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Festivals
Without A Box
A great service for film makers looking to submit their films to festivals. They take care of all the paper work for you and save you money on the submission fees.
Website: www.withoutabox.com
Phone: 215.782.2000

Organizations
Independent Film/Video Art
Film Arts Foundation
145 Ninth Street, #101
San Francisco, CA 94103
Tel: 415/552-8760 
Fax: (415) 522-0882
FAF is the largest regional film/video membership organization in the country, providing essential services to film and videomakers of every style, genre and level of experience. Its programs include seminars, access to production and post-production equipment, exhibition, a monthly magazine, a resource and video library, consultation services, and a grants program for makers located in one of the ten Bay Area counties.

International Documentary Association
1201 West 5th Street, Suite M320
Los Angeles, CA 90017-1461
Tel: 213/534-3600
 Fax: 213/534-3610
The IDA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the documentary form, supporting documentary film and video makers, and increasing public appreciation and demand for nonfiction programs.

Sundance Institute
PO Box 3630
Salt Lake City, Utah 84110-3630
Tel: (801) 328-3456
Fax: (801) 575-5175
In 1981 Robert Redford gathered a group of colleagues to discuss new ways to enhance the artistic vitality of the American film. The result was the establishment of the Sundance Institute, a non-profit organization, dedicated to the support and development of emerging screenwriters and directors of vision, and to the national and international exhibition of new, independent dramatic and documentary films.

National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture
145 Ninth Street, Suite 250
San Francisco, CA 94103
Tel: 415/431-1391
 Fax: 415/431-1392
The National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture (NAMAC) is a nonprofit association comprised of diverse member organizations who are dedicated to the production, exhibition, distribution, and preservation of film, video, audio and online/multimedia arts. ItÍs mission is to: strengthen media arts organizations as an integral part of the community; facilitate the support of independent media artists form all cultural communities and regions; integrate media into all levels of education and advocate for media literacy as an educational goal promote humane uses of and individual access to current and future media technologies; and encourage media arts that are rooted in communities, as well those that are global in outlook.

Independent Feature Project
104 West 29th Street, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10001-5310
Tel: 212/465-8200 Fax: 212/465-8525
A resource for independent filmmakers, the IFP is a membership organization that provides educational services and support to its constituency. The IFP’s activities include: the annual Independent Feature Film Market; Filmmaker Magazine; From Script to Screen, and annual screenplay development conference; a monthly screening series to provide the public and distributors an opportunity to view films which are seeking theatrical distribution; and various seminars and workshops to encourage filmmakers in all aspects of production.

Independent Television Service
501 York Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
Tel: 415/356-8383
 Fax: 415/356-8391
Established in 1988 to energize public television, ITVS funds innovative proposals by independent producers by providing production, promotion, marketing, and distribution support.

Public Radio Field
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
401 9th Street NW
Washington, DC 20004-2129
Tel: (202) 879-9600 
Fax: (202) 879-9700
In 1967, the United States Congress created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). CPB created the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in 1969 and National Public Radio (NPR) in 1970. PBS and NPR produce and distribute national programs. CPB cultivates and funds these programs and seeks ways to use them to serve communities better. CPB develops public telecommunications services (radio, television and new media such as online programming), investing in nearly 1,000 local radio and television stations that reach virtually every household in the country. It’s the largest, single source for funding for public programming.

National Public Radio (NPR)
635 Massachusetts Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 2000
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Tel: 202/513-2000 
Fax: 202/513-3329
Founded in 1970, NPR is a nonprofit membership organization that is a leading producer of public radio programming in the United States. NPR has 490 member public radio stations nationwide, and also operates a national satellite program distribution system, with regional uplinks for public radio stations and other producers.

Public Radio International (PRI)
100 North Sixth Street, Suite 900A
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Tel: 612/338-5000
 Fax: 612/330-9222
Public Radio International (PRI) is a public radio network that acquires, develops, funds, and distributes public radio programming from station-based, independent and international producers. PRI Program Fund awards are made for program research, piloting, and production in fields of news and information, music and variety, with emphasis on developing new talents and program concepts, and on serving diverse audiences.

