This is Firelight Media

Firelight Media is the premier destination for non-fiction cinema by and about communities of color. Firelight Media produces documentary films, supports filmmakers of color, and cultivates audiences for their work.

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Firelight Media is a non-profit organization that supports and develops non-fiction filmmakers of color.

Firelight Media’s programs include the flagship Documentary Lab, an 18-month fellowship that supports underrepresented filmmakers; Groundwork Regional Lab, which supports filmmakers in the American South, Midwest, and U.S. Territories; and the William Greaves Funds for mid-career nonfiction filmmakers. Firelight Media also produces documentary short film series.

IN THE PRESS

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June 11, 2024
REALSCREEN
Exclusive: PBS/Firelight William Greaves Production Fund cohort
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June 5, 2024
MEDIUM
Firelight Media Announces Open Call for the William Greaves Research & Development Fund
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May 24, 2024
CURRENT
Marcia Smith, president of Firelight Media, plans to step down
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May 21, 2024
THE TELLY AWARDS
Firelight Media and PBS American Masters’ ‘IN THE MAKING’ Wins 5 Telly Awards
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May 16, 2024
MEDIUM
Firelight Media-Supported Filmmakers at Tribeca Festival 2024
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April 25, 2024
INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY ASSOCIATION
Exclusive: PBS Indies Nominate Twelve 2024 Wyncote Fellows, Hosted by AmDoc at PBS Annual Meeting

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Applications for our William Greaves Funds for mid-career filmmakers are open now through July 8, 2024! Learn more.

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