Producers Institute for New Media Technologies


 Call for entries: Producers Institute for New Media Technologiesis no longer accepting applications. 

The 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 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.

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.

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

For questions or more information, please contact Director of Independent Media Jason Jakaitis at jasonj[at]bavc[dot]org.


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