Philadelphia Independent Media Fund Award Winner

So excited to announce that Expanding Sanctuary has been awarded the Philadelphia Independent Media Fund! With the grant, we’ve brought on Neyda Martinez as Consulring Producer and Priscilla Gonzalez Sainz as Consulting Editor! The Philadelphia Independent Media Fund awards grants to Philadelphia area independent media makers with digital video and audio projects in three areas: [...]

Teaching DIY Promotion Workshop

Staff from PhillyCAM (Léa van der Tak) and Scribe Video Center (me) will teach the DIY Promotion Workshop on Thursday, March 5 at 6:30 PM. This workshop intends to empower members with an established social media presence to organize neighborhood-based and community based events to promote their shows/programs. Topics covered include event prep, local venues, design tools, flyer distribution, social media marketing, community outreach, and follow-up. At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will leave with a toolkit of resources to support their DIY Promotion efforts.

Lenfest Next Generation Fund Award Winner

Lenfest has announced the second class of The Lenfest Next Generation Fund. The 25 NextGen award winners are Philadelphia-area professional and student journalists of color who will receive grants to attend the national professional development conference of their choice and receive related support from The Lenfest Institute for Journalism. READ MORE.  

IDA Magazine Editorial Fellow

IDA’s editorial fellows will participate in the Documentary magazine planning process and help bring a wider range of voices and perspectives to the publication’s coverage of the documentary field. Fellows receive an annual stipend to write articles for publication, participate in editorial meetings, attend mentorship sessions, and attend IDA’s Getting Real conference in September. READ [...]

Sundance Institute Press Inclusion Initiative Award Winner

For a second year, the Press Inclusion Initiative, our effort to cultivate a more representative press corps at the Sundance Film Festival, returns by providing top tier access to freelance critics from underrepresented communities. With returning support from partners Critical Minded, Netflix, Open Society Foundations, and Rotten Tomatoes, the initiative again additionally made available a [...]