Firelight Media hosted a live webinar about applying to our Documentary Lab for emerging nonfiction filmmakers of color. Hosted by Ximena Amescua, Artist Programs manager, and Antonia Thronton, Artist Programs coordinator, this event included an overview of the Documentary Lab, a review of program requirements and application instructions, and a Q&A with attendees. A closed-captioned recording of the event is now available below and via our YouTube page.
The Firelight Media Documentary Lab is an 18-month fellowship program that supports filmmakers in the United States from racially and ethnically underrepresented communities directing their first or second feature-length documentary film. The Documentary Lab provides filmmakers with a $25,000 grant toward their projects as well as customized mentorship from prominent leaders in the documentary world, professional development retreats, and networking opportunities.
Learn more about the Documentary Lab and the current open call for applications by visiting firelightmedia.tv/programs/documentary-lab. The application is open now through Monday, June 13.
Firelight Media co-presents a panel on disability justice at BlackStar Film Festival 2023, featuring Documentary Lab Fellow Set Hernandez Rongkilyo.
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