National Federation of Community Broadcasters
1970 Broadway, Suite 1000 
Oakland, CA 94612
Tel: 510/451-8200 
Fax: 510/451-8208
The National Federation of Community Broadcasters (NFCB) is a national membership organization of community-oriented, non-commercial radio stations. Large and small, rural and urban, eclectic or targeted toward specific communities, the member stations are distinguished by their commitment to localism and community participation and support.

National Endowment for the Humanities
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20506
Tel: 1-800-NEH-1121; (202) 606-8400
The NEH is a federal agency that supports learning in history, literature, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities. It funds research, education, museum exhibitions, documentaries, preservation, and activities throughout the country. The NEH supports media projects which engage the public in critical analysis and interpretation of humanities themes though television, film, and radio programming.

Public Television Field
Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
2100 Crystal Drive Arlington, VA 22202
Tel: (703) 739-5000 
Fax: (703) 739-0775
The Public Broadcasting Service, created and owned by the nation’s public television stations, exists to serve its Members with programming and services of the highest quality and the imaginative use of technology to advance education, culture and citizenship.

Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB)
401 9th Street NW
Washington, DC 20004-2129
Tel: 202/879-9600 
 Fax: 202/879-9700
In 1967, the United States Congress created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). CPB created the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in 1969 and National Public Radio (NPR) in 1970. PBS and NPR produce and distribute national programs. CPB cultivates and funds these programs and seeks ways to use them to serve communities better. CPB also develops public telecommunications services (radio, television and new media such as online programming), investing in nearly 1,000 local radio and television stations that reach virtually every household in the country. It’s the largest, single source for funding for public programming.

National Endowment for the Humanities
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20506
Tel: 1-800-NEH-1121; 202/606-8400
The NEH is a federal agency that supports learning in history, literature, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities. It funds research, education, museum exhibitions, documentaries, preservation, and activities throughout the country. The NEH supports media projects which engage the public in critical analysis and interpretation of humanities themes though television, film, and radio programming.

Center for Asian American Media
346 Ninth Street,Suite 350
San Francisco, CA 94103
Tel: 415/863-0814
 Fax: 415/863-7428
By providing opportunities to Asian Pacific American artists working in film, radio, video, and other electronic media, NAATA seeks to advance the ideal of the U.S. as a pluralistic society where diverse cultures and people are empowered and respected. NAATA aims to promote better understanding of the Asian Pacific American experience to the broadest audience possible.

Latino Public Broadcasting
6777 Hollywood Boulevard, Suite 512
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Tel: 323/466-7110 
Fax: 323/466-7521
Latino Public Broadcasting supports the development, production, acquisition and distribution of non-commercial educational and cultural television programming that is representative of Latino people, or addresses issues of particular interest to Latino Americans. These programs are produced for dissemination to public broadcasting stations and other public telecommunications entities. Funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, LPB’s mission is to provide a voice to the diverse Latino community throughout the United States.

Native American Public Telecommunications
P.O. Box 83111
Lincoln, NE 68501
Tel: 402/472-3522/800-571-6885 
Fax: (402) 472-8675
The NAPT offers grants for research, development, or completion of programs which bring a new perspective, quality and quantity of Native American productions to national audiences via public broadcasting.

Pacific Islanders in Communications
1221 Kapiolani Blvd. #6A-4
Honolulu, Hawai’i 96814
Tel: 808/591-0059
 Fax: 808/591-1114
Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC) is a national nonprofit media organization established primarily for the purpose of increasing national public broadcast television programming by and about indigenous Pacific Islanders. PIC promotes programming which fosters a deeper understanding of the values inherent in Pacific Island cultures and which enhance public recognition of and appreciation for Pacific Islanders; that is, the descendants of the first peoples of Hawai’i, Guam, the Northern Marianas Islands, American Samoa and other Pacific Islands.

National Black Programming Consortium
68 East 131st Street, 7th floor
New York, NY 10037
Tel: 212/234-8200
 Fax: 212/234-7032 http://www.nbpc.tv/

The NBPC is a national non-profit media arts organization dedicated to the presentation, funding, promotion and distribution of positive images of Black film and video. It houses one of the largest archive collections in the country and produces an international film/video competition and festival.

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