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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May 16, 2024
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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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April 17, 2024
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Photos: Firelight Media Documentary Lab Reception L.A.
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April 2, 2024
THE WEBBY AWARDS
Firelight Media Nominated for 3 Webby Awards
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April 1, 2024
REALSCREEN
Exclusive: Firelight Media opens call for 2024 Documentary Lab
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March 4, 2024
FRONTLINE PBS
A ‘Fractured’ System: FRONTLINE, WFAE & Firelight Media Investigate Long Waits for Mental Health Care by Defendants in North Carolina Deemed Too Sick to Stand Trial

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