 pbs.org/filmfestival: http://www.pbs.org/filmfestival/coming-soon/
 #PBSolff: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23PBSolff&src=typd
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 www.pmcf.submittable.com/submit: http://www.pmcf.submittable.com/submit
 http://lpbp.org/2014-public-media-content-fund-guidelines/: http://lpbp.org/2014-public-media-content-fund-guidelines/
 http://lpbp.org/funding-faq/: http://lpbp.org/funding-faq/
 supported independent filmmakers: http://caamedia.org/for-mediamakers/funding/
 CAAMFest: http://caamfest.com/2016/
 CAAMFest 2016 here: http://caamedia.org/blog/2016/03/25/caamfest-2016-highlights-and-audience-awards/
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 National Minority Consortia: http://nmcmedia.org/
 Latino Public Broadcasting: http://lpbp.org/home.php
 The Center for Asian American Media: http://caamedia.org/
 Pacific Islanders in Communications: http://www.piccom.org/
 National Black Programming Consortium: http://blackpublicmedia.org/
 Vision Maker Media: http://www.visionmakermedia.org/
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 Check out the video clips presented to stations at the PBS Annual Meeting by the five National Minority Consortia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaUpzEls_d8
 Blog post by CAAM about the PBS Annual Meeting : http://caamedia.org/blog/2014/05/21/national-minority-consortia-films-coming-to-pbs/
 Blog post by LPB about the PBS Annual Meeting: http://lpbporg.ning.com/profiles/blogs/nmcatpnsannualmeeting
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 Corporation for Public Broadcasting: http://www.cpb.org
 spots are available for viewing: http://nmcmedia.org/nmc-videos/search/?vtags=MySource
 print advertisements: http://nmcmedia.org../projects/mysource/my-source-print-ads/
 Transcripts: http://nmcmedia.org/projects/mysource/transcripts/
 programs mentioned: http://nmcmedia.org../nmc-videos/search/?vtags=MySource
 P.O.V.: http://www.pbs.org/pov/
 cfe[at]pov.org: http://nmcmedia.orghttp://mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
 http://cfe.pov.org: http://cfe.pov.org
 great post about what P.O.V. looks for in a film: http://www.pbs.org/pov/blog/2007/12/what_does_pov_look_for_in_a_fi.html
 UNNATURAL CAUSES : http://www.unnaturalcauses.org/
 More: http://nmcmedia.org/projects/unnatural-causes/
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