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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September 15, 2021
FRONTLINE
Firelight Media and FRONTLINE Announce 2021 Class of FRONTLINE/Firelight Investigative Journalism Fellows
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September 13, 2021
VARIETY
Stanley Nelson to Direct Documentary on Barrier-Breaking Golfer Charlie Sifford (EXCLUSIVE)
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September 6, 2021
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Filmmaker Everlane Moraes Reflects on the 2021 Flaherty Seminar
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August 30, 2021
FIRELIGHT MEDIA
An Evening with Doc Lab Alum Ashley O’Shay and the ‘Unapologetic’ Team
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August 10, 2021
PBS
CPB, PBS Award Firelight Media $5.5 Million to Diversify Public Media Content
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July 21, 2021
COLORLINES
Six Filmmakers Explore COVID’s Impact on BIPOC Communities in the South

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