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’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.
Firelight Media provides dynamic support at every step of the creative journey for filmmakers of color with our artist programs and grants.
Critically-acclaimed filmmakers and creators
Watch 'Homegrown: Future Visions,' a documentary short film series revealing the living histories, cultures, and future visions of communities of color in the Midwest. Stream now.