Join us for panels at the Getting Real Conference in L.A.

Firelight is proud to participate in this year's International Documentary Association's Getting Real Conference, the largest nonfiction gathering on the west coast.

We are co-sponsoring eight sessions that explore a range of issues - from reaching new audiences to supporting Palestinian filmmakers, and visioning the future of the documentary medium through our #DecolonizeDocs series. Look for us in L.A., at  Getting Real and join us for one of these sessions. 


Firelight Sponsored Sessions



A panel series presented by Firelight Media, A-Doc, and Brown Girls Doc Mafia

There is currently a battle for the identity of the United States. White supremacists are working overtime in all arenas to ensure a future that is based on division and exclusion. We believe documentaries can play a critical role in helping us understand who we were, who we are, and who we can become as a nation. In order for us to do this work, the documentary field must reckon with its colonial roots in order to chart a new path forward.

The Industry

The Filmmaker 

The Audience


Impact and Engagement

Making a Living at Making Change with Documentary

Not Your Grandmother's Historical Doc


Field Building 

Palestinian Filmmaker Panel

 A-Doc/BGDM/Firelight Convening 

Impact Producer Convening

Role of Documentary in the Public Sphere


Panels led by Firelight Doc Lab and Impact Producer Fellows


Case Study with the Filipino Production Team for Call Her Ganda 

Thriving Filmmaker Workshop





Angela McCrae