Produce Iowa – State Office of Media Production

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Mission: Program objectives include highlighting art and experimental films by underserved Iowa artists; elevating the process of filmmaking as an art form; recognizing the contributions of filmmaking to the economic and cultural vitality of Iowa; and sharing stories important to Iowans.

Location: Des Moines (50 miles from Grinnell College)

How to apply: Volunteers are coordinated and overseen by the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, Matthew Beyer, Museum Education & Engagement Coordinator.   Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs)

Contact: (515) 725-0044,


Operation information: Provides crew & support services and facilitates locations for filming, promotes filmmaking and professional development with college and university collaborations and interactive training workshops and webinars.  Curates and hosts the Executive Directors’ Film Festival Picks program, and produces “The Film Lounge,” a television series that showcases short, independent films by Iowa artists, produced by Iowa PBS in partnership with the Iowa Arts Council and Produce Iowa.

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