Producers Institute for New Media Technologies

Past Producers Institutes: 2012 | 2011: Summer | 2011: NYC | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | THE STREAM

Call for entries update: The new media world is ever-changing for storytellers, and BAVC's creative producing programs are, too. We're in the process of reformulating our creative programs for independent producers to meet the most pressing needs of today's new media environment, and would like to hear from you. There will be no calls for entry for a 2013 Producers Institute for New Media Technologies this summer, but we will offer different programs in varying formats this fall and winter.  To express your interest in being considered for these programs, please let us know what project you're working on now and what your current needs and interests are. Those who fill out the form below will be first to learn when our calls for entry are available. Thanks for your interest, and for helping us be responsive to your needs. BAVC New Media Programs Interest Form >

pilogo.pngThe Producers Institute for New Media Technologies, launched by BAVC in 2007, is a week-long social impact laboratory that connects the world’s best social issue media makers and partner nonprofit organizations with leading technologists and mentors to develop transmedia tools and story assets to advance shared social change agendas.

The Producers Institute for New Media Technologies was launched in 2007 with funding from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and connects independent producers and their socially relevant content to emerging models of storytelling and distribution. Through the Institute, documentary production teams from across the US, Europe, and South America have come to BAVC to work with technologists, designers, storytellers, and programmers to develop new models of participatory media. Download the FREE Impact Playbook here >

Past mentors from leading technology companies, including Adobe, Apple, Google, Mobile Active, Phantom Compass, Pentura, Map Office and others, have worked in teams to design and develop working prototypes, which are presented to international funding and review panels at the end of the Institute.

Projects from past Institutes include: The Waiting Room - a multiplatform community engagement project uncovering the needs of underserved patients in the health care system; The Way We Get By - a politics-free web resource connecting US troops in need of support with families and civilians; and Question Bridge - a web portal and an interactive museum installation designed to facilitate a collaborative dialogue about racial identity.

For questions or more information, please contact Director of Independent Media Jen Gilomen at jennifer[at]bavc[dot]org.

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Above is a clip from AXS Map, the 2011 Producers Institute project by producer Jason daSilva.