As 2023 comes to a close, the team at Firelight Media is reflecting on a year of expanded artist and grant programs, renewed short film series, and a growing community of fellows, grantees, and alumni.
When Firelight Media was established over 20 years ago as a nonprofit organization supporting nonfiction filmmakers of color, we never could have dreamed that our flagship Documentary Lab Fellowship would grow to include more than 100 fellows and alumni and that it would be joined by several additional artist and grant programs that now comprise a network of more than 250 BIPOC filmmakers.
With the expansion of our community of alumni, fellows, and grantees comes a large number of annual broadcast and streaming premieres. This year, we are proud to count more than 45 original documentaries (and counting!) on our annual year-in-review list. See the updating list below, and be sure to stream these titles before the year’s end.
Congratulations to all of the filmmakers — we’re proud to have you as a part of the Firelight Family!