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.

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 emerging filmmakers of color; Groundwork Regional Lab, which supports filmmakers in the American South, Midwest, and U.S.-controlled Territories; and the William Greaves Fund for mid-career nonfiction filmmakers. Firelight Media also produces digital short film series.


OUR PROGRAMS

Firelight Media provides dynamic support at every step of the creative journey for filmmakers of color with our artist programs and grants.

IN THE PRESS

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May 13, 2022
Art21
Art21 Honors Stanley Nelson and Marcia Smith
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May 2, 2022
REALSCREEN
Firelight Media Opens the Call for Applicants for 2022 Documentary Lab
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March 31, 2022
FIRELIGHT MEDIA
Groundwork Regional Lab Updates: Virtual Winter Convenings and Upcoming Labs this Spring
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March 20, 2022
THE NEW YORKER
Stanley Nelson’s Lifetime of Documenting Black Experience
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March 17, 2022
REALSCREEN
Firelight Media Names Spark Fund Recipients
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March 2, 2022
REALSCREEN
Firelight, PBS, CAAM Select Eight Projects for Homegrown Initiative

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