Amid the multiple, intersecting apocalypses of a worldwide pandemic, climate disaster, and racial and economic injustice, how do filmmakers of color sustain their careers and creative practices while also caring for themselves, their loved ones, and their communities?
Firelight Media presents a special edition of its Beyond Resilience series with the New Orleans Film Festival: Wellness and Sustainability for Artists at the End of the World, to bring together nonfiction filmmakers for a discussion about wellness and sustainability during unprecedented and possibly end-times. The discussion will include specific resources, strategies, and practices related to financial stability and self-care that these filmmakers have discovered or created to sustain themselves and their work.
Ani Mercedes, Impact Producer and Founder of Looky Looky Pictures, and alum of Firelight Media's Impact Producer fellowship
Julianna Brannum, documentary filmmaker and William Greaves Fund grantee
Byron Hurt, documentary filmmaker, Documentary Lab alum, and William Greaves Fund grantee
PJ Raval, documentary filmmaker, Documentary Lab alum, and FRONTLINE/Firelight Fellow
Angela Tucker, documentary filmmaker and William Greaves Fund grantee
The Beyond Resilience series is sponsored by Open Society Foundations. Beyond Resilience is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
To learn more about the 2021 New Orleans Film Festival, visit the festival website.
A panel discussion about co-creating documentary films with justice involved communities.
A Beyond Resilience roundtable featuring Muslim filmmakers on ethics & accountability in the documentary ecosystem.
Firelight Media hosted a special edition of the Beyond Resilience series at the Sundance Film Festival 2022.
Firelight Media hosted a virtual screening of Christine Turner’s documentary short film "Lynching Postcards: 'Token of a Great Day.'"
Join Firelight Media and New Orleans Film Festival for a special Beyond Resilience panel on wellness and sustainability for filmmakers.
Planning to apply for Firelight Media's Spark Fund? Join us for this technical workshop to get detailed instructions about how to apply.
Firelight Media and WORLD Channel present a free virtual screening of the new short film 'This Body,' directed by Zac Manuel as part of the Hindsight series.
A livestream Q&A with 'Death Is Our Business' filmmaker Jacqueline Olive and special guests on the one-year anniversary of its filming in New Orleans.