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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January 18, 2022
PBS
PBS Makes Multi-Million Dollar Commitment to Advance the Work of Mid-Career, Diverse Creators
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December 14, 2021
THE CUT
Ignore Anyone Who Tells You to Wait Your Turn
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December 2, 2021
DEADLINE
Firelight Media Documentary Lab Names Its 2021 Fellows
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November 1, 2021
REALSCREEN
Firelight Media opens call for fund to support BIPOC filmmakers affected by COVID
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October 5, 2021
HYPERALLERGIC
Opportunities in October 2021
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October 5, 2021
CURRENT
NEH pandemic relief grants boost indie filmmakers

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Join us Friday, January 28 at 4pm ET for a special edition of our Beyond Resilience series at Sundance Film Festival: "Collaborating with Documentary Protagonists." RSVP to attend.

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