- By Native News Online Staff
The Native American Media Alliance is accepting applications for the third annual Native American Virtual Animation Lab, to be held December 6-10, 2021.
The lab is an intensive workshop that develops Native American writers, filmmakers and artists with a current animation project, and is designed to offer new access for Native Americans interested in breaking into animation. It is an in-depth workshop for Native Americans with a script, treatment, animated film, original comic book, or other visual materials they want to develop into an animated series or feature film. Participants will workshop one animation project through one-on-one mentoring, group sessions and peer workshops. The lab concludes with an intensive pitching session for each participant.
The purpose of the lab is to further develop the skills of the writers and prepare them for employment in the industry.
The Native American Animation Lab was created in accordance with teh Native American Media Alliance mission to improve media portrayals of Native Americans and to increase the number of Native Americans employed in all facets of the media industry.
The Native American Animation Lab early deadline to apply is October 12th, 2021, regular deadline is October 19th, 2021 and late deadline October 26th, 2021. The lab is sponsored by Comcast NBCUniversal, Nickelodeon Animation, Crunchyroll and the Cherokee Nation Film Office. Native American artists interested in participating can visit www.nama.wmedia for more information and to apply.
More Stories Like ThisNative American High School Graduate Sues School District for Forceful Removal of Sacred Eagle Plume at Graduation
Little Priest Tribal College Awarded a National Science Foundation Grant
The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Donates $2.7 million to Sherman Indian High School for Career Pathways Program
New York Public Schools Banned from Using Native American Mascots
Harvard Kennedy School to Expand Work with Native Nations
Native News is free to read.
We hope you enjoyed the story you've just read. For the past dozen years, we’ve covered the most important news stories that are usually overlooked by other media. From the protests at Standing Rock and the rise of the American Indian Movement (AIM), to the ongoing epidemic of Murdered and Missing Indigenous People (MMIP) and the past-due reckoning related to assimilation, cultural genocide and Indian Boarding Schools.
Our news is free for everyone to read, but it is not free to produce. That’s why we’re asking you to make a donation to help support our efforts. Any contribution — big or small — helps. Most readers donate between $10 and $25 to help us cover the costs of salaries, travel and maintaining our digital platforms. If you’re in a position to do so, we ask you to consider making a recurring donation of $12 per month to join the Founder's Circle. All donations help us remain a force for change in Indian Country and tell the stories that are so often ignored, erased or overlooked.
Donate to Native News Online today and support independent Indigenous journalism. Thank you.